But you’re probably not.
So this... this is what they’re eating there.
Introducing Fig & Olive, a two-level ode to the summery South of France from a Cannes-born chef, now taking reservations for a Friday opening at CityCenterDC.
Let’s say you’re looking for a dark, industrial spot with bacon-infused bourbon. Then you should look elsewhere. Here you’ve got natural light everywhere, oak beams, white pillows and shelves full of olive oil. (See the slideshow.) It’s big, too, so there’s lots of ways to approach it.
The linen couches and chairs on the main level. That’s where after-work drinks (like the Summer in Provence with blackberries and gin) lead to sampling the wares of the crostini bar. Which leads to more drinks (the Fig & Walnut Julep) while the DJ spins Saint-Tropez-inspired music after 10pm.
If it’s a special-occasion dinner, head upstairs to the white room. That’s the spot to summon chateaubriand for two and lamb chops smoked tableside with burnt rosemary under a glass dome.
And if you’re just looking for bottles of white wine in ice buckets, head to the teak tables on the patio.
No need to overcomplicate things.