About Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients
with the finest USDA Prime beef. Every dish is meticulously made from scratch and served by our
attentive staff. You’ll also discover the perfect wine for every mood with the Fleming’s 100®, our
award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Our wine list features top-rated vineyards from
around the world. We also offer Private Dining Rooms and a personal Private Dining Director who
will craft the perfect occasion for any group size or budget. At Fleming’s, every visit is filled with
Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm, Sonoma Sunday Brunch & Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Lots of open parking
Cal Train is located one block away at University Ave.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Dining has never been so personal. Our Private Dining Directors coordinate with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience, customized to your group size.
Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto Ratings and Reviews
Took our son out for a special night be ...
Took our son out for a special night before heading back to college. Reception was pleasant, waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. However food was only average and price was astronomical - if I get a $60 steak it should be perfect - mine was not even hot. Waiter said "be careful with the plate" because of temperature but it was luke warm. Had a soggy salad to start, food was OK for a mid level place but for the prices they charge no way.
Finally was able to dine after several c ...
Finally was able to dine after several cancellations. Was able to accommodate us as requested on Open Table. Steaks were excellent and prepared as requested. Fleming's potato was too strong with the jalapeno flavor. Menu could be broader. Staff services were friendly and helpful. Had a nice dinner.
We absolutely love Fleming's! From the o ...
We absolutely love Fleming's! From the out of this world porcini mushroom raviolis to the unique yet amazing Caesar salad, to the absolutely delicious steak with porcini rub, to the incredible Fleming's potatoes, to the decadent cheesecake, this play does not disappoint!! On top of all those amazing food items, the service is superb. If you get a chance to have Steve as your server, do it! He always makes us feel special. He goes above and beyond. He's not only the best server at Fleming's but one of the best we've EVER had! Definitely going again and again.
Long delay in getting seated, almost an ...
Long delay in getting seated, almost an hour after our reservation. In fairness, we requested a table v. booth (which still wasn't available at our reservation time) which added some time.
Manager was sympathetic. We got some free appies. Seemed pretty pricey to me (given the a la carte deal) but it was packed so clearly people like this place.
Superb dinner! This was our first visit ...
Superb dinner! This was our first visit to Fleming's. From the time we walked in to the end of the evening we were treated like royalty. The food, the service, and the ambiance was absolutely fantastic. We have eaten in many wonderful restaurants in the Bay Area. Fleming's is by far the best restaurant. The customer service and the wonderful interaction we had with the manager made the evening for us. The food is superb!!!
I've eaten at Flemings before and had a ...
I've eaten at Flemings before and had a great experience all the way around food, staff, etc. This experience was completely the opposite. The staff was great but once food started arriving the thin cut fries were cold and soggy. One of our steaks were just okay. Everything seemed to be over salted. The lamb chops were the stand out dish cooked to perfection as well as the creamed spinach. Everything else tastes like it was a Sizzler or Outback entree but for an expensive price. If this was my only experience with Flemings, I would not return.
The food was decent, but given prices ($ ...
The food was decent, but given prices ($70) I expected top quality steaks cooked as requested, and it was not the case. Then I had to ask for wine twice because they were out of what I was asking for (twice, as if they did not have the means to update their wine list). They then offered a bottle that was twice the cost I was aiming for, and finally I gave up on wine - having almost finished my entree. They offered to pay for a glass of their choosing - which was not bad, but for a $400 dinner on New Year's Day - the quality of the food and the service were just not there.
Not going back.
I was contacted by Fleming's after leavi ...
I was contacted by Fleming's after leaving my last review, where I criticized the bar service. We had a frank and honest conversation and I appreciated their candor. They invited my wife and me to try them again and in the spirit of Christmas I took them up on it (Costco has Fleming's gift cards for 20% off the face value!).
We did a little shopping and headed over for drinks and dinner. The bar is still challenged but we enjoyed sitting at a high top and having a cocktail.
Whatever challenges the bar has are overwhelmed by the outstanding table service. There are few restaurants on the Peninsula that can match the level of service Fleming's offers. The food was consistent with my last visit, excellent, and the plating was simple and elegant. I ordered the dry aged ribeye, and without accoutrements busying the plate, the steak really came forward in the meal. You may ask why I rate Fleming's 3 stars for value and the answer is that this is an expensive steakhouse, value is not a consideration in choosing to eat here.
We enjoyed an excellent experience a few days before Christmas, which was a welcome departure from the hustle-and-bustle of the season.
I have noticed a drop off in service sin ...
I have noticed a drop off in service since the new restaurant opened but was VERY pleased with our service from Tia tonight. She is very natural with people and has a delightful personality. She will make me consider returning more often.
I really want to like this restaurant mo ...
I really want to like this restaurant more than I do. The mid-Peninsula is bereft of good steakhouses and Flemings, unfortunately, does little to resolve that inequity.
The bar service is absolutely terrible, and it always has been going back to the old location. I don't know why they can't get this right, but there are too few servers working the bar, the drinks are good but after you wait for them you are just thankful to get a drink. I suspect that this bar serves the table business almost exclusively and with that dynamic, there is little incentive to just do the basics.
The table service, on the other hand, is excellent. The servers are experienced and pay attention to details. If that were not enough, our server was cheerful and very pleasant in addition to professional.
Food quality is high but the presentation is substandard. I had lobster and filet, and the lobster was on one side of the plate with the filet on the other and 3 small bowls with sauce and, I assume black salt, shoved in the middle. There was little thought to the style of dinnerware selected, how the food was organized, and what accompanied the two core elements. I would be remiss if I didn't point out that the food itself was quite enjoyable... but for what is effectively a $70 entree, the reality is that the food itself is just one part of the experience.
People will go to this restaurant because the location is optimal for everything from a nice dinner with your spouse to a business event, and it's a steakhouse in an area that has few steakhouses. My review won't dent the appeal, I get that, but the reality remains that if my wife and I are going to spend $250 for dinner, we're more likely to go to Madera, Village Pub, or any of the premium options in downtown Palo Alto than come here. The poor bar service just kills it for us, and while the food is good it is not a cherished part of the experience.
The main problem is that the steak wasn' ...
The main problem is that the steak wasn't cooked at the right temperature. This has happened many times. They fix the problem but I've never been to a steakhouse where they can't seem to cook steak properly on a frequent basis. I mean 70% of the time we go there it's not cooked right.
We were so disappointed. First of all we ...
We were so disappointed. First of all we had a reservation and it was 30 min or more until we actually were seated. Then my boyfriend ordered a prime steak and it had so much gristle. It definitely wasn't the level of prime I have had before. I would not recommend going. It was way overpriced for what you get.
My Friends and I do a yearly dinner and ...
My Friends and I do a yearly dinner and find different restaurants to have a really nice dinner.
So this time I choose Fleming's at Stanford Palo Alto. The people were nice the food was good. The only problem we had was the noise level was loud and the temp change often. The temp changes may have been based on where we had been seated.
Wayyyy to expensive for meat and potatoe ...
Wayyyy to expensive for meat and potatoes. My gf's steak was supposed to be medium well and it wasn't even near that. Oh well, live and learn. We had a reservation for 9 and still waited had to wait for over a half an hour. Definitely not worth the price nor the time. The cocktails were insanely expensive as well.
Food was delicious. Service was very go ...
Food was delicious. Service was very good. They kept water filled and checked in just the right amount. When we wanted to stay and chat after dinner (which was close to 9 pm) they let us know we were welcome to stay as long as we wanted. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant. They had a great system for making the reservation and sending reminders. They also sent a thank you email which was nice.
We went for my wife's birthday dinner. ...
We went for my wife's birthday dinner. The service was great. We asked to move tables, no problem. Attentive service. Cocktails came quickly and were good. Specials explained well. We had bisque, spinach salad, and two "small plates". My Ahi was excellent. My wife's short ribs were soggy. No problem, they replaced hers with Filet small plate and COMPED them both. We were not expecting that. They also gave my wife a complimentary lava cake AND four hand-made truffles. I tasted the Filet and it was outstanding. We were very happy with the entire experience and will return. We have been there before and had steaks. They do a great job but are very pricey.
We were celebrating my daughter's promo ...
We were celebrating my daughter's promotion. Francisco was our server and brought out a beautiful dessert that said "congratulations." The manager, Ashley, made sure everything was great. We dine at Flemings on a regular basis. Happy hour is always good and always a pleasure when Olivia is working! Thanks for a memorable dinner!
I was craving a good steak while staying ...
I was craving a good steak while staying in the peninsula. I had their filet mignon. It was properly aged, simply prepared (salt and pepper mostly) , and cooked perfectly (thin carmelized char outside). Service was good. Their mixed salad with lemon vinigarette was a bit bland for my taste. Their iceberg wedge is served with thick slabs of bacon which was too sweet and hard-have to bite it and cut it.
all was fine just the hostess was very c ...
all was fine just the hostess was very confused put our friends who arrived first at a table than when we arrived put us at the other dining room we ended up waiting 15 minutes than they realized that we are waiting .. not great for organization actually never happened to me in any restaurant
Food was great, service was very uneven ...
Food was great, service was very uneven with long periods of time between seeing our waiter. The manager was on the dining room floor helping out and he seemed to really be making an effort to fill in for a less than attentive waiter. We also waited an unusually long time for our main dish - we think they forgot about our order. Although we didn't complain about the less than attentive service by the waiter or the delay in the food, we were offered a free desert for the delayed food by the manager which was a nice touch. So overall not too bad an experience, however we expected a little more from a restaurant of this caliber. We probably won't return.
We were there on a Friday night. The bar ...
We were there on a Friday night. The bar area was shear chaos during Happy Hour. No seats available so had to stand while we waited for our table. Table service was mixed. Servers went MIA for stretches. Food overall was very good but our ravioli appetizer arrived cold. Our server, however, was gracious enough to comp the dish. I am not sure I would spend that kind of monay again for a loud and chaotis restaurant with inconsistent service.
Steaks cooked to perfection! Large salad ...
Steaks cooked to perfection! Large salad and sides. Would have preferred a soft-bread dinner loaf to the crunchy crust. Service was terrific and no hints from the staff that they wanted to turn over the table (my date and I were there 4hrs!), seems that is built into the pricing.
Had a nice Sunday prime rib special dinn ...
Had a nice Sunday prime rib special dinner, couldn't be a better deal. Included in the special was a choice of salad, one side, prime rib and dessert. More than one could possibly eat. All were quality dishes and the service was perfect.
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