While the ancients interpreted one flame on the horizon as heralding imminent war and two flames as "party at Dave's house," three flames have always signaled suppertime. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of generous American cuisine at Three Flames Restaurant for $15. Take the drive down Meridian Avenue for a classic night out with live entertainment and sumptuous fare from both land and sea.
As it enters its 30th year, Three Flames Restaurant presents a newly remodeled banquet hall and a cocktail lounge—creating the ideal setting for delicious entrees paired with a soup or salad buddy, both of which are made from different kinds of scratch. Stop by to sample a dinner menu of steaks, lobsters, chicken, and pasta. Get the ball rolling with fried calamari (tossed with fresh garlic and dusted with parmesan, $9.95) or a pair of crab cakes (with a spicy-sweet Asian remoulade, $11.95) before confidently tackling a signature entree such as the New York pepper steak (14-ounce char-grilled steak coated in black peppercorn sauce under chives and crumbled bacon, $22.95) and chardonnay chicken (in a lemon-wine sauce mixed with mushrooms and herbs, $16.95). If you long for your nostalgic childhood spent under the ocean, point your appetite toward the lobster tail ($24.95 for a small 6- to 7-ounce tail) or add bay shrimp to your tortellini Alfredo ($15.95). Three Flames has a wine to go with everything, so you won't have to get your feet purple squashing your own.
You can dine your ears as much as your stomach with the beats of live entertainment on Friday nights from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. The first Sunday of each month, meanwhile, is devoted to swing jazz by the Modesto Briseno Septet. You'll find that a timeless night on the town at Three Flames cannot be undone by even the largest collection of watches, calendars, and sundials.
- Not having been to the Three Flames Restaurant in years, we were pleasantly surprised when we dined there recently. The whole dining room has been re-done, the ceiling is gorgeous with beautiful lighting and mahogany wood. – wine_tours, Citysearch
- Great for a nice family gathering to have a nice dinner. The meals are good. The restaurant is very pleasant and the service was excellent with a spacious dinning room. – Annamarie M., Insider Pages