West Hollywood: Lunch at Fig & Olive


Fig & Olive opened for lunch on the first day of Spring.  When we arrived, the restaurant was buzzing with most of the tables occupied. Natural light streamed all around the dining room.

We started with a set of 6 crostini. I had tasted some of these at one of the opening parties and remembered the shrimp fondly.

lamb panini

After some time passed between our appetizers and entrees, I started wondering if I had become a lady who lunched. Sure, I recently had lunch at Providence where 2-hour lunches were the norm but this particular day, I had to get back to Downtown so I was a bit anxious. Then our food arrived and I wasted no time snarfing down some salad and a bit of my friend’s lamb panini.

shrimp and salmon salad

As expected, our food was good. We didn’t have time for dessert (our server finally inquired if we were on our lunch hour— by this time it was nearly 2 hours later).

Pros: beautiful restaurant, people watching, tasty nosh

Cons: slow for lunch

I’ll just have to come back when I have more time for dinner and a cocktail.

Fig & Olive

8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310 360 9100