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Fig & Olive

934 Palmer Alley NW (9th St. SW) Send to Phone
The sophisticated menu fits this CityCenterDC restaurant's chic clientele.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Sat.-Sun.

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Fig & Olive, Washington, DC

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Fig & Olive Restaurant Review

: Jam-packed at mealtimes, this bright, shiny French-focused restaurant offers an array of cocktails (like the Fig & Olive Dirty Martini with Belvedere vodka and olives) and a menu that encompasses small plates of crostini topped with figs, goat cheese or burrata; carpaccios; and cured meats, antipasti, appetizers and entrées. Seafood, poultry and meats come in French- and Mediterranean-inspired options, including a Mediterranean branzino glazed with figs, a fig and olive tagine, and a veal Milanese. Or if you prefer something starchy, how about a course of fig and Gorgonzola risotto? House-baked breads are served with a choice of differing olive oils (the waiter will explain each) and you will find olive oil accents throughout your meal. That way, the restaurant does live up to its name. Desserts? Consider the Fig & Olive tasting that brings together small portions of the four main desserts. Check out the brunch menu, too, which includes several of the crostini and appetizers plus egg-based dishes and a variety of sweets and salads. The wine list is extensive and expensive.

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