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The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, NC

The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

4.8
4.8
3983 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte in the Historic Elizabeth neighborhood, The Fig Tree Restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 1913 Bungalow. Husband and wife team, Chef Greg and Sara Zanitsch offer Seasonal Cuisine with influences from Italy and France, an award- winning and affordable wine list and outstanding service. The Fig Tree is known for romantic evenings , expertly executed business dinners, and gorgeous al fresco fresco dining. We look forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-3322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Zanitsch

  • Private party facilities

    We offer any of our dining rooms for private events, with advance notice. Please call 704-332-3322 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Sara Scheidler: (704) 332-3322

  • Neighborhood

    Elizabeth

  • Cross street

    Hawthorne

  • Parking details

    The paved lot between the Harmony building and The Fig Tree Restaurant is available for guests after 5:00 pm. We also have a small gravel lot to the left of the building, or guests are welcome to park along Louise Avenue, the residential street beside the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Route 27- 7th Street and Beaumont Ave- 7th Street and Armory Drive- 7th Street and Hawthorne Lane

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Best Overall

  • Charlotte

    Best Service

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlotte

    Best Overall

  • Charlotte

    Best Service

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

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  1. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place exceeded my expectations more than I could have ever imagined. I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and could not have been more impressed. I never feel the need to write reviews for anything but when I got an email asking me to comment on my experience here, I felt I had to share because of how great it was. Our server was phenomenal and so knowledgeable about all the food and wine. She recommended the perfect bottle of wine for the occasion that matched, to a tee, what my girlfriend and I asked for. The food was genuinely the best food I’ve ever had in my entire 27 years of living. So good that, even a full 24 hours later, we haven’t been able to stop talking about how delicious it was. We got the filet mignon, the elk chop and the artesian cheese plate and each one was an 11 out of 10 on the tasty scale. If there was ever an experience that could be defined as greater than perfect, it would be the experience that I had at this restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a higher end dining experience
  3. JV

    JenniferV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were both amazing! We will definitely be back.
  4. D

    Drake

    Western NC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5star, always excellent
  5. MO

    MOOSE

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got noisy as evening went on but overall a super venue.
  6. AW

    AmyW

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had less than exceptional food and service at Fig Tree!
  7. JS

    JasS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I set up the reservation on OpenTable and mentioned this is for a post-proposal dinner and that I’d like to see about preferred seating next to a window and of anything else that could be done to accommodate the occasion. I called the day before the reservation to check that our place in line was secured and I was told by Carrie that proposals/engagements are not on the list of things that they can help celebrate. I then asked for preferred seating, something next to a window and in a more secluded area of the restaurant they said they could do this without an issue. When we arrived, we were sat in a room with a party of 6 at one table behind us and 2, 2-tops on each side, not next to a winder.. they did not take note of my request in the slightest. The hostess then asked if we were celebrating anything special right when we sat down, meaning they did not take note of the engagement. I also asked them to write “Congratulations on the engagement” on a dessert when I called the day before and it came out with “Congratulations”. It’s incredible that you can spend $240 on a two person dinner and they provide this level of attention to their customer base. Our waiter, Rich, was phenomenal and definitely provided superior service and attention to us throughout dinner. Food-wise, lamb loin and ribeye came out bland — add some salt or butter while cooking…? That would help. Poor experience all around for a first time customer, I would rather spend $250 at pacos tacos.
  8. A

    Artsy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our birthday dinner was superb. We found just what we were looking for: a refined atmosphere with fabulous food and exquisite service. We loved our special evening.
  9. CS

    ChristinaS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best special occasion restaurants in Charlotte. Consistently great food with exceptional service and wine list.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we get the best service with the best fine dining available in Charlotte that is not a franchise! I’m always excited to go back!
  12. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every way. The ambiance is especially delightful, the service is professional, and the food is memorably delicious.
  13. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was really excited to try this place but in the end was let down. Started with the Octopus which was tough. I had the Elk Chop which was good but the sides not so much. My wife had the Halibut which was dry, a little over done.
  14. d

    drz3

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At the Fig Tree, classic fine dining is alive and well. We are fortunate enough to have eaten at most nice restaurants in Charlotte. The quality of the food and service we had this past Friday is unmatched in recent times. It is so nice to have your expectations exceeded. When was the last time this happened, really? A plus was the diversity of the patrons as well as the wait staff. And a tip for dessert: end with the beignets with cinnamon glaze and coffee ice cream.
  15. JZ

    JohnZ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was outstanding. Service was fantastic. Wine list very extensive. A little pricey to go often, but great for a special occasion.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food & service!
  17. AL

    AzuL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service with Zusan. Food was delicious and the rabbit appetizer was mouth watering. The ambience was romantic.
  18. ES

    ErikS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good food MF friendly servixe
  19. B

    tiffB

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    outstanding and unique menu. extensive wine list and cozy home turned restaurant.
  20. c

    csmailme

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    upscale, fantastic food, drinks and service!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the food was absolutely top tier. The elk was perfect! We will absolutely be back over and over again!
  22. V

    Valery

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An awesome fine dining experience!
  23. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant has been on our list long before COVID and we just now had the opportunity to try it...and we're so glad we did! The meal was among the best we've had in or around CLT. We're 'foodie's' and have a pretty high bar when it comes to fine dining and this did not disappoint. If I were to nit-pick, I'd say that the service could have been a bit warmer at the wait staff level, but that's not to say we weren't well attended to. We brought our own wine and paid the reasonable corkage fee. She share two terrific app's (tuna tartar and grilled octopus), had salads, mains (the special grouper which was out of this world), and shared an amazing flourless chocolate cake for desert. The prices are on the higher side, even for Uptown fine dining, but we did feel like the value was there. Bottom line....we'll most certainly be returning!
  24. L

    Lolin

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. The hostesses and wait staff were excellent, personable and on top of things. The food was outstanding. I had the sea bass and my husband had the veal chop. We both loved our meals. We also had dessert. I had the beignets which were warm and fresh. My husband enjoyed the apple cheese cake.
  25. r

    r2d2

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Best service we've had in years but food was just OK
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Simply awesome experience from hospitality, service, quality and value. The personalized our visit for our anniversary and were so detailed in the whole dining experience. Will recommend and be back for sure!!
  27. KG

    KearnyGirl

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My original reservation was for my husband and I but he was not able to go, so I reached out and my request to change my reservation from a party of 2 to a party of 3 was accommodated. I was extremely grateful for that. Thank you again.
  28. JM

    JennieMac

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I’m beginning to wonder if Charlotte has any decent restaurants. I’m seriously concerned at the value and quality of restaurants available in this city. Last nights dinner started off with focaccia that was cold and stale tasting. Too hard to really chew and lacked any flavor. Along with the focaccia came a garlic butter that lacked any flavor and looked like baby puke. The cheese plate was actually nicely curated, but those aren’t made at the Fig Tree. The octopus came out second and was perfectly cooked, but seemed odd to have that with chorizo. I had a creamy cauliflower soup before dinner, but it wasn’t anything special. For the main course I had a filet with flavorless cold polenta. The filet itself I ordered rare, it was over cooked and was grey in color and too was flavorless. It’s hard to mess up a filet, I couldn’t even finish it. Usually I devour a steak, but this meat was low quality and prepared poorly. The desert was creative with an interesting flavor, but by no means was it a grand finale to what should have been a lovely meal. Overall I was expecting a world class experience and was sadly underwhelmed. $300 could have been well spent somewhere else. Are there any exceptional restaurants in this city?
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12 out of 10. The house is gorgeous and we had a lovely table on the porch. Our server Rebecca was attentive and a pro. She helped us choose a perfect bottle of wine from a very extensive wine list. We shared several courses - fried oysters and pork belly, foie gras, burratta, Caesar and the sea bass. Everything was delicious. We were passing through Charlotte on the way to a wedding further up north and we are so glad we chose this restaurant. We are foodies and this was the best meal we have had in a long time. Go!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! The servers and wait staff were polite and extremely attentive. The food was excellent, down to the bread service. The outdoor ambiance was also lovely. We will definitely be coming back! Shoutout to our sever Eddie who was amazing and gave us a great wine recommendation.
  31. PA

    PAWT

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and interesting food, markedly above the ordinary high-end restaurant.
  32. LS

    LSpann

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at the Fig Tree. We were celebrating a friend's birthday. It did not disappoint. The waiter was very friendly, made great suggestions on food, drinks and dessert. The atmosphere was quaint. After great food and drinks, we looked up and 3 hours later, we were still sitting there. We will definitely be back.
  33. d

    dfcov

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the service was FABULOUS. food = great, ambiance = A+
  34. SW

    ShaunaW

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went to celebrate a birthday. There were 5 of us. We started with a bottle of wine. Wine list is good. A couple of us had been to The Fig Tree before and had loved their experience previously and three of us had never been. We had a couple appetizers, 1 was called something purse. It was ok. We would not get again. Another appetizer was the Fois Gras. Those that had it enjoyed it. All salads were good. We had the Sea bass which was fine and the elk. One person enjoyed theirs, the other did not. Since it was a birthday we ordered dessert. We had the pineapple upside down cake, which was the worst I have ever had. I only ate 2 bites. The other dessert was something that started with a g and was some type of pastry cookie thing. Very disappointing. To top it all off, we had a server that really just seemed put out about everything and our service was extremely slow. The last thing I want to comment on is if you are lactose intolerant, your options are limited. It seemed to be any question we asked about it, were just “no”. We probably won’t be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and our anniversary! The meal was delicious, and not rushed, and our server was fantastic! Will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we walked in to our exit after dinner, phenomenal experience.
  37. MB

    MichelleB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience! Food was awesome (elk chop and veal chop). Service was excellent. Great outdoor dining area. So glad we found this gem!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beth was outstanding! Her warm hospitality set the tone for our amazing meal. The small plates we enjoyed were full of seasonal fall flavors. Save room for dessert, You won’t be disappointed.
  39. WI

    WashingtonIrving

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great time at Fig Tree. We don't go frequently, but a time or two a year for a special occasion. Food is awesome, great service, cool ambiance in an old converted house, good cocktails, good wine options. It's expensive, so I can't give full marks in that category, but you're getting great food and a great dinner experience for the money, so it's not unfair - so there's value, but to me that has more to do with getting a lot more for lower cost. It's subjective though, I'd definitely recommend Fig Tree to anyone asking. Take a look at the menu, and if some things sound good to you - the execution is very good here, so you will like it, but just know what you're getting into as well. And my wife and I usually go all out, so you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars if you don't get a couple apps, a few drinks, and more than one entre... you could could actually get out of there without a pretty high bill... we just don't haha, but that's okay, we have a great time.
  40. TK

    TerryK

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose The Fig Tree for anniversary dinner. The entire staff from the time we entered until when we left the building were extremely friendly and helpful. Our server, Fernando, was outstanding. And the food was tasty and beautiful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 332-3322.

The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC is rated 4.8 stars by 3983 OpenTable diners.

The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

1601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hawthorne

  • Neighborhood

    Elizabeth

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The paved lot between the Harmony building and The Fig Tree Restaurant is available for guests after 5:00 pm. We also have a small gravel lot to the left of the building, or guests are welcome to park along Louise Avenue, the residential street beside the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Route 27- 7th Street and Beaumont Ave- 7th Street and Armory Drive- 7th Street and Hawthorne Lane

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Zanitsch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-3322

  • Private party facilities

    We offer any of our dining rooms for private events, with advance notice. Please call 704-332-3322 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Sara Scheidler: (704) 332-3322

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