Fig 313

4.6
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103 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Fig 313 has just opened for our Sunday Brunch!

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.
What 103 people are saying
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vipbrittc
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio. Food is very good and creative cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Chris did an excellent job providing description of the menu. His service was excellent and he did a great job!

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vipMargo
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!
Great music !

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and each time gets better better!
Gorgeous patio!! No parking dining like other places!!! A real outdoor dining experience! All class !!!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall awesome experience! Ambience was beautiful and staff was extremely accommodating

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vipGaryC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside on the patio, food , service and ambiance was wonderful. We will be back

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KENC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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...

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vipInvestigativedining
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!?

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vipAshleyL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for cocktails - patio seating was great. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a great ambience. Owners are very nice people.

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Violetta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The loveliest patio in S.C. Inventive food, beautifully executed.

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vipkerncamp
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fig 313 is a lovely restaurant, nice service and shakes a great, but pricey grey goose cosmo. Very nice addition to downtown San Clemente.

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TaelorS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipjiml
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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RickM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was nice. Wine selection was marginal. Meal was nice and service was great.

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vipMargo
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited multiple times and never disappointed! Really good !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Would highly recommend to everyone

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Alio
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fig 313
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you !

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vipMargo
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Amazing desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in San Clemente. Patio dining is very nice and elegant !

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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

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vipEmilyS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, treated kids well, very friendly, made everyone comfortable, venturing back out again. Thanks to the whole team.

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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vipwinedude
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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vipSteveB
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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Kricket31
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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Warren
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Responded on July 4, 2020

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PaulF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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vipMargo
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, very intimate and classy. Food is great, fantastic flavors and quality.

Fig 313
Responded on June 19, 2020

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Marybeth83
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good experience. Minimal alcohol put in the drinks

Fig 313
Responded on June 19, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank You for your business

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vipGregC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food great service!

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

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.

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vipNancyLynnAscencio
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS IN ALL WAYS!!!

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not open when they took reservation

Fig 313
Responded on July 4, 2020

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch Chef uses the finest ingredients - Excellent Service from Staff that makes every effort to accommodate!

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank You !

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vipHappyToBeSurprised
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

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.

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Vik1200
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Fig 313
Responded on March 3, 2020

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.

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