Being from the Midwest my steak expectations are often not high in California where I now live.
However, a recent dinner at Fleming's in Palo Alto has changed that and I will return once a month for my steak quota. New York strip, medium rare, and charred was as good as any steak in the past in any location. Very surprised and happy about that. Service is very good and flexible as your waiter can vary portions, etc. Cocktails are also excellent but the wine list could use some expansion.