Upscale restaurant & bar serving seasonal Mediterranean fare prepared with flavored olive oils.
Went here for lunch today to check out their Chicago Restaurant Week deal. Such a great bang for your buck. $24 to choose an appetizer and entree off their special Chicago Restaurant Week menu. We also added the signature crostini’s on for $9 (an order of 3). Peach Sangria – 3.5. Very good, but not as much of the peach taste I was hoping for. Signature Crostini – 5. These were the star of the show. The ones included on the special menu were “chefs choice”. It was the best way to do it having never been there. All three were so delicious, and I wish I would’ve just ordered more of those for my meal. The shrimp crostini with guacamole was my favorite. Mushroom Croquette – 3. They were nice and crisp on the outside, but the mushroom cream inside was a weird texture. The sauce they serve them over/with is too overpowering and takes away from the rest of the flavors in the dish. Wouldn’t order these again. Seafood Paella – 4. So good! The rice was cooked perfect and the shrimp and calamari were delicious, as well as the sauce over the top. If I were paying full price for this meal, I would’ve been a little disappointed by the small amount of seafood that is include, but overall it is a deLicious dish. Overall, I’d definitely return to Fig and Olive for their crostini’s and maybe to try different entrees on the menu. It’s very pricey, but great for a special treat or occasion. The lounge seating area is a great, fun ambiance for a week day lunch with your friends!
Had a great time experience here! Our server was professional and attentive. Our seating was on the second floor of their patio. (Non seating inside) beautiful weather on a Sunday evening, not a lot of people, very spacious, they take precautions of covid by making sure everyone is far apart, wearing masks, providing hand sanitizer for each table, and just making sure everything was comfortable for us. We started out with the mushroom croquet and omg that was freakin delicious – what the hell is the secret ingredient?! Anyways we also had the barrata and it was perfect especially with the grilled peaches. For entree I had the hanger steak in medium because I’m sensitive to blood, but I wish I had kept it original to medium rare I bet it would’ve been much juicier. The other dishes my family had were the mushroom risotto and a certain salad, I forgot. I tried two different martinis and I enjoyed the first drink (roselini: in pic) because the second one seems to have too much pulp (something Provence) (smashed raspberry cuz they ran out of blackberry) kinda hard to sip with all the ice. Then we ended it with a chocolate mousse which hit the spot for all of us, we were full by then. Wonderful experience. Thank you!
First, Mimi was an absolute delight as she was our waitress on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Fig & Olive. We started off with calypso mocktails and transitioned over to cucumber cosmos which both kept us refreshed throughout our lunch and afterwards. On to the food… Rosemary shrimp fettuccine. The freshness in each ingredient of this dish hits your palate differently: from the basil to the heirloom tomatoes to the fettuccine noodles which they say isn’t house made but you could’ve fooled me. How do you say “the apple tart was delectable”? Who can beat finely sliced Granny Smith apples paired vanilla ice cream on a puff pastry? Can you think of anything else to drizzle this besides a cider glaze? Questions that don’t need answers after the first bite. The verdict: it’s a 5 stars for me.
I went here for dinner for a friends birthday. We ordered the truffle risotto, marinated lamb chops, burrata and heirloom beet, and chicken tajine. The food was excellent just very very overpriced. I don’t know if it was worth the money. The drinks were also very over priced and the service was a little slow and not very attentive as one would expect.
I had been here once before about a year ago on the 3rd floor for a Holiday cocktail reception and made a mental note to come back because the ambiance is uniquely stunning with a tree full of twinkling lights that go up two floors. Well I stopped in for a drink at the 2nd floor bar and a light bite after some shopping in the area. After sitting there a whole 10 minutes, the bartender finally acknowledged me and poured a water. This should have been my queue to scat, but I didn’t. After a while I waived the bartender back over to ask for a full menu because the one I was reading was just beverages and a few happy hour items. I was given a lunch menu (mistakenly) instead of dinner and it was only after I decided what I wanted did the bartender advise that I was reading the wrong menu…uhm, the very same menu he handed to me (insert emoji eyerolls here)! Anyhow, I decided on a prime beef carpaccio ($20) to start which I was told was a very popular item and continued to parouse the menu. It was really delicious but it took almost 30 minutes to come out and was not at all filling. Instead of ordering up anything else, I requested my check and went down the street to Gibsons for my main meal. Čest le vie! I came, I saw, I do not have enough patience to come back. No one there seems to have any concept of time nor feels in any way inclined to make your patronage feel welcomed.
As always no matter LA or Chicago this place is amazing and tasty, delicous food, healthy one. Nice music, good cocktails and nice people around . I recommand it for Burrata lovers and in general all their food is good . Try it !
Do you want a sprinkle of Mediterranean? This is the spot. To start off…..The olive oil tasting reminds me of Williams & Sonoma if you know what I mean. Nonetheless they were tasty 🙂 The food came SUPER fast. Like within 10 minutes of ordering! The lamb… wow the presentation was awesome! It was cooked to perfection, BUT honestly it was missing the “umpfff.” There was nothing about it was really stood out as special. On the other hand, the TRUFFLE RISOTTO was SO good. I added the salmon and it was perfect. So much flavor!! My friend had the mushroom rigatoni and that was also good! She liked it, but it had just a bit too many mushrooms. The cream based sauce was wonderful, however! #yummy Now to the drinks…. wow. SO GOOD. Any and everything wow! Yes! Get some cocktails 🙂 The ambience was to perfection. The restaurant wasn’t too crowded, or loud. Our seat was awesome right by the window! I’d come back.
Dinner at Fig & Olive was long-awaited! The ambiance was incredible. There is a tree strung with lights behind the bar that goes up to the next floor. So gorgeous and is a lovely date spot. There is a DJ in house too which was a little strange for the vibe, but not too weird. We ordered the crostini’s and the beet salad to start. The crostini’s are a Fig & Olive starter sampler. The beet salad was incredible! It comes with apples and burrata and was so fresh! Highly recommend it. For entries we got the table side Branzino, harissa Salmon, and paella de mar. Everything was wonderful! We would describe everything as light and tasty. The branzino was lemony and fresh. The salmon was slightly spicy and perfectly cooked and came with vegetables. The paella was the perfect portion, came with a wide array of seafood, and had a creamy sauce on the side, however no soccarat in the rice. Would definitely come back again. The food is great and the atmosphere alone is worth it!
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or disheartened by an increasingly post apocalyptic hellscape? Sick of making the big effort, mask in hand, to get out for a simple, “normal” night dining out? Bummed out by outdoor dining atmospheres featuring astroturf and heat and flies? Go to Fig & Olive, order a cocktail and eat some delicious, simple, well-executed food in a quiet, gentle environment and you’ll start to feel a little bit better about the future of human civilization. I certainly did. For starters, Fig & Olive’s Oak Street location is one of the few storefronts/ restaurants not boarded up or destroyed or otherwise foreboding. Because their dining spaces are on the 2nd and 3rd floors, the space immediately offers a spa-like relief from the blue lights, concrete barricades and palpable malaise that has impacted much of the “ground floor” spaces throughout the city. Alex, the manager, is incredibly attentive and engaging, and the entire service staff is present without being suffocating. On my last visit, I ordered a delicious, refreshing tequila cocktail and a glass of the Fig & Olive brand rose. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the rose and might actually start drinking it again…if it’s as good as F&O’s. I ate the shrimp and salmon salad- it was straightforward, flavorful, healthy food that left me satisfied without feeling heavy or gluttonous. I was impressed with the portion size and the value- there is a lot of high quality protein in this salad and it’s a solid meal that will carry you the length of your day. Salmon was cooked to perfect temp (I hate over or under cooked salmon!). Shrimp were marinated in a delicious, proprietary spice rub. There were no bruised bits of avocado or degrading greens to surgically remove from my plate. It was, quite simply, perfect. But the best part? It was peaceful and quiet. I dined outside on the 3rd floor and thoroughly enjoyed the mild sunlight, the relative quiet, and the almost meditative sense of being incredibly comfortable and present…an experience that seems harder and harder to achieve these days. Go to Fig & Olive. Order some food and have a great glass of wine. Relax. And rewind.
I had never been to Fig & Olive, but was invited for a baby shower about a month ago. This was a place I had heard about but had never attempted to follow up with any sort of plans there so I was excited to see what it was all about. Although I wasn’t there for a regular lunch/dinner (the brunch was a pre-fixed menu) I must say the staff did an incredible job! They had beautiful appetizers being passed as well as fresh mimosas and other fun drinks. The shower was hosted in a side room of the restaurant which was absolutely perfect for this occasion. It was private enough to separate our group, but still allowed guests free access to walk over to the bar if they’d like. As I mentioned earlier it was a pre-fixed menu, but everything was incredible! The salmon was perfectly cooked – I could’ve eaten two plates it was so good. As for the appetizers, I tried everything but have no idea what anything was called so apologies on that one – just know they were all excellent! The price tag might be a little steep but I would love to have an event here, or just come back for brunch sometime!