Went to Flemings, Sarasota for my birthday, party of 2, and I was really looking forward to dinner. We had an 8 pm reservation, and was seated quickly, but the place the hosted sat us was not a great table for a couple, trying to have an enjoyable and relaxing experience on a saturday night. We were seated in the small side dining room, next to a very loud table of 8, up against the back wall, next to the servers station, Really! The table next to us was extremely, loud the table in front of us had 2 small children and a woman at the table with a very nasty cough...hello, does the hostess think that this is preferred seating, especially when my boyfriend called in and made the reservations, he informed the front desk that he was a member with Smith Barney and this is the table we got, really. Our waiter, Michael was great, and the food was good, and Michael had the manager come over to us, so I explained to him that the hostesses made a very poor choice of sitting a party of 2 next to a party of 8, especially if there was other seating available. The loudness in that room actually ruined my boyfriends dinner, and my overall experience. He usually goes there once a month for physician meetings, but Im not sure if he will return to Flemings anymore because of this experience, but he will be notifying Smith Barney of our experience, but Michael, our server did give me a dessert for my birthday, and a $25 gift card, which I thought was very nice.