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Jun 13, 2005 02:47 PM

bang-for-the-buck LV steakhouse - Circus Circus Steakhouse?

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We're going to Las Vegas, normally, we like trying out the really high end steakhouses like Delmonico in Venetian, Prime in Bellagio, and a disappointing meal in at Charlie Palmer's at the Four Seasons.

Review of Charlie Palmer at

This time we're going to be a budget minded, in consideration to a few members of our group. We still want to go to a decent steakhouse, not the $5.95 NY steak at the casino coffeeshop type. But a real sit steakhouse where they offer a selection of cuts of decent size/thickness, quality meat, and attention to cooking.

I've heard that The Steakhouse in Circus Circus is a bit sleeper of a place. They are supposed to have good steaks at a very reasonable price, but I'm wary of my sources.

Has anyone been here? I can't find an online menu, and I'd know the prices. My second choice would be Mon Ami Gabi, which seems to have decent prices on steaks ($19.95 - $28.95). Can anyone compare the two?


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  1. Can't help with the comparision, and I'm looking forward to the replies as we were looking for something like what you are describing for our next visit. I can, however, assure you that the steak eaters will be paying the upper range at Mon Ami Gabi -- and they'll enjoy every bite. But the $19.99 steaks are hanger steaks - thin cuts that even the server warned us against. Good lunch choice, but not what most are looking for in a steak for dinner. The meal was delicious at Mon Ami Gabi, the service perfect, and worth every penny. But it's not a bargain, except perhaps by LV standards.

    1. Several cabbies and casino employees have mentioned that the Circus Circus steakhouse is a favorite of the locals. Good prices and solid servings of quality meat is what I've been told.

      I've never been there, but may get around to it one of these days.

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      1. re: Eugene Park

        We go to the CC Steakhouse whenever we are in Vegas. One of the Best deals for fine Dry Aged Prime Meat, very relaxed Corkage policy(I've never been charged). One time a very casually dressed family sat down next to us with cranky kids. One look at the menu and they realized steaks were more than 5- (24-32) they got up and left. Same Chef for 20yrs. Great Place!

        1. re: russkar

          By far the BEST steakhouse for the money.

      2. I haven't tried it yet myself but enough people at sites such as and have raved about it and have also eaten at places that I have eaten at such as Mon Ami Gabi and Delmonicos that I would easily go there to try it out. Also, they talk about the Sunday brunch being excellent with your regular brunch items available as well as a steak, etc. cooked to order which for some people would be the best of both worlds. (There are three seatings for brunch - they say you need reservations.)

        1. Ate there last August w/another couple. Our first time there and all 4 of us thought it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the service was good...we even liked the way the coffee was served at the end of the meal..with different sprinkles, etc. to sweeten.

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          1. re: lemondrop

            Could you tell me the approximate cost of the steaks? It wasn't a la carte was it?

            1. re: Panoz

              Circus Circus Steakhouse is extremely over-rated and expensive! You can get better steak for less at Peter Luger's in NYC. But if you are looking for steak in Vegas I suggest going to The Capital Grill.

          2. No ever mentions Canal Street at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. One of the best kept secrets in town. Everything comes with a salad with iceberg lettuce and field greens (great bleu cheese dressing with more bleu chesse sprinkled on top) and a side dish (bleu cheese scallpoed potatoes to die for.) I always enjoy the one pound blackned rib eye with plum and bbq sauce and fried onions with a side of bleu cheese scalloped pototoes (and only costs $21.95)