What people are saying
At Figs we love hearing from you! Here are just a few of the great things that our customers have been saying:
I originally discovered Figs Lebanese Café when a friend, who is vegan and allergic to many foods, came to visit. Figs was the perfect solution. More recently, I have been turning to Figs for catering. I work at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics. I hired Figs to cater several meetings on the topic of animal ethics funded by the National Science Foundation. Once again, Figs came through with vegan options that were well suited to the event, reasonably priced, attractively served and, most importantly, delicious – without exception. I have also hired Figs to cater lunches that were not vegan. In my 22 years at Georgetown, I’ve worked with a lot of caterers. Figs is up there with the best of them.
We moved from France to the Palisades 45 years ago. With such deep roots in the neighborhood, we like to support local establishments, many of which are walking distance from our home – Our Lady of Victory church, the Palisades Library, the farmer’s market, and Figs! We go there two or three times a week, sometimes for take-out but more often than not to eat in. It’s a nice change of scenery, the food is so good and the staff is so friendly. I think they have really earned the neighborhood’s support.
–Marie Annick-Oury, Washington, D.C.
Figs catered my daughter’s bat mitzvah. Guests are still talking about the cheese pies and orzo with pearl mozzarella and tomatoes. (And the event was four years ago!)
–Janice Kaplan, Washington, D.C.
Figs is our family’s caterer and local restaurant of choice. Our 2 ½ year old could eat the turkey meatballs and hummus for dinner every night. When we had a small gathering to celebrate our son’s baptism, Figs took care of everything. We have so many favorite dishes—couscous salad with artichokes and olive oil, spinach with lemon and garlic and the best beet salad I’ve ever had. And the baklava is to die for.
–Sara Tucker, Washington, DC
We moved from New York City to Washington in 2011. Our old neighborhood on the Upper East Side was home to a lot of independent businesses and a lot of diversity. We weren’t expecting to find this little eatery when we moved to Palisades; Figs reminds of the vibrant businesses we knew in Manhattan. We eat there once a week with our 4-month-old and three-year-old, who is a fan of the meatballs, the kale with ginger sauce and the beets. The glass-enclosed case with its many colorful selections – from the beets to carrots to spinach – is naturally appealing to kids! And I’ve never had a meal I didn’t like. The combo meal is a great value and the new loyalty card is a great idea. So are recent improvements to the interior which give the place a fresh look while maintaining the casual atmosphere.
–Heather Gustafson, Palisades
The one constant since Figs opened in 2005 is Khadija, who does all the cooking. As much as owner Saud Niori has brightened the place and has wonderful ideas that have transformed the restaurant, it is Khadija’s cooking and recipes that stand out. She makes beautiful food that you can’t get anywhere else. As a vegetarian, Figs has been my haven. When my husband was working out of town, I went there three times a week. I love the way you can mix and match the dishes. On top of that, the relationships between the staff and customers very quickly morph into friendships.
–Jenny Pierson, Palisades