FIG & OLIVE DC

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The heart of Washington, DC is home to a sliver of the French Riviera in FIG & OLIVE DC | CityCenter. Here, guests can escape from the commotion of Downtown DC to indulge in a glass of rosé on our al fresco terrace or enjoy an elegant evening with dinner upstairs in our Orchard Rooms. The bar & lounge are buzzy with our happy hours and late night DJ on the weekends while the Wine Room is an accessible area perfect for an effortless get together before an event at the nearby Capital One Arena. During the day, F&O DC is a lunch and brunch favorite of CCDC locals and museum visitors alike.

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vipHappyDiner
New England
62 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Fig and Olive DC. We started with the crostini - a selection of 3. The forest mushroom with truffle and artichoke was our favorite. My partner had the paella and I have the bouillabaisse. Both were prepared with a stunning presentation with flavor to match the appearance. A must visit restaurant when in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was great except for the steak

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vipCajungirl
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was disappointed to be seated right next to the service station at 6:00 pm in an empty restaurant. Workers talked loudly the entire time we were there. Had an amazing experience there in December. This time service was still excellent but food was barely mediocre. Boulliabaise was over salty with about four ounces of broth. Paella was gummy. Very disappointed. Have heard food is off and on. Bar scene is great and lively. Very loud when crowded.

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vipJacqueline
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great restaurant however service was poor and felt like we were being rushed

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vipPeaches
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The downstairs bar/lounge area is light-filled and comfortable—like your own living room, but much nicer and with great food and a pleasant staff. Highly recommend.

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MollyF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was tasty, but original salad came out without any toppings. Took a few minutes to get our servers attention, but he happily replaced our salad when we did. Overall good food, a bit pricy, and suggest they add another server upstairs because there was only one and he was doing his best during a super busy lunch rush.

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vipDISSAPOINTING
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for any occasion

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vipGailT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jarif the manager swooped in and saved the day! He is quite excellent and elevated our experience!

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vipEmily
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch choices, decent service, nice natural lighting during day

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vipSimonee
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had a great experience. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. The recommendations did not disappoint for the brunch menu. The only concern that we had was when the hostess took too long to seat us, couldn’t find our open table reservation, even after I pulled it up on my phone, and then sat us at a table that had crumbs still in the seat. The ambiance and the fixtures are nice, something you would find at the furniture store RH ( in Tysons- our favorite), yet, there was dust everywhere, in reference to the location of the bottles at the bar, and the ceiling lamps ( that were beautiful, but heavily dusty). In essence of the intricacies, the waiter we had was great with the service, the jazz playing during the brunch was amazing and the Crostini’s were still really delicious. I would still recommend this place, but suggest some up keeping on the housekeeping, along with the women’s restroom. WE would probably try it again if these items were taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of buying my sister’s wedding dress at our favorite restaurant in DC!

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vipDineD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always! Food and atmosphere were amazing. Service was top notch!

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vipCharmcity
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurants’!! Beautiful. Delicious. Excellent service. Loved it.,

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vipRichterMaurer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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iliagarritylopez
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!

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vipShannonB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fig & Olive made a very special lunch and surprise desert for my friend's birthday. Always delicious!

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vipJACY
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing experience. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer which is very expensive and totally not worth it. It was delivered by accident to the table next to us. Our server noticed and comp ‘d that table but charged us for ours which we then had to wait longer for. We ordered salads- there were 3 of us. We had an inexpensive bottle of wine. Our bill came to $200. Totally overpriced and so not worth the $$.

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vipGloria
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was warm and inviting and the menu offered lots of options for a vegetarian.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service. Brought my wife here for brunch as we celebrated another year of marriage. Only thing that bothered us was that another patron brought their dog to brunch and was seated near us. Other than that, we really enjoyed our time here.

FIG & OLIVE DC
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. We're ecstatic you chose our restaurant to celebrate your marriage anniversary! We do accommodate guests with service animal needs and hope that this didn't detract too much from your overall experience. Kind regards, FIG & OLIVE DC

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Freshfoodjunkie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Their Signature“Fig and Olive” Salad. Tasty but Very skimpy on figs and apples. If done properly, it would have been wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food good. Service obligatory. Ambiance intimidating. Skip. Go to Modena. NOTE: A representative of the restaurant reached out to me after I left this review. I plan to give it another try. You should try it, too. Perhaps we will all have a different experience next time.

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vipRedwood
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here in a number of occasions
Consistently above average
Food is delicious, presentation wonderful, service wonderful.

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Bumblebee
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there for the prefix dinner on Valentine’s Day! We were at the bar, when they said our tables were ready. They made us wait and carry our drinks from the bar downstairs to our seating area upstairs. The guy who took the coats from us was slow and made us wait for a good 5 min hanging it on the stand while we were standing with drinks in our hands, waiting to be seated. He took us all the way to one end and said sorry, but looks like someone else is seated there. He then found a spot quickly for us. We never got the red rose that all other tables had. The drinks were below average. We complained about our experience to our server Sufa who was taking care of us. He immediately brought it to Sophie - the office manager’s attention. She was very sweet and attentive towards us. She took off the drinks that we did not like and got us some drinks made. They were good. She apologized and ensured we had a pleasant experience. Thumbs up 👍🏻 for them to try and make up for our experience. Food was okay. I expected it to be better based on the reviews I read online.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Valentines Day was amazing

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ReggieJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing. Always a great combination of flavors.

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vipsascha
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, service was also awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Came here for valentines prefix dinner and pairings. Ambiance was great and our waiter was respectful. However, we were rushed the whole time. Even our waiter apologized when other staff would bring out food/wine. Could barely enjoy the food or drinks because halfway through the dish, the next set would be coming out. Next thing we know, we’re practically chugging down the wine & food to make room and not really enjoying the experience. I would consider maybe coming back but my date said it’s a hard NO.

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LukeB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was clearly prepared ahead of time. Filet Mignon was clearly cooked earlier in the day and pre cut in half so it was completely dry when it arrived.
The halibut was overcooked and nearly a hockey puck.
Oysters were not washed and very gritty and sandy.

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vipOctaviaK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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vipFoodtraveler
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a great time at Fig and Olive. My sister was visiting from Wisconsin with work colleagues from Tucson and Las Vegas. They arrived before me and had a comfortable seat in the lounge. Our server was so helpful with the menu suggestions. We had a variety of the crostini, truffle croquettes, and drinks, and then shared the whole branzino, truffle rissoto, mashed potatoes and spinach with figs. Everyone left with a wonderful impression of the restaurant and I was proud to have chosen it. Our server even chose the pot du creme and cheesecake for us to share with cookies for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The meal, the wine, the service, the ambiance. Everything was fabulous as always here!

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CocoW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Delightful

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vipDaniel
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danea was amazing and made excellent suggestions. We loved the food and our experience!

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gigih
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fig and Olive is a lovely place to chat and dine. The staff and service were on point and appropriately attentive. We loved the bread and olive oil--delicious and the cheese platter, while overpriced was a delight.
Our entrees arrived cold, but were still relatively enjoyable. This happenstance was a bit confounding as the restaurant wasn't remotely crowed.

There was also an issue with our OpenTable reservation, while I had the confirmation number--it didn't appear on the restaurant's computer and after a bit of discussion, we were seated.

Would I recommend Fig and Olive? Absolutely- but with the proviso that despite the ambience and lovely waitstaff -- the food might miss the mark and reservations may be lost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I like Fig & Olive. Their dishes are light and tasty and I can always find something on the menu. The service leaves something to be desired. Refilling water and coffee was non-existent (we had to ask multiple times for each refill), getting someone to take our order and then our check took longer than expected (and they weren't that busy). Even just waiting for someone to clean the table before we could sit down took an inordinate amount of time, despite multiple staff walking back and forth past the table. I do like F&O's food, but I think it will be a while before I go back based on my last experience there.

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vipCoastalDiner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Second time going here only because someone else picked this place today. Caveat is that I’m gluten free and used to working around menus. That said for a menu of salads, soup and the like, I had two options: a $15 bowl of soup (w/o the croutons) or a $25 salad. Ridiculous prices for pedestrian

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vipjoanm
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and excellent service😊after experiencing a great evening we booked our rehearsal dinner there. Yes, a little expensive but well worth it. We don’t have to do a thing!!

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vipChristopherA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fig and Olive is a beautiful space with good service. The food is beautifully presented as well. But when eating the food, it basically tasted average. Not bad, but nothing special either. I would have expected better for a high-end restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bathroom needs a refresh

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vipPrettyRicki
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The Chilean seabass was delicious and the cocktails were well-crafted and tasty

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You can order delivery directly from FIG & OLIVE DC using the Order Online button. FIG & OLIVE DC also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. FIG & OLIVE DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 559-5004.

FIG & OLIVE DC is rated 4.5 stars by 2420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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