Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines
Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines

Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ia/west-des-moines
  • Phone: (515) 457-2916
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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  • Parking: No
A word from Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA Prime beef. Every dish is meticulously made from scratch and served by our attentive staff. You’ll also discover the perfect wine for every mood with the Fleming’s 100®, our award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Our wine list features top-rated vineyards from around the world. We also offer Private Dining Rooms and a personal Private Dining Director who will craft the perfect occasion for any group size or budget. At Fleming’s, every visit is filled with indulgent possibilities.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (23)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (14)romantic (10)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great for a special night out
    Danielle
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We dined at Flemings for a special date night. Service was excellent. They have a huge selection of wines by the glass and staff seemed very knowledgable about good pairings. I had the filet mignon small plate which was good. Husband had the tuna small plate, also very good. Pricey, but great for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FALLS SHORT OF SAINT LOUIS LOCATION
    stlarryVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    SERVICE ONLY FAIR. PUSHY SALES. NOT BUSY BUT STILL NOT ATTENTIVE.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom's birthday
    HawkDog
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My mother and my wife shared the split porterhouse (a special that evening) while I thoroughly enjoyed the dry-aged New York strip (highly recommended!) The steaks were cooked exactly as ordered and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloweed Delight
    Wine4DinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My wife and I wanted to take advantage of the Halloween special, a Prime Rib dinner, which ran for 5 nights, ending on Halloween. We were interested in trying the Prime Rib since it is usually only available on Sundays, a day we can't dine there since we live three hours away. The meat was outstanding and the sides of potatoes and green beans complimented nicely. Unfortunately, the restaurant ran out of bread, sautéed spinach, the Chocolate lava cake and the carrot cake. However, the remaining options were plentiful. Our waiter, Steven V. was attentive and helpful with suggestions. We arrived at our reservation time but because the restaurant was busy, we had to wait a short time. It allowed us time to stand in the bar and the NBA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food for Special Occasions
    LoveSeafood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We went to Flemings for the 29.95 Prime Rib special. The food was very good; we usually only come here when they are having a special so it is more affordable. Their service is attentive, and makes for a nice expereince.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    PRSTAP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my second time at Flemings and it did not disappoint. The food and service were impeccable. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the food selections and wine choices and went above and beyond to accomodate us. If I lived in Des Moines I would frequent this establishment at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining for our anniversary
    Reli1020
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I dined for our 24th wedding anniversary. This was our first time here and my wife and I were very pleased with the service and our experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. A card signed by many of the staff was such a kind thought. We look forward to making this our anniversary destination again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner
    finewinedinerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Decided to go to Fleming's while on a business trip and enjoyed it thoroughly. We sat at the bar and had a great time talking with the bartenders and the manager, Ryan. He was very knowledgeable about wine and we had a great discussion. We all had different steaks and they were all cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stick with steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to this steakhouse and two of our five took the Mahi Mahi special. Both said it was horrible. Bad coating, very little mango salsa, fish was very dry....all around poor choice. As the three of us not having the special said....."stick with steak at a steakhouse." We also got caught in a change-over in the wine list, meaning we had to pick about three Cabs before we hit on one that they still had. We've been to this Fleming's for special occasions and everyday dining many times and this was our biggest disappointment yet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flemings, West Des Moines, IA
    MFOGeneva
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a high end beef restaurant that strives for high quality food, preparation, service and overall experience. Expect that experience and also expect to pay for it. Our server Barbara was very pleasant and well versed with the menu and wine list. Everything from appetizers to desert was top notch. The beef is the highest quality. It's pricey, but if you want to do it right, and you really love beef, this is the place. We had a few snafus that did not detract from the experience. One of the appetizers was not up to standard and was held back. We were comped for all the appetizers. My wife's steak was over-cooked and her entree was comped. They provided extra side dishes. Ryan was mgr and he is on top of everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superior Personal Service & Food
    Miata13
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    When using OpenTable for our Fleming's reservation, I noted that this would be an anniversary evening out and our first experience with Flemings. Upon arrival, from receptionist, to waitstaff (Kate Hoff was EXCELLENT), to table servers, all acknowledged and congratulated us on our anniversary. Our table was pre-set with a welcoming "Happy Anniversary" card personally signed by staff. Upon departure, we were again treated to special service with a nice small gift box of chocolate. All these little special touches coupled with excellent food quality and personalized responsive table service made our anniversary and first experience at Flemings memorable...even during Restaurant Week when we chose the specially priced meal offering!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Service
    sejjVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our evening at Fleming's was a pleasure from the time we were greeted until we left following a terrific meal. The mushroom ravioli and tenderloin medallions were delicious. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines reviews archive.
  • Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a very nice time with our family at the brunch. However the naim course was cold for us when we received it. The eggs Benedict w filet was cold and the meat way to rare. We were not asked if this was ok when ordering. I love to come for dinner but I won't come for this brunch again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meal to impress.
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent service, wait staff very knowledgeable, did everything but actually put the food in our mouth. Had Tomahawk steak for two. Cut by chef tableside. Even offered to cut into bite size pieces for us. Offered to save the bone to take home to our dogs, which we did. Was there for my wife's birthday. Server presented us with birthday card signed by staff and a box of truffles. Very nice. Only complaint was our side of macaroni and cheese with lobster was a little dry. Other than that our experience was well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I am always impressed with the service at the West Des Moines Flemings. They set the bar for other Flemings restaurants in other areas! Great food. Love the 5-6-7 menu in the bar!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The service was above expectations. It was very personalized, and the staff was very attentive. Food was delicious and the wine fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great, as usual!
    SusieBoVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We try to eat here each time we're in Des Moines...it seems like there's always a new dish to try and we're never disappointed! This time we tried the Brussel Sprouts side...it was excellent! We all tried different steaks...I had the small plate filet, which was great and just the right size...the other 3 had various cuts of steak and they were excellent and huge! Carrot cake for dessert...great, as usual. While it's pricey, the food is worth it and they don't rush you through your meal...we ended up sitting and talking for 3 hours!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first visit was very good.
    matt
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food was very good, beef of high quality. Pretty expensive for this market but for those of us that are used to high priced dining, very nice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice...
    luv2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    PROS: We have been to Flemings several times. The service is VERY GOOD. They offer a variety of food choices including Gluten Free. We went for the Easter Brunch. It was delicious including gluten free selection. CONS: Good music selections but played a little too loud for normal dinner conversation. Prices are high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Wine List
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Steak was not spectacular but good! Wine list was great. Server was well informed. Asiago Lobster Corn Chowder was excellent!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr. V
    wineandine
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a group of six, the service was superb and the steaks were unbelievable. It's definitely worth money.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    ferrarif1fan
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The server was the best part of this visit, i have been to many Flemings around the country. The food is always excellent. They had several specials with lobster, the lobster mac and cheese i seleceted sounded awsesome, sadly they informed me they were out of pasta?? oh well, they comped me the lobster mashed and it was good. Our server mad the meal she was great and very friendly...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    For as pricey as this place is, it was way too noisy! While the food was very good, their service has some real qwirks. Why do I need to be offered a dark dinner napkin as an alternative to the light linen one at the table? Do we really need to try and pretend to be that snobbish? And please stop having your wait and bus staff try to keep taking my bread plate before I've even had my entree delivered. And if I'm going to drop $75+ per person for dinner I'd at least like to be able to have a conversation with my wife without having to shout. I shouldn't feel like I'm at a sports bar!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Stop On Our Road Trip
    Kansasfoodie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The atmosphere, food & service was good but probably overpriced for what you got. Presentation of the filet order was unappealing by itself on a plain white plate. Even though the prices were high, the wait staff were very helpful and not snobbish. I did like that the wine ipad gave you the opportunity to view suggested wine pairings for the menu items.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spendy but worth it
    mhotmail
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great steaks and ala carte sides. The lobster mac'n'cheese was really good accompaniment to the bone-in filet. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Management?
    Dmon
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had a well written an substantial review of my experience at Flemings but was curtailed by the maximum amount of characters I could use. Let me sum it up: Did not get requested (two weeks in advance) booth. Service was inattentive. Food was just adequate. Had many previous visits and was extrememely pleased. Don't know how they've gone so wrong. Go to Outback for the same treatment/menu for a fraction of the cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place however it is pricy
    foodrater
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Excellent food, service, & ambience and it is pricy. I guess you get what you pay for. We spent what we thought was a lot for dinner, but for special occasions I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste bud heaven!
    Andrea
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The quality of the food and service in this restaurant puts the "average Joe steakhouse" to shame. My husband and I had a special dinner out two days after Valentine's Day---our first time at Fleming's. It put a good dent in the pocketbook, but as my husband put it, "It was worth it." He said his ribeye was about 5x better than the usual at a restaurant. I couldn't think of a meal I'd EVER had that was better. That's saying something. Highly recommend the small plate entree of sliced filet with shiitake mushroom risotto and porcini/butter drizzle----to die for! The wine, Fleming's potatoes, and chocolate lava cake were simply outstanding. We also loved the unexpected treat of a 4-piece box of delicious chocolates upon our departure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I am always impressed with this particular Flemings.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You can always depend on Flemings for, good food and excellent service. It was an enjoyable evening with our guests.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Porcini rubbed fillet was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Porcini rubbed fillet was the best steak I have had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere all very good. Little on the pricey side however. We were not impressed by the hostess
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy the ambience
    RonB
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Always enjoy the ambience at Flemings, but the service by the staff makes the experience special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, service & ambiance
    Yolanda
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were dining here for New Year's Eve. At other restaurants we have experienced hiccups on a night that is this busy but not tonight! Everything was spot on and absolutely superb! Thanks you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amateur night!
    Fishbone
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our 3rd time dining here. As usual food was great. Servers knowledgable & efficient. We recommend sticking to a bday or anniv & avoid big nights. Our reservation was before 7 & the hostess said the coat room was full. No apologies. Our party of four had to stuff overcoats into our booth, which was cumbersome when using the restroom. Staff more hurried than usual. Most disappointing part of the evening- staff repeatedly took unfinished plates from our table. The bread, Salad, gone. One person in our party ate her dinner alone because the other three dinner plates were snatched up. It was embarrassing. The last straw was having the dessert we were sharing taken away. We spent over $400 on dinner & were rushed out in under 2 hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre New Years Eve
    PackerFan
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Good stop for an early dinner for the new year. Steaks were absolutely fantastic. Service was good. but not at the usual high standards.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    Kathy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Our recent dining experience at Flemings was good. Our waitress was very attentive and energetic. Temperature of steaks was moderate, despite our server saying "these plates are very hot." Plates were warm to the touch, not hot at all. Portions of side dishes seemed smaller than our past Flemings dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • have had better
    Tee17
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great ambience great service Food is mediocre for the price Expected much more than what was delivered for a 5 Star restaurant Ruth Chris and Gibsons run circles around Flemings
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Chazman
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The food was great! I can't say enough about the staff--very warm and engaging.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    Ekenj
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great food and romantic spot. Flavorful and tender steaks. You will spend a lot but its worth the money. Great for date night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.