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Fig Tree Restaurant

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515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-224-1976
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Lewisville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, elegant resturant! Mike attended to every dining experience perfectly. Friendly and attentive, but not too much! The food was exquisite and the baked Alaska superb!

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Huntsville, Texas
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a beautiful night, The Fig Tree is a fabulous place to have dinner. It can be entered from La Villita or from the Riverwalk. Guests can sit at clothed tables and have a lovely view of Riverwalk activities. Althought it is a bit pricey compared to some other Riverwalk restuarants, it is well worth it. The food is upscale... More 

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Valley View, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd year to dine here for New Year's Eve. The food was exemplary. We were served by Jeanette, who took excellent care of us. We came early and were fortunate enough to get one of the three window tables.

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Thank Bonnie S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The crab cake appetizer was amazing! We loved the atmosphere, very intimate setting. Every question we had about anything on the menu was answered by our knowledgeable waitress Jeannette. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was absolutely delicious. If you are looking for a nice romantic evening with your significant other, you should definitely try this restaurant. They do... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went to the Fig Tree on New Year's Eve, which is our anniversary. The main room, in which we were seated, had only ten or twelve tables so it was quiet. The waiter was very professional and the food was good. Since it was New Year's Eve, the normal menu was not used. Our meal consisted of a five... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fig Tree has a great reputation among the locals and it is certainly fine dining. It's located in the historic/arts area of La Villita and has a wonderful view of the River Walk. This is a terrific restaurant, but it has certain strengths and weaknesses. Strengths: friendly service, wonderful food, impressive wine list, lovely ambience, convenient location for sightseeing, beautiful... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a lovely dinner at the Fig Tree during our recent San Antonio trip. The charcuterie platter was fabulous and included house made pate and fennel sausage. The beef Wellington was excellent as was the Farfalle pasta dish. Great service and pretty views as well.

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Haifa, Israel
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Had dinner there with a group of 10 people , the food and service were great, but other tables noise was very loud which made it hard to make conversations.

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Vantaa, Finland
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visit restaurant with collegues on friday evening for dinner. Place is nice, good service. Great surf and turf stake, salads, deserts. But.... heating was broken, so it was very cold inside. That was very unpleasant to keep jacket on whole dinner time. Otherwise good food.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Food was average. Service was deplorable. Expected a much better experience. Staff argued and made scenes in front of patrons. We will not make a second visit.

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Roxanne H, Event Coordinator at Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. I would be happy discuss any details so that we can address this matter further. Please feel to contact me directly through our website. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$85
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-1976
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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