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“Late Night Reservation, Prime Time Meal and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of FIG

FIG
232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
(843) 805-5900
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Ranked #6 of 736 restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American, European, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Hasell
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Late Night Reservation, Prime Time Meal and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had a 9:30 reservation and were blown away by the food and service we received. Our wait person provided the best service we have ever received anywhere, providing in depth descriptions of the dishes, ingredients, and keeping the meal moving. Our table had skate and pork confit and every bite was a joy. The deserts (particularly the sorghum cake) was to die for.

Best meal of the trip.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Good food but noisy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went here with friends visiting from Maryland after hearing so much about FIG. The food was excellent but, at a table for four, we couldn't hear each other talk. My guess is that this is a place to go because a) its reputation of fine food, which didn't disappoint and b) to be seen. But if you're looking for a place to carry on a normal conversation, this wasn't it. We came during restaurant week, but since FIG didn't participate, an inordinate number of guests wasn't the problem. Our guests had to repeatedly ask for the wine that we had ordered and it took awhile to get our server's attention. Given all the great Charleston restaurants we've yet to try since moving here last year, we won't be back to FIG for awhile.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fig Is Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

FIG may stand for Food is Good, but I’m here to tell you that FIG is Great! This is our favorite restaurant in Charleston simply because the food is always good. We visit Charleston every 6 to 8 weeks for a two-night stay. One night we try somewhere new and the other night is always at FIG and honestly in the years that we have been dining at FIG, they have yet to disappoint us. Nice urban ambiance, the service is professional and efficient and the menu and wine list are fairly priced. My only complaint (though not a complaint at all) is that I am a creature of habit and when I enjoy a dish at a restaurant, I can’t wait to go back to try it again. The menu at FIG is constantly evolving, so sometimes that special dish I enjoyed so much and still craving may never be seen again, but thankfully there is always something new and just as scrumptious.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fig was recommended to us by a friend. It's difficult to say fully why we were disappointed with our experience because our waiter was attentive and knowledgable and our food was creative and well-prepared. However, the atmosphere/ambience was not relaxing -- it seemed to have an edge that detracted from a relaxing, comfortable dining experience -- trying too hard to be a hip, posh New York City- style place. Also, about every ten minutes, a young woman came through the restaurnant with a clipboard looking at each table and marking something down (we have no idea what) but this score-carding (we're sure for feedback to management) felt intrusive. If Fig just relaxed its atmosphere/ambience, we feel that it would significantly improve its customers' experience.

Visited March 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Charleston. The waiter was outstanding and offered to pair wines with each dinner course since we could not make up our mind. The ham schnitzel and gnocchi are the two best things we ordered, as well as the 7 vegetable salad.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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