Flight makes TripAdvisor's best fine dining restaurants in country

By Published: December 05, 2018 11:18 PM CT

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Memphis has been named to TripAdvisor’s “Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States” list.

It came in the fifth spot, sandwiched between two Charleston restaurants, among the lofty company of places such as Daniel in New York, The Bazaar by Jose Andres in Los Angeles and  Le Bernardin, Eric Ripert’s prestigious restaurant in New York--down in the 24th spot. 

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Tuesday.

“We are humbled by this acknowledgment from TripAdvisor,” said Jack Mahoney, Flight managing partner. “We are thrilled to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience at Flight and gave us such high marks.”

Co-owner Russ Graham gives credit to his staff for providing the food and service that ranked the restaurant so high on the list, which is crowd-sourced through reviews and ratings on the TripAdvisor website.

“It’s all because of the professionals we work with every day. Jack Mahoney is great and so is executive chef Eduardo Murillo. He’s the best chef I’ve ever worked with, and I even worked with Emeril when I was in New Orleans,” he said.

Graham and partner Tom Powers also own Southern Social in Germantown and will open Porch & Parlor in Overton Square in Spring 2019.

You can find the full list here.




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Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.

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