New Menu at Fleming’s
A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me about steak houses in LA. I rattled off some that I’ve been to but realized I haven’t gone to Fleming’s. My best friend loves it and I tried once to take her for her birthday but the restaurant wasn’t open for lunch.
In my mind, Fleming’s was never open for lunch. But I was pleasantly surprised to learn select locations are including the one at LA Live in DTLA. This is great news to me since my office will be just two blocks away and they do happy hour every day. Their $12 burger is reduced down to $6 and they had a number of tasty looking cocktails.
We came in to try new menu items from their dinner menu. We had a moscato to start.
Right off the bat, I was impressed. The crab in the lettuce wraps were whole and so flavorful, I didn’t need the homemade 1000 Island dressing it came with.
I am pretty much in love with anything mushroom and the roasted mushroom ravioli was right up my alley with the combination of portabello and shitake stuffing and porcini butter sauce.
The Chardonnay we had was really good and helped with both complimenting the light flavors of the crab and cutting through the yummy richness of the ravioli.
I have admit although I love meat, I really love my seafood. The sole was interesting with the bits of jalepeno to add flavor to the delicate fish. Andee of LA Easy Meals mentions she would probably provide sauce on the side for those who want to control their calories. I say opt for the Salmon Nicoise if you want to go lighter. The deconstructed salad had both flavor and enough components to keep it interesting.
Don’t mind me, I’m just drooling over my own pictures and memories of this fantastic steak. This steak is pan-seared on one side with black and white peppercorns then served with their F17 sauce which features 17 ingredients. The steak is delicious on its own but with the sauce, it took off (much like a jet plane which the sauce’s name reminded me of).
We also tried a couple new sides; the savory roasted baby carrots and French green beans.
I couldn’t possibly eat any more. Oh wait, I can. I just had to try the chocolate cake and creme brulee. The chocolate cake was beautifully presented and I really enjoyed the pistachio crisps that came with the ice cream. The creme brulee was the perfect portion for one person.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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