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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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.
Figueroa & Exposition
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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