My husband and I had a pretty incredible dinner at Fig & Olive in Scarsdale six months ago. I love the warm glow of Fig & Olive at night — and I’ve thought about the Moroccan tagine I ordered since.
But we haven’t gone back because we didn’t think we could bring our toddler. Apparently, we were wrong.
Fig & Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant with three locations in Manhattan, one in Scarsdale and one in Los Angeles, is hoping to lure more families with the addition of a kids menu. “It was important for us to get closer to families and make sure that kids have a special menu, a healthy one,” says Barbara Wollenberg, a spokesman for Fig & Olive Scarsdale. “A lot of our customers said they wanted to be able to dine with their kids.”
Fig & Olive has high chairs, and Wollenberg says that the restaurant really wants to be considered a family-friendly restaurant.
A few options from the new kids menu: Chicken fingers that are lightly breaded and served with tomato basil dip and skinny fries, all cooked in olive oil. Pizza is served margherita-style with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella on a fine puff pastry, while the mac & cheese uses butter in lieu of olive oil and is made with rosemary braised ham, béchamel, and gratin with gruyere cheese.
If you go, be sure to sample as many of the restaurant’s 30 extra virgin olive oils as you can. One dunk of your bread in their quality EVOO and you’ll have a whole new appreciation of olive oil.
Fig & Olive, 696 White Plains Road, Scarsdale; 914-725-2900