Prime price for a non prime steak!. I looked at all the reviews before making a reservation and thought some of the negative reviews had to do more with price than the quality of the steak. Let's make this perfectly clear for anyone searching for quality beef first, price and service second. There is a reason you do not see Prime in the name of the restaurant. While this Steakhouse may have received many positve reviews, take it from my experience this is select or choice beef. It is certainly not Prime. The price however is Prime. I have without question had better steaks grilled on my home grill and consistently have gotten better steaks at Outback. If I am going to pay $44.00 for a Porterhouse, their 'Signature' steak, I expect a Prime steak. I did pay $48.00 for a New York Strip at Mortons in St. Louis a month before Vegas and you know are definitely getting a Prime steak at Mortons. I elected this restaurant to avoid the national chain steakhouses. I would recommend the reliable Ruths Chris, Del Friscos or Mortons chain restaurants or look for Prime in the name of the restaurant. Rest assured I will never make the mistake of going to "The Steakhouse' ever again. Cannot express the disappointment of the steak! Grissle, tough...................... aggravates me to even think about it. Do yourself a favor and don't go here unless service is all you care about. Service was excellent.
Not a good value. I read the online reviews and decided on the Circus Circus Steakhouse because the reviews stated the steak is good and the prices are reasonable. I was surprised to see prices of ~ $40 per item. It was a bit more than what I was looking to pay but hung in there expecting quality steaks. I got the Porterhouse and my wife got the NY Strip. The steaks were served with rice and veggies. I thought the steaks were overcooked and overall the steaks were not that soft or juicy. The quality is better than that at a place like Outback but well short of my expectations especially at the price. I've cooked steaks on my grill that were far better.
Great experience 3/4 of the times. Circus Circus Steakhouse is not what one would expect when you think of Circus Circus Hotel. My wife and I have ate here four times, with only one time not being as good as we hoped. The NY Strip and Rib eye have both been very good, and prices are quite reasonable considering the other alternatives. The cooking area is located in the center of the restaurant with glass partitions all the way around it so you can watch the chefs in action. The dining area is moderately lit which makes a fairly romantic experience. Each time we have ate here it has been busy, and we had reservations. We have not encountered a problem with over abundance of kids that seems to be the norm for the rest of Circus Circus hotel. Overall, this has become of our choices places to go to when we visit Vegas.
A dying breed of steakhouse, won its last award in the last century. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus was very crowded when I dined there on 12/27/07. In spite of it being just after Christmas, Las Vegas was very crowded this year, and Circus Circus was filled with families, which means lots and lots of children running around. This is (or should be) atypical from what you expect to see in Vegas, but it seems like too many people still buy in to the failed "family friendly" Vegas ad campaign of years past. Regardless, The Steakhouse couldnt give me a dinner reservation until 9:30 p.m., but they did seat me promptly then, and the place was packed until we left. Its decor, which includes dark wood and dark green walls, tries to give the impression of an old school steakhouse, but I found it dated and in great need of a makeover. That is probably the snob in me talking, who prefers the dark wood decor at Smith & Wollensky or Del Frisco's much better. Frankly, for its audience, many of whom are probably guests at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, the decor is more than acceptable. The menu at The Steakhouse is traditional, with soup and/or salads, basic cuts of beef, and several dessert selections. My two guests and I all opted for steak entrees, choosing the porterhouse, the filet and the ribeye. None of them were properly cooked - two were underdone and one was overdone. A complaint to the waiter resulted in him removing one of the entrees from our bill. Even if they had been cooked correctly, they still only tasted fair. Our salads were plentiful in quantity, but the blue cheese dressing tasted heavy on the mayo, resulting in one of my guests getting sick at 4 a.m. The desserts were both hearty and tasty, and you would be safe to try anything chocolate. For the price, The Steakhouse is a good value, as any other traditional steakhouse in Las Vegas will be more expensive. But if you are wanting really high quality food, or not wanting to have to walk through a busy playground to get to your restaurant, go somewhere else.
Decent. The service here is very good and very welcoming, my partner and I shared the king crab legs as a starter, and they were nothing short of fantastic. We both had steaks and both felt the steaks were a little *too* smokey, we ordered them on the rare side of medium rare. They were a little too charcoal on the outside but the center of the steak was cooked to perfection.. possibly they are cooking the steak too hot and fast to get such a charred outside. It could have been better, but overall the night was good. A little on the expensive side..
Great Steakhouse - Consistently. I've been to The Steakhouse at Circus Circus at least three times while visiting Las Vegas over the past 10 years. Each time has been excellent. I've gone with large groups (more than 10) and a smaller group. It was an unexpected dark, quiet oasis amidst the flash and noise of the casino. The food was excellent, the ambience was great, the service outstanding. I'm planning to go back when I'm in Las Vegas again.
Good Steak Value for the Strip.
We ordered the crab legs for an appetizer and although they were good they were not any better that the Wynns Buffet ones.
My significant other got the porterhouse (which is their specialty and recommended by us) medium-rare and was very happy with it. It is your basic steak- no intricate flavor- you are paying and receiving the meat. It wasn't super soft, but it was a formidable steak.
I ordered the filet mignon medium-rare which is what I always order. My steak was short of terrible. I've had better steaks at Outback. However, I really thought it was a cooking error so I told the waiter. My steak was charcoaled where it tasted like I was eating just burnt meat straight of a someone's backyard grill and was pretty tough for a filet mignon. Waiter told me this is just the way a wood burning grill tastes. I told him that my SO's had the grill lines he was speaking of and that it didn't taste like charcoal. He then pushed a prime rib on me- seriously, asked me what I would want then he suggested a prime rib and I was unsure and he went off to go get it for me in less than 3 minutes. Now, I wouldn't have had a problem with it if he thought it really was a good choice considering my tastes. But, if someone likes the lean-ness of a filet mignon I don't understand how you can suggest the prime rib. It was alright, but, it was nowhere near the top 10 or 20 steaks Ive had. I didn't say anything again because I didn't want to make a fuss.
We had the porterhouse, prime rib, Alaskan crab legs, 2 soft drinks, no dessert- after tip it was $135.
My overall opinion for me is that this is a do-not-return. However, it is still a great value for steak on the strip. I suggest you stick to something fattier for the taste and to withstand the wood burning grill. If this is something like a magical 25 yr anniversary and you are into the whole experience then I suggest you try somewhere "nicer".
SHOULD BE VOTED WORST STEAK ANYWHERE!!!!!!1 HORRIBLE. SOMEONE NEEDS A COOKING LESSON!.
We should have trusted our instincts....and ran out the door!!!
I don't know how in the world they got voted Best....worst steak ever. Tough tough tough....and COLD!!!
Felt stupid leaving a tip. Do yourself a huge favor....pay more and go somewhere else. Food especially the steak was horrible and cold. We get a better steak at sizzler....NO KIDDING. And I felt responsible because I told everyone that it was rated very high. Needless to say....my husband was VERY UNHAPPY!
Do yourself a huge favor..........CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION.
ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE HUGE COSMOPOLITAN IN THE BAR... DRINKS WERE GENEROUS. THAT IS TRUTHFULLY THE ONLY NICE THING WE CAN SAY ABOUT THIS SO CALLED "STEAK-HOUSE". horrible horrible horrible.
I CAN ONLY HOPE IT WAS AN OFF NIGHT. CUZ IT WAS A REALLY BAD STEAK. MY HUSBAND HAD A HUGE SLAB OF TOUGH RIB EYE (IS THAT POSSIBLE??) AN D I OPTED FOR A SMALL FILET THAT SEEMED BURNT ON THE OUTSIDE AND COMPLETELY RAW ON THE INSIDE. NOT RARE....RAW. AND COLD. GROSS.
WAITER WAS NEVER AROUND. SAT OUT WINE AT A TABLE NEXT TO US TO KEEP IT OUT OF THE ISLE, SO OUR GLASSES WERE NOT KEPT FILLED.
DESERT AFTER THE DINNER WAS NOT AN OPTION. WE GOT THE HECK OUT OF THERE. ICK!
Excellent steaks. A simplistic review but what else do you need to know?. My 16 year old son commented that this restaurant looked like a set from the movie "Goodfellas" with its 1970's ambience. But the surroundings take a back seat to the excellent, tender, flavorful steaks served in this oasis within the Circus Circus Hotel/Casino. The accompaniments are fine, nothing special, but the steaks were worth the trip. All five people in our party ordered the small filet mignon. Prices were not bad for Vegas, about $40 pp, excluding liquor.
classic steakhouse ambience, good deal. This place is a great deal, especially by Vegas standards. Forty dollars will get you a full meal-- bread, soup or salad, and steak with sides (carrots and baked potato in my case). The salads were actually very good. My only complaint was about the steak itself-- it was overly charred, making the outsides black and bitter (the grill guy needs to control his flames better) and it WASN'T SEASONED!!! Food needs salt!!! If the grill guy only used salt and controlled his flames, the meal would've been a perfect steakhouse meal.
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