The corner of B'game Avenue and California across from the train station is a very visible, very desirable spot for any business. With Limon on one side and the new Flights on the other, visitors are immediately offered some good choices to eat, drink and socialize as they get into downtown. Flights follows in the jetstream of Nathan's, Cafe Marimba, Left at Albuquerque and most recently Straits as the corner location of the Ave's dining scene. It is the third establishment by the owners after a very successful introduction in Campbell and a sister restaurant in Los Gatos. They also have a signed lease on Castro St. in Mountain View so this concept restaurant will be familiar to some out of towners.
After dining there twice I can imagine it will have a good run on the Avenew with a refreshed bar area (they took down the wall that blocked the view of the train station as shown below--a great move). There is a cool airplane hanging from the ceiling that has a back story of being Pablo Escobar's drug running plane before it was captured. With the staff in flight attendant attire and a call button on each table and team service, the scene is set for something a little different. All food and drink comes in "flights" of three--three sliders, three glasses of sauvignon blanc, three manhattans, three shrimp dishes--you get the idea. It's not trying to compete with Parc & Howard, for example, on the wine list or Ecco on the food. It's geared for fun and sharing and watching sports on TV while being in the center of the action. Welcome to B'game!