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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Fig & Olive with a special three course prix fixe menu featuring fine ingredients including oysters, Chilean sea bass, and duck carpaccio. Guests will enjoy live jazz and a special take home gift to remember their special evening.

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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

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
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Business Meals (37)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Romantic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Cozy (23)
Healthy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Fun (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Tapas (17)
Authentic (13)
People Watching (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Casual (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

This plays always delivers: Got their hamburger this time and it was outstanding.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Organic, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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!).

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great atmosphere, good food, but overpriced for what you get.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very fun restaurant with decent food and friendly staff. Do to its location and price range, its definitely more of a special occasion type meal

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The serving sizes of starters were enormous. I paid $13 for a bowl of what appeared to be five beets. I would have preferred less, and to pay less. It’s a good restaurant for dietary restrictions and people who like quantity. I prefer variety.

Tags: Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The waiter was great. Food was fantastic. Added to bookmarks for the next trip to DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My family and I went on a weekday in January so it was empty. Fantastic service, food, and atmosphere. We all had different salads for a super quick lunch, and loved them all! Thanks for the birthday surprise! Loved this dining experience!

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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with lovely ambience, friendly welcoming hostess.

Food was excellent and with a good drink selection a great place to dine, albeit a little pricey. Would certainly return and look forward to that occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE was a pre fixe menu. Four courses for $160. All four courses were awful, meat over cooked, dessert was awful. Great staff, atmosphere was great. We were a party of 8. We had to go out to eat afterwards.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brthday! Food was amazin!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place is a little pricey however totally worth going. It is located in a great location and the crostini is the BEST!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Customer service here is always excellent. Food is very good!! Waiters always try to accommodate my dietary restrictions.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome food and service!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed Fig and Olive, DC for a Christmas Eve dinner with family. Great cocktails, food, and seating. Beautiful view. Great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not worth the money... very average... food was mediocre. Drinks came after appetisers. Bread never offered.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Wonderful ambiance! Wonderful experience! Can't wait to go back!👌🏻 👍🏼👍🏼

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Healthy, Fun, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

If you want a vibrant/energetic environment the lower floor is the ticket. If you prefer a quieter experience, the upstairs is great. The food was excellent, including the olive oil tastings before dinner. Excellent olive oils.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place, very nice staff!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice location, plenty of room either downstairs in bar or casual seating area, or upstairs in a more formal setting. Only had cocktails and appetizers, but both were good. The beet and goat cheese app was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dads birthday

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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