Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto

Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ca/palo-alto
  • Phone: 6503298457
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Cal Train is located one block away at University Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Lots of open parking
A word from Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lobster & Filet Mignon special is wonderful. Highly recommend for this special (until 9-30-2014)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place For Spacial Occasion
    JoeyC
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ate here with my wife to celebrate 34th wedding anniversary. The staff was very welcoming and attentive from the moment we arrived, acknowledging our special occasion there. Our server, Sandra, was great and helped us with our food and wine selections. I had the dry aged rib eye steak. It was delicious. The dry aged give it a nuttier taste than a regular cut. It was cooked as I ordered it, medium rare. I would put this steak on par with the one I had at Ditka's restaurant in Chicago. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. The manager, Michael, was very nice. He came over to congratulate us on our anniversary and also gave us a little gift. All in all this was probably one of the best dining experiences we have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fleming's Steakhouse
    GFOODVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fleming's Steakhouse is owned by the Outback Steakhouse. And frankly, the quality has declined over the years. The restaurant in Palo Alto moved from a nicer, larger location to a smaller place, and the quality declined as well. We ordered the crab cakes and they were o.k. We ordered a Ceaser salad and it was o.k. And we had their dry aged ribeyes which were just o.k. Fleming's used to be better in my opinion. At one time is was reaching the level of Ruth's Chris. Most of thei wines seem to be twist off bottles. Why they focus on twist off bottles is probably because their young staff can open it easier. They need a more expert staff and higher quality. The place tasted like the Outback, but with much higher prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always nice
    TesuquwVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Flemings always does a great job. I love the specials that they run such as burgers and fine wine. Wow! Can't miss here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Sweetheart
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We selected Prime Rib dinner set, it is really valuable....we really enjoy. Service is excellent, ambiance is very good. We must come back again and try different course. BTW, after dinner, we received a thanks email from restaurant, I feel it is really sweet and really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed and Will Be Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I went here on a Wednesday night and didn't expect much because of some of the hit or miss reviews and change in location, BUT i was utterly impressed!! The hostess greeted us perfectly and sat us own at a table. Then Sandra (our waiter) introduced herself and it was all great after that. The staff constantly checked in on us, food was great, and priced well. We ordered the bone in ribeye with a few sides. Highly recommend the creamed spinach and Fleming's potatoes. Overall the service was great, food was good, and I left with a great impression. Will be going back and are very satisfied. A special thanks to Samantha for the high five and coming around to ask how were we doing. :-)
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  • Birthday dinner
    Foodieanne58
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The staff was extremely helpful. They even served the cakes we brought. The dinners were very good. All al a carte. We felt it was a little expensive, but it was a special occasion. All in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try Summer menu
    BabalooVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had the 3 course summer menu for $40 and it was outstanding! We can hardly wait to return and order it again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    tomgolfer
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was our 2nd trip to the 'new' Fleming's location at Stanford Shopping center. In a nutshell, we will go somewhere else when we want a prime steak. On our last visit the food was a disaster and the service was attentive. On this trip, we arrived on time but waited over 10 minutes to be seated in a restaurant that was perhaps 65% full. We then waited another 10 minutes for our waiter to appear. Our waiter was young and clearly inexperienced. We brought our own wine and endured another wait while he located a decanter. So we are 20+ minutes in with nothing ordered yet. Food was passable, but place is too hit or miss...at these prices it should be consistent in both service and food. No thanks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dry aged steak
    wateredDownMojitos
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Steak alone will bring me back over and over again
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 432 reviews are from the Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto reviews archive.
  • Belated Mother's Day Dinner
    SFMomOf2VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family was looking forward to Fleming's for a belated Mother's Day dinner. The food was great as we expected. This is the first time our overall experience was "Fair," usually it's outstanding. Problem was our waitress did the minimum in terms of service. We had to flag her down a couple of times, once to get my husband's wine order (he asked for a few more minutes to decide, but she took away all the wine glasses, then was surprised when he wanted to order wine). When our dishes came, she didn't come and check on us for a long time. Our beverages were not refilled regularly either. She was polite, but didn't interact with us very much. I did tell a manager when we left that service was not up to our usual experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too much $$$ for the food we got
    foodieluv
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    easily could have had the same $ (but 10xbetter) food at Alexanders - it was a disappointing fatty piece of filet - with a basic mac and cheese (not great) and basic fries....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • attentive
    Lee7
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    good service, attentive wait staff. appreciate service manager coming by to say hello. wine selection was good. food,.. as always,.. cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay for Average dinner
    OpenStudioVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We had eaten here several times before and decided to try again as we had just arrived from the east coast. The service was excellent, the food was average, the ambience what you would expect at a steak house in a shopping mall. Parking was an issue with huge construction going on next door taking up a lot of parking spaces.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch service
    goldbloodedgrillerVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Tried out the new Flemings for moms day. The restaurant looks good, much more space than the the old location. The food seems the same which was fine, the wine list is better, but the service has been taken to a very high level. Our server & the GM checked in on us often. they were very personable & accommodating. Truly VIP service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Since moving to the new building Flemings has definitely declined in quality. It went from being a high end steak house to a high end local restaurant with high prices. Everything has declined, food, service, ambiance. It seems like a deliberate attempt by the restaurant to go "down market".
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  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The bar servers are much better than the in house servers. The food was not good at all. The pork chop that I ordered was so tough and dry. The steak is under seasoned and cold. The managers was kind enough to comp the dessert and pork chop. The service was terrible in a sense that there was no one to help you pour your wine or even ask whether the food was good. I waited for 15-20 minutes just for my bill and plastic bag and cork to bring my wine home even though I ask two servers. It is just appalling for a place to charge so much and have service that is so not attentive. The saving grace was when I was at the bar. The servers were so attentive to come and pour my wine, ask me about my appetizers. He was kind to always fill my water.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Very Corporate and Very Expensive. Service is attentive. Interior is attractive, but institutional. Food is good, but unexceptional.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food but slow
    steak4me
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    It took an hour for our food to come out, for four people: one petit filet, two cowboy ribeye, and one burger. Food was great but the wait was ridiculous. It wasn't even that busy either, as it was already 8pm on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    for the price it was not worth it. our steaks were overcooked and the sides were not very good at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT steak ! OINION RINGS 2 LUV !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The server was very late to greet us & bring bread /water, .... but when she came, she apologized many times ... so that made up for it. Steak was GREAT ! I had a RIB EYE medium well and it was perfect ... wife had butterfly Fliet and that was good too ... ONION RINGS are really great and one of the best I had :) I have seen many average/low reviews for this place, but I liked it and will go again. Noise level is higher than other steak houses ... but it does not bother me.. They actually had a high energy music or something playing ... again , when the food is good, none of those bother me :) Thanks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience vs expectation
    littleone
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Flemings came higly recommended as a great steakhouse. My disappointments started with the wine selection - we're out, followed by a side order - we're out! The prime rib dinner was highlighted by a great ceasar salad and followed by a very gristly overcooked piece of prime rib - and no creamed corn (we're out). Service was disappointing; had to remind our waitperson for a couple of items. Overall, the experience in Palo Alto was nothing like what my friend experienced at another Flemings. I would not recommend nor return to this establishment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • STEAKS NOT "GREAT." TOO EXPENSIVE.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    STEAKS NOT "GREAT." TOO EXPENSIVE. TERRIBLE WINE LIST. MISSED THE SALAD DRESSING.PROBABLY WILL NOT RETURN…….SORRY PS: "ENERGETIC" = TOO NOISEY
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday celebration
    Shygnome
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went to Flemings to celebrate my moms birthday. It was quite a treat. I had the pepper steak with green beans which was tasty. For dessert we shared the lava cake and a slice of carrot cake. Though I'm known for being a chocolate fiend I would have to say I enjoyed the carrot cake the best. To quote the server it's how a carrot cake should be made. Delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brought the family to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Brought the family to dine for dinner on Valentine's Day. Got there early and went to the bar to wait until reservation time, did not receive attention from bar tender. The waiter taking our order did not get our order right. My son ordered a medium + cooked filet and the steark was nearly rare. The waiter only checked on us 1 time during dinner. I understand that it was Valentine's Day but for the price we paid for dinner I felt that we should have received a better quality of service. I did not enjoy my dinner since I was turned off and disappointed by the service from the moment I walked in.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    James
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was perfect and the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    catsiVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The steak and sides were awesome and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience!
    FoodMaven
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We arrived early and were seated, although right next to the kitchen. Moving to a booth was not an issue (+). Our servers were right on top of everything (water, bread, menu, etc.) - great service. It was my husband's birthday and he received a card and box of truffles (nice touch). A couple of small irritations: my steak had a section of tough sinew right in the middle of the piece, so I don't think it was trimmed properly. Also, at the end of the meal, the table was not "swept" for crumbs - not a big deal, but considering the atmosphere, I would think this is a standard practice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closest thing to NYC …
    BigNightVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Look, it ain't like a venerable NY steakhouse, but it's pretty close. Give it a 7 on a 10 scale for food and service. If you want the best steak, and we did, it would be good, not great, but this isn't NY or Kansas City. They do a nice job on cooking and made my teenage son and I feel very happy. We ate steaks, lobster and more. They are light on the single malt scotches, however. Wine was okay, not bada-bing. Waiter was great and the ambiance was exciting… considering it is here in the 'burbs. I'd go back. Compare this to Sundance and you might get confused as they are both good steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    foodie324VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had a nice time. The food was good. service good. But way overpriced for what we got. Would not go back for a long time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    Maggie14
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We took my mother in law with us and she can be very hard to deal with; picky eater, walker, hard of hearing... She enjoyed a delicious swordfish while the rest of us had wonderful filet and caesar salad. Extensive wine list and very good service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sloppy Service
    PrimeRibLover
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We were greeted promptly by the server but he neglected to offer the iPad wine list. What's the point of having a digital wine list if your server just ignores it and took it away before we had a chance to look at it? Long wait between courses and no beverage refills. We will return for another try and hope for a different server.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New location at Stanford Mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    New location at Stanford Mall and like the changes-open floor with sectioned rooms, muted colors and indirect lighting, quieter. Food excellent as before and special pricing for holidays made it even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is overpriced and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food is overpriced and poorly prepared. The cavernous setting feels more like a cafeteria than a high quality restaurant. The service was marginal - inattentive wait-staff who mouthed rote greetings. I will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Now
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The noise level in the new location is still moderate but not like the former location at Stanford. Also I am so happy that the grilled mushrooms do not have portabella mushrooms anymore, but just those smaller more tasty 'shrooms. Always a great meal and fun evening. Pricy, but worth it for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    CoachVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Went for repeat performance and, again, food and service outstanding. Brian outstanding as GM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    ladyonthelake
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We were seated in a lovely booth, as requested. Our waiter Angel was both professional and personable, a perfect combination. When I had trouble deciding on a wine for my meal, Angel took it upon himself to bring me two tastings of what he thought would be ideal pairings. The food was very good, the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    maria
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This restaurant is the best for steaks !!!!!Words are not enough to describe how good it is.The service is perfect.Ambience is cozy and vibrant.Desserts are just as amazing as the entrees!!!I highly recommend !!!!A little bit expensive but its worth!!!!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Been here four or five times. Lobster Tempura is amazing. Have had several different things - each item is solid - service is always great and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Netty
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    I took my mother to Flemmings to celebrate her birthday. Our server Rick was AMAZING! He was very attentive, and met all our requests. The food was delicious! When dessert came around of course my moms dessert came with a candle, that was to be expected. But a few minutes later Rick came to the table with a signed birthday card and a box of Flemmings chocolate truffles. My mom was very happy and so was I. Rick and Flemmings made my mom feel very special on her day. For all that it was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.