The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

4.8
2543 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
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4.9
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SM
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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S
Charlotte
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service was fantastic!

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NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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l
Greensboro
6 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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Charlotte
1 review
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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OT
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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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!

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OT
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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b
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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OT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, impeccable service, attention to detail. Fine dining!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and we wanted to try a restaurant we had not yet visited. My son suggested The Fig Tree. We had a great meal and excellent service in a very cozy setting. We would like to have dined outside but the weather was too warm. I’m glad we experienced inside seating on our first visit and we will definitely plan another visit when the weather cools off. The food was prepared perfectly, our waiter (Michael) took exceptional care of us and we both left very happy about the experience. This is definitely a restaurant I will visit again.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior service and food quality. Team of wait staff very attentive. Food was great and atmosphere perfect. Will cost you some money but worth it!

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A
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Charlotte and the service and cuisine exceeded my expectations !

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TR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfection and the service excellent! Definitely a destination restaurant and worth going out of your way to eat there.

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

Amazingly creative but will be familiar enough for those who are not as adventurous.
It was wonderful and would highly recommend.
Love the creativity.

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BL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent both in preparation and presentation. Service was excellent!!!!

We were visiting from out of town. Friend in Charlotte recommended. So glad we visited.

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were delicious . It is a bit overpriced though and both myself and my husband who had the Sea Bass had a very bad stomachache. Either too rich or bad fish.

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TS
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Fig Tree a number of times and have never been disappointed. The service is always friendly and the staff are very helpful, especially when it comes to the extensive wine list. The food is consistently delicious and perfectly cooked. We each had a fish dish (trout and sea bass) but have very different tastes in white wine. Our server, Rebecca, was spot on with recommendations. looking forward to returning soon.

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r
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent appetizers (foie gras, escargot) entrees not quite as impressive (lamb, sea bass)

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CY
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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CJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t say enough about The Fig Tree-from the food to the ambiance and especially the service! Seth went above and beyond to meet our every need! I would definitely recommend-for any occasion.... ours was pre theater and we wished we could have stayed longer.

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AL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Wine list was phenomenal.

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MD
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Food was outstanding and service (Darren) could not have been any more enjoyable.

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TK
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rebecca's service was professional, yet personal. The sea bass was excellent.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and a very friendly, professional staff. Our waiter, Gary, was outstanding - as was the meal. My wife had the fig/peach appetizer and still talks about it. She followed that with Sea Bass - again, it was wonderful. As for me, I dined on the filet (boring to some people, but I'm from Texas and beef is my "thing"). Our dessert (a strawberry tort of some type - with a candle in it for my wife's birthday) was a delicious end to the evening's dining. Great experience - we came to Charlotte from New Orleans following Katrina and I'm here to tell you, The Fig Tree could compete with the best restaurants of The Big Easy

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M
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gary delivered great service and the food was exceptional- has sea bass and hubby had veal chop.

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AH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was perfect. The food was amazing and my cocktail was so refreshing! We will definitely go again.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner at the restaurant and everything was outstanding. The wine selection was fantastic and our waiter recommended a boutique wine that we loved. Gary, who was our waiter is exceptional. He was probably the best server I had encountered in years and the entire table concurred. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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RW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service can't wait to go back!

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MP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They made my husbands birthday special. Amazing food. Great service. Definitely an upscale venue.

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S
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top spots in Charlotte. Most everything exceeded our expectations. Fig Tree has been in Charlotte longer than most and has never disappointed. Highly recommended and BRAVO!

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DV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Fig Tree - another great meal. Really good Kir Royale to start. Very fresh house salad with light dressing. Super lean and tasty lamb and perfectly cooked scallops. Decadent chocolate torte. Very quiet and relaxing in beautiful house. We'll do again.

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