FIG & OLIVE Chicago

4.5
3201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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FIG & OLIVE extends an olive branch to Chicago with its flagship city location, situated on Oak Street in the premier Gold Coast luxury retail shopping district. An urban space embodying the origins from the South of France, and the 10,000 square foot dining destination features a variety of unique spaces that capture this essence of the French Riviera. With natural limestone and white stucco walls surrounding an open-exhibition kitchen, an expansive lounge and bar, and an open-air garden terrace, this location is perfect for an informal or elegant gathering.

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BW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect lunch to catch up with old friends. Salads were wonderful and the wait staff did not rush us.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming to Fig & Olive every time I come to town. Great food and great experience. Love it!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I have been here a couple times and went back last night. our reservation was for 7:45pm and we were seated at about 8:45pm. The drinks were terrible, the food (especially the shrimp cocktail was horrible) and, most of all, the tables were too close, people were loud and the crowd underdressed. It felt like I was at a banquet hall in Schaumburg. Don't bother. Plenty of other great restaurants in Chicago.

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RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a place to celebrate! Unique flavors - must have Crostini's, mushroom croquets, wonderful pasta dishes. If asked to have bread delivered - it's a no-brainer! They are known for their olive oils in which they serve 2 & 1 balsamic vinegar to dip in. The staff is well seasoned and extremely helpful with any selection assistance you may require. Always a wonderful tastebud experience!

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I ate there for the first time for our 21st Anniversary. Loved it can’t wait until I take her there again.

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G
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Gig and Oliver was s good time in a nice atmosphere and great location.

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MB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, phenomenal food! Was there 5 years ago, and it’s even better now!

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d
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. Everything was perfection. Don’t miss the crostini with truffles, the smoked lamb chops, the olive and fig salad, the quinoa and tabouleh salad and the sorbet. Service excellent will come back as soon as we are in town again

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EC
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome relaxing atmosphere - like sitting in the family room and getting served awesome food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Great ambiance. Great knowledgeable server!

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RC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. We especially like to sit on the soft furniture or outside when the weather is nice. The food is very different. Very enjoyable evening. We would recommend this restaurant

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last time I went to F&O was about 2 years ago. I think the menu has vastly improved!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

The service was very poor. Host table at front was very disorganized, once seated a server didn’t come by for almost 15 minutes, and we had to flag him down. Drinks didn’t come until we reminded the server. Service so slow we were seated over 2 hours - for brunch! Server had very little personality and only came when we flagged him. They were out of one of their specials so we had to reorder. Beautiful space, the food was “okay,” nothing to write home about. Given the poor service and poor personality of most of the staff we encountered, the food and ambience is certainly not worth the cost of our annoyance and frustration. Disappointed.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely Mother’s Day lunch location

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good but Nathaniel our waiter made our experience exceptional. He made our 1st Mother’s Day truly great. Bravo Nate.

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The valet experience was horrible. We waited for 45 minutes and asked twice about the status of our vehicle. Then, after parties who came after us got their cars returned, we asked again. The valet had never sent for our car. We waited over an hour due to them never bringing our keys to a runner.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Service was solid, but came for Mother’s Day brunch and there was a sticker on my tomato in my salad.

My pregnant wife ordered salmon and asked it to be completely cooked through for her pregnancy. It came out not fully cooked through.

For 2x $25 salads to have a sticker/not fully cooked salmon is extremely disappointing.

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Initially we were asked if we were ready to order once we received the menu... we were not. Then a member of our party asked for egg whites at brunch and the waiter wanted to go talk to the chef to see if that was possible. Other than that, the food was average and overpriced, another dish was forgotten and valet took about 30 minutes to retrieve the car.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Prix fixe brunch menu was reasonable but a la carte options were very limited. Food was mediocre tasting even though plating was great. Valet service for the restaurant was atrocious. Took us 45 minutes to get our car afterwards!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Over cooked lobster & steak. It took about 1.5hrs to get dinner

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JF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time at the restaurant, my husband and I were celebrating my birthday so I would aspect a good location table, unfortunately it was in front of the kitchen, not so romantic. I will make sure to make a more clear reservation next time.
The restaurant is very good, the service was excellent and food was good too.

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fun place to eat: good food, fun venue, and great location

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great good but a bit pricey. Band was good, but at times a bit loud

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed it. I thought maybe the tables were a little too close together. Thanks for the fun night !

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RS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Second visit and the first was near perfect. The second was not as good. Had a reservation and still had to wait 28 minutes. Server was nice and friendly, but each course took 35 minutes.

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed the Red Sangria, the Fig & Olive Salad, and the Salmon.

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LL
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely decor, yummy food, absolutely would recommend it

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F
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Restaurant half empty yet our request for a roomier table for a business meeting was not met because we were a party of 2. Waitress was inappropriate in her communications and behaved oddly as if she was high. A block from my office and no longer a go to spot for business lunches. Disappointing.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food and service. Very enjoyable experience and the overall atmosphere is elegant and fun. Food all great.

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambiance and great food. Truly a special place

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I
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food here is great. Nice Mediterranean fare.

Service was AWFUL. Lunch for 3 took nearly two hours. Drinks took forever to come, food took forever to come, server barely checked in.

I had to get a manager to ask to pay my bill and it still took 18 min to get the bill. Lovely place, but no excuse.

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KM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

This is my second visit to Fig and Olive. The first was fabulous, so we went again. Unfortunately it was just okay. The salmon I ordered took forever and was practically floating in a puréed pea sauce (yuk) and the chicken dish that my friend ordered was very dry. Salads were both very good. Server was average. The atmosphere is great, very open and airy and it’s a really beautiful space. Unfortunately fell below expectations this time.

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GG
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is excellent— blending of flavors, presentation, quality. Only disappointment was the salmon crostini— no taste. Very nice wine selection by the glass to pair with food. Setting is comfortable, understated elegance on second floor of building on Oak with pleasant views of street. Have yo look for entrance, walked right by it and had to get directions back. Service was very good — attentive but not intrusive.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our server. The 3 for $14 I thought was ridiculous. The portions were so small. The risotto was good. I don’t care for restaurants that give you tiny portions and are overpriced.

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J
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down, my FAVORITE restaurant in Chicago and it NEVER disappoints. We were in town for business and I brought my colleagues here for dinner. Service was on point from our experience at the bar to our entire meal. Food was fantastic. Crostini's are always the most fun to pick (even though we all got our own and most of us did not share!) We celebrated a job well done and had a most enjoyable evening. :)

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KW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were a party of 6 and Josh was our waiter. He was extremely helpful with recommending quantities for our shared dishes (crostinis, burrata, shrimp cocktail, and octopus) as well as recommendations for our entire meal. The octopus appetizer, and the lamb chops entree, and branzino entree were top winners as was the pot de creme for dessert.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious and very fresh. I will definitely be going back again.

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KB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. The waiter steered us in the right direction for all of our selections as well was attentive to the table. The group shared a bunch of starters - all of which were excellent - the cauliflower being a favorite. All entrees were excellent as well.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible paella-will be back next time in the windy city

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LT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Chicago favorite! Everything about our experience was wonderful. Portion sizes were perfect and bursting with flavor! Highly recommend!

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