Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Alabama
  4. Birmingham
  5. Vestavia Hills
The Fig Tree, Birmingham, AL

The Fig Tree

4.5
4.5
326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern

From the freshest fish in Birmingham to creole favorites, you are sure to find something that ignites your taste buds. Quality, seasonal ingredients are the top priority of our Chef, and nothing else will do.

“Come in with an open palate and trust us,” says executive chef Jon Holland. Game meats, Southern soul food, and fresh Gulf seafood is what we do!

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 969-6711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Holland

  • Neighborhood

    Vestavia Hills

  • Cross street

    Pipeline Road

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the back of Results Salon. Handicapped entrance in the front - please call ahead so we can greet you and lead you in.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. d

    debb

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Did not have our reservation therefore given table in the light rain and waiter did not have time to wait on us.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor dining is incredible. The food is delicious. I love everything about this place!

  3. j

    jaqir

    Birmingham

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was good. The crab cake has too much filler and less crab but tasty. The fried green tomatoes were okay. The steak and truffle fries were very good and perfectly cooked. The coffee was terrible. It’s a nice neighborhood restaurant staff nice and accommodating

  4. m

    marcusj

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great!!!

  5. 5

    5thtimediner

    Birmingham

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Brought grandchildren for brunch. They enjoyed their meal as did my wife and I.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food! Server was nice and engaging. We sat outside and the weather was wonderful. Definitely going back soon

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Brunch

  8. SH

    StanH

    Mobile

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and they seated us early! Abut hot outside but the cucumber cooler helped!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent brunch menu. The food was terrific!

  10. m

    markp

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love fig tree and they are pet friendly

  11. c

    c3po

    Birmingham

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellently prepared and wonderfully served.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great meal and beverages. The service was challenged by the covid staffing shortage, but the whole experience was fantastic. The fillet was perfect and melted like butter. The truffle fries were some of the best we have ever had. Thanks for a great experience!

  13. r

    robinl

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food as always. Service is lacking but our server was very nice

  14. J

    Jennifer

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorites, always delicious and fresh food with a relaxed environment. Excellent steak and pork chop, delicious lemon martini! All was wonderful!

  15. m

    markp

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their food and service is always excellent we always have a great time when we go there it's also dog friendly on the patio

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food in a quirky setting. Excellent service.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal lunch patio. Southern comfort food and southern hospitality.

  18. S

    Sndrcat

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed brunch at the Fig Tree. It was a nice day to sit on the porch. 3 of our party got the Nashville hot chicken and waffles and I got the fried green tomato BLT (minus the chow-chow) and it was soooo good!!! We also had some lemon drop martinis that were on point, we are picky about them. The chef even brought us some grilled corn that was soooo good! They need to add it to their menu!

  19. BG

    BebopGato

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tasty, innovative food with very friendly service. Limited seating during brunch, so would probably need a reservation.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place! Small town feel and the food was excellent. Every single person on staff was so friendly and personable. Will be back! Thanks!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had some fresh grouper, and it was fantastic. The server was friendly and attentive, and did a great job explaining all the specials. Also the proprietor, who was also the chef, came out to say hi, and make sure everything was going well. Atmosphere was great as well. This was just a well run place altogether.

  22. T

    Tuskaloosafoodie

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great farm to table experience. Specials are recommended By the Chef. We will be back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food perfectly cooked and nicely presented.

  24. RP

    RobertP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a very nice time at the Fig Tree. The food was exceptionally good except for the fingerling potatoes, which were abnormally hot. The crab cakes and chicken fried chicken were some of the best I have had. Most of the guests sat outside on the very large deck. They all appeared to be having a great time.

  25. SF

    SabrinaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    food was excellent, loved that Chef came to tables to converse with guests. a bit pricy for quantity of food served.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chef was amazing and we all commented this was the best meal we had experienced in the last few years. For a tiny, off the beaten path restaurant it was amazing.

  27. f

    foodie

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was great! Our waiter was great! The good delivery was a little slow but we would definitely go back!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was wonderful and it was so nice to sit outside!

  29. 5

    5thtimediner

    Birmingham

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Special menu for Valentines Day was good. Service was excellent. Not pleased with social distancing of tables in back room. Possibly that was because weather was too cold to allow outside dining.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic farm to table restaurant!!

  31. SM

    ShawnaM

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The filet was one of the most delicious steaks I’ve had in quite a while.

  32. RM

    RobertM

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Had crab cakes for an appetizer and the philly sandwich. Both were great.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and the food was so delicious!!

  34. J

    Jimbo

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place to have a small business lunch! I wanted off the main drag, local flair place and The Fig Tree was my choice. Arriving, the hostess was so good and effective with making sure everything was just so. The appetizers (crab cakes & shellfish pastry) are to die for - a meal in themselves!. We opted for the salads but could have gorged on any item on the menu. Go to this place - Support this restaurant - they get 25% tipping for their care and service

  35. MM

    MartyMac

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Discovered this small place while researching some place new to try. I find out it is my decorator's favorite place and they love it. My husband and I too fell in love with the food, service and the cute vibe. We definitely we will be back and plan on bringing out adult children!

  36. e

    ew4ic

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined here with family visiting from CA. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks. Friendly staff and delicious food. Always a great experience and a treat to dine here.

  37. K

    Kareneve

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    The inside DR had no ambiance w black cloths and harsh lights. Needs some candles or flowers and better lighting. Quieter music. Menu font too small to read. It was very loud in the room. And one waitress spoke excessively loudly.but waiter was excellent and friendly. Shrimp n Grits were great and over priced. The SMALL warm mushroom salad was mediocre and overpriced. For those prices some sides should come with the dish. The $15 cake was lovely and not all that good— just an impressive round slice. Too sweet with not great peach n brandy flavor . I think that What was the combination I can’t remember. We spend money going to good restaurants and were disappointed.We would love to see this restaurant make it and it has a pretty good menu if the pricing is reconsidered and if plates are larger or sides are added, and the dining room ambience is softened .The chef and the waiver we had were nice n friendly.

  38. R

    Robinco

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Fabulous brunch!

  39. KM

    KeithM

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We went after church on Sunday. Menu was very limited "brunch menu". When I asked waitress if this was all they had, she told us about 6 other dishes they had available. So make sure you ask about non-menu items available. The 3 of us all ordered off the menu.

  40. S

    Sharyn

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and in appropriate time frame for waiting. Thought lunch prices for a small meal, shrimp and grits, was high for lunch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fig Tree offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 969-6711.

The Fig Tree is rated 4.5 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pipeline Road

  • Neighborhood

    Vestavia Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the back of Results Salon. Handicapped entrance in the front - please call ahead so we can greet you and lead you in.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Holland

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo