The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

4.8
2596 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(704) 332-3322
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Zanitsch
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hawthorne
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Parking details
A private parking lot for patrons is located between the Mecklenburg Times building and The Fig Tree Restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2596 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal including food, service, wine, ambiance

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. The food was wonderful. Not enough good words to describe this place!

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JI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite fancy restaurant! There is a different soup each time we go and it is always amazing! The bread is impossible to resist especially with the roasted garlic. The stuffed calamari and the elk chop are must haves!

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional service. Seth was phenomenal! The escargot are to die for. And the sea bass was the best I’ve ever had. Quiet, cozy, refined. They have outdoor dining with heat lamps when weather is permitting .

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HA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Except for the filet mignon, the food had little flavor, and was overall average. I had the feeling of a mom and pop restaurant trying to be elegant and spectacular but it didn’t work. I’ve eaten at good restaurants and I think the key is the chef. ThT may be the problem.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Jennifer was really helpful in making some great suggestions for us. She was prompt with service and helped to make it a great night. The food was scrumptious.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and experience!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting was nice for a business meal and would obviously be perfect for that special occasion with that special person. The service was just right and non invasive but attentive. The meal was rather good and well presented along with the suggested wine pairings.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely location. Exceptional wine list. Would return.

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MB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fig Tree is always good for a higher end dining experience. The menu is seasonal. The last few times we have been, we got four appetizers instead of ordering an entree even though the entrees are very good. The Apple Beggars Purse is a must get if it is on the menu. The escargots are great but be sure to ask to have it prepared in their gorgonzola sauce. Our waiter, Gary, gave us that tip. Dipping your bread in the leftover sauce is heaven. Our other two appetizers were Stuffed Calamari and Ravioli. These were excellent as well.

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WK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service! Had a great time with a great waiter.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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D
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience with the Fig Tree! Had to wait at the bar for a few minutes upon arrival so they could clear a table, but the cocktails were made well and delicious. Dinner was prepared quickly, our waiter was patient and knowledgeable, and all three courses were delicious. Heavily recommend the elk!

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Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fabulous dinner at Fig Tree! We love this restaurant! The service is fantastic and the food is wonderful! Eddie was a great server! We look forward to going back soon!

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S
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. It was our first time there and we will definitely be going back. The veal chop and the elk chop were delicious

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n
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner, great food, interesting restored house, large wine list

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mark is a great bartender.

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RB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with my wife for our anniversary, great service and above average food. Excellent wine list and very welcoming staff.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalie was excellent! She took great care of us. The entire staff was awesome from the moment I stepped into the door until the moment I stepped out the door to leave. I had the veal chop, it was wonderful. Will definitely be back again.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was slightly over-done, but that was my fault for ordering it as I did.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Couldn’t recommend more.

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Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We met our friends for a anniversary dinner on a Sunday evening. The whole staff made us feel like royalty.
We all had drinks, soup and seafood that was ample portions and well prepared. Dessert is always a must and we sampled 3 from the list. Our server suggested a bottle of wine from the extensive list (more like a Tome) excellently paired with our food. We were there for almost 4 hours and never felt rushed and enjoyed ourselves immensely! A great time place for any occasion!

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my wife to The Fig Tree for her birthday. The restaurant is very unique as it is in a house setup as a restaurant. Very elegant and inviting. The food was great. There were unique items on the menu and plenty of options. I had the Elk Filet. They also give good size portions. We will definitely be returning. A great place for dates, birthdays, and anniversaries. Service was top notch. I recommend Uber or Taxi though as parking is limited.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement dinner for a colleague. Jennifer was our server and amazing! Great food and great service! Will be back when I’m back in Charlotte

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fig tree never disappoints!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to The Fig Tree twice now, and the second visit was even better than the last. The food was absolutely amazing and well presented, the wait staff and hostesses were very pleasant and attentive, and the ambiance of the dining area was cozy and inviting. Will be back!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The servers were rude, snobby and condescending. I had wanted to go here for the last 5 years. Your restaurant was highly recommend when we moved here. I saved it for my birthday dinner celebration, and the servers completely ruined it for me and my guests. We will not return. It’s completely unacceptable to treat your customers with such arrogance.

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VP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, nice romantic ambiance, wonderful place to spend quality time with that special someone.

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SS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails. Extensive wine list. Best romantic restaurant in Charlotte! I always enjoy my experience at The Fig Tree :)

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JK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The atmosphere was phenomenal, "Very cosy" However, it was very loud. We came on a very congested night, Which is not bad at all. The food was bland. There could've been a little more seasoning. Overall, The customer service was incredible. That is what sold us, We will be back!..Keep up the great work!

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DB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant...wonderful dining experience! Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance!

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had heard alot of positive things about this restaurant, so we decided to give it a try. Gracious service and a good looking menu and exceptional wine list. Unfortunately, there was a failure to execute. Ordered a drink before the dinner followed by an appetizer with an accompanying glass of wine while we perused the menu for our entreés. Shortly after the aperitif drinks arrived, so did the appetizer. A little rushed no doubt, so it sat while we enjoyed our drinks. Bread and a garlic spread arrived as well as the wine for the appetizer. Timing was definitely off. Ordered our mains and then tried the appetizer special. It was a duck ravioli. Besides being cold from having sat there for an extended length of time, it was chewy and lacked filling. We had decided on fish for the entreé, sea bass and the daily special, corvina on a bed of risotto. The fish was well prepared; however, there was a genuine lack of imagination as to presentation and execution of the accompanying sides. The risotto was bland, soupy and prepared using long grain rice. Really? I thought risotto was to be made wih a short grain rice like Canarolli or Arborio? Not what we were expecting at this level of a restaurant. The sea bass was placed on top of a potatos with 3 spears of asparagus. Very plain looking and not very imaginative. For $45, I would have thought there would be something a little more than what one could get at a mid level restaurant. We fnished with the cheese tray with the remainder of a delicious White Burgundy we had with dinner. Must say, this was the highlight of the meal. Sorry to say, we were disappointed as our expectations did not meet reality.

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divine! Absolutely loved not only the food, but the atmosphere

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Great food. Great wait staff. Great wine list. My only problem was making a decision as the options were almost all tempting. Will definitely return.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner for the first time. The atmosphere can't be beat. The service was fantastic. The food was really good I just wasn't wowwed by the taste. It's just a personal opinion as I think a lot of people will really love it. I would recommend Fig Tree to others.

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c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get great service, food and wine

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't write reviews hardly ever, but I thought The Fig Tree clearly earned one. Wanted to go there for quite a while, finally did after going to the theater in Charlotte. Location is great and convenient from downtown Charlotte. Pretty location, prompt seating with a reservation. The food was sublime, really. Everything we had was outstanding and perfectly prepared. Ambiance was pleasant and we were able to converse easily. It is pricey, and you need to know this before you get there, but the food and service were so good that it is still a great value. Did I say how wonderful our food was? Definitely will go again, and definitely recommend!

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DT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Dinner and our Waiter was fantastic! We will return

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Great service

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Z
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for a nice meal on a special occasion. Service staff always does a great job.

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