FIG & OLIVE Uptown

4.3
2241 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Savor the Flavors of the Mediterranean Region
At FIG & OLIVE, each dish is prepared with a special olive oil. Our selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils include some of the finest olive oils of the Mediterranean region. FIG & OLIVE brings you authentic, fresh and flavorful ingredients, simple yet refined dishes, the health benefits of the olive oil and the Mediterranean diet, and antioxidant quality of figs & olives.

“FIG & OLIVE Kitchen and Tasting Bar, leaves no doubt about its Mediterranean loyalties. The chalk-white stucco walls evoke the region, and the menu is dominated by dishes prepared with olive oil” (New York Times April 2005)

We have selected wonderful wines from the South of France, Spain and Italy to accompany your culinary journey around the Mediterranean region. Twenty six wines are served by the glass so you can travel from the Provence, to the Tuscan and to the Rioja regions.

Special Offers

New York City Restaurant Week

Experience a taste of the French Riviera with our regionally-inspired prix fixe menu specials during NYC Restaurant Week from January 21st to February 8th (including weekends)!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 21 January 2019

Ends: 9 February 2019

Availability: Daily 11:00-21:30

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Fig & Olive with a special four course prix fixe menu featuring Mediterranean dishes! Limited a la carte is available.

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 11:00AM - 11:45AM 3:00PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 3:00PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 9:45PM
Wed - Sat 11:00AM - 11:45AM 3:00PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

What 2241 People Are Saying
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LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I have been to other Fig & Olive locations and this one was a bit different as it is a wine bar- and hence, no alcohol, except well, wine. So for me- not a great place for brunch. They do have their version of a "Bloody Mary" but they had none left. Find that odd on a Sunday at 12 when you clearly would have a brunch crowd. You may fare better if you want wine and light bites, but... the food was just so-so, the service was so-so. So-so, I wont be back.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great staff. Great ambiance!

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OT
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Had to wait for waitstaff to come, the restaurant is known for crostini and the bread was stale, portions were tiny. Entrees arrived and were mostly wrong. Place has gone downhill in recent years - wouldn’t go back. Too bad because this place used to be great.

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LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good value, friendly service, relaxed ambiance, perfect for lunch or casual dinner.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great choice! Excellent food and service.
They are always smiling and very polite. Love that.

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MG
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place- go often. However, wish the portions were a bit larger. Got home and realized I was still a bit hungry :)

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AC
16 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been going to this restaurant for years and find that the food at Fig and Olive is always reliably delicious. However, dinner for 2 can quickly add up with wine and dessert.

This is an UES gem and perfect for doing a girls brunch or a romantic date night dinner.

I love their seasonal menu items - the burrata with squash was a fresh and flavorful combination I wasn't expecting. I went with my husband on date-night - he had the pork chops and I had the Salmon - both perfect!

Make sure to leave room for dessert. I always order their Pot de creme, but we also ordered the cheesecake brulee which tastes EXACTLY as it sounds. A little cheesecake-y, a little brulee. A lot of yumminess.

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S
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was great, I loved the ambiance, and the restaurant itself is a gem. However, we didn't have a waitress come to our table for 25 minutes until we asked about it. The first person who came wasn't even our server. When our server finally arrived, there wasn't any apology or anything and we still hadn't gotten our drinks. When asked if we wanted bread and olive oil, we said yes; it didn't come to our table until after our food was already served. I really enjoyed everything about the restaurant (and appreciated that we weren't rushed out because we were there for a while), but the service was disappointing.

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C
63 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always come to this place, food is really good and service. The bread with the tasting olives oil, is really good. But one of the reason I usually go is for the best roasted cauliflower in nyc. Sometimes my husband comes and he really like the salmon. Try the paella, and mini crostini’s are excellent. Very good wine list. For dessert don’t miss that coffee pot.

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m
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was terrible -- had shrimp/salmon salad -- almost unedible - no taste whatsoever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Service was

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PR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a delightful late lunch with friends. Food and service were perfect.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had to write a review after the host was SUPER gracious with my wife and children. Although my children are well behaved, we also had 2 strollers and shopping from the day with us. We felt welcomed throughout the meal and even presented with coloring books for the kids. What a pleasure!
Next: food; it was DLish! Both salmon and ham burgers were great and their french fries were super tasty too. All in all the whole meal was a great experience and if the adults and kids were smiling on the way out, that's a good sign!
Enjoy!

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R
19 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

This was not our first time visiting their restaurants as we have visited the meatpacking location before and were blown away by how great it was. We came to the uptown location as we were staying at a hotel close by. I have to say I will never visit that location again and to be honest if it was my first time dining at any fig and olive I would never return. Let me start by saying the food was excellent and your staff that assisted our waitress was great. It’s sad to say there is nothing else great to say. We arrived and waited 5 minutes to be seated. The restaurant was not even half full so it was not busy enough to have to wait. We then waited another 10 minutes before the only waitress who was there came over. She didn’t greet us or say hello just asked were we ready to order. We had not been given water or offered drinks. I then had to tell her we didn’t have drinks so she then shifted gears. While this was happening an employee who appeared to be a manager ate a meal at the bar. I also noticed the waitress eating a meal in the bar area during our visit.

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JM
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service has been wonderful every time we have been there. Very courteous and attentive. The food was delicious, especially the appetizers and the chocolate obsession was my favorite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Cozy place to get good food and drinks. Love the ambiance and energy.

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H
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunately the food was not great. I ordered the branzino which is my go to at Fig & Olive (usually midtown location) but this time it felt oily. My friend order short ribs and he wasn’t impressed either, he felt like it may have been microwaved or reheated to the point it lost freshness.

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J
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

why doesn't OpenTable have a category of "had to scream to have a conversation"? Energetic is a BS category. OpenTable needs to stop trying to make bad reviews into positive ones.

No salt or pepper on the table should mean that the chefs know how to use seasoning. They don't. Mushroom risotto means mushrooms, there weren't any, any of the other ingredients were missing in this dish.

Had a steak, the only thing on the plate that had flavor were the fries.

The place is far too expensive to serve bad bland food. Maybe the neighborhood is just used to paying too much and getting bad food.

My suggestion, put some dampers on the walls, have your chefs taste the food before it goes out, put some salt and pepper on the tables if they won't put any flavor in the food.

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ME
42 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was excellent but the space is weird-very compact with no place to hang a coat and no room for it at the table. Also had several of those tall uncomfortable tables. Very cold layout and very noisy. Best to go early

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

And exceptional wait staff and maître d’. The food is always good and they are always accommodating.

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j
26 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

An Italian restaurant in NYC that doesn’t have a bar ? Jeez.

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B
11 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as usual. Fig and Olive never disappoints. You can even do some gift shopping while you’re there!

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ST
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My reservation was at 10 and by the time we got there in traffic we were there at 10:10 and was told they stop serving dinner at 10. They told us we had 1 minute to order our dinner. So I'm not sure why the reservations can be made at 10. There should be a cut off earlier for reservations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Went with my aunt for dinner. Staff was not friendly and food was nothing special. My other cousin surprised us for one drink when my aunt and I just finished dinner and we only had dessert left (we did the prefix option). The hostess said she could not add another chair to our two person high top (even though we had room and asked the table next to us if they minded) we moved the the bar. However, hostess was rude and mumbled why we had to move. When we got our dessert at the bar we asked one of the staff behind the bar what kind of sorbet we received and he basically didn’t want to be bothered and looked at us like we had twelve heads for asking since we couldn’t remember what the menu said. Long story short, not rushing back there anytime soon for a meal.

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N
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

In retrospect, dining at Fig & Olive violated my rule to never eat at a restaurant that has a giant flag outside. I should've known better. The shrimp pasta dish I ordered was shockingly bland and overcooked, and my companion's salad with salmon was apology-worthy. Service was quite good and the ambiance suggested that we were in for a great meal but alas - food was a total turdburger.

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SG
73 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Just an average dinner, not at average prices

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. So many great choices! The Paella was delicious and the Brussels sprouts appetizer was larger than you would expect. If you’re in the area, give it a try. We will definitely come back next time we’re in the city.

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MK
20 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were seated at 5:15 and told our server, Hailey, that we needed to be done by 6 in order to catch a train. She took our orders right away and the food arrived before the bread :-)

Not only was the food prompt, but both meals were fantastic. I had the short ribs and my friend had the fig & olive salad with scallops. The pear sangria was delightful. (And the restroom was clean.)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was great but the server wasn’t having a great day

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is bar far one of my favorite places to go to. You must get there crostini’s. You can be adventurous or simple and they do not disappoint. I’ve eaten almost every items off their menu and always look forward to seasonal dishes.

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DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always love the Fig and Olive, but this time it seemed super pricey, nearly $100 for lunch for two, no alcohol, two apps, one entrée to share. Yummy for sure! Just pricey!

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S
10 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The short rib is always a favorite, but the ravioli was a nice treat this time!

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P
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I don't often write reviews, but Fig & Olive was underwhelming at best. The appetizers were fairly bland and the lemon chicken was sub-par (not much taste, small portion, mediocre quality chicken). Given the price point, you would expect better.

The ceiling also started leaking on our original table which was a bit annoying (had to move).

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JG
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Server was great and even gave us a dessert to celebrate my husband's birthday!

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OT
33 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Been there many times. Disappointed this time. The chicken in my salad was overcooked and very dry. Will be back though.

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LP
11 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was bland nothing special but pricey

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Grabbed Saturday brunch, and hands down the best brunch in New York!!

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BP
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal but food portions small for USA, would of liked more for price

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OT
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great for a good lunch

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VM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Nothing to write home about.
Service was virtually non-existstant.
They brought the warm white whine, mixed up the dishes.
Food was mostly not tasty.
Ambiance was poor

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