Fig and Olive - Chicago
Fig and Olive - Chicago

Fig and Olive - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.figandolive.com/
  • Phone: 312 445 0060x
  • 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: Italian, Mediterranean, French
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Fig and Olive - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
409 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (238)fit for foodies (235)special occasion (199)vibrant bar scene (177)neighborhood gem (140)romantic (134)great for outdoor dining (129)great for lunch (111)good for groups (103)notable wine list (76)great for brunch (62)scenic view (53)late-night find (46)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • We will be back
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had anticipated our visit since first reading about the opening in the Tribune. We were not disappointed. Although we arrived a little early, our table was ready on the patio. The evening was very enjoyable with great food. The only drawback was a mediocre server. She was not very attentive and failed to offer the bread with three olive oils. We only know about it by watching the other server outside. Beware, liquor prices are high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, So-So Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was excellent. Great usage of fresh ingredients. We enjoyed the ambiance when seated, as the upstairs dining room was beautifully lit. Then then lights were turned way too low about five minutes in. Our server was really pushing the crostini (6 for $21?) and asked if this was out first time dining at Fig & Olive the first three times he came to our table. Drinks took way too long to arrive and when they did, mine was the wrong cocktail. We then received a five minute dissertation on olive oil. Our guest's entree arrived and we had to sit through another ramble on each layer of his specific meal. Sat waiting for the check for at least 20 min after coffee was served. We had a good time, but wait for the service to work out the kinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a blonde server with a beard He was awful Seemed bored with us Took forever to get drinks , while the table next to us that came later already had drinks and bread We asked about bread and he said that's it's served after appetizers , not during ?????? We decided not even to order dessert Just leave ASAP Went to Nico's Osteria after and what a huge difference Pleasant, charming server Attentive, informative and professional
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service is horrible. Good is above average. Place to see and be seen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great new place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had brunch on Labor Day weekend and were thrilled. This is a terrific spot, and we all look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My new favorite!
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Vegetarian friendly and oh so yummy! Everything from start (beets & goat cheese) entree (goat cheese ravioli and zucchini) to finish (creme brulee cheesecake with peaches) was absolutely delicious! Our server Matt was polite, attentive, knowledgable and personable. Will definitely be back & bringing more people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    azp3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Fig and Olive to celebrate a birthday. From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. We were seated on time, the waiter and wait staff were perfect, the food was awesome and they remembered to bring a dessert with a candle. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thumbs Up!
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The presentation of the food was impressive. Nice touch to have the special bread with olive oil tastings complimentary. Found the portion of my salmon filet on my kale ceasar salad to be skimpy. Would have liked a bit larger serving size for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • okay by way pricey
    SlickFrog
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Really cool, different menu and the food (sea bass) was really good. No doubt about it. The waitress was fair at best, impossible to hear, and not particularly energetic. Chic spot for sure, but pricey as hell. Need a return visit to better assess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fig & Olive expensive but enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Started w/the El Matador & Piscine cocktails at bar. The El Matador overpowered w/the muddled Jalapeno & the Piscine was boring- sparkling wine over ice w/a strawberry garnish. The 2nd round we chose was better-the Fig & Olive signature & the Sangria- both very refreshing & unique. We tried a few crostinis- our favorite was the goat cheese carmelized onion, with the Burrata tomato as a close 2nd. After moved upstairs for dinner. Our server provided good recommendations but our wine took way too long to arrive. Shared the truffle mushroom croquette which was flavorful. I loved my fettuccine shrimp mascarpone & my boyfriend loved his paella. Highly recommend the creme brulee cheesecake dessert. The chocolate pot de creme was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    All of these restaurants are amazing! Great ambiance and delicious food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    emily
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious. From the crostini to the soufflé it was all just so good and full of flavor. Service was excellent and I don't think my water glass was empty once. Overall really great find. I'm from New York and I will definitely be visiting the fig and olives there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice new Restaurant
    Culebra
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Fig and Olive. Michigan Avenue Corridor need another restaurant close to Michigan Avenue. The ambience is lovely and streamlined - still quite appealing and warm. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Best New restaurant in Chicago that I have been to in years !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service less than attentive
    ckf2VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Sever took forever to acknowledge us. Took a long time for drinks to get ordered and an even longer time for our food order to be taken. Refill of drink took over 15 minutes. Dessert took even longer. Thought it would never come and in fact the Cappuccinos never arrived. The server blamed it on the Barrista. But no worries as she " took them off the check"! Speaking of check I That too almost never came and when I gave her the credit card she took almost five minutes to come back. It's not as if the restaurant was busy at 2pm. If the good was out of this world I could overlook the service issues. But it just wasn't that good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediterranean flair on Oak Street
    oldgalVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Perfect for lunch with a tranquil outdoor terrace with subtle shading. Extensive menu with Mediterranean flair. Foccacia melts in your mouth with 3 olive oil choices (Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese). Dinner is more hectic and service can be erratic, but lunch is serene and conversation friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Sk20VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    SO excited Fig & Olive have chosen to open in Chicago! It's my new favorite place! Beautiful surroundings, amazing food, great cocktails and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab new place
    southerngirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Intriguing menu. Can't wait to go back and try many more salads and entries. Beautifully decorated, comfortable, intimate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was a high energy restaurant. Diners were "having fun." The truffle risotto was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful anniversary dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Kurisu3
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Fig and Olive!
    topdoc
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with comfortable seating and fairly good menu. Would love to eat outside in the sunset!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    SoniaGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Third time there, and food and service were fantastic as always!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fig and Olive
    Agnes04VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very good food...elegant ambiance...definitely check it out. Service needs some work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...atmosphere.
    DishinHeels
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hot spot
    mikeluvsfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food, Service Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent
    DisappointedDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every dish we ordered was delicious! The food was very light and tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sucked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot too!
    Opinionsbyphil
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for my birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    Maggie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happycamper
    happycamperVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, ran out of beer
    BeerloversspouseVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service ever!
    SusanlovesNYC
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!
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