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FIG Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.figsantamonica.com
  • Email: info@figsantamonica.com
  • Phone: (310) 319-3111
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, daily

    Lunch: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Saturday

    Dinner: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Ray Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room with flat panel televisions and seating for up to 20.
  • Private Party Contact: Shallamar Marchione (310) 319-3111
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please telephone us at (310) 319-3111 or email us at events@figsantamonica.com to plan your special event at FIG.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Avenue & Wilshire Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary for the first two hours for FIG diners. $6 after the first two hours. Please enter via Wilshire Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and Second Street.
A word from FIG
A seasonal bistro named after Santa Monica's famous landmark, the 123 year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree, placing strong emphasis on sustainability and indigenous ingredients. FIG features a frequently changing seasonal menu, Cheese and Charcuterie Bar, approachable wines by the glass, and a signature cocktail program.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fig used to have a soup and salad combo that was delicious (now gone). The last time the service was comically bad - food took forever, brought the wrong order, waiter would not look at us. But I decided to chalk that up to one bad experience. I came back last week for dinner. We arrived about 10 minutes early, and the hostesses told us to wait on the side and ignored us. After 15 minutes, they seated 2 people who came in after us, I asked why we were still waiting, she rudely said they were a party of 4 and it was just past our reservation time. When we were seated, 5 minutes later, at a table for 4 in the bar area, we were told there were no other table. Music bad and loud, service slow. Sorry Fig, you've gone down hill."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, beautifully prepared. This was second time at FIG and loved every dish. A must if you're in Santa Monica!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Fig accomodated my request for a quiet table in a corner which was fine, but drafty (not fine). The maitre d' offered to get a blanket which was very considerate. My guest and I ordered dishes to share, including dates stuffed with blue cheese, beet salad, cauliflower risotto, and vegetable curry. The beet salad and especially the cauliflower risotto were delicious. The milk chocolate pudding cake was rich and creamy. Our quiet table was relative to the rest of the restaurant which was noisy while some might say "energetic". I found it difficult to hear my guest across our small table."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Service was amazing. The waiter was very patient with me, and I had a difficult time ordering. He was super attentive, kept checking on us and accommodated our every need. We ordered the Halibut and the trout. Halibut was just ok, a little disappointing. The cilantro-lemon sauce and English peas on the halibut was a little too bland and underwhelming. However, the trout with the mustard sauce, bacon, and shaved brussel sprouts really packed the punch I was looking for. Strong flavor, and I ate every single bite. Side of asparagus and fries did not disappoint. The peanut butter crunch dessert was spectacular. Overall, I thought the 150$ for 2, including wine (one glass each) and tip was worth it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife had to drive to Santa Monica for a business meeting on Sunday. I planned on taking my wife for a nice brunch. I found Fig's listing and it sounded interesting. My wife and I owned a restaurant in Los Angeles in the 1980s and my wife taught Food Service Management at PCC. We have enjoyed trying restaurants world wide. My wife ordered a salad which was a nice size served in a bowl which was to small making it a challenge to put your fork in without some of the salad falling on the table. She had them put it in a larger bowl. The salad was very good. I ordered the poached eggs over chorizo and hash. I expected a nice spicy dish. It was anything but that, very bland and I had to add their excellent chili sauce to make it have any taste."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Annoyingly loud with bad old rock and roll blaring. The restaurant tried to be cool and as a result just seemed annoying. The food ws good but the noise level made it a "never again" experience."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Friends from Wisconsin were in town and staying down the street. I wanted them to have an amazing food experience and I had heard so many good reviews for Fig that i had to give it a try. And it did not disappoint. We decided to try "Feed Me" - four courses, chef's choice. Each course was better than the last but each course was amazing on its own. There was not a single dish that was just okay. Fresh, bright, great flavors, perfectly seasoned (no going crazy with the salt!) And a taste of just about everything. I will be back and I will put my dining experience once again the hands of the Chef. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "An overall positive dining experience, but nothing special as regards the food. The brick-grilled chicken was delicious but other dishes we ordered were entirely mediocre. Nice ambiance and good service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I loved the food and the service was amazing. The only I wished had been different was the noise level. When I made the reservation I specifically asked for a quiet table for my date and I. Unfortunately when we got there we were seated in the muddle of the restaurant at the most awkward and loud area! I was upset. But I would definitely come back with a group of girls or for a bday part. *not suitable for first dates"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Fig was just place on my never again list. The lighting was very poor (not just mood lighting), impossible to read the menu. Service was annoying and the food quality was way below average. This dining experience was incredibly bad. How could the Fairmont have such a poor quality restaurant in it's Hotel. Shame on them"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been to FIG a lot and the last 2 times have been really bad. Service both times was horrible!!! Handling of an overdone entree was handled poorly. Please don't rest on your laurels and improve your service."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Historic and casual. Fun and tasty. Have the soup..it's full of favors."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been eatign their for years and have never had a bad meal. That in itself is why fig continues to be one of LA's best."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very little food and expensive. Charges for the Bread and butter, poor quality beer, very noisy . Small tables hard to fit your food on the tables. Chairs not comfortable. Otherwise very very nice people."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We were told the tale of the 180-year old fig that started out as a tiny sapling and grew to its great size outside the establishment. Fascinating. Wines at bar & table were well-picked. Delicious. Quinoa out of this world ... so yes, we will eat there again and stay at the hotel."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely casual lunch with poolside views at the Fig restaurant last Friday. The food was lovely, and the staff were accommodating to my special dietary requests (I am pregnant)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A good friend who was celebrating a landmark birthday suggested brunch at Fig when I asked where she would like to go. I wrote a note with my Open Table reservation about my friend's birthday. From the moment we walked in, she was treated like a queen. The food was fabulous. The Bellinis were extraordinary. The brunch menu is varied to satisfy breakfast or lunch. The ambience was sunny and festive. I can't believe I hadn't visited Fig sooner."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "What happened? I went here a year ago and this place was top-notch? Tall-boy cans of PBR, and a focused, well-rounded tasting menu supplanted by a fallen-dream hype and quick admission to the on-site Hollywood "Bungalow" night club."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is pleasant in a wonderful setting. The prices were a bit out of line for the portions. Tasty but overpriced."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here to celebrate valentine's day, and it did not disappoint. Perfect mix of class and trendiness, and although a little pricey, the food and service were excellent. We ate the veil and bbq short ribs, which were both some of the most deliciously cooked beef I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took a girlfriend here for her birthday lunch---the service was extremely gracious (without asking they put a candle on her dessert). The food was scrumptious and the ambiance was lovely. It is a hip, classy place without the stand-offish attitude that often accompanies new hot spots. It seems to be a melting pot---each table comprised of different kinds of guest---families with small children, dates, clusters of girls out for an afternoon jaunt. A truly lovely experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The waiter did not know the wine list, or the food we were eating. We did the tasting menu, which can be fun at certain places. However at Fig every time they brought out a few item they did not know what it was, so we were guessing what we were eating. For the $800 meal for 5 people, I expect the waiter to be able to recommend and know the wine list and know what the food is they are serving us. Shocking bad. The food was good but a second grade level wait staff."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We were very excited to try this restaurant after reading a couple of writeups but we were very disappointed. The food was unmemorable and mediocre."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Unfortunate that such a terrific place is so good that it's packed and thus too noisy. If it were quieter it would be PERFECT, but the noise level is a bit much. Food is great and service excellent."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with Fig. Thank you, and may you live long and prosper!! :)"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This place was awesome. The food, drinks and service were great! Definitely going back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I booked a table for 7 people for a birthday party and was extremely disappointed. I have the phone app that measures decibel level, and the level was between 90 and 100. This is a high enough level to cause hearing damage! We had to scream at each other to talk. In addition to the human noise was heavy beat music, which was way too loud. Any enjoyment of the food was overshadowed by how loud this place was. I can not recommend it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have stayed at this hotel before, and did like the food. Our was several trays ago so I thought to try again. While the service was exceptional the food did not feel unique or outstanding like the last tune. The place was extremely crowded so that might have something to do with it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is an excellent, although I felt the portions were rather small. Not the best place for a romantic dinner, too noisy crowded, with uncomfortable lounge type chairs with table heights that are too high. But the service was superb. I had requested a table in a quiet corner and they delivered so hats off to them. Because the waitresses were really hot, I had to behave and to look, so not a good idea for a romantic date. Next time I will come alone. LOL. The wine and drinks menu is excellent but very expensive. They need to sort out their dining room tables. Go have a look at the tables at Kabuki in Pasadena guys, which are comfortable booth type seats at the right height and provides plenty of privacy and lighting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The DineLA menu was good; the salad was terrific, the chicken was plentiful and juicy and dessert was irresistible, much to my diet's demise. Great meal, nice table, unfortunately one extremely rude diner decided to put his/her call on speaker phone and it was VERY loud, louder than the sound of a TV running a sports game. Extremely annoying. At that point I feel that the wait staff or floor manager should have stepped in and asked the diner to consider the other customers in the room. Otherwise, it's a lovely place to eat. Not sure about the prices during regular menu days but the DineLA menu was a bargain at the price we paid for the quality we got."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The warm quinoa salad, the brick chicken and the desserts were very good. One person in our party ordered the blt and was disappointed."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I was looking forward to dining at Fig and my party of four were all very disappointed. The noise level was really high; the place was packed including a party of 18 nearby. Service was quite slow, and we waited a long time for our drinks and our order to be taken The Dine LA menu was pedestrian. My chicken was tasty but the veal dishes of my companions was not very good. Over all I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The Fig is one of my favorite restaurants. It is too bad the food is not a good value."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Came here for DineLA and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was exceptional and the portions were perfect. The cocktails were not too shabby either. Would definitely come here again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Love this place for its creative menu with lots of vegetarian/vegan options and ambience! We ordered from the Dine LA menu and they were kind enough to swap the risotto for a vegan vegetable curry (delicious)! Food was overall great, but service needs attention!! Our table was not ready for almost 20 mins after arrival, in spite of having made reservations and from then on everything seemed like eternity; right from getting the drinks menu to the check! Restaurant was quite full when we started, but was emptying out by 9:30; so not sure why the wait staff was not available. 15 mins after the dessert plates were cleared, had to wave down the manager for the check. Of course he was very apologetic and sent us home with a sweet treat :)"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I love FIG. The ambiance is perfect and the food is always impressive! The pastaless lasagna is my new favorite."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed lunch at the Fig during restaurant week in LA. The food was AMAZING! It was some of the best food we have ever had in Santa Monica. The tables are packed a litttle close together and the drinks are about just as expensive as the food, but it was overall an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Maybe it was the fact that we sat at the weirdest table in the restaurant (facing the private/curtained room off to the side), or maybe it was that all I wanted was some plain, un-gussied up bread but had to order their pungent cheese bread, but I wasn't too impressed with this place. The food was decent, but at this point in the LA restaurant scene, it has to be more than just decent to win over any discerning palate."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I imagine Fig being the perfect spot for a ladies brunch. I went with a few friends for lunch during restaurant week and ordered the warm quinoa salad, fish tacos, and chocolate panna cotta. I was very satisfied with the food and loved the ambiance - sophisticated but still has a bit of the laid back vibe of Santa Monica. My friends and I want to come back to try brunch or dinner on a regular day!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We were five for lunch and we all loved our soup starters (tomato basil soup and onion soup), really good, full of flavor but not overbearing! But three of us found our main course - two had sandwiches and one a salad - left a lot to be desired. Not bad food, but bland, nothing special. The other two at the table really enjoyed their main course - a lobster roll sandwich and a BLT. Dessert was a bread pudding with white chocolate sauce and strawberries ... ummmmmmmm, terrific, but the warm cookies, once cooled a bit, were dry. Service was extremely slow and not at all attentive. I would try the restaurant again if I was in the vicinity, but not a place I would seek out."
    Dined on 1/20/2014