Houston >Restaurants > Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2405 W Alabama St, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.738201 -95.416552
M-Th 5pm-10pm, F-Sa 5pm-11pm, Su 5pm-9pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby
There's a reason why the scene is always vibrant at Flemings River Oaks: Impeccable service, a fantastic wine list/bar, and superbly prepared steak. Their 5 for $6 until 7pm happy hour -- which includes a fantastic Prime Burger with cheese & bacon -- is also one of the best in town.
noise issue – My husband & I usually go there for occations . The food and service is great. Nice dining but too lound although the place was not that busy with big party. They got something to do with the noise!!!!!!!
good steak and service – I been going here for the last 6-7 yrs, bout 10 time a yrs. The bone in ribeye is the best, 2 ppl can eat it, all the side order are very good. The staff are the best, very quick and pay alot of attention. I just love this place. If you go , make sure you try the lava cake, with extra ice cream and berries. You have to order this cake in advance, it take 20 to 30 min to bake.
Great Prix Fixe Dinners are a great value on wonderful food – We visit Flemings every 5-6 weeks always have wonderful experience. Their entrees are extremely well done and the sides are great, so in general you can't go wrong with any selections (qualifying that, I've never tried their seafood entrees). The relish tray served upon arrival is very nice touch and gives you an opportunity to have a cocktail and munch before you order. The iceberg wedge is my favorite salad, but if you have the opportunity for their Clam Chowder, you should pass it up. Nice broth, not "gravy like", few small pieces of potato, and lots of claims with out overbearing spices. The currently Prix Fixe menu has a roasted Cabernet braised New Zealand Lamb Shank pan jus with cannellini beans on the Winter Prix Fixe menu that is outstanding. The Prix Fixe menus are great value and always some different and delightful. However, I do have a few complaints: 1. PARKING, Flemings is one of those who prefer to reserve the "close to the door" parking spots for their Valet (shared with The Tasting Room). Given the limited number of spaces in the small strip center, those who'd rather park their own car (for many reasons) are forced to park on the street and walk quite a distance. I'm not opposed to walking at the proper time, but that?s not when going to a nice diner at an upscale restaurant. 2. WINE LIST, Their wine list is overpriced not only considering the label, but considering other restaurants. They need to "adjust" their wine prices to meet the times and the competition. 3. NOISE LEVEL, When the restaurant fills up, and it usually does, the noise level is too high for a restaurant of this caliber. Just three flaws that need to be worked out. I hope you can do it Flemings!!!
Stay away From the waiter named RIVER And The Operating Manager Named MAEVE – Best food in Houston their appetizers are to die for the service is way better in the Woodlands than the one downtown on Alabama The Server at the Alabama locations name to stay away from his name is River and he is horrible at best very pushy! and then the operating
partner Maeve at the Alabama location is very unprofessional
Will not go back ever looking forward to the Memorial location opening March 2009
Woodland Location I will rate a 5 and as good as it get's the Alabama location negative 4 so hopefully Memorail will be just like the Woodlands
Unlike many steakhouses Reviewed on Citysearch, Fleming's deserves the 5 Star Rating. – My wife and I enjoy frequenting steakhouses, and after trying many of the "top" steakhouses in Houston, we believe that Fleming's is the best all-around choice. That keeps us going back time and time again. The decor is modern, and the clientele ranges from big business dinners to romantic nights for two, with everything in between. That being said, there is somewhat of a neighborhood feel to the place, which is strange considering that it is a national chain. The salads are serviceable, and the by-the-glass wine list is extensive relative to other places (it's good for us since I like reds and my wife likes whites). The steaks and sides shine. When we call ahead for reservations, we reserve bone-in fillets for our entrees. Though more expensive ($43), the quality of the bone-in filets is superior to the already excellent standard filet cuts. All steaks are seasoned well and have a flavorful crust. The Fleming's potatoes are outstanding, and the mac and cheese is distinctive. One important note: unlike many of the other steakhouses in Houston (esp those downtown), we have yet to see a Fleming?s patron wearing shorts or baseball hats ? it is quite refreshing to see patrons dressed in a way that is commensurate with the type of restaurant at which they are eating. Though we will try other places for a change of pace or for an adventure, we can always rely on Fleming's for a great experience. We concur with the audience?s vote for best in town.
Prime beef, a comfortable atmosphere and an extensive, user-friendly wine list are the signatures of this upscale steakhouse. – In Short
With a decor of dark wood, leather upholstery and soft lighting, this clubby steakhouse has a warm, upscale feel. The menu's focus is prime beef (aged up to four weeks), from bone-in rib eye and filet mignon to New York strip drizzled with bearnaise sauce. Classic seafood offerings include lobster tails, steamed crab legs and wild Alaskan salmon; sides, served a la carte, include baked potato and chipotle mac and cheese.
Wonderful food and service..., but not worth going because of the noise. – We went there for a dinner on Friday night 7-11-08. Very prompt service, friendly staff.
But the noise factor!! We stayed only because we heard the steaks were perfect...(prime beef). They were the best steaks we'd had in years. Better than Vic & Anthony's, Ruth's Chris, or Smith and Wollensky, but we couldn't get out of there fast enough. There were two of us for dinner, sat next to each other, and had to 'yell' in order to be heard. Inexcuseable.
No Wonder Fleming's Won Best Of Houston Best Steak & Wine List!! – With all the stuffy, over priced steakhouses in the city no wonder Fleming's won the best of Houston best steak & wine list by citysearch. On last Friday my wife and I ate dinner at Fleming?s, from the moment the valet & the hostess welcomed us; to the friendly bartenders and servers, the service was second to none, we had one of the most wonderful dining experiences that we have had in a long time, and Talk about great food!! My wife had the ahi tuna appetizer which was very good and the chef?s fish special of redfish topped with big lumps of crab meat with an awesome lemon butter sauce, I went for the bone in ribeye, Man was that amazing!! The Mac & cheese was so good I ordered an extra order to take home! I was told by the manager that everything from the bread they bake every morning to the salad dressings and desserts; all made in house, even the chef's cut their steaks on premises, I could tell, my bone in ribeye was thick and juicy. Wine service was great too, with one hundred wines by the glass we had no problems finding some great wine. The wine list was user friendly and the server was very approachable when we had questions about wine and he was not stuck up or rude like we have seen waiters act in other fine restaurants. I needed no tie or jacket, and it was great to leave the office on a casual Friday and not be under dressed when going out to dinner! I had a great port with probably the best dessert my wife and I have ever had THE CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE!!!! My wife had a glass champagne with her peach cobbler, the place was packed so I?m sure I?m not the only one who loves this place, I stopped in again yesterday and on a Monday night it was just as packed. I had onion rings that were stacked 10 high and lobster tempura that was fantastic. I am sure to return again, not only on special occasions but on a regular basis.
Great food ,Great service ,Great location – I cant say enuf about this place deffenatly my favorite resterant in houston. Ive been going here off and on for the past four years and have not once gotten anything less than great service usually and not once have i gotten a bad meal here. Ive gone to other resterants and the consinstancy isnt there with the food or they dont reconize you and show you that they apreciate you comeing in and giveing them business on a regular bassis. Not here there always polite when i set up the reservations even being helpful enuf to set aside a special table. The food is always excelent ive become quite keen on the lobster tempura as an apatiser and i just have to have my fix witht the veal chop (the best ive had anywhere). The waitstaff is excellent here i dont ever feel bad if i over tip a little if you cant take care of me forget it this place makes me feel like a king everytime. Thanks Flemings for the great food and service.
Avoid the grilled tuna – I am not a hugh steak person but have been to many steakhouses that have great grilled tuna steak. I go out to eat often and I have had grilled tuna at many restaurants so please trust me when I tell you that this was the WORST grilled tuna steak I have ever had. Dinner started with the Caesar Salad. It was okay, certainly edible, but nothing to rave about because it was covered with dressing that was not very good. I guess I thought since this was a nice restaurant, it would be more like homemade classic caesar dressing. This dressing tasted like it was bottled or like something they would serve you at a place like Applebee's. Then the tuna steak came. I took two small bites and could not eat another bite. It was seared rare, how I always order it and how it was suggested. Unfortunately it was to thick to be seared. It is very rare that I have to use a knife when eating tuna steak, particularly a big steak knife. I find good grilled tuna brakes apart easily with a fork. Well not here at Flemings, their tuna required the big steak knife to saw through that big hunk of fish. The taste of it was not good either. It was cold and had no flavor.
As far as positives, I had a nice glass of wine which was suggested by the bartender while we waited for our table. My boyfriend had the prime rib. He said it was good and cooked well, but he has had better steak. The service was pretty good and friendly. A manager type person came by our table and asked us how everything was, but it was right as our food came out so I hadn't had time to taste the tuna. I was also surprised that our waitress did not ask if everything was okay since she could see if I had hardly touched my food. Even if she asked I probably would not have said anythig because I am not comfortable complaining about food at a restaurant.
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