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About FIG

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.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Ocean Avenue & Wilshire Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 319-3111

Website:
http://www.figsantamonica.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Yousef Ghalaini

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

Additional:
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 events@figsantamonica.com to plan your special event at FIG.

FIG Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (17)
Casual (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Healthy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Romantic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (12)
People Watching (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Scenic View (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Always good. Would prefer a table away from the entry.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place to have dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was amazing! The bread balloon is a must with the warm lentils.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Parking is expensive but totally worth it. You might even spot a celebrity like did ..

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (London)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very yummy food and great service, would recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Was there to celebrate with a friend and enjoyed their Happy Hour. It was delicious and even the bottles of wine were 50% off!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The ingredients were very fresh, the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine was delicious. Waitstaff were quite friendly and attentive. Cannot wait to visit again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very nice setting and good food. Very noisy and busy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great atmosphere. It was our first time there and our waitress was extremely nice, helpful and full of knowledge of the menu. Food was amazing as well as the wine. We will definitely go back

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Highly recommend. Great food with enough unique items to make it interesting. Good selection of sharable plates makes it fun to order lots of choices. Would recommend for dinner with friends or a fun business outing.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A very pretty and gracious place to celebrate a friend's birthday. Thought it was a bit pricy for what we had but it was delicious. Menu offered some unusual dishes which were fun to try

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I'll go back there one of these days. Good ambiance, good food. It will fit for any occasions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food at fair price for happy hour. 100 tip included for 3 drinks, veggies, bread, pasta and chicken. Yum!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love love love the food at FIG! My only complaint is that the service tends to be a bit slow moving.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really liked this place. Very good food in a nice ambiance. The only Con is that the entrance is from a corridor inside the structure of a hotel.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was mediocre. My pasta was bland and my friend’s cous cous was not so pleasant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

1/2 off happy hour menu--cant beat that! we had crudo, beet salad, jidori chicken, clams and bread balloon. everything was great especially the salad and clams!

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hugh rocks

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent and so was the service. The ambiance is up to par.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good but not as good on desserts as other courses.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The best dining experience on our ten day trip to California. Incredible happy hour, fabulous food, great service. Truly phenomenal on all levels!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been several times and had great experience. However Christmas Eve was a let down. We ordered the pre-set menu. The food was barely warm and we felt totally rushed.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of my top 3 FAVORITE restaurants in Santa Monica...consistently excellent every time...delicious food-beautiful place-outstanding service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was great the food is delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I have been to FIG several times. The food this time was just okay. Our guests liked it but not rushing back. Service for bread and salad came too quickly and then dinner entrees took a long time. So many other restaurants to try instead of rushing back.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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