Airline-themed restaurant delivers trios of tastes with a lofty air of fun…
If you’ve strolled through the Miracle Mile Shops, you’ve undoubtedly stopped to gasp at (and take photographs of) FLIGHTS Restaurant and Bar. The focal point of this unique restaurant is an actual airplane, which appears to be coming in for a landing over the dining room. More than just a decoration, the aircraft sets an aviation tone that permeates the entire establishment.
At FLIGHTS, you don’t just get seated…you are invited to board. Staffers wear uniforms that evoke the classy era of air travel, and a departure/arrival monitor announces hourly drink specials and menu specialties. Best of all, many selections are presented in varieties of three, hence the name. From flights of cocktails to trios of skewers and sliders, you’ll lift off on an elevated adventure in whimsical dining.
I first visited FLIGHTS when it opened in mid-2019 (full review HERE). Impressed by the combination of great food, satisfying prices, and enjoyable atmosphere, I made it a go-to destination. It would be my first stop when attending Planet Hollywood shows, and also when I wanted to impress visiting friends with a memorable experience. Sadly, the bad decision by Miracle Mile Shops to impose parking fees has kept me from strolling the mall’s corridors as often, so it’s been a while since I last visited FLIGHTS.
Learning that FLIGHTS was now serving brunch persuaded me to return, and I’m glad that I did. Service and food presentation continue to be at a “cruising altitude”, and inflation doesn’t seem to have affected prices nearly as much as other “destination restaurants”. (Side note – if you head to the PEPPERMILL anytime soon, prepare for major sticker shock).
My guest and I began our brunch journey with a trio of cocktails. He requested the Mimosa Flight (peach, orange, and strawberry flavors – $15). Being in the midst of a cleaner-living period, I chose Bloody Marys of the virgin kind (one traditional, two with spicy jalapenos – $15). Delivered in a pair of clever display trees, they were as colorful as their flavor was sumptuous.
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One of the awesome things about covering a restaurant’s offerings is the opportunity to order an array of items…then blame it on “job responsibility”. Our table dove in with four main courses, each presented with flair and flavor. I selected Sin City’s most traditional breakfast dish – a grilled NY Steak with two eggs and garlic-rosemary french fries ($18.95). Also aboard was the Classic American Breakfast ($13.95), which arrived at the gate with three eggs, bacon, an English muffin, and a seasoned potato hash.
Chicken and Waffles seems to be a must at contemporary Vegas brunches, and FLIGHTS offers its own take on the new favorite. Two chunks of boneless fried chicken are balanced atop a pair of buttermilk waffles, dusted with powdered sugar, and delivered to your table with sweet cream butter and genuine maple syrup ($18.95).
Does your morning meal cater to a sweet tooth? Then how about a flight of Pancakes or French Toast? A choice of either double-stack pancakes or thick-cut French Toast ($13.95) comes in a trio of flavors – Bananas Foster, Strawberries and Cream, and traditional with butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup.
Additional selections from the Brunch Menu (available here) include a Breakfast Burrito with three eggs, smoked bacon, potato hash, avocado crema, and cheddar ($13.95), Three-Egg Omelet ($13.95), and a Cast-Iron Hash Flight (chicken, steak, and pulled pork – $17.95). Brunch is served from 9 am until 3 pm daily. Both the Mimosa and Bloody Mary flights remain at Happy Hour prices ($15.00) throughout the day.
Along with Brunch, FLIGHTS offers menus dedicated to ENTREES, SALADS, BURGERS & SANDWICHES, SIGNATURE FLIGHTS, and DESSERTS. You can peruse all of their food offerings by clicking HERE.
Being that this is Vegas, cocktails play a big part in the fun at FLIGHTS. Your in-flight drink menu also comes in trios, with choices like mojitos, mules, old-fashioned’s, margaritas, Pina Coladas, and daiquiris. An “All Day Happy Hour” features a list of hourly rotating drink specials. There’s even a walk-up bar if you feel like indulging as you shop.
Are you a fan of TOP GUN and its recent sequel? If so, then craft cocktails like The Maverick, Ice Man, The Wing Man, and Smoke Show should make your spirits soar. They will compete for your affection with a variety of Beer and Wine Flights. A full list of drink options is available here.
One of my favorite things about FLIGHTS is their holiday presentations. Not even Snoopy and the Peanuts gang can serve a Thanksgiving spread like the crew at FLIGHTS. This year their family-style Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner is back, complete with mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and dinner rolls.
The price for the full holiday meal, available from 11 am through 8 pm, is an amazing $29.00 per person. Walk-ins are welcome, and the entire regular menu will be available too. Click here to make Thanksgiving Day reservations.
As time goes on, Las Vegas continues to strip away its legendary themes and value-priced offerings. So, it’s nice to know that FLIGHTS Restaurant and Bar still offers fun, frivolity, and great food at prices you can afford. So stow your carry-on, buckle up, and prepare for a culinary trip to the skies.
FLIGHTS Restaurant and Bar is located inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, next to V Theater. Hours of operation are daily from 9 am to 11 pm, but may vary on holidays. Click here for more information or to place reservations.
Photos: Sam Novak for VEGAS 411