The Flying Fig
Good food. Interesting food.Took a business client to dinner here. Can't speak highly enough of the place. My client seemed very pleased. Great dessert too. And the staff was helpful in calling a cab afterward.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodThe Flying Fig has a delightful decorating scheme and sets the stage for a fun dinning experience. The salmon special and the seafood brodo were especially good. The seafood brodo was generously filled and included the most delicious scallops. The one disappointment was the service. I am not sure where the problem occurred: server or kitchen. We ordered a warm molten chocolate cake to be shared by 2 of the dinners. We were told that this would take fifteen minutes. Since we had thirty minutes before we had to leave, we ordered. We never did get the dessert.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA FavoriteWe've been dining here for years. The food is always interesting; many small plates allows lots of sampling.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchService was very good, Quiet enough to conduct business, Sandwiches were excellent!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFive at the Flying FigWe came for a late dinner, and it was excellent, as was the service. We live close by, and The Flying Fig is always our first choice when out-of-towners come to visit. We know that the experience is always excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food!As always, the food here is sensational. What may seem pricey to some for the portion size, i am a huge supporter of paying more for high quality locally-sourced food. It is how we were meant to eat. In any case, had the Devils on Horseback dates for appetizer which were amazing - only get 3 of them (so dont plan on sharing!). I had a trout special which was absolutely amazing and my husband had the hangar steak - it was SO good. I think we wanted to switch meals :) Got the donuts for dessert which were wonderful. Overall A++5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will return for seconds!This was our first time to the Fig and we will return for sure. The server was a little cold at first but warmed up as time passed. Meanwhile the water & bread guy and the food runner were very attentive and friendly. The drink menu was ample and interesting and the food menu was filled with wonderfully fresh, spring inspired dishes. It was hard to narrow down our selections. The beet salad is very good, the ample serving of hanger steak delicious. The ricotta gnocchi were light but rich in flavor, a difficult combination. We topped off the meal with chocolate lava cake plated with a side of fig ice cream. It was a great night. We will be back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Flying Fig. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will go back again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time at FlyingIt was our first time at Flying Fig this Sunday for brunch. I was pleased to see they took reservations and even more pleased reservations for two! We walked right in and were taken to a booth, of which we had requested. The place was packed but service was very attentive and welcoming. Josh was our server and he did a wonderful job with a packed section. He even brought a cookie out for my friend for her birthday. We were both very impressed with our meals, cocktails, service, atmosphere - everything! Can't wait to return for dinner.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time here.It was our first time here. The wait staff was just lovely. Ray was our personal server and his warm smile and genuine demeanor made our fabulous night out even more relaxing. The food was fantastic from appetizer through desserts, and the menu is filled with surprising combinations of thoughtful pairings.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my partner out forI took my partner out for our anniversary dinner. It was a Sunday night, the restaurant was not crowded, so it was fairly quiet. I had made arrangements with a local florist to deliver an orchid to the restaurant and it was waiting for us on the table when we arrived. The food is excellent, well prepared with elegant presentation. Eric, our waiter, was outstanding, was always there when we needed something, but never obtrusive and was always friendly and smiling. I would definitely recommend the Flying Fig to my friends for a nice evening out or for that special occassion.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently the best brunchConsistently the best brunch in town. I recommend the Migas.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience on a SundayAwesome experience on a Sunday morning. Look forward to returning and trying more delicious food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing! BestThe food was amazing! Best Smoked turkey sandwich I've ever had! Some amazing fries with great dipping sauce. Service was great! The only problem I ran into was the fact that the kitchen closed at 3pm on Sunday and my reservation was for 2:45. I did not see anywhere on the website about the kitchen closing. Two people from party were set to arrive after 3, so I had to call them and get there order over the phone. I'd still go back again. The food and service were top-notch!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite!This was our second visit - both times the food has been fantastic, creative and delicious!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOf all the restaurants inOf all the restaurants in Cleveland, the Flying Fig is our hands -down favorite. The food is consistently outstanding and creatively prepared. We ordered the shaved root vegetable and beet salads for appetizers. Amazingly delicious. Then the seared halibut special and winter squash for entrees. The halibut was cooked perfectly. The squash dish was quite excellent, too. For dessert we got the molten chocolate cake with fig ice cream and the cinnamon bourbon bread pudding. This place really knows how to do desserts...we ate every bite. In fact, we cleaned our plates with every course served. I know I should better describe the food, but am having trouble putting it into words. How can one describe the pinnacle of yumminess?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love brunch and are alwaysWe love brunch and are always excited to try Saturday brunch when available as it tends to be more convenient than Sunday. Our food was excellent and perfectly prepared. The corn and anduille hotcakes were delicious with a poached egg and breakfast potatoes. The corn beef is house prepared and is flavorful and tender. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food that is served. There are cheaper places out there, but none at this level. Service is prompt but not pushy.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood always wonderful!We go to the Flying Fig often because we love it. We had a wonderful dinner with friends this past weekend. My beet salad was wonderful, as was my fresh halibut entree. The halibut was so incredibly fresh and extremely well-prepared and perfectly cooked. Our friends had appetizers & sides only. Their calamari was generous & wonderful, & the brussel sprouts with bacon & local honey were wonderful. Our server on this occasion was attentive enough, but rude & rather sarcastic, however, to the point that we almost allowed him to ruin our meal, but I'glad that we didn't. He almost refused to exchange a glass of wine that he had recommended, which after tasting, I found to be unpalatable. Food is always inventive & delicious.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Flying FigThe server was well versed with the menu and answered all our questions. The chicken meatballs was a hearty dish and perfect for a cold Spring day.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went down with friendsWe went down with friends after seeing a movie at the Cleveland International Film Festival. They did an outstanding job and we had everything from appetizers, entrees to desserts.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been living in theWe have been living in the neighborhood for quite some time, and this was our first time finally making it to the Flying Fig. The food was excellent! I always enjoy a good meal from fresh ingredients, and this was no exception. Each ingredient was treated with care and the meal, while simple, highlighted the flavor of each one. This same care was taken with the cocktails, where the liquor for each one was highlighted by the included ingredients and not masked by them. We will definitely be going back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased with the menu,Very pleased with the menu, the quality of the food and the service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWell doneMy husband and I have enjoyed brunch here a few different times--always fantastic food and service.
We met friends at The Flying Fig on Saturday night as our first time for dinner.
Our reservation was for 8:15, but we arrived a few minutes early, but we were seated immediately as the table was ready.
Knowledgeable wait staff who updated us about a couple of items that were not available that evening along with a couple of specials not on the menu. It is amazing to me when the waiter remembers the menu AND the local farmer who provided the ingredients.
I had the spare rib tagliatelle, which was heavenly. The meat was very tender. The baby onions were tasty.
Very good coffee.
All around everything was well done.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellentThe service was excellent and the food was spectacular. We can't wait to go again!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food from start to finishExcellent food from start to finish. We continue to return to the Flying Fig because we can count on the consistent high quality of food, artfully presented dishes, and respect for local seasonal foods.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter and didWe went for Easter and did not want a buffet. Great selection for all.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent! ServiceFood was excellent! Service was a big slow but very warm, friendly, and apologetic. Would definitely go back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFlying Fig gets Flying remarks!My Daughter and I really loved this restaurant! Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and recommened great dishes; I really enjoyed 'The Migas.' The food was excellent and I highly recommend The Flying Fig!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe brunch menu was interestingThe brunch menu was interesting and tasty. Service was great - helpful but not overbearing. We sat in a cozy booth across from the bar. I had the enchiladas and they were very flavorful and balanced, not too heavy. The only negative was that the music was way too loud, especially for Sunday brunch. Nice atmosphere other than that.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprised. HadPleasantly surprised. Had heard great things about the flying fig and was better than expected3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has been famousThis place has been famous for years for creative, locally sourced food, and it obviously has lost none of its popularity -- by 5 p.m. on a late winter Friday evening the bar was full of lively young people talking non-stop. (Well, to us most everybody is young.)
It has lost none of its creativity, either, over the years, making it hard to choose from the fascinating menu. Note: Vegetarians (who can accommodate noise) should be as happy as meat-eaters here.
Plus the wait staff was unobtrusively very helpful in getting us through our courses in time to get downtown for a play with plenty of time to spare.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best meals I haveone of the best meals I have had in a vibrant Cleveland food scene! highly recommended!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe apps were great, thereThe apps were great, there are so many to choose from and we liked those better than the entrees. I would stick with sitting at the bar, ordering apps and drinks and relax!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreasy StartThis was our second visit to the Flying Fig. Everything about the first visit was fantastic. This time, we also brought my colleague from Japan and suggested we try the tempura appetizer. That was a mistake. The tempura was exceptionally greasy and I was a bit embarrassed. The calamari was the same.. greasy. So stay away from those.
Our entrees were good - not exceptional, but still worth coming back for.
The service was very good, friendly, and accommodating.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful menu and enjoyedWonderful menu and enjoyed the fact that there was a great vegetarian selection.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland.
We love the food to table concept and think the food is outstanding!
We would highly recommend!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Cleveland's Best RestaurantsExpectations ran high as Zagat gave FF the top score in the Cleveland area (28 out of 30 IIRC). Having eaten at the 2nd and 3rd best Zagat rated in town, it was hard to believe we'd find something as good or better. But sure enough the food at FF is just superb! Between my wife/I we split three appetizers, one salad, and one entree. Their wine-on-tap was also very tasty, and they made a great mixed drink. Service was top notch, attentive, and friendly. Food quality was five out of five, arguably some of the best in Cleveland. Rich, deep flavors, exotic textures, and a sense of local grown and responsibly sourced. Our only complaint is that we didn't get to try more items!! We plan to return soon, for more tasting!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing. Flavourful. FoodAmazing. Flavourful. Food is consistent. Service is always with a smile.
It's super cold though when the door opens. Maybe a plastic temporary awning should be put up over and around the door to ease the entrance of the wind a bit.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as usual. Maybe oneAmazing as usual. Maybe one of these days I will try something different but for now I am stuck on the Migas. I am now a regular here and will be back tomorrow - brunch both Saturday and Sunday this week. I highly recommend it.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Friendly serversGreat service. Friendly servers who recognise their repeat customers. Amazing food. I always get the same thing and it is always consistently good. Their fresh fruit is also really fresh and good - not like most fruit sides where you get a hard piece of melon. Can't wait to go back for brunch next weekend.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch in ClevelandAfter several trips here and many brunches elsewhere I am officially declaring this the Best Brunch in Cleveland. Fresh. Flavourful. Friendly staff. Fabulous experience all around.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AMA warm interior with friendlyA warm interior with friendly staff and traditional Christmas decor this restaurant was the perfect setting for a rainy Saturday morning brunch. This is one of the few places to have a Saturday brunch which makes it even extra special. I love the Migas here. I love the hot tea (locally made). The food is just great. Be sure to stop in the Market at the Fig next door after or before your meal. A great cornerstone of Ohio City.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AM