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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - Chicago

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the downtown Chicago steak house that serves some of the very best steak and wine in the city. A classic steak house that specializes in the finest in prime steak and wine, as well as seafood, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar nonetheless varies the time-tested formula just a little here and there to keep things interesting. For instance, the appetizer menu offers the obligatory seafood tower and colossal shrimp cocktail, but also sweet chili calamari (itself a variation on Rhode Island-style fried squid with banana peppers) and housemade burrata with charred grape tomatoes, which we’re pretty sure we’ve never seen on any other Chicago steak house menu. As the Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar website explains, “At Fleming’s we deliver an indulgent steak experience customized for you; we serve the finest available hand-selected USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef® expertly aged a minimum of 21 days; your steak will be prepared to your exact preferences, seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper, then broiled at 1, 600⁰ and finished with butter and fresh parsley.” Indeed, the steak offerings stick to the standards – filet mignon, rib eye, strip, some aged – but Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar tweaks the standards with some toppings that are truly unusual. For instance, you can get a rub of genuine Kona coffee made from the rare and much vaunted beans from Hawaii, adding a slightly bitter and delicious dimension to the meat. Or you can get a sauce of porcini mushroom and gorgonzola cheese, which along with the meat itself represents a triple-threat umami flavor explosion.

Address: 25 E. Ohio St., Chicago

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