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Inside the Pristine, Mediterranean-Inspired Fig & Olive

CityCenterDC gets another splashy new restaurant.

A glamorous private dining room, all in white. Fig-inspired artwork on the walls, and rosemary plants lining them. A comfortable, living room-like lounge. A wall of wine.

Those are some of the first things a diner will notice when stepping foot inside Fig & Olive, the latest addition to CityCenterDC. The New York transplant is occupying a huge space (10,000 square foot), which is filled with lots of light and seating for 330 people. Hues of white and terra cotta dominate the multi-level design

Located near Hermes and Louis Vuitton, Fig & Olive's Luca Barras notes, "We're kind of like the French quarter of the CityCenter." It's the eighth location for the restaurant group. They'll have high-profile DJs spinning music in the evenings, and have a spacious patio with big white umbrellas outside.

Fig & Olive serves dishes like zucchini carpaccio crostini, Chilean sea bass and rosemary lamb chops. All of the dishes are prepared with olive oils (they use more than 20) rather than butter: staffers even travel to exotic locations to learn more about the olive oils incorporated into dishes. The menu changes about three times a year. Fig & Olive will open its doors tomorrow after a private grand opening party this evening.

Fig & Olive, 934 Palmer Alley NW, website.

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