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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.
Washington, DC 20001
Mediterranean, French, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Monday to Friday:
11:00AM to 3:45PM
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
closest corner 9th and H Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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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
The food was excellent but our service was pretty sub-par. Especially considering we called in advance to tell them that is was a milestone birthday for my mom and we really wanted to make it special. Upon seating our table of 6, no one came by to give us even water for at least 10 minutes. And once we ordered our drinks, the server disappeared for about 20 minutes and then came back without drinks to ask whether we'd like to place an order for appetizers. Again the food was delicious and we didn't let it ruin our night but it was still pretty strange to happen at a nice restaurant on a Saturday night (especially when it was by no means packed!).
In an area with few options, this place is fine but worth avoiding if you can literally think of any other place. The service leaves a lot to be desired—from the hosts to the bar tenders tot he wait staff, you never really feel welcome. We were hurried in and out of this place, despite it being fairly empty. While having drinks at the bar after being rushed out of our table, it took 15 minutes to get the bartender’s attention to settle tab. It was beyond disappointing to say the least. The food is fine but not exactly good and you could do much better for these prices virtually anywhere else in the city. The location is the only thing this place has going for it.
Very cute place. It reminded my colleague of eating in a Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel, and she was right. :) The crostini's were fabulous- we all had different crostini's and they were all delicious! My colleagues had the steak and they were very happy with it. I had the paella and I don't think I would recommend it. It was very salty and not sure how "fresh" everything really was and if the salt was to cover up. I didn't get sick, so I'm sure it was fine. But, as someone who eats out a lot- there is better paella out there. I would definitely return though- they have a pretty good wine list and WONDERFUL customer service!
I loved my dining experience at Fig & Olive! Our waitress and the staff were beyond attentive and provided great recommendations of food and drinks. I had the Tajine and it was light, warm, and very delicious; perfect for a chilly D.C. evening. I love the ambiance and the seating!
I really like Fig&Olive for their cozy design and atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and the food is pretty good.
The service though.... definitely needs a lot of improvement. I've been to this location at least 6 times, and the only time the service was good, it was at the bar.
One time we had to wait for the food for like an hour (not even dinner, brunch time) when the restaurant was half empty. The waiter just kept saying that it's coming out right now.
Today my friend ordered a coffee and asked at least 4 staff members for some skim milk which she received only after her coffee was already cold by letting the server know that it was cold but she still didn't get her milk. So he brought a new cup of coffee. It wasn't busy but the staff was very relaxed. When we asked for the dessert menus, our waiter went to chat with the co-workers first and then slowly brought us the menus.
Maybe I'm being too demanding because I work in the industry but I think that this kind of restaurant should definitely have a higher level of service than it currently has.
The DC location is beautiful. We were seated upstairs and I wish we could have been downstairs to enjoy the view but the upstairs was pretty as well. I want to go back and have more food but what I had was very good. I chose the Prix Fix Brunch menu and had the mushroom croquettes, and goat cheese omelette. The food was fresh and flavorful. I had the goat cheese crostini and bottomless mimosas. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant, helpful and kept the mimosas pouring. The one and only flaw with our dining experience was the concierge/greeter if you could call her that. When you enter the restaurant there is no one in sight to greet you. I had to look around and to the right was a woman with NO smile and really not much energy whatsoever. It was amazing to experience a non-greeting but I must admit, this is what occurred. You did not get the sense you were welcome or wanted and after brunch my hubby also commented on her cold energy. She went through the motions, but her face and energy were flat/non-existent. It was shocking.
My boyfriend and I ate dinner here before going to see a play at the Kennedy Center. We loved it! The restaurant has such a sophisticated and yet cozy feel. The seating on one side of the restaurant consists of huge comfy chairs, more like what you'd see in a living room - very relaxing. They definitely make you want to take your time while eating. We ordered three signature crostinis as an appetizer and they were so delicious. I've never been big on figs, but absolutely loved what I had. As an entrée I had the Riviera Salmon and my boyfriend had a risotto dish. For dessert I had an after dinner drink and my boyfriend ordered the dessert crostini. Everything was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely return!
The staff made our anniversary extremely special by immediately treating us to glasses of champagne. Although the food was delicious, I was not impressed with the dining room. We were seated upstairs in communal seating on a couch with pillows. We had people within elbow distance on both sides. No one offered to check our costs and we had to pile them up on our neighbors. We weren't able to engage in conversation. Not the best choice for an anniversary dinner.
The food at Fig & Olive is amazing. Lots of creative options on the menu and full of flavor. The portions were reasonable, unlike other "casual elegant" restaurants I've been to. We split a salad and each had an entree and it was plenty! We were running to a movie and didn't have time for dessert, which was a shame, because it looked as tempting as the menu!
Do try the creative drinks. Fantastic paella, rich and creamy. Nicely done lamb chops. Best seat is at the corner by the wine cellar. Quiet and away from the flashing lights in the courtyard. Great service. Prompt and professional. Definitely will come back.
We are very disappointed by the service at Fig & Olive. It was for a birthday celebration, so when we made a reservation, we asked them to have a birthday message on a dessert plate. Nothing happened until the end and our waiter brought a check to our table, which we didn’t ask it yet, so we told him we made a special request when making a reservation. He just said “ nobody told me about that so I didn’t know. “ and he didn’t do anything even though we asked him to bring a dessert plate with a birthday message. Very disappointed. This waiter could be very new and didn’t know anything about service because he didn’t even know if they had high chairs for kids. Anyway, we are Very disappointed.
I gave our server 5 stars, but WAS not happy with a big delay in getting our glass of wine. Explained as a hold up by being seated on the second floor. But server's personality was marvelous, food was great, and upstairs is more airy with big windows. Very good salads.
Great atmosphere as we were ushered to our upstairs table by the window, giving a nice view of Palmer Alley below. The wine list was nice as was the cocktail list. We were served an olive oil tasting platter which was delicious. The food came within minutes and was delicious. On a cold night I recommend the Bouillabaisse and hearty pasta dishes, but the menu is seasonal so it may not always be available. Service was attentive but not overbearing.
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.
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.
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.
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