The Fig Tree

4.5
236 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
From the freshest fish in Birmingham to creole favorites like gumbo and jambalaya. you are sure to find something that ignites your taste buds. Quality, seasonal ingredients is the top priority of our chefs 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!
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y
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was excellent and we almost had the place by ourselves. From the looks of the deck, it may be a great place to drink when it’s a cooler day. Will be back to try it again! Parking was a little tricky, park in the back of the building

LT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love coming here! The food is incredible.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We mistakenly made a reservation for a fig tree restaurant in a different state. When we arrived at this one they were gracious and promptly seated us even though the first floor of the restaurant was full with a big party in progress. Our waiter Edward was terrific! Knowledgeable on wines history of the restaurant and ownership and the details of the various food options.

C
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative and wonderful staff! Our new favorite place!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down our favorite restaurant—they have gone above and beyond to not just serve great local food, but to make sure that everyone in our family has a great experience. JP takes pride in doing things right, from sourcing the best ingredients to finding a creative dish for our sensory-challenged teenager. It’s a rare restaurant that can deliver both a high-caliber gourmet dinner and a fun family experience, Fig Tree delivers. So happy they are a part of this community.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were awesome! I went with my dad who has trouble climbing stairs due to his bad knees. The stairs were really steep and there was no other way to get to the restaurant. We sat in the larger room that overlooks the patio. Would have liked to have seen more color or something in there. It was very drab. Would definitely come back though! Crab Cake Situation was AMAZING!

BC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

White table cloth pricing, very impersonal service... for the prices you pay, i would expect MUCH MORE from the service end. The location is great, ambiance was good... food doesnt meet the price point and servers act like they hate their job. 2nd trip here and both times were the same... we wont be going back.

TG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Their AC was out. They were nice to move a table outside for us. A little hot but more bearable than inside.

The menu was limited, but we tried several things and all were nice. Service was good but not great. When people walked by, the deck rattled, and so did we. A single unisex bathroom.

Dinner for two was on the high side. Doubt we will return.

MW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed with one salad that had very little lettuce and did ask for more. Also found the pork chop delicious but lots of fat on it as well and so could not gnaw on bones!

s
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting artist

BL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, delivered at perfect temperature. Excellent service. Very nice people that were knowledgeable about the menu and the history of their business which is a story worth hearing from Jon Holland, the owner.

RO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEEN TWICE AND BOTH TIMES WAS GREAT AND THE SERVER WAS GREAT

MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A must for those in search for the best brunch in town. We haven't tried dinner there yet but we will def be back for brunch.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at the Fig Tree!! Amazing food and service!!

EK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never miss it when I’m visiting, delicious food and a lovely fanned back porch to enjoy! Highly recommend—especially the brunch!

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We were a little concerned at first because the location is on the back of a hair salon and the whole place looks rather rustic and homemade which is in contrast to what the food looked like on line. We sat inside, although all the other folks were outside. Service was very slow at first, but once they realized we were there, they did a great job of taking care of us. The important thing is that the food was fantastic, although a bit pricey for such a casual atmosphere. Nonetheless, it was well worth it and we will go back. Let's hope they can spruce up the place a bit as time goes by.

CD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first visit to The Fig Tree but definitely won't be our last. Upon arriving by using Waze, we were slightly confused when we pulled up to the front which was the beauty salon entrance so we drove around to the "back" of the building where we saw the entrance to the restaurant. The menu was limited but the selections were amazing. The presentation of the food was very impressive and the food was delicious. We will definitely be going back and taking friends with us to enjoy the food. BTW, you can take your own wine but required to pay a corkage fee.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at the Fig Tree twice during our visit to Birmingham. We were only in Birmingham for 3 days. Food was very fresh and delicious and the staff was so friendly!! Highly recommend😊

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I’d go every day. Delicious food. We love to sit on outside on the deck.

RP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow but food was outstanding. I would definitely go back and plan to.

D
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was surprised by the level of the food given the small space. It is very good and moderately priced. The noise level can be overwhelming due to the small space.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Fathers day

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Awesome food. Service was a bit slow, but very friendly. They had just experienced a total loss if they fridge and freezer so I think they were ironing out the kinks.

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - very unique and delicious drinks

RR
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fine meal and great service!! Highly recommend

SD
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Definitely a huge disappointment! It was hot out which translated to hot inside. Fried green tomatoes were really good but the crawfish egg rolls were not! My chicken and waffles were okay. The chicken was good but the waffle was soaked in syrup. My son ordered Benedict with hollandaise on the side but it was floating in it and they remade it and the eggs were barely cooked. We will not be back.

S
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fig Tree is one of the best restaurants in Birmingham. It’s a high class menu in a casual atmosphere. Every meal I’ve had here has been excellent. Their chop of the day is consistently one of the best steaks I’ve had in my life.

C
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch; buy their homemade sausage and take it home. Will be back for dinner ,soon.
One issue; no handicap access on weekend's. Had to help my 87 year old mother up a steep flight of steps for Mother's Day; not ideal.

JC
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed taking our mother to The Fig Tree for an early Mother’s Day celebration. Never disappoints!

B
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is ok. Price of food, is too high for the little amount you get, especially the ny strip brunch item. We won't visit again. Not impressed.

P
Tallahassee
129 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Just a bit too smoky in the dining area for me. Food was good

C
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Only complaint is that the food could have been hotter.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Get the chicken and waffles

r
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Always have a good experience with food and wait staff. I also enjoy the outside deck and night time live music.

OT
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Not noisy and the room was full.

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Great service

BF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was OK, but menu very limited including only one dessert option. Server seemed distracted and not attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

JH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the comfortable atmosphere! We began our meal with delicious crab cakes & fried green tomatoes, yum! The snapper was out of this world as were the shrimp & grits my husband enjoyed! If you haven't been to Fig Tree yet we highly recommend you go!

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