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About The Fig Tree Restaurant
Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte in the Historic Elizabeth neighborhood, The Fig Tree Restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 1913 Bungalow. Offering Seasonal Cuisine with influences from Italy and France, an award winning and affordable wine list and outstanding service. Whether you are looking for a romantic fireside dinner, a fun evening of dining al fresco or a private room for your group, The Fig Tree has it all. We look forward to serving you soon!
Charlotte, NC 28204
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A private parking lot for patrons is located between the Mecklenburg Times building and The Fig Tree Restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate parties up to 40 people in an individual room or we can make the full house available for parties up to 75 people. Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Sara Scheidler: (704) 332-3322
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly wine dinners.
The Fig Tree Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
After much anticipation and excitement to finally try The Fig Tree Restaurant, by the end of our experience, we were highly disappointed. To start with a positive note, Kurt, our server did an excellent job: He chose two great bottles of wine to go with our courses. Since it was our first time, he thoroughly explained to us the menu, shared his favorites, and mentioned the specials of the night. He sold us right there and had our mouths watering. We decided to start with the foie gras and the apple beggar's purse. When they both came out, I was shocked the portion size they served relative to the price they charged. Right when I looked at the foie gras, I knew something wasn't right. It was overcooked! Foie gras is meant to be rare and spread like butter. It is liver and very fragile, so I understand how easily it is to overcook it, but don't send it out because you messed up and it's expensive to waste. To the entree course, we decided on elk chop and ostrich. Both proteins came out medium to medium well (a reddish pink center). Kurt asked us how we enjoy our steak and we told him medium rare, so I was expecting something more like a warm red center. With both proteins being overcooked, it made it difficult to fully taste the unique proteins which should have been juicy and flavorful. Finally with the dessert course, we tried the beignets—which I admit were delicious—and the honey and goat cheese pots de creme, which was not delicious at all. The pots de creme was overpowered by the honey. It was in a parfait dish and had the goat cheese on the bottom and too much honey on top. I feel the dessert would have been better if the two ingredients were incorporated together instead of one sitting on top of the other. All in all, service was on point with refilling our waters, thorough wine service, and table maintenance. Unfortunately, I wasn't amazed by the quality, taste, or uniqueness of the courses we were served.
We celebrated our anniversary at Fig Tree. Fig Tree has become our favorite restaurant in Charlotte as it hits every criteria. The food is creative and awesome, the staff is professional and well trained, timing was perfect, and the atmosphere varies by room, but all are nice. We have not yet sat outside, but that could be great on the proper weather day also. If I could find a negative, it would be the parking. Take uber, it is easier.
The entire night was great, from the terrific specialty cocktails, to the dessert served on a customized plate with "Happy Anniversary". We will be back again.
I never write reviews and it hurts my feelings to write this one. I chose The Fig Tree tonight because it came so highly recommended not by friends, but also by family. We were meeting this evening a very special friend and also business partner we have not seen in a couple of years. We had an early reservation on Sunday evening -- the restaurant was not crowded. Our waiter though polite enough, was fairly insistent on driving us to order. He showed up too many times at the table once we had only ordered wine to move us to the next course and the next. He assured us that the food would arrive at appropriately spaced times but he was in such a hurry to get us going -- we never really had time to really relax and breath into the space, and our time of reconnection. He also told us the restaurant was owner and chef driven -- and here is where the real disappointment lies... I imagine the owner/chef must have been off on Sunday night. We ordered the snails -- which came in the sauce advertised, but it was luke warm at best and quickly congealed. Even the never ending bread basket couldn't save the soupy milky cheesy sauce where the unshelled snails were left lying. I had the salmon -- unfortunately overlooked, and on a bed of "fingerling potatoes" -- but once again were overcooked and just a mash of luke warm potatoes that were creamed. My husband's filet was fine -- but certainly not able to "cut with a fork" as described or even just melt in your mouth goodness that a really good filet can be. We ordered plenty of wine and dessert -- and I can assure you, because we dine out so often we're more than respectful. However, there was an air from our waiter and his assistant that we were somehow in the queue. The experience did not feel special in the least. We won't be returning. And we were out in under two hours. On a slow night -- when all the tables were far from full, a finer fuller dining experience would have been fully appreciated and rewarded. Oh well...
As usual the food was excellent. However, while we endorse the idea of some menu changes; we were very disappointed that the signature grouper and lobster had been amended wth Bok chop and black beans!!! The service by Eddie was as always, superior, professional, and charming.
The service was excellent but the food was average at best. The soup I ordered had no flavor, the salad also had no flavor. For my entree I ordered the Filet. It was covered in blue cheese, I don't like blue cheese and it wasn't disclosed on the menu. Because the meal, with drinks was $200+, you expect everything to be fantastic and that was not the case.
Triple CouplesNight Done Right
We were welcomed and we sorta noticed one of the couples already seated so we announced that we were here for my party and see that some guest were seated so we can make our way over. The hostess was pleasant and agreed.
Upon seating our server Curt came over to provide menus for my husband and I and took our drink order. Curt was a very honest, informative and pleasant server to say the least.
As we waited on the other guest we decided to order an appetizer, we ordered the scallops with Apple Jalepeno chutney and whipped sweet potato. it was so delicious, my husband and I devoured it. I had the grapefruit martini, the other ladies did as well it was just the right amount of kick from grapefruit and the right pinch of liquor.
Curt went over the specials and my husband and I decided on our main course. I went with the Sea Bass with Lobster on the menu and my husband has the Snapper special.
The other couples has the Grouper, The Salmon added Lobster, Scallops and Salads.
The entrees come with a salad which was a tasty salad to say the least, the only offset is when my husband got down to the lower end of his salad where you can see the plate he also saw a piece of straight Black Hair which threw him off and he didn't finish his salad. He informed Curt and Curt took it away and apologized and even cracked a joke about the salad guy being bald to help lighten the mood.
My SeaBass was the BEST item at the table in my opinion and I would gladly come back to have it again. I gave my husband a piece and he shared a piece of his Snapper with me BUT wanted more of my SeaBass and he kept eyeing it across the table saying "That is AMAZING".
We ordered the Beignets for dessert as it comes with 4 however Curt said he can customize any dish and he didn't misspeak at all. He add 2 more Beignets in order to allow everyone to have one at the table. We ate it so fast and it was so good we ordered another order of 6 :-)
We Will Be BACK :-)
Our experience at The Fig Tree was absolutely amazing, from Samantha our waitress to the cuisine. I can not say anything bad about our dinner, the atmosphere is quiet and cozy get from dates or just a quality night out to dinner with friends. Don't forget to try the homemade bread and garlic spread! I would recommend The Fig Tree to anyone wanting creative cuisine with beyond fantastic service.
We have been trying to go here for awhile, but our schedule and getting a reservation had not clicked until recently. Everything was top notch. Service was attentive but not intrusive; everything we ordered was delicious. We were there on a Thursday evening so the downstairs dining was not that full. They did have several groups in their rooms upstairs. Their wine list is extensive and has some really wonderful selections. Parking can be a bit tricky. If the small lot is full you will be looking for parking on the street.
Our evening at the Fig Tree was incredible from start to finish. Steve, our server, was incredible all night long. The timing was spot on in terms of when our courses were brought to us. Water's were never less than half full. The cocktails were great, I really enjoyed the Scottish Vesper. The Elk and Veal Chops were both cooked exactly how we asked for. We will definitely be back.
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