Just The Facts, Please.
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM; Daily
No Celebrity Chef, although their website claims"The chef is Nationally recognized"
Ballys Steakhouse hosts an expensive brunch on Sundays, $85 per person.
Sample Menu Items
prix fixe $68.95 per person Includes:
Butter Lettuce with Selected Mesclun, Spicy Cashews, Tear Drop Tomatoes Rose petal Flower & Champagne Vinaigrette
Vanilla Custard with Fresh Fruit, Whipped Cream & a Caramelized Sugar Crust
Coffee: Decaffeinated Coffee or Tea Service
Choice of one of the following three entrees:
Bone-In Rib Eye 22 oz. Dry Aged Cut Served with a choice of Béarnaise, Green Peppercorn or Morel Mushroom Sauce
Atlantic Salmon Pan Seared with Wasabi Mashed Potato, Baby Vegetables, Citrus Buerre Blanc
Brick Pressed Grilled Chicken Baby Leeks, Green Beans, Oven Roasted Tomato and Herb Chicken Jus
Two more expensive prix fixe options are available at $84 and $110 respectively, which add appetizers and soup, plus more expensive entrees, but at those prices it is worth looking elsewhere.
Mavens Overview: Bally's
Bally's Steakhouse is "Old School" in that is one of the older Steakhouses on the Strip, but it seems that time has passed over this one, and so should you. In the Internet Buzz below, even someone fully comped at Ballys chose to go to another Steakhouse. Some promotions that offer 50%-off may entice some patrons.
The Internet Buzz is mediocre, although some Vegas shill sites always find nice things to say, punctuated with lots of exclamation points! The service did garner mostly positive reviews, but how many people choose a restaurant based solely on the service.
Internet Buzz: Bally's
- From the moment you're greeted by the tuxedo-clad Maitre D' to the final sips of your after-dinner coffee, know that you are experiencing a Las Vegas tradition when you dine at Bally's Steakhouse. Decorated to resemble a New England-style hunt club, this steakhouse is among the oldest on the Strip! Nationally recognized chefs create favorites like slow-roasted aged prime rib, bone-in sirloin steak and Chilean sea bass nightly, meaning the most difficult moment of your meal will be deciding which dish to order. (Ballys' website)
- Service was fantastic! I wish I could say the same for the food...The food was below average for a 'nice' steakhouse. We both had steaks and they were nothing out of the ordinary. The creamed corn we shared was way too sweet. I also didn't like that the staff stood around in the dining area...perhaps it was a slow night, but still, I didn't enjoy eating with a group of people standing nearby talking and looking around.
- Something has changed, Bally's isn't what it was a year ago. While traveling for business we always eat here, but no more. This May trip, the food was no good. Steaks way over cooked, and a coworker ordered the prime rib and it came out looking boiled. Yuck.
- The rib-eye's were solid. Nothing to really negative write about. Just the usual suspects. However a couple of things worth mentioning is that the lack flavoring of the various sauces they offer to the diner. Since there was 3 of us eating I thought we'd get a mix match of the sauces they offered. We ordered the red-wine, green peppercorn, and morel mushroom sauce. To be quite honest with you, it all tasted the same! Heavy on the cream, no honest flavoring of the various ingredients.
- The service...Very polite, but I would say they need to take a page out of service 101. i.e. being polite goes only so much, while knowledge of the food goes all the way! This being said, servers did not know what sauces I was asking about... just referring me to the listing they have.
- This place is also not worth the price unless you have the coupons.
- There are much better steakhouses in Las Vegas than the Bally's Steakhouse. Even when this place was the old MGM this place was just slightly above average. When Bally's took over it dropped even farther in my opinion. Even when I was fully comped into Bally's I wouldn't eat here.
- I had the lobster bisque, which was just ok. It tasted more of cream than of lobster. I prefer a more modern version with lumps of meat in it, and it seemed like they tried, though I only got two tiny bits of lobster.
- I had the Kansas City Strip Steak (bone-in). I ordered it medium-rare and it was cooked correctly. But, it looked like it hadn't been trimmed well because there was a huge piece of fat on the side (more than a normal strip steak should have). The peppercorn sauce that came with it was good, but the steak just didn't have any flavor of its own.