The food is very good - most often outstanding - here. Seafood is king, with fresh choices every day. The chef is talented and imaginative, and his combinations are delicious. The Mayport shrimp in any combination are outstanding. Sea scallops are cooked perfectly and delicious. The daily fish special is reliably wonderful. Service is friendly and competent. The wine list is very good. Prices are on the higher end but commensurate with the quality and tastiness of the food. An excellent place to bring friends/guests to. The only "negative" and that is too strong a word actually, is that when the restaurant is full the noise level is really "energetic". We love this restaurant. Reserations recommended, especially on weekends!
Delicious food and great service. Love the decor and the atmosphere. I don't remember the server's name but she was excellent. She has been working there since November. She recommended the salmon and the Kahula chocolate dessert. They were both delicious !!
We will be back!!
Great food & nice atmosphere! Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner out.
The restaurant is extremely noisy. Ambiance was nice. Staff is not that attentive. Food was good but pricey. Not a place I probably would go back to given noise level😢
My favorite St. Augustine restaurant! Amazing food and service. Love Black Fly!!
The food was very good but the meal was spoiled by crowded tables and extremely high noise. My ears were ringing as we left and we had to shout to have a conversation. I do not recommended this restaurant for those reasons.
Really disappointed with the quality of the food given the prices. Much better restaurants within the proximity that are much better. My wife's steak tasted like the meat was expired and my scallops were undercooked and flavorless. Looks like a lot of effort went into the presentation but the bland flavors and poorly cooked meats were a letdown.
Service was fine and the food was good though the shrimp was of inferior quality. Soup was very tasty and the flounder and crab cake fixed well but the shrimp, the third part of the trio was not good, as previously noted. Popular place.
had Sushi and crab cakes and then great Mahi dinner and fabulous pork shoulder cooked for twelve hours. The only thing we would do different would be to share one appetizer because they were almost a meal by themselves. We left feeling like we wouldn't have to eat for days. Wait staff was very friendly and we would definitely return if ever in St. Augustine again.
Amazing and diverse menu options!!
Outstanding service by my server Sydney!!
Delicious gourmet quality food!!
The food was great as usual! We will definitely come back.
We’re locals and Blackfly is a family favorite. The seared Ahi Tuna is delicious and always wonderful. We always recommend Blackfly when friends are visiting St Augustine.
Incredible food and atmosphere!
I was a bit disappointed in the food I ordered, but my wife's meal was very good. There was a crowd in the back that was super loud, but it was almost based on the acoustics of where they were sitting as one person's voice seemed to bounce off the walls to be especially loud. Overall, it was a good experience, I'd just order something different than the grouper I had. It was nothing special.
Hubby and I arrived late for a 5pm reservation but we were seated right away and I'd say go early because by the end of our dinner the place got packed and loud. Service was good, food was amazing. It's a bit on the pricey side but the food was worth it. I had scallops thy were beautifully presented and yummy I cleaned my plate, hubby had the slow roasted pork shoulder and loved it. We'd go again
Second time dining at Black Fly. A little disappointed this time around. Limited market fish available. Portions much smaller and bill much higher this time. Server was nice and very accommodating to our requests. Not sure about a third visit.
Enjoyed our meal very much. Would definitely recommend
We loved the seafood! Some of most creative prep ever: shishito pepper succotash a stand out as bed for delicious scallops skewered on sugar cane. Flounder special also tasty. A bit noisy for conversation, even for two of us. Admired the funky colorful graphic fish paintings. Big thumbs up.
Service was great -food was very well prepared / the noise level was unacceptable!
The noise seems to bounce off of all surfaces.
Great restaurant. Excellent food , service, and atmosphere.
Excellent food, noisy environment.
Great food, too few wait staff for the size of the restaurant. Extremely noisy, could hardly hear our friends across the table
We had a great evening. We met friends there that had not been to Black Fly and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Great food and Will did an excellent job taking care of us. Been to BF many times and have always had a great experience.
Nice place for inventive seafood and nice ambiance. Our server was first-rate and just in time. A last night in St Augustine and a memorable one.
Noisy, but very enjoyable. Great special Weds wine offering. Server was very good. We asked for the 2017 award winning dessert, but apparently it is not a real item, which was disappointing. We had filets and fried shrimp and all were delicious. This was our second trip and we will definitely return.
Not as good as other times. Rice was cold as were the vegetables.
Very good “ New Old Fashion” cocktail, friendly waitress and excellent brown butter almond flounder
Came highly recommended and I felt it did not meet up to the hype.
The restaurant had a musty smell.
Great place. Excellent food and friendly service. Nice drink selection and a decent wine list.
The food was excellent! The bar selection was impressive. The service could not have been better. We will definitely go again.
Great place with great food. It was a Friday night so definitely a party atmosphere.
Food and service were great. Acoustics in the place make it VERY loud and difficult to talk to anyone other than the person sitting next to you.
Husband and I split the Mexican corn salad and a pizza. The pizza was just average, nothing special. The Mexican corn salad was pretty plain and had just a few kernels of corn in it; definitely not what I was expecting. It is a very loud restaurant but the service was good.
This was our first time dining here. We are fans of Collage who also own BlackFly. We live in Winter Park FL and visit St. Augustine periodically. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. They allow wine to be brought for a reasonable corkage charge. Our wait staff was friendly and attentive. Overall, this was a superb dining experience.
Great place. Interesting menu and great aim staff
Our first visit and it was great. Excellent meal and good service. Noise level was a bit high as were the wines by the glass prices. Overall an excellent experience
The food is always good, conversation bounces off the walls
The wife and I recently moved out to St Augustine and have been searching for a new go to restaurant. We have tried several high end places and just haven't been impressed.
When date night rolled around and she wanted seafood I looked at online menu's to try and find something a least a little different than your standard fried or broiled fare. BlackFly fit the bill so we tried it. I noticed they had truffle butter as an add on to steaks, so I took a chance and asked the server if I could have some with my bread - I was hooked immediately. Rich butter with chunks of black truffle - fantastic. I ordered the duck breast and was told that the chef had pulled it for the night as he was unhappy with the way the brine took. Though disappointed I appreciated the candor and decided to try the diver scallops. They were delicious, as was the bed of corn/bacon/peppers they were served on. The wife enjoyed her steak (steak! after requesting a seafood place) and sides as well. We will be returning.
The scallops were cooked to perfection! Excellent service, nice atmosphere and all of the food was a culinary delight!