The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

4.8
2568 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 2568 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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DB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
5 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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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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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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E
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary, beautiful building and just super quaint inside. We decided to sit outside because it was a beautiful fall night and we were comfortable on the porch. They did have heat if need be. I had a whiskey cocktail which no doubt in my mind was the best whiskey drink I have ever tasted. It also came in a nice wide glass so the price was worth it. For dinner I ate their rabbit dish which was absolutely phenomenal. I like that the portions aren't too big or too small as when we were done, I wasn't full and uncomfortable. The service was delightful as well. Zero complaints about this restaurant and will be back but it is a bit pricey so expect to pay some money here.

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesnt matter if you live 5 minutes away or 5 hours away, this place is worth the drive! Our server Michael is the man! Is knowledge and personality is only trumped by the food itself. Even our servers assistant, Ritz, knew just as much and both of their inviting person helped make our night perfect. Seriously, make the drive for one of the best overall experiences you could ask for!

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JG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our anniversary. Loved the whiskey options and cocktail list as well as the food options. Not everywhere you can get rabbit saddle or elk. Service was excellent. The crab tart was amazing. Food overall was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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b
Charlotte
80 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first time here. As always the service was excellent as the food was wonderful. Thanks again for a wonderful night out.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First date night out in our new city and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Incredible service and food was superb. Wine pairings recommended by wait staff was spot on. Beggars purse was an amazing, perfect for fall, appetizer. Sea bass was among the best we’ve ever tasted and the lamb was out of this world! Will definitely be back!

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j
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Once again the food and service was exceptional! Excellent meals in the sea bass and the elk. I can never decide between the house and spinach salad, both are fantastic! Our waiter was there when we needed with solid recommendations either for wine or food, very helpful. All around, another great experience at The Fig Tree!

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was very underwhelming. Part was cold, part undercooked and some just tasteless.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t know what was better the food or service. Jennifer was the greatest server and her recommendations for both food and wine were spot on.

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at Fig Tree. We found Fig Tree on Open Table. We loved the house atmosphere and ability to talk easily. The food was all excellent, our favorites were the apple - cheese - walnut baked appetizer, the butternut squash soup and the scallops. The desserts sounded wonderful but we were just too full to try them. Our waiter was able to answer all our questions, was kind and efficient.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. A must if your in Charlotte.

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SM
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always at the Fig Tree. Food and offerings are outstanding and service was terrific. A very nice night out with the family.

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WB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Hi, spent $700, $200+ for two good wines. Food unremarkable, service was slack. No one ever picks up an empty app plates or empty wine glasses unless you ask. $500 in food to feed two boys 8 and 11, wife and 85 year father in law that had soup. Waiters seemed uninterested even though we still tipped $100. Money not the issue, I am sure it sound like it if you read this, but when you drop that number you expect everything to be right. Charcoal burned tart with crab meat, hard as a rock. Foi Gras and Elk were excellent. Never thought elk would look like a rack of lamb, who knew their ribs were so small. Maybe it was a baby elk.
Chef Greg probably does not come in on Sundays.

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Charlotte
59 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Fig Tree a number of times and always look forward to our visit. This was another enjoyable trip. Food is alway great and I am always impressed with the servers - friendly and knowledgeable. We wanted to enjoy a relaxing time and the pace of service was timed very well. I put it at one of the best in Charlotte.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service was fantastic!

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NS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good, but did not stand out above any of the other high end restaurants in Charlotte. The atmosphere is a little stiff.

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TB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, and great waitress! Food was a bit disappointing. Was expecting more of an outstanding culinary experience and felt it was good, but not outstanding. It is a very pricey restaurant so the expectations are always higher. We have a local restaurant where we live that beats this restaurant out in terms of food.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, The Fig Tree is a must. If you enjoy unique experiences, intelligent service and excellence. Make a reservation. The noise level noted above, was our fault. There were 5 of us and excellent wine. Thank you to Jennifer, who made our night, her decades of experience and understanding of the menu, wine, and service gave the "WOW" factor I was hoping for when entertaining clients. Most importantly, the food was absolutely phenomenal!!

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Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary dinner here. Everything was delicious

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is excellent. Beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant. Food quality has slipped a bit recently. Not as good as in the past. But still good.

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MR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great... as usual

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was very good. Prices are very high, but we knew that before we arrived.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Charlotte. Absolutely love everything about this restaurant. The food delicious, best wine list ever and impeccable service. Always our go to restaurant. It never disappoints.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for our anniversary. The ambiance was nice and our server was very attentive and helpful. I didn’t feel that the food was what we paid for it. It was decent, but not better than if we’d gone somewhere cheaper. The sea bass was bland, Caesar salad left something to be desired. Waiter insisted we get the chocolate torte because it was his favorite but it was so rich we weren’t thrilled about it. We did have a really good anniversary and enjoyed the setting and attentive service. I think the food could be improved for the price.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the nicest meals I’ve ever had- lamb loin with a fig and almond risotto..delicious! My other half had the elk and it was also amazing. Side note- had the octopus as an appetizer which was lovely but served chilled which I wouldn’t have gone for. Also had the Caesar salad with calamari as a starter and the calamari was one of the nicest I’ve ever had..overall a great dining experience! Natalia was lovely and knew her stuff also!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and meal were absolutely delightful. Accommodated is for a night out before the hurricane rains and winds arrived. Thank you for the wonderful evening!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the FT with my family to celebrate a birthday. It was all adults. Out server was very informative and attentive. The food was wonderful. This was our second trip and we have not been disappointed yet.
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