Here’s what I love about Fig & Olive, located at 808 Lexington Avenue in New York City. I love the unpretentious, true to its heritage atmosphere. It’s not fussy nor does it even boast about its menu which in fact is wonderful. The restaurant works to stay true to their Mediterranean background by highlighting the array of Olive Oils available for purchase, which trust me, should be purchased after finishing the dinner.
We shared some of the Crostinis for our appetizers: Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro, and Tomato/ Manchego, Fig Spread, Almond. For entrees I had the Branzino, glazed with Fig and Aged Balsamic Vinegar and snow peas. My mother had the Rotisserie Chicken in lemon and garlic with Haricots Verts and Mashed Potatoes. Tracey had the Chicken Paillard dish.
All in all a great meal, wonderful oils, and reasonably priced fare. If you are in one of the three neighborhoods the restaurant chain is located in, I definitely suggest you stop in for nothing more than a glass of vino and some good oil and bread.