A few weeks ago, Flames sent out a text for a meal special that was "Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Jalapeno mashed potatos, bread and a drink for $6.95" I picked up a couple of these "to go," and they were simply DIVINE!
So, tonight, we decided to dine in. The restaurant is MUCH larger than one would expect when viewing from the outside. Nicely decorated, and very open, they have both table and booth seating to suit your desire.
For starters, we got the Calamari. Perfectly done, light and tasty, and the marinara sauce was a superb accompaniment. I chose the "Seared Ahi Tuna with Dirty Rice," and my wife ordered the "Grilled Fish Tacos."
Our salads and Calamari came out at the same time. Salads were plentiful with nice greens, shaved carrot, and tomato. However, before we even got through our appetizer and salads...here comes the main course. Normally, this is a big no-no in my book, but I just let it go.
My wife's tacos were plain and simple. A filet of fish, char-grilled, with a cabbage slaw and sauce x2. The plate was ridiculously large, and since she got the salad in place of the normal rice, the poor little tacos looked fairly shy of competing with the plate size (too large). My Ahi Tuna was nicely presented (see photo) over a bed of Creole rice (not dirty rice), with a mango chutney with onion and peppers to top it off. It was accompanied by a slice of baguette (raw). Only one problem...the tuna was WAY over done (dry), but was still pretty tasty.
Our waiter, on the other hand, was really superb. His name is "Granit," and hails (originally) from Yugoslavia. Extremely nice, and if you've been to Pastafina in town, you'll probably recognize him. Yes, Flames is apparently a sister-company of our local Italian eatery here.
We will certainly be back, and look forward to our next visit here to try something new. Prices are a bit higher (compared to local fare), but certainly suit the overall quality of the dining experience. Believe me, I've paid much more for sub-par seafood before. Flames is certainly worth the visit! A blend of traditional, straight-forward flavors and some Cajun style ones as well. A few steaks are on the menu, but lots of fish and seafood varieties that will certainly meet your expectations.
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