Restaurant: Tony Roma | Link[Updated 30/7/14 - Closed] Location: 121-123 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Cuisine: American Rating: 6/10 – the meat was dry but serving was generous.
We went to Tony Roma’s for Mother’s Day because my mum was
craving for their ribs. We arrived 15 minutes early but we were given a seat
straight away. For entrée, we order the Tony Roma’s sampler which is a trio of
appetizers with 2 Chicken wings and a drumstick, Spinach Artichoke Dip,
flatbreads and Half Onion Loaf matched with Bleu cheese dressing, salsa, sour
cream and BBQ dipping sauce ($29.15).
I must admit, I have a soft spot when it comes to onion
rings, I LOVE onions rings! The onion rings were presented as a round loaf,
they were lightly battered so we could indulge in them without feeling too
guilty. This was the best dish of the meal. The chicken drumstick and wings
were flavoursome on the outside but dry inside. My sister and I have secret
love for blue cheese, unfortunately Tony Roma’s bleu cheese sauce does not
taste anything like blue cheese! The Spinach Artichoke Dip was so runny, we
just ate the spinach with a fork. The salsa sauce was the best out of all the
Then for mains, we ordered full original slab of baby ribs ($43.90)
and salmon piccata ($38.40). The ribs, having to be famous, I was expecting it
to be tender and moist. I guess having high expectations sometimes is a bad
thing because I was so disappointed and had to ask for more barbeque sauce to
make the meat less dry! Having to cook ribs before, mine was a lot more tender
than Tony Roma’s, definitely have to make it again for the girls :) For the sides, we had
coleslaw and corn, they were average tasting.
My sister had salmon, which was dry as well, and again, the
salmon we cook at home is so much better, perhaps it’s because we usually get
them from fresh from the Fish Markets! The carrots were sweet as well as cute
though. Throughout the meal, I had to ask 3 times for a glass of hot water and
finally after 20 minutes, it arrived.
We had a coupon from the Entertainment book so we had 10%
off our bill. I would recommend this place to meat lovers because there’s all
you can eat ribs for $39.90(pork riblets), $49.90(Lamb ribs) and $59.90(beef
ribs). And of course, order the onion loaf as an entrée! Oh,
do NOT go here on a first date eating ribs because there’s a high chance that
sauce will somehow end up on your face because when I got home and wash my
face, there were faint sauce smears near my mouth.