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Carnivore’s Carnival   3 comments

For some reason quality isn’t the only thing I associate with price, it’s also ambiance.
So I was surprised by the tony Famous Steak House where red meat reigns amid
a stylish but noisy dining room.

My friends and I had been anxious to try The Famous, and Restaurant Week literal-
ly afforded us the perfect opportunity. For $50 per couple, choices included the Caesar
salad or iceberg wedge with blue cheese; filet, ribeye or salmon; and cheesecake or
chocolate torte. The regular price of the filet is $38, so this was quite the deal.

The place was packed, which was most obvious from the sound level. I would not
choose this restaurant for a romantic evening. Although I did see a couple enjoying
their evening together – based on their proximity to one another in their circular
leather booth. I tried not stare, but since we were seated facing them, in a similar
booth, they were in my direct line of vision.

The iceberg wedge was almost a meal in itself. This, our server said, is a perfect salad
for blue cheese lovers; it was. Three of us ordered the filet and we all agreed it was
cooked very well but wasn’t fork-tender. Our odd-man-out ordered the ribeye and
was disappointed because it lacked the heartiness he associates with the cut.

The creamy cheesecake was perfect to end the meal, but we had to walk down the
street to a wine bar afterward to be able to hear each other talk.

The Famous Steak House
Three Plates
31 N. Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO