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!
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: 7043323322
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
This Fig Tree event was outstanding. Di ...
This Fig Tree event was outstanding. Dinner with good friends is always fun; but, this evening was special. The food was terrific, the wines were exquisite and the service was off-the-chart. Both couple will be returning and advising others to come.
I've heard such great things about Fig T ...
I've heard such great things about Fig Tree and was excited to finally give it a try for our anniversary. Here are the positives; excellent service, wine list and ambiance. The historic house is beautiful and very romantic. Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed in the food. There are a handful of excellent restaurants in Charlotte, this is not one of them.
After all high recommendations in tripad ...
After all high recommendations in tripadvisor, we booked a table. Even though booked weeks in advance, they could not seat us outside. The food was ok. Took a while to figure out what to eat, as many dishes ahead many, almost too many ingredients for my taste. It was ok, service was ok, but I would not return
Pros: The service and drinks were outsta ...
The service and drinks were outstanding !!
The Grouper with lobster tail and the Elk chop was excellent!
Calamari appetizer was the best!
Lobster sauce served with the Grouper was VERY VERY rich. Overwhelming!
A lot of work needs to be done on the braised red cabbage.
Improvement on Spaetzle needs to be done. Undercooked and bland.
The Fig Tree was the height of excellenc ...
The Fig Tree was the height of excellence in their execution of the menu items, their attention to detail and knowledgeable and friendly staff. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed, yet refined. I can't say enough good things about it.
Party of 1; 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 gl ...
Party of 1; 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 glass of wine, 2 cocktails, $110.00 out the door.
The initial hostess was pleasant. 3 service representatives work with me, a little funky seemed uneasy. The Octopus was just a hair over cooked. needed seasoning & citrus.
No salt & pepper on the table. The roasted Garlic smear was critical! Very nice add. The Bread was tasty. The Parpadelle was a bit chewy, dish was dry, lacked sauce, needed seasoning S&P. fresh grated Parm was offered I had to ask for more due to blandness. For Farm raised free range chicken it was tough, extra 10 dollars for the chicken. The vegetables were all good.
Over all it was good.
If charging these higher prices, they gotta have steller product. And be tastier..
In my eyes the prices could be dropped.
I am a certified Chef/Restaurateur.
We asked to sit outside because the insi ...
We asked to sit outside because the inside is smaller and a bit noisey because it's so close to other diners. The outside was relaxing and romantic. Our server Vanessa was awesome and the food was amazing. Thank you!
The food was decent, but not for the hig ...
The food was decent, but not for the high entree prices ($42). Our server was snobby and condescending (tall, older man with white hair). The spaetzel that came with the elk entree was completely flavorless. Tasted like cool macaroni noodles with no sauce. I had much higher expectations.
What a wonderful culinary meal. All item ...
What a wonderful culinary meal. All items were wonderfully assembled, well presented, and most of all, delicious. All in our group of 4 found their food (all ordered in a different manner and style) to be properly and wonderfully prepared. Tying that in was the service. The waiter (ask for Zach!) was well informed, properly attentive, and had a great sense of humor. The package made for a super evening out.
The foie gras was wonderfully taste (though a bit tiny), and others enjoyed the trout, elk, duck and filet. The wine list was excellent. The roasted garlic puree for the focaccia, along with rosemarie olive oil was terrific.
Overall, we would not hesitate to recommend this as a gourmet dining experience that did not disappoint. FYI, we visited from out of town, and joined our parents here. My bride and I were happy with the choice we made, and expected the check.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary ...
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner the other night. In short, a phenomenal dining experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. Small rooms, tastefully decorated enhanced the ambiance. The food was superb as was the service from Curt (strongly recommend him). Special mention for the calamari appetizer w/ chorizo and eggplant as well as the broiled scallops. Great wine list with numerous affordable options available. We loved it.
We were visiting NC from out of state fo ...
We were visiting NC from out of state for a short stay and wanted a special dinner. Reviews described this restaurant as one of the best in Charlotte and they were not wrong! The service was personal, friendly, & professional. The menu was not extensive, but offered lots of creative options (meats, including elk, fish, pasta). The Beet Carpaccio appetizer was delicious. It had a little tang from the goat cheese with a bit of sweet and a bit of spice - YUM! For dinner, we ordered one meal from the regular menu and one from the nightly specials. Both were terrific. My fish and my guest's steak were perfectly prepared. Desserts were magnificent - creative and delicious! This was probably our only opportunity to dine at The Fig Tree and I'm very sorry we won't be able to eat there again because we live several hundred miles away. But if we're ever in the area, we will certainly dine there again!
The Fig Tree has always been on the to d ...
The Fig Tree has always been on the to do list, finally made it so for the wife's B'day. Located in a 2 story bungalow built in 1903 makes it somewhat unique. Seating on both levels we chose second floor with tables for 4. Server was very knowledgeable of menu as well as wine list. Presentation of food is excellent our selections included their signature seafood (3 oz ) lobster tail on top of fresh grilled grouper, Veal and a strip steak from local sourcing. Only entrée issue, strip steak arrived over cooked-this after a detail discussion with server and the chef on duty. Server was more than ready to have another steak prepared I made the decision to
stay with as delivered, I would have gone with replacement; my call my decision. Wife received a complementary desert with candle. Service & food was good, not certain check was commensurate with aforementioned but alcohol was served and that always inflates the bottom. Overall a good dining experience in a quiet atmosphere which is always refreshing.
The Fig Tree delivers on its promise of ...
The Fig Tree delivers on its promise of a fine dining establishment with a creative menu and extensive wine list (38 pages!). The food is of the highest quality and each of the main courses my wife and I had (elk ribs for her and filet mignon for me) were well-matched with their accompanying sides that got no less attention than the headline item. The desserts were equally well-prepared. Highly recommended.
Went for birthday dinner and was so plea ...
Went for birthday dinner and was so pleased. Our waiter recommended the most perfect wine. The service was attentive and professional. The meals were outstanding. And the dessert was presented with a lit candle and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate. We'll be back!
Pricey, but worth it!! Perfectly balance ...
Pricey, but worth it!! Perfectly balanced food served in a warm setting, without being hurried along. Fine dining beautifully plated; friendly staff ensures a delightful experience. Our selections were the evening special, a fish [striped sea bass?] , the veal shank with mushroom risotto (the best I've ever had TBH), and the peach & golden raisin topped pork chop (2 1/2-3" thick) served with a perfect polenta cake (another best--not kidding). Vanilla cheesecake with passion fruit glaze and spiced ginger was amazing. Everything was exceptional. Eat here -- no regrets!!
We have dined at Fig Tree many times and ...
We have dined at Fig Tree many times and consider it the best restaurant in Charlotte. However, after our most recent experience, we will never return. We had a party of 9 celebrating a birthday dinner. We had drinks at the bar and were seated approximately 45 minutes after our reservation. I kept wondering why we were not being seated when I could clearly see our table. Upon being seated we were immediately informed by the waiter that the owner asked that we lower our voices so the other tables could enjoy their dinner. Since we had just been seated, we were all a little stunned. Dinner was great as always and my husband informed the waiter that he would like a phone call from the owner. We have brought many friends to this wonderful restaurant and had brought a group that had never dined there. One commented to me that dinner was great with the exception of being scolded.....Very embarrassing!
The owner did call my husband and informed him that the hostess had asked our group 3 times if we wanted to be seated. Since I made the reservation, I would assume they would have asked me but no one did. I am not sure who was asked. She also said that a party asked to not be seated near us since we were loud at the bar. Their bar area is quite small and there were 9 of us! I guess we were supposed to whisper. With their lack of air conditioning and loud fans blowing, you have to speak up to be heard.
The owner was very rude and I am sad to say that we will never return. The food is great, but maybe they should not offer tables to a large group if noise is their concern.
While quite pricey, (we knew that going ...
While quite pricey, (we knew that going in), it was worth the experience. The filet was fabulous. The cheese encrusted meat was tender and tasty. The foie gras was perfectly prepared. The cream sauce for the escargot was delectable. And desserts were to die for.
Excellent meal, excellent service for ou ...
Excellent meal, excellent service for our wedding anniversary celebration. We enjoyed the peaceful upper floor seating as Rich helped us select a reasonably priced Cabernet which was very nice. My wife chose the filet and I the elk chops. Perfectly prepared and paired with spätzle and red cabbage. Our dessert was presented with "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate.exquisite!
Been there several times and always a 5 ...
Been there several times and always a 5 STAR experience. Our seating upstairs has been consistently served by Curt, who is excellent. He makes the dining an experience which is what you go out for anyway. The food choices are "best available to table" and prepared magnificently, as evidenced by Chef and his sous chef going to a James Beard event in the coming weeks. The wine list is one of the most extensive in North Carolina as well as nationally. There are wine tasting events on occasion for an in depth wine experience.
Celebrated my daughters 17th birthday be ...
Celebrated my daughters 17th birthday before the play "Newsies". The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Nothing was inexpensive but the prices were what would be expected from an upscale French restaurant. I will definitely return for future special occasions.
My husband and I chose Fig Tree by rando ...
My husband and I chose Fig Tree by random to try out and absolutely loved it! It's a quiet romantic setting and was perfect for date night.
The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I had veal while my husband tried the elk and both came out quite quickly and with beautiful presentation.
Overall, I would recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion. But because it was a more quiet setting I wouldn't recommend small children.
Food here was among the best we will hav ...
Food here was among the best we will have this year. My husband had the lamb chop, and found both the meat and side dishes to be superb. I had the elk chop (aka red stag) and was just as impressed. The side dishes were spectacular. We are definitely "foodies," and were pleased with the variety and quality. The wine list was also great. Pricing was beyond reasonable. Just try this one!
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