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Fig and Olive - Chicago
Fig and Olive - Chicago

Fig and Olive - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.figandolive.com
  • Phone: (312) 445-0060
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Wednesday 4pm – 11pm /Crostini Bar till 12am/Bar until 2am
    Thurs – Saturday 4pm – 12am / Bar until 2am

    Lunch (Monday-Friday) 11am – 4pm
    (Lunch starts July 14th 2014)
    Brunch (Saturday-Sunday) 11am – 4pm
    (Brunch starts July 19th 2014)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pascal Lorange
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Live DJ music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Michigan Ave
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Fig and Olive - Chicago
FIG & OLIVE extends an olive branch to Chicago with its flagship city location, situated on Oak Street in the premier Gold Coast luxury retail shopping district. Laurent Halasz, the founder of FIG & OLIVE, envisioned an urban space embodying his origins from the South of France, and the 10,000 square foot dining destination features a variety of unique spaces that capture this essence of the French Riviera. With natural limestone and white stucco walls surrounding an open-exhibition kitchen, an expansive lounge and bar, a crostini station, and an open-air garden terrace, this location is perfect for an informal or elegant gathering.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I've read many reviews, some sounded scary. I can only speak from my experience. Decor was lovely, ambiance was great , food delicious, service spot on:) I can comfortably recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I was here for a friends birthday and was disappointed. The drinks here are great as well as the wine list, the ambiance is beautiful and relaxed. However for the price point, the food misses the mark. The chicken tagine was so salty it over took the dish, the veal so ordinary one could do better at the Cheesecake Factory. Not impressive and overpriced, if you must dine here do keep it to just appetizers and drinks."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with comfortable seating and fairly good menu. Would love to eat outside in the sunset!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Third time there, and food and service were fantastic as always!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The crostini are fantastic and so are the cocktails. The location is unexpected, but wonderful. Enjoy the 100 days of summer by having cocktails and a nice meal on the terrace of this fabulous eatery."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We've dined at Fig & Olive Chicago a couple times now. We enjoyed both experiences; the service is attentive and courteous, the menu offers a wide selection and the food is prepared very well. The 2nd floor bar-level is noisy but not to the point of annoying. We ate on the 3rd level, which is beautifully decorated and arranged well. There is a small outdoor patio on this level, but we have yet to sit there. The only negatives that are notable are the difficulty getting a reservation and the high-priced menu. Given it's a new hot-spot, reservations will no doubt be easier to get over time, and the high prices are in line with most other higher-end eateries in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • " Celebrated a good friends birthday. Was seated right away .Service was good. The food was delicious. Other then a lengthy initial contact from the staff the server made excellent recommendations of food and drink that were spot on. There is lots of energy in the air. Staff was very professional yet incredibly friendly. Everyone seemed to have a great time; I know I did!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Appetizers were great, service was great. Didn't love our entrees. We had the seabass, the goat cheese ravioli and the mushroom risotto and all 3 were just ok. The ravioli had too many things going on and for the cost they should have been at least very good."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I was celebrating my birthday and chose to dine here at Fig & Olive. The ambience was nice -- love the open-air approach with all of the windows and open spaces. It is a bit crowded at entrance - difficult to proceed to tables with setup. We ordered some of the crostinis which were delicious and seafood toppings tasted very fresh and delicate; the burrata and melon provided a nice blend of flavors and textures (bitter, sweet, and creamy); and the lamb chops and bouillabaisse were well prepared. Our waiter was forgetful, clumsy, confused, but had good personality. For the prices, location, and food quality, the wait staff needs better training to match quality of other items. I will return again and hopefully the kinks will be worked out."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Every dish we ordered was delicious! The food was very light and tasty as well."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and good food, terrible service. On more than one occasion we had empty cocktail classes and our waiter did not even ask if we wanted another. We waited for FIVE minutes to get silverware while we stared at our food getting cold. The table assistants were very helpful, our waiter not so much"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We're fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful meals in and around Chicago and our experience at Fig and Olive was one the very best. From the moment we were greeted until the time we left everyone was friendly and welcoming. Ambiance was energetic and the scene was hip but for us it was still a very romantic experience. Our meal from first course to last was exceptional and our server was knowledgable and confident...steering us in the right direction on two decisions. One of our new favorites...we will be back!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Our waitress was very attentive and did a good job of explaining the menu. The restaurant space is nice but very loud on the main level. The bar seating area behind the host stand looked fun. The food was ok, not spectacular like the Fig&Olive in NYC. We had the burrata/melone starter and the melon was cut like a child had cut it...we chuckled but not what is expected from this type of restaurant. I had the branzino and it was ok, it needed some more flavor. Desserts and the cocktails were good. One thing that was very annoying was the busboys stopping by the table trying to take our plates anytime we put our forks down. I understand they are busy and need to turn the tables but it became intrusive to our conversation!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I tried fig and olive for lunch and had a great experience. I sat upstairs where it was quiet and I was able to have a productive meeting over a great meal. The service and food were perfect and the table and chairs were especially comfortable."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Everything about Fig and Olive really made for a great meal. First, we made reservations online and our table was ready as soon as we got there. The staff was really friendly and everyone had a smile. I had the Rossellini cocktail - that was served in a martini glass and slightly tart. We ordered several crostinis to start, they all tasted delicious and as described. We split the artichoke ravioli and brussel sprouts salad as the side. I loved the add of dried apricots to the salad. As a vegetarian, I left the restaurant very satisfied. The only things to note was that we weren't really sold on the dessert. We left room for dessert and felt that the portions would be too small. So we went to Sprinkles insead. :)"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I enjoyed my 25th birthday dinner here with my parents and we had an incredible time. The food was fantastic. From the crostini to the chilean sea bass entree, everything was prepared wonderfully."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. They were kind enough to provide us with an outside table which was terrific. We started with multiple crostini, all which were great. The roasted beets with goat cheese were delicious, but a little light on the cheese. My wife had the lamb chops which were nicely prepared. I had the branzino fish which while portions were on the small side was very good. The figs and olive oil with the fish gave it a very light and sweet taste. We had a very light cheese cake crème brulee which was also excellent. The wait staff was less than commensurate with the sophisticated ambiance and food. Overall, a great anniversary."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "While we enjoyed the food (especially the crostini), my husband was a bit disappointed with the drink service. They were totally out of the first beer he picked from the menu. They had one of the second beer he chose then ran out. I think they went to a bar nearby to buy a beer for him. Not everyone is a wine drinker. Too bad they have not gotten their beverages ordered correctly - beer does not go bad in a few days so if you have a few extra on hand, it is better than running out."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This is a very pretty place to dine in. We had two servers, one was helpful and the other not at all. Menu descriptions don't give you all the information that you need. I started with the artichoke and it was described as having Parmesan, garlic and balsamic vinegar which was correct. However it was also cut up in small pieces and had lots of herbs and coarsley ground pepper; way too much for me. We also had crostini here. My favorite was the goat cheese and caramelized onions. I also ordered the cucumber, shallot and yogurt as well as the cured salmon. The cucumber was pickled but this wasn't mentioned on the menu. My advice would be to ask lots of questions when ordering so that you are not surprised when the dish arrives."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful inside and a fabulous menu with great food! Sadly the service was terrible! We were greeted and our order was taken by a young man and we're told there would be a young lady taking care of us too but not the case after food was delivered that was the end of any service with the exception of the guy filling our water glass! The poor service ruined our dinner and I would not recommend this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We look forward to trying new hot spots. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a fig tree as the focal point in the bar. The decor is light modern and airy with comfy couches. The appetizers were tasty, but the portions were quite small and a bit pricy. We ordered 4 entrees 1 came after we had waited for 30 minutes. No one seemed to care. When they brought the first entrée they need an error in someone else's food. It took another 15 minutes since the first in our party had already finished their entrée for the rest of us to receive our meals.The chicken was a dish we had had when we visited Morocco, however this was all dark meat not mentioned on menu. The side dishes with our shared 70 branzino were cold. Disappointing overall."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It started with the hosts and got worse with the server. This is the first negative restaurant review I have ever written. What a waste of time it was to try this new restaurant. A few dishes were good but not good enough to go back for heaps of rude & snitty service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great food! Tastes were out of this world!! Great outdoor atmosphere, and music I'm very particular but I was quite impressed!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nothing to add to ratings. Feel free to quote them."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "this is my second time here and I loved it!! The food was light and delicious. The waiter was attentive and very friendly. Everything he recommended exceeded our expectations. The bar scene is hopping!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent best tuna entree ever. Apps were great also as well as desert. Service was excellent. Very polite staff. Everyone entree were great. Beautiful restaurant. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "There were hiccups at the hostess stand/bar...hostess sent us to the bar to get a drink and wait for our table, but there the bartenders were no where to be found and when we found one finally, she told us to wait a couple of minutes. We complained a bit and finally got it all worked out. Food was good, service at the table was very good. The tartar needed some flavor. The server who served up the whole branzino did a beautiful job and was very polite. Desserts could have a bit more of a wow, but what they had was tasty. The space is very well done and elegant. The bartender at the end of the meal was delightful and totally different from the experience at the beginning of the meal"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Pretty space, great menu and good music/noise level. this was the 2nd dinner visit since they opened. Food was very good again, crostini's, croquettes, and sea bass, but food took awhile to come out, and it wasn't as busy as the first time so not sure why kitchen was slower. I'd love to see another chardonnay on the wine by the glass list, one that's more oak and butter than fruity. Great spot for a girls lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Still new, with the "neighborhood beautiful people" gracing the two story restaurant (not-so important guests are seated upstairs). Food choices were creative and very tasty. A little pricey but, loved the appetizer and wine selections. Decor is lovely. Will return."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "we had a party of 6 people and everyone enjoyed their food except me. I ordered the white fish which was made with a huge twig of rosemary. I hate rosemary and it was written anywhere on the discription. I've been here 4 times and always had great service but this time was sub-par. we had to ask for things including the bread and olive oil. I'm sure I'll return to try it again but I will never take a group of clients there. oh and the bartenders are fantastic, and a great bar sceen. lots of "pretty people". I'll be stopping there for drinks then plan to go to another restaurant in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food! Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Upscale, reservations a must, good food, vegetarian options, minimal. Focus is more on their small plates. Wait staff seemed rushed, and we went went on a Sunday evening. They did not make my spouse's dirty martini to his liking. He gave them two chances and both times, he was displeased. He is definitely not a fan of this restaurant. My daughters did like their pasta dishes, one of them has special dietary needs and they did try make a dish to her pleasing. Overall, we felt rushed, as if they wanted to clear our table to get it ready for the next diner."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Wonderful addition to the Chicago resturant scene!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I were pleased at our dining experience at this new hot spot. Our waiter, Steven, was very knowledgeable about the dishes and even gave us suggestions that turned out to be fantastic. Everything we had, the crostinis, the octopus, the truffled mushrooms and the tuna were excellent. Every dish we saw on other tables looked great also. The prices were a bit on the high side for the amount of food you get (appetizers specifically) and I might suggest they increase the size of the crostinis, but it was a fantastic experience and we will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Try number two at this place... an admitted "foodie"..... The space is incredible but the service and food are just not there. I've been to the NY version several times, so we know the capability. It's as if they have hired inexperienced waitstaff and hosts. Our food was mediocre at best, the crab cake benedict came out with two almost burned, deep-fried crab cakes sitting on top of a stale baguette... F&O needs to realize, in order to charge brunch prices like RL and Sixteen, you'd better have the food and service to match."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is a definite hot spot in Chicago's Gold Coast right now. Just like any new restaurant they are in the "working out the kinks" mode. I have been there for lunch and dinner and the same service functions need to be worked out. Some of these issues include - food runners repeatedly bringing the wrong items to the table, requests such as dressing on the side not being honored, etc. That is for forgivable and to be expected when the restaurant is at capacity. What should not be accepted is the complete lack of customer service by the hosts, maitre d's, and management staff. Anyone walking around with an earpiece is basically posturing and could be looking right at you and not care less that you need something."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A friend of mine from out of town and I needed to meet for lunch at 11:30 so we'd have plenty of time to visit before a 1:00 appointment. The only open reservation was 11:15. We took it and expected to be rushed. We could not have been more wrong. Yes, the food was delicious the room is beautiful and the huge skylight makes it very bright. But the thing that impressed me the most was, despite the full house, they did not rush us at all. Our check was not brought to our table until we asked for it. Service was very well paced, never had to ask for water. etc."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "From the moment we got there until the moment we left, it was a memorable experience. Service was attentive and gracious and the each dish we had was better than the previous. We tried their signature martini's, which were all tasty and then went to the straight up martini's which were very generous and well poured also. The appetizers were so tasty that we had a couple of them over and over. The crostini's, the artichoke app and the sea bass were amazing. The out door space is magnificent and you can hardly tell you are in the middle of busy Oak Street. The interior design is exquisite, clean, bright, white and very LA. Our experience was rather pricey but very well worth it and very memorable!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "went for lunch and it was a very pretty restaurant but very pricey for just good food, not outstanding. i heard that it turns very clubby at night so probably won't return for dinner."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This is a great new addition to the Gold Coast restaurant scene. Keep up the excellent work! Thank you for truly making our birthday lunch special. Aside from superb customer service, the food was fresh & flavorful. Our server spontaneously brought out the most sublime chocolate mousse dessert w/a discreet candle & creme anglaise ice cream, which sealed our loyalty!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014