FIG, located in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar, is a neighborhood bistro committed to fresh, seasonal cuisine. The menu features diverse Southern California bounty, sourced from multiple weekly visits to the local farmers markets and from specialty foragers that comb the coastline for hard to find items. And although dishes are added and subtracted based on ingredient availability, you can be sure perennial favorites like our Lobster Cobb Salad or Mary’s Chicken have a permanent place on the menu.
With 25 years of culinary expertise under his belt, Executive Chef Damon Gordon brings decades of experience to create innovative and delicious seasonal delicacies at our farm-to-table restaurant. Born in Ipswich England, Gordon discovered his passion for cooking & texture at a young age, a gift he inherited from his mother growing up where he often cooked alongside her. He then went on to pursue a career in cooking, earning a degree in Culinary Arts from Suffolk College before he trained under culinary powerhouses such as the Roux Brothers & Marco Pierre White, Claude Troisgros, and Alain Ducasse.
At FIG Restaurant, Gordon’s philosophy is centered around providing all guests with an unforgettable dining experience through the use of local and seasonal produce from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, whilst respecting each element to elevate new flavors on the plate and on the palate.
Behind FIG's incredible culinary team is Director of Restaurants, Murat Ljutic, a Serbian native and California transplant who honed his front-of-house craft across Europe and most recently at Cipriani. Murat creates a warm environment that feels like home and he embraces FIG's deep connection to the community to deliver the core values of FIG.