Happy Hour at Fig & Olive in the Meat Packing District, a Great Value


Yesterday, after work I headed to Fig & Olive for Apertivo Happy Hour, and suddenly I was transported from the Hudson Yards (near my office) to the coast of Italy. Not only does the restaurant, located in the Meat Packing District have a Mediterranean inspired feel, so does the food. And now the restaurant is making its menu more accessible than ever, with low prices for drinks and scrumptious food.

Happy Hour at Fig & Olive in the Meat Packing District

Apertivo is an Italian custom that pairs sips with snacks prior to dinner in order to aperto – or “open” – the palate. It’s meant to encourage guests to unwind before they move to a table, ultimately elongating the dining experience with food and socializing. We nibbled on crispy flatbreads, sliders, burrata, tuscan artichoke, truffle mushroom croquettes, truffle skinny fries and rosemary-cured olives. A highlight and unavoidable delicacy is their crostinis, topped with everything from peas to burrata to goat cheese to manchego to pesto to artichokes to figs to marcona almonds. And we sampled cocktails – several! Their new drink a seasonally-driven cocktail, the Greenhouse, which features rum muddled with celery, arugula, lemon, simple syrup, and black peppercorn is simply divine..

Aperitivo is available every day at the bar and lounge from 4pm to 7pm. Small bites are $5-$12 and wine, beer and speciality cocktails cost from $6-8.  I highly recommend the experience. Make it a night on the town or a quick stop before going home to reality (like it was for me, as I work in the city and live in the suburbs).

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary happy hour to facilitate this post and social media mentions but all opinions are my own as I truly adore Fig & Olive.

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