FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
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We arrived at 3 PM on a Sunday and were surprised that they were still offering the brunch menu. We ordered off of it and everything was delicious. We had a variety of crostini and I have to say they were the best ones I have tasted. Absolutely wonderful and so fresh. The rest of the meal and drinks were equally delectable ending with the small bites dessert assortment that were out if this world. I would definitely recommend Fig and Olive for a special occasion or just for a treat for anybody.
Honestly the ambiance is great . It’s beautiful place but if someone says food is good there, they haven’t had even average food in their life. We were the party of 8. All of us agreed food was below average. All the food was creation of an average cook., not an experienced chef as you expect from a restaurant in NewPort , Very basic, extremely average taste . Food was quality of a 3 star restaurant. I guess if you just want go for a drink or a fancy place it’s a good place but food was really disappointing.
Very slow service.
Food didn’t seem on point as it normally is.
Food was amazing and the setting was perfect on Valentine's Day, with a live jazz band performing while we ate by the fireplace. Service was awesome as well!
This place is severely overrated. The food preparation was terribly overcooked on every course, and the waitress had no idea how to handle the complaint. Additionally, the waitress would just wander off in the middle of talking to us and we'd be left confused about the whole process. In the end, this place has a lot of hype because of the location and OC celebrity status, but the food is average, the menu tries too hard to impress and overall we left very disappointed with no intent to ever return, and we'll certainly never recommend it to anyone else.
Pris Fixe Valentine's menu was disappointing on all fronts. Pre made appetizers served room temperature. Main courses of fish and veal had no flavor. Will not go back. Dessert was a pair of morsels.
We thought going early was unfortunate, but we loved it because we had spacious seating, quiet ambiance and attentive staff. When reserving I had not been told of price fixe; that was okay, but the portions for the 1st course were tiny. The main courses of filet and osso bucco were superb. The dessert samplings were only a tease. Overall, well done by all.
Server was amazing and the food was very well prepared.
The food was great !
We made reservations for 10:45 and arrived to find a locked restaurant at 10:30. Diners were still dining and we knocked at the door only to be told they had closed early to prep for Valentines Day which was the following day. We were given a card for two drinks or an appetizer but it is unlikely we will ever return.
Excellent service & food
It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday...
Restaurant was quiet on a Sunday afternoon for a late brunch. Since we had a late breakfast/brunch already our menu choice was limited so we shared the octopus carpaccio, then both had the lobster salad and finished sharing chocolate dessert which was the best of the 3 courses. The service was good and we would probably go back to try dinner some time.
7 of us had an amazing dinner over the weekend. The food Was so delicious and we had a great waiter very attentive. Only complaint was the noise level. We found it hard to have a conversation with anyone that was not right next to you.
Great food, great table outdoor with good coverage. Service was amazing. The friends we invited had not been at Fig and Olive in over 2 years and they loved it, they will returned!
Terrible service. The restaurant was more or less empty, with only three or four other diners. We had to call for our server several times, including once for water. Not quite the level one would expect here. Very disappointing.
Great experience. Jackie the host was so nice and our waiter was so sweet to our three year old!! Great dinner!!
Our waitress was outstanding the food was delicious we all had a wonderful time
Great service and even better food!
Never disappoints, love it
Service was excellent from hostess to server!
Excessively noisy last time we visited. We could not hear each other. Service was exceptional. Food is always amazing. The drinks and wine lists are impressive.
Very good food. service was a little slow. However, it was okay since we were not in a hurry.
Atmosphere and vibe were fantastic. I loved their high ceiling.
Fun evening with great food & service.
Food was great. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. There was a private party that was loud and the restaurant did not contain it to their room. Service was slow but the server was apologetic.
The entrees were quite underwhelming, but the appetizers were exquisite. The staff was attentive, and the drinks were excellent. I would come back, but perhaps just for happy hour.
I was entertaining a very high end client and our server was fantastic. He even stirred sweet and low into his tea when bringing a refill.
Everything was great!!!
Setting, service and food were great! We went for lunch during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, so value was good ( my lunch would have cost double had it not been a "restaurant week special").
I wish the server is more attentive. The food was ok but not as amazing as it used to be.
We sat at the garden, airy and open yet high ceiling and lighting cuddled us enough to feel comfortable. Foods were beautiful and clean, service was good-
Greater waiters and food
Place was over booked. The hostess was distracted and rather unkind. The waitress was nice, but not attentive. The food was luke warm, dry and not appealing.
Service was poor. Food came out wrong, twice. Had to ask multiple times for food to be brought back correctly. Ended up ask multiple times for soda water to be refilled, still waiting for the last refill requested. Manager comp’d some of the bill. We will try it again, but this was a really disappointing birthday dinner.
We were a party of 7 and everyone loved the food. Additionally, our server was great and helpful!
Food was fabulous and the restaurant is beautiful. I can’t wait to go back.
Service was terrible. Food was bland and not a great wines by the glass menu unless you are drinking rose. Not going to go back here