The Flying Fig
One of the first farm-to-table restaurants to open in the Cleveland area and right across the street from the West Side Market, The Flying Fig (2523 Market Ave) has been a mainstay on the West Side since it opened in 1999. While you can't go wrong with a meal here any time of day, we're a sucker for its brunch menu. Try a burger topped with local eggs, bacon and cheddar, or an intense fried chicken thigh and egg sandwich piled onto a housemade cheddar and chive biscuit and topped with apple butter and arugula. The brunch cocktail list is even ahead of the curve, featuring non-traditional options—our favorite is the Market Cocktail, a combination of lemon, orange bitters, ginger beer and Fernet.