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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

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Seasonal (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
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Worth the Drive (9)
Tapas (8)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service great food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 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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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 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 11, 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 7, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 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 29, 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 29, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (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 23, 2017

It was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was great the food is delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 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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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My wife and I were there celebrating our anniversary with another friends couple. This could have been a 5-star review but the restaurant failed at many levels. First, when we were led to our table, the host did not say a word (not even welcoming us) let alone introducing the menu to us (and we were given a menu short). Then, it was a horrible 25 minutes wait before anyone even showed up -- we had to ask who our server was. The server must have a bad day as she didn't have a smile to spare. After we ordered our wine, appetizers and entrees, the appetizers came out right away. It was a terrible mistake for a high-end restaurant like this to mess up with the sequence. The wine was served after another 10 minutes wait. Everything after was standard -- nothing out of extraordinary. Because of the apparently ruined special occasion and embarrassment in front of our friends, I had to bring up this issue with the manager. The manager was apologizing and understandable. She asked for a chance to fix it for us next time by calling her directly to book a reservation. Will I give The Fig another chance? Probably. Do I recommend the restaurant to others? Probably not, until next time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent if not the very best happy hour. Drinks are top drawer. A little confusing with which items are half price. Need reservations especially as the week gets longer in the tooth.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the nearby tables had a group of drunken shrieking girls. I mean drunk and I mean shrieking. I asked them politely to tone it down, to no avail; asked one of the waiters to ask them to tone it down; not sure they understood or cared; as we left I asked to speak to the manager. She arrived stoneyfaced (while the girls Continued to shriek in the background) and she made no apology whatsoever, nor made even a gesture or a smile to show she cared. I was incredibly polite and perfectly reasonable. I complimented the food, the service and the restaurant snd said we visited regularly. She could not have cared 1 jot. This is a high end expensive result and we have been often when it is noisy and accepted that but this was beyond acceptable and the situation was not managed st all by the management. What is your opinion? We were more upset about how the management dealt with us than the issue itself. Very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Vibrant, bustling, loud and hip! Food and service was top notch.... Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

From the moment we entered Fig, our appetites were enticed by the warm Mediterranean spices which fragranced the air. Our waiter, Raul offered great suggestions for both food and wine and had a warm, gregarious personality. We enjoyed the clams with pepper lime relish, kissed with ginger and garlic in a flavorful broth and shishito peppers to start and the wood grilled dourade with a flavorful and bright ginger mignonette as well as the flavorful New York strip steak for our entrees. This restaurant was very lively and crowded, so make sure you get a reservation so you can enjoy this gem of a restaurant!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I took a friend for her 50th birthday. It was a wonderful lunch date. Our server was attentive and good humored. My friend had a berry cocktail and I had a greyhound. They were very "effective" drinks! My friend had the turkey burger with the salt and pepper fries and I had the chicken shawarma with salt and pepper fries. Absolutely tasty! The chicken shawarma was not heavy. . . very light with pickled beets inside. We finished lunch with the salted fudge squares and almond pistachio ice cream. The atmosphere was wonderful . . . just perfect for lunch. We could laugh and talk comfortably plus the tables by the window lookout to the Fairmont's beautiful pool garden.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We are in town as tourist and our main criteria was location. The food and of course the cheese selection was fantastic. Our server was exceptional and made it a very enjoyable experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Met friends there we hadn't seen for several years. Service was wonderful. Hostess, servers
were especially kind and thoughtful as there were some very old ones and some young ones
in our group. One of us forgot something in our car and a very kind "runner" went back to our
car and retrieved the missing letter. Food was delicious and where changes or adjustments needed to be made to a dish, the waiter was very accommodating. We will definately return.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great happy hour deal with 50% off appetisers and some mains. Beautiful setting, great ambience and the food is amazing. Been to Fig a couple of times now.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a restaurant in our neighborhood we went to often, especially for the early 5:00 to 6:00 early bird. Some items on the menu are 50% off. We stopped going thru the summer because being at the Miramar Hotel it was packed. We loved that parking was $5.50 if you ate at the Fig. Well I’m not sure if the 3 choices for 50% off changed chefs but I ordered the chicken and it had no taste. It was served on a can of garbanzo’s with two pieces of what tasted like canned string beans with I’m not sure if they were green onions or lemon grass that were hard and not cooked. Did not send it back but didn’t even reheat it when I got home. My husbands pasta with lamb was just okay. Now the tomato appetizer, the radishes were watery and the tomato’s were good. You would think the little bit of Feta was an endangered species. We had a good bottle of wine which was half off. The desert menu needs a better choice. $12.00 and nothing special and I’ve tried them all. The wait staff is friendly and I probably won’t see them for a while.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food for both shared small plates and full entrees. Staff let us talk for a long time after eating- very much appreciated. Lovely evening- I’ll be back!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fig is a great place to meet up for drinks, appies, and move into dinner. With one of the best happy hours around when most of their dishes and drinks are half price. The great poolside location in the Fairmont Miramar make any occasion awesome. Service is always attentive. Also a great breakfast and brunch location serving up a memorable lemon ricotta pancake.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The staff is so amazing it's a great place to be honestly

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Organic, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fig never disappoints. The fromagerie is awesome - the menu is can please most. the service and staff are excellent. It can be a bit noisy, I wish they could find a way to deal with that. Also you can have people stacked on top of you as the seating options can leave you in an undesirable location.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We just had the best experience and loved everything! The wait staff and hostess were phenomenal. I accidentally made reservations for the wrong day and they helped us find a reservation at another restaurant. We went back to Fig for our reservation the next night. It was worth the wait. We are traveling with a 7.5 yr old so randomly lucked into the best happy hour ever. Drinks and food were outstanding and fresh!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was awful. The portions were so strange. Our party of three was given the same amount of food as the party of four next to us. Dessert was two individually portioned desserts meant to split among four. Almost every dish was just dry, even the salads. For the price, I expected a lot more, especially from this restaurant.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a great brunch with the family. Nothing special but well prepared and really nice staff. Will come back again

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I was disappointed. The food was not as delicious as it had been when I was there earlier in the year; the crust of the pizza was undercooked, and the beets were bland, in great need of salt, pepper, and other seasoning. The lunch was to celebrate the 90th birthday of my companion, and there was nothing special for dessert--two kinds of cookies and gelato--each $8.00: rather steep for these three choices--so we went elsewhere for a delicious pastry.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy
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