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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurant Review: Restaurateur Paul Fleming --- the original P.F. in P.F. Chang's --- and William Allen, III, founded this steakhouse chain, which distinguishes itself with its top-quality meats and a notably large wine program. A traditional white-tablecloth establishment, Fleming’s offers a good business dining atmosphere, with rich wood-paneled walls and soft lighting. The wine list features American wines as well as renowned national and international labels, with 100 wines by the glass, and an 80-label reserve list. The USDA Prime hand-cut beef includes rib-eyes, filets and New York strips, all seared by intensely high-heat cooking for the signature steakhouse outer crust. Sides run to onion rings with smoked jalapeño aïoli while a salad could mean a chilled wedge of iceberg lettuce with grape tomatoes, red onion and blue cheese dressing. Seafood, too, is well-thought-out, be it Australian lobster tails or a broiled Pacific swordfish with fennel cream and pine nuts. Finish with a familiar dessert: cheesecake, chocolate lava cake or crème brûlée. If you are not in the mood for a full dinner, show up at Fleming’s bar between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., where you will find five appetizers, five premium cocktails and five wines by the glass, each priced at just $6.