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“Overrated” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fig & Olive Melrose Place

Fig & Olive Melrose Place
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: La Cienega
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.
L.A.
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186 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

We dined here during Dine LA Week. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived for our reservation @ 7 PM. We were told that our table would be available shortly and were asked to wait in the bar area. We waited for almost 15 minutes without being escorted to a table (and there were still many available). We were taken to the upstairs area overlooking the main dinning room. Our food selections, while limited to the LA Dine prix fix were good but not great. Our server was just okay. With so many other great restaurants in L.A. this is not one that I will be returning to anytime soon.

Visited August 2011
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English first
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“West Hollywood's latest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Busy and pretty place just off La Cienega. We had a last minute reservation thru our concierge at the Beverly Hilton as the restaurant was recommended by friends.
The food and atmosphere were terrific.Great menu of tasty first courses and stupendous mains. Attentive service albeit busy as can be at 8 PM.
A good evening.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fabulous LA eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

I had a lovely lunch with a business colleague. The service was good, and the food quality excellent.

Visited May 2012
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Airy & friendly restaurant with superb food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

We lunched her about three times whilst waiting for my sister to choose her wedding dress - opposite! On every occasion the place was busy, friendly and the service was very good to excellent. Attentive staff who gave really good advice on the menu. My favourite was the Fig & Olive salad with fries, but all our food was excellent and not going to break the bank! And for those who like French Martinis - the barman did them extremely well - on a par with the cocktail bar in Neiman Marcus on Wiltshire! Will definitely be going back.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain View, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Average. There are better LA restaurants”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

I came here for lunch two weeks ago on a Friday. We got there just when the restaurant opened up so it wasn't crowded and our service was prompt and friendly. The main dining room is very light with natural light and very high ceilings. I would imagine pretty noisy when full. I had the fig and Olive salad. It was fine, but nothing I would say was above average. The mushroom and Truffle soup was good, but I didn't notice any truffle flavor. I had the chocolate pot de creme which was good, but not outstanding. Overall, I don't see what the hype is about. The location is without a view. It's street parking or valet.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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