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The Flying Fig

969 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(216) 241-4243
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karen Small
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Cross street
One Block North of West 25th and Lorain
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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.
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Public transit
Steps from the West 25th Street RTA station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 969 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2015

The kitchen was slammed so I didn't get what I ordered originally which isn't the end of the world. The huevos rancheros (sorry for spelling) was terrific and the server asked if I wanted my original order. Overall great food, great drinks, great restaurant that I have been to multiple times and continue to go. Online reviews can be helpful if you need to read about a place before you go but I would recommend getting off of your phone and actually going and trying the place for yourself!

vipMonica (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

What a lovely meal! The food was delicious and the service was truly exceptional.

ExperiencedFoodie (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

There were certainly culinary highlights, including the cocktails (Aviation, Rob Roy), a nicely seasoned, charred hanger steak, and a unique oatmeal crisp for dessert. But the calamari appetizer and lamb chops special were unremarkable in their flavor, presentation. In all, I get the value proposition of serving locally grown food. Great. But at these prices, I expect more consistent artistic interpretation of culinary offerings.

BTW, how can a restaurant run out of scallops and rib eye? I would have ordered the former. Also, the valet (contracted to a third party) was awful; after 10 pm one has to walk a city block to find the valet attendant - not convenient, especially with 6" of snow at 5 degrees F. :(

vipColVillageDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

I'm an out-of-towner, and was pleasantly surprised to find such a great food scene in Cleveland. But Flying Fig surpassed even my raised expectations. For starters, their cocktail list was well-curated and expertly poured. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the cocktails, wine list, and the provenance of the food. And the food was terrific; we were so happy with the small plates that we never even made it to the entrees - we just kept ordering more small plates for sharing. (All of them were good, but best bets are bacon-wrapped dates and carpaccio.) One more thing: leaving room for dessert was a good idea.

valydoc (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

When you take your grandchild out on a "Date Night" and you have a great meal with good service despite the low bar tab, must be a recommendable site. Got to the theater on time, besides. Recommend the bacon wrapped date appetizer with pepper-infused tomato base

Maria (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2015

Had a reservation for 2 pm on a Saturday, and had missed the fact that it was only the brunch menu to select from, so we were a bit disappointed since we were there for their ordinary menu. However the food was very well made and flavourfull so we did leave content and happy after all. The taleggio polenta side was excellent, and the mixed winter salad was top notch. Our entrees (pork belly tostada and beef brisket hash) were good as well, quite spicy!

All in all a good neighborhood place, but nothing exceptional.

Bags (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2015

Lots of great choices. Which means we need to return. Hostess Haley was very welcoming. Gina our server was very helpful. Thank you for the nice day.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

We went out for a farewell dinner and had a spectacular time. The ambiance was cozy, despite a cold winter night and the food was fantastic. Definitely one of the best in Cleveland!

Concertgoer (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

The food was wonderful. The menu was interesting and had something for all tastes. Service was very good.

Cmminpc (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2014

I haven't been to the flying fig in a very long time so I thought I would take a very good friend for a Christmas treat! We were not disappointed. Just reading the menu was pleasurable. Their ability to combine flavors is spectacular! From our appetizers to our entrees, spot-on with robust flavors with no need to add additional salt or pepper! The duck was simply amazing and the walleye superb. The cocktails were also made to perfection and the wine list was perfect - reasonably priced and many available by the glass! Portion size is perfect; you won't go away hungry!!! Although very full, I had to try the homemade fig ice cream.......YUMMY!!!! I will return to the Flying Fig again and again - even to just sit at the bar with a cocktail....or a glass of wine and their flatbread...or a full yummy yum yum dinner! You won't be disappointed!!!

K3D1 (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2014

My husband wrote this restaurant off his list 10+ years ago but when I asked him why when I wanted to go back he couldn't remember why. Needless to say, it won him over and he's been telling everybody about our meal since we left. And has also told me what he's going to order when we come back. We had the duck, gnocchi, carpaccio and bruschetta of the day. Plenty of food. All paired well. It was noisier than I remember but that'd be my only complaint. Our server also didn't realize we were his but his food knowledge and sincerity made up for the extended wait to take our order. We had our wine from the bar with us so all was well. I'm
Not a meal rusher so truly didn't bother us one bit.

vipPasta (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2014

Don't know why we had such slow service. Seemed like there were plenty of wait staff, reservations had been made for our table of 7. The food made up for the wait, but still
would have liked an explanation for the long wait time between receiving menu's, ordering a beverage, getting the beverage, etc.

Disappointed (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2014

Server needs to study the daily specials and get a personality. She was very slow in returning to our table, especially at the end of the meal. Other than the appetizer, the food was disappointing and the drinks were fair...

turf (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2014

Brunch at Flying Fig is always great! Imaginative food done well.

vipVeganfoodie (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

All 4 of us loved our (different) entrees. Our server was attentive, efficient and charming.

Liba7810 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2014

We brought our foodie son visiting from San Francisco. We all loved the food, the service (Haley was friendly and attentive) and everything about the Fig. Great presentation. Delicious food. We'd recommend to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

I'm glad I ate here! The food was very, very pricey but quite good. The brussel sprouts side dish was particularly delicious, although I found my stuffed pepper to be slightly underseasoned. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, provided they aren't starving and they have sufficient disposable income.

vippersoninardmore (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2014

Even though I had the reservations they were not expecting us! They offered us a table next to the door too big (we were only 3) and too cold that obviously nobody wants. We had to wait 15 minutes for the next table which was not that great either... If it wasn't for the food which we liked I wouldn't be returning or recommending it!!

Ranch (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2014

First time eating here and we will definitely be back!! Delicious gluten-free options and allergy friendly. Our meals were packed with rich flavors and the service was great.

AAC2 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

I had been wanting to go to the Flying Fig for years but I was not overly impressed with the food. It was just ok. The portions were surprising smaller then I expected. Thought it was just ok for the price.