The Fig Tree
“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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Fig Tree Hash
Hash browns, onions, jalapeos, Swiss cheese, 2 over-medium eggs, 2 strips of bacon, Fig Pig sausage gravy, green onions
Shrimp & Grits
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.
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.
Food was great and in appropriate time frame for waiting. Thought lunch prices for a small meal, shrimp and grits, was high for lunch.
Don’t be discouraged if you drive up from the street side! We almost did not go around back but so glad we did!! The food was amazing from the apps to the fabulous dessert! The owner came over in an apron and talked about the prep of the food. The drinks were unique and awesome! We had the pork belly and scallops and they were wonderful. We had the shrimp for an app and they were so fresh! The dessert, a salted caramel cake was huge to die for!!! Don’t miss this little gem of a restaurant!
Quirky local restaurant for brunch - amazing Philly omelet! Intimate casual environment. Would have loved to try the interesting cocktail menu. Will return.
This was the best food we've had out in ages. We started with the seven-layer wedge salad which they were happy to split been myself and my companion. We shared an entree, grouper lightly blackened with a polenta cake asparagus and hollandaise. The fish was perfectly cooked with a lovely crust but soft and flakey inside. The crawfish egg rolls and crabcakes were also delicious. Great place with an interesting ambiance.
Energetic wait staff -- good service and fun attitude. Food was excellent although portions were somewhat small. I'll be back.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, when you pull up it is a hair salon in the front and a little confusing. Restaurant is actually behind it and is kind of confusing to get into. Once you figure out where it is it is truly worth it. Abbey our waitress was very down to earth and wonderful. Wonderful small menu with everything on it great. Just a really nice atmosphere with great service, great food and good friends.
Sat at the bar. Great meal. Great fun.
The food was very good, (as usual); however, what made it exceptional was our server. She was amazing. They were down 2 servers and you would never know it. Seriously can’t believe how amazing she was!
We were seated in the "overflow" area on Valentines Day. Lighting should have been dimmed to create more ambiance, and the background music, which really wasn't needed, could have been a bit lower.
The waitress quickly took my wife’s glass of wine before she had enjoyed the last drink, did not know or understand menu item. Very non professional!
It was an excellent experience. 100/100
I will comeback soon.
Exceptional food and service as always. Amazing brunch place.
This is consistently my favorite restaurant in Birmingham. My wife and I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with an upscale menu. Their updates on southern cuisine are delicious and their steaks are simply amazing - I've remarked "this is the best steak I've ever had" multiple times when eating here.
Awesome!!! Amazing food! Great beer and wine selection!!!
The only reason I might NOT tell a friend is I would like to keep it a secret it’s so good !
Excellent food and unique experience. Highly recommend!
Everything we had was delicious! The crab cakes, truffle fries, fried green tomatoes, NY strip, pasta special...it was all great! Highly recommend.
Wonderful! Heat meal even though they had a few reservation issues. They accommodated us and everyone else and the food was awesome!
Service was good and very accommodating and friendly.
Too much use of collard greens for my taste as an accent or side dish.
I could have used a variety of seasonings other than the use of Jalapeño for hot or pepper accents.
The salad and dressings were very tasty.
Loved the food! Excellent flavor and great presentation. Cocktails were also wonderful. My only complaint was the space and ambiance. There was no space. The entry door opened to a small bar and table area. It was cold outside so very time the door opened we were blasted with cold air. The building is old and we sat by a window that leaked like air conditioning. The food was very upscale but the decor was not. Will I go back? Absolutely, I am an food snob and it was great. But it will definitely be warmer before my return. Wish this Chef would move locations:)
Took over an hour to get our food.
Excellent food and wine options. Small restaurant with somewhat cramped quarters, but that did not diminish from the meal.
Food was good but a little pricey for what it was.
The good was fantastic! Our waiters was excellent and took care the best she could for lack of service. We had a party of 9 for brunch for my Mom’s birthday. They didn’t have enough coffee mugs for coffee and out of Prosecco for 2 out of 4 drinks available during brunch. Overall it was ok.
Great and very small place - not a lot of tables inside and larger patio area/seating. This is a hidden away Jem. Foodie level for sure! Very good! The inside of the restaurant is basic but you come for the food.
We had a very pleasant experience here. Unfortunately, they were transitioning into their winter menu; so the entree selection was limited. However, the service was excellent. They could probably benefit from the addition of a half dozen more wine selections, but otherwise there are no complaints. Recommended.
Wanting to try a new brunch place in the area, we went to Open Table and searched, found this and we didn't know where it was, hadn't heard of it. Read the reviews and decided to give it a try. How bad could scramble eggs be? What a delightful surprise! Location was a bit hard to find, they are in the back of the building and we just didn't know what to expect because signage was so minimal. Ordered their Chicken and Waffles ( Nashville Hot) style - perfectly cooked, Ordered Fig Tree Hash and my husband loved it - stating it was the best he's every had and wanted another plate, not because he was hungry but because it was that good! Good Bloody Mary, wonderful quaint dining. We will come again!
Took my grandmother here while in town, and it was very nice. Nice southern decor and the food was more than excellent. Went during Brunch hours. I wanted more brunch options but everything we ordered was made to perfection.
The food was exceptional along with the service. We sat outside on the deck and it happened to be a picture perfect day weather-wise. The view of commercial ppty in the back isn't the most gorgeous, but the food makes up for that. Great place.
Very accommodating with dietary needs. Love the food and will go back
Always excellent. They know pork!!!
Fresh farm to table😎
I've wanted to eat here since they opened and only today managed to go. I was not disappointed. Cream claw appetizer was amazing. The shrimp hoppin John was fabulous. My husband and brother and his wife had the HUGE Philly steak sandwiches which they said were also amazing. J. P. welcomed us as we stepped into the door. I highly recommend the restaurant and suggest you come hungry.
Food was really good! We enjoyed our lunch.
I always enjoy dining here. The Fig Tree is where I bring friends and family especially those visiting Birmingham for the first time. Good way to experience southern dining at a reasonable price.
Great local brunch spot. Kids eat for $4. Food is excellent. Be patient on service but definitely worth any wait bc the food is great.
Wonderful food and service. The owner was hands on. We’ll definitely return.
The Fig Tree offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 969-6711.
The Fig Tree is rated 4.6 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.