Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flightwinebar.com/
  • Phone: (847) 729-9463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Flight's kitchen is open Monday - Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to midnight. Last call in the wine bar is as late as 12:30 am Monday through Friday and as late as 1:30 am on Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Cunningham
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our catering menu is available upon request. We would be happy to help you plan your special event!
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant Buy Out
  • Private Party Contact: Events 8477299463
  • Special Events: Flight offers a variety of wine tastings throughout the year and also features a WINE CLUB for those interested in learning more about wine or who would like to build their personal wine cellar. For more information, please visit our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut & Patriot
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available on the street, as well as in nearby parking garages directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar
Celebrating its 8th year, Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar continues to fly high! Located in The Glen Town Center and considered one of the North Shore’s most popular eateries, Flight will take your senses to greater heights. Offering an extensive wine list featuring 35 wines by the glass from every corner of the globe, a fully stocked bar, and a menu best described as American Contemporary Comfort food, Flight offers a first-class dining experience that is sure to please. Customer favorites include the Duck Mac & Cheese, Pan Seared Scallops, Beef Tenderloin, Skirt Steak, and the Flight Burger served with Tuscan Fries cooked to perfection with parmesan cheese, herbs and garlic. Save room for dessert…the Chocolate Fondue paired with a Ruby Port is a must! A children’s menu is available for kids 12 and under. Looking for a special wine to stock your personal cellar? Our in-house wine director, Adam Bloom, is happy to assist you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (14)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Mondays are good
    Dib99VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Three of us went on a Monday and they have half price apps till 7 and half price bottles of wine. Apps were good (and yes, our meal), wine was good. It was empty. We sat by the fireplace—cozy on a very cold night. Service was good. A little slow to get our drinks once we ordered them, but they didn't mind us camping out (no rush), which was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Background music intrusive
    dubbayew
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A lot of action at the wine bar and the music overhead was a little intrusive. We enjoyed the scallop appetizer. Server seemed a little distracted...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful High End Restaurant
    MusicDiva
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Flight is a fun modern restaurant in the heart of The Glen. We had dinner for 50th and 20th Birthday and it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Undercooked food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was not well cooked. The chicken was undercooked. I prefer my meat well done. The rice was not cooked thoroughly either. Good choices on the wine menu
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Servor was awful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The waiter was one of the worst I have ever had in a restaurant, he was not very friendly or helpful and had an attitude that is not healthy for Flight.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • opentablemembersince2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, great service, but be careful! Extra charges add up fast. We ordered hummus, and when we saw the very few pita chips accompanying it, we asked for extra pita. Even at Happy Hour, when these were half off, they charged $2 for what amounted to the equivalent of 3/4 of a whole pita. My entrée was listed as $14.95 on the menu I received, but was billed at $16.95. When I asked about it, I was shown a new menu, where the price for the entrée was even higher than what I was charged. My dining companion also remembered the $14.95 price. So, enjoy the food, but keep the menu and check your bill carefully!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome night
    tbone
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service, food, and atmosphere were awesome. We had one of our best dates and meals here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicster
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service and servers were wonderful. We were celebrating an anniversary and they made it even more special with their upbeat, happy attitude.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A new find, and a gem at that.
    ChicagoSax
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Comfortable outdoor seating that was not cramped at all. Excellent and tasteful food. Not a great children's menu for a picky eater. The main course did come before we were finished with our salads, which was a surprise. The kitchen was cranking them out I guess. All in all, a very fine restaurant with awesome food and drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 276 reviews are from the Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Excellent service and food
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation, and I arrived an hour early. I was seated outside, per request, and received excellent service. No rushing me, no pressure to give up the table, and the food and wine were excellent. I had the scallops, and my husband had the salmon. Both were fabulous, and we cannot wait to return. Flight is on the west side of the road, so avoids the afternoon sun, so the seating was delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pj76
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food and service was phenomenal the booth seats were a little warm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    mamoosedetroisVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Relaxing outdoor seating and good for people-watching. Good inventive, ever-changing menu. Good cocktails. Terrific ahi tuna appetizer and good skirt steak flatbread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    GlenviewVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    5 stars always! Husband Tried the pork belly risotto on special and it was a hit! Always very fresh ingredients! Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    Schaumburg
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My lady friend and I sat at a table and each had a flight of wine. Very good overall. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared. The creme brulee was very good and I'm not a dessert person. But she is. Good place to go, we're looking forward to sitting outside when the weather warms up.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Wine and Service
    Shoes
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our server was fantastic! He was funny, friendly, and diligent. He made excellent recommendations! The flatbreads are worth a try!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It used to be better.
    Susjune
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    One, I cannot tolerate their music. It is just an annoying deep beat. Fake and horrible. Flight is not what it was way back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Flight
    Minch
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My friends and I love going to Flight. The atmosphere is "casual nice", but feels more elegant with the fireplace and somewhat dim lighting. When we go out to dinner, it's to catch up, talk and laugh and this a wonderful restaurant in which to do that. The noise level is perfect, in that we can hear each other, but not the people sitting right next to us. It's a great place for friends to go as well as those on a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best..
    SEZman
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    While Flight has a nice wine list, the food and service make it a less than desirable for more than a glass of wine. The food is good, not great. We were there on a Saturday night and the service was mediocre. Our server was not knowledgeable about wine and did not seem to be attuned to pairings, or for that matter, the complete menu. It was not until midway through our meal when we happened to look up and noticed that there were evening specials. Here's a hint -- avoid the "full glass" of wine. It costs twice as much as a half glass and offers maybe an ounce or two more. The atmosphere is pleasant -- but if we return, it will be for a glass of wine only.
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  • Would not hesitate to return...meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Would not hesitate to return...meal, wine, service....all excellent....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Guest
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service is what dining out is all about. Our server was not to be found anywhere. I actually had to go into the kitchen after waiting 30min for the check. I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience in the bar!
    SherrieVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The cocktails are phenomenal there and Justin and the team give their all, with a 5 star service. Also recommendations were great - fish tacos, cheese plate, tuna app, burger flight, crème brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winter wonderland
    Laura
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both time. The second time however was in the winter and because the restaurant is small and we had a group they placed us by the front door and it was freezing. The door opens right into the restaurant and they put up a curtain but that will not hold back the brutal weather of Chicago from coming in. So we asked to be moved once a table large enough opend up. My only suggestion is to come up with something better for next winter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We hadn't been back to this
    MIKEVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We hadn't been back to this restaurant for a few years and after eating remembered. We ordered wine which was overpriced for the quality served- ordered 5 different appetizers all of which were totally nondescript.
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  • Not good for dinner
    shaneVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great for wine. The trouble is that the food is very inconsistent and the service is outrageously slow. This is definitely not a place that I would revisit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hey Average!
    Steve
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I guess after moving from the city we were expecting a bit more here....perhaps unrealistic. Food was pretty good, not a huge selection but adequate. The wine selection was large and of good quality. The ambiance in the dining room is lacking though....love the decor and fireplace, but a flat screen and the bright lighting were interesting choices that kill any sort of romantic or "city-like" restaurant vibe. The bar was full and had a lively vibe and good service/selection. They have a couple large booths/tables that were occupied by groups that seemed to work well....looks like a good place to get a group together for a nicer night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a quiet night out
    AmyS
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had a flight of wine, which we always enjoy. Rather than ordering a meal we chose to share items from the extensive appetizer options. The food, wine, service & ambience were all great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This place is great little find. Wine list is wonderful and try their Flight wines which is a sample of three signature wines. Bar is extensive and food options are limited but very good. Service was friendly. Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been going to Flight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We've been going to Flight since it opened. Alittle confused when the menu is constantly changing but the food is always outstanding. This time, however, our service was terrible. The waiter was bad. Our entree came to the table in the middle of our salad. Our coffee came as our desserts were finished. We'd go back for the food as long as we didn't get that waiter. I will say thank you for the after dinner drink since we complained.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very small portions although
    OpenTableProVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Very small portions although quality is OK. Hit or miss service. Poor ambiance. I was expecting a better experience from an Open Table restaurant.
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  • A nice night but some food ...
    HungryfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had a table for four on a Friday night. Our appetizers were very good. The entrees were split. The chicken and steak were good. The salmon entree was overcooked and almost inedible for one of our guests. We have eaten here more than a few times. This was the first time that all the food wasn't very good. We would return to try again, but are not in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    Happy
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I've been here several times and the food and wine flights are fantastic!!! Always very happy with location, service, food and drinks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The crab cakes were smelly
    Lpf4VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The crab cakes were smelly and undercooked. The salted was both wilted and brown at the edges. The salmon was rubbery and the pasta was boring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below Average Experience
    Gaetano
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Poor Service - Staff was young and inexperienced Wine selection was poor, in my opinion Room was too bright
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  • Bad experience
    MeirVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It used to be a good place. Now terrible! Service was BAD, food just OK.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place to relax
    Lynn
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The restaurant decor is nice and the service was very good. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. We never felt rushed and the waiter was very responsive to our requests. A very pleasant evening. Admittedly, I think the lighting could have been slightly dimmer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    GlenviewVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My husband and I dine here many times a year. Love the ambiance! My favorite is the cedar planked salmon paired with Chardonnay flight. Don't miss the bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    GoldieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Although the restaurant was almost empty, the hostess seated us in the middle of the room despite our request for a booth. Then, it took almost 10 minutes before our server approached us; in fact, we would have left in another 2 minutes. The food was good but the portions small, particularly the tuna entrée. We have eaten at Flight before and have had better experiences. We seriously doubt whether we will reurn.
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  • Take off at Flight ~
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I was impressed with Flight - the ambiance and decor were delightful. The staff was friendly. The food was delicious and I am a huge fan of the wine flight concept. All that being said, it is quite pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flight
    PETE
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Very expensive. ($14.00) for an over cooked hamburger which my wife ordered med. Chicken much too lemony. Potatoe wedges also overcooked & dry.
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  • Fantastic
    foodie
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Appetizers are terrific. Very flavorful and just the right amount. Wine and Champaign were perfectly paired with our food order. And our after dinner drink Cointreau was the perfect finish to our dining experience. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.