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230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN | Directions 3706435.932108 -86.859133
No Service won't FLY with this horse – The food was okay we ordered from the bar menu and ate outside, the food was not terrible just okay the issue with this restaurant is the lack of wait service, just terribel it ruined the entire experience and our meal.
The service is horrible and the food is below average (need to know anything else?) – Lord knows I have given this place more chances than my Ex-Husband. At the end of the day the food ain't good and the service is less than average. The location is great, the outdoor dinning area is wonderful this place has soooo much potential, but what the heck, the food and service is a complete let down. We went there for my Husband's birthday, what a fisco that was, we could not get waited on, we have reservations and they were totally unprepared for a party of 20.
The food is average bar food, lots of fried items, and the old bar standards. The drinks are good if you can flag someone down and get one.
Wish this restaurant would fly away – Let me preface this preview by stating that I visited the restaurant a few years ago. If it is under new management or has a new cook staff, this review is probably irrelevant. This restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague who had eaten there the previous week and described the food as delicious with good-sized portions. My experience was the complete opposite. This was the worst restaurant food I've ever tasted. It wasn't even mediocre- it was BAD. My husband described his burger as a piece of stadium meat sandwiched in between a flaky, 3-day old bun that you could find in the bargain basket at your local bakery. How can you mess up a burger?? I'm not sure if my "salad" even qualified as one- a few flimsy pieces of greens, a tablespoon of shredded carrots and one cherry tomato. I literally thought it was a joke. I think my artichoke soup was ok. The only good thing about this place was the location.
Nice Place to spend an adult Friday night. – I will admit that the potential at the Flying Horse is not fully realized, but I had dinner there last Friday night with two other adults and we really enjoyed it. We all ate something diferent, and tasted each other's food. There was nothing at the table that we did not like. The food was fresh, and even the standard fare was prepared with a fresh flare that elevated it above the norm. The beer list was solid. I only had two problems with the experience: First, the server was overwhelmed, and we felt it a little bit in the begining, but to his credit it never showed in his face or voice. My other issue (which is very small) is that I had to ask for a glass to pour my bottled beer into. (this could have been a symptom of the server being overwhelmed) After dinner, we went upstairs to the Weathervane to watch some live music. It was a nice atmosphere without being too smoky. There, I didnt mind drinking the beer from the bottle. Great rooftop patio, and I am looking forward to coming back and enjoying it when the weather warms up.
Vermin Hotel – Please tell me is this a restaurant or a rodent hotel. Lets not forget all the fruit flys. I worked in a restaurants through college and I understand the it can be hard to completly control all pests. However, there is obviously not effort being made at the Flying Horse.
New Menu, New Chef, New Experiences – I used to avoid The Flying Horse because nothing on the menu appealed to me. I would hang out in the upstairs bar from times to time for the live music and atmosphere on the weekends. Now that they have completely revamped their menu I will definitely eat there more often and not just go for the drinks. The service was up to par with other fine dining establishments and my Hanger steak came to me cooked to perfection and tasting amazing with the cabernet reduction sauce and a side of brie and chive mashed potatoes. Definitely a place to go eat if you're around Franklin. There can be a wait at times on Friday and Saturday nights though so a reservation might be needed. Highly recommended.
Flying Horse a flying Success!!!! – I must say that after reading the very mixed reviews about the Flying Horse, I almost did not go there. I am so glad that I decided to give them a try. I went there with a date on a Friday evening. We had a wonderful time. The service was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The food was superb. I had the grilled salmon and it was cooked to perfection. I am very picky about my salmon so I am always impressed when the chef gets it right. My date said his meal was excellent also. I am sorry that I did not get the name of the female singer who was playing guitar and the entertainment for the evening, because I would love to hear her perform again.
I spoke with our waitress about the mixed reviews on Craigslist and she said that they had gone through a rough patch with the staff and the menu but they seem to have gotten it right now. I highly recommend this establishment and will be returning for many more visits!
Best place in town – I don't know how anyone couldn't like this place. Food is great (try the stuffed pork loin and the hanger steak). The servers are friendly and in all my experiences service was not slow at all. Especially since they have to go up and down stairs all night. The bar tender on the patio is very friendly and drinks have been more that good every time I've been on the patio. Plus they have live music three nights a week. No place here in Franklin has that much live music. It has become my weekend hang out because it is a one stop entertainment shop right next to downtown Franklin. Can't beat the Flying Horse. Good food, good drinks, live music, and exceptional prices. Check it out.
Service is sub-standard – Great location, okay drinks, menu need updating, but the service is slow, non-responsive, and ruins your meal because you can't get a drink or food or the check.
Fun Friday!! – I loved The Flying Horse! The rooftop patio is fabulous and you can't find anything else like that in the area. The live music topped off with the great weather fit right in with my very tasty martini! My husband loved all their wine selctions too. People love this place...the whole patio was full. I've also had dinner there in their downstairs dining room with my kids. I had good service and my food didn't take long at all. We went to Mother's day brunch and the buffet was incredible. Prime rib, eggs benedict, pork tenderloin. We always have a good time at The Flying Horse. Definately give it a try. Summer is the best time to be there.
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