The best meal of the day.
Some beautiful place in between that offers you all the deliciousness of breakfast, the justification of a Bloody Mary, a reason to dress up and good company. Who has ever said that they don’t like brunch? No one.
I would take the opportunity to attend a brunch any day of the week, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to taste test the new Brunch menu at Fig & Olive in Newport Beach. The added bonus? They were also launching a children’s menu alongside the Brunch, which made for the perfect opportunity to turn this into a Girl’s Day with my daughter. Dresses, delicious food and of course, a stop at Fashion Island after.
There was a lot of anticipation prior to Fig & Olive first opening their doors. It instantly became the perfect destination for Girl’s Nights, Date Nights and Happy Hour. From day one, they have been delivering incredible food and service in Newport. Brunch however, was not something I had anticipated. When I received the invitation I instantly thought, “NEW BRUNCH SPOT!” as I would eat Brunch three times a day if I could but I was also questioning whether they would be able to deliver to the expectations of someone who has eaten Eggs Benedict at every restaurant in south Orange County. I was also a tad bit concerned about bringing a four year old into a restaurant that I have consistently perceived as an “adults only” location.
The entire experience far surpassed my expectations. First and foremost, let’s chat about the food. They started out with chocolate croissants. Need I say more? Baby Girl ordered the chicken fingers from the children’s menu while I over-indulged in the Fig & Olive salad, one of the best Crab Cake Eggs Benedict I have ever had and I washed those both down with Baby Girl’s truffle fries. Perhaps I could have stopped there but I have never been one to say no to dessert. The Chocolate Pot de Creme was to die for. If you have ever wondered why I work out, it is for meals like this. We ate and ate and ate and I could not have enjoyed the entire meal more.
Then there were the children. The staff was perfection when it came to handling young ones who couldn’t quite sit still for the entire meal. Whether it was delivering their chocolate milk, refreshing the bread basket or bringing their entrees out with our first course, they made dining with children easy. Believe me, that is a challenge unto itself.
Now regarding the details. The pre-fixed brunch menu is $28/person and also provides you with one complimentary children’s meal for those 10 and under. This not only makes for an extremely delicious morning out but also a reasonable one. Brunch is offered Saturdays and Sundays at the Newport Beach location: 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, Ca.
You can book your reservation by calling the restaurant at 949-877-3005
Thank you Fig & Olive for hosting Baby Girl and I. We will definitely be back.