FIG

4.5
1792 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
A seasonal neighborhood 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 Jason Prendergast, Cheese and Charcuterie Bar, approachable wines by the glass, and a signature cocktail program.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1792 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was a great server, with fantastic suggestions. Will be back again.

MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstandingly DELICIOUS, and an impeccable service!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday breakfast

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary brunch

EP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pasta, salads and drinks - service was friendly and attentive.

r
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The meal and service at FIG were very disappointing. I have been to FIG before and had a lovely meal and service, so this surprised me. At first the waiter was rude to us and would not answer my friend's questions, later during our meal his attitude got better, but it was rocky at the start. The main complaint, though, is the halibut. It was overcooked, watery, and had zero seasonings. It had absolutely no taste. Not too impressed by the situation and even with the menu being 1/2 off from 5-6 p.m. I'm not sure I would choose to come here again.

TL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't like my first meal and our server immediately replaced it with a cup of soup until my meal came which was delicious. I love the ambience and the food!

UK
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A creative menu of locally sourced produce in the heart of the Fairmont Hotel. Lunch time can be noisy as some tables are just a little too close for comfort. Overall a good location for most for business meetings or just brunch with friends. Added bonus of discounted valet parking.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally good food, great staff - Matt is a great waiter and a just all round good dude - a bit pricey compared to some other options in the area but tied to a high end, guess it's to be expected.

I'd recommend and we'll definitely go back.

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GB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service. One of my favorite restaurants in town.

OC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere at Fig. The food was delicious... I got the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry butter and my husband ordered the kimchi fried rice with poached eggs. Highly recommend both dishes. I feel the price was fair for the quality of food and for the atmosphere of the restaurant. Service was good... it just took a while for us to get our check considering it wasn't too busy at the time, but not a big deal. Would definitely come here again.

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff!!

BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was bland, the meal was expensive for what we received and the service wasn't great.

SO
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice breakfast, sat indoors, service was very good and all the food tasted very nice. Was higher end on prices but we knew that from checking out the menu first.
Would come again

M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, and great recommendations from the waiter Jordan.

M
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burger was divine. We came here for lunch midweek. The atmosphere was so lovely that I felt like I was on vacation. The service was great. Overall, a fantastic experience.

JV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had breakfast at FIG. Unfortunately, we had to wait very long for the food to be served.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

maybe yes. Last ate here in February-- much quieter, better menu. My braised beef ribs were dry and my guest fish was just okay

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It took them 45min to take an order for breakfast and another 45min to bring them. Nothing of the food or the ambiance was special. Do not sit outside as you will be sitting by the pool as if it is 3 star all included holiday village. Just do not bother going to this reataurant.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We went for weekend brunch, and the menu options were delicious. I also loved the ambience.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

good food, nice ambiance but between appetizers and dinner we waited 45 minutes at least. a bit noisy if you want to talk as well

m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner while vacationing in California. Happy hour is the best I’ve come across - entire menu 50% off. Food & service were awesome. Great wines by glass. Loved the oysters & hamachi crudo. Best was the bread balloon.

M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails are so good here. Recommend the cucumber press! Everything on the menu was great

MN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for Breakfast. Really busy and really loud. Took a very long time to get our food, but it was very good. Not the restaurant’s fault, but Valet was horrendous. Took me almost an hour to get my car. I understand they want to make hotel guests a priority, but it was really ridiculous. My advice, park on the street or in one of the near by self park lots ... unless you have a lot of time to kill.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

The food fell short, and not much ambiance. It’s probably a better lunch spot. Next to the hotel pool.

L
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, innovative interesting food, good service. The only downside is the noise level is really really bad unless you score a table outside. The happy hour seems to spill over and everyone is very...um..happy and LOUD. A kind hostess said she would text us when a better table was available, so we went to the lobby bar for a drink. We also had breakfast and lunch there during our stay and again, great food and service, but really bad acoustics.

KC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat on the outside by choice for the 5:00 pm happy hour specials (50% off all menu items and drinks). Outside seating is next to the hotel pool and facing west towards the setting sun. It can become very warm but the ambient noise level is much lower than inside. Good experience but advance reservations for the happy hour times are essential.

E
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great staff and all 5 of us loved our food from appetizers, entrees, wine and a peach desert! Yum!!!

BM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to Fig was wonderful. The food was outstanding as was the service.
Little disappointed that we were overlooking the pool, otherwise GREAT and we will be back.
Thank you
Beverllllllly

BW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered from the Dine LA menu. While it was limited both our selections were delicious. Our server was amazing. We’ll go back.

RF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice outdoor seating option overlooking the pool. Love that the food is organic and sustainable. Yummy too!

g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with my wife for dinner and had one dineLa meal appetizer and drinks. Food is good ambience is nice service was OK. The only disappointment was when we got the bill. I’ve been coming here for 10 years for dining and for Diane & LAs and was a little taken back by seeing they charged 20% gratuity on the entire bill and then 10.25% Santa Monica tax on the bill and gratuity. I don’t understand how that could be ethical or legal especially without Any notification

MM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and great service/waiter--Jason. Like the outside bar for a cocktail before dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way

SG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn’t know the dineLA menu was not offered on the weekend. Disappointed, at first, but our waiter, Jerry, was wonderful and our selections off the brunch menu was delicious. It was a joyful lunch...we will be back! Thank you.

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good and the setting quite nice, but the service very slow...

ES
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, classy and comfortable ambiance, attentive yet discreet service.

v
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

After all the reviews I decided to try this place. I still can’t understand all the hype about this place. Way over priced, tasteless food. I ordered a drink first then my meal. My appetizer came, no drink, once they cleared the appetizer, the entree came within 3 minutes, still no drink! The waiter asked me what I ordered 4 times! Write it down if you have horrible short memory recall. This pretentiousness of not writing stuff down is ridiculous. It doesn’t make you a better server, in fact, the complete opposite!

I ordered the spinach salad which was definitely not worth $16. It was spinach with 3 small pieces of bacon. No pepper offered!

The Branzino I ordered per the recommendation of the server. It was luke warm and flavorless!

Luckily it was happy hour so I didn’t have to pay full price! This was NOT worth the $77 price tag!

Horrible! By far, one of the worst meals I’ve had in Santa Monica! I should have known better that over priced, pretentious hotel food does not make for a good meal! My bad!

I’ll never dine here again! At least if I’m the one paying!

M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was super yummy. Balloon bread is a must have in spite of the price.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food are just ok. I try the dine LA price was ok ...

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