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“Great Food - different menu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fig & Olive Fifth Avenue

Fig & Olive Fifth Avenue
10 East 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
2123192002
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Ranked #806 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French, Italian, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and Madison Avenues
Transit: E & V trains to 5th Avenue-53rd Street and 6 train to 51st Street.
Description: At FIG & OLIVE, we want to highlight our menu’s core ingredient of olive oil, which we use in place of butter in our dishes. From a sweet and delicate olive oil from the French Riviera that pairs well with a Steamed Lemon Sole Papillote to an assertive Spanish Picual or a Tuscan olive oil that holds its own with Seared Salmon with Fennel and Green Olives, and a green-fruit Provence olive oil that we serve with a Green Apple Sorbet. Our cuisine along with an elegant white, green and terra-cotta décor immerse our guests into the essence of the Mediterranean region.
butler, nj
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Food - different menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food, drinks, and services was very good. The place can get a little loud. Every one was happy with the food however the apple tart for dessert should be passed over. The tart was very hard to cut and eat but everything else was very good.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Different Taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Once you find yourself full of daily Burgers,Pizzas or Pasta, This restaurant whould be your best choice.
Menu is short but contains Unusual Food and A unique Mediteranian Taste.
Soups are very good.
Main Dish was hard to choose, my wife got a well grilled full chicken with herbs.
I ordered Pasta with Sea Herbs !
Atmosphere is lovely. But you may need to consider a reservation especially during Holidays.
Do not forget to try their chocolate Bruleè with orange..its a Happy Ending.
Will come back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Long Island, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Don't expect to linger over your meal...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Food quality and preparation were excellent for the price point. Fare was uncomplicated and flavorful. Service was the only fault: we had to ask about ordering cocktails because they were never offered. Then, after a sluggish start with our waiter, all three courses came out in rapid-fire succession. There was literally no pause between courses, which is a double edged sword. While such service is prompt, efficient and good for turnover, it leaves the patron feeling rushed. If your looking for a quick, quality meal to eat before catching a show at Radio City, then this is a great place. Otherwise, should you want to linger a little while over your meal, be prepared to ask the staff to slow down and let you catch you breath between bites.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, UK
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“enjoyable for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Pleasant service, well prepared food - worth a visit. Tables a little close together but not as bad as some!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fleet
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A little different....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Went here as recommended by a friend after Radio City Christmas Spectacular (which was brilliant!). Very interesting crostinis to start with which we enjoyed. Mains were also good & then sweet crostinis to finish - gorgeous! We found wine quite pricey (€50 plus) but enjoyed a nice rose! The restaurant was VERY noisy and I was quite cold. I noticed quite a few ladies sitting under the air-con alongside the walls were like me, wrapped in pashminas. A lovely meal though - a bit different & very pleasant service.

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