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“Very good food and service”
Review of Flights Restaurant and Lounge - CLOSED

Flights Restaurant and Lounge
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Six Forks and Lassiter Mills
Description: Flights Restaurant & Lounge at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel is a local favorite, with a team of culinary professionals led by two-time record holding Executive Chef Dean Thompson, winner of the Fire in the Triangle regional competition dining series. Delight in a whimsical setting for an inspired eclectic meal, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or refreshments in the lounge. Flights offers a contemporary spirit and a lively atmosphere, tempered by relaxed style and flavorful personality.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have eaten at Flights Restaurant in the Renaissance Hotel seven times over the last two years. We have been there for both lunch and dinner. The fact that we keep going back says it all. The food has always been very good, as well as the service. Lina has been our waitress three times and she is very helpful when asking the details about a particular entrée. We have always been very pleased with every meal we have had at Flights. The Cheesecake is very different, and very delicious. It is more of a soufflé type of cheesecake, very light, and very delicious. During the spring they also offer Key Lime cheesecake, and in the fall they also have Pumpkin cheesecake in addition to the regular cheesecake. We recommend Flights Restaurant.

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1  Thank MB_and_Dave
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you like a lot to choose from a menu, your are not going to get it here. Very unusual items on the menu. I could only find a couple of items I liked. The seating is either a very small table or booths so large you get lost in. I won't be back.

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Thank sue d
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We happened upon this after finding a promotion and took the family for a weekend brunch. While the atmosphere is pretty standard "high end hotel dining room", the brunch buffet was fantastic!! Of course the standard cereal, scrambled eggs, bagels and pastries were present. But there was an omelete station as well as a waffle station and a pancake station! Great bacon (and lots of it) on the bar, as well as a lovely selection of fresh fruits. Dessert was a huge selection of tarts/sweets that included some great cannoli and mini cheesecakes. Not a swell view or great atmosphere, but a neat special occassion breakfast. I wish they would offer the brunch until 1:00 on Sundays so that those of us that go to church could visit afterwards!!

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1  Thank Lisacamriv
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

4 of 5 stars

(see explanation of ratings below)

Very talented kitchen crew.

They always give you an amuse-bouche (sometimes two).

About $30-$35 per person, food only, no dessert.

Last time we were there, the trout was way too salty. Clam app was fantastic.

Chef Dean Thompson is in the championship round of Fire in the Triangle, a local Iron Chef-like competition.

About my ratings:

Only high-priced dining establishments can garner five stars. Until TripAdvisor realizes that a fast food joint cannot possibly be ranked equally with a $100 per person place, I need to draw the line somewhere. If we were only talking about the quality and presentation of the food, it would be a different story. But, as we know, TripAdvisor's rankings take into account the entire dining experience.

Therefore, I divide restaurants into three categories (and I wish TripAdvisor would do the same):

1) fast food and "fast-casual", low-priced (no table service).

2) casual, mid-priced dining (table service, average entrée price: $10-$20).

3) fine, high-priced dining (linen napkins, no plastic cups, no TV's in dining room, average entrée priced at more than $20, can vary depending on the city).

High-priced dining can earn a max of five stars. Mid-priced dining can earn a max of four stars. Fast food can earn a max of three stars.

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Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Have always seen Flights on rankings of the best restaurants in the Triangle and when I realized they are also on Restaurant.com, we bought the $50 for $100 worth of food and booked a reservation for our anniversary. The food and service (very attentive) were both excellent. Highly recommend the crab cake appetizer and the scallop entree! Several reviews raved about the hot cheesecake, but I'm not a fan - mushy and not a deep dark chocolate flavor.

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Thank DeniseM_NC
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