Figs and First Ladies

Tue. August 23, 2016 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

Secluded and private but with a vast space on Oak Street, Fig & Olive has modern and fresh decor. It pays to arrive a little early as the restaurant quickly fills up with a variety of clientele.

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and at such a young age. He steered us in the right direction from the beginning.

There are over 25 wines by the glass to pick from but also try the specialty drinks. The signature Fig & Olive felt light with a touch of summer containing cucumber vodka and blood orange olive oil.

If you like a little spice in your drink sip on El Matador with muddled jalapeno and tequila.

There are also three kinds of sangria to sample with rose, white, and red all offered.

For appetizers a must try is the mushroom croquette. It is a staple for the restaurant and not being a mushroom fan does not stop one from enjoying the flavors combioned.

Combine that with the rosemary lamb chops and that is a meal fit for a king. There are also some tasty seafood options such as the Mediterranean branzino that is glazed with 18 year old balsamic.

For dessert instead of settling for one item, why not do the tasting? This includes an amarena cherry crostini and a chocolate pot de creme.

There is a quaint patio upstairs and on the way there we spotted Michelle Obama dining with a friend. If it's good enough for her well then it's good enough for me!

Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet has really out done himself with the summer menu and has everyone wondering what the fall will be like.

Visit to make a reservation and see what all the fuss is about.