Flyte World Dining & Wine
718 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Flyte World Dining & Wine
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.flytenashville.com/
- Phone: (615) 255-6200
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The bar opens at 4:30 and is open 1 hour later than the kitchen.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Organic, Californian, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Mike Moranski
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Private Party Facilities: Flyte has 4 options: a 24 seat Kitchen Dining Room, a 60 seat lounge, a 100 seat main dining room, or the entire place!
- Private Party Contact: Scott Atkinson 6152556200x
- Special Events: Flyte has hosted numerous special events including wedding receptions, brand launches, holiday parties, music award receptions, etc. We can arrange for anything you might need to make your night special. Private events can be hosted 7 days a week!
A word from Flyte World Dining & Wine
Flyte World Dining & Wine is a unique culinary experience. Flyte's Executive Chef Mike Moranski incorporates local produce, free-range meats and beautiful presentations into a truly seasonal, farm-to-table menu featuring the best of Tennessee's independent farms. Flyte's knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the eclectic wine list and craft beer selection (or you can choose a pre-set wine or beer Flyte). There's even a 20-seat Kitchen Dining Room where you can dine in the midst of the action. Flyte's focus on service and hospitality is evident in personal touches from the moment you make a reservation until you conclude your evening. The restaurant interior is lively, colorful and beautifully lit to provide the perfect setting to your Dining & Wine adventure and the diverse music is handpicked by the staff. Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7:00 in the lounge everyday!Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Flyte World Dining & Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 27, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
notable wine list (77)fit for foodies (76)special occasion (61)romantic (45)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (24)hot spot (14)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/22/2014First I will say, we are foodies and love and appreciate great food, we buy our meats and dairy directly from the local farms. We went for our Anniversary based upon the really good reviews. BUT it was pretty AWFUL. Our reservation was for 7:45 and by then we were informed that 2 (fillet & Lamb) of the approx. 8 entrees were out. That's 1/4 of the entree menu!! Our waiter was gone more than serving us. You spend ALOT of time just waiting. The servers would walk around carrying food from the kitchen weaving back and forth around tables as if they could not remember which table the food should go to. It was weird. My husband decided to get catfish & succotash, he thought the catfish was just okay but the succotash was unappealing. I had the Coq au Vin (chicken cooked in wine) and it looked & tasted like dried chicken and stuffing mashed together into a 1" x 4" round hockey puck and left to dry for 2 days. It was very gelatinous and dry definitely not coq au vin. (Farm raised meats are moist, juicy and full of flavor) Our son had the braised pork shoulder with burnt vegetables. He said the pork was very dry - almost inedible and his vegetables were not just a little burnt for caramel flavor, but the equivalent to black burnt toast but still extremely hard. After looking at the desert menu for something redeeming everything on it looked ehh... nothing memorable worth rounding out the night with. Would we go back...NO WAY!! There are way too many other great restaurants in Nashville to suffer through this again.
- Dining DisappointmentwobnrutDined on 11/22/2014I have dined at Flyte a number of times. This was the first time I was completely disappointed in the food. The menu was extremely limited compared to what has been available in the past. There were 7 of us dining. We had 6 STARTERS covering 4 different dishes. The Acorn Squash, Stew and Breakfast of Champions starters were all very good. The Mahi app was ordered by two different people and was completely inconsistent. For Entrees we had one vegetarian option, a filet, a blue fish, a lamb, a chicken (coq au vin) and two pork options. The filet was cooked perfectly and the diner loved it as did the vegetarian. But the both diners found their PORK to be tough and cold. The fish option enjoyed the fish but the vegetables were inedible. The lamb option had good flavor but a very chewy texture that made it a challenge to eat. I had the coq au vin. I have honestly never eaten anything that salty or tough in a restaurant in my life. Normally I would have expressed our dissatisfaction, but we had theatre tickets and in truth just did not have the time to prolong the meal. The service was PERFECT. She was very patient and did an excellent job accommodating 5 folks that had never dined there before, with great explanations and recommendations. Unfortunately the Chef did not deliver. I will give Flyte another chance as the 10 trips prior were great experiences, but in truth the 5 folks I brought there for a first visit will not be back. I am not sure if this was an off night or if there is some disconnect with the kitchen staff. But with Nashville experiencing a boom of new options, meals like this will not keep Flyte on the preferred list for Foodies or anyone else for that matter.
- 5 star service... butdetjktDined on 11/18/2014The service was amazing plus they have great wine list... excellent martini and decent beer list... they have La chouffe. The food was so so. The seafood chowder was very tasty but the tuna app was very bland. The barracuda main course was ok but again it was bland. And too my personal disappointment the lamb was sorry to say...not good.Special Features:
- All around fantastic experience.ChrisDined on 11/15/2014Arrived early to have a drink in the bar/lounge area. Wine and spirit list was well stocked. Enjoyed the cheese tray while we sipped our drinks. Cheese tray was well thought out and presented beautifully. The ambiance was better than expected. It was nice enough to dress up and not feel out of place but could wear something more casual and still not stick out like a sore thumb. The restaurant was warm and very inviting. Staff was perfectly attentive. We Finnished our drinks and sat down at our table. We were greeted promptly and settled in. The waitress took time to present the menu properly and knew what she was talking about. We ordered our mains which didn't take long for such incredible food. Again impeccable plating and flavors that were unexpected. Food was phenomenal. Portions were perfect and every bite left you wanting another. After finnishing our meals we were on to dessert. We had the Choclate pudding which was death by chocolate in the best way possible. Well balanced and not overly sweet it was a perfect way to round out the palate and end our evening. It was truly a fantastic dining experience. Price was well inline with the type of culinary precision you are receiving. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice, non stuffy date night or when having friends and family in town sans the kids. We will absolutely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Farm-to-Market expecations met - service was poorScottDined on 11/15/2014This restaurant was fair on the whole. The hostess was very nice both on the phone and in person. The menu was fine - food choices were good and what you'd expect from a Farm-to-Market restaurant. Service was sub-par. Our waiter spent an inordinate amount of time taking care of a few large tables, requiring us to repeatedly ask other staff members to find him. Both of our appetizers were mysteriously lost. We received two "free" appetizers from the Chef, apparently because the kitchen was backed up on orders, yet with no mention of the two appetizers we originally ordered, These original items just never showed up, and when we inquired the waiter blamed the Chef for missing the order. In my opinion I thought this was a low-blow since making sure an order is placed and then delivered should be the responsibility of the wait staff, not the Kitchen. Our main courses were good. The dishes were high quality (meat, vegetables, etc.), but were not over the top, and nothing I'd specifically come back for. So again I'd conciser this experience to be fair. I think with better service I would have bumped up my overall rating. Fortunately the ambiance was nice, providing a good place for some old friends who came in from other states to gather.Special Features:
- Not what it used to beGlobalFoodieVIPDined on 11/8/2014Flyte had a moment of being exceptional in Nashville. And although I've had a few sketchy encounters I agreed to give it another shot. For one entree, one glass of wine and a split cheese platter at $70+ the meal should have been brilliant. The mahi was simply okay, the acorn squash balls were relatively flavorless. My friend's pork was nothing special. I like small portions so didn't order a starter. But the meal was not filling. I left hungry (how about offering artisanal breads?). I try to support older restaurants (Sunset Grill, Mad Platter) within the sea of new, yummy options...competition is fierce for high dollar dining. Our server was gracious and attentive.Special Features:
- Great AnniversaryboilerrmpreshowDined on 11/8/2014My husband and I finally came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely time - great table reserved for us. The food was impeccable. The whole experience was designed to give you time to savor the evening together, not go rushing off to the next event. Couldn't have been more pleased.Special Features:
- Consistently Excellent!FoodFanVIPDined on 11/7/2014Flyte is one of those restaurants that never disppoints. With food that delights the sense, superlative service, and a terrific selection of wines to accompany your meal it is hard to go wrong. This is especially true during autumn when the use of fresh seasonal produce and favors blend into a memorable dining experience that warm you through and through. For appetizers, our table was delight with poached pear salad and the New England style fish chowder. The Mahi Mahi for the main course was poor perfection and the filet was tender as butter and favorful. Desserts are always fabulous at Flyte and once again we were well pleased with our choices. Cannot recommend highly enough!Special Features:
- Suggestion: Skip the local winesMrsPickyDinerVIPDined on 11/7/2014Fortunately, the server waved us off of the Tennessee wine flight. The California Reds did not disappoint. The vegetarian entrée with oats was delightfully well prepared. The oats end up similar to risotto. Flight is a must for the adventurous diner in Nashville. There's something new every day. And it's almost always wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful food and service!TomBDined on 11/4/2014Great food and service. The pear and beet salad and the sweet potato salad were excellent. The pork dish and the vegetarian squash dish were wonderful. Will was our waiter and did a nice job at recommending a bottle of wine that was moderately priced and very enjoyable. We had never visited before but we will definitely visit again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TerrificNateVIPDined on 10/24/2014Glad to see - and taste - Flyte returning to the state of flavor it always had before. Great food, interesting combinations, great wine & splendid ambiance. We were regulars at one time and now it seems we will be again. Kudos!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic/Cutting edge foodTiffanyDined on 10/22/2014I travel a ton for work and was thrilled to find this incredible, innovative restaurant. The decor is modern, yet comfortable and the lighting is perfect for a date. The chef deconstructs with whimsy some of the classics while introducing one to new cuisines as well. Great vegetarian options and the quality of food was beyond the price point. The handcrafted drinks made me order a second, which I never do! Ever! The staff and owner were gracious and I will definitely come back next time I am in Nashville. This place should have a Michelin star.Special Features:
- A Great ExperienceexpectqualityDined on 10/18/2014We came across this restaurant via Google. It was billed as one of the best restaurants in Nashville. I think that's true. The idea of fresh and local food is one worth supporting. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made the entire process less intimidating and more enjoyable. The selection of food was great, there were exciting dishes as well as recognizable staples. And the wine was divine. It's very pricey, but I would love to eat there again.Special Features:
- DisappointingRebelYellVIPDined on 10/16/2014Four of us ate here on a Thu night. First, they started to seat us at a table directly in front of the open door to the kitchen, after we had requested a quiet table. So they moved us. Next, the first bottle of wine they brought us was bad. So they replaced it. Then the Barracuda one of us ordered came out way overcooked. Two of us ordered the strip steak, which came out at two 2-ounce chunks, not a whole steak. And one of the chunks was half gristle. When we pointed this out, they did provide us with a complimentary cheese plate. So they try very hard to please, but the food and beverage were wanting.
- General commentsLuv2eatDined on 10/16/2014Great wine but food was too fusion oriented for me.Special Features:
- Didn't want to leaveutsa26VIPDined on 10/16/2014Hosted a business dinner there...we may have overstayed our welcome. Started with house-made charcuterie, which everyone loved. Panzanella and Hot Belly were the big hits on the starters. Lamb, Strip, Barracuda (!!) all got great reviews and clean plates. Desserts kept the pace...everyone had their favorite. I most enjoyed the Pumpkin and Olive Oil Cake/Ice Cream. Professional, friendly service -- took the time to pair wines and beers for us. Portions are big enough without being overwhelming.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Expense account dining onlyBNAfromNYCDined on 10/15/2014Innovative cuisine. I'd estimate 75% of diners were business groups on expense accounts. Portions could be much more substantial. Need more green salad options. Bread would have been a nice since most of the plates are not huge. Desserts are excellent. Too minimalist for a hungry diner.Special Features:
- Waited to long to try FlyteEatMorePiureDined on 10/11/2014After not trying Flyte for years, a coupon convinced us to go. We weren't trying to avoid the place but Nashville has lots of restaurants. The mistake was in waiting so long. The cocktail was good, the wine was excellent, the food interesting and tasty and not something we could have done better (or at least as well) at home, and the servers friendly and efficient. The acoustics were tested to the limit as the dining area was full and parties occupied an adjacent room and the bar area. We found it loud but the room seemed to mash all of the noise into a general jumble that became background and allowed easy conversation at the table. All in all, we should have come sooner and will come again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent nightNeverEnoughRedDined on 10/11/2014My wife and I are new to the area and Flyte was highly recommended. We spent a few minutes with our server talking about wines and what we liked (and didn't like) and he brought us an excellent selection that both of us really enjoyed. The starter and entrée were perfectly sized and very delicious. Presentation was great. The restaurant started filling up towards the end of our meal but we were still able to hold a conversation without raising our voices. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very interesting menuWinnipegBelleDined on 10/9/2014The chef likes to provide interesting contrasts in food; of the dishes we tried, some of these contrasts were a little too interesting but still hats off to the chef for trying them -- just not so sure we were glad to be paying to be guinea pigs. Most of the food, however, was fabulous, including come contrasts we would never have thought of putting together, but they worked amazingly.Special Features:
- OutstandingRachelDined on 10/3/2014First of all, I have to give special commendation to Todd, our waiter, as well as Will, the operations manager. The level of attention to our table of two was absolutely outstanding. As in napkins folded when you come back to the table, recommendations for wine and drinks according to your taste, French press coffee according to your desired level of strength. Todd was outstanding with food recommendations according to our palates, and had great descriptions for everything on the menu. Our starters (beets and corn pudding) were really wonderful and nuanced. It is amazing how attention to spice palate and herbs can make a dish. The lamb loaf was wonderfully flavored and moist as was my husband's Bear Creek Strip. We will be back.Special Features:
- Design, execution, and presentationRicardoDined on 10/2/2014The Menu choices were varied to suit any mood. Vegetarian, fish and meats. Our dinner was was cooked perfectly and the items were well paired. The presentation was very nice and suitable for a photo shoot. We had heard that there had been a staffing transition in the kitchen and if there was a bump in the road is seems to be definately behind them.Special Features:
- Outstanding gemdanster1908Dined on 10/2/2014I'm so glad I booked a reservation here. I had my brother and sister in town and I really wanted to take them to the Gultch. The service was fantastic. The food was wonderful. The music was at a minimum level so there was no issues hearing the group talk. I would recommend Flyte to anyone who is looking for a great night out.Special Features:
- I really wanted to like FlyteOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 9/26/2014There are simply too many other venues in Nashville which do farm to table extremely well; Husk, Watermark, Silo. It took over two hours for our entrees to arrive at the table despite the fact that only half the tables were occupied. The kitchen had obvious problems plating a ten top table at the same time and that resulted in everyone else just waiting idly. The table next to us simply surrendered and left. The malted pear salad actually turned out to be a beet salad with a single tiny pear as a decoration and was horribly overdone and tasteless. When the entrees did arrive, my wife's rare filet was at best medium and my infused chicken was bone dry. Both tasted like something your aunt who can't cook would serve for Sunday dinner.
- Fabulous nightsuznpVIPDined on 9/26/2014It was a night with great food and service. This is a dining destination where you take time to savor each course.Special Features:
- Wow.FirsttimerVIPDined on 9/26/2014We've dined at Flyte many times and have always enjoyed our experience, but our most recent visit was a standout. The only way to say it is that the food here has gone to the next level. Everything was delicious and the presentations were absolutely stunning. I wish I could include a photo with this review to show what my mahi dish looked like! The services was great (as usual) and we enjoyed several interesting wines... but the food stole the show. Bravo, Flyte!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/26/2014Service was extremely poor and dissapointing. After speaking with the Manager and making our reservation, we were so excited to experience Flyte. We were beyond let down. It took us 20 minutes to get drinks and there were only 3 full tables in the restaurant. The food was good, but over priced and very small portions. The food would have 'tasted better' had the service matched the prices on the menu. So upset about our dining experience at Flyte, especially since we have wanted to go for over a year, and my family drove from Ohio to go to this restaurant.Special Features:
- Must visit in Nashville 1FoodandwinesnobVIPDined on 9/26/2014One of two great meals while in Nashville. We were in a rush, so we want to go back when we can be leisurely and savor the food and experience. Still, the food was creative and had a great balance of flavors, textures, and a beautiful presentation. Definitely a great place for foodies!Special Features:
- Long on promise, short on productNashtenVIPDined on 9/20/2014Good open space - a bit noisy. Very knowledgeable waitress - but painfully slow service. Despite only 5 tables active, we waited about 45 minutes between first and second courses. Food labeled imaginatively - but pretty bland. Had a "signature" dish - beef filet with squid ink focaccia - the latter hard and dull - reminiscent of very refried beans but with less flavor. Has a ways to go to get in shape.
- A notch short of what I expected.GaryCoVIPDined on 9/20/2014The beet salad was perfect and the seafood soup was good. The beef filets were good but could have used a bit more seasoning.Special Features:
- Sigh.HostessVIPDined on 9/20/2014Plus side: waitress knew the menu inside and out and recited the whole thing (didn't leave out the details about the "head and shoulders, knees and toes" dish either - yikes). Great wine and beer list. Neat bar, superb bartender. Down side: excessive wait for food, inability to be flexible on the menu (no salad greens AT ALL in the entire restaurant?) and so fixated on the farm-to-table aspect that they've forgotten that it is also important to prepare dishes that taste good! If you are charging over $25 for an entree it needs to be out of this world, in my opinion. Steak was tough, scallops chewy and all around the table was blandness. Really hoping for a better experience at such a foodie place.Special Features:
- Not the sameFoodieVIPDined on 9/20/2014Flyte was our favorite restaurant and we always had the best food and service. However, we went Saturday night not realizing Matthew was no longer the executive chef. The food is not the same and I was missing all of the special elements that Matt put on the plate. The food service took forever. We waited an hour for our entrees. That never happened in the last two years of eating there. I cant say how dissappointed we were to find out our favorite restaurant is no longer the same.
- Just okayPHurstDined on 9/20/2014The food here was pretty good, but not great. We thought that there would be ample options for wine flights to try (hence the restaurant name), but there were surprisingly few. The only California reds flight featured premium wines, and they wanted $26 for three 2-oz. pours! Even the regular wine list is just okay - nothing to write home about. Don't waste your time and money here - too many other great restaurants in Nashville!
- Value doesn't match experienceTAM1975Dined on 9/20/2014We arrived at 5pm. The restaurant was empty. We were the first to get our orders in and one of last to get our food. People at surrounding tables seemed to be getting food and good service when we weren't. Food took too long. We were left without water for a period and we were left alone by our server often. The food was tasty but the smallest portion ever for the price. They did bring a free dessert which was nice but not anything special. It was our anniversary dinner so we were especially unimpressed. Won't be coming back or recommending it.
- Be prepared for a sleepoverhavedinnerbeforeVIPDined on 9/19/2014We went to this restaurant with high expectations after reading some praising reviews elsewhere. The experience was utterly disappointing. After waiting close to two hours for our main dishes, we found them quite unsatisfying. The lamb was way overcooked and dry. The grits were bland and overpriced for the small portion served. The fish was fine but not special. We were to tired of sitting to order dessert. Not planning to come back.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/19/2014Our party of eight was very pleased with our experience at Flyte! Our table was not ready when we arrived so we were provided with a complimentary round of cocktails! Our server was very knowledgeable and the food fantastic!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MandBVIPDined on 9/16/2014The food was as excellent as it was the last time we dined here so the new chef seems equally as creative. The big hitch was service. We had the same waiter and he was as competent as before except he was working the entire restaurant with only minimal help from two obviously new and untrained waitresses. When our entrée arrived the waiter was busy at another table with a larger party and the server just plopped two dishes on the table with no explanation about the dished, no attempt to fill empty wine glasses, but worse no flatware. We had to wait quite a while to attract someone's attention just to get a knife and form. Very disappointing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mixed bagdine4goodVIPDined on 9/13/2014Waited 1 hr 45 min between appetizer and entree. Waitress told us 45 min before entrees arrived that they were on way out in just a moment. She then disappeared for next 40 min. Had to ask if she could give us some bread. Oddly, as we realized how long we'd been waiting, we looked around full restaurant and saw there was only one table that had any food on it. Fish stew and poached egg appetizers we had before long wait were delicious and beautifully prepared. Grits and lamb entrees were good; steak was less than mediocre and overpriced. Waitress did provide unsolicited free dessert, having realized the unacceptable length of our wait for main course, and it was outstanding. Won't return to Flyte until they've worked out the kinks.Special Features:
- great nightlsimpDined on 9/12/2014Good food, excellent service, great experience. Wine list was lengthy. Server was knowledgeable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quality FoodCmdrgDined on 9/12/2014The quality and freshness of the food was very good. The menu was short but there was something for all tastes. Noise level was moderate and the service was timely.Special Features: