Moreton Fig

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480 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Moreton Fig is a unique USC Hospitality concept located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The stylish, vibrant restaurant features an open kitchen, full bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio anchored by USC's historic Moreton Bay Fig Trees. The menu focuses on seasonal and market driven cuisine with options to suit students, faculty, administrators and the public alike.

Moreton Fig is currently open for Lunch and Dinner service Monday thru Friday.




Special Offers

Happy Hour!

Join us in the lounge or on the patio every weekday from 4pm-6pm for our special Happy Hour menu!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 13 March 2019

Ends: 14 March 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 16:00-18:00

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PM
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service

PB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best open to all dining experience on USC's campus, other than the more restricted University Club. Creative menu and well-presented items. Limited wine list but nice options. Servers were great on our last 2 visits. Beautiful patio under the historic Moreton Fig trees. If you are on campus and want a cut above college cafeteria or fast food dining, this is the place.

NH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Today I sat outside and started my experience with the Watermelon Lemonade. For my entree, I had the Lobster Tacos with the salsa mixture on the side. (next time I'll have them apply it as it was tasty). It was accompanied with a nice mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette. Another amazing lunch Moreton Fig. You never disappoint.

DS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Morton Fig is my go-to lunch place for meetings with colleagues and/or friends.

MC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moreton Fig is my favorite restaurant. I just started my 38th year at USC, and Moreton Fig is where I am having all my Farewell lunches and dinners....I retire from teaching on December 5

LT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife had the trout, I had the salmon, both were very good, would have them again. Service was attentive but not bothersome. Live ambiance music until 6 was fun, I wish we had come by a bit earlier.

TG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is very nice, the servers are all at the top of their game---very efficient and professional and also cordial. The lunch menu is eclectic and has something for every taste and appetite. Thankfully, the menu is not complicated and there were only two "specials" announced which was perfectly brief for a lunch date. Again, simplicity and efficiency are the key words here. In and out in one hour and satisfied with our experience made going back to work easier. Although the decibel level can be challenging, there is a surrounding elegance there that undeniably adds to dining pleasure.

RM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio dining and service. The best option at USC.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finding parking was unusually complex compared to.other restaurants but considering is inside USC this place is great. Food was elaborated but simple and super tasty. Location and patio area were terrific.

MC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant to visit on the USC campus. I take Parents, new Faculty, and Guests exclusively to this location when they visit. I will return.

f
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great place to eat when you are on campus. Great food with lots of food selections. Service is great as well as the layout of the restaurant.

MH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely lunch spot on the USC campus. Fresh food and friendly service make this a terrific option. A bit pricey for students alone, but perfect for when parents come to visit.

EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio is a lovely place to dine, and lunch was tasty. The salads were very fresh, and the burgers were delicious. Impressed at the service as we were on a tight schedule and had placed our order ahead of time--and they were very timely and made sure we were in and out in an hour!

DD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch all around. Would come back in a heartbeat.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location with dinner under a large tree. The food was good as was the service.

TL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is nice for on-campus special meals, but it's expensive ($16 appetizers?) and loud (too many hard surfaces reflecting sound). While expensive, the quality of the food is VERY good, and portions are reasonable for the price. Service can be spotty - - it can be hard to get your server's attention if you need a refill or want to order something extra. Still, it's convenient, more formal than other campus eateries, and nice enough to take your parents out for an upscale meal on-campus.

SM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our firt visit to Moreton Fig was a disappointment. It was a slow night, and the staff was not attentive. After about 15 mintes someone brought water and apologized for the wait, as did our waiter who arrived shortly thereafter. My wife and I both tried the chicken pasta and we were both disappointed. The chicken was mostly dark meat and the sauce had an out-of-the-can flavor. Once we had been served the entrees no one checked on us until I finally asked someone for the bill.

The idea of an upscale restaurant on the USC campus is a good one. We visit the campus for the excellent concerts at the Thornton School of Music, and would enjoy this restaurant more often if they could deal wth the food and service issues.

I
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor setting under the giant Moreton Fig tree. great attentive service. the menu had a variety of choices and we enjoyed our salads and burgers.

JS
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service during a difficult day with an overwhelming number of people without reservations being fairly abusive to staff. Good was wonderful. Wine recommendation was perfect. Love the butterscotch pot du creme!

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best food on campus. I would come again. Service was a little slow, but it was busy, so that's understandable.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience with our son dining there. the food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the service was fantastic. We would recommend this to all

JR
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing that a place this high end is located right in the middle of a college campus. Other than the price, which tends to limit the clientele to faculty and alumni, this is as good a place as I have ever eaten.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our party of four announced when we sat down at 6:15 that we had to get to a 7:30 show in the Bing. The waiter acknowledged this, said the other patrons were all going to the show, and took our order very fast. I saw him through the kitchen window for a long time reading something, and I could not get his attention. We finally had to send one of our party over to the front desk to ask for some attention. We did not get our dishes till 7:00 pm. We had to eat our dinner in 8 minutes, get the check, and rush to the theater. The two trout dishes were perfect, but the steak and lamb chop dishes, though nicely cooked, were both cold, and should have been brought out when they were ready, or at least kept warm waiting for the trout...
Other than that, we love the restaurant.

LG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the waiters were very attentive. It is pricey and since its on campus, if you are not there already, parking will be a problem. The farm to table option is attractive. If I am in the area and desire a fine dining experience without going downtown, I will definitely go there again.

DJ
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had the daily special, lobster salad tacos. Very tasty BUT we were dismayed at how expensive they were. The server described them before taking our order but did not mention the price. SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE SO, especially because they turned out to be very expensive relative to the regular menu. To be sure, we should have asked, but it is really the server’s responsibility to mention the price as part of her presentation.

Train your servers better.

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive on-Campus dining.

D
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Susie the waitress is fantastic!

L
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice for business lunch

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Had the Cobb salad, which was mostly fine except the chicken was like hard rubber -- could hardly even stick a fork into it!

DW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vanessa was an outstanding server.

GH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's favorite restaurant around USC. She would eat there everyday if I let her.

DS
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was really good. Our waitress was really nice but not that knowledgable about the food. The food came out quickly which was great because we were headed to and event near the USC campus. The parking is a bit confusing and their website give instructions that are a bit incomplete. I would definitely go back though since the food was really good, people very nice and if you are going to the Shrine or anywhere near USC it's a great option!

AP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Moreton Fig for my birthday. Having graduated from the University of Southern California, and being a proud alumnus, I was looking forward to a wonderful experience. I was not disappointed. It met all of my expectations. So if you have a concert at The Shrine auditorium, I recommend eating at Moreton fig. Excellent food. Great location. Outstanding service. Reasonable prices for fine dining.

RJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Moreton Fig for their excellent service and great food!

US
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My chicken with its salad on the same plate was outstanding. The flavoring of the chicken and its salad was so delicious. I can't wait to return to Moreton Fig to have that dish again!

LM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was extremely salty!!! I ordered the Classic Burger and only ate half. Took the other half with me, and then threw it away. Even the Kennbec Chips were salty...I love salty chips but they were much too salty.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a new waiter, he was an excellent improvement over our last 3 visits.

L
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the SC Club sandwich and kennebec fries.

DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We ate inside as there was a private party that had reserved the whole outdoor area. The noise inside was deafening, so much so that we had to change our table to what we hoped would be a quieter area. Even then, we almost had to yell to hear each other. It wasn't that the other diners were particularly noisy; it is that all the surfaces--walls, ceilings, etc.--are hard and sound reflective, serving to magnify the auditory volume. Given the gross incompetence of the original design for an upscale University dining area in which a venue for comfortable conversation should have been a prime value, the Fig is in desperate need for an extreme makeover with sound absorbing materials. On a previous occasion, I had a generous-sized, delicious portion of lamb chops. This time, the lamb chops were again quite tasty but, unfortunately, they were so tiny and served with almost nothing else, not even mint jelly, that we left hungry.

GC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Wonderful venue, average (or below average) food (overcooked), awful service.

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