FIG
FIG

FIG

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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: Organic, Californian
  • 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 3103193111x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
FIG reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)great for brunch (36)good for groups (30)great for lunch (29)great for outdoor dining (27)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (20)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (14)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (10)scenic view (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • More hype than substance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This was the third time at FIG and each time has been a disappointment in one way or another. Because it is across the street from my office it was a convenient place to take clients for breakfast or lunch. This most recent visit will be my last. The menu had changed and was too limited and unappealing. The service attitude was cold and arrogant and the entire experience was overpriced for what was delivered.
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  • Perfect Meeting Venue
    Jon9
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had made a reservation @FIG for a work meeting. I asked the girl to be seated in a quieter section of the restaurant. She did and it was very quiet and conducive setting for a meeting. The food was very delicious and the service was exceptional. Perfect place to talk business in the startup world and be productive while working.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new chef
    rachSFtoLA
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    they have a new chef and have gotten rid of all of my favorite menu items!! very disappointing meal with mediocre food that is not nearly worth the cost. sad to say i probably will never return to a place that used to be one of my favorites.
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    great for lunch
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  • Not sure I need to go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My husband loved his chicken but my kale salad was not good and I couldn't find the kale in it. . Manchego appetizer was weird. It came in a jar in cubes. Odd presentation. I really miss the queso fundido.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The menu changed - chicken salad was very boring, lots of lettuce, not much chicken and no flavor. Quiche was not available, no brick grilled chicken, no chicken sandwich. What happened? After frequenting Fig for several years I will no longer go back there and I will miss going to the Miramar at Xmastime.
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    scenic view
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  • Fig
    mspsampson
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    service was great, food was very good; noise level options did not include: "noisy", or "too loud" which is what I would have chosen.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mksh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They drastically changed menu. it used to be a creative with baked lavender appetizers, now they have ribs. It took me and my guests quite awhile to choose an entrée. Too casual for such a nice elegant place
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    good for groups
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  • not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Menu was disappointing. had once been a great steakhouse. Very fussy now. Not great quality meat, flavorings and preps are so so. Salads were not great. Had to send back brussel sprouts to be cooked more, and they came back black on one side and raw on the other. Service is good. Nice atmosphere. Waiter did his best but the menu and food just don't cut it.
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  • Great food
    Bret
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant. The food was well prepared, creative and just tasted good. The chopped salid was mixture of sweet and salty and hard and crunchy. The stuffed figs with blue cheese are great too.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lovely setting
    Peperonicat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Perfect ambience for a tasty lunch overlooking the pool and the sea view beyond.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kill your drink
    Driveby
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The owner of this restaurant is vain enough to think that he can push his alcohol choices on his customers by excluding all the typical top shelf liquors from the bar. I selected two others and sent both back trying to "play along" with his game and failed. The menu is interesting and creative but when they arrived at the table the taste was not as interesting and we are gourmet eaters. Granted we were tired so I will give them some slack and the waiter did a great job of trying to please us. It was terribly loud and so dark that it was hard to read the menus and see our food. We are not 80 years old but one of us in in our 40's one in her 50's and one in his 60's. It is beautiful and other people appeared to be having a good time.
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  • Great brunch!
    PCdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was great. The 125 year old fig tree in front of the Hotel where the restaurant is located is beautiful! The service was great and completely unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Almost perfect
    BRAVO1017VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I never complain. Food was excellent like always, ambience is high energy and people are beutiful. The only thing is the restuarant knot making a note of your reservations even after a 3 time comunication of asking for a table anywhere EXCEPT IN THE FRONT. They had given our table away and My party and I got seated in the front. (knot desirable). Other than that you cant go wrong at Laurel Hardware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LuvGdFoodNSrvc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was less than expected. The waitress got the order wrong, there was confusion on who ordered what, she wasn't very friendly, and we had to flag her down when we needed something since she wasn't coming back to check on us. Mostly the food was okay. The standouts were rhe bacon wrapped bacon and the strawberry tres leches cake. Worst of all it took 40 minutes to get our car back at the valet and not even an apology or updates in the car's status. We had to go back several times to ask abiyt the car and each time the response was, "It's coming."
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  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!
    SamShaker
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food and great service!...just as it was 4 years ago when my wife and I got married at The Fairmont.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Ask for Oscar....
    NekoDonoVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Oscar is by far one of the best server's we have experienced in the US. The food is very good but be forewarned of massive portions especially for those from outside the US. The quality of the food is great and this is a great spot. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Not so much FIG
    jaquidrovoVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very limited menu. The dish I ordered, lobster benedict, was cold. Even the egg was cold. the plum bellini was minimal. A bit of a stingy pour. For the prices they charge, I was expecting more and better. Will not be coming back here to eat. but the ambiance is good, so drinks with a friend is still a possibility. The service was really good, though. Very attentive.
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    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Always excellent!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Thanks for always being great. The only thing was I requested Oscar, was seated in his section, but didn't get Oscar. NOT COOL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Unimpressed
    Yumbob
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Photos on yelp looked great, menu items sounded yummy. Reality didn't live up to the expectations. Food was less than meh but the wait staff friendly enough to make up for the snotty seating lady
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  • Pricey but good
    radmanVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lovely luxury hotel setting, excellent food and interesting menu choices. But beware the somewhat higher prices, and that's not even allowing for the modest portion size.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Never fails to impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My favorite place for breakfast or lunch meetings. Food is great with lots of delicious and healthy choices. Brought a friend from out of town who exlaim this is the LA people dream of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feed Me!!
    Natyd
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best thing you can do at this restaurant is choose the "feed me" option. The chef prepares you a variety of different dishes for you to try and share. Always different! Depending on the best ingredients of the season, you receive a nice variety of the most succulent dishes. Great place!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Flavorful Inventive French/Amer
    DineWithGregVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Hidden away in Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel. FIG is a fab find serving inventive comfort food with a French/New American flair using Farmer's Mkt fresh organic ingredients Not your typical mainstream hotel restaurant faire, instead, Chef Ray Garcia adds his unique touch to create flavorful dishes that sound so good you don't no what to choose. Don't worry, however, there isn't a miss on his menu so you won't go wrong. The only disappoint was not being able to taste everything on the menu! Tasting is believing, however, so save room for dessert or a cheese plate (or just have one as a starter)!! The service was delightful and we thouroughly enjoyed our dinner. We are looking forward to returning for Sunday brunch soon.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Time
    ILoveLAVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ask for the semi-private two top near the door. It was very romantic.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service from our waiter
    crllvfd
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter is outstanding. He is very attentive and efficient. Sorry I cannot recall his name. The food was memorable! However the hostess could use some training on hospitality and how to smile and greet guest. We arrived 30 minutes early. At that time the restaurant had many available tables until we left after about 1 and half hour later. I was disappointed that we were placed at the farthest corner near the service area. I thought the restaurant must be booked so I did not say anything. May I suggest that the hostess or manager or the Chef sit in that corner to experience what type of ambience you want your guest to experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent service, open late, great to have in the neighborhood.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible, noisy, bad service
    bonappetitVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Over priced food wasn't anything much and the sides were forgotten till we asked twice and by the time delivered we'd finished dinner. Total hotel rip-off.
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  • Excellent as always!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Thanks, Fig, for making our lunch on Saturday, a beautiful one! You're THE BEST!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy4thetummy
    yummy4thetummy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    presentation of food is nice, however it was mediocre at best...very bland. over priced for quality of food. there were four of us dining and we ordered about 6 plates between us so we had a variety and it just wasn't tasty. plate of cookies was microwaved...some were cold in the middle. some seating is right outside by the pool with...who wants that to hear that noise? our waiter was friendly, did not know his menu very well, slow service. he was MIA most of the time. won't go back.
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  • Bad Table Placement
    Lunch1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This would probably be a 5 star review if we had a better table. We were seated at a table in the middle of a walkway that was the main thoroughfare for waiters. It did not appear this area was ever intended for a table. Back of my guest's chair was regularly bumped by people passing by and he had to move when a mom with a stroller wanted to exit. I made our reservation weeks in advance and expected better treatment. Hotel is beautiful. Food was good. Service was adequate. But the whole experience was affected by the interruptions to our conversation caused by my friend being in an active walkway.
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    great for lunch
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  • Good food, not so good service
    drewdaven
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and atmosphere was great. Service could be improved. Host and hostess were both very nice and picked up the ball where the server dropped it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB, AS ALWAYS!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Brought another Fig "virgin" with me and he was very impressed. We were lucky enough to get my favorite server, Oscar, who is always THE BEST. All A+++++!!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    Glutenfreefoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary at FIG; we also stayed at the hotel. Food was disappointing and unimpressive. Will not go back again and will look for a different hotel for our next staycation with a better dinning experience.
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    good for groups
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  • Loved every aspect
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    FIG did not disappoint! The food, environment, and our waiter, Raul, we're all outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu
    esd714
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We kicked off a week long swing through CA from SoCal to NoCal here and were not let down. We did the chef's choice tasting menu, and there was a lot of food - some of it new to us and a lot of it. The food quality was on the money - we probably should have said no steak as well to dig a little deeper into the entree menu. Apps and deserts were great, and the wait staff did a great job with pairings and keeping the plates rotated. Two knocks: 1. We sat along the door to the pool area - inside but with a great view. It's very loud inside. Tough to hear table conversation. 2. The table was very small for the amount of food, drinks and condiments. At one point we had to put the water bottle on the floor so there was room for plates.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    jrobinsonVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was our second time at this hotel based restaurant and it did not disappoint. The place is small, pretty and the food is great. The diners are a mixture of tourists wearing shorts with kids to well dressed westsiders. I had the meat loaf (super) and my wife the steak. Both excellent.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Not up to expectations
    Olive
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had to wait at 10 min for drink orders called a waiter that was not ours he was rude and roll his eyes at us. I had the halibut no taste what so ever. Was looking forward due to la times reviews very disappointed . Not worth the time or money. Spent $230 for lunch
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  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went for a Sunday brunch. The food was unfortunately underwhelming; perhaps we ordered incorrectly, but it was very much not worth the price, even with the beautiful location factored in. The $5 a la carte croissant was poor and infinitely worse than the Trader Joe's frozen croissants. My corned beef hash was decent but not special. My friend's shrimp and grits had what I thought was way too much tomato in the sauce, and the grits were a little bit on the dry side. The extra scrambled eggs on the side were worse than those from most diners and cost us an extra $6 (I think).
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 776 reviews are from the FIG reviews archive.
  • Never returning
    RWright
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was our second time to done at Fig and our last. The first time was great and the second abysmal. The service was awful - we were seated 20 min before we were even acknowledged. The menu selections weren't appealing and then my entree was served practically raw. When I inquired, the head waiter argued a bit before apologizing. It still wasn't good even if it had been cooked properly the first time. Expensive, snooty, poor quality.
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  • Phyll
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined at The Fig fir breakfast, lunch and dinner. The service was exceptional on each occasion as was the food. We will be returning on our next trip. Thankyou for an enjoyable experience.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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