Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Open late Fri.-Sat. in season
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurant Review: This popular steak and seafood chain does a thriving business at its River location in Rancho Mirage. The open dining room and bar seem to blend together effortlessly, except for a low divider that distinguishes the two spaces. Dry-aged steaks and classic seafood, such as the Alaskan king crab with drawn butter, are solid. Sides are all offered à la carte and include creamed spinach and potatoes, with varying preparations. Start with small plates, such as the lobster tempura served with a soy-ginger dipping sauce, alongside arugula and jícama salad. With the seasonal vegetable dishes, plus a nice cheese selection, carnivores are not the only ones who will leave happy. The wine list and the servers’ knowledge of it are impressive; there are about 100 wines by the glass. Desserts, perhaps an ample slice of New York cheesecake, seem destined for two forks. Fleming's does a bustling happy hour, and is a bargain with five select appetizers, wines and cocktails offered for just $6 each every day of the week until 7 p.m.