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The Flying Fig
The Flying Fig

The Flying Fig Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theflyingfig.com
  • Phone: (216) 241-4243
  • 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: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, 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 (216) 241-4243

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "There were six of us on Saturday night. We started out with mussels, the flatbread pizza, and the fried green beans. All three appetizers were incredible And the main dishes were all delicious. Two people had the walleye, two people had a special, and to had the burger Would definitely return again soon. The service was great"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the dessert, Butterscotch podino(sp?) and my pork loin entree was excellent, especially with the smoked gouda grits and collared greens. My wife's Gnocchi was a notch below my meal but still very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "i had a group in from all over the country. They were impressed by how diverse the menu was sourcing in our region. We tried a lot of different dishes and all were good. It was fun to show off our local talents. Service could be better but it did not take away from our evening."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I liked how my friend who is gluten free, my husband who is vegetarian and I who need a dairy free entree could all find something to eat and it was delicious. The service was excellent and very accommodating. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. Definitely would eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Uncommon items well-prepared and familiar items uniquely prepared. An exceptional brunch. Good service, too."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had brunch at the flying fig and I rate it as good. The food was good with interesting options. The waitress was helpful with suggestions and the food was out timely after being served bread with apple butter, which was quite delicious. Both dishes were solid but not wowing (we had the goat cheese polenta and huevos rancheros). The tables were very close together and the turn over was very rapid. I never was offered a refill on my coffee despite the table next to me getting refills. Overall I was satisfied, staff was friendly, but did feel a bit rushed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Flying Fig has always continued to grow over the many years that I have been dining there. Excellent vibe, food, chatter and interesting clientele."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fun place. We enjoyed the food. The staff was friendly . Would have preferred to sit outside."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My party of three enjoyed Sunday brunch. The food and service were equally wonderful. The waiter was quite funny and kept us laughing. I will return for brunch in the near future and try one of the plethora of cocktails available."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A small group of us went out for dinner and we all loved our entree selections. Dessert was great too. Would definitely go back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Our second visit here and even better than the first one. Food was superlative. I had the chicken meatballs, my daughter had the short ribs, and my husband had the walleye. All entrees were excellent. Our server rushed things a little but he was generally friendly. Eager to return to Flying Fig!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My friend and I were seated promptly at a bistro table on the patio, as requested. Our server was prompt and informative. The cocktail menu is diverse and the dining menu offered a good range of options. The appetizers were whimsical and enjoyable. Overall, the food was fresh and the environment is so enjoyable! A great place to spend a warm evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Flying Fig had it all! Super location.. great food... outstanding service! The food is from all local farms and markets which gave the dishes that fresh out of the kitchen taste! Atmosphere in and out reminded us of the wonderful old neighborhoods we all loved. Parking is a challenge but you just have to be patient and look around the area because the walk from Your car is great to take in what is going on in Ohio City. Nose level in the Fig makes a conversation a little tough when they are busy. A real gem and a must do for visitors and locals ... thanks for a great Brunch!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dingy lighting, dirty restroom, simple food yet expensive, subpar service. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It took a long time to get the food - meals were okay - nothing special"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with dinner at The Fig for his 60th birthday. We had been there twice before and had an outstanding experience both times. He's a very low key kind of guy and it was just the two of us. He's not the kind of person who has a favorite of almost anything, but is quick to tell friends or anyone who asks what an enjoyable experience we have had each visit. Thank you for maintaining your high standards. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our appetizers and dinner entrees were good, but not enough to overcome the inattentive service. Long, unexplained wait for appetizers, entrees for another table brought to us, then another long, unexplained wait for entrees, dessert never arrived, water glasses refilled once over about two hour dinner. Food spilled on one guest, no comp offers."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The wait staff seemed to have amnesia. The waiter forgot our drinks twice. The silverware was dirty so when I asked for another fork and knife they forgot and my food came and it sat while we tried to get someone to get another set. My $9.00 salad was disappointing. The hanger steak and fries were good. The pasta was a little better than average."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We tried the banana pancakes and huevos rancheros, both were great. The pancakes were surprisingly fluffy and the eggs were very flavorful. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dinner was very good. Service was fine. Fresh food ingredients. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food and service excellent. Highly recommend for groups or individuals looking for eclectic great fun food."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Pleasant SUnday night outdoor dining with vegan flare - dined with friend from Kansas City who was equally enchanted "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in the service and the food was good but not great."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Ate on the patio; amazing ambiance. Food was great as was the service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new restaurant to try!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had a hard time getting a reservation for the better known spots in Cleveland. Got a reservation at the Fig and had a great dinner. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The Flying Fig remains Cleveland's best restaurant, after all these years. They just consistently put out great food, with great service in a comfortable, unpretentious setting."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We love the food and atmosphere at Flying Fig. I like how they cook with local produce and they put an interesting spin on favorite dishes. The salmon and flat bread were terrific. I loved the light glaze on the salmon and the arugula on the flat bread."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a party of 5; made reservations using Open Table. We arrived punctually and were greeted and seated. It took a while for the wait staff to greet us. Amy apologized when she made it to the table, which was good. Unfortunate that it took so long as three of our party had never been to the restaurant before. The service improved and the food was incredible, as usual."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Love the burrata--this might be the best I've had yet. I don't know where she orders it from or if they make it in house but it was super creamy and paired with eggplant with mint and chili as well as arugula with a bit of olive oil and honey. Great mix of flavors. Very good green salad, really fresh. We each had the salmon, it was a bit sweet for me but my companion liked it. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went to the Flying Fig on Mother's Day and had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed their selection and service was great."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our reservations were early, bartender and waiter were excellent and made us welcome and were helpful and knowledgeable. We got a table in the back so we could chat and at first it was quiet and great for conversation. As the place filled up it got noisier and by the time we left it was difficult to carry on a conversation. So, if you want to chat, go early or maybe sit outside, weather permitting. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and will be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and outstanding local sourcing. Menu was interesting and fresh without being too overwrought. Our server was excellent. Desserts were very well received. We started our dinner at 7:15 and the noise level was low and conducive to conversation. After 8:15, the place was full and the noise level really escalated. Will certainly return to The Flying Fig!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Flying Fig continues to soar in the Cleveland restaurant world! Outstanding fresh food, creatively prepared. One of our very favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Superb! Get the corn and chorizo hotcakes! They are delicious!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful . . . one of the hidden gems of Cleveland! Tempura green bean appetizer is amazing, so addictive!! Service was a little slow at first but finished strong. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates along with the Tempura Fried Green Beans to start. I don't like dates, but wrapping it in bacon mixed in with sausage tastes AWESOME! I don't like green beans either, but wrapping it in tempura does wonders to it - just the right amount of tempura wrapping too! The server (Randy) was great as I said I like sweet drinks & recommended the Safflower, but made it sweeter just for me. We had the Burger & Pork Loin for Dinner with Brussel Sprouts! The burger was AH-MAZING & was like eating a delicious steak! The Pork Loin was juicy & I couldn't stop eating it. The Brussel Sprouts has bacon in it & a sauce that was to DIE for! We had Chocolate Oblivion for Dessert & that was RICH & DELICIOUS! AWESOME SPOT"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was extraordinary and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Since the Flying Fig opened 15 years ago, I have always had a great meal when stopping in. They use local ingredients and are innovative in their preparation. We had a group of 6 on Easter and those who had never eaten in Flying Fig were very impressed and are already asking when we can return. Service was first rate, drinks were excellent and I can't way enough about the food. We had a great time and plan to return. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Quiet atmosphere. Great food. We took some friends of ours who had never been and they really enjoyed it. I got the Chicken Paillard which I still can't stop thinking about. It was a simple dish of breaded chicken with brussel sprouts, parsnip purée and a roasted lemon but the flavored just blended so well that made the dish just stand out. The bartender also mixed drinks perfectly. I highly recommend this Cleveland gem to everyone!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "food and service are always top-notch at flying fig. no pretentiousness as you'll get with some places in Ohio City. best lunch or dinner spot in Ohio City IMO."
    Dined on 4/18/2014