Monday, March 25, 2013


Well let me be the first to say that I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay late to the party when it comes to Phlight Restaurant in Whittier. Obviously everything I am about to say regarding this restaurant will be old news to everyone that loves this restaurant. Who cares I am going to say it anyway.

If you have been following me on Facebook and here on my blog you know how I feel about Whittier's nostalgic past. You know how optimistic I am about Whittier's future but when I walked in to Phlight this weekend I was transplanted directly to Whittier's "Present" to Whittier's "Right now." It was like meeting someone for the first time but feeling like I had known them my whole life.

6724 Bright Ave
Whittier      90601
As my wife and I walked up we could see the restaurant was full with standing room only. We were a little worried when we walked through the door and the hostess asked us if we had reservations. Yikes, again like I said I was late to the party I know.(no reservations needed after 9pm) We said no. She said we have two seats at the bar if you would like to sit there? My wife HATES sitting at the bar at any restaurant. We didn't want to wait so we went for it and sat at the bar. We climbed in to the bar stools and sat down and to our amazement it was awesome! Totally comfortable, plenty of room, we could see all of the cooking going on. It was really great to see everything being made it helped us choose our dishes. It felt as if we had our own table. Really cool it's funny how things work out. 
The olives and almonds got us started (so good) as we combed through the entire menu. The
Bartender was right on target and got us our drinks quick without rushing us. Wifey had Sangria she is really particular when it comes to Sangria and she loved this one. They were out of Chub so I went with O'Hara's I enjoyed it.

The staff is right on point and they do an amazing job keeping things running smooth. They keep the glasses full and empty plates clear.

The empanadas are so good! But you already knew that Whittier.
Check out the dinner menu

We had some Grilled Chicken with the Flat Bread and that made a great combo. The Flat Bread is an "Instant Classic" for me I will get that every time I go. We also loved the look of the Fish Tacos, Chicken Mole, Lamb Burgers and so many others. I can't wait to get back.

They might be giants! Owners Jay & Nikomi Arroyo have cracked the code to success in Whittier. Both Whittier College Alumni & Whittier Residents
Phlight Daily News

From the minute you walk through the doors of Phlight you get the feeling that the staff and owners are going to do everything they can to help you enjoy your time here. They have a system that just works and it shows. I was late to the party but as they say better late than never. I recommend this place to anyone who has not tried Phlight yet. Although I am getting the feeling I was the only one in Whittier that didn't try it. To everyone else in Whittier YES you were right this place is amazing.

LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30-2:30
DINNER: Sunday-Thursday 5pm to 10pm & Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
The Phlight Loft is available to rent for your next celebration!
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Thank you to the staff and owners of Phlight you guys have an amazing brand and I am so glad it is in Whittier. Total home run, kudos guys! My wife and I had a really great experience.





  1. Honestly, I've never been either; but now I'm SOLD! I'm taking the Mrs. to Phlight ASAP!
    Thank you for your most excellent research!

    Marco Gomez

  2. Yes good call my friend this is a great place to take in the sights and sounds, smells, wine or beer. They just know what they are doing! I really enjoy this place as you already know.