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Flames Steakhouse Restaurant Review: This go-to spot for special occasions has the feel of a sleek lounge, exuding both romance and an almost club-like air. An updated menu reflecting more affordable prices sets it above the competition for locals seeking a quality restaurant for the everyday, too. Oversize steaks are the main draw, although Flames boasts a respectable selection of Northern Italian specialties as well. Appetizers include a colossal crab meat cocktail filled with sinewy and flaky jumbo pieces of fresh crab, and baked clams oreganata. The classic porterhouse, like the other cuts here, is USDA Prime and can be ordered for two, three or four people. Veal chops, cut extra thick and paired with mushrooms, demonstrate that Flames' expertise on the grill is not limited to steaks. Chicken Parmigiana and other poultry choices provide alternatives to red meat. Among pastas, linguine puttanesca is cooked in a traditional sauce with capers, anchovies, olives and tomatoes. The extensive wine list is as formidable as the cuisine.