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The Flying Fig
The Flying Fig

The Flying Fig Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theflyingfig.com
  • Email: contact@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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Went to Flying Fig for apps, drinks and dessert. Very good beer and wine by the glass choices. Our server Ray was awesome. Food choices were excellence. We loved the calamari special. We were seated in the room in the back to the right. Not much ambience and it was very warm because it was close to the kitchen. The butterscotch pudding dessert was good but the olive oil cake was bland and too dense. A great option in the West 25th area and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It has been years since I've been to The Flying Fig, and I wonder what took me so long. The food is exceptional and well prepared. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The charcuterie plate was a great start."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Nowhere to stand while awaiting reserved table. Dirty floor. Coffee not brewed to serve timely. One of four entrees came ~20 minutes before remaining entrees. Remaining entrees (grilled eggplant sandwiches) ice cold - as if bread had just been removed from the freezer. Indifferent service. Could not get out of there fast enough and will not go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have season theatre tickets so each month we try a new restaurant before the show. The Flying Fig did not disappoint. I made a reservation for 5 ppl but then had to up it to 7 when another couple wanted to join last minute. It's a small restaurant but because we had to dine early, they graciously accommodated us. The appetizers were great! I highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the lettuce wraps. Most of us each ordered a different entree and they were all fabulous but those who got the burger raved about it. My salmon was very good and the portion size was large. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have discover brunch at Flying Fig on either Saturday or Sunday. I have a special favorite - french toast and bacon - the best I have ever tasted. But- alas - on Saturday it was not on the menu. I was devastated. A warm egg sandwich is just not the same."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food good, different menu options. Huevos rancheros eggs overdone. Service good. Busy place. Pleasant atmosphere. Food a little slow coming out of the kitchen. Flavors great. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything about this was wonderful. The atmosphere/decor was tasteful, and the service was attentive and friendly. But of course, I go to a restaurant for the food, and it was glorious. As a family with high expectations of food claiming to be gourmet, we were all very impressed and immediately recommended it to several friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Staff was friendly and accommodating. Service was timely and food was interesting and different. A great spot to try for brunch."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Hadn't been to the Fig in awhile after a previous service disaster and was disappointed again. Service was so-so; waitress disappeared for long periods of time. Long wait between order and arrival of drinks and food. The Sazarac highball was awful. No bread served. The menu was underwhelming. Went for the risotto special that turned out way too salty to taste anything else in the dish, however the riso was al dente. The miso-glazed salmon with jasmine on the menu and the sea bass with polenta special were both good; cooked properly and tasty. Food was good, but nothing special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First time we were there in January it was top-notch... great server, great food, fun ambiance. We went back in March and it took 25 minutes just to get a waiter assigned to our table (we had a reservation and arrived on time). Good food but we also didn't like the menu as much as during the previous visit. That said, it is still definitely worth going to, but I'd recommend not going during peak hours as it was too crowded, loud, and they obviously couldn't handle/ manage getting a waitperson to us in a decent amount of time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to the Flying Fig to celebrate my husband's birthday with our teenage daughters. The ambience and service are great but the food is outstanding! The menu is not too long, so I know the items are fresh. The specials were so delicious and the portions were just right. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The evening was a disappointment. The food was mediocre and it wa so noisy we could not hear each other. This used to be a favorite but no longer. We will not be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were in town for the weekend from Columbus, and selected The Flying Fig for our Valentine's Dinner date. My date ordered the quinoa stuffed eggplant, at the enthusiastic and unsolicited recommendation of the next table, and he was not disappointed. Delicious! And neither of us are vegetarians. I had a lamb chop special with black rice risotto, and it was wonderful! We enjoyed great wine and shared a chocolate dessert at the end. Perfect in every way, including the service. I've been telling Columbus friends that Flying Fig is the Alana's of Cleveland."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "One of the most creative and exciting menus in town. If you want to make your taste buds dance, this is the place, and the service is as outstanding as the food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Friendly prompt service. Brunch selections were served promply, hot, unique flavors and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service were simply outstanding. The staff were incredibly attentive, and all shared in the responsibility for keeping us well-attended to. There was one table, and one person in particular, where enough noise was generated as to being distracting. But otherwise, the evening was just right!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves. The food was good... Just wish they allowed substitutions. I don't eat meat and most of the items had meat. The Bloody Mary was nice and spicy... The funny thing is that the flatware is light weight... I can't imagine eating more than breakfast with the knife provided. That said, overall, meal was good..."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was here for lunch again today, and the salmon and eggplant sandwich were perfect, very delicious! I love this restaurant and have never been disappointed for brunch, lunch or dinner! I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We arrive for our 12:45 PM Open Table reservation but the table wasn't ready...even though there were plenty of open tables. Menu choice are limited. Won't go back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I enjoy visiting Repurposed Cleveland storefronts, particularly in Ohio City/market district. I grew up traveling to the market every Friday. We'd park at A &P (save a lot space), shop there, then walk to the market, winding through Fries and Schuele or down market street. I now love seeing these beautiful buildings repurposed. The Flying Fig Has done an exceptional job, both in building and in the restaurant. I like groupon because it's a safe way to Visit new ( to us) places. FF exceeded my expectations. June and the rest of the serving crew were terrific, Attentive and professional. We had Huevos ranchero and the hot cakes. The Food was very flavorful. The addition of cocktails was fun...loved the fresh squeezed grapefruit/vodka."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Prior to going to the Cleveland state basketball game we stopped for dinner and man was it a slam dunk. My son had the sea food pasta and loved every bite of it, we all had great tasting food. We were in a bit of a hurry and the staff did a great job getting us in and out so we would not be late. Great fresh food !"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "One of the best restaurants in town! Another great meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Arguably one of the best brunches in town. Great food and a personable sever. The space looked like it could use a bit of upkeep; it looked a bit dirty and faded. The dying, brown daisy on our table didn't help. While the food is so good I will be back, a little attention to aesthetic would take the experience to the next level."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Both food & cocktails were great; definitely going into the Top 5 rotation!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The last time we dined at the Flying Fig was about two years ago and we were completely blown away by the quality of the food; this last visit was a little underwhelming. While the appetizers were very good, the entrees disappointed: one diner in our group had to send back a meat entree as it was underdone and my husband said his pasta dish was cold in parts. A shared dessert was just OK. I'm a little torn on whether we would come back for a third time, as I feel we've had completely dichotomous dining experiences. It's not overly convenient for us to dine downtown, and there are a lot of other "farm to table" type places in the greater CLE area that we would probably try ahead of the FF."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We haven't been to the Flying Fig in a couple of years so thought it would be a great place to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter was nice but unfortunately had too many tables to serve. The tempura green beans appetizer was extremely oily and the stuffed dates were tasty. We tried four different entrees and everyone thought theirs was good but certainly not outstanding. A bit overpriced for the experience. The food was really good the last time we were there but we were totally underwhelmed!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "LOVED our meals...all four of us! Enjoyed an ala carte brunch instead of a traditional buffet. We had plenty of food without feeling gross afterward. We each had a couple of delicious cocktails AND we shared desserts. The dark choc chip cookie with sea salt...still dreaming about it! I highly recommend the croque Madame, but the Migas and egg salad sandwich looked divine as well and got rave reviews by the others I was with. You should eat here...immediately and often!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We loved the food, and really appreciated the selection of grass-fed meat. As someone who tries to do grass-fed meat and organic produce, finding an accommodating spot out is tough. I certainly make compromises on that in order to still eat out, but Flying Fig makes it such that I have to compromise less. We'll be back, for certain!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "my husband and I had our first date they are nine years ago. We always go back and always have a great experience. The menu is fresh and local and always on trend.I'm so glad we had our first date there so we always have a great place to go back to."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I took two friends to the Fig to beat the winter doldrums. What fun we had! Delicious food, great service. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere in the world."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Flying Fig is our favorite Cleveland restaurant. Recently enjoyed a quiet early dinner on a Saturday evening prior to heading to Severance Hall for a concert. Very relaxing and a great way to begin our evening. Nice ambiance, good service, and well-prepared and flavorful food. Portions generous. We ordered a beef dish (something like a pot roast) and the vegetarian quinoa-stuffed-squash entrees. Also had the beet salad which was wonderful. Sipped on a nice pinot noir. Shared salty caramel/butterscotch boudin (pudding) for dessert, which was quite rich and delicious. Overall, a great dinner and evening. P.S. Appreciate the chef's willingness to modify recipes for our low sodium request."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was great and the overall experience was nice. I was kind of disappointed by the lack of seafood on the menu. The menu was slightly different than one online. I don't eat meat, and so i was stuck eating appetizers for dinner."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I had heard great things about the Flying Fig and now I fully appreciate why. The service is attentive, friendly, & educational, but it is the food that blows you away. With innovative preparation styles, masterful flavor pairings, and beautiful presentation, I can honestly say that every bite was truly delightful. I can't wait to come back when I'm not pregnant to sample some of the delicious looking selection of old-fashioned cocktails with wicked modern twists, or to enjoy some of the best beers or wines I've seen available in Cleveland today. The Flying Fig is a smaller restaurant, but it is big on flavor and style."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "First things first, don't go here if you're a bargain eater. With that said, the food is so good I'd gladly go again and again. The menu is totally original, like no restaurant you've been too. It's packed full of flavor without all the added sugar and junk that cheaper places use to ad flavor. The menu items include a lot of unusual foods but they will blow you away with the flavor. I had the turnip soup and it rocked."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great farm fresh food! Bartenders were very attentive and friendly. Would definenetly go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I'd heard good things about the Flying Digg, but I was still unprepared for the quality of the food and dining experience we had. Everything, from cocktail to dessert, was just outstanding. I will absolutely go again."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Fantabulous food, wonderful service, creative cocktails, lovely ambiance. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went there with a Grupon coupon . Brunch was good, wasn't sure about service at first,there was some mis communication between the hostess and the server but it all got figured out. Fodd was tasty and drinks were good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014