Built in 1927, Fig313 stands today as an original historical landmark of San Clemente, with a history that is meant to be shared with its seaside community. Carefully constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, distinctive design features include red-tile roofs, white stucco walls, hand-crafted windows and arches, painted tiles, and open-air courtyards.
Originally owned for the first 33 years by John and Jeanette Riley, 313 El Camino Real was renowned as Riley’s Waffle and Coffee Shop. Legend has it that actor John Wayne frequented the restaurant for a hearty American breakfast along with many travelers from all over the world. From 1960 on, Riley’s Café would change ownership many times, evolving into a furniture store, French restaurant, tequila company, and catering business. In 2012, the current owners purchased the property and began renovations and restoration, while staying true to the integrity of the original style.
Love the outdoor patio. Food is very good and creative cocktails
The waiter Chris did an excellent job providing description of the menu. His service was excellent and he did a great job!
Great music !
Really good and each time gets better better!
Gorgeous patio!! No parking dining like other places!!! A real outdoor dining experience! All class !!!
Overall awesome experience! Ambience was beautiful and staff was extremely accommodating
We had dinner outside on the patio, food , service and ambiance was wonderful. We will be back
Ambiance very nice, each table has its own little special area. Parking is a problem on busy nights, but doable. Service was not consistent from first time to second neither was the food. We came in for a birthday celebration , expressed it to the waiter and he never offered desert menu or birthday desert! Will not come back or recommend at this point.. Too bad...
Our dinners were all enjoyable.....Scottish salmon great, halibut great, steak special good..a little fatty , seafood platter very good
All had a nice presentations!
Nice little dinner salads… Could have used a little more dressing...but adequate.
Our waiter Chris was friendly and attentive. Very enthusiastic!!
All in all it was a good experience with the exception of the music. Not at all relaxing… Would have enjoyed something much more like smooth jazz, Groove Salad eclectic.
Maybe next time a little Jazz!?
Came for cocktails - patio seating was great. Highly recommend.
Wonderful food and a great ambience. Owners are very nice people.
The loveliest patio in S.C. Inventive food, beautifully executed.
Fig 313 is a lovely restaurant, nice service and shakes a great, but pricey grey goose cosmo. Very nice addition to downtown San Clemente.
Not impressed at all with the quality of the food. The chicken was tough almost as if it was old freezer chicken. We also ordered the seafood plate with red sauce which was very salty. Ambiance is nice but particularly loud.
Meals were great, service was good but never asked about refilling coffee after dessert. Seemed odd. Dessert was only fair and disappointing, but would go again, just wouldn't order dessert
It was nice. Wine selection was marginal. Meal was nice and service was great.
Visited multiple times and never disappointed! Really good !!
Everything was perfect! Would highly recommend to everyone
Fig 313 is one of our favorites. the owner and his wife are very hands on and set the tone for the ambience of the restaurant; warm, friendly and professional. We love to eat out on the patio and we are never disappointed with the quality of service and of food.
Thank you !
Great food and service. Amazing desserts.
Best place in San Clemente. Patio dining is very nice and elegant !
We we're quickly seated then ignored for the next 15 minutes while tables next to us were seated and had there orders taken immediately. For the first time in my life me and my wife walked out of a restaurant. We've eaten here a few times in the past and and enjoyed our experience, unfortunately this was a very different experience. Very disappointed
Excellent experience, treated kids well, very friendly, made everyone comfortable, venturing back out again. Thanks to the whole team.
Thank you !
Two in our party ordered the pan seared halibut that was part of the evening specials.
Both orders were overcooked and extremely dry. The waiter never came around to check if we were satisfied with our dinners. Since it took quite a while to get our food served after initially ordering, my guests chose not to request that their replacement orders be redone and properly cooked. Both guests left half the order on their plates.
We have eaten at Fig a few times before all the closures and were usually quite satisfied.
This time was a big disappointment. I doubt if we will return.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Fig 313. Not only was the food INCREDIBLE, our server Nate went over and above with phenomenal service. We enjoyed our dinner on the quaint patio and a drink and dessert near the outdoor fire. We will certainly be back!!
I love sitting on the patio. The service is always excellent, as well as the food. We shared the pork lollipops for an appetizer (my favorite). They are so tender and flavorful. Then we each had the fig salad.
Thank you !
Fig 313 is a really nice quaint restaurant. This is a must for anyone to go there for lunch or dinner. Food was fantastic and service was impeccable
Loved the food and the atmosphere but was shocked when I received my bill.. I ordered the special, which was a Ribeye, the waiter did not tell me that it was going to cost $56.. Nothing on the menu was over $36 and this was about $20 more then I was expecting. I like Ribeye but not at that price and definitely would have ordered something else had a known.
I love this place amazing food and cocktails and very attentive servers. I have dined at this place several times and have never been disappointed.
FIG 313 just got a new Chef from the Montage. There is a quality that goes above and beyond with his creativity. Service was excellent. Appetizers were amazing and entrees - to perfection.
Beautiful decor, very intimate and classy. Food is great, fantastic flavors and quality.
Good experience. Minimal alcohol put in the drinks
Thank you for your review. We will address your concerns with our bar manager. Our specialty cocktails are crafted and pours are measured to get well balance flavor in particular drink. All other traditional drinks are measured to industry standards; there is always an option to upgrade to double serving.
Myself and a group of ladies celebrated getting out of the house for a night away from stress and our kids. Great food, good drinks and the service was great.
Thank You for your business
We had a nice dinner with friends visiting. Service was good. Food was good. Nice atmosphere with a good crowd on a Saturday night. My only complaint I have here repeatedly is the tables inside and outside are too small and too jammed together. Could hardly fit between the tables getting in an out and plates had to hang over the edge of the table with waters and a drink for each person. If you have a party of 6 or 8 the private room is great.
Thank you for the comments . We do realize that seating inside may seem little crowded at times. And yes We do try our best to accommodate seating request. We have a wonderful and specious patio, but sometimes due to the weather conditions and guests requests we may run into some challenges.
Great food great service!
The food is amazing. Our server took 15 minutes to come ask for our drinks. Also, after finishing dinner at 9:15 on a Friday night, we wanted to order another drink after we paid our bill, and the bartender denied us stating they were closing out for the night. We spend $197 on an appetizer, bottle of wine and two entree’s. We felt they should have served us another drink. In addition, we ordered one of the specials. It was explained to us as a New York strip with grilled shrimp. The server neglected to tell us that the shrimp were an additional charge. Same with the other entree. He said it cane with pasta, but when we received the bill, he had charged us for the pasta as well.
I hope management reads this and makes appropriate changes as we love the atmosphere and food. I usually would not go back because I feel there are so many great options in San Clemente, but my girlfriend is getting me to be open to give second chances.
Thank you for your business. We take all the comments seriously and address them with our staff. It is server’s duty to be transparent with the customer, explain specials including the prices. As for the seafood dish, menu lists the pasta option and the price next to description, but server shall not be misleading. We will definitely, follow up. We hope to see you soon as we are constantly working to provide and improve our service and quality.
FABULOUS IN ALL WAYS!!!
Thank you !
Not open when they took reservation
We are open 7 days a week 5:00-9:00Pm. Open table sets your booking within business hours. All restaurants closed on March 15th due to COVID-19.
Top notch Chef uses the finest ingredients - Excellent Service from Staff that makes every effort to accommodate!
Thank You !
This place needs to up its game or they are going to be heading for the dugout. They totally botched my most recent meal. Chicken "lollipops" were tough, and served cold. They tried to hide the mess by coating it with sweet Asian bbq sauce. But food from Popeye's would have been better. The main course, a grilled fish, also arrived cold. And in this case burned to a crisp -- you had to break it off in pieces to get anywhere. Again, patrons would be better off ordering from Popeye's.
I’m sorry for your experience. We have no reason to hide anything. Lollipops Recipe called for spicy plum sauce, and fresh trout for crispy skin. But definitely, if you think that something was not cooked properly, you should notify the server of your concern, as we would correct it immediately. Unfortunately you didn’t give as a chance to address the issue on the spot.
big portions! good wine and cocktail list! daily specials don't necessarily mean that it's a cheaper deal... daily specials are selections are one time special plates not on menu and can be more pricey... but, are still excellent!
Thank you ! And yes, our specials are created to bring more options, and variety of interesting meats or fish beyond our regular menu. Thank you again.
Fig 313 does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.
Fig 313 is rated 4.6 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.