The Loyola Phoenix: Fig & Olive

The Loyola Phoenix: Fig & Olive

If you are in downtown Chicago and head toward Lake Michigan, beyond the retail shops, you will find Fig & Olive (104 E. Oak St.) — a Mediterranean cuisine-inspired restaurant with an open lounge and bar.

A seafood-heavy menu, well-lit dining room and seasonal garden terrace attracted me to the Mediterranean joint. I’ve come to find that if a restaurant has a vibrant décor, natural light and large windows, the food will most likely be delicious. There are two dining rooms at Fig & Olive: one on the second level with more couches and a main bar and one on the third level that offers more tables and a smaller bar.

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