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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
Overall very good. The negatives are few but my elk was ordered medium and it arrived medium well and ended up well by the time i was finished. Still tasty and i did not send back because the meal would have been quite prolonged. It tasted good but hat to think of what i missed out on if cooked as ordered. The sides with elk were also very underwhelming compared to the rest of the meal.
Stuffed calamari- awesome
Sea bass- awesome
Wine list- ridiculous, we had a $40 bottle that was great
Service- top notch
Scene- great for special occasion or date night
We hadn't been to Fig Tree in a long time and I don't know why. It's been around for years and there's a good reason. Very cozy (in an early 20th century house), delicious food, excellent service. We went for a special occasion and Fig Tree definitely delivered.
Upon staff recommendation I ordered the Elk Chop. After trying multiple ways to cut the chop I was brought a 2nd knife. I still could not cut even one bite. The staff was quick to replace my meal with a filet mignon. Nice gesture but unfortunately same result. I suppose I have lost the ability to cut my own meat. Or they need new cutlery. Or their meats were inferior. My wife's Sea Bass was mediocre at best.
Our server was pleasant at the beginning but as it became clear we were disappointed he quickly brought our check. I doubt we will be back. So much for a Happy Anniversary dinner.
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...
Fig Tree has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. On this visit I was disappointed with the service and food. This is the only time it has happened so I am willing to give it another try. I just hope they haven't changed as they have gotten more popular!
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.
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