The Fig Tree

4.6
290 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipKareneve
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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.

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vipRobinco
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous brunch!

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KeithM
Birmingham
1 review
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.

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Sharyn
Birmingham
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.

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vipBabetteE
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Amyleata
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quirky local restaurant for brunch - amazing Philly omelet! Intimate casual environment. Would have loved to try the interesting cocktail menu. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLenB
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Energetic wait staff -- good service and fun attitude. Food was excellent although portions were somewhat small. I'll be back.

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JimR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vip5thtimediner
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Great meal. Great fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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ChuckB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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!

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LewisK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience. 100/100
I will comeback soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service as always. Amazing brunch place.

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Snakerake
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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FredK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Amazing food! Great beer and wine selection!!!
Great service!!!

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SandraC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only reason I might NOT tell a friend is I would like to keep it a secret it’s so good !

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Hoaglu1
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and unique experience. Highly recommend!

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KrystleC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was delicious! The crab cakes, truffle fries, fried green tomatoes, NY strip, pasta special...it was all great! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Heat meal even though they had a few reservation issues. They accommodated us and everyone else and the food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipsuperwoman
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

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:)

MJ
vipMarkJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Took over an hour to get our food.

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vipJohnG
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine options. Small restaurant with somewhat cramped quarters, but that did not diminish from the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but a little pricey for what it was.

SM
ShadiM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipFoodie
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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vipWineaux
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipKARENc
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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GibM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCMandM
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating with dietary needs. Love the food and will go back

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vipKenny
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. They know pork!!!

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vipliesaa
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fresh farm to table😎

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKaren
Birmingham
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good! We enjoyed our lunch.

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vipGeraldineF
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipdeltaman
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Honeyjos
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The owner was hands on. We’ll definitely return.

FAQs

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.