We went to Fleming’s in Boston on Friday night. What a mistake. The kitchen does not know how to prepare food, the lobster bisque was cold, the shrimp were rubbery, the steaks were grizzly and a so called steak house can’t tell when a steak is medium rare. Add in bad service, our soup/salad plates weren’t removed from the table until after we were served our entrée. We had to move the plates around on the table for the server to then ignore them. The side dishes were plopped on the table with no serving utensils.
To add insult to injury after informing the management of the bad food and shoddy service the pen provided to sign the credit card chit was out of ink. It figures this place does not care about any details. The prices indicate a fine dining establishment, too bad the food and service don’t follow suit.
We won't be going back ever....
Whenever I go there, I tell them we're going to the theatre. never have been late.True, it is expensive.You don't want to be stressed out at those prices.I've had some great times there.I'm hooked on the lamb chops. Best I've ever had.Remember, it's not the Outback. Plan ahead & speak up if you have plans. Always great service
Perhaps our expectations were too high, but at the very least we had hoped for an above-average meal. While the waitstaff was good (pleasant and professional), the meal was truly a major let-down.
We did not have appetizers or any alchohol. I had the lamb ($40) and my husband had the mixed grill which was a 6 oz. filet and lobster tail ($50. The waiter asked us to check that the meat was cooked correctly and one cut into one lamb chop indicated it was fine. However, the other two were raw - not rare. Since we were going to a show after we did not send the dinner back. The filet and lobster were very good. Why it took so long to prepare raw chops, I don't know. We also ordered the galic mashed potatos (good) and grilled asparagus (good). Coffe and Creme Brulee for dessert (very good).
A pleasant atmosphere but altogether way overpriced ($170 for two). We won't be going back.
We went for my son's 20th birthday--the service was good, the food delicious, and the atmosphere fitting for an occassion.
If there can be too much service--there was--except for the refilling of my water glass--but at the end of the meal which was delicious, the waitress brought a creme bruele' with a lit candle and said, "happy birthday" to my son. I had not asked for this, but did put a note in the on-line reservation that I had made 2 weeks, prior. It was a nice touch to a nice evening.
Went to Flemings with 5 other guys looking forward to a great meal.
We had a reservation and had arrived 40 minutes early. The staff set our table up early and seated us about 20 minutes later, still 20 minutes before our reservation. This was nice.
I found the dining room room to be too dark, barely able to see the menu.
The waiter was execellent and saw to all our needs.
We had plenty of attenion from the waitstaff, Regular intervals for repeat drinks and filled the water glasses as needed.
Everything is ala carte. Started with the cajun shrimp, although it was spiced it lacked any real flavor and could have been just warm shrimp. Disapointing.
Next moved on to the cesar salad.
The salad was good, not great but good again the flavors didn't jump out. Not bold at all.
Next was the 20 ounce bone in NY strip ordered rare. The waiter double checked to make sure I knew what was, I did. The steak was delivered as ordered, cooked perfectly.
This steak as with the rest of the meal was not flavorful. I was expecting a mouthwatering piece of meat and recieved a bland strip steak. The meat itself was just average at best. Salt and pepper added at the table made it palatable
With the steak I ordered a baked potato. This was huge russet opened with a zig zag pattern. It came with a plate of sour cream, bacon bits, butter and cheddar cheese.
This was the high point of the meal.
I was so disappointed with the meal I skipped dessert, after this average at best meal I decided why bother getting anything else.
all told with valet parking and drinks my share was 150.00 plus tip.
Way overpriced considering the meal.
When you go out to eat the meal should be better then you can make yourself. This was not the case for Flemings, I have had better meat from costcos, cooked at home.
I don't know where the pricing estimate came from above, the entress start at 40.00 and go up from there.
I would not recemend this restaurant and not go back