FIG & OLIVE Chicago

4.5
3279 reviews
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FIG & OLIVE extends an olive branch to Chicago with its flagship city location, situated on Oak Street in the premier Gold Coast luxury retail shopping district. An urban space embodying the origins from the South of France, and the 10,000 square foot dining destination features a variety of unique spaces that capture this essence of the French Riviera. With natural limestone and white stucco walls surrounding an open-exhibition kitchen, an expansive lounge and bar, and an open-air garden terrace, this location is perfect for an informal or elegant gathering.
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Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited a few years ago I think when Fig & Olive was new. This second visit was at the request of our guests which we were happy to oblige. The food is still very good and the staff attention is also very good. However, the environment is a bit, well, tired. The big tell is a large section of lighting burnt out at the bar. The loss of light makes the bar and adjacent dining area dim and a bit shabby. Hopefully this doesn't mean F&O is coasting. But back to the food. We were a party of four with one vegetarian. All the food we tried was tasty, visually appealing, and wam-to-hot where appropriate. The crostinis are terrific. we ordered three copies of four different versions (forest mushroom, manchego, goat cheese, and pea) and these were all devoured. As were the main courses. Frankly, we had so much food we couldn't try everything that we'd want to try (we'll have to come back). We had two orders (one for each couple) of the F&O dessert tasting. This was a terrific end to the meal. Definitely recommended, hopefully the lighting is fixed.

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BB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional, courteous, efficient

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NC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere with great food. Our server Laura was outstanding. Thank you for a memorable afternoon at your lovely restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Sunday Brunch.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We came for my wife’s birthday which was not acknowledged at all. Our waiter decided to ignore us a majority of the night (my guess is because we aren’t white). He went to all the other tables several times more than ours which was very annoying to say the least. We had to get his attention so he would come by to take our food orders. This is not what I expect when I spend decent money for my meal. At one point he came by our table and simply gave us two thumbs up as a way to ask if everything was good. We barely were spoken to while he would go to other tables and have full blown conversations with the guests. I will probably not dine here again and do not recommend it to others.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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WR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would have given the food 5 stars but for one appetizer wanting for more flavor. The staff was kind and attentive. I went with my 80 year old parents, but kept thinking it would be a great place to bring a fun young date. Good energy.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We felt a little cold in our sits. At some point it was unconfortable, but this is my only complaning. The place is really beautiful.

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S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip, great food and drink options, trendy yet comfortable. Nice to have a place like this in our neighborhood. Will be back.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 of us ordered from the PriceFix special dinner menu and then added two desserts to share. We all had cocktails and two of us had wine that was included w/ the meal.
Everything about our meal was fresh, delicious, well presented and loved by all of us. 3 had the salmon special and the other person had the duck breast. I especially liked the mushroom & black truffle croquettes. The waiter introduced me to a new version of one of a gin that I liked so my cocktail was amazing too!
We life in Florida and visit Chicago 2 x's a year and we will definitely be back to dine here each time we do. My husband said he'd like to eat there twice the next time!

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JA
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, we loved the restaurant, the atmosphere was awesome
A very vibrant ambiance, really enjoyed the evening.
The food was great and we started with their signature cocktail, you must try it... The fog and olive. So refreshing.
For the food it too was delicious the duck breast was cooked to perfection and my hubby really enjoyed the Branzino.
For dessert don't miss the Brule Cheesecake, with cherries on top, it was divine.
We will return Everytime we are in Chicago!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over all very nice experience. Really enjoyed the food and it was a beautiful night to sit in the outdoor dining area.

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KJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner partner was so impressed with this restaurant that she's thinking of booking a private party there. The food was delicious and presented beautifully, and there were many vegetarian choices and options accommodating other dietary restrictions. The bar and balcony were especially lovely, and I look forward to returning.

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d
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting and elegantly prepared food.

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good!

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WF
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A fairly good food venue. Food quality was fine, but not as good at its location in Newport Beach, California. Great Chicago location. Very good staff.

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The live DJ was an unexpected hip and cool touch.

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BW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was excellent as always. The noise level due to the DJ was high so it was difficult to have a conversation.

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South Dakota
49 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Every dish I got was delicious. Prices were reasonable. Nice feel of the small outdoors patio on the third floor. Service was attention without being overwhelming. Would definitely recommend!

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere of Fig & Olive was amazing. The servers were attentive and gave amazing recommendations on what to order. I will definitely be returning!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So awful! Never ever ever again!

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is great and tasty. Our seat is next to 10 people group, so it was noisy little bit.

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had been to Fig & Olive a few years ago for brunch and it was wonderful. This time, my friend was in town with her daughter and we decided to dine here for dinner. We had delicious appetizers - the crostini! They were fantastic! I ordered whitefish and my friend and her daughter each ordered NY Strip and Filet Mignon. Both ordered them medium-rare and both were over cooked. My girlfriend asked to have hers taken back and the staff prepared another steak, only to also have this one come back very over cooked! The waiter was wonderful and felt badly about it. One of the steaks was comped, but we were taken back by the fact that the steaks were not prepared according to the request. We paid a lot to eat here (including the bottle of wine) and had heard it was a really good restaurant for dinner and we just kind of expected to get a medium rare steak when they both ordered it this way. I wasn’t thrilled with the way they handled the situation overall and felt badly that my friend and daughter were in from out of town and had this kind of experience.

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DS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch menu selection was magnificent. And a terrific atmosphere.

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AK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our second visit there. Love the food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For the price of the food should’ve been better

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MW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was good. Food was savory, and perfectly portioned. The drinks were decent, but we did not grab anything too special off the menu. As we sat down, my chair was extremely big and the seat had been really worn down. I didn’t care much for the wooden arms on the chair either, much rather preferred an armless chair.

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AP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The truffle risotto is to die for - be sure to add scallops!!

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IN
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food is definitely disappointing. The place is very beautiful, though. If you are looking for good food,don't go here. If you are looking for a beautiful quiet place for a date or special occasion, you might like this restaurant (but it is pricy).

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FF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and it's a great atmosphere. Small annoyance was a cocktail charge $3 more than listed on the menu.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner. So good we went back for brunch!

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JK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Fig & Olive. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. This was our first visit for brunch and it was wonderful.

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r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I don't appreciate going out for a nice meal and having the waiter rush us through in less than an hour. Not my idea of a fun evening, particularly for $200 a couple.

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AV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night while in the city. We went early (5:15) so noise was not an issue. Service was excellent and food outstanding. Drinks were very good as well. As a suburban person I’m always a little shocked at prices, but actually this was typical of a nice venue in the city. What can I say, she is worth it!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Fathers Day at Fig and Olive. The service is amazing and the food is spectacular. Our server Josh was very attentive and went above and beyond to make our experience special.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fathers day

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both well done for Father’s Day brunch. I couldn’t have picked a better place for a unique menu and atmosphere on this occasion. The coffee was top notch too!

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A
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time again. We went for a Father’s day / Birthday and the service was perfect and god amazing.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were here for Father’s day brunch. The room is lovely, though our large table was squeezed in at the back next to the waiter’s station. We were also disappointed that the menu had been changed for the day without us knowing. We were there for brunch at 10am and most of the breakfast items from the regular brunch menu were not on this menu. Our table of nine literally had 8 French omelettes. The staff were apologetic and brought complementary desserts at the end of the meal which was thoughtful.

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I might suggest this restaurant to a friend. There are other similar vibe restaurants in Chicago that have more outstanding food. The back ground sound was a bit too loud and made it hard to converse without having to lean across the table . The service was excellent and serving sizes were plentiful. But, there was nothing spectacular about the food - maybe it was just our particular choices, I had the LEMON chicken and though the serving was way more ( an entire half a chicken ??) then I expected or could possibly eat and was only so-so . It wasn't yummy enough to make me want to eat much of it. Ambience = good, service = great, food= boring.

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