My wife and I used to enjoy going to The Flame when we lived in New Bern. On a recent visit back, we were both very excited about going to eat at an old favorite. As another reviewer stated, the restaurant has moved from the original location into a larger banquet facility next door. When we went there on a Saturday night while on vacation, we were told that the building had been hired out for a private event and would not be open to the general public. I never thought I would be turned away from The Flame. I can understand a couple of rooms but the whole restaurant? So, I can't review the food because we did not have any. I can only suggest that patrons now call in advance before going to The Flame as you may not be allowed in to eat. The Flame was once one of the great restaurants in New Bern but after this experience, I cannot recommend it.