The Fig & The Judge
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Service was great, team was attentive. Reservation allowed for a window seat vs. table which was a nice addition.
The lighting was oddly bright. Our waiter came to our table a total of two times: once to take our order (the first two dishes I tried to order were out of stock--this is fine if mentioned sooner; he also "did not hear us order the starter" that we never received even though it's the first thing we said), and once to clear our plates that the host brought to our table. This is despite the fact our waiter left a menu with us so we could order drinks that he never asked about again. The steak I ordered had quite a bit of gristle/fat that was plated to hide the fat specifically. Overall, underwhelming and overpriced. Didn't ask for anything else from anyone else to try to leave as quickly as possible especially given they have an automatic 20% gratuity.
The service was horrible, in a somewhat polite way. I can tell that the restaurant isnunder
Horrible service waited 45 mins for the food to arrive, water was refilled once
To start out, my overall experience at the Fig & the Judge was fine, the company you have with you is always what helps you ignore the things going on around.
This review is more so to give their management a heads up that there is a better way to manage the experience for your customers which I will shoot their way privately.
Overall wait times for drinks and service were the primary drivers behind this review.
A lot of our trips and places where our teams stay are based on the restaurant selections around the hotel so experiences like this deter us from returning to those spots.
We were a party of six celebrating a birthday. Sign of a great venue and food is proven when all the guests ask “how did you find this place?” Everyone marveled at their appetizers and entrees. Looking for an excuse to go back!
It was a beautiful space, and I thought the food would be good. My crab cakes were way too salty, and I had to send them back. It's was all just okay, nothing that impressed me deeply.
We had the Thanksgiving set menu and the food was horrible. They also charge a flat 20% service fee and the service wasn’t even that good.
Our Thanksgiving Dinner experience was very good. The set menu (with choices) was good value and the food was very good, as well.
Everything was great!
Great experience, appropriate interruptions by wait staff and outstanding food. Informed us one of the dishes would take some time verifying we could allow for the extra time needed. Really appreciate this level of service.
A hotel restaurant that was basically empty on a Saturday night. The food was very good off an eclectic menu. But the waitress (we only saw two) was also the hostess and had to run downstairs to the bar to retrieve all drink orders so we sat for 15 minutes waiting for our wine. The next morning the place was packed for breakfast with a line out the door. The breakfast buffet was well stocked with basic breakfast food.
It’s a hotel restaurant
The lunch menu is very limited. They do not have a cob salad or a Nicoise. The appetizers were too expensive to try. The service was great and the burger was very good, though also quite greasy. Go there if you enjoy a bacon cheese burger or don't want to stand in line at a more expensive downtown restaurant.
Please bring back the old menu! Choices we limited, but waiter was great about making recommendations
Unfortunately, our group of 12 was disappointed in the food. Not the taste of the food but the temperature.
The fries were cold, the chowder was room temperature and steak frites were barely warm.
The waiter forgot some of the drink order and we had to track him down as he no longer came around our table.
I was also disappointed in the menu. A long list of "starters and shareables", a limited list of 5 lunch items with some other items needing 20-25 minutes to make. The food pricing is substantial for a lunch menu and it was just not a good experience for our group. I had to apologize for taking them there.
I am sorry to say that the former "Maxwells" was better in food choices and in pricing.
Very poor service. Took 10-15 minutes after being seated to order. We were in the place over an hour with no real crowd and only order drinks. Painfully slow so we left and found somewhere else to take our business.
The prawns were the best I’ve ever had. The service was excellent—attentive but not hovering. It’s a great location —easy walk to Town hall.
Was here in April 2019 with coworkers and we loved it. Returned with my husband mid-May, wanted him to try the delicious fig, goat cheese and prosciutto flat bread I had the first time. The menu was totally different, nothing with figs even though it’s in their name! (I know that is on me for not checking the menu before going.) I ordered the new flat bread which was burnt on the bottom, my husband got the banh mi and said it was okay. The service was very slow even though the restaurant was only 1/4 full. I was almost done by the time my husband got his food. They offered me a bowl of chowder on the house but by that time I was full! And there is a mandatory 20% service charge added so we had to pay that even though the service was lousy. If they bring back the old menu I might give it another try because I really did enjoy it the first time. But otherwise I am marking it off my list of go-to lunch spots.
This place has great food, but is always empty. The hotel is a bit out the way, but it’s good for brunch with a big group. Order a la carte.
The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly.
A little spendy, but not out of line with typical downtown Seattle restaurants. Not a lot of items on the menu, but varied enough for everyone to find something they like. The servers are very nice. The sign is small and few people appear to know about this restaurant, and, given that you have to go into the Renaissance Hotel and up the escalator to reach it, it is consequently rarely crowded.
Really wanted to give a good review as the food was pretty good. Service was just very slow and inconsistent, even with a 1/2 full restaurant. Wait staff said they were slowed by the bar downstairs that was very busy.
The staff were friendly and attentive. It was great that we could get a last minute table for 9 on a holiday. Got invited to join their holiday party on the 28th floor at half price cover charge and it included dessert. Steak was a little over cooked but not terribly so (I ordered medium rare and it was slightly well of medium) but the soup was great and the sides were good. Menu is a little limited but everyone found something they wanted.
Lunch was good!
Had the nicoise salad and was very underwhelmed. The tuna was over cooked. Salad was loaded with an herb or vegetable I couldn’t identify but tasted like capers. All in all not very good.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. Great food, friendly service, made us feel comfortable and welcome. Waitstaff could use a little more training on some of the finer points of fine dining service, but given that this was a holiday and they were there with smiles on, we enjoyed everything.
My friend and I went for a Thanksgiving lunch, and had so much fun! We loved the service and the food was really delicious! We loved the amount of options we had, and the presentation of each late as well. From the moment we walked in, we were treated really well and had such a pleasant experience!
It's like Applebee's with exceptional wait staff. I'm not sure the kitchen has much besides a microwave and intermittently functional freezer to get that consistent burn on the ice cream.
Our waiter, Jared was great! We wanted to surprise one in our group with a birthday cupcake and he was super helpful in getting that done. He also did great with our group of 8 noisy ladies. Super fun, knowledgeable about the menu and made our night! The food was also delicious and came out in a timely manner.
Quality of meat was poor for not only my steak but also with someone else in my group. Too much grease and salt on fries, not able to eat them! Waiter did not inquire about why no one was really eating the food.
The Fig and the Judge was a pleasant surprise! The server, Jared, was great - prompt, efficient, knowledgeable. The food was quite good - especially the beet and squash salad and the Vietnamese crepe!
Went for lunch during Restaurant Week. Decent value for the price overall, though my chicken/bacon panini was very light on the meat. Great steak fries. Attentive service. Noise level very high, not surprising with all the hard surfaces I guess, but they could look into some sound-dampening so it feels less cafeteria and more quiet refuge.
The venue was fine and the service was prompt.
My steak was cooked more medium than my requested medium rare and had had gristle, which I hate.
My husband said that his pasta with crab was "ok".
So I'd give this a "C". Not bad but nothing special.
Me and my husband came here for restaurant week. The beet and squash salad was delicious. We got the steak and fries entree. The steak was pretty tough and chewy with little flavor. The fries had great seasoning but were very oily and on the verge of soggy. The dessert was very good I got the lava cake. Overall good meal but not great. The best parts were the appetizer and dessert but would not spend $33 on this trio again. Great service the gentleman that served us was very polite.
The restaurant was good, but there are better nearby. The menu was a little limited. The grilled chicken on the salad was shredded and dry and my companion’s steak was a little overdone. It was still a nice evening, the price reasonable, and the service excellent.
Had a wonderful meal during Seattle Restaurant Week. We especially liked the Vietnamese crepe and beet and squash salad. Service was great and we loved being close to the 5th since we went to a play after dinner.
It was a weekend getaway with my boyfriend, flight was delayed and forgot my cell phone at the hotel we had our reservations...all that stress disappeared when we entered the restaurant. Our server, Jack was awesome and his recommendations did not disappoint. First time diners and everything we had was yummy!!! The Salmon Chowder, Fish & Chips and the Cobb Salad. It was a great start to our vacation. I would highly recommend to check this place out!!!
We went for Restaurant Week. The choices were good, food was very good, and nice presentation. The tomato soup was thick and flavorfull, the sirloin was prepared perfectly, however alittle tough. Some of the best French fries I’ve ever had, and the carrot cake delicious.
I did not like the ambience at all. There were 4 or 5 booths, and the rest were tables scattered about the big, open room. For that reason, I will not be anxious to return.
The Fig & The Judge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 694-4900 ext. 3501.
The Fig & The Judge is rated 3.8 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.