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Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest
Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest

Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.figtreecafehillcrest.com
  • Email: info@figtreecafehillcrest.com
  • Phone: (619) 298-2010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

    Lunch: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Thursday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Morreale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fig Tree Cafe Catering offers extensive menus perfect for any special event!
    Allow us to perfect your next party, gathering event or wedding! Whether an event for 25 or 250, we can accommodate your needs.


    For more info please email info@figtreecafehillcrest.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 75 people for a private dinner at the restaurant!
  • Private Party Contact: Johan Engman (619) 787-2483

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th & 5th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate parking in the union bank parking lot (enter from 5th avenue).
A word from Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest
Fig Tree Cafe first opened in Pacific Beach in 2008 and has now opened its second location in the heart of Hillcrest. Our menu changes with the seasons as we use in-season, locally grown products. Our PB location was voted best Brunch in San Diego 2010 and we"re excited to bring this award winning cuisine to Hillcrest. Our dinner menu features items such as Short Ribs, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza, Lobster Ravioli, rosemary, thyme and lemon marinated Jidori Chicken, along with a moderately priced, eclectic wine list. We take great pride in our friendly, inviting and unpretentious style of service.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten at Fig Tree about 10 times- both for breakfast and dinner and it's always excellent. Well prepared, slightly unusual California cuisine at its best. Friendly and well informed staff, good wine selection. We like too try new places but often can't resist returning to this really excellent restaurant. Try the Jidori chicken-yum!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My wife and I recently went to The Fig Tree for our five year anniversary. What a wonderful meal! The food was delicious and the service was great. It made for a very nice evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food at Fig Tree is very well done. The service of the waitstaff is impressive. The were very attentive and quick. Food was delicious. Very nice beer and wine list as well. Great place for a quiet, casual dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I went with a coupon the first night. I was so impressed, I took another friend there for brunch two days later. Small and cosy - I asked the waiter for his recommendations as well as researching on Yelp. I recommended it to a group of three who loved it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Amazing ambience. good varied menu, decent prices, good service. never felt rushed! First time patrom, will be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Wasn't awful but wouldn't go back with all of the other fab options available in San Diego. Food was pretty underwhelming. Wet soggy unseasoned spinach, boxed-type pasta with sauce that tasted like it came in a package with the dried pasta. My husband ordered meatballs which were two tiny blobs of meat in broth with beans. Eck. Won't return!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love the relaxed feel of this place and will definitely return to try more dishes."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We made open table reservations for a Friday evening. I was surprised to see only two tables with guests. The waitress was a bit slow but the portions were large. We started with 2 spreads-- both were tastes and they came with plenty of bread. The lamb was ordered medium rare-- it came out medium, but it was still good. We took home leftovers."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Third time dining at Fig Tree and again find the food adequate but nothing to rave about. The sauce on the salmon was very good but the fish was completely overcooked. The mashed potatoes held together but flavorless--tasted watered down. Hubby's pork chop topped with a delicious sauce of apples and onions BUT meat was so overdone that it was tough. Our server was very nice and even brought us a free dessert to compensate for a long wait time for food (no bread or any other pre-meal offering to tide us over). That was a very nice gesture but he can't make up for lackluster entrees."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Our waitress was exceptional and tried to make up for the disappointments about the food. Quantities were huge and unnecessary, but not even presented in an appealing way. The Seared ahi looked grey in color and very unappetizing. Would not recommend or return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Always excellent food, extremely friendly staff, always a table! One of our favorite spots for a good, comfortable meal! A steak was overcooked and they were extremely apologetic, replaced it quickly, kept the other dish warm while we waited and gave us dessert for the inconvenience. A lot of respect for that!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "This has become my new "find" and everyone I bring there loves it, too. The service is as great as the food."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Fig Tree prides itself on local, natural and/or organic fare. And they do great stuff with it. The food was creative - avocado and artichoke tapenade, for one. Good sized portions - like the ravioli! And plenty of choices. The service was also great, and the bill did not require a second mortgage!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Went here to utilize Restaurant Week's great opportunity to try new places. The service was lovely. The ambiance was good though a bit noisy. Only complaint was that the short ribs were just so-so. Lobster ravioli were excellent. Desserts were excellent. We'll try this restaurant again."
    Dined on 9/15/2013