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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

103 Summit Boulevard
It's a chain, but we'll list it because Birmingham doesn't have much in the way of locally owned, independent steakhouses -- and it's very good, although when we went several years ago, we thought their much-vaunted list of 100 wines by the glass was overpopulated with mass-market offerings you can find anywhere.

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 01:22PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments3 Comments

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I have been enjoying Fleming's for years. The food is excellent and they always strive for superb service. I must mention that the Fleming's 100 wines by the glass has improved dramatically since they first opened. I have noticed lately lots of much smaller boutique wineries are on both the reserve list and the glass list. I highly recommend checking out Fleming's again if you haven't been in awhile.

November 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

My husband and I ate their last night and were not impressed at all. Greatly overpriced for the value of the food. I had the Beef Flemington and it was okay but not excellent. The filet was undercooked (rare, not medium rare)and squishy. My husband liked his lamb chops. Two of our dishes, the baked potato and charcuterie appetizer, were missing items listed on the menu (chives and pate, respectively). The baked potato was $6.50, ridiculous price for a $2.00 spud at best. We have eaten at the steakhouse next door (Village Tavern) and have enjoyed it much more.

June 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjbadger

It is ridiculously expensive. But I still haven't yet had a better steak anywhere else in birmingham. That is, for a tradiational steak like a filet or strip. My steak is always burned/charred on the outside at Ruth Chris and was disappointing at Plaza.

Plaza has the best bananas foster though.

Ocean has a consistently good steak also (particularly good being a seafood restaurant).

Flemmings service has always been good, and I really like their bar area. It is very upscale. All the sides are ala carte, so come with your retirement account if you want a full meal.

By the way, for "alternative" cuts, like flank steak or hangar steak (which can be really excellent), go next door to the village tavern.

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbg

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