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Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar April 1, 2011

Filed under: Downtown — Shannon R Little @ 5:40 pm
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Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar was the other foodie stop on the Friday night of my Birthday Weekend. After dinner, my good ole handy Yelp app told me that Flight was highly reviewed for dessert in the downtown area. Erin and I took the trolley down Main and headed in the door. Flight is a more upscale restaurant. White table clothes, candles, and the whole bit.

We were taken upstairs to the loft, which was super neat. It is basically an extended balcony that looks over the first floor and Main. We were greeted quickly by our server. Though she was super friendly and nice, I could tell that she was ready for the night to be over. Her smile was genuine, but her eyes wanted to leave. I completely understood though. It was late on a Friday night, and she works in fine dining (which I could never do).

She presented us with a drinks and dessert menu, which we studied intently. The cool thing about Flight is that, though they have a regular menu as well, their speciality is their flights of food and drink. Since Erin and I are so indecisive about what to order, this was right up our alley. We could choose three desserts to sample and three dessert wines to sample. Who would order one dessert when you could try three?

For dessert we chose The Elvis, which is a peanut butter and banana french toast, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. We also had three amazing dessert wines, which they simply call the “Dessert Wine Flight”.

Overall, everything satified my sweet-tooth perfectly. It was all amazing and so rich that I could not think about eating another bite.

For the price, I do not know if I will be back for a full meal. This IS fine dining, which translates to high dollar. Our server even presented us with a business card at the end. She told us to come back for dinner or recommend her to friends. Yes, that is how fine dining this place is. It made Erin and I giggle, and we proceeded to show it to all of our friends for the rest of the weekend. (Does any place else do this?)

However, it was nice to go and try, and maybe I will be back for dessert or tapas again. Perhaps next time, I will sit out on their nice patio. This would be great for a Friday night in Spring: sipping wine and eating tapas while people watching down Main.

Flight is nationally known, as they were awarded the 2010 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for their extensive wine selection. They also have complimentary valet parking, which is really nice when searching downtown for someplace reasonable to park.

For more information on Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, check out their website. You can also find their Lunch, Appetizer, Entree, Dessert, Wine, and Banquet menus there.

You can also find them on Facebook, Yelp, and Urbanspoon, or check out their Google Maps page.



Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar on Urbanspoon


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