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Mar 3, 2009 06:20 PM

What's good at Figs?

Having dinner for the first time at Figs (tomorrow). Any recommendations on what to order there?

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  1. guess a lot of folks are like me - I've never been. Not because of anything bad, just never got back please!

    1. Recently (month ago?) ate and Figs and had (another) very good meal. In my opinion you really can't go wrong with any app or entree there. They have a very good sashimi app that is very well done as well as a very good scallop app. (having hard time remembering specifics). If you like lamb, they have an excellent lamb shank dish done with mounds of couscous, carrots, currents, and other root veggy's along with a nice dash of cinnamon. You have to like the sweet/savory combination of fruit, root veggy's and meat together that is oh so Moroccon, if you do you'll love this dish. And, the portion is huge. They also do fish dishes well.

      The place is great on a cold winter's night. Cozy and romantic atmosphere, open kitchen, and friendly service. Bring a bottle of a hearty and full red or a rich and luscious white and you'll have a nice time. Figs tends to be under the radar, which has always surprised me. Enjoy!

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      1. re: Schpsychman

        I appreciate your response although I did not have it before I went. I decided to have the steamed mussels as an appetizer, and chose the morrocan seasonings. It was different and good. I wish they had served it with a spoon for the sauce. Luckily there was some bread on the table I could use for dipping. Second course I had the crispy duck with bread pudding recommended by one of my dining companions who had eaten there. The duck was delicious it had a slightly sweet fig sauce. I also like the bread pudding which was drier than I expected and a little crispy on the bottom...but I liked it that way!

        Everyone in my group liked their food, which included the mezze plate, grilled veggies on a skewer, lentil soup, the lamb tagine, salmon and swordfish. Everyone cleaned their plates!

        A few negatives: rather than cozy I found the dining room cold and drafty and wore my wook scart all through dinner. The servce was adequate but not attentive. Its not the kind of BYOB where your server will open the wine and pour it for you, apparently, as our server simpled plunked a corkscrew down on our table next to the wine we brought. After our entrees arrived, our server diappeared for a long period and we had to ask for the check. It took about 2 1/2 hours to finish our dinner and pay...which was fine for our group but not OK if you had someplace to go.

        The tab was very reasonable about $35 per person including tip.

        1. re: rocknroll52

          Glad you enjoyed the meal. I have to agree that the door, with it's use of a large curtain to try to curtail the breeze on a winter's night doesn't quite cut it. Everytime someone comes in it sends a blast of cold air in with it. Fortunately we were far enough away from the door to be warm and the food is comforting. On a nice summer evening the tables outside are nice for dining at. And yes, the service is not like that of other BYOB's (as far as opening your wine, etc.). All in all though, I think it's a very good restaurant and a very good value.

          1. re: rocknroll52

            Wow we have eaten there over 100 times in the years and have never had them just give us the corkscrew. They do not pour but we prefer that. We have found that the guy is not as good a server as the two ladies.

            Agreed that the place can be drafty in the winter. Best to sit in the back if you can. Glad you like the food. It is one of our neighborhood favs.