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“great steak, variable service”

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
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Ranked #24 of 357 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $65
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Cal Train is located one block away at University Ave.
Description: Fleming's Palo Alto, CA is an ongoing celebration of exceptional steak and wine. We are located at The Stanford Shopping Center near Menlo Park, Mountain View, Redwood City, and Woodside.
SF, CA
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4 reviews
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“great steak, variable service”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very dependable old school steakhouse though the bill always seems to rise to the occasion. There was better service prior to their move to the new building. It seemed like they were training several novice servers at our last visit but I'm assuming this will work its way out.
Great food, great desserts and a very strong wine list. However, I think I liked the club-like feel of the prior location better.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Food, service can be improved”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been there multiple times, but mostly for the happy hour 5, 6, 7 deal, after the long shopping (from Stanford shopping center). The business is always good, the drinks are well prepared, and the appetizer tasty.

This time, we tried for a real dinner, here what we like:
1. the food is well prepared -- the steak is done right -- that is not always the case for many steak houses. Actually, there is only a few in the bay area I would say they do steak right. Fleming is definitely one of them
2. Wine list is extensive and well priced -- nothing is better with a good match wine for the steak.
3. The bar and waiting area is pleasant, we were about 15 min early ,but not feeling like a wait. Bartender knows what they are doing, just like the happy hour we always liked.
4. the kitchen is visible but closed in -- that how i like it -- you can see the work is being done, without smelling like a cooktop.

What can be better:
1. The server can be a little more pleasant -- she is alright, but sort of lack personal touch.

Overall, it is a pretty good place, if you are in for a good steak. We will definitely go there again, and would happy to recommend, if you visit the area, or on th along shopping trip -- like now:)

Happy Holidays.

Visited December 2013
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
“Excellent filet mignon”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited this restaurant a few times during happy hours and for dinners, taking my parents there on occasions. The restaurant atmosphere is rather more open and friendly than intimate. We like their filet mignon steak for its flavor and tenderness. The service staff is attentive and courteous. The restaurant manager is always very accomodating which is a real plus for my parents since they are elderlies and have limited mobilities.

Their regular menu prices can be quite high but they frequently have promotions that can significantly lower the bill. Menu for happy hours is good but seating is quite limited.

Visited September 2013
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Concord, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great Happy Hour”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The bar only happy hour menu features several quality food/wine selections foe $6. The full restaurant menu is available in the bar area as well. In addition, the bar area has a couple of flat screens, so you can watch the game while getting your grub on.

Visited December 2013
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“Popular Happy Hour in Palo Alto”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

3½* Fleming’
Popular Happy Hour in Palo Alto
Located at Stanford Shopping Center
Happy Hour is from 5-7, but people line up at 4:45
Plus: All HH items are $6 (exc: beer is cheaper)
Choice of drinks or glasses of wine
Food items include: Brie cheese, mushroom ravioli, shrimp, and burger
Unfortunately, the flavors of the HH items are just okay
Food service is friendly; the waterperson/girl being very attentive; but the food arrives cold upon arrival (the restaurant is huge and the way from the kitchen is long)
The burger doesn’t even come close to one from the Oasis or In-N-Out.

  • Visited October 2013
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