Flights - Renaissance North Hills
Flights - Renaissance North Hills

Flights - Renaissance North Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flightsnorthhills.com/
  • Phone: (919) 278-1478
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dean Thompson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Flights offers our newest addition to Renaissance Raleigh. The Branle room will be available for small private groups up to 40 guests. Large floor to ceiling corner windows are the main attraction for this beautiful room.
  • Private Party Contact: Brittany King 9192781278x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Six Forks and Lassiter Mills
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Underground hotel parking is available with elevator access to the lobby entrance of Renaissance. We offer complimentary valet parking for Dinner
A word from Flights - Renaissance North Hills
Flights at Renaissance Raleigh Hotel offers an eclectic menu in a whimsical setting. Cherry wood tones, custom wall sconces with modern pin lights and paintings from local artists add to the warm and inviting ambiance. With panoramic views of downtown Raleigh and surrounding North Hills, Flights provides guests with breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an all-day lounge menu. Fresh and contemporary, our menus are inspired by regional flavors. Flights offers a contemporary spirit and a lively atmosphere, tempered by relaxed style and fun personality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Flights - Renaissance North Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)fit for foodies (19)romantic (14)notable wine list (6)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Extremely disappointing, will not go again!
    MoGormeyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had gone to Flights based on the great reviews here. The scallops were warm, not hot and the Brunswick chicken was dry - the fried okra that came with it was very salty. Also, the kitchen doors were left open in clear sight of a few tables and booths, with no attempt for the swing doors to be closed. The server did not attempt to address the issues, and on calling back a day later, the restaurant manager to whom I spoke was apathetic, and the next level manager for whom I left a voice mail has not called me back, symptomatic of malaise at multiple levels of management at the hotel - definitely left a lot to be desired from a $100+ meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hidden gem with fabulous food
    etturner24
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was great, we got a special treat from the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    DubbVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What they don't tell you about this place is that it is a restaurant embedded in the Renaissance Hotel. Noise-wise, there was a good bit of spillover from the bar. The restaurant itself is very modern, maybe a little sterile in terms of ambiance. Still, the food was very good and the service was attentive. This place would be a good choice, probably, for a Sunday brunch with family or an evening when you want an easy option -- very uncrowded (except for the bar) on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our meals and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best keep secret
    mlsfan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Flights has always been one of my favorite restaurants, its not just a meal but a dining experience. The menu reflects many cuisines and vegetarians and vegans can always find choices. We had a fun passing our plates around to try every ones meals, all fantastic !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    lhb87VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I had a great meal at Flights for our anniversary. The servers and manager were very kind and gave great recommendations. My husband enjoyed his swordfish, and I enjoyed the shortrib very much - a very healthy portion. We have enjoyed Flights in the past for special dinners and they hit the mark again this time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very innovative Southern cooking
    Dennisk51VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very pleasant surprise. I am sure most who go to the Rennaisance Hotel for dinner will go to Mia Francesca, but they are missing out on a very nice, simple, and innovative menu for dinner at Flights. It is the lobby restaurant, but the food was excellent. We both had the Red Oak salad; excellent. Both of the entrees were great. I had the short ribs with roasted cauliflower and green beans. EXCELLENT. My my wife had the pork loin chop. The bread served is an excellent sweet corn bread. If you don't feel like Italian and the large menu at Mia Francesca, Flights was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Amazing unique food offerings especially the hot cheesecake. Attentive yet not intrusive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flights takes off
    laurenzo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Pleasantly surprised at the high quality and excellant flavor of the dishes. Not a typical hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flights is Alright!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service and food was outstanding. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    Susan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food wasn't good at all for the price we paid. The rice was cold, the fish was overcooked, the roasted chicken was nothing but boiled chicken in a can of tomato sause with a watery taste. It wasn't worth it at all!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable experience
    Sweetz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I enjoyed the restaurant and service. The food was ok. I would not recommend the corn bisque unless you want sugar in a bowl. The chicken salad sandwich was tasty. My friend enjoyed the fish tacos. Next time I go, I will try some other options just to check out the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    betsy989
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice modern looking restaurant with good food and good service. My lamb chops were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food tasted great, service was great, drinks were great. Overall great experience and we will be returning for that tasty French toast and omelette bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot Cheesecake!
    Eric
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was an absolutely wonderful experience! The ambiance of the restaurant is wonderful. Before the meal came, the bread and sea salt-topped butter tasted delicious and even incorporate cheddar in the bread. The fried chicken dish was phenomenal and some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten! The main dish of cheese and mushroom pasta was good as well (except perhaps for the black-eyed pea topping). But the dessert... wow! The dessert was a hot cheesecake, a dish I had never eaten before. The interior was hot and light like a souffle, and as I ate the dish its texture changed as it cooled slightly. But this was still one of the best desserts I have ever eaten and one of the best meals I have ever had in Raleigh. Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    WorldjetsetterVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was great, the service for only having 3 tables total sat out of the entire dining room was terrible. Waiter was knowledgeable but nothing more, not attentive, rushed, pushy to order... but I love good food so I would try it again for the food and hope for better service. I normally don't write reviews but I felt the need to voice my experience since it was memorable in a negative way. $150 for two with drinks apps and main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Expectations
    katniss
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was incredible. We were first delighted by a complimentary amuse bouche of pita with chevre and candied duck bacon. The asiago bread and butter were also wonderful. We ordered two appetizers - the Fois Gras French Toast which was absolutely amazing with a perfect layering of flavors, and then the Scallop Fritters which couldn't be beat. I had the Pork Belly special with a mushroom ragu and goat cheese mashed potatoes. I was already full but couldn't put my fork down! My dining partner had the beef short rib with smoked macaroni and cheese. It was rich and delicious. All in all we had a fabulous time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great meal
    NCdiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first dining experience at Flights was wonderful. The décor is very upscale and calming. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable, making great recommendations. The NC Corn Bisque was absolutely amazing. I could have eaten many bowls of it!!! Both of our entrees were delicious. I opted for the grilled whole branzino (sp?) and it was perfectly grilled and seasoned. We tried, on our waiter's recommendation, the chef's specialty dessert, Hot Cheesecake, and were not disappointed. Highly recommend Flights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    our waiter was fantastic, although the food was a bit slow given the restaurant was nearly empty. overall great food & service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service; excellent food; limited menu; very cold in the restaurant and my view was overlooking a parking lot
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why aren't they crowded?
    CarterCrazy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The menu is small but 'fancy'. Despite this, my husband, who prefers more traditional foods, did not have a hard time finding something to order. We started with the seared scallops, which were truly incredible!! Our fantastic waiter, Travis, brought out some bread as well. I'm picky about dinner bread- this was perfect. Light, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and the butter alongside it wasn't rock hard. Next was the corn chowder with crab. Superb! We both ordered the Low Country Boil, which was also fantastic, but beware- it's NOT your typical boil. This was served in some sort of beef base and was heavy on the sausage flavor. Dessert of hot cheesecake knocked our socks off. Absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 148 reviews are from the Flights - Renaissance North Hills reviews archive.
  • Won't Be Back
    SatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I went here for dinner while driving through Raleigh; it's conveniently located off of the Beltline. I ordered a beet salad, a pork loin special entree, and a souffle-like cheesecake dessert. The salad was fine and the cheesecake creation was quite good. But the entree was very disappointing. I won't be back; the quality-price-ratio is too low.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not worth it
    foodies
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were the only ones (besides one couple) in the restaurant on a Saturday evening. The staff were nice, the few tables that were set were nice. Food was okay. Best part was the dessert. I would not go here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter
    Alex
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The waiter I had was awesome. He really treated us well and was very hospitable. I will definitely go back to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was a very special night, which was our Anniversary & we couldn't pick a better place to celebrate the occasion. The food & service was superb!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service and Special Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service was outstanding and they went out o ftheir way to make our anniversary dinner very special. enjoy provided us with a free desert. Teh food was excellent and the service was one of teh best experiences we ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    Takeachance
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I Googled"Father's Day Brunch" and Flights came up! Took a chance and loved it. The brunch buffet was wonderful and the price was very reasonable. Wait staff was personable and the complimentary valet parking was nice too. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner!
    Paysha
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner last Friday. Every dish was top notch! The scallops appetizer was fantastic. Entrees of Swordfish and Pork Porterhouse were perfect! And the hot cheesecake sealed the deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Do Restaurant
    JEsca
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food, excellent. Hostess, pleasant. Server Lina, MAGNIFICENT! Thank you for a fantastic Restaurant Week Experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing hotel gem
    Flanman00
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the attentive service to the amazing food, Flights was impressive. The highlight was the NC Corn Bisque which blossomed w fresh crab and was a great surprise. The chicken thigh and waffle appetizer was nearly as good. It was Resturant week so they had special deserts as well and we were blown away by the carrot cake blondie with cream cheese ice cream. Main courses consisted of the Brunswick Chicken and the pork porterhouse. The chicken was just a tad dry but the flavor was over the top good. No complaints on the porterhouse. All in all a definite repeat for us!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find
    Rocinante
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant during Triangle Restaurant Week - I was looking through the available menus for lunch, and the Flights menu really stood out - so many original sounding dishes. Or dishes with an original spin on them. We were certainly not disappointed - the food was presented very well, and was delicious. The service was wonderful, and the restaurant was charming. We will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • raleighguy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our experience was very positive. We were greeted with a smile and quickly seated. Our server, Travis was very knowledgeable and explained the entrees, discussed preferences and made suggestions. Food was excellent--beautifully prepared and presented. My husband had a pork dish and I had monkfish--we enjoyed both. Pur appetizer of scallops was outstanding! Nice hot bread too. Their signature dessert is a warm cheesecake which has a lovely presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and tasty buffet
    JBird
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wonderful spread with just the right balance of old favorites and more foodie oriented buffet offerings. All fresh and hot - and delicious. Service was attentive but not over-bearing; ambience was alive and bright but conversation-freindly. All-in-all a great Mother's Day experience for me and my 79 year old very selective mother.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Foodielovers
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I love to try new restaurants. It was his birthday night and we couldn't have beenore pleased with our server Travis. He was attentive, checked back after our two bites and was always there to make sure everything was good. He was very knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont miss your FLIGHTS!!
    InTheNavy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We deciced to go to Flights for our 28th wedding anniversary. The filet and condiments were the best I`ve had in the triangle.! The highlight was the dessert.....YOU MUST HAVE THE HOT CHEESECAKE!!!!! I have been all over the world and this is without a doubt, the BEST cheesecake I have ever had, hands down, game over!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night made Better!
    Gaye
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Wow! The food was fantastic! The attention we recieved from the waiter and the maitre d was above any of our expectations. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Did i mention the food :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Snob
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Good atmosphere. Upbeat, good decor. Wait staff was on point. Food prepared exactly as requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place to Eat
    DarrylVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Flights is one of my favorites every time. They have a fancy atmosphere with a good food full of flavor. Never a wait, and not to crowded for is defiantly a well kept secret.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops appetizer was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Scallops appetizer was delicious & the lamb chops were the best we've had in a while!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    One of Raleigh's gems. Chef Dean Thompson has knocked it out of the park. Sourcing local menu items is a huge plus in my book. The flavors are exquisite and well balanced. I mean ranjit ravioli with a truffle cream sauce?! Amazing. We cannot wait to return and partake in more of the epic goodness that exists at Flights. There's a reason he won Fire in the Triangle last year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.