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Fig Tree Restaurant

515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
+1 210-224-1976
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Ranked #56 of 4,109 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $70
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Whether dining in the cozy interior or on the outdoor villa-style terrace overlooking the San Antonio River, exquisite food and impeccable service are mainstays of the Fig Tree Restaurant. Crisp linens drape tables set with fine china and sparkling crystal in elegant yet homey surroundings.Delicate, highly composed dishes such as Tournedos Rossini with Perigourdine Sauce, Seared Nori Tempura Yellow Fin Tuna and Cold Water Australian Lobster with Drawn Butter are menu stand-outs. Tableside flamed desserts include Bananas Foster over Vanilla Ice Cream and traditional Baked Alaska.Historically referred to as the Gray-Guilbeau House, the building is named for James Gray and French consul Francois Guilbeau who bought the house from Gray in 1853. The house saw many owners, including the Henshaw family, and was the last of the private dwellings in La Villita.The Phelps family purchased the home in December of 1970 as their personal residence. Visitors to the home were enthralled with its historical significance and ambiance. Prompted by this the family voted to share the house with all, and the Fig Tree Restaurant was born.Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phelps opened the Fig Tree Restaurant on March 17, 1971, and the family has continuously operated the restaurant ever since.We sincerely hope you enjoy this old home and its surroundings as much as those who have lived and dined here in the past.Around the corner from the Hilton Hotel, next to Little Rhein Steak House
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Graham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Best place to eat along the river walk. Wonderful atmosphere. Great service and waitstaff. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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fairfax va
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

san Antonio is supposed to have great tex-mex, bar b q, mexican and steak restaurants---I did not expect a wonderful continental/French dining experience on this trip--I was mistaken a visit to the fig tree was delightful and well worth the cost

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Cypress, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is located above the Riverwalk. The food was delicious. The restaurant was small with a very attentive staff.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The views here are second to none, and it is always a real treat to sit down and enjoy haute cuisine while enjoying the unique riverwalk views that only San Antonio can offer.

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One word: Delicious!! It's a quite expensive, but it really worth it ! Real French style, on the riverwalk, beautiful place!

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I sat inside on a steamy August evening lamenting the fact that the action was all outside. The tiered terraces overlooking the Riverwalk are lovely and charming. The interior of the restaurant not so much. Don't get me wrong, it is fine and is a converted house from the 19th Century. But that is it. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great place to dine right on the Riverwalk. Outdoor dining on a tiered terrace, Amazing! The escargot was the best I've ever had. My husband and I wanted fancy but quaint, and this is just the place.

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Stratford upon Avon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sit on the terrace and watch the Riverside Walk from a comfortable distance, no one barging your table here. Well presented wine list and our server was very knowledgable. The food was great and well priced, a must for a return visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Quiet and romantic restaurant with an exceptional menu. The crab cake appetizer was the best I've ever had anywhere. Plus it looked really pretty on the plate. My salmon was an explosion is flavored in every bite. My husband enjoyed his chicken. The waitstaff was courteous and attentive but never intrusive. Highly recommended.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I dined here after wandering the Riverwalk for a place to have dinner. The meal was absolutely delectable and definitely worth the cost. After a long and disappointing day at a local tourist trap, a meal at Fig Tree redeemed the day! :) The beef wellington was the BEST steak I have EVER had in my entire... More

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Marlys C, Event Coordinator at Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - most appreciated! More

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