Flaming Pit

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Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fine Dining, Traditional

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Overall
100%
Pros
"Better ambiance but food was very dry and overcooked and very expensive "
Cons
"Slow service i had to wait to ask my waitress to refill my glass of water for ovet 15 minutes, food was not good"
Comments
"Stay away very bad"
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modernheathen

 Germantown, MD
 

Ok, but a bit pricey

Flaming Pit is one of the mainstays of Montgomery County. It has been around for as long as I can remember. It used to be the “place to be seen” in terms of dining in the Germantown area. It was elegant, the staff was always friendly, and considered an upper class restaurant.

I went there recently and honestly, was disappointed. The food was good (not great) and the prices, when compared with other restaurants in the area just didn’t measure up.

The staff still remains extremely friendly, and service is probably one of the best I’ve ever encountered. But it didn’t make up for the other factors.

In particular, my companion noted that the food lacked the depth of flavor that one would expect with this type of restaurant. She attributed that to the fact as we looked around, the crowd was considerably older (60’s and above) and perhaps they’d changed their menu to accommodate palates that preferred food with less flavor depth.

I can’t particularly justify the cost of this restaurant when considering alternatives. This is sad, because the staff is so friendly, and the atmosphere remains excellent.

Veal Oscar

This dish was ok. I expected the veal to be a higher quality than what it was. This was made up for by excellent side dishes, including asparagus and green beans. The crab that came with the dish was good, as was the sauce.

December 19, 2002
 

Try the prime rib!

One of my favorite restaurants. They have great food, and prices are good for what you get. The owner is always there to greet you personally.

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Flaming Pit  Restaurant Reviews

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  • 7/17/2014 A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 2/24/2014 A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it 2 stars. They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Better ambiance but food was very dry and overcooked and very expensive
    Cons
    Slow service i had to wait to ask my waitress to refill my glass of water for ovet 15 minutes, food was not good
    Comments
    Stay away very bad
  • 1/31/2014 A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it.

  • 1/21/2014 A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it.

  • 12/05/2013 A diner from Chevy Chase, MD tried it and liked it.

  • 9/20/2013 A diner from Olney, MD tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 7/11/2013 A diner from Potomac, MD tried it and rated it 4 stars. They didn't like the food and liked the service.

Flaming Pit is located near the cities of Suburb Maryland Fac, Washington Grove, Redland, Montgomery County, and Montgomery Village.
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