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A California bistro in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows featuring ingredients from local farmers markets.
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Dining room at FIG, Santa Monica, CA

FIG Restaurant Review

: FIG, the California bistro in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is named after the Moreton Bay fig tree that is the centerpiece of the beautiful courtyard at the hotel's entrance. The space encompasses several different areas, including a private room, pewter bar and a dining room with sliding doors that open up to the terrace (with a few desirable tables) and the pool and gardens just beyond. Chef Ray Garcia, who has helmed the restaurant since its inception, draws significant inspiration from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. (Garcia recently took the top prize at the Grand Cochon competition at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.) Sample artisanal cheeses and charcuterie before continuing with starters like scarlet quinoa and entrées of all-natural California Prime steaks or cauliflower risotto with Parmesan, brown butter and chives. Further demonstrating the focus on seasonality is a section at the bottom of the menu that keeps guests clued in to what ingredients have “just arrived,” are “in peak season” and are “coming soon.” Adventurous diners ought to consider the “Feed Me!” five-course menu. Guests first discuss their ingredient preferences with chef Garcia, who then prepares a personalized meal of FIG favorites and off-menu creations. Beverage-wise, there's an interesting wine list, local beers on draft and classic and original cocktails.

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