Good Things Come in Threes at Flight

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 17th 2010 3142 0

Sometimes, it’s tough to make a decision, especially at a restaurant where everything on the menu looks potentially amazing.

Flight is perfect for the indecisive. The downtown restaurant is built around the premise that no one should have to choose just one entree. All of their entrees and appetizers come in “flights”, themed trios of three ounce portions. If you want more of something, there are entree-sized portions available. If none of the readymade flights are to your liking, you can create your own flight with any three items.

Salad Flight, Memphis, Tenn.

Salad Flight, Flight, Memphis, Tenn.

I started with the salad flight, which had three mini-salads: a tomato mozarella salad, an iceberg wedge with blue cheese and bacon, and a watermelon and feta cheese salad that’s got to be one of the most brilliant combinations of ingredients ever.

Scallops, Flight, Memphis, Tenn.

Lobster Ravioli, Flight, Memphis, Tenn.
For dinner, I had the seafood flight – scallops and rice, lobster and spinach ravioli, and shrimp and grits. The portions were small, but they were all insanely rich. I would order the lobster and ravioli as an entree. Big chunks of lobster sat on creamy, savory ravioli in some sort of cream sauce that was clearly devised and executed by people who care about food very, very much.

Flight is not a jeans-and-t-shirt sort of establishment. It’s super classy, all dim lights and white table cloths. It’s definitely a special occasion sort of restaurant, perfect for birthdays or anniversaries or fancy business dinners. If you want to try Flight in a more casual setting, try it for lunch.

Go There:

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

39 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-8005

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Sophorn says:

    We think alike. I just tried it for the first time yesterday. For lunch. I knew I should have gotten the salad trio.

  2. Jen says:

    I want to order what you did. The food looks so good. I just moved here with my family from upstate NY. Thanks for an awesome blog.

  3. Lance says:

    Flight is insanely good. Don’t forget the flights of wine. This place can be a bit pricey but it’s worth it. One of my favorites in Memphis.

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