The Art of doing it well
When something is done well, without fanfare you know you have a good thing going. That is Flemings. We have been there a few times and each visit was marked by friendly service from the moment we walked in. The IPAD wine menu was fun to scroll thru, quick descriptive listings of the specials, and most important delicious food.
We had a quick witted and fun waitress who knew just when to show up and stay away. Water was refilled often.
I have 390 characters to go but like the style of Flemings this review should be simple (except for the wine list! Remarkable!) and to the point. A really good restaurant.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our evening We like
Enjoyed our evening We like the small plates since so many steak places over serve with large portions and high prices.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was good service was
food was good service was very good , the lobster could of been cooked a little more.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An exceptional steak house
An exceptional steak house in a city filled with them. The quality and the service is second to none.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love their steak!!
Its a great place to go for good food!! The server was not as enthusiastic about the place where he worked because i told the server Mathew that it was my first time at the place and had like to know something about the restaurant and he didn't even tell me anything about the restaurant! He didn't even tell me about their specialties or signature dishes until i asked for them! But over all i had a great time once the stake came to my table and it was juice and delicious!! Don't forget to get their delicious desert it was worth the 20 minutes wait for the Chocolate Lava Cake!!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A different Cinco de Mayo
We weren't looking for a place for Cinco de Mayo, just a delicious steak & a nice glass of wine. Flemings was a perfect choice. The service was great and the food delicious. The only problem was that my very rare steak was really not rare enough when it was served. It was replaced promptly & perfect the second time but it is always a little irritating to have to wait for the replacement. The restaurant wasn't busy so I was quickly back in business. We finished up with a delicious dessert that was more than enough for 2.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good was excellent! Portion size good. Will go back. Service was very good!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the most amazing time at Flemings. We were there to celebrate 3 major anniversaries and were looking for a great meal and Flemings outdid themselves! A must have is the "Flemings Potatoes" and my favorite the "Farmer's Daughter" martini! Simply amazing! Our wait staff (Sandra and Mike) took care of us like we were family and we felt like we were family by the time we left. Even the manager and chef were amazing to us! A great ending to our evening was when they surprised us with wonderful chocolates and champagne to help us celebrate. We could not have asked for a better place to celebrate our anniversaries and will go back again and again!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
They never disappoint
This was our second visit to Fleming's and it was just as good as last time. Service was great, very impressive. The wine list is now organized on iPads making it easy to find what you'd like. The steaks were amazing! We would definitely go back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was amazing
We were there for our anniversary and the staff did anything possible to ensure we had a perfect evening! Topnotch service the entire night.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and top quality steak prepared to the proper temp.
We were not rushed,so we enjoyed our visit with our dining partners.
Coffee was delicious and the creme brulee' finished off the meal perfectly!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like the service. They make you feel special
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, and
The service was great, and I enjoyed the cocktails. Hats off to the bartender. I ordered the ribeye steak. It was a big steak, and it was good. My desire is that it would have been more flavorful.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food ok, atmosphere nice
We arrived a little early for our reservation and were able to enjoy a $6 martini and a $6 appetizer at the bar downstairs. We would definitely return for that, since it was a bustling scene with good drinks and food. Dinner was fine, but it did not really blow me away for a steak place.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fleming's is owned by the Outback folks, so I figured it would be average. It's also a fine-dining steakhouse, so I knew it would be expensive. But the food was much better than I'd thought -- steak cooked just right, and just juicy enough -- and the prices were reasonable (for a steakhouse: $30-45). Service was top-notch and my wife and I were impressed. Only downside: a little too much spice in the rub for my taste. We'd go back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 4 of us at the
There were 4 of us at the restaurant for a business dinner with a client at a table upstairs. The volume was nicely balanced such that we could carry on a conversation such that all 4 of us could hear and participate. The food was fabulous and the steak filets were so tender they melted in the mouth.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best baked cream corn ever
I took 2 friends from out of town to Fleming's. We were able to get last minute reservations. The food was great. The baked cream corn was the best I have had. Great night over all!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place. Had a bunch
Loved this place. Had a bunch of small plates between four or us, they were all fantastic and perfect for tasting a little of
everything. Finished with a desert between us, worked out great!! The place is very nice, not as heavy and dark looking
like many other steak joints. Perfect location with floor to ceiling windows that make the place very trendy looking.! Really
enjoyed out experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food - great
Always great food - great service - the staff always makes you feel welcome --- Special kudos to Jerri Griffin
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive tasty steak
Was in the mood to splurge, so decided to eat at Fleming's Steakhouse. Was solo, so ate at the bar although I was offered a table upstairs. Service started off spotty, but improved as things went along. Food was great, but not cheap. Steak was cooked & seasoned perfectly -- very good. Quality of meat was just good, I've had better at other top notch steakhouses, but nothing to complain about. The Fleming's Potatoes were out of this world tasty, although I probably don't want to know the calorie count in them. Wine list was extensive, with a large by-the-glass selection. Enjoyed the iPad wine list, although to some I'm sure it would be a bit gimmicky. Given the price certainly not an every day place to eat, but it can be nice to splurge.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
From the moment we arrived at Fleming's, we felt special. The bartenders in the downstairs bar were both attentive and chatty enough, but not intrusive. We always had a full glass of water or were offered more wine when the it was necessary.
Every person from the first hostess, to the second hostess, to the waiter, and then the manager all mentioned our anniversary, which made it even more special. The Shrimp Cocktail was way overpriced for $18, 4 "U-10" shrimp. More like U-14, they were not the largest I've seen for the price. The Fleming's Salad was okay, the raw red onion was undesirable and the salad would've been better if it were just mixed greens instead of incorporating romaine/iceberg. We'll talk about steaks another time...
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Service,Great Food
I've been here more than once and this resaurant is consistently quality throughout.
We are always pleased with our meals. They offer wonderful specials that change routinely.
The staff is excellent!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here before, overall
Have been here before, overall good restaurant. French Onion soup is OUTSTANDING. Only complaint was paid $40 for a petite filet and a good chunk of it was FAT, food was more flavorful last visit - main entree, otherwise would of given 5 stars in all categories. Maybe a different chef, if so, last chef was way better. Waitstaff was very good.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Parking
We always have most delicious and wonderful meal at Flemings, but what makes it an especially great place is that you can park right next door at a very reasonable rate. Take advantage of their special bar offers, their Sunday and Monday Prime Rib dinner, and the parking next door!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the Prime Rib dinner on Sunday and it was great, cooked to perfection
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Dinner in Chicago=PERFECT!
Our waiter, Grant, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and courteous. Perfect timing of all courses-including his drop by the table to see if we would like to order the Chocolate Lava Cake. That was to-die-for!!
We spent a holiday weekend in Chicago and this was our last dinner. We took our 7-yo son and he was treated very well. The atmosphere was lovely and the food divine.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the money
Wonderful but expensive. We were celebrating with our son (whom we don't see often), so it was the perfect place to go. Loved the seafood tower, their steaks are supreme and the service is outstanding. Plus, it's a 1,000 point OpenTable restaurant!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Experience and yes
Excellent Experience and yes I would dine there again
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
After walking in and out of three different restaurants for various reasons before making my way to Fleming's, it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for - great food, great service, great atmosphere.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time experience
We went as a group of 4 and we all thought the food was very.good, one had the steak , one had chicken, one had the fish, and one had the pork chop... Everything was very good!!! Wine list was awesome .. A little price but hey that's what you expect from Chicago...
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth every bit of it
From the time you walk in until you leave the service is great. Great food. Great ambiance.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dinner-truly exceeded any expectation. Upstairs was nice and quiet for a dinner meeting
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to dine, easy to
Nice place to dine, easy to get a reservation. Wait staff was efficient and prompt.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food--great drinks!
I thoroughly enjoy going to Flemings. They have excellent food and the service is extremely kind. On your birthday, they treat you like a queen/king. :)
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Great Wine List
This place has 100 wines by the glass! And more by the bottle. Very nice selection.
Food was very good and the service was also very prompt and personable.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Filet Ever!
We came here because of the Gluten Free Menu ... yes an actual menu for Celiac's, not just we can do this or this! Vesper Martini was everything I had hoped it would be. I had the special Filet with Alaska King Crab (shelled) and a lobster sauce .... mmmmmm. Creme Brule was perfect for a finish for a fantastic dinner!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Dine
We had a fantastic first time experience at Fleming's. The view from upstairs was great and the service was impeccable. Wonderful suggestions were given by our friendly and professional server, Chris. We loved the extensive wine list and the prices were affordable. The crab cakes were amazing and the lobster mac and cheese delicious. Can't resist the carrot cake for that end of the meal delight. We look forward to our next dining experience.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Happy Hour Specials!!
We loved the Happy Hour Specials! Will be back soon with more gal pals!! Thanks!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything that was ordered came in a timely manner and was absolutely delicious
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a great server made our anniversary dinner perfect.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently wonderful service,
Consistently wonderful service, food & ambience. My favorite neighborhood spot to dine!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like steak and wine...go, go
Delicious tomahawk steak for two; when the wine we selected was not available, they gave us a more expensive bottle for the lesser price. Very courteous and professional. I joy to eat there, we were visiting Chicago and would definitely go again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best steaks I've had!
We had dinner with friends on a Saturday and everything was excellent! Very nice atmosphere, service was outstanding. The food was excellent and the Dry Aged Prime Ribeye with Iron Crust preparation was one of the best steaks I've had yet! Definitley will return in the future.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just one picky point
Steak was excellent, service very good but what gives with the anemic bourbon selection-especially for a steak house. Only three choices. Went to an Italian place a couple of nights afterward and they had eleven to choose from.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot spot w/nice flair!
Went out on Halloween for B-Day celebration. Wonderful service and excellent food. As a novice wine drinker, the hostess made the experience on choosing a selection fun and enjoyable. The Crab cakes were excellent...(I'm going back just to have those all to myself as an entree, along w/the turtle walnut pie - a la mode of course ;-) ) ! My husband and I both choose the prime rib - well done, very tasty and not over cooked. We shared a side of lobster mac n cheese which we thought was pretty tasty. Outstanding dining experience.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected, 100 wines too
I chose Fleming's over a plethora of other steak joints in River North Chicago because of 100 wines by the glass, 1 previous + experience with the chain and experience/knowledge that the famous local steak places are uneven and laurel-resting. The architecture and setting were quite nice. Prices were pretty typical, if you are eating at a place like this you know what it costs although the sides were $2-3 more than typical these days. 100 wines by the glass were quite a solid selection and the wine list overall is a good one. I would up buying an older bottle of wine and of course, the server did not know how to extract the cork. So, I had to wait for the bartender to rescue the server, borderline unacceptable wait. Still, recommended.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great night in River North
For a Saturday night, for a River North hotspot, Flemings was uncrowded. From greeting to exit, the staff were terrific. One glitch - where they put us in the bar with televisions - was quickly, kindly and efficiently remedied. The main dining room is much better. Our waiter Gordon, neither unctious nor insoucient, hit just the right note of attentiveness and helpfulness and remained that way through the evening. We had the brie and apples and crab cake appetizers. Both were very good, but the crab cakes were excellent. My companion had the dry-aged ribeye and declared it among the best she's had. I had the two-breasted chicken. Excellent. The wine choices were minimal, but the quality of those was very good. Highly reocmmended.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My sister came to visit for the weekend and I read that Fleming's was a top choice steakhouse in Chicago. It did not disappoint! Great atmosphere, great food, and the overall evening was perfect.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat
Went there for my moms 60th birthday and we had a wonderful time!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Wine!
Great mushroom ravioli appetizer, filet and seared ahi tuna! This restaurant is batting 1,000% in our 3 visits. Conveniently located near Michigan Avenue.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM