There are dozens of awesome restaurants in DTLA, so whenever we go out to eat we try to go some place new and original. For that reason, we have avoided Fleming’s Prime Steak House at L.A. Live. Well, over the holidays we were given a $100 Fleming’s gift card, so the other night we decided to check the place out. I had very low expectations. I was expecting your stereotypical steak house. I was wrong… very wrong.
Let’s start with the service! As soon as we walked in the front door we were whisked off to the dining room. Our server Mary was perfect. She was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. When you go to Fleming’s, request Mary as your server. She’s the best.
Did you know that Fleming’s offers over 100 different wines by the glass? And they offer either 6 ounce pours, or 9 ounce pours. I really appreciate that because 6 ounce is never enough and you end up buying a second glass. Anyway, I splurged and ordered the Jolie Pitt & Perrin Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval. (I drank most of it before taking the photo, sorry.) It was $27 for the 9 ounce pour, but remember we had that $100 gift card.
Okay, let’s talk about the food! At Fleming’s they promise to “deliver an indulgent steak experience customized for you.” According to their website, “they serve the finest available hand-selected USDA Prime, Certified Angus and Wagyu beef expertly aged a minimum of 21 days. Your steak will be prepared to your exact preferences, seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper, then broiled at 1600⁰ and finished with butter and fresh parsley.” After reading that, my husband ordered one of the night’s specials, a Bone-in Filet Mignon with a side of Scallops ($76.45). I went for another special, the North Atlantic Lobster Tail and half Alaskan King Crab Leg combo ($49.90). I know it sounds pricey, but remember we had that $100 gift card. We also ordered the Modern Caesar Salad ($11.50) made of hearts of romaine, parmesan, fried capers and crisp prosciutto chips plus a side of Sauteed Mushrooms ($12.50).
The food was delicious. I mean really really delicious. The steak was “indulgent” as promised. I love that the lobster/crab combo was served with melted butter that was heated with my own private candle-lit cauldron.
Remember our $100 gift card? It wasn’t enough – LOL! Even with the $100 card, the dinner set us back almost another $200 but the meal was wonderful… expensive, but wonderful. You don’t have to go to Fleming’s and order the most expensive glass of wine or the most expensive steak to get a great meal. You can go to Fleming’s and sit at the bar and have a great time for a lot less. I put Fleming’s Prime Steak House on my list of favorite DTLA restaurants.
Fleming’s Prime Steak House & Wine Bar 800 W. Olympic Blvd (in L.A. Live) 213.745.9911