Apparently it is in the heartland of Omaha. Omaha Steaks is focused on steak but their offerin
gs are not limited to just that!
With a simple tap of the finger we were able to order a complete dinner for 4 with next to no hassle.
The filet steaks are grain fed and perfectly marbled. Super tender and tasty. The texture was excellent and there was no need for steak sauce.
We found the recipe book helpful but not necessary. The prepared seasoning was a nice touch. To anyone who believes a steak house is heaven these naturally aged cuts of beef are your ambrosia. The order came with a bonus free 2 lbs ham. Perfectly smoked with no bone. It made for a nice extra at dinner and an even better breakfast the next morning.
It also would have made for a great grilled ham and cheese if it had lasted that long. Along with our steak selection (filet and top sir) we ordered two of the there highly recommended side dishes.
Stuffed potatoes and the vegetable medley.
The potatoes were baked in a conventional home oven for the recommended 40 min at 350F. The stuffed potatoes cooked up perfectly. They plated beautifully and the artful piping into the skin was a nice touch. The stuffed potatoes tasted amazing with a smooth creamy filling and a crispy tender skin.
It was just like having a professional chef in your home minus the cost. Only one minor deduction on the stuffed potatoes for having a handfuls of ingredients that I cannot pronounce and have NEVER seen in any home kitchen or restaurant kitchen in my life.
The Mixed Vegetables are another story… Two 7oz trays…
The appearance out of the packaging was lovely. A great assortment of color, cauliflower, carrots, sugar snap peas, and pepper strips in a seasoning of butter sauce. The flavor simply was not there. Brightly colored crayons would have made a better addition to the meal. Our guest politely pushed them around on their plates to make it look as though they had eaten more then they had. Finally we gave up and just declared the veggies a loss and relieved our friends from having to “enjoy” them.
We offer a possible 40 points for taste. All things Considered: The steaks being well worth the effort,the stuffed potatoes being delicious, and the veggies being a dead loss
We would give the TASTE: 36
The food was painless to order. The comprehensive website has an easy grab and go system. Checkout was a breeze. There is also a catalog and phone order option if you live in the Bermuda Triangle. Rush delivery is available or you can set a specific order date so that your food shows up when you dictate.
The food arrived carefully packaged in dry ice (a bonus for any science nerd). We have to note a deduction for the use of a Styrofoam shipping box. There just has to be a better way.
From a safe food handling perspective everything was Arctic Circle frozen packed carefully in dry ice. Make sure you allow for defrost time it could make or break your meal.
We offer 20 point for shipping:
All things considered 17
The cooking of the food was painless. The instructions were easy to follow. There were next to no dishes and the seasoning spice that was included for the steak was great. Actually salt and pepper to taste would have been plenty.
We Offer 20 points for Preparation: An Easy Win for Omaha 20 Points!
Quality and Value:
Omaha Steaks started in 1917. Their current company motto is “You won’t find a finer steak anywhere” boasting “natural aging”and “expert steak cutters.”
We here at BoxDinners.com would agree. I may not be ready to rethink all of my meat ordering at this point but I would totally turn to Omaha for a special occasion. Especially if I want food preparation to be painless!
We could have used less preservatives and flavor enhancers in the possessed food, i.e. the stuffed potatoes. Next time, no vegetable medley as they were sad, sad vegetables.
Side bar: The package came with a few cards or “conversation starters.” They were hilarious and not a bad touch to a dinner party package.
We offer 20 points for Quality and Value: We would give 17 points
90 points for Omaha Steaks!We here at box dinners can HIGHLY recommend this great company to you! We will definitely be revisiting this company in the future because they have a wealth of items to offer.
We also hope they will reconsider the Styrofoam shipping box and, perhaps, simplifying their ingredient list on the prepared items.
Take the opportunity to enjoy what Omaha Steaks has to offer and let use know what you think!