BlackFly - St Augustine
Service was excellent, food prepared exactly as ordered. Delicious!
Dinner was great. Owner came out and spoke to everyone. Service was awesome.
Love this place! We go every time we are in St. Augustine.
A little pricy but excellent food for each of the 4 of us, all who ordered a variety of different menu items. We saw food being delivered to other tables and heard some rave reviews on the pizza being taken home by two different customers in their take home box.
Noise level so high that conversing was difficult. Food was okay, my salmon was over cooked.
Black fly was a great place to bring small kids. We enjoyed the fried shrimp, which was very lightly fried. I had a spinach salad with the fresh catch (Corvina) which was light a tasty. I have 2 autistic children and the staff was warm and welcoming, didn’t seem bothered by some of the noises they were making. High recommend for a quick lunch or dinner.
The food is always amazing in this restaurant! The dessert is inctredible! The service was great too. The restaurant itself is crazy noisy. It was difficult to carry out a two person conversation because of the noise. Other than that, 5 stars!
The food and service were outstanding! We will continue to have this as one of our favorite resaurants in St Augustine. I would call the noise level "uncomfortably loud" not "energetic". My only concern was
although we had reservations, we were shown to the back room which we felt was undesirable - a bit of a hole in the corner. We have dined here many times and didn't even know that room existed. I know now to request a room in the main dining room. When I voiced my concern I was told there were 3 tables available in the main dining room but they wouldn't be any quieter. My friend and I looked at the available tables and thought each of them was far superior to the one in the back room. Our party was moved. I'm not sure why they would choose to seat someone at the least desirable table when others are available.
We were sat down immediately and our waitress was friendly. It was very busy due to Prom going on so its harder to judge speed of service. But we did have to ask for another drink and wait a long time for 2 sushi rolls which were just average. Sushi rolls were about like ones you would get from Publix. I would be willing to eat there again and try different food. The restaurant has nice ambiance and you can tell everyone is trying hard to accommodate everyone. Overall I give 4 stars.
We loved it so much we went back the very next day! The coconut lobster was fabulous.
Outstanding experience! George was a very personable waiter, the drinks and food were terrific. As the restaurant sat more folks, however, the noise level got a bit out of hand.
Great restaurant but tonight was an off night.
Our server was perfect! She allowed us time talk, have drinks & apps, then was patient with our order.
The food was superb! The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back again!
The food was very good, but the noise level was very loud and intrusive. You could hardly have a conversation with the person next to you without repeating yourself or raising your voice. There were wood panels in the ceiling, bouncing the sound from every table around the dining area. While the food is very good, this detracted from the overall experience of dining out.
A bit of a non descript building on the A1A outside of town. Upon entering the BlackFly branding is all over and it’s pretty cool. The artwork on the walls is really neat. Service was super attentive, friendly and accommodating from the host to the waiter. We happened to be there on martini Monday when there are discounted drinks. I had a dirty martini that was good and olivey and generous in size.
For food we had the fresh catch (Mahi) cooked up with some nice seasonings and vegetables. Also had scallops perfectly seared, light and fluffy. These were served over a corn medley loaded with a hint of hotness. The flavors were outstanding.
It’s a cool little place definitely worth a visit.
Enjoyed, thoroughly. A place for special occasions.
The food, the ambiance and the service were incredible.
Acoustics are deafening. Our night, service was particularly slow. Food was prepared well and presented beautifully but compared to the description, seasoned on the conservative side.
Excellent service from Makayla. Good food and Great Drinks!!
Fabulous food and first class friendly service. Wonderful experience
Exceeded expectations. Great seafood
The fish special was off the charts! I can’t wait to go again.
We actually ate here 3 out of 4 nights in St. Augustine. The food is fresh and they have great choices. If your like salmon, get the dynamite salmon dish. The banana bread pudding was amazing! The staff is very professional.
Always on point, always a good time.
Impossible to have a conversation without shouting. But the food was so excellent, we would come back!
I love this place!!
Too noisy. Fish undercooked (raw) in the middle. Slow un attentive service. Chaotic.
Great food, outstanding service! One of my favorite restaurants in St. Augustine.
The owner understands the customer!
Servers are very attentive.
Wine selection is deep.
Calamari, Shrimp, flat iron steak, lobster, fresh fish that we caught all done to perfection.
Delicious meals and great service. Presentations were outstanding.
Great service. First time visiting St. Augustine. Not necessary, but I would recommend reservations for quick seating. The food was great, but be prepared to pay a higher price than what you may be use to when dining in a retail restaurant. I would visit again the next time in St. Augustine.
Extremely loud due to large table with very loud occupants next to us. Service was very slow. There was not much lobster in the lobster Mac and Cheese. Caesar salad was very good.
I had one of my college friends in from Atlanta and he loved everything about our favorite Resturant in St Augustine.
The service ,food and management is always superior.
2nd visit in as many nights while on vacation. Simply outstanding, my wife and I each enjoyed the salmon dish.
we come to BlackFly often when we are in SA and always love it . we just dined here 4 days ago, during this stay, and returned again this evening with some friends who had never been here. I, once again, had the chili lime shrimp app and the salmon entree. both were incredibly delicious, as always. those two dishes are so creative and so flavorful!!!! one of our friends had the same and was equally as pleased! our other friend had the mushroom soup and raved about it. he also had the pork chop, which he said was excellent. unfortunately this time my husband was not very happy with his entree, as he always has been in the past. he ordered the flat iron steak(which he has not ordered here before) and it had much to be desired; very small, tough and not cooked as ordered. very disappointing. our cocktails and wines were excellent as always. we certainly will return, as we do love BlackFly-will just skip a flat iron😁!
Absolutely fabulous! This is the second year we’ve gone to this restaurant when visiting St Augustine. Our waitress Mikaila ( spelling?) was fantastic, the food superb. Would definitely recommend. And I hope to go back!
Outstanding! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Had a very good dinner on the light side--drinks and then 2 starters apiece. Everything was tasty, but the shrimp starter was a stand-out--the sauce was amazing. We managed to hit when the restaurant was busiest (it thinned out by the time we were done), so service was a little slow, but we didn't mind.
Excellent food with enough choices for even the pickiest of eaters. Portion size and food presentation is also excellent. One of our group is very critical of food and could find nothing about her choices that didn't suit her. She stated several times that the scallop appetizer was by far the best she had ever eaten and she raved about the mushroom soup. I have eaten out with this person many times and this is the first time she did not have a complaint about the food.
While our server was very polite and congenial and allowed us to settle in a bit when we first arrived, we thought she could have taken our drink order a bit sooner. Also we were "penalized" with an extra gratuity when we asked for separate checks for three couples. While I understand why an automatic gratuity might be added to a check, I do not like the practice and had our service been poor I would have challenged the 20% that was automatically added.
We will eat here again and look forward to it.