Fig & Olive - Uptown

(212) 207-4555 | View Website

808 Lexington Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10021

40.771201 -73.961647

Open Hours

Mon-Fri noon-11 pm, Sat 10:30 am-11 pm, Sun 10:30 am-10 pm

 
Restaurants, $$$, Brunch  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown

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Menu
Artichoke, Bell Pepper, Fennel, Fromage De Chevre (Goat), Gorgonzola Dolce (Cow), Robiola (Cow), Manchego (Sheep), Rocchetta (Cow, Sheep, Goat), Mushroom, Artichoke, Scallion, Parmesan, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Chive... more

Reviews for Fig & Olive - Uptown

Recommends

Fig & Olive is a higher end Mediterranean eatery serving up traditional and new favorites. Great wine list!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

not good at all – i was there 2 days ago service horrible i order the salmon benedict in a fougasse the plate come and off course the eggs are hard boiled so call the manager they replace my plate but surprise!!!!!!! they are well done again they replace them and they come almost boilled the bread was hard and good look finding the hollandaise so i just eat them the crazy think the owner i guess is eating next to me and do not care at all i was not happy last time to but this time that it!!!!! he is much better brunch around this corner am a chef i don't like to do that but it only eggs

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The menu and ambiance promised an enticing experience, but the food delivers a major disappointment. Starting with the vegtables (4 for $16) - the artichoke lacks the infusion of basil and thyme indicated on the menu, moreover, the paring with parmesan cheese was not only not an interesting pairing, but rather a

distraction. The bell pepper and eggplant both felt more like mush, and lacked any distinct flavor. The parsnip and celery (chilled) soup came in the consistency of a custard, leaving me to think, "if I wanted custard, I would have surely asked for it..." More importantly, the lemon juice for the zesty effect was either way overdone, or something was fermenting in the soup which left an extremely unpleasantly acidic after taste in one's mouth. The chicken on the Tasting Menu felt more doused in oil than any quality olive oil, and was clearly made in close proximity to lamb, as it was covered by lamb juices... Finally, something as simple and classic as mushroom pasta with truffle oil (the enne funghi tartufo) may be well embellished with truffle oil, but even truffle oil cannot mask the utter blandness of the dish. Besides, it's quite a cop out to haave truffle (infused) olive oil be the primary flavoring agent in any dish. We decided to skip dessert. Fig & Oil receives the "Never Again" sticker in my Zagat guide book.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome food with attentive service.... – I had dinner a couple of nights ago at fig & olive. The first impression was that it was very intimate looking. When you walk in there is a friendly hostess to greet you and bring you to a table, behind her is a wall of olive oils that they sell. The server brings out a olive oil sampler with the bread ( to help olive oil sales im sure), took the order for our good and drinks. The crostini;s were good and the Fig & olive salad my wife had was tasty. We shared the mixed plate of chicken shrimp and lamb, that was the best part of the meal. We ordered a bottle of wine from the list, a Pinot Noir which was great. The wine list is awesome it has like 20 wines by the glass and we were allowed to try them before we ordered. For desert we had a chocolate souffle which was excellent. All in all Fig & Olive is a great restaurant and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice meal.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst experience ever in NYC – I've lived in NYC for 7 years now and have never been treated as badly as I was at Fig & Olive. My wife and I were going there for the first time for lunch along with our 3 month old daughter. It was lunch time on Saturday and while did not have a reservation, we did not see anyone waiting so thought we'd be ok.

When we asked the host (manager?) for a table that sat two plus room for a stroller, he said we have no room. I said we can wait for a table to open up, so he then went to look and came back saying there were no tables(very rudely I might add). I told him that he was being ridiculous - there had to have been some tables that will become available (I could see a few suitable ones myself). At this point he started being rude and began lecturing me by saying things like... "... its Saturday afternoon, its time to smile, not get angry..." and basically kicked us out of the restaurant.

I could not understand his motivation for not wanting to accomodate us - it is certainly not something I have ever experienced. People like this have no place in the restaurant business - especially in NY where we're used to high quality service.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I have one word!!! WORM – My friend and I decided to go have dinner there last night for the first time. We ordered a bottle of wine and some apps.. After a little bit we decided to share an entree. We ordered the cod. When the cod came over, the smell was so strong and fishy...I looked at my girlfriend and said..this does not smell right.. We tasted 1 bite each and it was not edible. When the waitress came over she asked how we liked it and we told her the truth. About 1 minute after taking the plate away. The rude manager came over and started to tell us that.. this is what cod looks like, this is the freshest piece of fish and nothing is wrong with it.. before he can finish my girlfriend said.. before you say anymore.. why don't you take a look at the worm swimming in the COD... GROSS!! He ran away so quickly... He finally comes back and asked if we wanted anything else.. I MEAN,, at that point we should of walked out.. Instead we acted like ladies and we finished our wine... I have one thing to say to this obnoxious and rude manager... DON'T EVER ARGUE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS because for the most part...they know what they are talking about....And please...we go to the best restaurants in NY and we know what COD should taste like..so thanks..

I will never ever ever go back to this dump.. I have been sick all day long... I have also told everyone I know about this and now I feel like it is my duty to tell all of you... DISGUSTING!!! save yourself....

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Mediterranean Restaurant in NYC – Fig & Olive Downtown is an amazing Mediterranean restaurant in the Meatpacking District. The food is light and fresh, from the olive, meat and cheese plates, to the crostini and tapenades, to the entrees and desserts. I went after work with friends and had a few of the new crostini (salmon, ricotta & citrus and the Manchego cheese, fig and almonds) with a few cocktails (lots of amazing martinis, signature cocktails and amazing wine list)...loved it so much I brought my fiancee back for dinner the same week (try the caramelized cod, one of the huge salads or the grilled Branzino- only $19!!)...than I took my parents there for lunch! They just opened a new outdoor patio - it is so nice, surrounded by rosemary plants and candles - great date spot, before hitting up the nightclubs! This is a big, stunning space - enjoy!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great food. – I am a big fan of the food in Fig and Olive. I've been there a few times already and love absolutely everything that I've had there. The fig and olive salad is to die for, especially in the summer when figs are in season. The bread is freshly made daily and the combination of olive oils they bring you for the tasting is incredibly tasty and a delight to your palate. The entrees are a good size and its a great idea to come with a couple of your friends and just share everything. Not too many though because the restaurant is small and tables are close together. The wait staff was very knowledgeble of the menu and recommended a great wine that complimented my meal perfectly. I find that the food in the uptown reataurant is better presented and tastier then the downtown location.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nice little place – My friends and myself had a great brunch yesterday.The food is sensational, good prices, good quality.

the service was just good though.The place was packed.We had no reservation ( and you better have one it is a small place) but the manager tried to seat us at the bar anyway, he made space for us and was very gentle and acommodating.Try the proscuitto with goat cheese, it is delicious.We definitely will go back, this people are amazing, the food good and healthy.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Good food, rude manager – The food is good here, in particular the fish, the vegetables, and all the crostinis -- and the olive oils are fantastic.

The staff is quite difficult, however, and somewhat rude, in particular the manager.

The downtown location is excellent - and the staff is pleasant.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

RUDEST Manager ever! – A friend and I had dinner here last night and after we finished our appetizer, meals and several glasses of wine and then paid our bill, the Manager came over and told us he needed our Table for other guests. We were told we could move to the bar IF we ordered another glass of wine but couldn't stay at the table. We told him we were wrapping up our conversation but were not ready to leave. He came back within 10 minutes and again said we had to move to the bar and order or leave. I have never had this happen in NYC before ever and will never go back here again! The food, service and wine is NOT worth putting up with that kind of horrible service. Do NOT give this place your business, they are completely rude and have NO sense of customer service.

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