Monday, November 10, 2014

Fly Bar & Restaurant - Tampa, FL

Last night we headed to Fly Bar to celebrate our friend Katie’s birthday.  That was actually one of the first restaurants I reviewed on my blog back in June (you can see the post here). 

We had a large group, so we sat outside and pulled 4 tables together.  We had originally planned to eat on their rooftop bar, but it is apparently not open on Sunday nights. 

Fly Bar has some really great cocktail options.  This time I tried the Hella Radler – with vodka, cappeletti, lime, and grapefruit beer.  I love anything citrusy, so of course I enjoyed it.  I think I still like the Bees Knees that I’ve had there more though. 

For dinner we ordered the Truffled Mac & Cheese, Jerk Braised Oxtail, and Beef Sliders. 

It definitely isn’t your everyday mac & cheese dish – they use smoked gouda and truffle oil, then top it with fresh herbs. 

The oxtail had nice flavor – it was served with a curry sauce and some greens.  But it was actually a very small portion - the meat was mostly hidden underneath the yucca fries. 

We loved the sliders.  They were topped with white cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions. The ketchup actually had a bit of spiciness. 

We had a gift card to use – I got it over a year ago, but it had a lot of restrictions, so I haven’t been able to use it until now.  It wasn’t valid on Fridays or Saturdays, and it was only valid for food purchases over $35 (last time we went in June we spent over $35, but that was only when we included our drink purchases, so we couldn’t redeem it).  I think it’s better to use Creative Loafing deals instead. 

I’ve always been very satisfied with Fly Bar and last night was no exception.  If you haven’t been there yet, go check it out!

Fly Bar is located at 1202 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 and open from 4pm - 3am Monday through Sunday.

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