The Hanger Steak and the NineThe Hanger Steak and the Nine Vegetable salad will change your life5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Favorite RestaurantWe dine at FIG every time we come to visit our son in a Charleston The food here wakes up taste bud I never knew I had.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Dining ExperienceWe loved our experience at FIG. We loved both of our cocktails - a Manhattan and their own version of a Devil's Island, which was to die for. The food was incredible; they change their menu up a lot and the servers are very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. The atmosphere of the atmosphere was very lively and modern. The seafood is simply amazing. A little expensive but you get your money's worth.
If you're traveling to Charleston for the first time, I would highly recommend that you get a reservation here!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty Good!The meal was not quite a home run, but was certainly very good. The gnocci appetizer was SOOO good. My husband and I could not stop talking about it, even the next day. The onion soup appetizer was a disappointment. It sounded really good and the waitress likened it to a french onion soup. The beef broth was missing a depth of flavor and it was just not that good. My husband did not eat all of it and after the one bite I took to taste it, I didn't want anymore either. I got the grouper and liked it a lot. My husband ordered the hangar steak and enjoyed his as well. We got the sorghum cake with icecream. It was good but not mind blowing.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the Best....FIGWe live in Ansonborough downtown and dine all over Charleston. Simply said, FIG is the finest dining experience in town. The food is spectacular and the menu is always evolving. The servers are a cut above in their knowledge of the food and customer service skills.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!I love food! By far this was one of the best meals I've ever had. Great service and great wine!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in charleston!!FIG is my all time favorite restaurant in Charleston. I'm always so excited to see what will be on the menu since it changes daily. The dining experience is one to be remembered. It takes a true culinary master to create the dishes that are served!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyable fromThoroughly enjoyable from our greeting at the door, continuing throughout each stage of our meal, & departure. Our meal was amazing!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu summaryI would prefer to ask about specific dishes rather than the waiter Describe every item.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best restaurantsone of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. The great food with the unique cocktails was outstanding.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences we have had anytime, anyplace. From the speciality cocktails to the apps(ham, pate) to the entrees(seafood stew, soft shell crabs) to dessert(shared pana cotta) everything was first rate. Excellent wine list. Our waiter John was knowledgeable, attentive and efficient and helped us with all selections.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a city of amazing restaurants,In a city of amazing restaurants, FIG stands out as one of (if not THE) best!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good overall but veryVery good overall but very expensive. There are lots of good restaurants around Charleston that are not quite as expensive. But overall very nice experience!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCharleston is a great townCharleston is a great town for foodies -- Fig would be one of the places NOT to miss!! Ummm4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur last dining destinationOur last dining destination during a three day Charleston visit was FIG which stands for "Food Is Good". Boy was it ever--we had dined at some other Charleston standouts but experienced very uneven service. Our server at FIG was Morgan ----she was outstanding. Her wine knowledge, pacing of the meal, suggestions for what we might enjoy on the menu were spot-on. Jill started with the chicken liver pate---a silky smooth brick with nuances of cognac, cream and challots. It was more reminiscent of Foie than anything. I had a asparagus soup that was bright green and filled with chunks of bacon and shaved, blanched asparagus. Entrees were Capellini with clams and a Wagyu beef steak over legumes that melted in your mouth. 5 stars--don't miss4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service!!Outstanding food and service!! Our server Becca was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We had a very relaxing dinner at our own pace. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly! Highly recommend!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been patronizing FIGWe've been patronizing FIG since it opened and were concerende that Mike Latta might be neglecting FIG for his new venture, The Ordinary. Well, FIG is not only holding its own as one of Charleston's signature restaurants, all three of us decided it was better than ever.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFig is a lovely restaurantFig is a lovely restaurant in the Upper King area. Unfortunately, my entree was not warm, so I had to send it back. Heating it greatly improved the flavors. My husband should have done the same as he was very disappointed. Yet, when he tasted mine which was the same entree, he liked it better hot.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experience.Great overall experience. It was a little loud and close quarters but otherwise great food, service.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHonestly, I have been toldHonestly, I have been told by so many people that FIG was their favorite restaurant in town. Couldn't wait to finally try it. It was very good and our waitress was excellent but I wasn't blown away. The mozzarella gnocchi and 9 vegie platter for appetizers and steak entree were the best. Drinks and wine were a disappointment and overpriced. Dessert was ok but not as good as Cru Cafe. Sorry4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service...seaExcellent food and service...sea bass and flonder were first rate. Will be back next month if wecan grt reservations.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI had high expectations forI had high expectations for FIG and they were all met and exceeded.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI travel the world and thisI travel the world and this would be one of the best restaurants i have been to. the menu is printed daily and is based on farm to table so you are guaranteed fresh in season food. The bar men can whip up a mean cocktail.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, fresh food thatDelicious, fresh food that made for a truly delicious meals. But the service was truly what made it phenomenal - the server was incredibly knowledgeable about the ingredients, preparation, and taste of each item. She made great recommendations that made our meal even better. By far this was our best meal in Charleston!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs in prior encounters, FIGAs in prior encounters, FIG and the service staff (Kevin in this case) exceeded all my expectations. It is a must-do, whenever I am in Charleston for business or pleasure.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA must tryWow!!! This restaurant was awesome. It lives up to the hype.
We had a fabulous dinner and enjoyed everything we ate and drank.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Charleston.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA Charleston mustThe food was absolutely stunning - really memorable. Clever and tempting combinations. Outstanding.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Quite possibly one of the best meals we've ever eaten.
We were very surprised that very near us another table had small children that were almost loud, wasn't expecting that in this range of dining - but I'm not sure how you could prevent, either.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHas become our favorite restaurantHas become our favorite restaurant in Charleston. We definitely had the best appetizer that we have ever had in any of the Charleston restaurants. It was called Littly Tunny and was Skip Jack. We had originally ordered a different appetizer but the other party that was with us ordered it and we liked it so much that we added it to our meal. We have never had a bad experience there and the food is always outstanding.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchWe ate at nice Charleston restaurants 7 straight nights and FIG was one of the best. The interior is simple but nice, almost saying "our food speaks for itself". In the end, while the service was top notch, the food was outstanding in its inventiveness, freshness, and combination of flavors. The fish was fresh, the seafood stew was amazing, and the pig confit was also terrific. For a really nice cocktail, try the Berlin Wall.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good - like many of Charleston's better restaurants. Compared to other restaurants of this caliber in town, it's about thirty percent more expensive, with no obvious reason. Good menu, good local ingredients, but a little heavy on the pork and pork products, like many who have "discovered" old southern cooking and flavors recently. Decent, but not spectacular wine list.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Visit but not the lastService was perfect. All the staff were friendly, helpful, and actually excited to have you there. It was like they know they are about to provide something amazing for you. kind of like when you gave your child their first bike for Christmas- you couldn't wait for them to open their gift. Food was as good as advertised. A great place to be adventurous. Who would have thought that shad roe could be so good! For the best dessert ever created, try the award winning sorghum3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Foodies look no further.Very inventive and imaginative menu and excellent service. No one rushed usin spite of the waiting crowd. It was getting annoyingly noisy by the timewe left. The lighting was harsh and the decor very ho-hum, but the food was superb. Truly unusual was the sorghum cake with homemade cinnamon ice cream. So easyto over do cinnamon, but not here.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal! I had theFabulous meal!
I had the steak tartar and the fish stew and i couldn't be happier. The service was wonderful as well. One minor complaint is the tables are too closely spaced and that detracts from the overall evening.
Getting a table here isn't easy but it is certainly worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and so was the service. The vegetables were the freshest I have ever tasted.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! The highlight ofExcellent! The highlight of our trip to Charleston. Th oysters were so fresh and simple. Both fish entrees were stellar and all the components of each dish were carefully prepared and complementary. The service, not just our waiter but everyone who brought us to or came to our table, was outstanding.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was just perfection.Everything was just perfection. Service,food all completely rememberable! Cannot wait to go back for more.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Excellent Staff! KUDOS!The food here was everything I was told it would be. There is one item you MUST try and pairs with every dish......THE NINE VEGETABLE SALAD! This is, by far, the BEST salad I have evr had in my 47 years here on this earth. The dressing was just what the 9 veggies like to dabble in. The cocktails were perfect and the wait staff was very proud of where they worked, knowledgeable, and beautiful in their taking care of the customer. Deserves the KUDOS it has been given by others.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFIG lives up to it's longer,moreFIG lives up to it's longer,more descriptive, name Food Is Good. I had the Pork Confit after three days of fish and shellfish, I was ready for a change. It was well seasoned,moist and very very good.
Unless you are very hungry, don't worry about extra sides. I'm sure they are delicious bit, the sides included are enough for all but the most hearty appetites.
If you are still hungry, the desserts are all outstanding. We shared four. I had the sorghum cake and thought about licking the plate.
The staff is attentive without being overbearing.
I will add this about all the Charleston restaurants we visited. We were never rushed to finish a meal so that the table could be turned. Dinner is to be an enjoyable, social time. Savor your di3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service possible withBest service possible with exceptional staging of the courses and shared dishes. Can't wait to return next time in Charleston.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was less thanOur experience was less than perfect as a family with several children including a crying baby were dining that evening. There is nothing the staff could do to change that; however, it made a nice evening less than excellent. The food and service were great.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we are local thisAlthough we are local this is our first visit to this outstanding restaurant. We were a party of 5. Everyone was delighted with the whole experience. The food is so unusual and exceptionally prepared. We had many different ages in out party. From 78 to 18. Something for everyone. Our 18 year old really liked that there were non alcoholic options for him that went beyond soda or water.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery tasty food carefullyVery tasty food carefully prepared using local ingredients. Clams, oysters, black bass all excellent. Sorghum cake with cinnamon ice cream was a local specialty definitely worth trying - very delicious indeed!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most consistent, bestThe most consistent, best food in Charleston - period. Also, vegetarians will be in heaven! Best veggies I've ever eaten.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in Charleston. IncrediblyBest food in Charleston. Incredibly fresh. Don't miss this restaurant when you're in Charleston.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways exceptional!Tilefish and Black Bass were perfectly prepared. The nine vegetable salad was excellent as always. My husband really enjoyed his spiced carrot salad as well. The food and service here are always exceptional!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress Ashley was excellent,Our waitress Ashley was excellent, food was terrific.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at FIG andOur first time at FIG and WE WILL BE BACK. Loved the Beef Tartare with the Potato Chips.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFig was the best restaurantFig was the best restaurant that my wife and I ate at during our vacation in Charleston. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly and professional.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI had steak. It was fantastic!I had steak. It was fantastic! I ordered a manhattan - they had a manhattan menu. Very cool. Terrific meal. I would recommend it.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM