FIG

4.3
1818 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

About

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.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
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vipandrewg
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Courtney was a very good server. The table outside was lovely.
The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing-we got a half order.
The fruit plate was really just a small bowl of cut up fruit for 14.00-maybe not worth it.

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AnneW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance and decorations are beautiful. The cheese is also really good but a little overpriced. Love the farm to table

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LizW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family often goes to Fig for special occasion brunches. The setting is lovely and the food is always delicious. Servers are on top of things without hovering and are pleasant but not intruisively friendly. We always have a good experience.

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GrowL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came in on a Saturday for lunch, a bit noisy with lots of people here. But our server was really punctual and food were very quick to arrive too. We ordered Fig Burger, Breakfast Burrito, Margherita Pizza and Steak Salad. Burger was very much cooked to my liking - medium rare and very tasty. Breakfast Burrito came with sour cream and salsa, no guacamole, no fries either but with a few chopped tomatoes, tasted very good too. Pizza was ok, not particular memorable, a bit burnt on the back of the dough (too blackened) . Salad was a big disappointment though. The steak was not a good quality beef, Beets tasted like came from a can, the only dish we did not like. But overall its a good place to have lunch, just don't order the steak salad.

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anonymous
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great creative food, nice setting, fantastic service and the happy hour is a serious bargain. wasn't expecting it, so a nice plus.

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yduj
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I only have one negative thing to say. It is very noisy. If you are more than 1-3 people it is going to be difficult to carry on a conversation. Everything else about this restaurant is wonderful. I would definitely go back again and recommend to others. Just be prepared for the noise level.

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vipDecart
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can't get enough of Fig Happy Hour (5-6)PM. Loved the duck and pappardelle is always fabulous. We live locally and dine here frequently. Couldn't give service a 5th star because it's really busy at happy hour.

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JordanR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best duck I've ever had--melts in your mouth and has a crispy outside for texture in a sweet and savory sauce. Amazing places for either a business dinner or date night. Would absolutely come back again.

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vipKiki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaaaamazing! Ambiance is fabulous, plants hanging from the ceiling, gorgeous dining area, open doors to the pool area, soft lighting, great for a couple or group. The service -- outstanding! The manager came to check on us, the waitstaff was always there, we felt completely taken care of. The food? I would suggest the squid ink pasta, it was our favorite. We also tried the lobster pasta, it was also delicious but the squid ink was so very good. The Fairmont Hotel where it is located is a beautiful resort -- if you are there on a Fri/Sat night, the Bungalows night area is very popular for drinks and very large with a lot of different areas to sit and have a drink/chat. We will definitely be back when we return to Santa Monica!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. We were recommended the best options. I had the duck breast and it was perfect. Cozy place.

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vipKelseyC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wow - I don’t have a single bad thing to say about this place. My friends and I had the delight of having Jerry as our server, and let’s just say, I wish there was a Jerry at every restaurant in Los Angeles. Such a treat.

Ambiance is amazing - you can people watch those by the pool while still enjoying the beautiful, light, airy atmosphere of the restaurant itself. Lush hanging plants with white tile backdrops? It’s food for your Instagram stories.

We’ll be back! We love it here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Both main dishes, the crab and short rib were very average. The crab was salty and the short rib was dry.

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vipJackell
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute late booking after finding a private party occupying a. Local dive that I like. The space is pretty and elegant. The service and food were exemplary. The cocktails really stood out . This was a very nice find .

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LonaS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great happy hour from 5-6pm, but don't expect the best service
because they get very busy during this hour and don't have enough
personel to handle it. We waited 25 minutes for a drink.

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, the service great, the noise level was bad. Very hard to have a conversation and hear without straining.

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viphappydiner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Delicious creative food and the best service in town. Thank you!

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AlexanerS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! They did everything to accommodate me and me family of 4 !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our dinner at Fig was great, although a bit overpriced for the amount of food you get. We also ordered a $55 bottle of wine, and when they brought us our check they charged us $60 for the bottle. It wasn’t worth arguing over $5 for us, but it was an odd oversight.

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heathert
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fig continues to be our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is fresh and always delicious, the ambience lovely and the staff so helpful and friendly.

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vipCMP1
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant was very busy and the service was slow although the server was very friendly. My food was excellent. My husband’s steak was cooked perfectly but served warm. The gals at the table next to us were inappropriately loud. The noise level almost gave me a headache. We talked about relocating everything to a quieter area outside by the pool. And sadly they were out of the two desserts we had hoped to try.

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Plainjane
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the creativity of the combinations. The branzino appetizer, the plum & nectarine salad, beautiful to the eye and delicious to taste.

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vipDarthdine
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had high expectations, however these were not matched. The food was poorly cooked. I complained to the waitress and instead of getting management she took upon herself to remove a glass of wine from the bill. I hate freebies. Don’t solve the issues and are consistently use as a muzzle.
We were hotel guests, and we will never go back to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food! Will recommend and come back in future.

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DianaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! A bit of a line for reservations when you first arrive but line moves VERY quickly (a minute or so). Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarthaG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch

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EveP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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viprl2013
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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TamiL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipUKCountryGent
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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MARKB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Mb

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GaryB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OliviaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Shash
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff!!

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BillieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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SaraO
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipMonique86
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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