Fig & Olive's design is elegant, fresh and embodies the ambiance of the Coast of Italy and the South of France with its fresh white lime walls, terracotta colors, and green touches. Our midtown location is ideal for cocktails or dinners up to 150 guests.View Private Dining Details
Join FIG & OLIVE for Mother's Day Brunch featuring a special three course prix fixe menu, festive cocktails and Fig & Olive favorites. A la carte options will also be available.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We went for pre-theatre dinner during restaurant week and it was very good but one of the entrees was so small it was like a snack size. It wasn't enough to be satisfying. Otherwise a good experience and one of my favorite places to eat!
Everything from the bread to dessert was amazing.
I went to Fig & Olive during restaurant week and loved it! The bar was packed on a Friday after work. We were directed upstairs for our reservations and were given very nice seats in a corner for some privacy and away from the crowds.I had the fig and manchego salad which I could not have enough of,my bf had the gazpacho which was cool, very refreshing for the summer. For our entrees, I had the truffle risotto which was to die for, it was cooked perfectly and there was a great truffle taste to it although it was very filling I had my bf finish my plate. He had the branzino which was disappointing, fish was quite small, sauce didn't go well with it. Our desserts were phenomenal, I really enjoyed the pot de creme and the service can't be beat
Emphasis on figs and olives leads to some very creative and unusual dishes. I love the variety and small dish approach.
Great service enhanced the beautifully composed plates of seasonal fare. Fittingly given the name of the restaurant, the bread service came with a trio of olive oils to compare and the salad course contained ripe figs.
Fantastic Indian cuisine. Inventive and properly spiced.
I have been twice and both times had a horrible experience.
We were treated poorly and food which looked good had no flavor.
I will never return.
wonderfully differnt and excellent lunch
Like its Meat-Packing counterpart, Fig & Olive Fifth Avenue has become too noisy for comfort. The staff have also become gruff and pushy, where once they were poised and knowledgeable. I would still recommend it to someone who hasen't tried it, but only with major caveats.
restaurant week special, good service and ordered more than we should. So far was a great choice.
The guys at the enterance are not friendly at all. I totally prefer their other locations.
Great food, but the tables are very close , even for NYC. We went duringfor lunch restaurant week, which was probably why it felt loud and frenzied. Lives up to its namesake!
We had 7:30PM reservations and were seated within 5 minutes of that time, which was good considering how crowded it was. It was a bit too noisy if you wanted to carry on any conversation. However the service was good and so was the food.
bartender makes very poor drinks....
Had been there for a restaurant week lunch which was a decent value, but totally underwhelmed for dinner....had reservation yet there was stil confusion as to where to sit us.....the portions were very small especially the salad and Bronzino. I wanted something without carbs so waitress said that came with vegetables....came out the tiniest piece of fish I ever saw.....with mashed potatoes duh.....and 2 literally 2 asparagus....left hungry with a $100 bill for 2! My daughter had shrimp spaghetti pesto which was not made with basil! What pesto has no basil? Only plus is desserts and dipping olive oil appetizer!
Reasonable and reliable dining in an upscale neighborhood - Food is alway fresh and well prepared/presented, there's extensive variety and service is attentive.
The sangria was delicious, I had mushroom croquettes as an appetizer which was very good, but was not impressed with my main course - shrimp scampi with pesto. The chocolate pot de creme was very good. The waitstaff was great.
We sat on the second floor. The hostess walked by the tables and spoke into her headpiece to update the progress of all the diners. Thanks for being efficient but don't make us feel rushed. They tried to take the bill before we paid, which was a subtle hint to pay and get out. While I was at the ladies room, they stopped being subtle and asked my two friends to leave the table so they could clear it for the next party. It was a Tuesday night, 6:30 PM (read: early); we were there for 1.5 hours. I use Restaurant Week to "interview" new places to put in my dinner rotation and Fig and Olive would not get the job.
Way too noisy. Are there no restaurants in this city where you can actually enjoy a conversation?! Food was good but was expecting much more adventurous and Mediterranean inspired amazing. Good is boring. Maitre de must have come up to our table at least twenty times to hint that we leave. Very annoying. Otherwise overall not bad, we'd give it 7/10.
Ordered a risotto. Arrived 2 minutes later. Need a say more?
Great food. Efficient but not the most friendly service. We brought our 2 kids as we were visiting New York during restaurant week. The maitre'd was warm and welcoming, but I can't say that about the rest of the staff. I recommend the branzini entree!
I went with two friends and we all had the prix fixe dinner menu for $35. With 4 drinks (no coffees) the bill came to $70 each including the tip. The staff are friendly and helpful but the noise level is high (popular place)! The food is very good and there were lots of choices on the prix fixe. The decor is very pleasing with soft lighting. They brought bottled water to our table which we did not order and when we had paid the bill I pointed this out to the maitre 'd and he refunded the cost of the bottle.
Waiter rude. Rushed us and said they have to turn table over for other customers. There was no waiting line.
small portion size, bland tasting food.
What a lovely meal and a lovely restaurant! The menu is sort of gastro-Mediterranean - figs and chicken tagine and three different olive oils with the bread (great bread, by the way!). Everything we had - gazpacho, pea & mint soup, chicken tagine, mushroom risotto and a pesto with shrimp over pasta - was exquisitely cooked and served; desserts were stunning. Very seasonal menu, it appears - in the tagine were tiny zucchini, ie. Nice wine list, tho I'd aim toward whites with more acidity with this food. Charming service on a very busy Friday night in midtown.(we were at the 52nd street locale - there are apparently others.) -- we will be back, a high compliment to a restaurant in NYC!
Food was not as good as all the reviews I read. At best, mediocre.
The ambiance is excellent. It's a crowded place and it's too noisy for a date. If you go during restaurant week, I recommend that you spend $5.00 more and get the filet mignon. The branzini was only a skinny sliver. The portions are small if you have a small stomach. Just note, if you spend more on the dinner menu you get a better portion.
The good food does not make up for inattentive service and a deafening noise level. I've used to like Fig & Olive very much but I can not see returning to this restaurant. I am sad to say that the total experience was far less than it could be or used to be.
I had dinner at Fig and Olive during Restaurant Week with two friends. One of my friends was flying in from California that day, and her flight was so delayed that she arrived an hour late for our reservation. We explained the situation to the Hostess, and while they wouldn't seat us until she arrived, they did say to let them know when we were all there. Even though the restaurant was completely packed, they seated us within minutes of my friend's late arrival. We truly appreciated that we did not have to forfeit our reservation. We all ordered off of the Prix Fix restaurant week menu. I had the Green Pea and Mint soup, and Truffle Oil Risotto, both delicious. I would definitely go back!
Very fun and innovative. Terrific menu and apps!
Would definitely return
Seated on time. Chose the restaurant week menu with lots of interesting choices.not familiar with all the items and people seemed a little rushed for us to ask...awkward to ask. Food tasted delicious. Thank you. We will be back.
I try not to be too critical but Fig&Olive was just ok. It was a muggy night, and the restaurant wasn't cooled enough to offset the hot stickiness going on outside. The food was okay, but the mushroom croquettes were just mediocre; I had the branzino, my friend had the steak tartar - it seemed like the portioning was weird since my piece of fish was so small and she must have had nearly a quarter pound of raw meat. They also served the food before we were set for the next course. Like I said, okay but not worth it had it not been Restaurant week.
Great first time at Fig & Olive! Loved the restaurant week menu...
I am definitely not a Mediterranean food guy. that is finally established after this visit.
The fig salad with walnuts and the cheeses was amazing! I'll be back for the salad soon.
Food was excellent. Definitely start with the crostinis. Tables were a little snug and there was no air conditioner that seemed to be on.
The downside: if you have a prix fix lunch menue where customers can chose from a range of appetizers and entrees you should have something for vegetarians! Went during restaurant week and was told 'no substitutions'. Their usual lunch prix fix (same price) has a veggie options so I was quite annoyed.
Great mediterranean restaurant. Great for noshing, small plates or sharing. Great for tastings (olive oil, olives, crostini, cheeses, etc.)
Very Hot - AC could not keep up with the heat and crowd. Also - for whatever reason they can not make a Panani without mayonaise?? Kind of ruined the experience - as the substitute mushroom croquettes came half cold.