Wow, problems started with reservations. I had received an email from Flemings announcing a summer special. Flemings is one of my wife's and my favorites. I went on Open Table and made us a reservation for 6:30 PM on a Saturday night. I received my usual email confirmation from Flemings referencing Open Table. Shortly before leaving home, I thought about printing out the original email about the summer special. I noticed it had a hot-link to make your reservation. I called and asked if the special was still valid with an Open Table reservation. I was told it was not. I then tried making a reservation using the web-link provided by Flemings. Now 6:30 was not available so I opted for 6:45 PM. The page came back with my confirmation number and email (where they were sending my confirmation) blank and said it was a reservation for 4 people?? I tried again, but now there was not a slot available until 7:15 PM? I made that one and cancelled my Open Table one. I shortly received both confirmations.
We were seated quickly after we arrived (about 6:40) when I explained our reservation problems. There was a card on the table with their featured special of the night, a two-course meal and a card explained to us as their "special drinks for the night". The card said the Happy Hour Drinks were available between 5 & 7 PM. We asked the server about ordering one quickly since it was now about 5-10 minutes before 7 PM. He pointed out the words at the bottom, "Available at the bar". Why they left this brochure for “bar only” drinks at our table and then pointed it out to us after we were already seated is a mystery! We then said we were having the special and asked for the server's recommendation between two wines. We opted for his recommendation, Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon. He said he would see if they still had a bottle available. Shortly he arrived and quickly poured each of us a glass from two small carafes. We said, wait a minute, we had wanted a bottle. He left and said maybe he could just bring us the rest of the bottle since he had just opened it and had only poured our two carafes. He returned and said, no the bartender had already poured another drink from the bottle. He said anyway that 4 glasses was the same price as a bottle and that we would only get 4 glasses from a bottle so he would simply refill our glasses later and charge us for a bottle. We said we usually got more than 4 glasses from a bottle and expressed some displeasure and said we would just order another glass each. After some time he came back and said he would bring us a "fifth glass on the house" for his mistake (which he did do).
We both ordered the $40.95 special, a filet topped with a red wine sauce and goat cheese and a salmon filet with tarragon sauce and topped with pecans. The starter was grilled shrimp in a chipotle sauce. We also ordered the summer squash with green beans as the featured side, which we split. The starter shrimp were very good, although the sauce was a little spicy for my taste. My wife liked it very much. The main course side of halved and quartered acorn squash and French green beans was very nice. The steaks were cooked as ordered, "rare plus", and the salmon was cooked medium as ordered. The filet was tender. Both entrees on both our plates, however, were at room temperature when served; not cold, but clearly not hot as they should have been. We declined coffee and dessert.
I would also recommend sitting at one of the booths around the edges of the dining room as the large table base on the center tables made you place your feet awkwardly and thus made for uncomfortable seating. They were very full that night, but the noise level seemed exceptionally loud.
My wife and I were very disappointed in the main courses, especially since they were the featured specials. We were also disappointed with our service, especially the wine and drink service which left something to be desired. Since we have had such a great experience in numerous previous times here, we will probably return and give them another try. If this had been our first experience here, however, we most certainly would not return.
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