FIG & OLIVE DC

4.5
2000 reviews
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Mediterranean
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.
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Sun 6:00PM - 6:00PM 6:30PM - 6:30PM 7:00PM - 7:00PM 7:30PM - 7:30PM

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very boring wines by the glass ( no personality at all) - food was good but nothing great considering the price- food I ordered was served in wrong plates that made it difficult to cut - service was bad, unfriendly and not caring at all- I did not feel welcome- disappointing !

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q
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Dined at fig & olive to celebrate a friends birthday. Party of 2. Cozy and comfortable ambiance.

Mediterranean Mule - delicious and perfect
Moroccan Old Fashioned - strong and perfect

CHILEAN SEA BASS with a side of ORGANIC MUSHROOMS - sea bass melted in your mouth
RIVIERA SALMON with a side of SAUTÉED BABY SPINACH - cooked perfectly. Not dry.

Server even brought a flavorful chocolate slice for the birthday guest.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed that 2 of the main dishes were out as well as one of the sides and it was only 6:30 pm. So I had to rethink my order. Also our server was such a “low talker” we had to ask her to repeat everything she said. The food we did order was delicious and the service was great except for the repeating part.

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n
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Meh. The location and ambiance are great. The food is mediocre at best. We were there for Sunday brunch and were quickly seated upstairs. Live combo playing downstairs - nice. Warm bread with great olive oil and balsamic vinegar was brought to the table. It was the best part of our meal. Steak and eggs were just ok. There were oily potato cakes - so greasy! Not crisp at all - just soggy with oil. Underwhelming, all of it. Small portions lacking flavor. Again, not bad, but definitely not a place we’ll go back for brunch.

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

Food and ambiance were excellent. A little pricey but great quality nonetheless.

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L
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed that we get there and they’re out of chicken, so the only chicken option was just putting some on a salad. I asked to not salt my veggies, but guess what, they did anyway. Our waiter disappeared for a long time and we were just sitting there, with plates cleared off the table, waiting for the check. Finally a manager (I believe) saw us and brought our check.

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BA
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We, my wife, two very close friends, and I had not dinned at Fig both of which we chalked-up to the gitters that pervades most new restaurant openings. I was sent an email announcing a Valentines Day prefix menu that was to have been available on Valentines Day and the ensuing weekend; we went on February 16. We arrived on time but had to wait fifteen minutes for our table. It then took an additional fifteen minutes for our waiter to arrive at our table. We inquired about the Valentines Day menu only to be informed that most of those items were unavailable. The floor manager apologized and asked for some time to work out substitutions. By the time that he explained our choices, forty-five minutes had elapsed and not even bread had found its way to our table. We placed our orders and from that point our meal proceeded flawlessly. The manager checked on us without being obtrusive and the servers were attentive. We left feeling satisfied. Nevertheless, our experience, to say the least, was tortured.

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

Nice comfortable space on the second floor. Service was very good. This Fig & Olive location was not able to offer the Valentine's Day weekend menu as advertised on the website but the food options were still excellent. The Fig & Olive drink was great.

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - all of it

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

Great food and service!

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n
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the crostini! The burrata was delicious. Really enjoyed the view of city center.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, but the service was a bit scarce. Our section was not very crowded, but we still waited about a half hour before we could place our order. However, they never let your water get less than half full so props for that

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food, totally overrated

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This is the second time in a month that my girlfriend have attended a restaurant for a pre fixe menu and they have run out of one of the main entrees. The food was very good overall, but it is just disappointing that we weren't able to get what we ordered.

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food does not live up at all to the swanky style of the restaurant: under salted, unimaginative, uninspired... Service is stresseful with a batallion of waiters and staff running around on adrenaline like there is a crisis.

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JP
Omaha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overcooked risotto, overwhelmed staff, didn't even finish the prefix menu for V-Day since it took 3 hours to just get to the entree.

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GF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was obnoxious. Tasted like it came from the supermarket’s frozen section. Not sure if this was the result of tonight being Valentine’s day, but for $150 per person this was the lowest value for money I’ve had in the DC restaurant setting in a long time. Staff were pleasant and attentive.Good ambience as well. But it is supposed to be a restaurant after all.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food I make is better... so for this price, it was a major let down.

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AM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was good. Wine selections were good. Food was good... their signature salad was one of the best I ever tasted. The chateaubriand was medium-well, though we ordered medium. Overall a nice dinner but nothing memorable other than the salad.

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RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was my first time here and I was pretty excited. The ambience and the service were good but the food... was not worth the hefty price tag. I ordered a drink and it was filled to the brim with ice and just barely had anything in it. I ordered the halibut and it was very salty - no other flavors... the other side vegtables were bland as well. They gave us this pasta dish which was noodles some cheese and tomato sauce. It didn't taste or look good. All in all, I was a bit disappointed with their food.

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JJ
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered 9 of the lunch crostini and thought they weren't very good. Very disappointing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the nicest F&O that I have been to! Not as noisy and decor/seating top of the line! Food and service consistent with other F&O locations.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food. A bit pricey but tasty. We didn’t get our flower request or birthday S/O.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, but VERY expensive. Great for friends/groups for very special occasions.

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N
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a party of 8. There was some confusion with our order. One in our party ordered soup as a starter and an entre. For some reason, the server thought she only ordered soup. Once all other guests received their main course, we realized the mistake/misunderstanding. It took too long to correct for the main order to get to the table and it arrived when all others finished their main course. Same guest ordered decaf coffee and received regular coffee. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our brunch.

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AF
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Cool place but sort of average food, nothing special.

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k
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with the family and excellent service! Drinks and food were delicious!

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LC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

When an insect arrives in your cocktail it is not a crime. But when it takes another 15 minutes before another is served it’s a pity. Our waitress was nice enough but any restaurant worth its figs and olives would have replaced it in a New York second via server or manager- and taken it off the bill. The ambiance is delightful and a pleasure to sit in. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Surprisingly, the kale and quinoa salad, a mainstay on many fast food menus was outstanding, and maybe the best thing we ordered. On the other hand, the diver scallops were a huge disappointment. At $23.00, there were three scallops on the plate. I could not taste the carmelized leek purée or the vinaigrette. Almost $8.00 a pop for a sad chewy scallop! My wife enjoyed the filet mignon though the accompanying potato purée was rather tasteless. My Riviera salmon was cooked well and fresh, but I would be hard pressed to make a distinction between the lemon thyme purée and the red grape and caper sauce. With a pile of mushrooms on the plate the presentation looked colorless and the preparation was lackluster. The vibe here is relaxed, maybe a little too relaxed. There’s just not enough attention to detail for these prices. Nothing truly inspiring about the food. I was left with the impression that no one really cared to exceed my expectations.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Food is excellent. 5 Star shopping right outside the restaurant as well

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but not great considering the price point. The room we were sitting in was really cold. We were right under a vent and when we asked why it felt like it was blowing cold air (on a night when it was around 35 degrees outside), the server said the air conditioning was on. ??!! I wore my coat the whole time. It was just strange. And my food cooled off really quickly.

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SE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crostinis are amazing! Fig & Olive DC was our choice for Girls' Night Out, and it did not disappoint. We ordered salmon, beef tartare, and the mushroom truffle crostinis to start. I ordered the lemon chicken with the cabbage, which was delicious. The chicken was flavorful and moist, while the skin was light and crisp. My dining partner enjoyed her Chilean sea bass. The cocktails were perfectly executed. This is my new favorite! I will definitely return.

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F
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Olive oil and balsamic..wish the dipping bread was a little more crispy.
Salmon and shrimp salad was superb.
Service excellent.....
Seating a little uncomfortable as its low and mor like being in a living room...suggest have some higher seating and give guests choice....

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r
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, sleek and comfortable ambiance, professional (but a bit removed) staff - all good and fine. - but value for the food is disproportionately high.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the best salads I've ever had. And the homemade infused olive oils and aged balsamic were over the top, as was the homemade focaccia. I'd highly recommend a visit.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Brunch!!!!!! Excellent service!!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu was inventive and traditional at the same time. The service was very good and there was a jazz trio playing for atmosphere. I would definitely return.

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ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was “meh” at best. If you’re looking for quality food at a decent price with a similar ambiance, do venture up the street to the plethora of restaurants that can offer the same. I found my waitress to be disinterested and the food surprisingly quite bland. If you happen to be in the area and want to grab a bite to eat within the immediate vicinity, pop over to DBGB- you’ll at least enjoy your meal.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Turned out to be a perfect pick for my friend's 40th birthday celebrations. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Pretty much everything we ordered (and we ordered a lot!) was very good. Go here if you want a classy, fine dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely!

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V
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. It is located in a great part of DC. We walked in and were greeted immediately. We made a reservation since it was a Saturday night and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Erica was our server for the evening and she was outstanding. We started with the Cheese Board and it was devoured. My husband had the short ribs. They were so tender and juicy. He loved it. I had the sea bass and was in heaven. It was very flaky (as it should be) and was paired with a delicious sauce. We also had the truffle fries. YUM!! We finished it all of with the Apple crisp for dessert. It was perfect. I would also like to thank the manager Andrés for the wonderful fig jam!! We can’t wait to come back.

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