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Fleming’s Beverly Hills for LA Restaurant Week

It’s LA Restaurant Week!  It’s a chance to dine at a higher end restaurant for less. Our choice for this year was dinner at Fleming’s in Beverly Hills.  For $39 we got the following:

Choice of starter: Soup or Fleming’s signature salad
Choice of Petite Filet (8 oz), Double cut pork chop, Salmon or 16 oz rib eye (upcharge $10).
Choice of side dish: Fleming’s potatoes or Spicy Thai green beans
Choice of dessert: Cheesecake or carrot cake

Stephen had the filet, while I upgraded my entree to the rib eye.   If you were to order just meat alone , the price started at $39.95, so basically you’re getting the starter, side and dessert for free.  HOWEVER, the  portion for the salad, side and dessert was smaller in size, as it seemed to be made for 1 person instead of shareable size.  Still, the price was definitely more affordable that if you were to order each item a la carte.  In addition to the Restaurant Week menu, we added the onion rings and 2 coffees to pair with dessert.

When you dine at Fleming’s, expect to have a 2 hour dining experience for a full dinner with a starter, entree and dessert.   We arrived at 7:40pm, for our 8:00 reservation, was seated at 8:08, and didn’t leave until 10:15 pm.  Jose was not the best server we’ve had. In fact he never came to check on us after he gave us our bill.  With Stephen’s cocktail, our bill came to $112 before tax, which is roughly a $70 savings had we ordered the items separately.  I didn’t realize until later that Jose didn’t charge us for the coffee, which is a nice surprise. We had a $100 gift card to use, and we left it in the folder, along with the balance of the bill plus a 18% tip, as the average service didn’t warrant anything higher.

One very nice thing that Fleming’s did was wish Stephen and me a Happy Anniversary, and gave us a box of truffles and a $25 gift card for us to come back within 2 months.

Street parking is available (if you can find it), or valet is $7.00. If you give them $10, don’t expect change.

Restaurant week makes visiting these high end places easier on the pocket book, but it seems the service gets discounted as well.

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