TimDuggan on Citysearch
15 years ago
02/28/2007, 00:09 AM
STILL SOOOO Outstanding! Just what Nashville Needed! – UPDATED - We were lucky enough to return to Flyte on Oct 20th. Chef Ashley Quick and his kitchen delivered and incredibly outstanding meal. My wife and I shared the mushroom and the beet salads, both of which were top notch. We then shared the pork belly and pork cheek appetizers which were both fantastic. The pork cheek in particular was beyond delicious. I then had the venison which was perfeclty prepared and really hit the spot. We then shared a number of deserts at our table and there wasn't a bad note among them. It should also be noted that the wine list here is top notch - thoughtfully cfafted with a number of wines even vinofiles may never have had the pleasure of tasting. You absolutely can't go wrong with Flyte if you enjoy perfectly delivered high-end dining. Run...don't walk.
Flyte is great wine and gourmet food without all the pretense. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is fun, hip and - compared to other Nashville high-end eateries - relaxed. Previously, it was hard to find top notch, creative food in Nashville without having to dress *way* up and mind your p's and q's....and there is a place for that...but it's so nice to have an alternative. Flyte has the food, but in an atmosphere that is open and welcoming. The wine list is full of unusual, delicious wines that won't break the bank and the flytes of wine allow a diner to sample many without stumbling financially OR literally. The idea of carrying the flyte concept over to the salads, soups and deserts is pure genius. The owners are usually on the premises and actually come by each table. Fantastic!
This restaurant allows you to try lots of new flavors, wine and foods without breaking the bank and without being gluttonous. The food is largely organic and locally sourced, which is nice. Just about the time you think you've tired of the menu, it changes with the season. It's the classic idea of "what's good, where it's good, when it's good". Flyte is not to be missed.