The Flying Fig
The Flying Fig

The Flying Fig

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theflyingfig.com/
  • Phone: 2162414243
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 - 2:30 Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 5:00- 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Karen Small
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Party room seats 35 comfortably for Dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2162414243

Getting there

  • Cross Street: One Block North of West 25th and Lorain
  • Public Transit: Steps from the West 25th Street RTA station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is free after 6pm weekdays and free on weekends. There is a paid parking lot on the corner of W.26th and Market Ave. Ample free parking is available one block East behind the West Side Market.
A word from The Flying Fig
Our mission at the Flying Fig is simple, to offer professional, courteous service, in a casual, relaxed setting. We provide wine-oriented cuisine utilizing the finest ingredients available, sourced locally whenever possible.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Flying Fig reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (69)great for outdoor dining (42)special occasion (39)great for brunch (31)romantic (28)hot spot (18)good for groups (12)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • This place has been on my
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    This place has been on my should-visit list for a while and I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner. Beautiful space, absolutely terrific food and very good service -- we had a really great meal. The only disappointment was the wine list. There's not much available by the glass, so if you go, plan on getting a bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • You may be waiting for a reservatio
    FavesOfBuzzVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    You may be waiting for a reservation at Cleveland's main gem, Lola, but don't be fooled - Flying Fig is just as noteworthy with food, service and ambiance - able to rival any Cleveland establishment - or NYC, or SF for that matter. The small plates and appetizers are perfectly flavored and portioned, providing an energetic wake up call to the pallate before jumping into the creative main course options. For the non-adventurous, try the bolognese - perfectly homemade pasta with tender meat and spicy sausage. Try this place for a romantic night out, or a fun half-fancy, half-relaxed "jeans and blazer" kind of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but service broke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Good food, but service broke down halfway through the meal with waits exceeding 20 minutes between each successive course. Asked for the manager who never came. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great meal, EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Overall great meal, EXCELLENT service. We loved everything, but the beet salad was exceptional. We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed the food, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    We enjoyed the food, but the service was very slow. Don't miss the tempura green beans or the duck entree. We enjoy a slow-paced dinner, but the amount of time between courses was excessive on this visit to the Fig.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/21/2010
    My wife and I really enjoyed the flying fig. Everything was perfect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service and excellant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/17/2010
    Wonderful service and excellant food. Once of Clevelands BEST! Brunch is spectacular!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food and ambience were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2010
    The food and ambience were fantastic. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Our favorite part though was probably the pre-dinner cocktails--delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While the food was gourmet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2010
    While the food was gourmet it was a bit eclectic for my taste. Plus there were only 7 entree options. The only thing that I was comfortable eating was burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu, with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    Interesting menu, with good meals. Also have veggie/vegan options that are flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've had brunch at the Flying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/3/2010
    I've had brunch at the Flying Fig twice in the span of three months, but I have yet to be blown away by the food. There is always something on the plate that doesn't live up to expectations. And with the prices and the hype you'd expect everything to be spot on. For example, the migas with chorizo were cold, and the pork belly with the eggs and bacon dish was more fat than substance. Oh well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have never taken the time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    I have never taken the time to complete a review however I feel compelled to do so since our meal was so outstanding. I dined with 3 family members, each person with different tastes and preferences and all raved about each course and of the overall experience. We ordered the assortment of local cheeses and the scallop, bannana pepper and dates to start. Wow! The pepper had a kick and was the best I ever had (sorry Johnnies on Fulton). The dates and cheeses simply amazing. Entrees ranged from the burger to a tenderloin with lobster sauce and each was equally scrumptious. Try the short ribs! Coffee and dessert exceeded expectations which was a tall order by the time we got there. Service unpretentious and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • went for new years eve at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    went for new years eve at that time small menu not a lot to choise from for are first time there .would have liked to see what they would have had normaly price high for the small portions but what there was .was very good just wish there was more of it.atmosphere was vey nice that night waitress was wonderful.all and all had a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed with The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Never disappointed with The Flying Fig. And they seem to be adding more vegetarian options which is much appreciated! Can't wait to go back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would highly recomend this
    MVEC
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    I would highly recomend this restaurant. The food was fantastic the service outstanding and left me with a desire to come back again to sample other menu items. All in the party enjoyed from age 8-85.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    We had a great experience. The food and service were outstanding. We entertained friends from out of town and wanted to give them a great Cleveland neighborhood experience. The Flying Fig delivered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is, by far, the sleeper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/20/2009
    This is, by far, the sleeper restaurant in Cleveland. A small side street address (across from the West Side Market), quiet, unassuming signage and a run-of-the-mill storefront all conspire to keep this wonderful restaurant under the radar. It is worth searching for, however. Flying Fig prides itself on using locally grown, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients in its menu, which consists of 8 entrees accompanied by a dozen or so appetizers, salads, and "small plates," with specials each service, as well, allowing an attention to detail and thoughtful showcasing of the ingredients that can be seen as well as tasted. The quiet casual atmosphere makes this the perfect spot for friendly get togethers or for less formal special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We booked a reservation for
    WestsideKat
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    We booked a reservation for a family dinner for our son's 16th birthday. Nice experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect...as always. Flying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    Perfect...as always. Flying Fig is one of our favorite restaurants. The ingredients are local and fresh, and the dishes always inventive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fabulous! Had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    Food was fabulous! Had a great dinner! The small dishes were perfect size. We left feeling fulfilled but not so full we were uncomfortable.
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  • The service and food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    The service and food were fantastic. I hope to go back frequently
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Had an excellent meal there.
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2009
    Had an excellent meal there. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the potential wine parings. The wine list has very reasonable prices. Both the service and the food were memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch was delicious and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2009
    Brunch was delicious and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went as a group of eight.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/21/2009
    We went as a group of eight. Everyone enjoyed themselves. No complaints. The food was fabulous! The service was great! Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Service was great and food
    CDUBBA
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    Service was great and food was tasty but large piece of cod was not cooked in the middle and we sent it back.
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  • We have moved recently to
    worldfoodlover
    Dined on 11/14/2009
    We have moved recently to Cleveland from New York City, and have felt like we haven't had much luck with restaurants. The night before we went to the Flying Fig, we ate at Parallax. The food there was ordinary, and that is a kind description. We were far more impressed with Flying Fig and know it will become a regular place for us. Although I didn't have a starter, my entree, the red snapper was thoughtful and balanced, and was delicious. The dessert was good, but short of great. Although the place was busy, the service did not suffer. I recommend you try it yourself!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flying Fig was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2009
    Flying Fig was absolutely phenomenal. The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. They change their menu to match the season, which makes it really fun to try cool new dishes. Their specials are simply devine and are very much recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, shared a number
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    Great food, shared a number of small plates and wine with friends. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a fabulous anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. The Flying Fig has become a regular location for our "nice" meals out. The menu is small and everchanging, but we always find something wonderful. We started with the tempura battered green beans with 2 different sauces, both excellent. I chose the shortrib with horseradish potato puree and green beans. It was over-the-top good and beyond what I expected. The flavors were individually good and even better when taken together. My husband had the hangar steak, but did not particularly like the salsa verde on top, however the dish was well prepared. Both desserts were fabulous as well - apple tart and mini donuts with dipping sauces. Our service was flawless and we were left wanting for nothing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening with friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    Great evening with friends. Service was excellent and recommendations were spot on. Shared entrees with a friend and we loved both of them...duck and steak. Couldn't have been a better evening.
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  • It is consistently good! My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2009
    It is consistently good! My husband thought his hangar steak was the best he's had in Cleveland. There wasn't one item that wasn't exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cleveland has many outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2009
    Cleveland has many outstanding restaurants and the Flying Fig is among the best! The food is exceptional as are the ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the brunch. Food
    Sauce23VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2009
    We loved the brunch. Food was spectacular, and the staff was terrific.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate