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Fig & Olive
Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2008
I am always at the meatpacking fig and olive and love it.! So this review is not because I hate fig and olive I love it and am SO shocked that the uptown location is even related. My parents are in town and staying on the upper east side so I take them to the uptown fig and olive for dinner. First I get there and it is tiny.. cramped.. Very rude staff. I am there early and try to order my favorite from the downtown location a pear martini, and learn at that time they only serve wine.. Strike #1. Then when my parents get there! We are sat right in front of the kitchen at a table for 2 with 3 ppl squeezed into it.. Not to mention my dad is 6'5 so yea comfortable dinner for him! Then we ask to hang our coats and nope sorry we have to put them ON THE FLOOR! Fantastic!!! I love putting my clothes on a dirty floor and as well I am sure my mothers mink ( hey she is old school) loved it as well. I ordered chicken and I don't think I have ever had such a workout cutting into chicken breast. I am going to stop complaining although there are many things I can go on about. I hope the owners/management/whomever can make a difference read this as I am a GREAT fan of fig and olive but will never go to or recommend your lexington location.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2008
Nice decor with a sort of minimalist marble and sans-serif furniture look nice dishes although not "top notch" brunch is very good. Service is fine, if surprisingly amateur at times don't expect suave staff. Not a date place tables are close together and conversations percolate. This is the place to go if you want to catch up with an old friend (or flame) somewhere a little fancier than usual. The crowd during the day is shoppers from Bloomingdales and up as well as pretty stay-at-home 30-something soon-to-be Moms, and a smattering in the evening of couples and utive types.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2007
What a beautiful, fresh and zesty place to eat. The crostini and the Penne Funghi Tartufo are well worth the wait, as are the delicious olive oil tastings. A gorgeous place for a bridal or baby shower. Will continue to return.
Posted by val on 07/25/2007
We came during restaurant week for the prix fixe, and we were pleased with the food, had good service (arrived at 7pm with reservations and were seated right away) and found the ambience beautiful. The cucumber soup was terrific, the pasta con funghi was full of flavor, and the apple tart and chocolate souffle were both delicious. Plus we liked tasting the olive oils.
Posted by 1.5 hour wait for table on wed night on 04/12/2007
walked in at 8pm...hostess said 45 minute wait. Put our name in...ordered a bottle of wine and stood at the crowded bar for 1.5 hours without any mention from the hostess of when our table would be ready. She sat 4 tables ahead of us that must have had reservations but did not explain anything to us. Finally a waiter told us what was going on with people being seated ahead of us. Very unprofessional. Food was good, not great for a wait like this. I advise to only ever call ahead and get a resevation.
Posted by Florescu on 03/23/2007
The service was incredibly slow....we were served olives and olive oil after our appetizers. The food is decent but overpriced.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2007
while the food was good, the service was poor. waiter was more like you would find in a diner the way he served food, cleared table, was not attentive at all. Also, while atmosphere is pleasant, space is small and narrow.