Cheap Eats 2009: Figs Fine Foods
Great food, low prices, lots of fun.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 23, 2009
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Figs Fine Foods
Address: 4828 Macarthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-7773
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Palisades
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Grocery Store/Market
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 to 9. Closed Sundays.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beet salad; bulgur wheat salad; chickpea salad; carrot salad; orzo with feta; hummus; labne; baba ghanoush; turkey meatballs; bastilla; eggplant ratatouille; chicken tagine; turkey/pickle sandwich; sandwich with fig jam, Brie, and pears.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Why go: This leaf-green cafe is frequented mostly by a takeout crowd that comes for Reem Azoury’s homey Lebanese cooking. But the place’s ragtag-cool vibe, with Scrabble boards and cookbooks strewn about, make it tempting to grab one of the few seats and stick around.

What to get: Tender chicken cooked in a tagine with preserved lemon and olives; a salty-sweet Brie-pear-and-fig-jam sandwich; dips such as hummus, baba ghanoush, and labné; tangy bulgur-wheat salad; Moroccan chickpea, beet, and carrot salads.

Best for: An afternoon snack; vegetarians.

Insider tip: When it’s warm, Azoury puts a few umbrella tables on the patio and just about doubles the place’s seating capacity.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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