Moreton Fig

4.6
449 reviews
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Contemporary American
Moreton Fig is a unique USC Hospitality concept located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The stylish, vibrant restaurant features an open kitchen, full bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio anchored by USC's historic Moreton Bay Fig Trees. The menu focuses on seasonal and market driven cuisine with options to suit students, faculty, administrators and the public alike.

Moreton Fig is currently open for Lunch and Dinner service Monday thru Friday.




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GH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's favorite restaurant around USC. She would eat there everyday if I let her.

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DS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was really good. Our waitress was really nice but not that knowledgable about the food. The food came out quickly which was great because we were headed to and event near the USC campus. The parking is a bit confusing and their website give instructions that are a bit incomplete. I would definitely go back though since the food was really good, people very nice and if you are going to the Shrine or anywhere near USC it's a great option!

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AP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Moreton Fig for my birthday. Having graduated from the University of Southern California, and being a proud alumnus, I was looking forward to a wonderful experience. I was not disappointed. It met all of my expectations. So if you have a concert at The Shrine auditorium, I recommend eating at Moreton fig. Excellent food. Great location. Outstanding service. Reasonable prices for fine dining.

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RJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Moreton Fig for their excellent service and great food!

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LM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was extremely salty!!! I ordered the Classic Burger and only ate half. Took the other half with me, and then threw it away. Even the Kennbec Chips were salty...I love salty chips but they were much too salty.

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a new waiter, he was an excellent improvement over our last 3 visits.

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L
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the SC Club sandwich and kennebec fries.

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We ate inside as there was a private party that had reserved the whole outdoor area. The noise inside was deafening, so much so that we had to change our table to what we hoped would be a quieter area. Even then, we almost had to yell to hear each other. It wasn't that the other diners were particularly noisy; it is that all the surfaces--walls, ceilings, etc.--are hard and sound reflective, serving to magnify the auditory volume. Given the gross incompetence of the original design for an upscale University dining area in which a venue for comfortable conversation should have been a prime value, the Fig is in desperate need for an extreme makeover with sound absorbing materials. On a previous occasion, I had a generous-sized, delicious portion of lamb chops. This time, the lamb chops were again quite tasty but, unfortunately, they were so tiny and served with almost nothing else, not even mint jelly, that we left hungry.

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GC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Wonderful venue, average (or below average) food (overcooked), awful service.

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the food is generally good (especially the cheeseburgers and fries), service to place your order is quite slow. I strongly suggest looking at the menu before visiting so you can place your entire order the FIRST time your server comes to your table. Otherwise it may take another 20 minutes before you see your server again!

Skip the appetizers (a very poor value) and order a basket of chips or fries and a Mac & Cheese (with extra bacon) to share. It can get very loud very quickly - - there are too many hard surfaces that reflect sound and not enough soft surfaces to absorb it.

Although the menu is fairly limited and the food a bit pricy, it's one of the nicer places to eat dinner if you're already on-campus for an event.

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OT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is an excellent choice for a special occasion on the USC campus.

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Good food great service

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EF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice meal -- the steelhead salmon was very good. They are allergy aware, and service was great.

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R
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I am a regular at Moreton Fig. On this particular occasion the Service was not nearly as good as usual. I will certainly come again as it has always been excellent in the past.

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DS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morton Fig remains my go-to place for taking colleagues and visitors to lunch.

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GC
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner with great food. Menu isn't huge, but our party each ordered a different item and each was excellent.

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KC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sitting outside under the big fig tree is wonderful.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was very friendly but it really is frustrating to w

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu is very limited at dinner time
The chicken sugo fettuccine had very little chicken - I would say less than a half breast
There was no dinner salad main course option
The location is good - for those who work at SC - it's easy to meet other colleagues without having to leave campus

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LM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The outdoor dining patio is very lovely. You are looking out onto the USC campus with all the foot traffic that comes with that.

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RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A very good restaurant located next to the student services center so very convenient for visitors and others as well as people on campus. Service can be spotty, including getting wrong orders, often takes time to get the bill at the end of a meal, etc. But still, a very good on-campus option.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly courteous good service
Catered to our special needs

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TN
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious short rib

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took some new employees here as a way to introduce them to USC. We arrived to our reservation a bit late but the hostess was really nice about it. Got seated fairly quickly and had our order taken just as fast. Server was friendly and helpful in giving us recommendations. I ended up getting the club sandwich which was great! Everyone at the table really enjoyed their food as well. It was really easy for us to have a conversation as the noise level was pretty low. Overall great experience!

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NH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moreton Fig is one of my favorite go to spots for lunch. I just love the vibe, the service and the food is amazing! The Chef does a great job with keeping the menu fresh and friendly for us foodies.

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GD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine here often. My Cobb salad yesterday was terrific. I have decided to steer clear of meat dishes, both for haalth reasons and because I’ve been occasionally disappointed with some of their meat offerings (often overlooked, skimpy).

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TQ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, the food and the service from everyone we came in contact with that afternoon.
Parking is far and steep but validating customers makes up for it. Thank you.

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JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale but reasonably priced restaurant at USC Student Union. A Great Trojan experience!

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Extremely disappointed this trip. The former bus boy was promoted to waiter, and should not have been.
Complained that my steak was overdone, ( I ordered medium rare, and it was clearly medium well) he disappeared for 1/2 an hour until my supervisor complained, then he came back with an attitude.
I left without eating, while watching my 3 coworkers eat, no apologies from the waitstaff.
I should have complained to the manager right them, but was so upset that I would have used inappropriate language. Mind you, we have held monthly meetings here since it opened.
The 20% auto tip on Requisitions is ridiculous, especially when the service was horrendous!
We will be taking our meetings off campus in the future.

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AR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside on the patio on a cool early evening. We arrived ahead of our reservation and were seated promptly. The service was excellent and the ambience delightful during the post Baccalaureate family celebration.

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LU
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is tasty, service generally very good, lovely atmosphere. On a nice day, it's hard to beat.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We waited 90 minutes between ording and being served sandwiches. When asking about service, the server acted as though we were out of line for asking for timely service. No apology; no return business.

This was not my first bad experience. In the future, I will go off campus.

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CC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Quick lunch with colleagues. First time and difficulty locating it.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The quality of the food is good, but the dinner menu is way over-priced, with tiny quantities of food for appetizers, though with full-entrée prices. The lunch menu is a lot more reasonable.

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had one of their classic burgers with fries; it was decent, but since this is the "nicest" restaurant on the USC campus, it's always pretty pricy. For two people, expect to pay anywhere between $45-70.

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DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio dining was such a pleasure since CA weather is always pleasant!

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DE
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

With another couple, we dined here prior to a lecture on the USC campus. The ambiance is fine, the food reasonably good, and the prices, while not inexpensive, are not excessive. The service was a bit slow, but there was a very large party adjacent to our table which, understandably, was labor intensive. I don't believe it's worth going to this restaurant unless you have an occasion to be on the USC campus -- otherwise it is a bit challenging to get to (and there is a $12 self-parking fee.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Every time my friends and I go to the book festival, we eat here. The food and the service are first rate. The beauty of that tangled-up tree adds to the refreshing, calming setting. Certainly beats the food trucks.

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NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a high quality restaurant in a campus setting. The patio is especially pleasant under the shade of the Moreton Fig trees that are the source of the name. Always worth checking out the specials. The salads are great here and incorporate ingredients grown on campus. The staff are friendly and attentive and make dining here a treat whatever the occasion.

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great place on USC Campus - We had dinner there the night before a campus visit for a prospective student. We sat outside on a very pleasant southern cal evening; just enjoying dinner and watching the 'campus scene'. The service was very good, food was very good. Really a super-pleasant evening and for us, a great introduction to the USC Campus environment.

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