Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar recently opened its latest location in Pasadena and it turned out to be perfectly Fleming’s. When you think steak, Fleming’s comes to mind, but they offer so much more and this soon to be Pasadena mainstay did not disappoint.
Fleming’s must have been waiting for that perfect location to make an entrance into Pasadena and what they created was a stunning restaurant that offers a beautiful patio that allows you to enjoy a perfect Southern California evening. Once inside you can pull up a seat at the bar to enjoy one of their original cocktail recipes or head to the breathtaking dining room. When it comes to atmosphere, Fleming’s Pasadena has it all.
Atmosphere is one thing, but Fleming’s is truly all about the steak. Regardless of the type of steak you are looking for, you are not going to find it prepared quite as flawlessly as Fleming’s, they without question take pride in the steak that is presented to you. Fleming’s begins with the finest available hand-selected USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef® expertly aged a minimum of 21 days. There is a steak for everyone including; filet mignon, the rib eye comes in a variety of ways, certified angus, prime dry-aged or prime bone-in ribeye and finally the New York strip. Currently the Pasadena location is the only one to offer the bone-in filet mignon. Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more flavor in this steak, this gives it that extra flavor kick. There are plenty of sauces and rubs to add to your steak, but when the cuts are this good keep it simple, a perfect medium rare with salt and pepper, you don’t need anything else.
While Fleming’s knows its way around a steak, they might know just as well. When it comes to a great steakhouse experience, a fabulous glass of wine comes in a close second to the steak itself. To make sure you get exactly the perfect wine, Fleming’s offers the Fleming’s 100®. 100 wines by the glass, almost unheard of and the fact that they are not just some random 100 wines, this is a spectacular lineup of wines curated by Director of Wine, Maeve Pesquera. In addition to the wines you can find all restaurants, including some organic varieties, you can find unique local wine selections at each Fleming’s location. If this is simply too overwhelming for you, Fleming’s has created the Fleming’s WiNEPAD™ to help you choose the perfect wine. This will help you choose your wine based on a number of questions and you will be guided to the perfect wine to enhance your experience.
Of course Fleming’s is more than steak. It begins with the salad selection which are all so much more than a salad. The new wedge goes beyond the normal steakhouse salad as it features crumbled gorgonzola, blue cheese dressing, grilled tomatoes and a slab-cut piece of bacon that is simply bacon perfection, thick, tender, glazed in bourbon and maple syrup. This is one of those dishes that if you can get a little of each ingredient in each bite you will find salad heaven.
The bacon is so tasty that Fleming’s has added it solo as an appetizer and with so many people just in love with bacon these days, this is a must try on the menu. You are also going to find jumbo lump crab cakes, sweet chile calamari and with the quality of beef at Fleming’s you can’t pass on the tenderloin carpaccio.
While the steak steals the show, Fleming’s is just creative with the rest of the menu. Miso glazed Chilean sea bass is loaded with flavor, a little sweet, a little savory and so tender it falls apart on your fork. Simply an amazing piece of fish. You are also going to find seared ahi tuna, New Zealand Lamb chops, boneless braised short ribs, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu. If you are unsure, the staff knows the menu just as well as the chef and will guide from start to finish and while knowing the menu is one thing, it is the service itself that goes far beyond the typical experience.
Fleming’s has created a steakhouse brand that is the top of any list that ranks the top steakhouses in the country. Pasadena is a beautiful addition to the family and if you are looking for not only steak, but one of those memorable nights that will linger in your memory long after the last bite, this is the Fleming’s to visit.
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