We dined at Flights during Triangle Restaurant Week and tried the three-course tasting menu. The dishes ranged from bleck to delish (mostly delish), but my biggest problem was how drafty and cold the restaurant was. Granted it was a very cold night, and the manager informed us that a new revolving door for the front entrance was in the works, but our dining experience was marred. (It is irksome, that despite a reservation, we were not seated at one of the banquette tables that remained empty our first 45 minutes there, but rather in full view of the kitchen and the front desk.)
The mushroom soup was flavorful (and warm) and my husband pronounced the duck confit slider rich with a nice touch of sweetness. He also enjoyed his poissin, but my Chilean sea bass was oddly lacking in flavor. The warm cheesecake was light and lemony, but the cherry chocolate cake was a gloppy, overly cherry goop -- inedible.
Service was knowledgeable and attentive, though, with at least four different staff members stopping by to inquire, felt a bit pesky.
Though it is attractive, I think the ambiance of Flights is a bit too cool and sterile (way too brightly lit, cavernous ceilings, tile floors, bright walls), and the frigid dining temperature exacerbated that coldness. The food and service would have to be exceptional to overcome the res --, and they weren't quite there.
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