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Fig & Olive - Newport Beach
Fig & Olive - Newport Beach

Fig & Olive - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.figandolive.com
  • Phone: (949) 877-3005
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Sunday – Saturday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
    Mid Day Menu:
    Sunday – Saturday: 4:00PM – 5:00PM
    Sunday - Monday: 5:00PM – 9:30PM
    Tuesday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
    Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00PM – 11:00PM
    Friday: 5:00PM – 12:00AM
    Bar Hours:
    Thursday - Saturday: 1:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: FIG & OLIVE is coming to you!

    Our Customized Catering Menu features many of FIG & OLIVE’S favorite dishes along with many other new and exciting options.

    Our Full Service Special Events Team handles every detail – from intimate dinners in your own home to extravagant galas.
    Our experienced team of chefs and planners will bring exceptional cuisine and impeccable service every time.

    Consider FIG & OLIVE Catering for your next event.
    Please inquire for a customized quote: events-newport@figandolive.com
  • Entertainment: Aperitivo Happy Hour: Everyday from 4PM to 6PM at the Bar & Lounge
  • Special Events & Promotions: FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is located along the Coast of Orange County in one of the premier shopping destinations, ”Fashion Island”. Guests will be transported into a 12,000 square foot French Riviera Oasis, accommodating up to 330 guests.

    This location is surrounded by olive trees, gardens and offers a variety of seating options; both indoor and outdoor.

    The welcoming open design offers guests to take full advantage of the California Riviera weather. The various dining spaces at FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach create a range of personalized experiences for its diners, from casual get-togethers to intimate private dinners.

    For more information about Special Events at FIG & OLIVE MELROSE PLACE we invite you to check our website and for a customized quote please email: events-newport@figandolive.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fashion Island
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available for Lunch and Dinner
A word from Fig & Olive - Newport Beach
FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is located along the Coast of Orange County in one of the premier shopping destinations,”Fashion Island”. Guests will be transported into a 12,000 square foot French Riviera Oasis, accommodating up to 330 guests. This location is surrounded by olive trees, gardens and offers a variety of seating options; both indoor and outdoor. The welcoming open design offers guests to take full advantage of the California Riviera weather. The various dining spaces at FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach create a range of personalized experiences for its diners, from casual get-togethers to intimate private dinners.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food at F&O in Newport Beach was very good and the service was awesome. The waiter and staff must have refilled my water about 10 times. The decor and outside patio were great. We started with crostini (excellent) and shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were extra large and cold, but the tail sections were kind of mushy. In hindsight next time we will probably just get the crostini and dessert since that was by far the best part. Also the bar area was empty at 9:00 so sitting in the large bar area might be a good option. Next were our entrees which was paella (recommended by the waiter) and salmon. The paella I thought was ok but my wife really liked her salmon. For dessert we shared the mixed berry crostata which was excellent."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had a reservation at 22 on a Saturday night. Got there and I was told our table was not ready and we had 4 people to be seated before us. Service was slow. Had to ask for the bread. Food arrived much before the drinks. My son's pizza was delivered 20 minutes after our main course. Music was too loud. Food was edible, but good food is different. Check was high?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were very impressed with the ambience, specialty cocktails and especially the food selection. Will recommend to friends and will return. I was disappointed with the front desk staff. We had 7:45 reservations and were not seated until 8:45. We were on time and were told that there were 5 parties ahead of us to be seated. I told the Hostess that I did not have my cell phone with me, a special occasion and did not want the disruption, and pointed to the area of the bar that we were sitting. She acknowledged where we were seated and told me that she would notify me when ready to be seated. An hour later I asked when we were going to be seated and she said that she sent out 2 text messages to my cell phone number."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nice place......very trendy. Good food great service.. You cannot go wrong here......enjoy"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I couldn't eat my food in piece there. I constantly had someone trying to take my plate away before I finished my food. It was pretty annoying to have to keep telling them to leave my plate. I felt like they wanted to get me out of there as soon as possible. I love the food, too bad I will never go back again after this experience. Same thing happened to me the first time I came in, this was my second time here."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I ordered the White Sea Bass...it was delish! I would recommend this restaurant. The ambience was beautiful and the service was great! I would ocme back over and over."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend this place. The food & service were both amazing...not to mention the ambience was the cherry to the top ;-)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food is really good and the restaurant is definitely high-end cuisine, be ready for a loud and very club-type atmosphere however."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Fig & Olive is a beautiful restaurant for the inside and out. Hostess was friendly and promptly seated us for our reservation. Things slowed down a bit from there as it took about some time to get our drinks ordered. Then it took even longer to get some food ordered. was about 45 minutes before our first appetizer arrived at the table. Main course was served lukewarm. At the end of meal plates were left empty in front of us for 10 minutes or so. All of this not what I expected from a restaurant charging $$$$ prices."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience there. The service was great, the food was delicious and we look forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Most importantly, the food and ambiance were great. The service, however, was awful. First, we were sat a table right next to the waitress service station. Yes, we were moved at our request, but why do they even have a table there? Terrible first impression. Next, I have a dairy allergy and the waitress was completely unaccommodating, telling me with certainty that neither the truffle risotto or the bouillabaisse could be prepared without dairy. As it turns out, both dishes were available that way, but she was uneducated on the menu and uninterested in helping. Lastly, when my wife asked her for change at the end of the meal for the valet tip (AFTER receiving a generous tip herself), she referred her to the bar...lol. Seriously??"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent as well as the service. We went for lunch and were not disappointed! Everything was perfect. Never had better service. The staff was friendly, attentive and courteous. Just loved everything. We will be back. Super experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I ordered the Fig and Olive chicken which was astounding! I would highly recommend trying it. It's a beautiful restaurant and the service is getting better each time I come. Glad to write that last comment!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was our wedding anneversary and all the waitress wanted to do was rush us the whole time. Waitress was not as friendly as you would expect from this type of high end restaurant"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "the experience is definitely different depending on where you sit, we had a great experience outside patio and inside bar lounge areas. Dining room white was secluded, and dining next to kitchen noisy but active."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "First visit just after they opened was disastrous from slow service to tasteless food. Just returned yesterday to give it another chance and it was a totally different experience. Attentive and prompt service and really delicious food. Still pricey, but good."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everything we had here was amazing! We sat next to the outdoor fireplace, and we're immediately greeted by Isaac, who was attentive throughout the entire meal and made great recommendations. We started with crostinis and truffle mushroom croquettes, which were probably my absolute fsvorite, followed by the beef tartar and the tuna carpaccio, which ended up being my nieces favroite. We also ordered the medium branzino and the lamb chops, which come to the table smoked. James recommended amazing wines for both of us based on what we said we liked, and really made the meal better. We shared a cheesecake and dessert crostini to end the meal and could not have left happier. Fig & Olive really made the whole night and I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant - high on ambiance. Varied menu - Food and presentations excellent. Noise level of the music - especially the booming base was very distracting and negatively impacted the dining experience"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is my home away from home. And clearly I love it here as well. The staff especially the Management team always goes out of there way to accommodate your every needs. I love to come here and sit in the lounge, BTW not easy to get on the weekends. I know that you don't take reservations for the lounge tables but maybe you should change that for me ;).... Thank you for all that you do FIG!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have selected a new restaurant to celebrate our anniversary for the last 18 years. This year was no exception and at the recommendation of a friend we selected Fig and Olive. I will say the food and service was excellent. The disappointment was the only acknowledgment of our anniversary, which was communicated during the reservation was from the hostess as she took us to our table. We thought that was a bit shameful given the type of restaurant. Not looking for freebees but based on our experience most restaurants do make a small recognition by way of some type of small dessert offering."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I don't know if any of you have tried the brunch at Fig and Olive, but it is truly amazing. The selection that they have on their menu would satisfied any foodie. They even have a kids menu for children under 8. What a way to go! Your biggest fan"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food, poor/slow service. Unorganized. Very noisy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A few months back, my husband and I took some friends to Fig&Olive to celebrate his Birthday. It wasn't the best experience, but we decided to try again for our Anniversary. The dinner exceeded our expectations. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. We had several starters, including the crostinis. The crab was great, my favorite is the goat cheese with caramelized onion. We also had the truffle mushroom croquettes which were to die for... my husband and friends had the branzino and raved about it, my paella was perfect. I would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "food server was terrible, she repeated the order yet there was a disconnect with the chef, obviously. this mistake happened in the past visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My salmon portion was on the small side. I would like a little larger. It came with Sauted Belgin endive. It wasn't very good. The Fig and Olive should have a special fig dish on the menue."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Well this is amazing as always, Team Fig has Done it again. Don't know why there are customers that are not happy with the place. I know I always am. Till next time... See you soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "From our drinks and small plate appetizers in the bar, to our perfect patio dining on shared apps and entrees everything about this place was a delight. Although pricey, ($470/4 with 4 cocktails and 2 glasses of wine), the menu is diverse from sizes to offerings. We had Kumamoto oysters with 3 mignonettes and cocktail sauce, multiple choices of "crostini" (made on shaped thick toast vs baguettes), lobster bisque that you "reconstitute" yourself (no creams or butters- only olive oil. And adding lobster meat is an additional $6), and both the beef carpaccio and tartare. Entrees werevSea bass, Dover sole and a whole Branzino filleted tableside. Desserts are equally plentiful or as light as a taste of one with a cup of coffee. Something for all"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had brunch there with my friend on sunday and the food/drinks were delicious. Hugo, one of the managers welcomed us and made us feel at home in that trendy spot we had been told about so many times. I particularly recommend the truffle fries and the mix of deserts they offer. The drinks were very tasty as well (One of them in particular: the Summer en Provence). Great service, good food, tasty drinks and classy ambience. We'll definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a great time. One of my favorite places in New Port. ....if only OpenTable had not messed up my reservation, it would have been a perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is definitely a hot spot of Newport to hit the social scene. The food is very good, we ordered the oysters, several other dishes to sample. Fortunately as we were there to catch up on past times we were seated in the room behind the bar. Open and sunny, not so noisy. Don't think I'd go back on a Friday night but this is how Newport is on Friday nights...out to impress. Would go another time on a different day for sure. Four stars only because it was so crowded and noisy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We sat at an outside lounge seat/table. Summer cocktails were amazing! We ordered 5 appetizers and shared them. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Dessert was fantastic too. Will definitely be spending more time there! =D"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Expected the food to be better. Service was lax and a little slow. Hostess was pretty distracted and not very friendly. Interior design was great and ambience was cool but noise level was very high."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had the Chilean Sea Bass and White Truffle Risotto- amazing! We sat in the White Room, which was nice, but extremely noisy, had to yell across the table. Also tables are so close together, the waiters backs are in your face whenever you turn to the left or right. Not a good use of space. Might be better/quieter at lunch time?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "First time to this location. Love Hollywood spot, had been waiting for this to open. Love the outdoor area. Our server Isaac was very accommodating. Had a special cocktail made for me. Only improvement I would love to see is a few more appetizer choices."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Hostess needs to be more pleasant and look people in the eye while a dressing them. She text me although I was seated next to hostess stand and when I approached to say I'm ready she said wait I just text you. Cocktail waitress turned into a sour puss when we asked for the bottle of wine to be transferred to our table and became passive agressive. Waiter I belive his name was Marco was pleasant and food tasted fine. The paella which they claimed was authentic was not. Rice was mushy like and over cooked risotto and there was no crust on the bottom. The taste was fine though. All items on the seafood platter were good except the lobster tail which tasted like water!!! Looks like it's was boiled 8 unseasoned water and had parted all falvor"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Expensive, small portions but delicious. Beautiful decor. Very loud and echoed inside."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Newport Beach. To celebrate our wedding anniversary, I went looking for the good restaurants online and among the locals. I found the search depressing. Many highly rated (and expensive) places, but mostly "steak and seafood" restaurants with limited seafood selections. Then I found Fig & Olive. The few reviews (it's fairly new) were very good and the online menu was accurate, complete and showed the prices (often not the case with expensive eateries). If you like Mediterranean food (and what's not to like), Fig & Olive is excellent! We will definitely come back. Nothing negative except a bit noisy once the business groups started drinking."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was good. Lobster bisque was oily and could have benefited from a touch of sherry. Service was spotty. We felt rushed to get the next course throughout."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant. Great food, exceptional service. Wow, it's expensive. Bring both credit cards."
    Dined on 7/13/2014