Fig & Olive - Meatpacking
Indoors Noisy/Outdoors PleasantWe ate dinner here with our two adult daughters on Saturday evening and could not have had a conversation inside due to the noise. I believe there was a DJ playing music inside even though it was only 9:00. We asked for a table outside and it was very pleasant. Food was delicious and service attentive.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.the food was very good, the service was fast and the restaurant decor is nice.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at Fig and Olive for dinner, it was awesome.
First of all we had a very pleasant and knowledgable waitress, she was very attentive which was lovely. We shared the Carne Crudo for an appetizer, super fresh filet mignon with delicious focaccia crackers. We then all ordered entrees, my mother and I had the Branzino entree which was super delicious and not too sweet even with all the figs. the Gents enjoyed their various pastas. Our food took a little while to come out but our waitress kept us posted, and considering there was a huge table of women (16) it was understandable. Overall a wonderful experience. Would not go on a friday or saturday night if you're looking for a quiet dinner.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReturn visitFood is great and original. Mix of appetizer choices and the unique Crostini are perfect for sharing. Nice selection of pasta and fish if you don't want usual meat choices. Just stuck to cocktails because they were so good. Server was very nice and good recommendations6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFixed Price Dinner was outstandingA business colleague and I found this by searching on New York's Meatpacking district, and it was a delight. We each ordered the fixed price menu for $45 and split a bottle of wine. I had truffles for an appetizer, salmon for entree, and chocolate mousse for dessert; each course was at least as good as the previous one!. My colleague had rissotto which was also fabulous.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce Again!Once again Fig & Olive has given me and my friends a wonderful experience.
I had some friends in from Canada and they couldn't have been more impressed with the food, service and ambiance.
The crostinis & our waiter Peter were amazing!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was awesome as well asFood was awesome as well as the service. However, music was just a little too loud to have a conversation.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerFood service and decor were excellent. Fish portion was small.
Delicious but very expensive evening6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMvery yummy dessert!come here for all occasions, this time was for sweets. very good!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat energyWe frequent Fig and Olive, but this was the first time dining with a child. The kitchen was extremely accommodating and the energy was great and kept the little one entertained, as well as the adults. Food was great, as always.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW! What started out as aWOW! What started out as a great surprise view (we were given a back corner table for two - so we could look out over the whole restaurant...) kept getting better and better! Our servers (5 of them?) were all wonderful in their roles; the food was excellent; water glasses were always refilled; our every need was met.
Highly recommended. We could easily chat, but had no time, as we were constantly eating each new great-tasting morsel!
Go to this restaurant! (but please, not when I want to go - I still want to be able to get in!)6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWAY too noisyfood excellent and service too but WAY too noisy for fo0lks who want a dinner table conversation.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy but very small portionsGet the Fig & Olive Julep...killer drink! Crostini are great, fish was fresh.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great!We love this Fig and Olives and always go there when we are in the Meatpacking district.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingAmazing experience at a first rate establishment. Dined with relatives from Pennsylvania and Florida who we're extremely impressed.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressiveFrom the moment you walk in, the experience begins. Great food & great service.
Excellent place to bring a date or a group of friends. Upscale and trendy.
A definite favorite of mine!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMStellarImpressive Design...Six of us celebrating a NYU Graduation and this place was wonderful! The food was creative, fresh and perfectly proportioned. It was like eating in Milano! Burata cheese is my favorite!Our server was super friendly, attentive and her recomendations were spot on! We will be back,loved Fig & Olive!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great special occasion placeWe've been to Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District several times and have never been disappointed. The food is incredible, the wait-staff knowledgeable and friendly, and the over-all ambiance classy but relaxed. My one disappointment is that it is too pricey to be a regular dining spot, but it is a great place for a special occasion.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMvery impressed after 2nd chanceI was in this restaurant in Dec 2012 and had the worst experience with the waiter. I never went back to this place since then. However, recently in May, had a friend visiting and needed somewhere to go in meatpacking and made a booking here to give it a 2nd try and I was not only amazed, but have become a fan for f&o. The service was just outstanding, which is the it has always been and the food was outstanding. Everything was prepared like a fine art and presented beautifully, the oils and different dishes were explained very succinctly by the waitress (Australian). She was just amazing.
Definitely will come back here again. so my moral of the story, sometimes, give a 2nd chance and you will be blown away with how good this place is.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected pleasureOur meal was nothing less than fabulous! This is saying a lot because I am a finicky (aka critical) person when it comes to eating out, Being a highly accomplished and creative cook I am often disappointed with trendy places. The Fig and Olive is an inspiration; solidly fresh and top grade ingredients, good wine selection, and simple but elegant ambience. We will be back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the threei had been to other locations and this one is simply the best!
Delicious food, great service and the location is not only beautiful but quite spacious!
Loved it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, outstandingThe new spring menu is absolutely delicious! My client and I absolutely loved it- and service, as always, perfect! Love it here...5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSo refreshingFig & Olive - Meatpacking is a refreshing restaurant that has a light and airy décor. The food is really good and the service is excellent. This is a perfect place for Sunday brunch. The drinks are creative and good and you can't go wrong with the Crostinis!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great location for F&OWe've been to two of the other Fig and Olive restaurants in the City and have never been disappointed. The Meatpacking location definitely lived up to the high standards that were set as well. We treated Mom to brunch for Mother's Day this year and it was wonderful. The food and drinks were great and we especially appreciated that we were not rushed due to the hustle and bustle of the crowd given the day it was. Try anything with the white truffle oil in it, you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for groupsMade a last minute reservation through opentable. Good ambience and noise level was moderate. Food was good - the pasta was heavy on the olive oil and garlic. The bread tasting with olive oil was good. The cocktail list was decent - they use fresh ingredients.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atompshere. Good food.Great atompshere. Good food. This isn't your five star restaurant but for the price, very decent experience. Servers seem to be overbooked with tables though. We had to wait a long time for our first course or for someone to check with us on drinks etc. Luckily the energy level in the place and the DJ made waiting easier.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance, Food, Serv... wait.Firstly, Fig & Olive is wonderful -- a beautiful dining room, outstanding food... but like so many NYC restaurants, there is no focus on service. I don't know if our server said one word to us, actually -- perhaps a few to get us started. A server with charm, personality, great suggestions and flexibility makes the whole experience come together. Our server this past Sat. was missing these qualities. I will always go back -- but don't fall into the trap of aloof, elitist service, F&O! You're a gem. Add some personality to that pretty face.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFive StarExtraordinary service as usual!
See you all tonight5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Food was incredible- mushroom croquettes are a must but all the appetizers are amazing. Branzino was filleted table side and was incredible and everyone else I was woh enjoyed their food (party of 6). The service was great and atmosphere is gorgeous. Outside seating in warm weather is a plus. Reservations recommended after 7:30pm5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphereFig & Olive was a great surprise since we were nearby with no plans, good service, food (we've had the Veuve Cliquot menu) wine options. Great atmosphere!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVE F&O!!As always, my girls and I had a wonderful time at F&O!! The floor manager, Diane, is amazing and orchestrates the seating of walk-ins, reservation holders and late-comers with great ease, professionalism and energy. She always makes us feel so welcome and she is definitely one of the reasons we come back again and again. Not to mention the amazing, fresh, delicious dishes that were served by the friendly and wonderful waiter, Eddie.
All in all, a wonderful time was had by all. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to one and all. We are already planning our next visit!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWay to noisy for my likingWay to noisy for my liking on weekend nights! But great for twenty something's5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood eats!We enjoyed our recent visit to Fig & Olive...the service was exceptional and the food was interesting and quite good. The olive oil tasting was quite interesting. We all liked the food, but I don't think it was so exceptional that we would be itching to go back again next visit. I would recommend it to a friend, but it would be 3rd or 4th on my list. The ambience was good, but not as rich/interesting as some other places in the neighborhood.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOasisIt's beautiful in here, and - despite not being Spanish - it's the best Paella I've had. I will warn that the portions will not stuff you, but that is - for the attractive, well heeled clientele (lots of young slender woman although not as many as the upper east side incarnation of this mediterranean standby) - part of the 'quality.'
We had the lunch prix fixe, but the spacious high ceiling space is excellent however large or luxurious your meal is.
d5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants in the Meat Packing District.
Try all the appetizers...4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food & service!Excellent food & service! Great ambiance. Would definitely recommend!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything we ordered waseverything we ordered was so good. the carrot soup, crab cakes...two appetizers that were delicious and satisfying enough that they couldve been entrees themselves. waitstaff was so attentive and every busboy was so polite. we were 15 minutes late for our reservation (girlfriend was having wardrobe malfunctions) and the restaurant didnt give us any issue. sat us immediately.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for Dinner!I recently went to brunch at Fig & Olive with a friend, and afterwards wrote a so-so review. A few days later, a manager of the restaurant contacted me and invited me in for a complimentary dinner in the hopes of changing my mind about the restaurant . . . and it sure worked! This past Saturday I had dinner with a friend at Fig & Olive Meatpacking and we had a wonderful time! The restaurant is gorgeous. The staff are all so welcoming. And the food was exceptional! We ordered a fig and cheese crostini and the crabcakes as appetizers, and both were very good. The entrees are what really hit the mark! I had the lamp chops and my friend had the filet mignon, and we both practically licked our plates! I'd definitely recommend for dinner!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendously enjoyed everyTremendously enjoyed every minute of my dining experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMet up with school friendsMet up with school friends based in Asia that had not seen each other since high school, so we needed a place that was lively but not too loud. The ambience was perfect, the food delicious, and the wait staff made sure it was quite a pleasurable evening. The place was hopping (actually mobbed by the time we left) but not suffocatingly so. And the sea bass and lamb chops were just right. And we loved our waiter (wish I'd remembered his name!)!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for FoodiesI recommend an early dinner before it gets too crowded. Very active bar scene. A must to make reservations. The apps are wonderful. Go hungry and walk out full. I never even got to the entres, the apps are great. You will need a couple of visits to sample it all. I'll be back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food but noisyLoved the food, service was just ok, noise was very high and seating was very close.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, absolutely perfect!As always, absolutely perfect! Food was incredibly fresh and so flavorful. I appreciate that there is something healthy for me to choose that is divine- but can't help but cheat on my diet with those bruschetta... Service, as always, perfect! Excellent place for client lunches.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent variety of flavorsExcellent variety of flavors and numerous great wine pairings. Eat and enjoy.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd time here, food is really3rd time here, food is really good, great wine list also4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an amazing restaurantThis is an amazing restaurant with great food, a wonderful wait staff, and all around great ambiance. I will definitely be coming back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Anniversary in NYCWe had extraordinary service and enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Perfect anniversary trip to NYC for us.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding . ThisService was outstanding .
This is our fifth visit and I would come again as the overall experience is wonderful4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad another extraordinaryHad another extraordinary experience at F and O.
With Diana ( Manager ) at the helm of things, everything was stupendous!
The Grilled Whole Branzino is the best Ive ever had( including the one in Venice, Italy ).4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect business lunch spotThe food and service, as always, we're incredible. I take all of my clients here for lunch, always impressive and enjoyable.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM