We just celebrated my husband's birthday at The Fig tree last night. The restaurant is beautiful and the outdoor area, where we sat, is delightful on a cool evening. We had a wonderful waiter who started our evening with some bite size appetizer samples which were on the house. They have fresh, made in house rolls, with the best butter I have ever tasted! We had the Beef Wellington and a couple of our friends enjoyed their nightly special. The Wellington is Fig Tree Style so it's a little different than the traditional but, it is still worth it. Overall everyone enjoyed their dinner. The cocktails were fun and those who indulged enjoyed their pear-tinis and such. For dessert my husband had the Baked Alaska which they actually lit up at our table. Normally because of wind they said they usually just do that indoors. I'm guessing because there wasn't a breeze and it was his birthday they did it to make it special. After dinner they sent a small truffle for each of us to our table to enjoy. The food can be pricey depending on what you order. The only drawback to the restaurant is the building type. It's in La Villita so it's historical and beautiful but, it has many layers like a home you would see in a movie about Greece. Walking out to the patio area involves stairs that lead to the varied levels. If you have a hard time walking this probably isn't the place for you. Ladies wearing heels should be careful as well. It does offer a walk up from the actuall Riverwalk which is probably easier to walk up then to walk down from the entrance in La Villita. Also, the bathroom is two floors up from the main floor. So from the patio area it's about three flights up. Because it's a historical building I don't believe it's wheel chair accesible. This didn't affect any of our group but, it might affect someone else's. Overall it's a wonderful place that is not to be missed. It's very romantic and charming!
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