I dig the Fig Tree!I have had amazing food and a wonderful experience the handful of times I have been at Fig Tree. This time the food was very good but some of it was not quite at the level I've come to expect, especially the scallops. That said, Eddy Holiday was our server again and he does an incredible job at making everyone feel great. He provides top notch service and is an absolute pleasure to converse with! The hostess was fabulous as well!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMbest experience everThis was my wife's birthday, when I made my reservation I noted it her birthday. When arrived the hostess greeted her with a happy birthday, when went to our seat our waiter also greeted her in the same manner by her name. She was so excited. The meal was fabulous and the wine list was excellent. The evening was top off with her favorite desert and a candle lit. The plate had happy birthday written in chocolate. The staffs were amazing. Thanks guys for helping me impress my wife.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive But Worth ItHard for four to eat there for under $200, but it is worth every penny. Food is amazing, and the service even better. Love the old Lucas house, so nicely refurbished.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Experience!The atmosphere of the restaurant is very comfortable and personable.
Service and Staff was very professional but not overly stuffy as in some fine dining.
Menu had a great variety with unique options. All of which was outstanding.
Wine list is large and provides a good staple for the outing.
Overall, very nice restaurant for conversation on a romantic, business or friendly outing.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Dinner with my honeyFig Tree is a wonderful little find! We enjoyed a wonderful gourmet meal and the very best service! The fois gras is a must have! I enjoyed the lamb and my boyfriend raved about the trout!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, ambianceFig Tree is a beautiful restaurant, I just wish it had been warm enough to sit outside on the porch! Food was great, if a little pricey. Our waiter, Jacob (?), was fantastic, made for a very enjoyable experience.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real TreatI was meeting a friend for dinner and we decided to visit the Fig Tree. We were looking for a less formal setting, so we opted to have dinner at the bar. Erika, our bartender, took such good care of us even though she was quite busy making drinks for everyone!
The food was awesome. There was a great selection of wines by the glass, all reasonably priced.
I will definitely return!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of the best.We enjoy fine dining. This restaurant was the best food and service experience that we have had in years. Everything was great. The grilled Elk chop was awesome and the filet mignon was superb. This was the first time in decades that we did not have to pour our wine even once. The servers were all top of the line.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. GreatWonderful experience. Great food and great service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will definitely be returning.We will definitely be returning. The food was awesome and our server Eddie was fantastic.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Elk Chops were awesome.The Elk Chops were awesome. All 4 had great food and a great time. Wine menu was extensive. Nice house setting as well with front porch dining.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went to FigMy wife and I went to Fig Tree to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant has a great ambiance in a converted 2-story home. The staff is top-notch and the food was delicious. The star of the evening for us were the desserts which were amazing. If you have not been this is definitely a must try for a great dining experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent every time!Fig Tree never let's us down. The food is incredible and the service is the best in town. They take such good care of me and my dietary restrictions every time we go there. The chef is so accommodating and helpful. Truly wonderful!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must Try if you Love Good FoodWe went for our anniversary. We decided to try a new restaurant for us. We made a great decision. The Fig Tree will now be on our must eat at list. I had the Elk. It was wonderful. The dessert - Cinnamon Beignets were just awesome. I am from Louisiana and it is very hard to get a really good Beignet. The Fig Tree would have me coming back just for their desserts alone but their other menu items are just as great. The waiters and staff were friendly and on top of everything without being pushy.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal ever!Best meal and service we've had, from the appetizer through dessert! Both the service and food far surpass any higher-end chain restaurant diners may be more familiar with...we highly recommend Fig Tree to anyone looking for something different and extraordinary!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI would love to go back everyday!What a lovely dinner we had at The Fig Tree. The food was to die for, the service was impeccable and the location could not have been better. We were there for about 3 hours and didn't feel rushed out. Our server, Jenny, could not have been better! It was a special occasion so we had appetizer, salad, dinner and dessert. Each dish was better then the last. The food was very rich but that probably had something to do with the fact that we ate so much! It was our anniversary and everyone made us feel special! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Sunday evening beforeLast Sunday evening before a concert we had dinner with another couple. We enjoyed the front porch dining as the sun was setting.
I had a wonderful, special, boar appetizer and everyone else seemed to enjoy their appetizer as well.
The main course for me was great; I had the scallops and my spouse had the lamb which was also delicious. The other couple seemed to have a little difficulty cutting the meat they got. The fillet was fine but the boar seemed tough maybe over cooked. As a result they exchanged dishes.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMKNOWLEDGEABLE WAITER AND EXCELLENTKNOWLEDGEABLE WAITER AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. THE FOOD WAS THE BEST I HAVE HAD IN CHARLOTTE. THIS HAS BECOME MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN CHARLOTTE!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMmy wife and i take a differentmy wife and i take a different couple out every year to a fine dining restaurant. we have been doing this for some time now and the fig tree could very well be the best restaurant we have visited yet! It was quiet and rather cozy. the food was impeccable along with the service and it was easily one of our favorites.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed everythingWe really enjoyed everything about Fig Tree and highly recommend it. Food is excellent! Presentation too.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Nicole, was excellent.Our server, Nicole, was excellent. She knew the menu front to back and was able offer wine parings based on another bottle that we really enjoy. The escargot is an absolute MUST and the filet was prepared to perfection. The meal was well paced and we did not feel rushed even though we were the last guests in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening. One should arrive early as parking can be tight.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Romantic, Elk Chop ExperienceExcellent food quality with various game selections. Food preparation, presentation is very good. The Elk chop is fantastically good. The ambiance of this converted house is very good, romantic and ideally situated near downtown Charlotte. We will definitely be back!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMust go!I loved this place. The food was exquisite. Definitely going back!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food. Loved theIncredible food. Loved the atmosphere. Wait staff is superior.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy dining here.We always enjoy dining here. The food is delicious and the service impeccable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. BestGreat food and service. Best on nice nights when you can sit in its great patio!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experienceNot our first visit to Fig Tree and as always the food and service were very good.
My only complaint on this visit was the limited menu.. Basically the choices were fish or red meat. Would have been nice to have a chicken option.
That aside we really the Fig Tree and will be back there soon.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful eveningOur third time at the restaurant. Consistent great menu, friendly staff and attentive service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWould like to see local orWould like to see local or at least NC wines on the wine list. Excellent experience. Food was superb and service was too....thanks, Eddie!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu options, reallyGreat menu options, really good food. I had the lamb chop with Israeli cous cous. The lamb was amazing, but the cous cous was a little too garlicky for me and needed a little bit more flavor to it. My husband had the veal chop and it was really good. The beignets were awesome and the gelato that comes with it was amazing, my favorite.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to Fig Tree and our experience was better the first time. The restaurant is a cool intimate old house and the service is perfect, as it was on our first visit. The problem this time was That the food was not up to par. One of our entrees, the striped bass was terrible. The waiter was apologetic, but made no attempt to get us something different. We had a nice time, but probably won't go back. Entrees are 45.00 to 55.00 dollars and for that kind of money there are just to many other great places to go in Charlotte that consistently roll out a great dining experience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWowNe'er been here and I had my hopes up about this place and they were exceeded! My date and I truly enjoyed our dining expirence here! Will be going back!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA long time favorite withA long time favorite with consistantly excellent food and amazing wine list. Fine dining with a more casual vibe. Very comfortable dining rooms, excellent outdoor covered porch and very friendly service. The food is still the star with many unusual dishes not found elsewhere in the Charlotte area; i.e., bison, ostrich, etc. The wine list is very comprehensive with many from smaller boutique wineries. Also a good selection of half bottles. One of the top restaurants in the Charlotte area.
A great pre-show dining spot before any shows at Ovens Audtorium.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!My wife and I entertained a colleague visiting from abroad with dinner at Fig Tree. We had high expectations as we had dined here once before. Our expectations were met - we enjoyed the wine, the meal, and great service. Fig Tree does not disappoint.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to The Fig TreeI've been to The Fig Tree twice and both times I was impressed. Their filet mignon is top notch, delicious, tender and juicy, even when prepared well done. The staff know their wines and are capable of assisting you to choose a wine that will best enhance your meal. Everything was delicious and I will return time and again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service are excellent.The food and service are excellent. Great American menu!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to The Fig TreeI have been to The Fig Tree several times. This is the first time my food has been less than excellent. There were eight of us and all had a fine evening. Two ordered the special scallopini and both found it overdone to the point of toughness although the flavor and seasoning were quite good. The others were all quite pleased. Our server was on top of her game, knowledgable and friendly . She got us out in perfect time for the theater. The tough veal will not deter me from returning as I understand that a mere one extra minute in the pan could make that difference!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a trulyMy wife and I had a truly terrific meal to celebrate our anniversary. The Fig Tree is set in an historic house, with individual; rooms serving as small dining rooms. These made for very intimate settings that were perfect for the occaision. The food was excellent. The chef avoided overly complicated concatenations of ingredients in favor of well-prepared simplicity. I had perfect sea scallops as an appetizer, although I the sweet potato bed was slightly overcooked. The osso buco was sublime. I liked it when the server produced a marrow fork unbidden. The wine list was overwhelming; fortunately I have learned to swallow my pride an ask for recommendations. The waiter went back and consulted with the chef who chose a great pinot.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cozy. Liked the individualVery cozy. Liked the individual rooms for dining. Nice selection of food.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething to look forward to....do not usually write reviews.....this is one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Highly recommend3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Very intimate andLoved it! Very intimate and romantic. The scallops with ginger mashed sweet potatoes were AMAZING...perhaps, the best scallops I've ever had. Also loved the carpaccio and the butterscotch creme brulee. We will be back!!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM