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Fig 313, San Clemente, CA

Fig 313

4.8
4.8
501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 218-4406

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    San Clemente

  • Parking details

    Parking for Fig 313 is available on the street directly in front of the building on El Camino Real, as well as at the church located on the street directly above the building at 119 Avenida De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672. A private staircase is available on the left-hand side of Fig @ 313 which will lead directly to our entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Romantic

  • Orange County

    Contemporary American

  • South Orange County

    Romantic

  • South Orange County

    Contemporary American

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  1. J

    Jennifer

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our son’s birthday at his recommendation. He had taken his girlfriend there before and said it’s his favorite restaurant in OC. We can see why now. The atmosphere was beautiful (sat outside on the patio), the service was great, and the food was excellent. We were all happy with what we ordered. Everything was so fresh and flavorful. California cuisine at its fines! Hidden gem in San Clemente!
  2. CB

    ChaseB

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Smelt like in the outdoor by the fountain. Steak was amazing! Stuff chicken only had one flavor profile. Rice was to soft and if was white rice would have been much better and the chorizo was dry. Service was a 10/10
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restraunt in all of San Clemente. It's my favorite place of all time. Best food and even better friends.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very very very good meal and our server I forget his name was very nice and knew everything about the menu. I forget his name but wish I could pick it in the review. It was my girl friends birthday and he made us feel very special
  5. R

    Robert

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food a little pricey but well worth it. We will return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Ambiance was lovely. No acknowledgement of my sisters birthday which I put on the notes and made mention of She flew in from Canada and we specifically chose Fig 313 because of our previous experience. A little disappointing.
  7. C

    Crew

    Los Angeles

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved every that out this place! The drinks, the food, the service, all above par! I had a fig inspired meal, starting with my Fig OLd fashioned Drink. Best old fashioned I’ve enjoyed in a long time! They add a little bit of fig jam to the drink, which breaks up the bitterness, loved it! They had a very nice nice, and fairly priced wine list as well from which we enjoyed 3 different glasses of wine. The goat cheese fondue was divine, with the charred shallots and apple and toasts The Wagyu beef burger with fig marmalade was delicious and an unexpected matchup that really worked. There was also a surf and turf with filet mignon that was out of this world. What a fun meal, fantastic server (who is also the bartender), and just a great meal all around! Will definitely be back!
  8. H

    Hoss

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Fig and our waiter, Adam was fantastic. Best outdoor dining experience than any other.
  9. JB

    JohnB

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food/drinks were fabulous! Fig 313 has NEVER disappointed and continues to be one of our favorite spots. Server Rhiston made us feel valued and welcome. We will return again soon!

    Fig 313Responded on August 1, 2022We appreciate you coming in as always John. It was an absolute pleasure and we look forward to having you come in next time to try out our new menu!

  10. J

    Jennifer

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    San Clemente is a good stop between San Diego and home in LA. We noticed Fig during our southbound stop but it wasn’t open for lunch. The posted menu made us want to stop for dinner on our return. It was worth it! We enjoyed nowledgeable and professional service and well prepared food on a beautiful patio.
  11. MC

    MaryC

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Indoor and still quite nice!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience in a gorgeous courtyard setting. Service, food and presentation were top notch yet low key, a winning combination in my book.
  13. F

    Felicia

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a neighborhood gem. Sat outside on the patio - beautiful & cozy with plenty of space heaters. All of the staff was so nice, from hostess to waiter & food runners. Our waiter was incredibly helpful with explaining the dishes and guided us to an absolutely delicious meal. We started with a Smokey Baloo beverage and a Scrimshaw beer on tap to go with the Beets appetizer and the brioche with fig butter. The beets were warm & tender with a creamy, melty goat cheese and crunchy toasty nuts. The fig butter was tasty and a little bit sweet with chunks of fresh figs & the brioche rolls were light & heavenly. They had gigantic shrimp and a hangar steak as specials so we had surf & turf. I had the hangar steak and hubby had the filet mignon. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order (medium-rare & medium) as were the shrimp. Accompanying vegetables and starches were also delicious. Shared a vanilla creme brulee with fresh blueberries and a couple of really good decaf cappuccinos and our evening was complete. Truly perfect evening! Can't wait to go back!!
  14. MK

    MariaK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a little hidden gem in San Clemente. Everything is made to perfection. We have enjoyed everything we have ordered here. Worth every penny. Great food, great service and great ambiance.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Great experience!
  16. CM

    CarolM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere outside and the service and food excellent!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough how great this restaurant is. Food quality is top notch. The vegetables are fresh and organic. You can taste the freshness. I think this is the most solid restaurant around. Best patio dining around. Just beautiful. Actual garden 🪴 just gorgeous. Service is great, well trained and knowledge. Must try daily specials as they are always unique and tasty.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience
  19. MF

    MarciaF

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Waiters recommendations were spot on for food and drink. Quite a pleasant surprise and really glad we tried it out. We will be return customers for sure.
  20. TM

    TheresaM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good. It is just too expensive to dine at on a regular basis. Only special occasions.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fifth time here since moving to San Clemente and we need to come back more often! We sat on the lovely patio. Food is delicious and drinks were tasty. The prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for… and it’s so worth it!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fig 333 was terrific. The food was delicious and inventive. We sat outside, it was a beautiful evening!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just to share with people out there ! this is a must visit. We did dine at fig restaurant yesterday . Let me tell you what an experience. This is the best restaurant I had dined in a very long time. From the service to the food , and above all the ambiance, as if I traveled to romantic restaurant in Europe and back in one day. I highly recommend the fresh Scottish Salmon for main entree and Goat Cheese Fondue appetizer. Already made a reservations for next week and can’t wait to go back again.
  24. GP

    GrishamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, nice ambience with a small restaurant feel. The food was amazing, a little pricey, it worth every penny. Highly recommend and plan to come again!
  25. S

    Sherri

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks and filet. Friendly service. It is one of our favorites.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best in town. I love the ambiance, food, drinks and service.
  27. S

    Song

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful place for dining, delicious food and hospitable service
  28. HM

    HeidiM

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a lovely patio setting. The food was amazing as well as our server!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I was charged $24 to add 4 shrimp to my $18 salad. Waiter failed to mention the cost before suggesting the addition.

    Fig 313Responded on June 28, 2022Our shrimp are wild caught U8 jumbo prawns, the largest available. Despite inflation and rising food cost, we refuse to compromise our quality and serve lesser of quality shrimp as they are intended to be served with our steak. Since they are not intended to be served with salads, we will retrain our server as they should not be offering them for this use. For issues such as this, it is ideal to address the issue on the spot for immediate correction and communication.

  30. AA

    AnneA

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful service, everything we ate/drank was over the moon delicious.
  31. DS

    DaleS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio was very pleasant. Our party had the salmon and short ribs entrees and butter beets appetizer, all excellent. The service was also great!

    Fig 313Responded on June 22, 2022Great choices! We appreciate you taking the time to review our establishment and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food around. This time had a hamburger 🍔 What a treat, best ever.
  33. LM

    LevM

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside adjacent to the fire pit. The servers/waiter were very pleasant and accommodating. The fig salad was delicious as was the entrees! I order the surf & turf (8 oz filet and shrimp). Both cooked to perfection.
  34. LF

    LeonaF

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio dining and ambience was lovely. A bit pricey but excellent for a special occasion. We will definitely go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had an okay time here. We mostly enjoyed the food. The issue was with our service. We were sat inside and it seems our server’s other tables were outside. Because of this, we were basically forgotten about. We sat at the end of our meal with our food plates empty, empty drinks and waters for about 15 minutes. Every table around us was being helped and served because they had a different server. There were even others, like the person who sat us who was think was the owner, going to every table around us but ours. It was just rude and unsettling and left a sour taste in our mouth to just be ignored when we clearly done with our meal. By the time he finally did come over, we were ready for our check and to leave. 15 minutes earlier I had wanted to hear about dessert and order another drink. It just really changed our attitudes and our evening unfortunately.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love to eat at fig whenever possible. The staff is always friendly, and so helpful with just right suggestions for great meal or Cocktail ! Hospitable hosts, delicious food, beautiful presentation, excellent wine list and wonderful dessert. I recommend this place to everyone! After one visit You will be coming back here again and again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good decision to come here for date night. Great food!
  38. G

    G8places

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful appetizers. The soup was lovely as was the duck appetizer! and the Octopus appetizer. Our dinner choices were excellent in flavor and presentation.
  39. K

    Kennyg

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice, smaller, hidden, non-touristy neighborhood gem in the heart of San Clemente. Although a bit limited, the menu is varied with a lot of unique preparation. This place is on the pricey side, but is worth the visit. All employees were very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The restaurant itself is a restored Spanish-style property with a small, dark indoor dining area and bar. Outside dining is in a comfortable enclosed courtyard with local vegetation, heaters and fire pits. We will return on our next trip to SC.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined several times here since they opened and quality, flavors and presentation. Dishes are always perfectly prepared and consistent. Desserts are amazing. Must say tried them all and all are great. Cocktails are amazing, my favorite is their signature - smoked fig old fashioned. Did I mentioned best outdoor dining in the whole city or maybe even whole county !!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fig 313 is rated 4.8 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Fig 313

313 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    San Clemente

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking for Fig 313 is available on the street directly in front of the building on El Camino Real, as well as at the church located on the street directly above the building at 119 Avenida De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672. A private staircase is available on the left-hand side of Fig @ 313 which will lead directly to our entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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