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/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
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!
The service was very professional and re ...
The service was very professional and respectful.
The proteins were delicious but all the sides were tired and bland... so sad since our other experiences there were wonderful. It's summer time with a bounty of fresh vegetables...couldn't the chef take advantage?
Although we were quite excited to dine a ...
Although we were quite excited to dine at the Fig Tree, it was sadly a rather disappointing experience. I ordered the elk chop, which is a $42 dish. The meat was so tough that I couldn't even eat it. The other members of our table ordered the filet mignon, which was delicious, and the grouper/lobster plate, which had undercooked risotto as a side.
However, the $42 inedible, tough elk ruined our experience. A neighboring table also ordered this dish, and agreed with us when asked their opinion of it. We told our waitress about the problem, and instead of the $42 elk being removed from the bill, our desserts were comped instead, as they cost less than the elk plate. For such a well known and expensive restaurant, we were all disappointed.
I had the scallop dish and my wife the s ...
I had the scallop dish and my wife the salmon....both were excellent. The beet appetizer was something different we tried this time and wow....it was outstanding! Deserts were great as always. Started a bit noisy due to a loud party of 4 but soon quieted down and more normal. I had ordered flowers for my wife through the open table reservation system and they were at the table as expected...great dinner and evening, service was just right.
Best wine in Charlotte by far, and the m ...
Best wine in Charlotte by far, and the mark up is less than you would expect. There was a big selection of half bottles if your group wants to experiment. Excellent food and service. The server was attentive but not at the table too frequently. Definitely a place for a special meal.
We were under the impression that it wou ...
We were under the impression that it would be a $30 or $35 three course meal (not including drinks of course) for Queens Feast listed as one of Charlotte's participating restaurants through Open Table Reservations, but that's not what we discovered. The food was good and the service was great but I can't afford a $185 tab for one dinner out.
This was by far the best local dining ex ...
This was by far the best local dining experience in recent years. I appreciated the menu being straight forward and not overwhelming. Food quality, preparation and presentation top notch! Impressive wine list and server was a great help sorting through. Service and attention was exceptional ... The perfect amount of attention. Would highly recommend and can't wait to dine there again soon!
This was my second time to the Fig Tree. ...
This was my second time to the Fig Tree. The first experience was impeccable. The service this time was lacking. It took almost an hour to get our salad from the time we finished our appetizer. While I'm not averse to a 2-3 hour meal, waiting 45 minutes between dishes is unacceptable. We left without getting dessert, something I had been looking forward to the whole evening, because we were concerned it would take another 45 minutes we didn't have. I would go back one more time, but this experience has left me skeptical.
Beautiful setting, they were a little la ...
Beautiful setting, they were a little late for our 8pm, but we were seated before finishing one glass of wine, so no big deal. The wine list was very extensive, and the menu was creative, but somewhat overpriced. Other recent meals at equally rated restaurants have been just as good/creative but about $50 less for the two of us. That being said, the food was excellent, though my veal was a little under-cooked. My wife's grouper was awesome; it made me jealous. Our waitress was amazing; the service can't be beat.
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