FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue
FIG & OLIVE FIFTH AVENUE truly stands out with its elegant and authentic design from the French and Italian Riviera. This space offers numerous possibilities to host a variety of events from 12 to 250 guests.
FIG & OLIVE’s menu philosophy is based on the notion of clean, healthy and sophisticated ingredients and dishes, each prepared or finished with unique olive oil.
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I went to meet my friend who is leaving the country for a while
I’m a little disappointed. What’s the purpose of having a special request section if no one reads it? I asked for a surprise dessert plate to have happy birthday written on it with my boyfriends name on it and I never got it.
Good salmon burger!
We really loved our evening at Fig & Olive. The staff was excellent and it was worth it to go just for the starters, crostini and cocktails! We all enjoyed our dinners too but the crostini and cocktails were extra awesome!
Love the staff; the food; the ambience ~ 🙋🏼♀️
Pre-celebration of my birthday with a friend tonight was great specially because Fig & Olive is my favorite restaurant in NY!
We had the famous crostini - a offer on the house - and we tried some new plates from the Fall Menu. I enjoyed very much the ravioli and my friend got the soup and the branzino.
Special dessert with a candle made my night event more special! The service - from the hostess to the servers, the manager and the entire team - is always the best! Every time I have a meal at Fig & Olive is a very special one! Thanks a lot to all of you! Compliments to the chef and I will be back soon!
Found the waiter to be a put pushy with food recommendations trying to get us to order more food than we needed.
I ordered a dish to takeaway and asked them to make it vegetarian. They gave me shrimp in my food!
Returned to Fig & Olive (on 5th Av) for dinner with the fam and this time, it was just okay. Not bad, just okay.
Overall not bad. Service started out strong but then faded. Never checked back with our table for coffee and drink refills even though it was not that busy and well staffed. Food is good but pricey for eggs 😀 but we know that going into a midtown place for brunch. This is our usual stop after mass at St Patrick’s but may look for another option in the future.
The server was not overly attentive and it took forever to bring out some of the dishes we shared. He had apologized but that was it. The hamachi appetizer we had shared was underwhelming , yet not cheap. Generally speaking, the restaurant didn’t live up to our expectations; will not return any time soon.
Always consistent and quality food. Perfect location for MOMA as well and my out of town guests loved it.
W discovered Fig & Olive on Lexington or Madison many years ago and have dines with them on 42nd Street and in Newport Beach as well and are always satisfied.
Vibrant flavors with shareable small plates, and excellent fresh food entrees well prepared. Love the new crustini bread: much easier to split and share. The bread and infused oil were sublime as always. Surprised they closed so early. Nonetheless a lovely meal!
The restaurant is very noisy upon entrance, and while the service is kind and enthusiastic, it was not the most prompt. The food was very mediocre and way overpriced for the quality and lack of flavor, considering the other options in the neighborhood. While I can appreciate their attempts at being a nice option, I wouldn’t bring anybody back here.
Food was excellent if you were looking for somewhere in Manhattan for a quick bite without too much formality this is your place!
Sooo noisy! The waiter was obsequious though attentive. The food is very good. Worse part the noise!
Had an excellent lunch with a friend. Really enjoyed the crostini appetizers.
It is a delightful venue, with warm and attentive staff. They were very accommodating and made sure my birthday was special! Thank you for a great evening! I look forward to the next visit! PS - loved the cocktails!
It took about 1-hour between sitting down at the table and our brunch to be on the table. We ordered the same meal and one was served hot and the other cold. Another +30 minutes to get a new order, which was hot but under cooked with runny eggs and half crisp, half undercooked potatoes, and a sausage that looked and tasted like it was boiled. One of the worst experiences ever. The Manager on duty stood by, hands crossed not saying a word while the server apologized. The Manager should be demoted and retrained. Trying to understand what happened to a restaurant that used to be great.
Lovely! Delicious food.
The tables are crammed so tight the waiters bang into you serving the people next to you, who by the way, have full access to your every utterance. The food is a sad attempt at gourmet and the noise level so loud you cannot hear yourself think (but somehow the people next to you can!). If you are in the mood for a community dinner, this is your place, just don't leave your wallet at home! Its pricey for all that!
Ambience not as nice as the Fig did not verify if prices are identical.
Good place to eat at a reasonable value, with a somewhat diverse menu.
Great brunch. Loved the food, service and ambiance.
The food is very good, however the restaurant was very noisy. Apart from that totally recommend.
Overall a good experience. Unfortunately, different servers came to our table to take our orders multiple times. It felt a bit disorganized like nobody knew what was going on, especially after we were lectured by one of the servers to order all at once. Beyond that our food and drinks were good. Duck was a little dry, but accompaniments helped. Great ambiance.
Duck breast overcooked & vegetables burnt... what else to say :-(
Kinetic setting of loud and louder, embodying the spirit of Midtown. Business dinners, catch-up with friends, or a group night out, it’s all here for great service, great courses, great energy, and a great memory. Love the ambience and decor, upscale and sophisticated while not feeling imposing nor intimidating. One of our favorites. Five stars.
We had good service, a little slow on the appetizers, but other than that it was very good. The food was great, and the atmosphere was lovely. Sitting up stairs is great! Much quieter. Easier to talk with your friends and family. Definitely will go back again!
bread is cold and awful, food is overpriced for what it is. the whole experience was mehhhh especially for the hype about this place... very underwhelming..
A good night. Wine was warm and I am not certain they gave me the wine I ordered, filled low on the glass.
Great dining experience!
I was hosting two out of town guests for a late lunch at Fig and Olive. Our server was pushy, rushed and downright annoying. If you want patrons out of your restaurant by 2:30 or 3:00 don’t offer a 2:15 lunch reservation. He was hovering over our table before we had a minute to read the menu and insisted that the kitchen was “turning over” so it was essentially last call for food orders. I was embarrassed that I selected this for my guests. Not a good time even though the food was very well prepared. Disappointing overall because of the service.
There was a bug on our bread and it crawled into the bread when we tried to remove it! We called our server over and she simply took away the one piece of bread instead of the tray - she didn't even offer to replace the bread!! Not only did she not handle the situation correctly, but she was unkempt looking. We did not enjoy our dining experience.
I haven't written a review for Open Table for over a couple of years now, but whenever I get to Fig & Olive, I'm always compelled to. I've been going to the restaurant every year now for six years now, and I always have a great experience.
The crostinis were great as always (beef, salmon, shrimp, pea, burrata, and prosciutto) and the chateaubriand for two was perfect. My friend suggested medium rare, which I'm usually not a fan of, but Fig & Olive delivered, indeed. With a side of shallots and asparagus, my friend and I were both incredibly satisfied. And, of course, the side breads with three olive oils (regular, citrus, and peppered) were complimentary to the whole meal. (We had it brought to our table three times.)
Now, the dinner was in celebration of my friend's upcoming birthday (9/10), and I left them a note asking if they could put a candle on the dessert when they bring it out. After they took our entree and just before we ordered our dessert, the waiter brought out their bruleed cheesecake with a candle. The timing was perfect. Most restaurants fail to read the note, but Fig & Olive *always* reads it (I almost always come here for a celebration, and when I do, they never fail in this important part.) My friend, who usually doesn't eat dessert, so this part is usually just ceremonial for him, actually ate the dessert. And so we decided to order one more dessert of our own -- the pot de creme. Both desserts were a perfect end to our two and a half hour birthday meal.
The waiter was very attentive, the staff was courteous, and the ambiance was sweet -- all adding to the wholesome experience.
I highly recommend anyone reading this review to come here for dinner, especially for a special occasion. The experience is worth the price. I look forward to my next meal there.
Very very small portions for the price