Fig and Olive – Meatpacking District

420 West 13 Street

A 200-seat restaurant from Laurent Halasz, one of three branches of Fig & Olive featuring superb Mediterranean cuisine. Enter this flagship Fig & Olive location and find an elegant, open space designed to embrace all five senses. In the Meatpacking w... more

A 200-seat restaurant from Laurent Halasz, one of three branches of Fig & Olive featuring superb Mediterranean cuisine. Enter this flagship Fig & Olive location and find an elegant, open space designed to embrace all five senses. In the Meatpacking world of large, posh restaurants, Fig & Olive stands out because it can boast a brighter space and lighter menu, as well as some satisfying and affordable menu items. For tapas and cocktails, best to sit at the sumptuous, long, marble bar or in the generous cocktail table area, where late night crowds gather for a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail. Popular with the energetic and fashion-conscious crowds of the Meatpacking district, this location is also popular with week-end brunchers, offering a family-friendly atmosphere and healthy-choice menu. For dinner, best to make reservations, especially during prime time, as table are quickly populated with devotees and local entourages. No wonder, since the staff is hospitable, the wines by the glass well-selected and the menu options diverse without being cluttered. The Mediterranean inspired fare is thoughtfully designed around specific ingredients. Each dish is prepared with a ... more

A 200-seat restaurant from Laurent Halasz, one of three branches of Fig & Olive featuring superb Mediterranean cuisine. Enter this flagship Fig & Olive location and find an elegant, open space designed to embrace all five senses. In the Meatpacking world of large, posh restaurants, Fig & Olive stands out because it can boast a brighter space and lighter menu, as well as some satisfying and affordable menu items.

For tapas and cocktails, best to sit at the sumptuous, long, marble bar or in the generous cocktail table area, where late night crowds gather for a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail. Popular with the energetic and fashion-conscious crowds of the Meatpacking district, this location is also popular with week-end brunchers, offering a family-friendly atmosphere and healthy-choice menu.

For dinner, best to make reservations, especially during prime time, as table are quickly populated with devotees and local entourages. No wonder, since the staff is hospitable, the wines by the glass well-selected and the menu options diverse without being cluttered.

The Mediterranean inspired fare is thoughtfully designed around specific ingredients. Each dish is prepared with a special olive oil. The selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils includes some of the finest olive oils of the Mediterranean region. Enjoy the authentic, fresh and flavorful ingredients in these simple yet refined dishes, along with the health benefits of the olive oil and the Mediterranean diet, and antioxidant quality of figs and olives.

Olive oils, vinegars, tapenades and other products are also offered for sale.


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Meatpacking District Description

Fig and Olive – Meatpacking District is located in the Meatpacking District neighborhood of Manhattan. The Meatpacking District owes its name to the meat distribution companies that once dominated the area. While some meatpacking houses still exist, nowadays you are more likely to find meat of the celebrity variety, twirling around the Bermuda Triangle of SoHo House, Spice Market, and the uber-swanky Hotel Gansevoort. The signature feature of this luxurious hotel is its rooftop, featuring a richly landscaped roof garden and an expansive loft with soaring 20-foot ceilings that offers breathtaking city views in three directions. A 45-foot outdoor heated pool with underwater music anchors the roof's other side; it is unique in New York and reflects the ultra-trendiness that the district prides itself on.

If it's Asian cuisine you’re craving you’ll definitely want to dine at Spice Market. The interior of the restaurant is as exotic as the cuisine: with a collection of artifacts imported from Rajastan, South India, Burma and Malaysia creating an interior of Eastern exotica including antique wall carvings, screens and pagodas. Spice Market provides a feast for all sense.

Some art galleries have opened here, but the area is dominated by late-night establishments, high-end furniture stores, and fabulously expensive hairdressers. If you seek thrilling nightlife and pulsating action on the streets with traffic jams over century-old cobblestone streets, head here Cielo is one of hottest nightclubs. Its intimate size, impressive sound and sunken dance-floor make it perfect for catching a set by the latest hipster DJ. But given its notorious reputation as one of New York's toughest club to enter, good luck getting by the door. Speaking of tough doors, you might miss APT's door entirely, as the swanky lounge resides in a nondescript building that could easily be mistaken for a butcher shop. For more nightlife action, try the glittery, subterranean club that is 675 Bar. If you're looking for a quieter, more low-key way to spend time in the district, keep in mind that one of the most pleasant times of day to visit this neighborhood is between 10 and 11 in the morning.

As you wander around the district, do head down Gansevoort Street to get a feel for how this neighborhood evolved. The now-defunct Florent restaurant was the first trendy place to open, and as you pass its old location on Gansevoort Street, you'll see the remnants of the old dilapidated elevated railway, which has been turned into America's first overhead park, called the High Line. West 14th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues should not be missed, replete with stylish boutiques such as Jeffrey, a few bakeries, and an enormous Bodum store as well. And then there's the legendary Old Homestead Steakhouse directly across from the new Apple Store on Ninth Avenue at West 14th Street. If you're curious about the intriguing new architecture and glass houses juxtaposed with meatpacking houses, you'll definitely want to follow this section of our new architecture of Manhattan walking tour.

Info

420 West 13 Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-1200
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

Mediterranean

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

LUNCH
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-5:00pm

DINNER
Sun-Tue: 5:00pm-12:00am
Wed-Sat: 5:00pm-1:00am

BRUNCH
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to 14th Street
  • to 8th Ave

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