FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue

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$31 to $50
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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. It is a full service restaurant featuring lunch, brunch and dinner menus. The exceptional wine list includes over 30 wines offered by the glass or bottle from Italy, France and Spain.

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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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I went to meet my friend who is leaving the country for a while

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good salmon burger!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

o
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.
Always wonderful.
Love the staff; the food; the ambience ~ 🙋🏼‍♀️

P
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Thank you!
Patricia

MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Found the waiter to be a put pushy with food recommendations trying to get us to order more food than we needed.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I ordered a dish to takeaway and asked them to make it vegetarian. They gave me shrimp in my food!

FO
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Returned to Fig & Olive (on 5th Av) for dinner with the fam and this time, it was just okay. Not bad, just okay.

I
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistent and quality food. Perfect location for MOMA as well and my out of town guests loved it.

CM
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

NY
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

s
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent if you were looking for somewhere in Manhattan for a quick bite without too much formality this is your place!

KB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Sooo noisy! The waiter was obsequious though attentive. The food is very good. Worse part the noise!

BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent lunch with a friend. Really enjoyed the crostini appetizers.

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Delicious food.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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!

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Ambience not as nice as the Fig did not verify if prices are identical.

SF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good place to eat at a reasonable value, with a somewhat diverse menu.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Loved the food, service and ambiance.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good, however the restaurant was very noisy. Apart from that totally recommend.

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Duck breast overcooked & vegetables burnt... what else to say :-(

JS
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

ME
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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..

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A good night. Wine was warm and I am not certain they gave me the wine I ordered, filled low on the glass.

HK
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very very small portions for the price

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