If you’re craving steak and don’t want to leave the friendly confines of Summerlin, Fleming’s should be near the top of your list. When we stopped in on a Tuesday night it was hopping and there was a 15 minute wait. So, apparently the fine folks in and around this master-planned community are well aware of the good eats here.
The atmosphere is just like any other traditional steakhouse. You’ve got your white linens, dark wood accents, mood lighting, etc. And, just like other steakhouses you’ll find the typical steakhouse fare: for example a wedge and caesar salad, French onion soup, some seafood, and a variety of steaks. It’s familiar, comforting, and (most importantly) good.
The crab cake appetizer ($15.95) consists of two small jumbo lump crab cakes in a lime butter sauce. They’re lightly seasoned, allowing the sweetness of the crab meat to shine.
Unfortunately, the butternut squash soup ($9.50) was a miss. Thin, watery, and runny aren’t good qualities for any soup.
The 14 oz. bone-in filet ($54) made up for it. While it could have benefitted from a more charred exterior, the seasoning was spot on and the quality of the beef was well worth the hefty price tag.
We had two sides. The sautéed mushrooms ($9.50) contained a variety, most of which were slightly overdone, which I actually prefer. The sautéed sweet corn ($8.50) was average at best.
Surprisingly, they have a kid’s menu. With our little guy in tow, he gladly ordered a plate of chicken tenders ($14.95). What came out was a massive mound of crispy fries topped with several strips of chicken. The plate easily could have fed two or three kids. The meal also included an appetizer of celery, carrots, apples, and ranch. A kid’s ice cream sundae is an additional $1.
Splitting an entree usually means the wife and I have room for dessert. We went with their chocolate lava cake ($10.95). You’ll definitely want to share this dish. It was a big mound of cake and oozing belgian chocolate. The vanilla ice cream and chopped pistachios provided a wonderful contrast in temperatures and texture. Countless restaurants have a version of this dish, but this one was truly memorable. The fresh whipped cream on the side didn’t hurt either.
The meal wasn’t cheap but was much cheaper than a similar one on the Strip. They may play it safe with the menu, but it won’t leave you disappointed. If you’re looking for that traditional steakhouse experience it’s good to know that you don’t have to travel far to get it.
8721 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117