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Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine bar (moved from LA board)

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blackbookali Feb 1, 2005 08:12 PM

Anyone ever been? I know the one in Newport has been around for awhile . . . and I think one is coming to Woodland Hills . . . thinking about paying a visit.

  1. Robert Hobbs May 23, 2008 08:43 AM

    I used to go to Flemings quite often and have always loved each and every visit. I would rank it #2 right behind Mastros.

    The meat choices, fish, sides and appetizers are all awesome. I cant recall one item that i didnt like. Not only that, but the Newport (fashion island) location always had really friendly and curteous staff. The manager made several rounds making sure everyone seemed happy.

    1. kelvlam May 22, 2008 03:35 PM

      For OC's hounder, so other than Fleming's and Mastro's, apparently there's a new-kid-on-the-block: Manhattan Supper Club

      http://www.ocweekly.com/food/feature-...

      I have only read all the raving review about it. Have any hounder who tried the place can shed some light also? :-

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      Manhattan Steak and Seafood
      202 S Main Street, Orange, CA 92868

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        OCBites May 22, 2008 07:55 PM

        My visits (two) to Mahattan Supper Club were dismally uneven. My short rib was the high point, though. For the worst dessert ever, try the Bananas Foster. And the service? Oy! Such a pale imitation of fine dining... I was embarassed for them.

        I've been telling folks I like to go for drinks only, for now. I tell my enemies to go asap.

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          kelvlam May 25, 2008 09:43 AM

          woh. that sux. thx for the heads up OCBites... sounds like definitely would be embrassing if I take a date there :-)

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        mmarnell May 5, 2007 07:43 PM

        I've been to Fleming's in San Diego multiple times. I was excited when the one in Woodland Hill opened. We have been there twice. It is really good. The atmosphere is loud but food is AWESOME! The wine is always good, but expensive. My husband and I always bring our own. The service is always good. That type of place is for special occasions. There are alot of other steak restaurants that are good.
        Houston's - Pasadena
        Steak Joynt - North Hollywood
        Arroyo Steak House - Pasadena

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          carter May 22, 2008 04:54 PM

          Steak Joynt closed 1-2 years ago.
          Flemings is not able to keep up with the competition for quality steak - not bad, just not equal.
          And the wines that they brag about are truly nothing special at very high prices.

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            Philly May 23, 2008 10:09 AM

            "Steak Joynt closed 1-2 years ago". Post is a year old; maybe it was open at that time.

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          McQuaid Feb 2, 2005 12:08 PM

          I love Flemings in Manhattan Beach, but it is very expensive and the wines by the glass seem way too overpriced.

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            tommy Feb 4, 2005 09:42 AM

            The only Flemings i've tried was in Houston, Texas, in The Woodlands. It was good and it was pricey. I do prefer Ruth's Chris.

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            FoodObsessive Feb 2, 2005 09:38 AM

            Their sides are very good too, though served in absurdly large portions. Under-order the sides - you'll still take some home. Regarding the wine list, it's not just that they have a good selection by the glass, the staff is knowledgable and able to make useful recommendations. I'll take Fleming's over The Palm or Ruth's Chris any day.

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              cvc Feb 2, 2005 05:23 AM

              I must confess to being a big fan of Fleming's and have been to the El Segundo store on a few occasions.
              As already stated, their wine by the glass program (but also their sides) are a cut above. Steaks are tasty, tender and satisfying. Think Ruth's Chris without the butter which makes sense since Paul Fleming came from that organization. You could wait for them to open in the old Spago location on Sunset. Now if they only served breakfast. Dino's anyone?

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                KenT Feb 2, 2005 12:02 AM

                Been to the one in Manhattan Beach a couple times, large selection of wines by the glass but not very exciting wines. The steaks is suppose to be prime, but I think Costco choice steaks taste better when I grilled them at home. Not worth the money unless someone else is paying for it (expense account would be good).

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                  hbgrrl Feb 1, 2005 08:51 PM

                  My DH and I have dined at their Newport Beach location twice, and really had a great evening.
                  They're the only place that's ever offered us flights of wine, and they have a fantastic cheese plate.
                  But you're probably wondering about the steak.
                  Ours were superb.
                  Not sure how you rate Ruth Chris, but I'd say, totally on par, or better than RC.
                  We ate ourselves silly, and enjoyed it all.
                  As a matter of fact, recently having dined at RC, we'd go back to Fleming's before RC.

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                    Hugh Lipton Feb 2, 2005 12:31 AM

                    I've only been to the one in La Jolla dn think that it may be one of the best of the chains around. Better than RC and better than Morton's. Really like their steaks. Great and not overpriced winelist to boot.

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