Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurant Review: This national chain exhibits a sense of drama in its interiors, which harbor a lively but not overly noisy atmosphere. Fleming's appetizers and side dishes would allow one to avoid steak altogether if one wished. Wicked Cajun Barbecue Shrimp isn't as spicy a version of this New Orleans classic as the title might suggest, but the shrimp are huge and the flavors are, too. Crab cakes seemed lackluster, and salads did not impress either. The best first course is the seared ahi, fresh and bright in flavor. Steak is the big deal meal, of course, but seafood gets major attention as well. Beef Wellington reconfigured as Beef Flemington is a rematch with an old and rarely seen classic. After all this meat, fresh berries and chantilly cream or a simple sorbet is probably the best dessert. The wine list is large, but has a lot of ho-hum on it; however, it does supply vintages, and there is a reserve list. Plus, wines poured by the glass may be had in a two-ounce pour to enable trying a wide variety of wines with a given dish.