2501 Meredith St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1913039.968478 -75.178483
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 10am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: North Philadelphia, Fairmount/Art Museum
Consistently Excellent – Figs is my go-to restaurant when I want to impress out of towners, esp from NYC! Although I've sampled quite a bit from their dinner and appetizer menu, I have to say that I always return to the grilled shrimp. If you request it, you can also get it with their famous vanilla infused rice. It's not ordnarily paired together on the menu, but they take special requests with no problem! Accompanying vegetables are always perfectly prepared and I would also recommend the vegetarian platter. I cannot rave enough about the mouth watering food that they serve here and all for such reasonable prices! You cannot beat the consistency at Figs. If you don't like crowds, and they can get noisy b/c it's a real neighborhood-y and friendly place, I would recommend going during the week. The crowds are much lighter and you can get a chance to speak with the chef/owner, who really seems to care about your meal. We just ate Mother's Day brunch at Figs and my made-to-order egg white omelet was cooked perfectly: filled with fresh spinach, goat cheese and fresh tomatos. The coffee is superb. Fresh squeezed OJ -- I can't rave enough. I have ONLY gotten unobtrusive, friendly but diligent service at Figs. I cannot imagine some of the other descriptions I've read of bad service. I was forwarding this link to a friend who wants to eat somewhere close after the Art Museum, and saw some bad reviews. I was shocked as I have never ever seen anything like this. This is Morroccan food at its finest!
wonderful lunch – My husband and I had lunch yesterday at Figs and had a wonderful surprise. Our lunch was wonderful, great soup. My salad with grilled tuna was perfect. It was quiet and a short walk from the art museum. Just great.
AWFUL! SO RUDE - AND THEY LIE! – This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. My friends and I made a reservation weeks in advance, for 5 people. When we arrived, on time, they proceeded to show us to a square table made for four people, where they had squeezed in a fifth chair. I was practically sitting on top of the man at the next table, but they told us this was a "five-person table" when it obviously was not.
Next, when we ordered, they started making up ridiculous food minimums for how much we had to order. None of this was printed on the menu, and we ended up being forced to order much more food than we wanted, because if we didn't, they threatened to KICK OUT anyone at our table who didn't meet their minimum.
Then, when the bill came, they dropped it on our table, and told us that they had included the gratuity. However, their menu CLEARLY states that gratuity will be added "for parties of 6 or more" and we were five people. When we asked to see a menu, they basically threw it at us, and then said "yeah, well sometimes we do it for 5 people too." They are rude liars, and with so many great BYO's in Philly, I would recommend that you try any other restaurant before coming here.
Excellent Place Overall! – My boyfriend & I went here on a date night & there were too many choices of what to eat, so we just got 5 differnet appetizers to share. They were so good, all of them! We had 2 bottles of wine & they didn't complain or anything about our lengthy stay even though they were near closing time. The whole bill came to $36! For 5 appetizers! We were stuffed. Great place!
Figs In Fairmount RUDE SERVICE. Not worth the trip. – Would give this place NO STARS if it was possible.
3 of us sat down at an outside table. The inside was empty as were the 5 outdoor tables. We sat, ignored, for 20 mins as we watched new people sit and recieve menus,water and service. When I asked if we could have menus as well, I was snarled at. " Have you spoken to anyone?" "No, I answered. Should I have?"
I have been to this place and sent many people here. Thought the staff knew us and appreciated our repeat business. NOT SO.
The tall angry dude came out and said, " we thought you were loitering?" EXCUSE ME?
WE APOLOGIZED for any miscommunications, were treated like garbage, and will NEVER RETURN. After having friends drive in from the main line to meet us, it was an embarrasing and disgusting dining experience. Nice huge rodent the size of a cat running into the garbage bins that they keep next to the tables made our meal complete.
Amazing Food for a Solid Price! – Figs is definitely a gem of a restaurant in our city! The place is very small, but the food is phenomenal! To date, I have tried plenty of items on their menu, incuding filet mignon, tuna, crabcake (seasonal)...they were all so delicious!! The price is VERY reasonable for the quality of food that you are receiving. Two things to know: it is a BYOB and they only accept cash. So if you are going there for a special event or just to have a relaxing evening, be prepared with those two things!
Great food and atmosphere...a little salty – I've been to this place twice now. A bunch of us ordered different entrees and tried each others' dishes. The service is great and all the menu items are tasty. I must say though, that the cous-cous mixture for the lamb was salty...I couldn't finish it. The lamb was delicious though. The duck is excellent...but the spinach that comes with it is salty. If they cut down on the salt for those things, I would be able to taste the food.
Otherwise, the food is really great. The duck dish is my favorite so far.
Love IT! – this place is the best.
my boyfriend and i come here every weekend for brunch.
a total neighborhood favorite.
the service is wonderful and staff and chef treats us like family.
the coffee is soo good and for the summer time nothing beats the lemonaid with sorbet.
we always feel so at home here and i love this place.
Fantastic Food!!! – I'm a member of a Philly Women's Dinner Club and this is one of the BEST places we have been to.
Although the place is small the food was FANTASTIC. Our group often tries Mediterranean restaurants that have all been so-so. I am so shocked to read reviews for Figs that say the food was bad...I can only
assume that those people only like bland Italian restaurants (this city has far too many of those.)
If you enjoy trying something a little different and you like very flavorful food, go to Figs!!!!
Horrible. – I agree with the review "rude rude rude". The same thing happened to my partner and I, though we had called ahead. We went there to celebrate our anniversary and as far as the food goes, it was good. The service though was unexcusable. When my partner and I toasted and tried each other's food, I looked over at the kitchen (which can be viewed from all tables) and saw the kitchen staff mocking us. When I addressed this to the waitress, she just shrugged. To top it off, once we left, the kitchen staff (3 men) were standing outside smirking at us. I wish I was making this up. I have never been treated like that before.
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