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About The Fig Tree Restaurant

Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte in the Historic Elizabeth neighborhood, The Fig Tree Restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 1913 Bungalow. Offering Seasonal Cuisine with influences from Italy and France, an award winning and affordable wine list and outstanding service. Whether you are looking for a romantic fireside dinner, a fun evening of dining al fresco or a private room for your group, The Fig Tree has it all. We look forward to serving you soon!

1601 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Hawthorne

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 332-3322

Website:
http://www.charlottefigtree.com/

Parking Details:
A private parking lot for patrons is located between the Mecklenburg Times building and The Fig Tree Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Greg Zanitsch

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly wine dinners.

The Fig Tree Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for a Date (86)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
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Romantic (79)
Notable Wine List (69)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Cozy (45)
Worth the Drive (36)
Local Ingredients (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Authentic (23)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Seasonal (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

ruined an elk chop, inexcusable particularly after it was pointed out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, service and environment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We have always enjoyed the Fig Tree.
This time our service was as great as ever, but we were disappointed at the temperature of our food.
The restaurant was pretty busy, but for a restaurant with its standards, this might be something to watch.
While wonderfully prepared, the arrived no-so (disappointed so) warm. Coolish fish and veal chop is just not going to be great.

We will still go back, but I might raise the priority of bringing warm food with a server next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Elk was delicious must try menu!
Nice n quiet enjoyed it!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Fig Tree is well worth the price. The food and atmosphere was great and the service was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I ate here for a birthday dinner and we were very impressed, the service was amazing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and timed our meal courses perfectly, we were not rushed at all. The food was very tasty, fresh and seasonal. We will defiantly be back and will recommend anyone to try the fig tree.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my first visit to the highly ranked Fig Tree restaurant. Wow! My veal chop was prepared to perfection. Hubby’s elk chop was delectable.

Great quality and detail. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and the attention that we have received from our sever. We would most certainly feel comfortable telling our friends to dine here.

Al M.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were celebrating our Anniversary, we had a wonderful evening, the food was fabulous and our server helped us select a great wine. He was very friendly and engaging as well!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Fig Tree. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was delicious, and the service outstanding.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed a sweet birthday dinner for my hubby.
Always a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The meal was outstanding, as well as the service. It’s a lovely environment. Definitely will go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food in a stunning historic house. Service was excellent, ambiance was perfect for a date night, and the menu was very well curated. The wine list was great, the seafood special was delicious and my husband found the lamb entree to be perfect - jammy, gamey, and perfectly cooked. We’ll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My partner and I came for our anniversary last weekend, and the food was stellar.

We both got the soup of the day add on with our entree, which was broccoli and cheddar, with goat cheese soup. The soup was phenomenal, the puree was a great texture perfectly creamy and I absolutely adored the goat cheese. My entree was the special of the day, sauteed striped bass over dungeness crab risotto, asparagus. Everything was cooked very well, seasoned well without being overly salty, perfect texture on the asparagus -- and a good amount of crab in the risotto.

My partner's meal was very good as well. Scallops over couscous and hominy. The scallops were absolutely perfectly cooked, very tender and sweet.

Service as very good overall -- they cleared the table professionally , between courses and based on the table size and the size of our party. The only thing I didn't love was that we felt a little " vibe" off of our server-- for not ordering an appetizer or dessert. He wasn't rude by any stretch, but we did feel a little vibe like we were being cheap, despite spending our anniversary there -- and it was for no reason except that my partner caught a cold and had almost no appetite but still managed to come out to celebrate. I did enjoy the cute homemade blondie that management brought out for our anniversary.

Overall it was a great spot -- romantic, good food, great service. Based on the food alone, I'd come back for a visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was 20th anniversary. Every year we try a new higher level restaurant with usually delightful results. Not so here. Barely flavorful, hardly any vegetables included and hardly creative at all. Done

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service was amazing -we went for our 1st Anniversary and they helped us have a special night!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Menu was not extensive, but varied enough for almost any dinner. Preparation was excellent and portions were satisfactory. Waiter was educated to food preparation and the wine list. He was attentive without being intrusive. Ambiance was simple elegance and the noise level was perfect for conversation. Overall, one of the most professional dining experiences I have had in Charlotte and I was well traveled in my career.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Birthday celebration

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for a date. The food is amazing! The service and ambiance is special and fancy! Try things you wouldn’t get anywhere else here! The quality is 5-Star. Yes it’s expensive but definitely worth it! We had the PERFECT night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delaney, our server was incredible. Well trained and knowledgeable with lots of character. Between him and the impeccable service from the support servers, our meal was fantastic from top to bottom. The food was incredible, don't worry there. The wine list is 40 pages long. Your server will help you there with food pairing. Love this place. My clients were very impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and very attentive service. Very nice place for a date.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorite Charlotte restaurants. Great food choices with perfect attentiion to detail. By far the best wine-by-the-glass choices anywhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First visit and a must go back.
Enjoyed everything we ordered, service was terrific and the outdoor terrace was quiet and relaxing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely evening at the Fig Tree as we celebrated a milestone birthday. What made the evening extra special was the incredible service from the attentive and talented bar tender to our spectacularly informative and skilled waiter, Kurt. A wonderful evening.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very creative menu and food is presented beautifully . Really enjoyed celebrating our 38th anniversary at Fig Tree.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal at The Fig Tree. Love the old house and the service was impeccable! Be sure to leave room for the Beignets! They were amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was delicious and service was exquisite. A real gem.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The fig tree is definitely worth a visit. The wine list is very large and good, especially if you enjoy selections outside of the normal Cabernet/Chardonnay options. The timing and service were on point. Everything we had was delicious with the exception of a very salty scallop. We did not bring it to their attention because the scallop was cooked PERFECTLY. The patio is nice if you can overlook the traffic noise. The establishment was very clean and organized. The fig tree met our expectations and we would recommend it in the future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here after we'd heard so many wonderful things about their menu. It did not disappoint!! At the recommendation of our waitress we chose a bottle of wine which paired nicely with our meal. I chose to upgrade my salad to the spinach salad with goat cheese and pine nuts - totally worth it! For entrees, my husband had the elk chop and I went with the lobster. Both were excellent!! We were too full to order a dessert, but the pastry chef sent out a littler something on the house for our anniversary. Everything was wonderful, we will definitely be going back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is a great restaurant for the special occasions. The food is unrivaled anywhere in Charlotte. A bit pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

What a great place. Had a business meal with 6 ppl. Read about it online and wanted to try. Everything about Fig Tree was great. Great service, great restaurant and especially great food. Apps were scallops dish and also chorizo stuffed calamari. Each meal comes with a house salad or can up grade ($3) to Caesar or another salad. Don’t miss the elk chop but those who had veal chop and lamb were just as excited about their meal. Superb wine list and our servers were very knowledgeable about the wines. Did not have dessert but others recommended. When in Charlotte you won’t regret making the trip to the Fig Tree. Cheers

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. The waiter was exceptional, very knowledgeable & personable. The meal was absolutely delicious, one of the best meals I ever had. The atmosphere is great, we had a very romantic table inside, but they do have very nice outdoor dining. I would highly recommend this restaurant, we are foodies & you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a table for 3 to celebrate a family birthday. We did not have a reservation (my mistake), but the restaurant was able to accommodate us on a Saturday night with a bit of a delay. We were able to wait at the bar. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the setting is very comfortable - it's easy to talk around the table. We would like to come back and sit outside. The Fig Tree is definitely one of our favorite dinner places in Charlotte.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had an outstanding meal on a Saturday night. With the exception of a lackluster and largely flavorless veal carpaccio, everything was delicious. But if I could give a sixth star for service, I would. It has become virtually impossible to find a restaurant with enough staff, let alone a knowledgeable and properly trained staff. We also appreciated some special touches to our dessert in honor of our anniversary.

The only other concern was the $7 double espressos. Seems a little pricey, no? And served with sugar packets from the mass coffee distributor? Seemed out of place. Anyway, we look forward to returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous evening. Rebecca was a wonderful server. Finished with a flight of ice wines and took an Uber back to Ballantyne.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband surprised me with a dinner and a show date night with dinner being at The Fig Tree. We are from California and have been looking for a restaurant like this to that our visitors will love. We cannot wait to go back and I look forward to the new seasonal dishes in 2-3 months.

Wine list - it's like a wine novel. So many options at all price ranges. We loved it!

Cocktails - they have some fancy cocktails as well as a full bar. Perfect start to our dinner.

Cheese plate - it came with 5 cheeses, dried figs, honey and delicious crackers made in-house. Great start to our entrees.

Trout dinner - my husband picked this dish and loved it. Seemed a little boring to me but I did try it. I was too in love with my pasta dish.

Pasta dish - I can't really tell you everything in the pasta dish but just imagine what you think Fall tastes like and that was this dish. Sweet potato, golden raising, cheese, butternutsquash in a butter sage sauce. Good Lord - I wanted to lick the dish. I did give my husband a bite and he gave it a thumbs up.

All in all, just go here and try it for yourself. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. We can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had the scallops and salmon. Both were excellent!!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazingly delicious food and stellar service! We celebrated our belated anniversary and they treated us like royalty!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We chose Fig Tree for our 21 wedding anniversary dinner and it could not have been any better. The food is delicious, the wine list is fantastic (at very reasonable prices) and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing- rare when every bit of evernpart of every dish is delicious!!
Apps-
scallops, very good
Escargot- creative, best ever

Dinner
Sea Bass
Lobster tail&trout

Dessert
Chocolate flourless cake squares, pistachio crunch

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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