Fleming's Steakhouse - Birmingham
Service was subpar for Flemming's.We have dined here a lot over the years and have never been disappointed with the food or service. The food was excellent, but the service was a big disappointment. We could hear other servers making an effort to accommodate their guest in the usual Flemming's standard manner, but our server seemed more of a moderate bare-minimum kind of guy. We are not snobbish, but it's nice to have good food and good service occasionally.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRDWAU83Great place for anniversary dinner. Take excellent care of you.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Birthday Celebration!We were so impressed with Fleming's in every way. This was not our first visit, we have been several times before. However, it just seems to get better and better. We started out with the Seafood Tower, such a special treat! The entire table were satisfied with their entrees of lobster, swordfish, filet and NY strip cooked to perfection. The chocolate lava cake was the perfect ending to the meal. Service was very attentive, we loved our waitstaff. Chef even sent a special surprise at the end of the meal. Very nice touch!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid and cOnsistentConsistent national chain.food here was consistent with other cities nationally.only criticism was the service though good seemed rushed.overall
Recommend5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExperienceWe had the most knowledgeable waitress have had in a long, long time. She knew her steaks, wine and perfect sides. Did not come around too much nor too little. Normally the wait staff interferes with a good meal, she really complemented the dining evening.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJDWent for my 44th Birthday and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent - our server, Sean, really kept on top of things while giving some space to celebrate. The food was outstanding. Even though both of us did not have steak, my Pacific Swordfish was fantastic, as was my wife's lamb chops. The wine was great - loved having such a phenomenal list to choose from. Overall, it was a memorable evening. Can't wait to do that again!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchI am a repeat customer at Flemings and enjoy every special occasion at that restaurant. The best aspect is the service... not bothersome like some but always attentive and you never want for anything. The food is very good but portion size is sometimes a problem. I would go back, of course.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealEverything was done just right--the food we had was outstanding. For dessert, we had the cheesecake, which our waiter highly recommended, and it was perhaps the very best cheesecake my wife and I have ever had--it was made in-house.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningFood and service was excellent as always. Waiter was very knowledgeable of wine pairings and recommendations on the menu.
He was right on!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall nice experienceAtmosphere was quiet and reserved, which is what we wanted. Our Server didn't hover as we reviewed the wine options, and was helpful in providing recommendations. We ordered French onion soup and a wedge salad. Both were excellent. I ordered a filet, while my husband ordered the bone-in ribeye. Being a steakhouse, the steak should be spot on. And it was! Cooked perfectly, no complaints. However, the sides left a little to be desired. We had Flemings potatoes (greasy) and the chipotle mac and cheese (runny). We enjoyed the flavor of both, but overall execution was lacking. We would definitely visit again, but would skip the sides. We'd have been better off sticking with wine, apps, and steaks, skipping the sides, and saving room for dessert!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA great night outGreat food, outstanding service, beautiful atmosphere. Since this was a spring visit the restaurant had many prom couples out for a special evening. We enjoyed seeing the young people in their finery and "grown up" manners. They provided a different level of energy to the restaurant. My meal, a steak and lobster combo was great. I opted for the onion soup instead of the salad(having tasted my husband's on a previous visit) and loved it. I have tried to duplicate Fleming creamed spinach at home and have to say I haven't succeeded. I wish I had gotten the heirloom tomato salad as one of our party did. She was still raving about it the next day. The wait staff was outstanding, helpful and attentive,but not abtrusive. A great night out.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ServiceWe eat at Flemings often and have never been disappointed. This time was no different. Food and service was great. Will be back there soon.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were good.Food and service were good. Waiter knowledgable on the wine list. It was really loud this night so casual conversation at our table was difficult but overall it was a great meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent wine, steak andExcellent wine, steak and seafood. The crabcakes were phenomenal! !!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time -Happy customerFleming's was excellent but VERY expensive...Meat was cooked great- my mother's was undercooked though... Son said it was the best steak ever...4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have a good mealI always have a good meal at Flemings. Just one thing that I am disappointed in is the portion and quality of the braised short ribs on this visit. They were very small and overly fatty.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always! FoodExcellent as always! Food was so good and the service was excellent. The new wine IPad application that each table gives provides a great tool for pairing.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new iPad wine list wasThe new iPad wine list was innovative but the user interface gets an F! Service was great as was the food. I would note, however, that for the same price you could eat at a James Beard award winning restaurant for the same amount.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything works! The reservationEverything works! The reservation was handled smoothly and the table was waiting for us. Service was personal and impeccable. All of our dinners were exactly as ordered and delicious. The restaurant is always super-clean and comfortable.
The manager stopped by to say 'hello' and make sure everything was handled perfectly.
We always enjoy dining at Fleming's.1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM