Fig & Olive - Houston

4.4
415 reviews
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The spirit of the French Riviera will soon pervade Houston having opened in The Galleria in March 2018. Featuring authentic Mediterranean ingredients and a Joie de Vivre synonymous with the coastal regions of France, Spain and Italy, we are bringing our unique blend of fresh flavors, seasonal dishes, and signature premium olive oils to Texas for the first time. Our centrally-located 7,000-square- foot Houston home comes complete with multiple unique dining
experiences, including an expansive 160-seat dining room, a 24-seat bar and lounge, two private dining rooms with full state-of-the-art audio-visual components, and a 40-seat al fresco terrace emanating a casual chic ambiance reminiscent of summers spent on the Mediterranean.
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BP
Houston
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Appetizers and entree were good to excellent. Desert was a huge let down and the service disappeared after we ordered... literally ... complete opposite from what I experienced in Newport

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good - very good actually - but it wasn’t anything that makes you want to come back.

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e
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service were good.
Front desk hostess was either distracted, new & did not yet know what she was doing, or else her attitude was bordering on rude- not sure which it was- but it did not start the evening off pleasantly.
Fortunately, our waitress was personable & attentive, so we quickly forgot about the hostess.
Food was good, but menu is definitely limited. This is our 3rd visit to the restaurant in Houston.
We had loved it when we visited in NYC, but the menu changed significantly by the time it came to Houston. I don't know if we will come again.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Girlfriends get together.

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F
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place
Had to remind the waiter for the bread
Overall great food even if a bit pricey

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T
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were not impressed by the visit. We were

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CK
E. Tennessee
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this Fig & Olive, I’ve dined at others. Great service, food, and ambiance.

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Houston
64 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes, however I would recommend it for early dinners or late lunches because the noise level can be very high.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Venue, server and food was excellent!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Extremely small portions for what you pay. My sisters salad was very salty and the server said he’d look into it and never did. Worst avocado toast I have ever had on a plain piece of toast with over cooked quail eggs and what tasted like grocery store pre packaged guacamole ($16 for what looked like a side dish). Was $300 for 4 people (about $100 was alcohol) and we all left hungry. Service was actually great just very disappointed with food. Especially since I recommended for my mom’s birthday.

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LO
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was delicious and great variety of options

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great; enjoyed all the recommendations by our server Mr Bryan who was kind and knowledgeable.
Lamb chops were perfectly seasoned and yes to the Brussels sprouts.

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W
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Cocktails and wine were also fantastic.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I have been itching to try this place and was wondering if it would live up its hype. Here goes nothing. My girlfriends and I were the first ones to arrive so we understood that some things could be delayed but the service here was quite poor. The server we had was inattentive. The food took an unbearably long time to come out and the food was subpar.

Food:

Foie Gras (0/5): This is absolutely indigestible. You'd expect it to be seared but it looks like a piece of spam. I would not recommend this dish. To be honest it looks like they pulled this out of a can and just laid it on the dish.

Riviera Salmon (2/5): For $31 it needs more flavor. I can make better salmon than this.

Hamachi Crudo (3/5): Maybe we should stick the Hamachi to sushi restaurants. The sauce they drizzled on top had a funky taste to it.

In my opinion, Fig and Olive is definitely overrated. I'd save your money and go elsewhere for better and cheaper food.

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

food was disappointing and far to expensive for less than ordinary food

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Loved the ambiance and the food was outstanding.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We'd never been to a Fig & Olive and the mall location didn't seem ideal but the food, the atmosphere and the service were all spectacular. Particularly liked the "Signature Crostini". We picked six of nine options and each one was a unique taste experience

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JF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service and beautiful setting!

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i
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The worst experience ever. This is my third time and the service is always lackluster . Every time I have been there the restaurant has been empty with plenty of people working but no one comes to your table to check on you and the food took forever to come . Love the food but will not be returning . Three chances are more then enough . Very sad

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SH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch place with live music! :)

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing, pleasant, professional and quick. We went there for brunch,
I ordered chicken sausage and hash browns , the hash brawn was drenched in oil
. The rest of our order was not any better, overall very disappointed with the food.

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J
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Good service, pricy, food quality not worth the money. Don’t dare buy a drink, it will cost you a small fortune for 2/3 glass of sour mix.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. The food was wonderful and the service was faultless. Will go again as soon as I’m back in Houston.

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RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I expected more from this Fig and Olive. The service was not that good. The waiter was uninformed and mixed up the entrees. Plus, the restaurant didn't even have limes. I will probably not go here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Liked that the chef came out and explained our food. Our waiter forgot my side order of mushrooms and immediately fixed and then compt our dessert without me asking. Nice for a romantic night. Will come back.

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SS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average and not worth the price point. This location is not comparable to the New York location.

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AA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect way to celebrate my mom’s birthday with great food and live jazz! The service wasn’t rushed and allowed us to have a moment in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Thank you Jorge for the great service and wonderful smile. Could not have asked for more!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great gluten free options!

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SS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was a great waiter and we loved the food! It was busy on a Thursday before Christmas so it did take a long time to get an order placed, but great overall

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D
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Several of us went for lunch mid-week and had a very nice lunch. Our server was attentive and helpful when asked for recommendations. I requested a cocktail that, unbeknownst to me is only served on Thursdays (we were there on Wednesday), and the bartender managed to find all the ingredients and made it for me. It was wonderful, by the way, and I highly recommend you try it - The Grinch.

Overall, we all very much enjoyed our meal and I look forward to a return visit for happy hour/dinner.

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P
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious dishes, everything we ordered was good. Down side, tables had crumbs & watermarks from previous diners. Rather expensive for such carelessness.

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B
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We made reservations and when we arrived there was no one at the door to greet or direct us. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, but they were understaffed. Food was delicious but small servings. I am not a fan of such close seating and found the place to be not conducive to conversation. I felt like the next tables were too close. All in all, a disappointing experience.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food is Ok, yet you expect better for this price but the service is really poor, so no surprise that the restaurant is empty for a Saturday evening. We tested it but we will not come back

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KS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was personal; cocktails unique; perfect late afternoon quiet spot;

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LR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only hitch is that we weren’t checked in properly. One of our guests was left sitting in front for 30 minutes because she was I told I was not there yet.

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JB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Didn’t realize this was actually in the Galleria
Much bigger than it looks online
Seated near two quite noisy birthday celebrations
Impression it was used as a “tourist” or “business” restaurant - not a “local”
Will not return
Food was quite good, quite expensive for the quantity but service quite slow

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is good, ambiance is great , but don’t think the menu is a big deal appetaizer are small the 6 appetizers for $20 are very good delicious but small pieces , overall over price for whay you eat taste and quality wise

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JL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends and had a great dinner ❣️Everything was delicious and service was attentive.

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