The Fig Tree Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

4.8
2530 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!

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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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OT
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
15 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
1 review
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
6 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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LA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Fig Tree and it my favorite restaurant in CLT now. Previously we went for my birthday a few years a go and this weekend we went for our anniversary. I did not disappoint on either occasion! The service both times was phenomenal, Jennifer was wonderful and made the evening feel special. I had the special that was supposed to be black grouper, but when they sold out of it they substituted sea bass instead and it fabulous. My husband had the lamb chop and had previously also had the Elk and they were both delicious as well. It is nice to find a restaurant where the food and the service are this outstanding and consistent. We will be back soon!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a birthday or anniversary dinner. We had the veal chop (absolutely incredible) and the scallops (also amazing). Very attentive service. The wine list is 40 pages so it is slightly overwhelming, but at least you can find something you want. The only opportunity for improvement that I noticed was they didn’t have a sommelier - the waiter is your only resource when deciding on wine. We will definitely be back at the fig tree next time we are in Charlotte.

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

Best lamb. Mark at the bar is awesome. Friendly staff

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at Fig Tree last weekend. The food was fabulous, especially the cheese plate, escargots platter, and veal chop. The wine list is extensive, and that’s a complete understatement. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about wine and steered us in the right direction. My husband and I are looking forward to having dinner again at Fig Tree!

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R
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This must be the finest restaurant in Charlotte, if not all of North Carolina. Perfect food and perfect service!

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l
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great! Nice presentation of the food and great desserts. Easy place to talk as quiet environment. Pretty outside patio. Good accessibility as my husband uses a cane. Friendly and helpful and professional hostesses and servers.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quaint restaurant which provides parking. Staff was very attentive and friendly, food was amazing. Lighting was a little bit too dark which made me sleepy, but other than that, highly recommend!

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AM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went for his birthday dinner. The service was impeccable!! From the time we walked into the door until we walked out of the door, everyone greeted us and wished him a happy birthday. I was very impressed at the level of service and hospitality displayed by the staff. I had the filet mignon and my boyfriend had the sea bass. He said his meal was hands down the best seafood plate he’s had in quite some time. My filet was a little undercooked and not very flavorful. The dessert was delicious as were the cocktails! All and all it was a very pleasant dining experience!

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RS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about the food and service was excellent from the bartender who must be the only one left on the planet who knows how to make a classic dry martini (not chocholatini, berrytini, peanutbuttertini, blah blah blah), our server who was very attentive but not too much, the wine list which is extensive, and the food itself which as the star. Fresh ingredients, well prepared with care for taste and not for superficial impressions is what we look for and we found it here. When the wine was brought to our table it was not what we ordered, so the server immediately apologized and brought a better wine of the same type and region and charged the lower price. Her descriptions made the food sound appetizing without silly over-the-top claims. Only downside was the sign saying the side parking lot was closed was placed at the back of the lot where you could not easily get out.

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service and atmosphere was very good. The food quality was average. I had the chop. It was very dry and a little to salty for my pallet. The deserts, although creative weren’t particularly exciting.
Good overall and I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
The stuffed calamari was excellent as was the wine selection and service.
Price was reasonable for the overall experience.

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l
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every element of our dinner was spot on. The server,Rich, was excellent. He knew every detail of both food menu and wine list and very attentive, yet never intrusive! Our meal was so delicious! Everyone felt it was the best they have ever tasted. We had brought our family in from Monterrey Bay. Nicely done to everyone at the Fig Tree! Five Stars all round! We loved it!

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great, plus a great atmosphere for our anniversary.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fig Tree never disappoints. Wonderful food, great service, perfectly selected wines.

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