A lot of Buzz has gone around about Fig & Olive. To be honest, I have had no desire to even step foot in there. My mysterious friends and I decided to dive in to the scene one Saturday afternoon. It was a little later lunch and I was pleasantly greeted by a smiling hostess who said I may pick a couch any couch. I loved the lounge aspect of the entry. The color scenes were very calming. The dining room was a little massive for my taste, so I stuck to the cozy front lounge which serves the full menu. To avoid the hectic Newport scene, try to hit it during off times. Starve a little and have a later lunch. The food is really worth it. We ordered a lovely bottle of delicious chardonnay and settled in for a Besties lunch/brunch.
After much deliberation because the menu is quite extensive, we chose 3 types of Crostini. My favorite being the prosciutto-ricotta-fig-olive-walnut.
We also sampled burrata-tomato-herbs-balsamic and finally the delicious goat cheese-caramelized onion-chive. We moved onto sharing Zucchini Carpaccio, and a really great Beef Carpaccio with truffle oil. We finish our meal with a truffle-mushroom-fontina scrambled eggs.
Fig & Olive
151 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660