The Tampa Flemings is a family favorite for special occasions. There are many great high end steak houses in Tampa and it is a true meat and potato town with few foodie places. Therefore, if you are a steak place in Tampa, you have plenty of competitors working constantly to lead the pack. Most of them do a very good job.
Flemings keeps satisfying us, so we keep going back. We have now tried them all. About three great steak houses in Tampa get our business entertainment dollars, but Flemings is the "go to" family favorite.
The place is more open, active and loud than its counterparts. That is not attractive to all, but we like it better than the stogey, Old Boys Club feel of other places in town. The crowd usually includes a mix of celebrities and bumkins and everything else. Everybody is welcomed!
As with all great places everywhere, the current era of rapid food price inflation has taken its toll on Flemings. The side dishes are smaller and the prime steaks are more expensive. That being said, the steaks are still above par and are perfectly prepared. The red wine selections are usually the types that we favor. Their selection of American Red Zin's is usually deep, and we love those to pair with the wonderful steaks.
The beef is exceptional. The service, if you get the right folks, can be fun and informative and act like old friends. After a dozen visits, no meals have ever been sent back and every special event of ours has received special attention from the house.
We remain very impressed and satisfied with Flemings and recommend it highly. Thanks Flemings for the great memories!
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