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A seasonal Mediterranean 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 by Executive Chef Yousef Ghalaini, Cheese and Charcuterie Bar, approachable wines by the glass, and a signature cocktail program.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mediterranean, Californian, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Daily
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Daily
Saturday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Ocean Avenue & Wilshire Blvd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is $7 with validation for 2.5 hours. Standard Valet rates apply after 2.5 hours. Street parking and public garage parking also available in neighborhood.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining Room with seating for up to 20.
Private Party Contact:
Pete Alles, Peter.Alles@fairmont.com: (310) 576-7777 ext. 3111
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please telephone us at (310) 576-7777 x 3111 or email us at email@example.com to plan your special event at FIG.
FIG Ratings and Reviews
Kids' nenu is good. Our 10 year old liked the hamburger. The bread (balloon), while bland, has the perfect texture for the hummus and eggplant.
The choices for vegetarian large plates are okay, nothing to crave. Fabulous tomato soup but the cabbage was good but too salty. The chicken was perfect and tender.
The appetizers are amazing -best broccoli ever! Shishito peppers are perfectly seasoned and cooked. Too often, we've got them overdone to the point of being soggy.
I had a business meeting. Appetizer- Bread balloon was excellent and a tomato soup that we were told was outstanding was very average. I had the shrimp tacos that were absolutely the terrible. How a restaurant in the Fairmount could serve that is beyond me. Service was very professional but lacked warmth. I have no interest in spending $75 for such a meal for two again. Food Trucks are far better. They need to up their game.
Good variety of food choices on the menu. Thought for sure Fig Burger would’ve been perfectly cooked, but medium turned out to be toward well done & dry. Asked for crisp fries & they weren’t. What turned out to be a pleasant surprise, pizza margarita was best part of the meal. Ice cream & sorbet for dessert, was good way to end lunch.
I am always a little weary of hotel restaurants but Fig had good reviews so we chose to go for my birthday brunch. Do not waste your time. The service was slow, rushed and unapologetic. The food is gross. Gluten free pancakes tasted microwaved (plenty of better places for them in Santa Monica) and the eggs were hard, browned in spots and inexcusable. The gluten free bread was straight out of a grocery store. And to top if off, the valet forgot to get our car.
Great and attentive service, but very disappointed with portion size. My friend and I got the charcuterie plate ($25) and Eric's stash of cheeses ($26), and were surprised when both boards showed up with minimal amounts of food. We finished both and were still quite hungry, so we went to another restaurant down the street to get something else to eat.
There are many other delicious restaurants on the westside where you can get the same amount of meats and cheeses for a much lower price.
An odd, and limited menu left my party of 4 looking for something that would be interesting, but tasty. The hummus that was ordered with the Bread Balloon was tasteless, but the concept was exciting, taken down by a bland offering. My dining partners were eager to order the octopus, which is advertised on their website, but it is not served at lunch.
Service here was great, made a reservation three days in advance and was seated immediately. Servers were all very friendly and helpful, never had to wait long for anything. We tried the squid, beats and clams which were all excellent. Its a bit noisy in here but the atmosphere was great and we ended up spending the remainder of the night at The Bungalow which was also super fun. Would definitely come back here for another date with the wife.
Had a delicious meal as always but when we presented our validated ticket, the valet insisted we had been there 5 1/2 hours!! We spent exactly 2.5 hours there and were supposed to be charged the special Fig rate of $7.50 but instead he refused to accept the truth and demanded $38.50 in cash!!! Our ticket was even one digit off from our companions’ (we arrived 1 minute after they did) but even the manager could not help us. What a disservice to this otherwise reliably yummy and fun spot.
The food was delicious i would recommend trying the fresh baked balloon bread , amazing!
The restaurant was fully booked when we dined so if you are expecting a quite dining experience this is not the place. We had outstanding service and there was a very good varied menu choice with interesting Middle eastern flavours
I was in town for business and had one night to eat in Santa Monica. The reviews for Fig were great and the fact that it was in the Fairmont was a bonus to me as I have always had success in Fairmont restaurants. From the greeting at the door to the careful choice for a woman on her own with an offer of a magazine to read, I knew I was off to a good start. The happy hour offerings were exceptional and did not disappoint. I had the lamb pasta and ate every bite. I will be back with my group when we come back.
My family and I love this place. We all share the same opinion that Happy Hour at Fig is far and away the best deal in town. Love the freshness of the ingredients; the creativity and Mediterranean flavor to many of the items--i.e., the use of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and assorted, more exotic spices; and most notably, the frequent use of the wood burning oven. For instance, the chef is able to turn an often unexciting chicken item into a mouth-wateringly, delicious chicken dish. And, the dessert involving strawberries cooked in the wood oven is not only superb, but it's revelatory.
Why make a reservation? Expect to wait despite scheduling a reservation. Additionally, expect to be seated at terrible tables and to be served by waiters who won't ask you how you like your meat cooked.
This was by far one of the worst restaurants I have been to in terms of service.
We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation (12:52 for a 12:45 reservation), usually that is acceptable but this hostess was clearly off her game. No tables inside were open so we informed her that we were comfortable waiting at the bar. 15 minutes later we are still waiting and the restaurant is beginning to empty...although the waters are taking quite a long time to clear them. The hostess finally comes up to us to seat us but places us at a table right next to the door to the garden which defeated the purpose of us waiting for an inside table. We sit down at the bar again and told the hostess we were fine waiting for the table that we wanted (as we said this the empty tables were still empty & needing to be cleared)... Five minutes later after making eye contact with the manager we were finally seated only to be greeted with terrible service.
We sent back our burgers back twice: the first time, the waiter took our order but did not ask how we wanted our burgers cooked - we didn't realize this until our burgers came out very rare.... we sent them back and asked for our burgers to be cooked until medium. That did not happen, the burgers came out cooked to the same degree...
Our reservation was made well ahead of time and we still had to insist to be sitted at a table that would actually fit our group of 5 as we were at first squeezed into a small table encroaching on the waiters' path from the kitchen. The waitress was very pleasant but failed to provide information that would have improved our selection: we ordered appetizers to share and received platters bearing only 4 items for our table of 5. A simple heads up would have Allow us to plan around it. All the appetizers were outstanding and I strongly recommend sticking to that part of the menu. It took 45 minutes for the main courses to arrive and most were a disappointment. The vegetatian pasta was the worst: watery and the "at least 7 vegetables" were slivers of multicolored peppers. However the hanger steak was a big hit which we all either shared or wished we could.
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