The courteous staff of the Penang outlet of TGI Friday's serve succulent steaks with a cheery attitude that makes you feel very welcome.
Having an efficient chef who cooks good food is great but timing of the delivery is also an important factor for all restaurant customers.
The service staff are all very courteous and polite in TGI Friday's but I do see room for improvement. The staff deliver the food to the table too quickly, I was still eating the soup when the Queso Fondido arrived and the Mac and Cheese and Steak also arrived too quickly while I was still eating an earlier course.
The seasonal vegetables were a mere distraction to the meat eating although they were cooked well and did add some nutritional balance to the meal.
This was an Australian 10oz seared and chargrilled grain fed steak that had been bestowed with a tenderness that left me chewing effortlessly on the lean succulent meat.
I ordered the Tennessee Steak 'well done' and this was a very good steak indeed, it was doused in TGI's superb Tennessee Sauce that has a rich sweet taste that compliments the steak very well.
Now onto the main event and the rationale behind every red blooded males carnivorous desire to visit a restaurant like TGI Fridays; Steak.
Queso Fondido is an extremely rich melted monterey jack cheese dish that is begging to be scooped up with tasty Corn Tortilla Chips.
The Fried Mac and Cheese was a tasty starter with macaroni pasta and melted cheese all golden fried to combine a texture and taste sensation to guarantee you will want more.
The House Salad was basic but it was eat all you like. I opted for a small dish with some Balsamic Vinegar and 1,000 island dressing because I had also ordered two starters.
The Chicken Soup had quite an acceptable taste for a house soup, there was shredded onion, carrot, potato and chicken that served well by whetting my appetite for my eagerly anticipated Tennessee Steak.
Fried Mac and Cheese - RM14.90
Queso Fondido - RM16.50
Tennessee Steak - RM56.90
I already had a look at the menu online so I had a good idea what to order but on arrival my famished belly was happy to hear there was a special offer available; For every main order a free house soup and salad was on offer for the hungry diner.
This TGI Friday's outlet is very large and the shopaholics roaming Queensbay Mall are tempted to enter this restaurant courtesy of the open design where large steaks can be seen served to their hungry customers.
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TGI Friday's proved a good steak restaurant choice in satisfying my carnivorous desires to chew effortlessly through a tender and succulent Steak complimented superbly by a rich and sweet Tennessee sauce.
With my wife away on a business trip I was left to fend for myself so with a hungry belly and a carnivorous desire for red meat I headed down to the only TGI Friday's in Penang located inside Queensbay Mall.
Satisfying My Carnivorous Desires At TGI Friday's Restaurant In Penang
TGI Friday's Penang
The courteous staff of the Penang outlet of TGI Friday's serve succulent steaks with a cheery attitude that makes you feel very welcome
TGI Friday's proved a good steak restaurant choice in satisfying my carnivorous desires to chew effortlessly through a tender and succulent Steak complimented superbly by a rich and sweet Tennessee sauce
Written by: Michael Joseph
TGI Fridays Penang
Date published: 16/08/2011
TGI Friday's Restaurant Penang Star Rating
GF-131-139 Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas,
- Phone: +604-641-3363
GPS Latitude - 5.334787 - GPS Longitude - 100.306739
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.00am - 12.00am - Fri-Sat 11.00am - 01.00am
Earl Grey Tea with Tangerine - RM7.50
10% Service Charge - RM9.60
This offer was available after 6pm and for August 2011 only.
If sharing keep an eye on your partner as the selfish gene is likely to kick in and they want it all to themselves; Luckily I was dining alone.
Never mind the waistline it's the taste that counts!
Add in the furnishing of Crispy Beef Bacon, Jalopeno Peppers, Onions and Pico De Gallo and after one taste your diet will be a thing of the past.
One criticism I did have was the mashed potato was a little bit too salty, but the great steak completely overshadowed any negative thoughts trying to enter my consciousness.
TGI Friday's Useful Information
Cuisine/Theme: Western Steakhouse
Directions: Ground floor of Queensbay Mall
Halal: No, but meat is sourced from Halal certified supplier
Accept Reservations: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes, menu can be customised to suit
Wheelchair Friendly: Yes
Accept Credit Cards: Yes
Allow Smoking: Yes, in designated areas
Take Away Food Available: Yes
Parking: Plentiful parking available in Queensbay Mall car park
Party/Events: Yes, contact management to arrange