Our fave neighborhood restaurant has revamped their menu and elevated the flavor of their new #WoodFired dishes. In all honesty, it’s not often that our family of 6 goes out to eat. With my Step-daughter in town this Memorial weekend, we were in for a special treat at our local Applebee’s. We got to taste a few of their newest additions to their menu.
Their new certified USDA Choice Hand-Cut Wood Fired Steaks and Bone-In Pork Chops are hand-cut by trained meat cutters to ensure the highest quality and experience for their customers. With renovated kitchens, revamped menus and trained chefs, Applebee’s has raised the bar with the quality and flavor of their food without putting a bigger dent in a family’s budget.
“Our new wood-fired grill is the cornerstone of our elevated dining experience and we’re excited for our guests to come in and try our delicious new wood-fired steak options,” said Kevin Coughlin, director of operations, Applebee’s New Jersey. “Our chefs are newly trained to ensure the optimal cut and preparation of each and every one of our Hand-Cut Wood Fired Steak dinners.”
The Applebee’s new menu includes:
- 8 oz. and 6 oz. Hand-cut USDA Choice Top Sirloin Steaks
- Hand-cut Bone-in Pork Chops with Honey Apple Chutney
- Cedar-grilled Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze
- Grilled chicken breast
One of the main reasons why we have always loved Applebee’s, is for their affordable prices and family friendly atmosphere. After trying the new menu, my husband and I both agreed that everyone will now be getting more bang for their buck. While we did order some family favorites such as the boneless buffalo wings, spinach artichoke chips & dip, key lime chicken, chicken tenders with fries and churro smores for the kids. Our experience with the new #woodfired items surpassed our expectations.
A new appetizer on the menu that we had to try, Cheeseburger Egg rolls! One word…BOMB! Why hasn’t anyone invented this sooner? Each roll was cut in half, giving each of us 1 to taste and wanting more. But of course we had to save room for the main entrees.
My husband decided to get the dish we asked the waitress about when we walked in, the aroma and sound of the sizzling platter sold us before it even hit our palette. The Bourbon Street Steak with a side of roasted red potatoes and the best part was the marinated side of mushroom and onions that complimented the steak perfectly.
As for my entree, I was sold on the sound of Shrimp Parmesan Steak and it sure delivered on flavor and juiciness. Just as good as the main dish were the sides I selected, Crispy Bacon Potatoes with a dollop of sour cream and cheese and Garlicky Green Beans cooked with the perfect amount of crunch and garlic.
All in all, it felt like a fancy date night treat for us without the expensive price tag. Applebee’s has taken their menu to the next level with their new #woodfired dishes! Now to plan an actual date night so we can try the other items!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! ENTER BELOW THROUGH RAFFLECOPTER! BONUS ENTRIES ON IG TOO!
One lucky winner will win a dinner for two certificate to one of the following Applebee’s locations owned by Doherty Enterprises. (The breakout of all participating locations are included below which is 40 NJ locations and all 22 locations on Long Island)
The new menu items are available at Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia. In New Jersey, Applebee’s is located in Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, East Hanover, Edison, Flemington, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Northvale, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Toms River, Totowa, Union, Wall and Woodbridge. (NOTE: The Toms River Applebee’s at the Ocean County Mall does not have the wood-fired grills at this time, but will offer the new hand-cut menu items)
On Long Island, Applebee’s is located in Nassau County: Baldwin, Bellmore, Bethpage, Elmont, New Hyde Park, Rosedale, Valley Stream and Westbury and in Suffolk County: Bohemia, Brentwood, Commack, East Farmingdale, East Islip, Farmingville, Huntington, Lake Grove, Lindenhurst, Miller Place, North Babylon, Patchogue, Riverhead and Shirley.
Disclosure: My family and I were invited for a complimentary dinner to taste test the new items on the Applebee’s menu. This giveaway is also hosted by Applebee’s. All opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post.