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Moreton Fig

4.6
411 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates
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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.

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Phone number
(213) 821-3441
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mireya Medina
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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.
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Private party contact
Jessica Ayala: (213) 740-5956
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Figueroa & Exposition
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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.
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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
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
What 411 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I was happy with my Moreton Cobb salad, which has become my go-to meal because it is reliably tasty, unlike the Classic Burger and some of the sandwiches, like the Cubano, which are quite inconsistent and occasionally rather awful. My guest had the seared salmon special, which he like but which, at $25, seemed overpriced for a campus eatery.
The service was, though, unusually slow and the restaurant was not at all crowded. It may have been the server (who seemed inexperienced) or the kitchen. Business meals on campus usually require less than half an hour between sitting down and getting one's meal. I don't wish to criticize the server -- he was young and, as I said, seemingly inexperienced. So, my main message is that, given the time constraints at least at lunch for on-campus diners, Moreton Fig should pay special attention to providing speedy service.
As usual, the receptionists were friendly and efficient. One is always made to feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Moreton Fig is a gem. The outdoor patio has two huge trees that create a cavern of organic splendor. The food was interesting, well prepared and full of taste. The wait staff was lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Even though I had a reservation for 2 they were able to accommodate 3 people.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was great and the lunch special was super! I made sure to mention it to the GM before I left. A little disappointed with our table as I was a little distracted (and I noted that it was a business lunch/meeting on my reservation) over lunch since we were seated right by the service area leading to the kitchen and I've come across everybody who went in and out. Otherwise, the service and food were both great! Loved our server (male) forgot his name :( He was very efficient and personable.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had a Moreton Cobb salad yesterday. It was predictably good. But the service was rather slow.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service, convenient location.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This restaurant has a limited menu, but what they have is really great. Being on the USC campus, it's the perfect place for dinner prior to attending a event on campus. They also have a nice bar and interesting wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

A great place on the USC campus for a terrific meal! Great service and lots of great menu choices.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Perfectly fine...

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Tasty food, nice ambience, and good service, BUT: the portions are too small, both for the main course and the sides (esp. for the high price)--it's just not enough to eat, and we end up eating lots of bread and butter, which is not so healthy. I would be fine with the main course portions if there were adequate sides of starch and vegetables, but these are tiny.

We come to campus often for concerts (my wife is on the Thornton faculty), and we've dined a number of times at the Fig now, but as soon as there is another convenient dining option we will probably go elsewhere, unless MF starts serving adequate portions.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent place to eat if your down near the USC campus. Limited menu but everything is really tasty and well prepared. The also get high marks for presentation.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I have eaten here very often and have written many reviews, most of them positive. But yesterday's lunch was almost insulting. I paid $18 for a "Cubano" sandwich. What I got was one thin slice of tasteless and dry pork and a few nondescript veggies in a French roll. I asked for some jus so that I might add some moisture and perhaps some taste to the sandwich but to no avail. At the very least there should have been perhaps five slices of pork in the roll and it should have been properly seasoned. It was simply awful, and though the location on the USC campus is very convenient, I will henceforth try very hard not to go there any more.
Also, as I have commented before, the noise level is much too high. I could barely hear my guest, seated no more than three feet across the table from me. They need to install some baffling or drapes in the place. But mostly they should fire the chef and hire someone who knows how to prepare food.
Sorry.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

My experience at Moreton Fig has been great. They provide excellent service and the food is delicious. The servers are attentive and very knowledgeable with their wines.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

This restaurant was nice, but too noisy for conversation.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Lamb sandwich very good. Server could have been a little less eager to clear the table. I was really not finished with my meal....

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Great service and great food. Atmosphere was perfect.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 8, 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 23, 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 13, 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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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on October 11, 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 15, 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.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 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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2.0Dined on September 6, 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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