FIG

New American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Charleston, Charleston
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  • M L.
    M LApril 26
    Menu changes near daily but all delicious: suckling pig, burrata, gnocchi, even the croutons!
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 16
    FIG — which helped fuel Charleston’s restaurant boom when it opened in 2003 — distinguishes itself year after year with remarkable, soulful cooking. Read more
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HJanuary 10
    The gnocchi is fantastic. Lives up to the praise.
  • Hildred S.
    Hildred SullivanOctober 20, 2015
    Suckling pork confit is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
  • Bruce T.
    Bruce TyndallAugust 9, 2015
    By far one of the best restaurants in the low country. Menu changes daily depending on what's available locally.
  • Wyatt F.
    Wyatt FunderburkJuly 6, 2015
    A wonderful selection of fresh seafood and veggies that is constantly evolving.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The razor clam ceviche is the best ceviche in Charleston, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston. Read more
  • Catherine Ann W.
    Everything we had was fantastic and our waiter was awesome. He paired each dish with amazing wines. Delicious! Highly recommend FIG!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SzetoMarch 31, 2015
    the ricotta gnocchi is to die for!!! my lorddddd!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SMarch 24, 2015
    Brooks Reitz's cocktail program made Tasting Table's list of five that are doing it right in the South. Read more
  • Ab
    AbJanuary 31, 2015
    Super knowledgeable and friendly service. Eat an appetizer if you must, but FIG wins with cocktails and that fantastic grouper!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19, 2015
    National Eater 38 member: Like the cooking, service epitomizes Southern graciousness. Read more
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownNovember 2, 2014
    Meh. As a big foodie, so disappointed. Didn't even bother with dessert because I didn't want to be disappointed again.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YAugust 31, 2014
    The fish stew and amberjack entrees are to die for; end the meal with a shot of espresso and the sticky sorghum cake!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    We dream about the Chicken Liver Mousse and the Coddled Egg!
  • Amy N.
    Amy NortonJuly 13, 2014
    Tomato tarte tatin and gnocchi with bolognese - delicious!!
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AddisJuly 3, 2014
    FIG was absolutely fantastic. We managed to snag seats at the bar and were treated to and delighted by the Andrew and Ashley show. Outstanding food and drinks. A must for locals and visitors alike.
  • Regina L.
    Regina LongJune 14, 2014
    I'll never go back. I've been a regular here for a while. The manager Dana was VERY rude. She doesn't appreciate loyal customers!! She would not let my pregnant friend have a seat, etc. NEVER AGAIN!!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SkopJanuary 22, 2014
    I had the oysters for an app, then scrumptious Tilefish with brussel sprouts n carrots, then oysters for dessert!
  • Karen B.
    Karen BellantoniDecember 1, 2013
    Ricotta gnocchi with lamb bolognese, little pillows of joy. Pate was the best I've ever had!
  • Violet V.
    Violet ValeOctober 21, 2013
    The counter is very solo diner friendly, & there's a bar space where you can wait for a counter/table seat. Solid cocktails.
  • Kathleen
    KathleenOctober 14, 2013
    so delicious! If tomatoes are in season don't miss the tomato terrine! Great dinner and dessert
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeOctober 5, 2013
    Try the Salad Of Young Arugula Arbequina Olive Oil, Parmesan
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeOctober 5, 2013
    Try the Ricotta Gnocchi And Border Springs Farm Lamb Bolognese
  • Christina V.
    Christina VernonSeptember 15, 2013
    If you're only going to have one meal in Charleston, this is where to get it. There's a full menu and amazing service at the bar, so if you can't get a table, try anyway and grab a seat at the bar.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SprolesJuly 28, 2013
    Un...believable. Get as many small plates as you can and finish with any of the desserts! Always, always good!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CanalesJuly 24, 2013
    Gnocchi or tomato tartin are excellent choices.
  • chinsel
    chinselJuly 23, 2013
    Chicken liver pâté. Amazing. Also the chocolate sea salt caramel mousse. To die for.
  • David H.
    David HaberJune 27, 2013
    The ricotta gnocchi are some of the best I've ever had. wow.
  • Amy
    AmyApril 29, 2013
    I travel frequently & look for restaurants with a rotating menu based on what is available locally and by far FIG is the best I have found to date. One this trip the Ricotta Gnocchi were the BOMB!
  • Zaki M.
    Zaki ManianFebruary 20, 2013
    Difficult to get a reservation but they take walk ins at the bar and community table. Come early or be prepared to wait...
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacksonFebruary 18, 2013
    Sorghum cake is the best thing you will ever put in your mouth!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureDecember 20, 2012
    From #TLSponChat: “@hampdenclothing: With culinary scene exploding in #chs it’s impossible not to enjoy yourself. Fig is a must.”
  • Odo
    OdoJuly 31, 2012
    Great cuisine, Chef Mike Lata cuisine is superb, got the suckling pig and trotters, both were magnificent. Full review... Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    The menu is driven by what is local and available, and the vegetables tend to be the stars of the plate. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Michal J.
    Michal JonesJune 1, 2012
    The menu is different every day with the exception of a few staples. Always delicious and wonderful staff!
  • Alexis
    AlexisMay 17, 2012
    coddled sea island farm egg with lump crab, chanterelles, and sweet onion soubise = heaven
  • Steve D.
    Steve D 🔯March 27, 2012
    The food was alright with dessert being the highlight, but the service was slooooow. We were each given 1 slice of bread and never offered more. Our courses took too way too long to come out.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 14, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine found fig's Wine List to be one of the Best in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CurlerJune 8, 2011
    Check out the cocktail of the day, and you can't go wrong with the light and refreshing Marfa Daisy.
  • Travers S.
    Travers ScottMay 30, 2011
    Get here at 5:15 to score a seat at the bar with full dinner service and no reservations; Andrew will take good care of you
  • Michael G.
    Michael GalpertMay 14, 2011
    You can not go wrong with anything on this menu! Best meals evar!
  • Steven F.
    Steven FarleyApril 22, 2011
    Last night, I dreamt of a coddled egg with celeriac, morels, peas and fresh crabmeat. it was reality a few nights earlier. damn the goodness of that coddled egg.......it's hauntingly awesome
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HesterApril 14, 2011
    Soft shell crabs, coddle farm egg, liver pate, suckling pig confit. Died...amazing!
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan ReedMarch 26, 2011
    Coddled farm egg is ridiculous. Very unique but will appeal to most people. Give it a shot.
  • Alan R.
    Alan RollJuly 29, 2010
    If ever visiting Charleston, SC this is a can't miss experience. Mike Lata is the future of low country cooking.
  • CHARLIE
    CHARLIEJuly 6, 2010
    If Chef Mike Lata is there, ask your server to have Mike send you out whatever he is feeling for the night. Menu always changes but 2 great staples: Vegetable plate and all desserts! Read more
  • Erik T.
    Erik TrobergMay 28, 2010
    There is only one dish that is standard on the menu at fig: CRISPY CAW CAW CREEK PORK TROTTERS. Goofy name, yes, but there's a reason they are the only standard dish. Try them, you'll understand. Read more
  • Michael S.
    The Spring Green Garlic Soup is so light and flavorful. And it won't stay with you...so try it!
  • Cambria H.
    Cambria HappApril 15, 2010
    Sticky Sorghum Pudding is divine! Walnut ice cream, drool!!!!
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