I love this place! I love the people and the fact that this place always serves great margaritas. You can be as sociable as you can be and everybody talks with everybody.
I love this place. The food that they serve tastes fresh and the staff is pleasant. The place looks classy too. Will recommend this to my officemates.
Excellent Food & Wine. Our favorite dining in Nashville! This is our favorite restaurant for date night and before events at TPAC and the Schermerhorn. Menu selections are always fantastic and the wine selection is simply amazing. So many wonderful selections, we must return to try them all! The atmosphere is excellent as well. Maybe we will see you there soon.
After reading all of the amazing reviews of this restaurant, I was super excited when my husband surprised me by taking me there for my birthday dinner. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Great ambiance. The server was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and the service was amazing. Here's where the problem lies...the food. My husband ordered the venison and I had the New York Strip. I guess I should preface this next point by saying that I am by no means overweight, nor do I eat large amounts of food at any given time. The steak was ok. It was cooked medium rare, as I had asked, but the flavor was lacking. After boasting that they use organic, locally grown produce when available I was surprised to find that the only produce on my plate was ONE tiny baby carrot and two mushrooms. The presentation was beautiful, but the lack of flavor and portioning made me question why our dinner(two entrees and two glasses of wine) plus tip was over $100.
After leaving Flyte, my husband and I went to Rumba for dessert, but ended up splitting a burger instead. A little unsettling when you can eat a burger after spending so much on food.
Felt Like Being Back in Chicago!.
My fiancé and I tried Flyte for the first time Friday night, 1/21/11. We had driven by it a few times and we hadn’t made it in because as it turns out they’re closed on Sundays and Mondays. Our loss. As fairly recent transplants to Nashville, we’ve been excited to try new restaurants, but after having lived in Chicago, the food we have found has been good but we really hadn’t been wowed yet…until we went to Flyte! From the moment you walk in your senses are enticed by the inviting ambiance, the delectable smells, and the courteous service.
We had a fairly simple meal: pumpkin soup, salad (I had the goat cheese, he had the beet), filet, and split the chocolate marshmallow cluster for dessert. We paired our meal with the sparkling flight to start (life’s too short not to drink champagne :)), a bottle of 2005 Cedarville Petite Sirah, and Cockburn's 20 Year Old Tawny Porto for dessert. After working in wine I loved how approachable their wine list was—from the novice to the sommelier everyone could find something to intrigue their palate. From course to course the meal was incredible and seemed to keep getting better as we went. What made it a more special experience was the service and attention to detail. Kenny, Scott, Scott, and Jen – thank you for such a memorable evening!
If you’ve made it this far in this review, I entrust that you’ll be a savvy Citysearch/Yelp/etc. reader. My experience at Flyte actually inspired me to sign up for a Citysearch account, LOL. I was surprised to read the couple of less-than-stellar reviews. I encourage you to take them with a grain of salt. After 10 years of fine dining experience, respect your passionate restaurant entrepreneur, by letting them know that you might have had a lackluster experience rather than ripping them (Aimee Young specifically). Most likely, they’ll be as disappointed as you and will be committed to making it right.
Excellent Meal and Service. Saturday night, 1/15/11 another couple, my wife, and I ate dinner for the first time at Flyte. The meal was very good and the waiter’s knowledge of the food preparation was great and his knowledge of the wine list was even better. For the second bottle, we could not make up our mind between two of them and they allowed us a tasting so we could decide. We had dinner in the kitchen area where we watched the chef and his team hard at work. The atmosphere was great, not to loud so we were able to converse easily as we enjoyed the show and the food. The service by our waiter and others was Outstanding. Our water glasses were never empty, nor were our wine glasses. It was just a little pricey, but over all worth it.
Best Meal of My Life. My wife and I went to Flyte a couple of nights ago and it was so awesome! We elected to have our server pair wines with our dinner. The wine choices were incredible and only enhanced how wonderful the food was. Dinner consisted of House Made Bacon & Local Egg (Appetizer), Beet and Mozzerella Salad, and an Organic Filet. I highly recommend this restaurant. Best meal in Nashville!
Thank you, Flyte!.
A little over a year ago, the husband-elect and I had our rehearsal dinner at Flyte. He and my mother-in-law had picked it because, after half a dozen interviews and tastings at other places, Flyte really stood out.
At the tasting, my mother-in-law mentioned that I'm a vegetarian and they were immediately helpful and accommodating. She absolutely loved the food (of course), the beautiful venue space, and the fact that this was a much better value than other restaurants in a similar class. But what really got her was the customer service. She's a woman with high standards, people -- and they passed the test. I'm just saying - that *means* something!
I got to experience Flyte first-hand on the night of the event, and everything was pitch-perfect. The food was unbelievably good, the bar was stocked with anything and everything that our guests might have wanted, and I was even able to forget my pre-wedding stress for a bit and just have fun.
We returned to Flyte this week for our first anniversary (which just so happened to be the restaurant's fourth anniversary - so cool!) and the evening was nothing short of magical. Our waiter, Scott, was very friendly and charming. He was also so knowledgeable about the wine offerings that he gave me flashbacks to the sweet old sommelier at my neighborhood bistro when I lived in Dijon. That sommelier must have been three times older, but Scott could easily have gone toe to toe with him. And at the end of the night, he even wrote out all the wines he had suggested, along with the associated courses, to help us remember later on.
My husband LOVED his appetizer (poached egg with house-made bacon), which Scott paired with a 2003 Vallformosa "Primum Vitae" Riserva. I wish I'd been able to photograph my husband's face when he took his first bite, but if you've seen the end of Ratatouille, you can probably imagine. After that, we shared a roasted beet and mozzarella salad. I'm not usually one for beets, but I'd never tried them like this before. And paired with the mozzarella (which they make in-house) and a glass of the Clendenen Pinot Noir... I have to admit: I kind of fell in love with beets that night.
Our entrees, naturally, were fantastic. I got the vegetable gnocchi, which was the best I'd ever had. Just perfectly executed. The gnocchi were small and had the perfect texture, and they came with a surprising, diverse array of fall vegetables. There was also this beautiful, delicate latticework of Parmesan over the top, which was so fine it was like lace. I even loved the white wine (Joseph Drouhin) that Scott suggested to go along with it, even though I'm usually a much bigger fan of reds.
My husband got the filet, and let's just say I'm glad he restrained himself and didn't lick the plate clean. I could tell he wanted to. Especially when, halfway through the dish, he leaned over and said, "I feel like I didn't even know what good food tasted like until now." And I didn't even think to be offended by that - partially because he does the most of the cooking at home (ha!) but mostly just because I was also so overwhelmed by how great my own dish was.
We finished the night with the apple terrine for dessert, which was delicious. The flavors were complex and so well-balanced, with a great variety of textures. I'm a dessert buff myself, and this was easily one of my favorites ever. It was also reasonably light, in the sense that we had already eaten so much food and we couldn't have handled any sort of rich chocolate bomb!
So thank you to Flyte for the ideal rehearsal dinner, and for the perfect first anniversary. Our Flyte nights were fabulous bookends to a fabulous first year of marriage!
I had to try after reading the Nashville Scene's Best Of. Being new to Nashville I have been trying to find a place like Flyte World Dining and Wine. Being from the west coast, I am so excited to have found this place. The food is FABULOUS! The service is impeccable and nice to look at. Wine pairings are cheap in comparison to what I'm used to, but the wines themselves are unique, interesting and very good compared to most wine lists I have seen. Oh and the desserts...OMG! You just have to try them. I see why Flyte won so many awards in the Scene. Keep up the great work and congratulations on your awards. You deserve more!
Worst Meals Ever....the food was awful..
We went to Flyte to celebrate a birthday and an Anniversary with 8 friends on October 9, 2010. We all travel for business, all over the world and eat out at least 2 times a week...the group agreed that the meal at Flyte was by far the worst and most tasteless meal we have ever experienced. We each ordered different items from the menu and every course was, in a word, simply awful. Clearly the Executive Chef, Ashley Quick, does not know what the hell he is doing in the kitchen. We can not figure out how he would serve such a dogs breakfast.
Here is what we had:
Georgia Quail ($10) - no flavor, small portion, truly was an unseasoned awful mess.
Eden Farm crispy Ham Hock Terrine ($12) - smelled awful, tasted awful
Pork Pate ($13) - This was so bad that nobody at the table could take more than one taste of it. We left most of it on the plate and had to ask the waiter to "please remove it"! The waiter knew it was bad and never asked us once how the food tasted...he knew better. We all agreed that it probably came from a can of Mighty Dog.
Roasted Duck Breast ($14)...this was the best...edible...but just...and really tasteless.
Soup - (really really awful)
Pumpkin ($6)....luke warm and tasteless....Good God...Does the Chef even taste what he sends out? Clearly not.
Mushroom ($6)....luke warm and tasteless
Parsnip Veloute ($6)....luke warm and tasteless.
Salad - (limp wilted and simply bad)
Goat Cheese and Arugula ($9) (Goodness....could not be eaten)
Ceasar ($9) - 4 small pieces of limp romaine lettuce......Yuck...but...the montasio sponge "crouton" was pretty good.
Entrees (Good Lord....the Chef needs to have his license revoked for serving this)
Seared Scallops ($28) - All three were Greasy, fishy, and all and all unedible
Painted Hills Filet ($33) - How do you screw up a filet? We could not figure it out...but wow!...Even the safe option was bad. Again..how do you screw up 4 super thin slices of a filet......bad meat?
Wedge Oak Farm "Red Ranger" chicken ($27)....What the hell was that? Did you stop off at Costco frozen foods? Good God....surely the Chef feels bad about serving this mess. Truly nasty.
Vegetable Gnocchi ($20)....actually...this had a bit a flavor so....we all had a bite just to try something that was not completely awful. Of course the portion was so small we could only each take a tiny bite.
On the positive side... the Wine was good ($90) Star Lane 2005 Cab. Thank God for the wine and the wonderful company of our friends.
So there you have it. The worst meal we have ever experienced at any restaurant. The food was awful, the prices high (Total bill was $850), and the service...so so. Just one point on the service....the waiters know not to ask how the food is or even question why we are not eating the super small portions on our plates.
Last but not least, even the water was bad. No ice in our glasses and it was room temperature. That's bad when a restaurant can't even serve water .
We ended the evening with me profusely apologizing to our friends since I was the one who picked out the restaurant.
Save your money and go anywhere but Flyte while you are in Nashville.
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