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About Famous Steakhouse

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT | BEST STEAK | BEST FINE DINING | BEST CHEESEBURGER (LUNCH) - Colorado Springs Independent & Colorado Springs Gazette

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.

31 N Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Kiowa

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 227-7333

Website:
http://thefamoussteakhouse.net/

Entertainment:
Live piano Tuesday through Saturday nights.

Parking Details:
PARKING ONLY $1 after 2pm IN THE GARAGE 1/2 BLOCK EAST ON KIOWA.

Executive Chef:
Brian Sack

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter and Mothers' Day brunches.
Special menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Famous Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Live Music (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Healthy (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

I cannot say that I would recommend the Famous to any family or friend due to a few factors. The steak we ordered was over cooked with no flavor and was dry. The mashed potatoes were watery, as if they were box potatoes. The green beans with bacon were so salty that we couldn’t eat them. It was by far the worst birthday dinner I have had and it was expensive for what we got or lack there of. Just wouldn’t recommend this restaurant, McKenzie’s is better.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

superb wait staff, the best cheff in all co. steaks never disappoint and the personal rsonal touches...i heard several guests hoping fir a moment with the cheff...brian...and two came just because he is the best in the city....and d

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing!!! This is the best steak I've ever had ever!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The and service were excellent and the had a great wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went to The Famous for a special occasion, a birthday. Most everything was top notch, our waitress was excellent. There was one exception that ruined our dining experience. That is, our Ribeye steaks were of an obvious low quality grade of beef. Mine was so tough that my jaw was sore by the time I was finished. Sending them back for another steak from the same rack was not an option & it would have put a damper on our birthday festivities. So, I let the waitress know & she said that she would advise the chef. That's OK, it was the end of the meal & it was all I had expected from her. What I had expected from the restaurant was this: When I go to a steakhouse & spend about $500 for a party of four, I expect prime beef. Enough said, I won't be back....

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The beef is second to none. Just the best place in town for a steak.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The steaks were prepared to our liking. I thought the food was very pricey for being a la carte. The music was loud for talking.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Famous never disappoints! My wife and I have been eating there almost weekly for the past ten years.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic food and great service makes a spectacular dining experience

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing Oysters Rockafeller--the best. Great steak. Terrific service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were seated in a booth in the bar which ended up being a lot quieter than the other tables. We prefer this since it is easier to talk and this restaurant can get quite noisy. Martinis and food was excellent! Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Poor service. I received a wedge salad that was drowned in dressing. After a few bites I felt I couldn't eat it. The waiter didn't return to ask how our food was and when we did see him again it was to bring out entree. I told him about the salad and he offered to bring another wedge that I could eat with the dressing that was already on my plate. I declined that stupid offer. We made the reservation to celebrate my birthday and told them upon making the reservation. Nothing was acknowledged. We ordered a dessert to share along with coffee but still no mention of my birthday. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was very good the steaks are always good the side dishes are not well prepared and lack flavor. The deserts are better than average. I have been here several times and the side dishes are very bland to say the least. The staff is always pleasant and well trained.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was fine. Service is terrible. It took an hour to order entrees. Waiter thinks he is a celebrity. The Springs doesn't have much in the way of better dining so The Famous survives. Do yourself a favor and skip this pretender.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Famous is always a "go-to" for a business lunch. Their food is consistently good, the service is always great and you usually see other people you know there. LOVE the crab, avocado salad and their Caesar salad. And, I rarely eat carbs but I eat their bread!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They were super packed but it didn't affect our service, food and our great evening

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were celebrating our Anniversary and we weren't sure where we wanted to eat. Googled great restaurants and this came up! Knew it would be pricey, but hey, It was our anniversary! The food was Delicious! We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The Famous is pretty consistent and the steaks are always excellent. The grouper was a little too salty but good nonetheless. Michelle did a great job of waiting on us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Celebrated an 85th Birthday at lunch. Six ladies all thoroughly enjoyed the gathering. Food variety and price was very competitive. Thank you Famous Friends.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice restaurant in Downtown COS. Our server Ramsey was exceptional! The hostess was amazing as well, even stopping by our table and asking how our dinner was. Our food was a mixed bag unfortunately. Manager seemed scattered and rushed from table to table, ping pong stops, but never visited our table. $300 tab for 2 people should have warranted a visit. He was working, but did not make us feel welcome or a guest in "his" house. Piano music was an amazing touch. Lighting could have been lower and candles on the tables are a missed opportunity. Overall, Ramsey made this a 5 star dining occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous steaks! The steaks are huge so either split one or get a doggie bag. Wonderful Caesar salad dressing too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

All three of us had the ribeye and got sick. Salads are extremely small for the price. The drinks and service were great though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a terrific meal there with our son over Family and Friends Weekend. I wasn’t in the mood for beef that night, so I had the grouper which was terrific and perfectly prepared. Our son had the Strip Steak and my wife enjoyed a mix of appetizers. The bar made a great martini, too. Service was excellent. I would rate it as a five-star restaurant. Only downside was the price of entrees and sides, which was fairly steep. Still, I guess you get what you pay for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and great service in an authentic retro-style steak house atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The Famous is the perfect location for lunch or dinner. It's my first choice for business lunches.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always great food and cocktails. Noise level was really loud for some reason and we could not hear the server hardly.

I always order the ribeye and it never disappoints.

We will be back again but maybe on a weeknight when it's a little more quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The steaks left A LOT to be desired. Huge portions...very little flavor (actually a gamey metallic taste..??)...not served very hot. I'd go back for the drinks, service and atmosphere...would not order a steak.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love the Famous! For more than a decade, a great spot on a Thursday night to enjoy dinner and live piano music.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Without question, the best steak house in the city!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had the bone in rib eye. One of the best places to get a steak in the country.
An added bonus is that on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, they have a live pianist who is fantastic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Traditionally one of my favorite spots in town, but the service was off (from the waiter and the kitchen - which took a long time, for drinks, for appetizers, meal, to get the check). The food was still very good. For the price, you expect premium service, and it has been usually that way in the past.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our evening was fantastic! We were there on vacation with cousins the food was incredible and Kat our server was exceptional!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and i had such a good time at The Famous Steakhouse. The food was amazing, the portions were large and the drinks were delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Hard week survived

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and wine with great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Any trip to Colorado Springs requires a stop at this gem!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The noise was a little overwhelming. The poor piano player could never be heard. If you are expecting a quite, romantic date, this isn't the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food. Very much enjoyed my dining experience with the exception of being seated in between two large dining parties and having the piano player going at the same time. At times I felt like my head was going to explode from all of the noise. I still enjoy coming to the famous and will continue to recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Tags: Casual, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The Food was fabulous. The carpaccio listed as an appetizer had an excellent flavor and the presentation was perfect. The steaks ordered that evening had an excellent flavor and were cooked to the exact temperature requested. The seating arrangement makes dining seem private and personal.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The steak was delicious probably the best I've had. Waitress was ok but she didn't write anything we ordered down so of course she forgot a plate. But someone who I'm guessing was the manager/boss fixed it for us which we appreciated.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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