The Fig Tree Restaurant
Always one of my favorites in all of Charlotte. Wine selection doesn't disappoint. Chef's dishes are well prepared and presented. Service is exacting. Quaint location with great ambiance. Seeing sunset over the city in the Warmer months or enjoying the fireplace in winter add to the truly special feel. On this particular occasion, in addition to apparent teamwork all around, my server Michael and the host Alex helped execute a great birthday experience. Chef's 5 course tasting menu certainly did not disappoint. As always, I'm looking forward to my next visit.
This place is great! Took the wife here for her birthday, and couldn't have had a better experience. We were a bit early, yet the staff accommodated us by getting us right to our table. By the way...Make a Reservation. We were early evening on a Sunday, and all tables were full in a short amount of time. Started with the Apple Beggar's Purse appetizer...simply delicious! Salads ahead of main course were fresh and crisp. Wife had the Trout and I went with the Elk Chop. The facial expressions from the other side of the table told me all I needed to know about how much she enjoyed the trout. The Elk was cooked perfectly, and was excellent! Dessert was a chocolate fudge cake/ice cream/truffle deal. DIVINE!!! The intimate setting, incredible staff, and absolutely delicious food will have us coming back to try the other plates very soon! Thank You to The Fig Tree for a memorable evening.
My husband and I came here a few weeks ago for dinner. I had been wanting to check it out since I moved to NC. We tried to make reservations a few days prior but they were booked which is fine. We went there anyways and sat at the bar. Bartenders were attentive and friendly. We ordered drinks an appetizer, salads, entrees and dessert. Everything was excellent except for my entree which were the scallops. I politely and quietly let the bartender know that the scallops tasted a bit off and to let the chef know as well...he just smiled and said ok. I wasnt looking for any compensation but would have expected a little more acknowledgment than what was received. Especially in such a fine restaurant as this one. Regardless, well definitely be back to try other dishes.
There's just not enough to say about this place. This was the first big restaurant date I ever had with my girl, and it was one to remember. I see going back there many times in the future. I'm a Georgia resident so it's not a close drive for me but I'd make the drive again to have that same feeling from eating there.
Our server, Rich, was wonderful from start to finish. We had an excellent experience. Will return!