Moreton Fig

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$30 and under
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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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Join us in the lounge or on the patio every weekday from 4pm-6pm for our special Happy Hour menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Tables are too close together. Loud rumbling noise underneath the floor and vibration. Servers took too long to approach the table and take our order. Food is overpriced given taste/flavor. Only redeeming factor is it's close to Bovard Hall.

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Jason
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Main course rather sparse considering the price.

Not especially tasty, either; sorry.

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vipAlixT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!

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hungryme
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints about any aspect of the experience. Being able to enjoy conversation over lunch was great.

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StephanieP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! First time for dinner. Definitely going back!! Noise level great. Could actually have a conversation!!

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Isaidyes
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seasonal food, great service, nice ambiance, always a pleasant experience

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Virg
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We waited a long for our food to be served. Servers were nice. everything was nice and clean.

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DonW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The meal and service was great, the only complaint I have is how long it took the deserts to be served.

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vipSunshine
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bread was great, service was okay, the time we had to wait to get our food (I know it's not the server) was ridiculously long. We almost missed our event. Food for the price was below par. We will not be attending this restaurant ever again and we'll pass the word on to other Trojan families. SO disappointed.

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RMA1
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual, our meal was great. Our server was particularly fantastic.

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KerryE
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven't been here in a while, even though I work at USC. This time, both the meal and the service were good, even though no one came to refill our drinks until I asked them to. That's the only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five. Also, the value varies from entree to entree. I thought the value was good for what I ordered, but some of the other items are a bit pricey, especially for lunch.

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MichaelC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will return for lunch on December 5 and then I have planned my retirement party there. I recommend Moreton Fig to all!

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MarilynB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall the experience is very good except that the waiter made an error in taking our food order which made our lunch time a bit longer. Thank you.

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AudiaD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I usually have a good experience at Moreton Fig when I'm with a group or with supervisor, but today I was with a friend and the service seemed sub-par. Why would a person who doesn't appear to be wait staff (manager?) be bringing my food and my condiments to my table? My friend said her chicken sandwich was under-cooked which was another issue. It took a while for our server to engage us and it seems that Moreton Fig does not recognize parties of two as being as important as larger groups. I didn't feel like I received the service that I am accustomed to and I didn't enjoy the meal as much as I had hoped to.

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JRF23
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Morten Fig. Staff is sweet and helpful always.

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MichaelC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great again and I will be returning 4 more times before the end of the calendar year. The Cuban sandwich was a big hit. The Garden burger crumbled and fell apart. There are better options for a meatless burger today and I recommend you study the matter and switch to a better product.

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vipPeggyM
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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vipPhilB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best open to all dining experience on USC's campus, other than the more restricted University Club. Creative menu and well-presented items. Limited wine list but nice options. Servers were great on our last 2 visits. Beautiful patio under the historic Moreton Fig trees. If you are on campus and want a cut above college cafeteria or fast food dining, this is the place.

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NichelleH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Today I sat outside and started my experience with the Watermelon Lemonade. For my entree, I had the Lobster Tacos with the salsa mixture on the side. (next time I'll have them apply it as it was tasty). It was accompanied with a nice mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette. Another amazing lunch Moreton Fig. You never disappoint.

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DavidS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Morton Fig is my go-to lunch place for meetings with colleagues and/or friends.

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MichaelC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moreton Fig is my favorite restaurant. I just started my 38th year at USC, and Moreton Fig is where I am having all my Farewell lunches and dinners....I retire from teaching on December 5

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LompocTom
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife had the trout, I had the salmon, both were very good, would have them again. Service was attentive but not bothersome. Live ambiance music until 6 was fun, I wish we had come by a bit earlier.

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TerrenceG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The ambiance is very nice, the servers are all at the top of their game---very efficient and professional and also cordial. The lunch menu is eclectic and has something for every taste and appetite. Thankfully, the menu is not complicated and there were only two "specials" announced which was perfectly brief for a lunch date. Again, simplicity and efficiency are the key words here. In and out in one hour and satisfied with our experience made going back to work easier. Although the decibel level can be challenging, there is a surrounding elegance there that undeniably adds to dining pleasure.

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RMA1
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio dining and service. The best option at USC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding parking was unusually complex compared to.other restaurants but considering is inside USC this place is great. Food was elaborated but simple and super tasty. Location and patio area were terrific.

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MichaelC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant to visit on the USC campus. I take Parents, new Faculty, and Guests exclusively to this location when they visit. I will return.

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vipfoodmac
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great place to eat when you are on campus. Great food with lots of food selections. Service is great as well as the layout of the restaurant.

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MarkH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely lunch spot on the USC campus. Fresh food and friendly service make this a terrific option. A bit pricey for students alone, but perfect for when parents come to visit.

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EmilyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is a lovely place to dine, and lunch was tasty. The salads were very fresh, and the burgers were delicious. Impressed at the service as we were on a tight schedule and had placed our order ahead of time--and they were very timely and made sure we were in and out in an hour!

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DebbieD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch all around. Would come back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location with dinner under a large tree. The food was good as was the service.

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vipTL2018
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

This restaurant is nice for on-campus special meals, but it's expensive ($16 appetizers?) and loud (too many hard surfaces reflecting sound). While expensive, the quality of the food is VERY good, and portions are reasonable for the price. Service can be spotty - - it can be hard to get your server's attention if you need a refill or want to order something extra. Still, it's convenient, more formal than other campus eateries, and nice enough to take your parents out for an upscale meal on-campus.

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SteveM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our firt visit to Moreton Fig was a disappointment. It was a slow night, and the staff was not attentive. After about 15 mintes someone brought water and apologized for the wait, as did our waiter who arrived shortly thereafter. My wife and I both tried the chicken pasta and we were both disappointed. The chicken was mostly dark meat and the sauce had an out-of-the-can flavor. Once we had been served the entrees no one checked on us until I finally asked someone for the bill.

The idea of an upscale restaurant on the USC campus is a good one. We visit the campus for the excellent concerts at the Thornton School of Music, and would enjoy this restaurant more often if they could deal wth the food and service issues.

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Isaidyes
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting under the giant Moreton Fig tree. great attentive service. the menu had a variety of choices and we enjoyed our salads and burgers.

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vipJodiS
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service during a difficult day with an overwhelming number of people without reservations being fairly abusive to staff. Good was wonderful. Wine recommendation was perfect. Love the butterscotch pot du creme!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best food on campus. I would come again. Service was a little slow, but it was busy, so that's understandable.

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LindaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience with our son dining there. the food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the service was fantastic. We would recommend this to all

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JackR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing that a place this high end is located right in the m