FH and I really enjoy Fleming’s for happy hour, but haven’t had a chance to visit for a while. Their clever slogan is “5 for $6 until 7.” In other words, 5 appetizers, cocktails, and wines for $6 each, served from 5-7pm, seven days a week.
We don’t particularly like going to happy hour during the week because it tends to be so busy. So we really love that Fleming’s even serves happy hour on the weekends, when it is less crowded. It’s a great way to unwind on a Sunday evening before dreaded Monday morning.
I received an email about some drink specials during the month of October. Fleming’s usually alternates the cocktails and wines on its happy hour menu each month. This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , there are two drinks on the menu made especially for to raise money for breast cancer fighting charities: a Cline Cashmere wine and a Stiletto cocktail.
The drink I was most interested in checking out was the Stiletto. First, 100% of benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Second, this drink is only 99 calories.
The Stiletto is a mix of blackberries and gin. Normally I’m not a fan of gin, but the cocktail was quite sweet so I couldn’t really taste it.
FH chose a Tropical Martini, another sweet cocktail made with rum.
I noticed one new appetizer on the menu, a bbq shrimp which replaced the previous shrimp cocktail. We didn’t end up trying it.
We weren’t too hungry so we only ordered two appetizers to share.
We had the fried calamari. The portions didn’t seem quite as large as before, but still pretty good portion sizes.
We also ordered the seared ahi tuna, one of FH’s favorites. I like the pickled raw salad accompanying the tuna.
It was a perfect way to end our Sunday evening. We got to watch the sunset, enjoy some cocktails and a light meal. You can read about my previous happy hour experience with more menu items here.
Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar
8970 University Center Lane
San Diego, CA 92122