Delicious food, nicely paired wine, great music, priced right.
We love The Fig Tree and often choose to go there for special occasions, such as last week's anniversary celebration. While the experience was still lovely in many ways, it wasn't the same value we've come to enjoy over the years. They were 20 minutes late on our reservation. The bartender spilled my mixed drink while pouring it. The appetizer was so-so. The glass of wine I received had a mouthful of sediment at the bottom that had to be spit back into the glass -- super yuk! There was no mention (other than the moment we arrived) that we were celebrating our anniversary. And no one seemed very concerned about any of these issues. Don't get me wrong, the salads and entrees were stunningly delicious -- as always. And the service was a little too attentive -- but no dings there. It's just that an evening at The Fig Tree is not an inexpensive event and we've come to expect more. I'm sure we'll still go back, but my enthusiasm has been dampened for sure. Sigh!
We always enjoy the Fig Tree! The food is excellent and the staff is beyond helpful and knowledgeable. We had wonderfully delicious appetizers, entrees and dessert.
Exceptional dining experience. The service was layered, excellent and personable. The food presentation was fresh and detailed.
Great evening. Food, service, ambience were all great.
The Fig Tree continues to be one of the best dining experience in Charlotte. Wonderful service but never intrusive. Fine dining without stuffy atmosphere. They play jazz in background at right sound level. From bread to dessert all our meals were exquisite presentation and flavor.
My lamb in particular was the stand out in tenderness and cooked to perfection with fig risotto. The fish entrees and filet also were delicious and proper portions. I wish this restaurant was closer to where we live however the drive is always worth it.
It was a great experience as always- delicious food, nice ambience and excellent service.
The food and the service was greatI ,has to be one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.
We loved dining there! Our first time experience at Fig Tree and it was delightful. Food was delicious and service was great. An overall wonderful dining experience.
I reserved a table at Fig Tree from a recommendation from my sister. I wanted an intimate, quiet setting that offered quality meals for my foodie boyfriend's birthday. This was the absolute perfect place for us and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a restaurant for a nice dinner out or special occasion.
Excellent meal, service and atmosphere to enjoy a special occasion. First time visitor and will recommend to others for an enjoyable evening.
Nice ambiance. Food and service was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Subtle and consistent quality throughout.
The food was to die for!! The escargot app in the mushroom sauce incredible but even better were the entrées we had the elk chop, NY sirloin and veal chop. All were fabulous but I had the elk chop and it was the bomb! Oh and try the beignets for dessert...comes out warm with dipping sauce and coffee ice cream, YUM-E! The house has lots of character. The staff was unreal, so accommodating. Curt was our waiter, very knowledgeable about the food and the wine he made our visit fantastic. He did not rush us he was great. Would definitely dine there again.
Birthday dinner was wonderful. Very attentive and fantastic food
Wonderful!!! Will definitely be back!
I get to the Fig Tree about twice a year and have always had an excellent experience. The food is delicious and very creatively prepared. The servers remember you and make the meal special and the wine list is varied and, surprisingly, there are very reasonably priced bottles.
Great food and great service. Will definitely visit again.
Superb service, greeted with warm smiles and Southern charm. Restaurant is quiet but not too quiet, allowing for a romantic atmosphere. Food was spectacular, especially the Elk Chop. Server asked if we were dining on a special occasion which we were, our wedding anniversary. She presented us with a surprise dessert plate that read "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate at the end of the meal. The Fig Tree went above and beyond our expectations, quite possibly the best restaurant experience we have ever had in our almost decade of living in Charlotte!
Enjoyed our dinner at the fig tree very much. Portions were generous, food was delicious, service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a foie gras appetizer which was wonderful, main dish scallops which were truly perfect, and lamb which was delicious as well. The only feedback I would give the restaurant was upon entering there was a seafood cooking a odor which was a bit offputting. It was one of the few restaurants I’ve been to recently we are noise was not an issue. The wine list was extensive and we had a wonderful and reasonably priced bottle of prisoner Zinfandel. Would unreservedly recommend this restaurant
Great neighborhood resturant with upscale food and wine. Great attentive service. Great date night option
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience restaurant in the Charlotte metropolitan area, look no further than the Fig Tree. From the moment that you enter the restaurant, you are welcomed and receive premium service throughout your stay. The ambience is exceptional as well as the presentation and quality of the mail that served. It’s hard to find a better total experience restaurant in the Charlotte area.
Had a wonderful night at the Fig Tree. This was our first experience and it did not disappoint. Rich was well spoken on all of the intricacies throughout the night. Can’t wait for another evening out.
The ambiance is warm and inviting. The Fig Tree is in a beautifully restored home just on the edge of downtown. Their hosts and servers were authentically friendly and attentive. Food is quality and well prepared. I personally found some of the menu pairings odd; For example, veal and shrimp. However, we enjoyed our meals and in particular the wine list. Lovely spot for evening business meals, dates, special events, and Sunday brunch.
Food is incredibly delicious. Waitstaff was kind and attentive; friendly hostess. Good atmostphere - not too loud, able to talk among ourselves and not have to overhear other conversations.
I have no photos from my anniversary dinner. That’s intentional. When you’re dining at the Fig Tree, that’s not the kind of thing you do. While there are “No Cell Phone” signs, the request does not ring pretentious; rather, it’s more a way to preserve the ambiance of this quaint little Elizabethan gem.
I have to give it up to my friends. For my husband (Marcus) and I’s 5th Anniversary, I asked for a truly phenomenal restaurant and they delivered. We received top-notch service, enjoyed some quality wine, and ate a spread of foods we do not often get to have – escargot, Elk Chop, Veal Chop (shame on the CLT gal), Blueberry Semifreddo.
I have been to this restaurant a couple of times and I always enjoyed it. We went specifically for the Elk, but we were all disappointed. I felt like everything were ok, but they all missed the mark of being really good. I really wanted to enjoy my meal, but it was not that great.
Really nice time. Food, wine and ambience excellent
Best restaurant in Charlotte. Food is always wonderful, the service excellent and the Chef works with my food allergies. LOVE
Enjoyable meal. Very well presented. Dessert was the perfect finish.
The food was absolutely amazing & our waiter (Curt) really made it a dining experience for us. He was so knowledgeable about the food & its ingredients and also about the history of the house. We were spending the day celebrating our son (who has special needs) and Curt treated him like a king! He even brought a plate of chocolates after dessert that said, "Celebrating (our son's name)". It was the sweetest thing and much appreciated! We would definitely recommend The Fig Tree to others.
The food was good. I had the salmon and my husband had the Mahi mahi with lobster. It tasted fresh but didn’t knock me off my feet. The dessert was better to me. The chocolate torte 👌 and my husband loved his peanut butter cake as well. Overall we enjoyed it.
Superb! Atmosphere perfect, service exceptional, food too we’ve had in Charlotte and comparable to many fancier restaurants in bigger cities. A true dining experience. Our highest recommendation.
This was our first time to the Fig Tree and based on the reviews we really had our hopes up. Charming old converted house and we were seated upstairs actually a few minutes ahead of our reservation. Our waitress was very much on top of her game. We ordered an appetizer apiece. My wife had the beet salad which she raved about and I had Foie Gras which was excellent. For dinner she ordered the lamb and I had the elk steak, which is one of their signature dishes. Both were perfectly prepared and were served hot off the grill. The wine list is probably the best in town although I am not a Charlotte expert by any means. Page after page of interesting selections from all over the globe. We also had dessert that was pretty good. I blame myself for making the wrong selection.
A little pricey but not crazy. Excluding the wine we were out of there for around $200.00
I don't know why bet they seem to ration the bread. One piece at a time and you have to ask.
Best meal I’ve had in quite a while. Amazing staff, extremely knowledgeable. 11/10
Nice restaurant with a beautiful setting. The ambiance was cozy due to the style of the restaurant and intimate setup. We went to have a night out for my birthday celebration and it definitely lived up to our expectations. Staff were exceptional and super friendly. Despite being a tad bit chilly inside, the overall experience was great and the food was superb! We'll definitely be back again in the future.
This was the best meal I have had in the 15 years I have lived here.
I took my wife there for her birthday. It is one of our favorite spots, and we got engaged there. The food is excellent and we always have good conversation with the knowledgeable staff. Very friendly, great atmosphere, and great food every time.