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Local Spotlight: Fig & Olive

Recently my husband and I went out on a date night to Fig & Olive and I was so excited to try it out. The restaurant had been on my list to try since I heard they were going to be opening a location in LA & Orange County almost 2 years ago. Can’t believe I waited so long, but I’m glad it lived up to the hype that the original New York location started.

The ambiance at Fig & Olive is so classy. White decor, large windows, tall ceilings and soft lighting – it’s the perfect location for a date night or a special dinner celebration. I would highly recommend making reservations ahead of time as the place is always packed. Luckily we grabbed a nice little snug table and had great service. Unfortunately due to the lighting and the fact that we went for dinner, my pictures came out quite dark. Regardless we had such a great time, I wanted to share my experience.

Fig & Olive Menu

When you’re seated, the servers bring you a few different types of olive oil to try with some bread while you look over your menu. The olive oils were so tasty, each one has it’s own unique flavor.  After reviewing their drink menu, I ordered the Summer in Provence and my husband ordered the Fig & Olive Dirty Martini – both of the drinks were excellent, we had to order another round!

Fig & Olive drinks

For dinner, we started out with the Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Caprese salad which was very fresh & flavorful. For the main entree I ordered the Paella Del Mar and my husband ordered the Veal Milanese. We were both very pleased with our dishes, my paella came with the largest shrimp, so plump and perfectly cooked. The mussels were fresh and the calamari was tender. Everything was very well seasoned, which was great. The service was friendly and helpful. Our waiter gave us great recommendations.


Unfortunately we were too stuffed to order dessert, so I could taste-test the dessert menu, but there’s always next time! Only downside to Fig & Olive is the wait, you definitely need a reservation. Prices are a little on the pricier side, so it’s a great place to go for a birthday, anniversary, celebration or fancy date night. Considering it’s located at Fashion Island, I love that parking is free and easy.

Overall it’s a great little addition to the west coast!

NOTE: All Local spotlights are always my own opinion. Posts are not sponsored or endorsed.

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  • Reply Zarrah

    The food looks delicious.
    Great place.

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    06/08 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Susie

    This all sounds delicious! I went to Fig & Olive in NYC and it was wonderful so I’m sure this one was just as tasty!


    06/08 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Kiki

    I absolutely love that you do “local eats” type posts. I think it’s so great to show case fantastic places to eat where you live. No matter how big or small they may be. (: Oh the dreaded “would you like dessert,” question. Does anyone ever answer yes to that? (;

    06/08 at 10:02 am
  • Reply charity

    I don’t blame you for having two drinks because it looks so so good! Glad that you had a wonderful date night and dinner…

    06/08 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Heidi

    This all looks so amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

    06/08 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Diane

    Fig is one of my favorite places! Having been to their LA location, I was thrilled when they opened in Newport. And you must go back for their dessert crostini’s – so yummy!


    06/08 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Vanessa

    Happy Monday, lovely! This looks incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    06/08 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    YUM! Everything looks so good here!

    06/08 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Oh looks delish, the cocktails sound amazing too!

    Mimi & Chichi

    06/08 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wynne

    I literally ate their last night! It is so delicious. I absolutely love it! Perfect review!


    06/09 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Ashley

    What a fun place- those drinks look yummy! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    06/09 at 6:48 am
  • Reply K / House of KTS

    I can totally see why you were stuffed. Just look at that food. I love going to a place that has amazing food. Great post and photos.

    Kia / The House of KTS

    06/09 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Melanie

    This looks amazing!!!
    Melanie @

    06/09 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Ramona

    It’s always wonderful to have a date night. That place looks great and what a yumm food.

    06/10 at 1:16 am
  • Reply Samantha

    Love love LOVE this place! They have such great food and I especially love sitting out on the balcony for lunch. Great post!

    06/10 at 4:52 am
  • Reply Tia Teilli

    This looks so amazing! 🙂

    06/12 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Jessica

    This made me so hungry! Everything look delicious!

    Jessica |

    06/14 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    The place sounds nice 🙂


    06/15 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Brighton Hill

    Oh this looks fantastic!

    xo, Bry

    06/17 at 12:21 am
  • Reply sweetsimpleday

    Love fig and olive!! I’m a big fan of their olive oils and balsamic vinegar!!
    Cute photos. Xoxo

    06/18 at 7:37 pm
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