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“Food is Good, and it dang sure was at FIG !!”
Review of FIG

FIG
Ranked #15 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hasell
Little River, Kansas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Food is Good, and it dang sure was at FIG !!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had lunch at Husk, wanted to try FIG so did dinner there. Monday night, so not a problem with reservations. The gals shared an appetizer, which was John's Island Tomato Tarte Tatin...and was very tasty and well presented. I shared the lemon marinated razor clams with the other lad and even the gals tried it...and we, their tart. Makes an appetizer less filling as some are rather large and complex...and...allows everyone to sample two appetizers. Not a cheap deal...a smart deal!

As usual, the women-folk shared an entree of Zucchini wrapped grouper. It was determined to be an excellent dish, well prepared and very nicely presented. I had the sauteed snapper with a farro verde which was tasty indeed. The other lad enjoyed the lamb braciole. We all shared a poached peach tart and had coffee as a finish to our meal.

Service was excellent, food was well prepared with thought to taste and pairings with accessory parts of the dish. All in all, a really nice dining experience on the upper end of the scale for cost. Wine selections were ample and we enjoyed some.

The ambiance was very nice with decent lighting yet not overly done. Wait service was exceptional, attentive but not intrusive.....with little of the crumb scraping between each mouthful some upscale places think is a mark of excellence. Obviously, FIG is a well managed restaurant with experienced chefs and wait service...a dandy experience for us. We would recommend it without reservation or caveat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Boydton, Virginia
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96 reviews
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“Loved every Bite!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had heard great things about FIG but was unable to get a reservation. When I called the hostess told me that it was usually possible to get seated at the bar and they offer full menu so that is what we did. Although not as comfortable as being seated at a table, it was all about the food. From first to dessert, including a great sour dough bread, every dish was great (well, maybe except for the beets which were too ordinary). My husband had the seafood stew and it was all I could do to keep him from licking out the bowl. The service was good and the bartender very knowledgable. Will make reservations far in advance of our next trip.

Visited September 2013
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Westchester, NY
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An Amazing Dining Experience!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

FIG is an acronym for Food is Good. That is an understatement; it should be Food is Great. But it's not only the food that's great; everything about FIG is amazing. Our server, Andrea, was very knowledgeable and attentive. My grouper wrapped in zucchini with crevette mousse, vegetables Provençal and tomato coulis was outstanding both in presentation and taste. My husband's hangar steak was also a delicious and beautifully presented dish which is a plus for a restaurant that really specializes mostly in seafood. It is not surprising that one has to make reservations for FIG far in advance. It was an extraordinary dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bedford, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Experience!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

It has been awhile since our dining experience at FIG. I do remember the service was efficient. Restaurant Menu and food preparation is creative and based on the local farmer's market produce. The bar area for FIG was one of the earliest buildings in Charleston.
I recommend for an Appetizer to try the Pig's Ear. The presentation and taste is much better than it sounds. Excellent dining experience on the upstairs balcony.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank P W
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Better on last trip to town”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had the Heirloom Tart Tartin which was as good as last year, really fab. Gnocchi changed to a sausage flavored ragout that, though tasty was not as luxe as last years rendition. Don't get me wrong, had it had been hotter in temperature, it could have rated as highly as last years dinner -but it was not. 9-vegetable Caesar was good but not exceptional. Pumpkin Swordfish 'Piccata' was really well prepared-ate every bite. The Rapini was a nice match in my book. Bouillabaisse was just delicious, rich and flavorful- and piping hot. Dessert was just Ok, a lemon posset of sorts. They called it a pudding, I think. Wine by the glass is very much drab and overpriced for the pour size. Seems they poured a better glass last year, too. Overall, the service was top notch but I don't appreciate the skimpy wine by the glass. Overall, a step down from last trip. Still a better value than the sister restaurant, The Ordinary for the same $112 per person with the tip.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Arthur P
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