The Fig Tree Restaurant
The Fig Tree Restaurant

The Fig Tree Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charlottefigtree.com/
  • Phone: (704) 332-3322
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Greg Zanitsch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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
  • Special Events: Monthly wine dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hawthorne
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A private parking lot for patrons is located between the Mecklenburg Times building and The Fig Tree Restaurant.
A word from 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Fig Tree Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (185)romantic (166)notable wine list (146)fit for foodies (141)neighborhood gem (119)great for outdoor dining (70)good for groups (23)hot spot (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Perfect. Party of 6. Major executive came to town.
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Gary our server was absolutely the best!! Our guest of honor was from Chicago, has toured the world and loved the Fig Tree. Wine was perfect, ambiance perfect. What a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice meal
    JJ77
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This place did not live up to the review hype on travel websites, but we did have a lovely meal. We started off a little rough, ignored by our waiter who later said he was helping another server. Still, when you have 9:30pm reservations, we should have at least gotten the chance to order a starter or get some bread. Our server made up for it later. We got a cheese plate which I don't recommend. Just too pricey and not that great. But our entrees were fantastic! I had the grouper with lobster and saffron risotto--wow! Divine! My husband had the filet and loved it. Overall a very nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Restaurant
    enelram
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The Fig Tree is a true gem in Charlotte. Service was excellent, courteous, friendly & professional by all personnel: hostesses & waitstaff & servers. Menu was eclectic, with selections to please everyone & beautifully presented. Lobster & grouper dish was outstanding. Elk chop was tender & delicious. Peanut butter pie dessert was very good. An exceptional restaurant for special occasions & entertaining. Our server, Nicole, was perfect; i.e., friendly, knowledgeable and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for any celebration
    Loui
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent services people with excellent knowledge about the preparation of dishes , always pending of guests, Only one suggestion improve the quality of the filet mignon, the meat and cut pe-se, not the preparation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for four
    jemp
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Lovely setting, wonderful service. Two of the four in our party ordered the lamb tenderloin. It was very disappointing: tough, little flavor, and served with like colored lentil dish so plate was not attractive. The other entrees, salads, desserts, and appetizers were excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    bgood
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The restaurant is in a beautiful old house that is cozy and perfect for a great night out. Everyone, from the hostess to the servers were so kind, so professional! I just can't say enough great things about the food. I don't think you could go wrong with anything you order. It was just a perfect night at a perfect restaurant and I cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How Sweet It Is
    Valerie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We finally had a chance to dine at Fig Tree and it was a superlative experience that all lovers of fine dining ought to experience! Beignets and French pressed coffee are a must have for dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Bawood15
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I surprised my wife with dinner reservations at the Fig Tree to celebrate her birthday. I invited another couple to join us. The staff was welcoming from the moment we entered. We arrived well in advance of our reservation time. I appreciated that the hostess politely asked if we would like to be seated early if possible. We declined and enjoyed a few beverages at the bar while we waited on the other couple to arrive. We were seated upstairs in a smaller room with three other tables. The room seemed a bit small at first but wasn't a problem at all. Our server, Zach, took our drink orders and helped us understand the nuances of the menu. He took our full order at the beginning of the night and perfectly spaced out the delivery of the various courses. I did like the fact that a salad was included with the main entree. The food was prepared perfectly and was delicious. We sat at our table for nearly 3 hours and didn't feel rushed at all. The support wait staff kept the table clean and water glasses full. All in all, our experience was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food options and service
    Salman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for my birthday and had w great time. Exceptional service and wide variety of entrees. One of the dishes was slightly undercooked but the staff were quick on making a new order
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing time! Perfectly cooked!
    JoshHollingsworth
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was our anniversary and it was the best meal we have ever had in Charlotte! Curt was our waiter and was amazing! Largest wine list in Charlotte!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In from out of town
    bsmybheart
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    In Charlotte for the weekend and wanted to have dinner from a fine dining locally owned restaurant. Researched the internet and found The Fig Tree kept coming up under great food, great atmosphere, and locally chef owned. The reviews were very accurate. Service was impeccable and the food, well what can I say. I would highly recommend the Fig Tree for a great meal...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniquely impressive
    BigPalate
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great spot just outside downtown Charlotte. Setting is a converted home, it seems. Excellent and very extensive wine list. Service was impeccable. Food menu has some classics (filet) and other unique dishes such as elk. Great spot for business dinner, romantic evening, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Out At A Home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Walking into the front door of the two story bungalow built in 1913, you immediately know in in for a special experience. As you enter into what was the living room, you feel like you have come over to your neighbors house for a formal dinner. The gorgeous wood interior sets a warm friendly tone. We ate upstairs next to the fireplace. The menu offers a nice wide range of items all prepared with great sauces and great accompanying vegetables and potatoes. Two of us had the Wild Boar. the others had the trout. All excellent. Service was great. Wine was selection was good but could have offered better choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    gottoloveit
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This place ranks in the top ten restaurants my wife and I dined. The service was excellent. We were not rushed during our visit. The food was well prepared. We will definitely dine there again and have already recommended to serveral of our friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always an outstanding meal!
    CLTfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    By far one of the top 5 restaurants in Charlotte. Consistent in excellent service, top quality/phenomenal food of each course from bread to dessert. Need an accommodation or celebrating an occasion - let them know and they treat you like royalty. One of the few restaurants I consistently recommend without question year after year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely be back!!
    Foodie4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My Husband and I went to The Fig Tree for the first time last weekend. We went to celebrate our birthdays. The food, service, and overall experience was outstanding. We will definitely be back! Our waiter Rich was excellent which made our experience that much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jenc
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent from start to finish! Food and service outstanding. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dark couldn't see menu.
    JamiLynn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dark menues hard to read . Had to use cell phone light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner!
    Fishy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great foot, ambiance, service, and wine list. Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A home run.....Again!
    zoltocVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have never had a less than wonderful meal at Fig Tree. This night was exceptional. Everyone enjoyed every single dish with special mention for the elk lasagna, escargot, trout, rabbit saltimbocca, and, of course, the beignets for dessert. Even the anchovies on the ceasar salad were great. I will also say that I had the very best veal chop of my entire life. The chop was thick, cooked perfectly, and as tender as the best filet. If you live within 50 miles of Charlotte, treat yourself to this outstanding restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular!
    Newtron
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A night to remember with great friends! When this occurs a fantastic venue with incredible food and service assures there is nothing to be disappointed about...The Fig Tree will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The restaurant is set in a restored home... Stunning The food was perfect. Dinner includes a salad.... Mine was great... From the chilled plate, chilled fork, fresh and perfectly dressed. For my main I had the lamb over couscous... The flavors were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    MJKD
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything was great. Food excellent but main dish (veal chop) was huge. Especially enjoyed not being rushed. Dinner lasted three hours. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    ChicagoTreeMDVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I can see why this is tops in Charlotte. Set in a really cool old home Fig Tree has an amazing menu and great staff. Had the grouper and lobster--out of sight!! Wine list is awesome as well. This is a fine dining experience without being pretentious. Highly highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    Clay7494
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Couldn't find anything I didn't like. Took my wife there for her birthday, based on the positive reviews I read about the restaurant. All I can say, is IT DID NOT DISSAPOINT. Absolutely, Fabulous!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always an interesting meal and as someone with food allergies I find the staff very thorough / knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just keeps getting better
    cjdm
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I got to the Fig Tree for just about every special occassion. Not once have we had anything but excellance in our meal and our service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Fig Tree was the perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Every single thing about the restaurant was phenomenal. We will definitely be keeping it on our "special occasion" list of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Continuously very good
    rag1124VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We go to the Fig Tree 2-3 times year and the food and service never disappoints. They always have different things on the menu..I had the Elk and it was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Polenta and Octopus Appetizers were great. Grouper and Lobster was excellent!!! Finished with and awesome banana bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    rbsc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The dining experience was spot on ... ambiance was great, food was great, service was great (& well timed). Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    fundiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thank you Open Table. Viewed reviews on line for Charlotte dining and picked one with best overall reviews. A little too much sodium buy great food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food in a Cozy Setting
    dina77
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Lovely place for a romantic date. The food is delicious and the setting is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've had better.
    ConsciousDiner
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Yes, they have good food selections listed. However, when I treat myself to an expensive meal - either the food or the atmosphere should be outstanding. Unfortunately, I felt the atmosphere was dual. Right down to the elevator music being played. Our plates chosen were OK, but I really can't say much more about it - sadly. I have eaten at restaurants that charged me a lot less, but I felt in awe of the taste and texture of the food; while the ambience paired perfectly - that's money well spent. This was a disappointing experience, but you live you learn. The description 'over priced' jumps out at me for this restaurant. I do like to spoil myself don't get me wrong! :) I just won't be back there. There are tons of places in CLT!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Restaurant
    Courty
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Fig tree is a favorite of mine. The only reason for the 4/5 star review for this visit was because we were there for a work meeting and it was so loud I could not hear the person next to me. In addition, one appetizer was so overcooked it was inedible. The waiter did remove it from the check and offered to bring another but we were already ready for our main course. I must say this is the first negative experience I have had in 5+ visits to this establishment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great dining experience; the service was excellent and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    service42
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Fig Tree was a GREAT experience, as it combined wonderful food, a romantic atmosphere, & history.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    mrrusso
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had the lamb tenderloin (perfectly cooked and well seasoned) and the Australian Blue Nose (never heard of this wonderful fish, but also well cooked), along with some fantastic scallops for an appetizer. Well worth a try if you have never been to this place. Great old house, you feel like you're dining in a private room. Plenty of wine choices and the waiter knew the menu and explained some wines I hand;t heard of before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, Romantic
    april8228
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were impressed with the menu and loved our romantic dinner. Great cocktails, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It hard to top this in Charlotte!
    JLDCEOVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the best place I've eaten in Charlotte. The food is amazing and the setting is in an historic old home. We had a party of 3 and the dined on the veal chop, grouper with lobster, and the swordfish special. Everything was perfect. Even the risotto sides were scrumptious! I am a HUGE fan of NYC Italian veal chops, most notably at Il Molino and Il Giglio. This was arguably better. The flavors were less of rosemary and more of mushroom and wine, but not Marsala-like. It was just so good! Anyway, go there!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.