About FIG & OLIVE DC

FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors, and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy, and Spain. Our large variety of extra virgin olive oils was selected to be paired with each dish and to be offered for tasting at the beginning of each meal.
With locations in Los Angeles, New York and now DC, FIG & OLIVE brings the best of the Riviera to your table.

934 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Monday to Friday:
11:00AM to 3:45PM

Dinner:
Sunday to Wednesday - 4:00PM to 10:00PM
Thursday - 4:00PM to 10:30PM
Friday & Saturday - 4:00PM to 11:00PM

Brunch - Saturday & Sunday only:
11:00AM - 3:45PM

Aperitivo/Happy Hour (at Bar & Lounge):
Daily/Every Day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Cross Street:
closest corner 9th and H Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 559-5004

Website:
http://figandolive.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
FIG & OLIVE would love to host you for your special events, please contact events department: Jennifer Paik 202 517 6435 for any information

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Begin your night with us and enjoy our limited a la carte menu until 7pm. Starting 8:30pm join us for our annual WHITE & GOLD Party featuring a special four-course prix fixe menu and ring in the New Year at FIG & OLIVE!

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Private Dining

With an expansive lounge, bar, and crostini station introducing you to the first floor—followed by an upper-level formal dining area, an intimate bar space, and a private dining room—this location is perfect for an informal or elegant gathering.

FIG & OLIVE DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Special Occasion (48)
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Creative Cuisine (45)
Business Meals (41)
Hot Spot (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Bar Seating (35)
Fun (35)
Romantic (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
People Watching (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Cozy (22)
Healthy (22)
Tapas (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Casual (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Seasonal (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Scenic View (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

We come here often but service was not as good as usual.

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·Dined a day ago

Went for a birthday brunch. Pretty solid experience. Service was good, but not great. The wait was a little long to order our wine, but progressively got better. Food was outstanding. Setting was beautiful. Drinks were delicious. People were polite. Would definitely go again and look forward to trying their dinner menu.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Meh......

Server had a tough attitude. Didn’t make us feel comfortable at our table. She made us feel we should order quickly. No patience, no empathy.

The food was not as good as I was expected given the reviews. Seriously their small plates are good but a simple burger -highly priced- was totally flat.

I think this place would be good for a drink because the ambiance is nice. Food service is slow.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was really slow both at the bar and when we sat down.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

People greet you as you walk in and out...and those are the beginning and end to a completely positive experience. Awesome food and service.
Salmon was delicious as was the Risotto. Wine list is awesome.
Make reservations to ensure you get a table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Some good high points - mushroom dumplings; three olive oils served with delicious bread. Excelllent service. Low points: eggplant spread was ice cold; pretty good after it warmed up a bit. Beef carpaccio oddly lacking in flavor, except for balsamic vinegar.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Terrific food and service! My new must visit place in DC.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Finding parking is the biggest problem. Food was excellent and the staff helpful and attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location for a gathering of old friends! The setting is beautiful and relaxed and the food is consistently good. We enjoyed an assortment of the flatbreads and each one was delicious. The combinations are unique and flavorful! We didn't sit at the bar, but it looked like a fun place for a drink with friends or a date on a Saturday evening. I highly recommend Davon as your server. He was attentive, professional and friendly. A+ for customer experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vegan, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went there for our anniversary and it was amazing! Husband ordered the Filet, which was cooked perfectly and I ordered the delicious Truffle Risoto. They gave use a complimentary glass of champagne and dessert to celebrate our special occasion. Will definitely be dining there again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to this place many times is the reason we planned to take our guests to celebrate 60th Birthday. The service and food were both grossly substandard and a terrible disappointment this time.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome experience; service was first class and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was mediocre at best and servers were overbearing, interrupting conversation. Will try again because I like the atmosphere and hope other dishes are better.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lovely atmosphere with comfortable seating and two bar areas. The food was fresh and prepared with a southern French influence. . Excellent selection of wines.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were celebrating a big birthday on a Sunday night, and chose this upscale restaurant in the heart of City Center (built on the grounds of the previous Convention Center). The restaurant overlooks one of the passages between streets (9th and 10th in this case) so it's a quiet setting at the back of the building. The downstairs is a more lively bar-like atmosphere, whereas the upstairs was quieter and more elegant. It's a large area, but our seating at a booth over the passageway was more romantic in nature.

The food was excellent. The Fig and Olive salad was a mixture of just that, plus goat cheese and nuts--big enough for two and very tasty. The fish and scallops of the bouillabaisse were roasted separately and the sauce was poured over the whole at the table. The lamb chops were grilled rare, just as I like them, and quite large.

Our waitress had 5 tables, but was sociable and excellent. All in all, a lovely meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, and very beautiful ambiance. I would visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent, the service attentive while unobtrusive, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Everyone in our party was very happy with the experience.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ian, the General Manager, and his team were brilliant. He personally took the time to answer questions on the menu since it was our first time. We have dined in some of the best restaurants on every continent and I must say that his table side manner was outstanding. As a boomer, I found the music something everyone would enjoy and the clientele went from millennials to beyond boomers. Constance and Peter rounded out our dining experience.

Will be returning soon!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great place in the middle of a small and quiet community/ mall and we will definitely come back here next time in town

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The setting is amazing and food was delicious! We loved it!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Jenelle, our server are our evening very special. She made all the right recommendations, never pushed us and was very engaging. My wife and I had an outstanding evening. Thank you

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Second time to eat here and have been impressed both visits. Unique drinks and tasty Food options with superb service!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bouillabaisse was not hot and lacked much flavor. Everything else was fabulous! Ian was very attentive to make sure everyone around was content.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ollie our waiting was great, his recommendations plus his thoughts on how to slightly modify a dish based on our questions. Great food, great service and a great environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice brunch. Somewhat limited menu but food was delicious. Very nice ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food, always leaves me full but still wanting more!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beet salad was outstanding. Trio of appetizer special had three great selections, foie gras, prosciutto, and vegetable, 3 for $19, loved starting our meal with this option to share. Overall delicious meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Ambiance is always great. Service is always pretty good. The food is always HIT OR MISS. The cauliflower is different every time i come and its always lukewarm. The brussel sprouts were great on the previous times i have come but this time they tasted like a boiled sock. I am love vegetables so this is a no go for me. Doubt I will be back unless its just for drinks.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was a groovy scene with beautiful people, a dj at a good level that we could all still talk easily.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The chicken in tagine dish was a bit bland, everything else in plate was better.
Too expensive for the outcome.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food quality has decreased ... maybe they changed the chef ? But my pasta was too cooked and the mushrooms croquettes didn’t had the same taste ... I really felt the difference because I always come here, and for the first time I am really disappointed about the food ..

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So comfortable and elegant restaurant ever.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here with co workers for a birthday brunch. The food, ambience and service were all top notch. Will definitely recommend to clients and friends. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed this one!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fig and Olive was a great place to meet colleagues that were in DC for a conference. The chef prepared a sumptuous assortment of signature crostini and then we shared several appetizers and carpaccios. The sea scallops were standouts and our wine pairing (Cambria Chardonnay and Argentinian Malbec) were a perfect accompaniment.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second visit to Fig and Olive and I was very disappointed by the food. Service was great and perfectly paced but the food was average at best. Brazino was dry and the Bouillabaisse nothing special and quite bland. While I enjoy the ambiance I will limit future visits to the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great wine list. Appetizers are always delicious. Entrees good but not great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful ambience, and great drinks. I love the carrot and ginger soup, the sea bass was great and the pasta with mushrooms and the special olive oil that they use is just wonderful.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great place to meet friends. Many different styles of gathering spaces. Food was great. Service was top notch

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fig and Olive never fails... their food is amazing. They balance tastes and textures in a way that most restaurants don't . Their attention to detail is impressive. I've never had a meal there that I didn't love. I had the carrot ginger soup (vegan) which was creamy and exquisite. I loved the touch of the few thinly sliced roasted carrots. And the whole bronzino was moist and delicious. As always, their side dishes beautifully complement the meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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