Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar Review
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a popular, domestic steakhouse chain. There are currently two locations in Austin, two out of the total 64 as of September 2022. The chain was first founded by Paul Fleming at Newport Beach, California, in 1998. Flemings is also known for helping create P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, another popular U.S. restaurant chain. You can expect to be served traditional steakhouse fare at Fleming’s.
Since Fleming’s is a chain, most of their restaurant interiors look vaguely similar to one another, highlighted by their dim lighting, red accented decor, and a dizzying array of white tablecloth-laden tables set for four.
The menu is split into 8 different food sections: starters, burgers and sandwiches, market salads, classic cuts, specialty cuts, beyond steaks, sides, and desserts. They also offer a great alcoholic beverage selection, featuring red and white wines.
Starters are pretty limited. There are two options here, prosciutto burrata and crab cakes. Sandwiches include two different burgers, a filet mignon sandwich, and a chickpea & eggplant sandwich. What stood out to me the most was the option of a prime dry aged ribeye. Other than steaks, Fleming’s dishes out Norwegian salmon filets, lobster, and even a miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, colorfully pale in all the right ways with a delicate soft brown sear on both sides. Speaking of sides, there are plenty of them to choose from. Three very different, very interesting mash potatoes, a lobster mac and cheese, creamed spinach, Brussel sprouts, and sauteed mushrooms, and there’s more where that came from.
Fleming’s offers a seasonal menu as well. At this time it is ‘filets of fall’ which includes three different filet mignon plates, one with bbq shrimp, another as a deconstructed Wellington, and the last one with a blackberry port wine demi-glace. The roasted portobello and cauliflower steak rounds the fall selection out, served with crispy potato marrow, chimichurri, and asparagus.
A children’s menu is available upon request. There are kid-sized filet mignons, chicken tenders, mac & cheese, and a filet mignon sandwich.
The desserts are fruity and rich. Cream cheese layered carrot cakes and a key lime pie jump out at me. The chocolate gooey butter cake is a chocolate enthusiast’s real-life fantasy. It melds onto the plate, sprinkled with a honeycomb brittle.
Location + Opening and Closing Hours
There are two Fleming’s Steakhouses in Austin. One is located at The Domain in north Austin. The other is situated in downtown Austin close to South Congress, specifically East 2nd Street. Both are open for dine-in from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, Fleming’s operates from 4 to 9 p.m. Curbside is available starting at 12 p.m. every day. Delivery is also available from 12 p.m., but they stop delivering at 8:30 p.m. on Sundays and 9:30 p.m. the rest of the week.
Fleming’s Reservation Process
Reserving a table at Fleming’s is simple. Navigate yourself onto their website, select reservations, and enter in your preferred time and day. Fleming’s will then show you the available tables at or around that time, and they will even display similar times at other nearby locations and on different days but similar times.
Fleming’s Online Order Process
To order online, head to Fleming’s website, select your desired location, and press the order button at the top right of the site. From here, you can select whether you would like to order pickup/curbside, delivery, or catering. For pickup/curbside, the system will have you reselect the location you will be ordering from and the time that you will be arriving for pickup/curbside. After that, you can check the menu and order your desired items. Following that, you can proceed to your cart to pay for your order. As for delivery, Fleming’s presents a list of all providers, so select your preferred delivery service. Then, it will take you to the providers and you can order directly from them. Finally, catering requires you to enter your address and purchase a minimum of 100$ of food, delivered to your location. Fleming’s will deliver it themselves.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is an incredibly favorable choice when it comes to selecting a place for a nice night out. It’s consistent. That’s the beauty of chain restaurants. They never fail. They just are. You can’t go wrong with it. It isn’t perfect, but it definitely isn’t bad either. I would have loved to see more featured appetizers, but the seasonal menu is a nice and well-appreciated touch. Also check our list of best steaks in Austin.