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Alpharetta restaurant: Oak Steakhouse #ATLeats #GArestaurants #foodieFriday

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If you are looking for a steakhouse in Alpharetta/Atlanta area, you should definitely try Oak Steakhouse.

950 Third Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678.722.8333

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EVERYTHING was super delicious!

I started the evening with one of their signature cocktails.

Cocktail – RASPBERRY BREEZE stoli raspberry vodka. peach liquor. cranberry. prosecco

The server brought bread for the table topped with butter and sea salt. I could have eaten the whole plate full. I had to remember to pace myself!

The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived there for an early dinner. I liked the view at this reserved Table for Two. By the time we left though, every table was full.

Our table ordered appetizers. Here is the ahi tuna garnished with avocado and radish appetizer. The ahi tuna was extremely fresh and the texture was heavenly.

Any time there is a Caprese salad on the menu, I have to order it. This one had heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a balsamic reduction with a garnish of microgreens and pesto.

My friend ordered the Filet Mignon. She is the reason why we came to a steakhouse. She said it was the best she’s ever tasted.

I had the Fish of the day (can’t remember which type) with vegetables (light teriyaki type glaze). It was so tasty. I ate all the fish and most of my vegetables. The texture was light and flakey.

We ordered this Brussels and Cauliflower side dish to share. I thought the red onions could have been cooked more, but the cauliflower was good.

Another friend ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese topped with ricotta. She was stuffed trying to eat it all.

We ordered Skillet Cornbread for the table. The server said it was a good choice. I think it was okay but I liked the other rolls better.

I barely had room for dessert! I ordered a single portion of the in house made raspberry sorbet. Wonderful ending to a delicious meal!

We also ordered donuts for the table. Nothing beats a hot freshly made donut tossed in sugar.

Flemings – Austin TX

I was in Austin, TX and a group of us wanted to go out for dinner. Since half of the people did not have cars, we decided to go somewhere close to the hotel so that we could walk.

As a side note to this restaurant post: Austin downtown is a great city for walking around.

We asked each other? What do we want? Chinese, Italian, Tex Mex, Steakhouse, Japanese, Thai, Indian? Of all the delicious sounding choices, we finally could agree on going to a steakhouse and the concierge suggested Fleming’s.

When we walked in, the hostess asked if we had a reservation. We did not. We wondered if this would be a problem. Thankfully it was a Wednesday night, so the place was not very crowded. We had to wait about 20 minutes and our group of 10 was seated. I thought that was quick considering the fact that we were a large group.

Once seated, the waiters brought warm bread for us to snack on while looked at the menu. I probably could have filled up on bread (as usual).

As always, when I am hungry I want everything on the menu. I ended up ordering the Caprese salad (Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil with balsamic reduction) and small plate lamb chops (cooked medium rare of course) with fried polenta. Someone ordered a bottle of Canyon Road chardonnay for the table. The caprese salad was so good, I used some bread to sop up all the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The lamb chops looked small, but were filling. The seasoning was simple- salt and pepper – so the natural flavor of the meat were enhanced. I am not a big fan of polenta in general, but this was tasty.

The Canyon Road chardonnay was a fresh, light tasting wine that, for my taste buds, went well with the Caprese salad. I do not usually drink white wine with red meat, so I did not drink any of the Canyon Road chardonnay with the lamb chops. I think red meat’s stronger flavors overpower white wines.

I was a member of the “Clean plate” club this night. I could not stop until it was all gone. By the time I finished my food, I was too stuffed for dessert. The whole reason I ordered the small plate was to be able to get dessert!

Fleming’s is a great choice if you are looking for a steakhouse in downtown Austin. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. I could tell that they used high quality ingredients. The chefs prepared everything to our expectations. Nothing was overcooked or under-seasoned. The service was stellar. They had personality and made sure we had everything we needed. Plus, they offered thoughtful recommendations based on our taste preferences. The prices were comparable with Ruth Chris or Sullivan’s.