Famous Steakhouse
Famous Steakhouse

Famous Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thefamoussteakhouse.net/
  • Phone: 7192277333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday:4:00pm -10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm -12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brian Sack
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live piano Tuesday through Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: Easter and Mothers' Day brunches.
    Special menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kiowa
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: PARKING ONLY $1 after 2pm IN THE GARAGE 1/2 BLOCK EAST ON KIOWA.
A word from Famous Steakhouse
BEST STEAK - Colorado Springs Gazette
BEST STEAKHOUSE - BEST FINE DINING - Colorado Springs Independent
BEST CHEESEBURGER (LUNCH) - Colorado Springs Independent

Colorado Springs’ finest upscale steak house and lounge located in the center of downtown. Dine in an elegant and classic steak house environment. Award winning prime steaks, fresh seafood, premium wines and piano bar provide a provocative mix of atmosphere and entertainment. Featuring 30+ Colorado spirits and wines as well as local craft brews.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Famous Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)fit for foodies (15)romantic (13)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (10)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • The famous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were greeted by the desk person...no mention of it being our 30 th anniversary which I had included in the reservation I was disappointed with the noise level...very busy place for a Monday night. The food was good and so was the service but I don't think we'd come back. We went to the bonefish grille for a birthday event and they went all out...manager came by and said hello, small box of really nice chocolates given as gift...for the price of the meal at The Famous, I expected more. But I think the bonefish will be our place of choice going forward
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening
    TexmexVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great lamb! Collasal and perfectly cooked shrimp cocktail. Stay away from bland tuna tartare .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with grandson
    Archie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Recently I had the opportunity to dine with my teenage grandson. I chose The Famous and it was a wonderful choice. The waiter was very attentive but not annoying. The steaks were exceptional and cooked properly. The live music was noticeable but not overbearing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Luv2explore
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Waiter recommended trying the seared pork belly. Was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beat!
    gortwood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place has steaks better than Shanahan's or Del Fresco. The food is marvelous; the service is great; and the prices are reasonable for the quality. It really can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance
    chuck
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Far too noisy and very stuffy air. Food was ok but pricey. I think there are far better places that offer a better setting and a better value.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring Your Ear Plugs
    worldtravelagendaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner was good but the restaurant was WAY too loud; man singing and playing piano. From the moment we walked in the door felt like I was at a concert. I couldn't even hear my parents across the table. As a result everyone in the restaurant is shouting at each other which really brings the volume up. The food was good although I felt my filet was a little over cooked; asked for medium rare, it was pink, yet tender seemed more like a roast flavor vs grilled steak. The smallest steak they have is 10 oz. and I normally eat 6 oz. Due to the noise level I would never return to this restaurant. Plus the quality of the food didn't match up to the price. I've had fabulous meals for a similar price at other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Eats
    WashParkFoodie303VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Famous is the restaurant I go to when I come back to Colorado Springs. The Chicago style steaks pack a punch for any heavyweight eater; the marbling is perfect and the steaks are full of flavor. When it comes to the sides you better bring your appetite. Bake potatoes the size of your head, onion rings in a bowl meant for a family salad and mushrooms by the pound. If you can handle it, get a dessert. I had to share mine, but it was well worth it. If your downtown, pass the other steakhouse with a green sign and go directly to then Famous. Bring your appetite, you will need it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • famous steaks
    Luvafullbelly
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had heard a lot about this restaurant and I was excited to try it. I enjoyed the food but was disapointed with the excessive amount of salt and the pricing. It seems if you are spending 38 dollars on an entree it should knock your socks off and I have to say it didn't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Anniversary Dinner
    Steak4lovers
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Found the restaurant through print adds. Checked out menu and reviews on your website. Our expectations were exceeded. Now looking forward to a visit for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Noisy on a Saturday night, but the steak is hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice For A Longer Lunch
    Maximillian00VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A steakhouse is usually not a great idea if you need lunch in a hurry. We were not in a hurry so the wait time was not a problem. The steaks were cooked right the first time, but lacked much in the way of flavor. We both had the NY Strip and they just weren't very well seasoned. They were good quality, but I had to add salt for some flavor. We also had the shrimp cocktail which was very good. I have eaten here for dinner once before and would recommend that option if you want more than the limited lunch menu. Service was ok but did not stand out. The server did apologize several times for how long things took to prepare which actually made us feel like it was taking longer than it would have seemed had she not been so apologetic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner @ Famous Steakhouse
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I sat in a cozy booth on the bar side of the restaurant where I could enjoy the view of the entire place & could also see outside. Service was excellent! The steak was wonderfully seasoned & grilled. The onion rings were some of the most delicious I've ever tasted. I wasn't a fan of the hash browns, which were formed in the shape of an inverted cup. They didn't have the customary texture/flavor I like. The dressing served with the spinach salad was a Dijon mustard base & I prefer a sweeter dressing. Server was accommodating & allowed me to order half portions of side dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night out
    retiredstm
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Busy place on weekend nights. Reservation through open table was honored perfectly and no wait. Table comfortable and adequate room for even the husky member of the party. Greeted quickly and friendly. Service is as fast or slow as you want it. Food??? Everything from Pork belly to crab cake superb. Main course was why we were there. Had three different steaks (not each) and all were perfectly prepared and flavor was outstanding. Desserts were also excellent with the crème brule the winner. Excellent wine list. Only thing that was the least bit annoying is the noise level but high ceilings and the Piano make sound suppression a challenge. Overall 4 7/8 stars (noise only detractor at -1/8). Food and wine and service 5 stars!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    WineNDine
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great food, exceptional service, and wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Recently took a group of seven from Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA. Everyone was very impressed with the food as well as service. It's fantastic to have a quality steak restaurant here in town that serves upscale food and drinks! Thank you for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Famous Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Steak was over cooked
    ruined
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The steak the one thing they are suppose to know how to do they over cooked all 5 of them in our group. The oyster Rockefeller was great, shrimp cocktail was awesome. But steak ruined! !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    Paulito
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    While a bit expense the food is consistently good and the atmosphere is what you would want for a steakhouse
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUCK!
    HelenaandBen
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Arrived at the establishment for a special dinner The good - the ambience was pleasant and the wait staff was accommodating. The BAD! - ugh! the appetizer was tuff and greasy , one of the main courses; Chicken Oscar was a tasteless over cooked and combination of what seemed to be a prepackaged sauce with no seasoning The other was Salmon slightly more palatable but WAY to much salt and did they really need to smother it with additional oil...ughhhhh!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Famous and rightfully so...
    gsquared
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    In an area full of good steakhouses, Famous more than holds its own. The menu is basically steaks with a few alternatives scattered in. Appetizers are good ( try the crab cakes) and selection is broad enough, but not overwhelming. There are wines o'plenty across all prices ranges. The interior is wood and on the dark "Old Colorado" side. It is loud and conversation is difficult. The service was average. Initially we couldn't get the guy to give us a minute, then during the courses, he vanished for extended periods. He was pleasant enough and his recommendations meal and wine wise were on point. We all agreed we'd go again but would attempt to get a table off to the side where conversation would be a little easier.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Loved this place. Excellent service, food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent food, especially
    Gumpy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Always excellent food, especially beef, and great service. No better steak in Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, staff & decor
    Jess
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. The food was exceptionally good -- fresh, sweet Washington oysters with fresh grated horseradish, wedge salad with blue cheese, tender and tasty filets, sauteed fresh spinach, and a yummy complementary chocolate cake with candle, which was most thoughtful. The staff was personable and attentive and yet not intrusive. The decor is "classic club" with tufted leather, comfortable, semi-circle benches defining the booths, a few tables and chairs, and a long, classic bar area. The restaurant has a feeling of intimacy and warmth, characteristic of some high-end, big-city restaurants. Only negative was that the room was loud with the blended, resonating voices of other diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! Great music! Great even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a handful of times and have never been disappointed. Everything from the bread to the dessert is spectacular. Price is comparable to any other steakhouse you will find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    Panama1996
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Loud, overpriced, and poor food quality. I ordered mashed potatoes with my steak, and I swear the potatoes were instant straight out of the box.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everyone told me how great the steak was but I had no clue it would be that good. They always say a good steak has no need for steak sauce and that is certainly the case at the Famous. It is a bit pricey, but if you're just going out for a special occasion and crave steak...this is the place. Our waiter was great, the staff was prompt and overall experience was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Bigd13
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I took my wife to The Famous for our Valentines Dinner. It was our 1st time there. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch! My only other comment is that the ambience was much louder then we anticipated. I assumed it was on the quieter level such as The Pepper Tree. I also thought the dress code would be more semi-business attire. I saw people in jeans and sneakers. Regardless, it will still be an option to eat there for future events. i just hope it isn't as loud.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was incredible I love dining at this place. The food is excellent. Sometimes there's live music played which is very soothing . The wine list is to die for. Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always the best in the city.
    ChaoVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We go here about once every couple of months for a romantic date night. They have a nice selection of wines and the food is consistently good. We usually spend about $85.00-$100 per person but we think it is worth it. IMHO this is the best restaurant in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK, but not that 'famous"
    Gittsov
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I had steak with blue cheese and didn't like combination that much. Service was very good. Not exceptionally memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not high quality
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This is supposed to be a high end steakhouse and should have a good piece of salmon. But the salmon was a very small portion, slightly "old" and tasted soft, and farm raised. Certainly not worth going back for. The salmon and one glass of house white wine was $50.00 before the gratuity. For that price the dish should have wowed, but it certainly did not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Silly good meal. Everything
    Pg13
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Silly good meal. Everything was very tasty. First time out to eat since having the baby a month ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, not great.
    Elliesma
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was good, not great. The steak was fine. We had the ribeye and it was ok. We are steakhouse regulars and I was shocked to see the outrageous dessert prices - $17 for cheesecake, really? We are from NYC and they don't even those charge that for dessert in NY steakhouses.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Famous Never Disappoints
    NightontheTown
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We don't make it out to the Famous as much as we like, but everything is always dependable. The food, the service, top notch. Being in the holiday season, the restaurant was swamped, but still running smooth as silk. Kudos and thanks for a great night out for my partners 50th birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT fillet
    selectivediner
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    While the bar noise was a bit loud this time, it's close to Christmas so possibly that added to the festive mood. The good is soo good and the service impeccable. No one rushed us and we had time to truly enjoy our meal. Best steaks in Colorado Springs. Especially good for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a fantastic meal, special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We had a fantastic meal, special occasion with friends. Our service was friendly and prompt. Will see us again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall experience
    PKML
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Host was not aware of special need request on Open Table and between him and manager presented a bit of an uncomfortable entrance into the dining experience. It was clear on Open Table what the simple need was. Three separate times servers dropped and broke dishes close to our table. Bottle of wine was not presented until mid-meal. Overall service seems to have declined. Prices appear to be a bit over the top compared to comparable restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    we eat at the Famous on occasion, and the food and service is always wonderful. Steaks are cooked perfect every time, juicy and tender and if you do not try the mashed potatoes your doing yourself an injustice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45th
    BamBam
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Specifically acknowledged anniversary w/complimentary dessert to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    CKRose
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. The customer service was top notch. Our server was knowledgable, very helpful with menu selection, and was very professional. Deffinately a place we would return to,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.