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About Moreton Fig

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.




3607 Trousdale Park Way, Ronald Tutor Campus Center at USC
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed (Except for USC Home Game Days)

Guests can park on campus for a refundable $12.00 in any of the parking structures. Parking Structure A located at Gate #1 has the most direct route to Moreton Fig and is located off Exposition and Watt Way. In order to be reimbursed, please present your stamped dining receipt from Moreton Fig to the gate attendant to reclaim the $12.00. *Please note, validated parking is not available for game days or special events.

Cross Street:
Figueroa & Exposition

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 821-3441

Website:
http://www.moretonfig.com/

Parking Details:
Guests can park on campus for a refundable $10.00 in any of the parking structures. Parking Structure A located at Gate #1 has the most direct route to Moreton Fig and is located off Exposition and Watt Way. In order to be reimbursed, please present your stamped dining receipt from Moreton Fig to the gate attendant to reclaim the $10.00. *Please note, validated parking is not available for game days or special events.

Public Transit:
Take the USC (UPC) shuttle from Union Station and exit the 2nd stop which is McClintock. Head down Trousdale Parkway and we are located on the right side just past Childs Way.

Expo Line - Expo Park/USC Station

Executive Chef:
Mireya Medina

Private Party Facilities:
Thank you for your interest in Moreton Fig on the University of Southern California campus.

Currently we have one private dining room available with a capacity for 12 people. If you need space for a larger group please contact us directly for more information on private dining opportunities.

Private Party Contact:
Jessica Ayala: (213) 740-5956

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Moreton Fig Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

I eat here often because I must - -- I work at USC and its the best place to go for me for several reasons: 1) one of the few dining places on or near campus that 2) serves alcohol and 3) is quiet for business meetings. Having said that, my complaints are all things that would be nice to see improved. 1. Menu- the menu is rather conservative and also seemingly never changes. If you eat there as often as I do, it really feels this way. How 'bout one special per night??

2. Food is a) generally delicious , but food portions are b) small and c) overpriced.
Re: Ambiance - stated plainly, I really, really dislike the interior. It feels like a very dated version of a Man Cave - dark. Lighting is truly awful - seems to be CFL throughout, so you and your dining companions are bathed in an icky greenish light. Worst place to sit - directly underneath the open kitchen - there, you are bathed in full on bright white light from the kitchen, plus you get the kitchen noise.
If weather permits, eat outside under the glorious Moreton Fig trees.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

There was some confusion on who our waiter was so we were seated but had to wait a little while. Once a waiter was assigned to us everything was great

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We came here on a week night. It was pretty quiet. The food was excellent and the service good. I️ would come back without hesitation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was horrendous. There were 2 waiters and nobody even came over to our table for the first 45 minutes we were seated.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I usually have a very good experience, but my guest and I both had a salmon salad and it was overdressed and it was like they put the salmon through a meat grinder. The texture was bad and there were some bad bits of salmon as well. The mushroom soup was terrific.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A very pleasant experience. We were on a tight time deadline, so we ordered from the menu in advance of our arrival. All was well-synchronized and very pleasant service. I'd go again for business in a heartbeat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always excellent, Morton Fig continues to be impressive in its quality and superb service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We found this restaurant because we were going to an event at Bovard Auditorium and it is close by, on USC campus. Not busy on an early Monday evening. Each of the 3 dishes we had was delicious. Service was good, as our server let us know this was only his second day! A few goof ups but all handled very well. I will go again the next time I need to be on campus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was average. I had salad with poached salmon...the salmon tasted like it was canned, but the price suggested otherwise. I took my son there, as he is a student and had not been there before.
Very disappointing and slow service, but not too busy in restaurant. His veggie burger was average. We will not go again.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

took about 45 minutes to get four salads; hard to recommend restaurant for business lunches

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Conveniently located on the USC campus. Food is a bit pricey, but good. Service was excellent. Ambience was very nice for a campus restaurant, although a bit noisy. Overall, very good dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our food was cold and overcooked when it arrived 45 minutes after we ordered it.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

2 couples went because we were on campus to see the Endeavor, The New Village, and the IMAX Amazon Adventure. We were thrilled to have an upscale yet comfortable choice on campus. I would recommend it to everyone there. There is always such energy on the USC campus. The receptionist was good to us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wrong menu given us. Drinks took almost half-an-hour to come. Food was not hot. Waitress was 'teaching' a new recruit - it should have been the other way around!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I think this is the best of the lunch options on the University of Southern California campus. The interior space is nice, or you can eat outside under the tree. The menu was interesting and the food was quite good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great spot to go to before a USC football game. The menu was a bit small. I wish they had an appretizer menu. The club sandwich and chips were good

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Meal was good. Service was extremely slow, much more so than usual, and they messed up one of our orders.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I had planned a special lunch with my daughter on the USC campus following her admissions tour of the university. I made a reservation at Moreton Fig and was looking forward to a nice lunch with my daughter in a beautiful location on campus. The food was fine, but we never saw our waiter after we ordered, and we waited so long and were never presented the bill, so I had to estimate the tab and leave cash (rather than preferred credit card payment.) Disappointing, but possibly I will give them another try when we are back on campus, since the atmosphere on the outdoor patio is very nice.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

the day we were there our server was exceptionally busy. She is usually excellent and she was unable to keep up with the demands on her as she waited on too many tables who all showed up at the same time. It was unfortunate, as we were on a tight schedule.
This is unusual for Moreton Fig.....

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our party had the crab cakes, crispy skin chicken and shrimp scampi all of which were prepared perfectly. Indoor dining can get noisy with large groups but service is efficient, courteous and well paced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

If you have a reason to be on the USC campus and need to get dinner, this place is perfect. Great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great red snapper BUT there was a continual screeching noise from kitchen, turned out to be door mechanism. Told matre d' about it as I left. I had to speak very sternly to him because he initially showed no concern about what is a very serious matter for patrons. And very fixable. In general, the restaurant is very noisy. Has been this way from the beginning. A real shame.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Asked if there were vegan options for a lunch invitee, and the wait staff made a great suggestion. Invitee was very happy with the meal. Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I discovered the way to getting the mammoth cheeseburger not overdone -- order it rare. What I got was not really rare nor did I really want it this way. It was not dried out, as it has been on previous occasions. It was medium-rare, very pink and moist but not bloody. The kitchen just needs to get this distinction.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Took my daughter and husband after a college tour at USC... Husband enjoyed his fabulous (and giant) burger, daughter had a seared ahi salad that she ate every last bite of and they accommodated my vegan dietary needs with a crispy quinoa and veggies plate, delicious!

I wish Moreton Fig was there when I was a student as USC. Lovely food, lovely service... Made me feel proud of my alma mater.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Best place to take visitors to USC for a great meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great place to eat if you are at or near USC. Right in the heart of the student center and the food was very good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

It's special to find a nice restaurant within an University campus.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our experience at Morton Fig was great we had a good time, and our waiter was very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The manager must have heard enough complaints about the slow service, because our server was attentive and brought the food and the check in a timely fashion. Yay, Moreton Fig!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The staff was wonderful. Great customer service. Great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The food was great, especially the salmon. The atmosphere was very pleasant. It is a wonderful place!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I always enjoy Moreton & Fig. Great vibrant environment on USC campus. Food is very creative and fresh. I wish they stayed open later and weekends for more reservation options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Service was slow and a bit inattentive this time. Outdoor seating was lovely as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Amazing service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Moreton Fig has fairly slow service, so plan at least 1 & 1/2 hours to eat lunch there as the kitchen and service are slow, the food is pretty good, better than other options on campus and they do have gluten free options and some locally sourced produce. We are sort-of stuck with it as it is one of the few restaurants on campus where you are able to make a reservation. However, I have been there in the later afternoon to meet friends on the patio and we waited 30 minutes on the patio and then I had to literally go into the restaurant to find a wait-person and ask if we could maybe be helped!! On a different occasion, we brought wine into the restaurant and the corkage fee was 20 per bottle (we had a very large group and had 6 bottles, so $120.00), which might have been ok if we would have at least gotten clean glasses a few times, but we had to re-use the same glasses over and over...

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Service continues to plague this restaurant. If you're a table of all women, watch out: they literally ignore you. It took 21 minutes for my dessert to arrive after ordering; had to flag the waitress down to get the check. I don't blame the wait staff: whoever is managing this place needs to retake the course on work flow! They don't care about any of this, of course, because those of us who work on campus have few choices for a nice meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Moreton Fig easily has the best food and atmosphere for dining on the USC Campus. The lunch service is always especially enjoyable. If it's a nice day, be sure to sit on the patio under the fig tree.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Excellent service and great food! We enjoy bringing our seminar speakers for lunch since it's a great place to eat and the service is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Good ambiance and atmosphere, usually good service. Sometimes it can get noisy when it's busy. Pricey. The food quality is good, but the choices are pretty narrow and they don't change much.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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