FIG
FIG

FIG

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatfig.com/
  • Phone: 8438055900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Bar Opens Monday - Saturday at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Mike Lata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hasell
  • Parking: No
A word from FIG
Upscale Neighborhood Bistro serving a daily changing menu with seasonal, local ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
FIG reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)special occasion (137)romantic (93)neighborhood gem (87)hot spot (82)notable wine list (65)vibrant bar scene (27)good for groups (25)late-night find (10)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • amazing as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We are never disappointed when we go to FIG. We are always amazed at the fantastic combination of flavors. This is a MUST for anyone visiting Charleston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sara
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The waitress was friendly, patient, thorough, and obviously takes pride in what she serves. I ordered the most amazing pegoy dish, my husband a deliscious pig confit. We both left happy and full (though not over stuffed). We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    HermosabeachVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The restaurant is absolutely noisy! The restaurant is more like a bar scene, with lots of young singles at the entrance bar area. My husband and I both ordered suckling pig, which was a cube of fatty, salty blob. My father in law was happy with his grouper fish. We had crepe for dessert, and it was just ok. We also ordered a bottle of wine ($99) which the waiter put away after the first pouring and didn't refill our glasses until I requested. It was definitely a night of over priced, overrated dining at the Fig.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food is consistently amazing at FIG. Unfortunately, rude attitudes are as well. Hosting staff is arrogant and difficult, creating for a poor first impression upon walking in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food IS Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a very good meal at Fig. Our server , Lindsay was a great source of information on some previously untried dish items and helping me to determine which of their - unique specialty drinks I would like. She was attentive and and friendly.My favorite dish was the spaghetti,crab with bottarga appetizer? The restaurant is contemporary in design, dimly lit and would be considered noisy by most due to the lack of carpeting but we still enjoyed our meal. Would love to go back again.
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  • Delicious, beautiful.
    DiningCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The suckling pig confit with sweet potatoes and broccolini was delicious. With a generous smear of whole grain mustard enhanced jus, the dish in its entirety reminds one of southern style pulled pork BBQ seen through a very sophisticated lens. Overall, a very smart menu, mindfully plated, from apps to dessert. Greeted by a server who already knew it was my birthday and had champagne ready, and given a special seat as per our online request, this is also a restaurant that cares about attention to detail in the realm of FOH service. Wonderful modern upscale decor and art makes the patron feel almost as if they are in someone's home or at an art gallery, and not just at 'another restaurant.' Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Gchef10
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Exceeded our expectations! Service was great, nice ambiance, food outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Onourhoneymoon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wonderful food. Great service. We really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Atrain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food, drinks, wine, and service were all top notch. Easily one of the best of the best of Charleston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Charleston!
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Came here whit new husband for quick trip post wedding from NYC and we were not disappointed! Really enjoyed every bite and moment here! Wonderful meal, would love to try the coddled egg next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always consistent!!!
    JDM225VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Well worth it every single time. Delicious food with vibrant flavors that amaze your taste buds in every bite. Reserve in advance for sure to be sure you get in. In a town of lots of foodie restaurants, this is among the very, VERY best. Must try if you haven't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fig
    Whatever72
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Waiter was excellent(Walt). Food was not up to expectations for the price. Not bad but not outstanding.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food...fresh ingredients
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Good food...fresh ingredients. Gnocchi was great. Rock shrimp delicious. Tartare yummy. Cheese plate fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    GourmetCat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service and fabulous food. Noise level lively so not for a romantic dinner, but worth every $. Nice wines by the glass. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant had food that was excellently prepared and presented. I also appreciated that they obtain their food and ingredients from local spots as much as possible. They have a rotating menu with a few favorites they keep as much as possible. My boyfriend had the schnitzel which was perfectly breaded and thin over a bed of sweet corn. Overall, the meal was excellent and we were very pleased. Be sure to get reservations, because it is a very popular place! We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    JeanieBellini
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We looked forward to our dinner at FIG for months and we were not disappointed. The warm staff welcomed us and efficiently had a spot for us to wait while we waited the 30 seconds for our table. Our server greeted us almost immediately and throughout the meal made appropriate and helpful suggestions. The drink list was fun and reflective of southern flavors. The meal was excellent and reflective of local ingredients in their prime. A great meal overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD IS GOOD....and FIG IS GOOD
    chickchick
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Truly a restaurant that actually delivers on the farm to table claim. Fresh, innovative and comfortable. Who knew nine vegetables could taste this good?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrific dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fig was outstanding all around. I typically don't like the more unusual entrees and expected this place to be much different. It was a great atmosphere for a date. I celebrated my birthday there and they brought out free sparkling wine to start. The service was absolutely fantastic.. not too invasive but always ensuring the drinks are full and whether anything needed. I asked for a unique drink based on my tastes and they did not disappoint. Overall, this was the best "experience" I've had in Charleston dining. Husk was overrated. I think SNOB fit my food tastes better, but the experience at Fig was exceptional, and for that I support the #1 rating in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Is Good
    Flyindiners
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I flew my wife to Charleston for a "Birthday get away" and made reservations at FIG. The resturant opens at 5:30 for dinner which was the only time we could get a table, making our reservation one day in advance. Upon our arrival we found people lined up at the door hoping to get one of the "first come first serve" seats at the bar (limited). We were greated and shown to our table which was very nice within a rather simple dining room. From that moment on we were spoiled by our very knowledgable server who had indepth understanding of the menu items which change depending on market/season. The food was off the chart. Plating and portions were perfect. The entire staff seemed genuinly interested in our experiance as all would check on us .
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As a table of four, we delighted in tasting each other's appetizers and entrees. We all agreed that it was a superb meal, the best we've had in 20 years of dining at Charleston's fine restaurants. The service was expert and unobtrusive. I was impressed that the server did not try to wring a dessert order from us. Very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    hreynold
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I decided to go to Fig while visiting my parents in Mount Pleasant. I don't even remember why we chose Fig over all of the other fab restaurant in Charleston, but about a month ago I made the reservation to make sure we could get in. It was delicious, with absolutely stellar service. As fabulous and popular as the restaurant is, it did not feel stuffy or arrogant at all. Every course was amazing, I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place - wonderful food
    Annie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had heard of FIG from many sources and were excited to try it while in Charleston. We had a late night reservation at 10 PM (It is a very popular place!). We had to wait in the bar for a few minutes before our table was ready. It was narrow and crowded, but we were able to get a drink. This is a very busy restaurant, even at the late hour and quite loud. Our food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. So, go for the food and for the scene, if that is your thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Emily was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our server was outstanding. . .and our nephew thought she was really cute. Too bad he lives in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    FishyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A minimalist 20 table gold standard restaurant. Moved to Charleston (Daniel Island) 4 months ago. Since that time we have tried several fine dining locations in Charleston. FIG is a cut above. Food is amazing. Very special and creative. Waitress was pleasant and knowledgable. So far, the best dining experience we have had. Rather expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still the best
    kkdawgVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Has been the top restaurant in Charleston since the day it opened. No one is more consistent. As a local I just wish it was easier to get a table!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to its reputation
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    FIG is one of those places everyone recommends. And there's a reason. Did not disappoint. The chicken pate and vanilla malt cake were the highlights
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fantastic as usual in all ways. Always favorite of ours.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    elljay97
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was excited to finally get a reservation here. They were out of my top choices to order, but the nine-veggie salad was an excellent alternative. Crab spaghetti was too salty, but not un-edible. Waiter was attentive but made us feel a bit uncomfortable for only ordering apps and drinks. Nice ambiance, although much of the restaurant was loud, we were seated in a booth at the very back-- much more private-- which was perfect. Not the best experience I've had in Charleston, but I'm curious to go back and try other items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive and Delicious
    Laura
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    FIG was fabulous! We were here 2 years ago and it was great then and it continues to be great. It its the restaurant that we compare all other eateries to. Service is outstanding, food is inventive and delicious. Hopefully it won't take 2 years to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PHENOMENAL!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant is an absolute must regardless of whereever your from. Our server Lindsay was fantastic executing a memerable dining experience. Tomato tart tartin, gnocchi, amberjack, creme de violet cocktails,wine flights....AMAZING!!!!!!! We traveled from Toronto Canada on advice from our own Canadian corporate chef, and he was right. FIG is the best restaurant in Charleston. Wish we could bring a piece home with us. Do not miss this dining experience.thanks FIG, you've definitely put Charleston on the map.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Captain
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were very pleased with our dinner and the service and highly recommend the tomato tatin and ricotta ravioli. This restaurant is a "must return" for us on our next visit to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston gem
    Luvtocook
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Ricotta gnocchi is so melt in your mouth wonderful. Our server Linday provided a evening to remember for our anniversary. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great foods, hands down
    emb110
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I doubt you could go wrong w anything on the menu, but order the gnocchi...order it twice maybe, you will not be disappointed
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant. ever.
    doeeyesVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If I booked a trip to Charleston but couldn't get a reservation here, I would rearrange my dates. The seafood cocotte is my favorite. It tastes straight from the sea and conjures up memories of a childhood in Provence. Even though I didn't grow up there. The servers are so well-versed on the menu - you can ask them anything. In fact, you should. They know what's good that day. The cocktails are superb and innovative: worthy of a bar whose specialty is craft cocktails alone. I've been here now several times and can say it is my favorite place to dine anywhere.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allergic to garlic and FIG
    I82MUCH
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    High expectations but very disappointing dining experience. Although the restaurant was not crowded, the chef was unable/unwilling to prepare any dish without garlic (I'm allergic). According to my wife, the tomato tarte tatin was excellent (but topped with garlic clove!) as was the light ricotta gnocchi with bolognese. For me, no choice but a simple salad with oil and vinegar and an unexciting strip steak. Good diverse wine selection including many lesser known quality wines. Waiter wasn't knowledgeable about offerings; after limiting my choices to those few items supposedly garlic-free, how irritating when he served the Yukon gold potato puree and said, "you won't be able to eat this, it has garlic." Manager unapologetic.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love FIG!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great place! Terrific food! The ricotta gnocchi appetizer was fantastic, as was the tomato tatin. Our entrees, the fish stew and the crusted amberjack, were delicious also. We heartily recommend FIG for some very fine dining!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frickin Incredibly Good
    bdz2
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    L shape layout is great , with bar and dining areas essentially separate from one another. Service from Erin was spot on and the food could not have been better. Extremely impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Service
    alholle2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to FIG for her birthday. Our meal was incredible. We wanted a variety so we shared two appetizers, got an appetizer and entree for our main course and also got a side of Okra with our main course. We had two servers that took great care of us. They made great suggestions, were very easy/fun to talk to and were extremely knowledgeable. The food is world class and it's very reasonably priced. We eat out all the time and Charleston and there are so many great restaurants. FIG is my new favorite in Downtown Charleston.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best
    JAHW
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fig is one of Charleston's best. Food and service outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    witzend
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been to Fig a number of times in the past, but it had been several years since our last visit, and the food was as good as we remembered it being . Everything was perfectly prepared - everything extremely fresh, lots of wonderful favors, lots of perfectly prepared fish and vegetables. The service is informal but professional and very attentive. The tomato tarte appetizer is just as amazing as we remembered. Our only complaint is that the room gets a little noisy at times
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.