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Posted by Matt and Ann Hall on 12/09/2012
We recently went here with our teenage son. It was a great experience, they seated us immediately and the food was excellent. Will certainly go there again. We didn't think though that the atmosphere of the place justified the dress code the other diners followed. We had called and asked about the dress code for our teenage son and they said that he would be very comfortable in a collared shirt and slacks. While we had a great time some of the other families were dressed very sloppily and I feel the restaurant should enforce the dress code it suggests. While the food was good, I do think that some of the entrees were overpriced.
Posted by David on 12/02/2010
overpriced for what you get
Posted by Kimberly on 08/16/2010
My husband and I love Flemings. They have amazing food and the service is without reproach. My only complaint is the shift in clientele and/or atmosphere. People actually wear jeans there now. JEANS! I couldn't believe it- used to be such a fancy, classy place. I wore a dress and the hostess asked me if it was a "very special occasion". I think food of such quality and explosive flavor mandates a little class. That said, wouldn't hesitate to go there for one single second!!!
Posted by Arok on 04/30/2009
My girlfriend brought me to Flemming's when I graduated college and got my degree. I had heard great things about it and was absolutely amazed when she told me that was where she was bringing me. I can't tell you how much it lived up to it's name. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is unlike anything you've ever had and the service is great. I can't get over how good the food was. It definitely did carry a decent price tag, but it was worth every cent. I eat out a lot, so it's not often that I ge amazed by certain places, but this place blew me away. The steaks were cooked to absolute perfection and melted in your mouth. The sides were enormous and delicious. A hefty bill was expected, but every bit of it was worth it. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really have an above amazing meal and experience. It's not a place most people could afford to go to weekly, but to celebrate anything special, it's a must!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2009
Thought we would try the restaraunt because they advertised that if you eat there that they will drive and pick you up from a show or event in Boston. Well we reserved for a driver and were told that they would drive us to the show and pick us up. We had the filet mignon which was about 4-5 oz at best and prime rib that they should have been ashamed to have put a 35$ price tag on total dinner was over 200 with wine. We were then informed that the driver (who also happened to be the manager) would not be picking us up after the show because the restaraunt closes at 9:00 and they only drive during restaraunt hours! Did they think that we could just figure out how to get back at 11:00 in the rain and somehow retrieve our car from a valet that would be closed? Needless to say we were scammed into having a 200$ dinner and we drove ourselves. We eat at a lot of restaraunts-Dont waste your time or money on this one, You can do much, much better at some of the other good steak houses in the Boston area.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2008
My graduating son had chosen Fleming's as the place for our extended family to celebrate the occasion. He made the selection after living in Boston for 4 years and visiting many, many fine steak houses. He had taken me to one of his favorites before, and I found its food and service disappointing. Not so in this case. Our waitress was friendly, witty, knowledgable, and efficient. She was attendant,, yet did not hover. The manager even stopped by and congratulated my son. The food was excellent! All the appetizers we ordered were fabulous, my favorite being the wicked spicy shrimp. The spices didn't overwhelm the taste of the high-quality shrimp. It was a rel gastronomical pleasure! My New York Strip steak was crispy on the outside and done to perfection inside. It was probably the best steak I've ever had, although there was a little bit of gristle on one edge. Side dishes were similarly delicious. I eespecially liked the mashed potatoes which were very creamy. I ordered the desert sampler after the meal, because there were so many tempting ones from which to choose. It came with cheesecake with blueberries, peach cobbler, creme brulee, chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips and pistachios, and chocolate lava cake. When my my husband asked my nephew to describe the lava cake, he said, "It's a chocolate dome. When you stick your spoon into it, Heaven comes out." Drinks were fine, although my Bailey's with milk on the rocks was quite weak. Wine was served by pouring a little vessel of wine into a huge wineglass. That was a little odd, but the big wine glasses looked nice. I spent more on this meal than I have ever spent- it's well outside my means- , but it was the perfect place to cap a day full of celebration. It was the final touch of a wonderful day!
Posted by Disappointed on 08/15/2007
First off, the place looks very nice, has an amazing, but expensive wine list ($2500 bottle on the reserve list). The amount of wine served to us on a per glass basis was less than a quarter of the goblet; I started to feel cheated already. The server, although nice, had little knowledge about wine on the list, or pairing with food. Appetizer of champaigne brie was very good, french onion soup good but salty. Steak was so unremarkable, especially for $30. The steak sauce, served on the side was cold, also unremarkable. The potatoes au grau tain, were just scalloped with chedder grated on top. The pork chop was so tasteless it was almost as if they boiled it, the horrific apple glaze and tasteless apple shreddings surrounding only made it worse. The creme brulee was the worst thing i have ever tasted. It consisted of a jello vanilla pudding package with a 1/4 of an inch of raw sugar, not fully carmelized on top. For a $120 meal, I was so much more than disappointed. Really its aweful when u know you can cook the dinner better yourself, and you spend that kind of money. Frankly when I eat at a steak restaurant, I would expect that they know how to make steak. Really the only perfect thing served was the coffee. The coffee which tasted like it was made with a french press was excellent. I think after this horrible experience, I will think twice about eating out in Boston again.