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101 Best Restaurants in America
232 Meeting St (at Hasell St)
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
New American
Mon–Thu: 5:30 PM–10:30 PM Fri–Sat: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM

Relaxed and approachable, this downtown Charleston, S.C., gem serves seasonally inspired food using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, many of which come straight from the farmer. Chef Mike Lata offers a rotating menu of simple yet refined classics like fish stew in cocotte and suckling pig confit with carrots, greens, and mustard jus, and also emphasizes some lesser-known seafood, like banded rudderfish with butterbeans, mint, lemon confit, and olives. The cuisine may appear to be simple at first glance, but with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available, the food speaks for itself. -- Dan Myers

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Foursquare Tips
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!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 14:37
The menu is driven by what is local and available, and the vegetables tend to be the stars of the plate. [Eater 18 Member]
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:18
The name is an acronym for "food is good." What more do you need to know?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 09:07
From #TLSponChat: @hampdenclothing: With culinary scene exploding in #chs its impossible not to enjoy yourself. Fig is a must.
Travel + Leisure
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 04:32
If you can't decide on something, try everything!
Rick Hendrick BMW
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:46
You can not go wrong with anything on this menu! Best meals evar!
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 19:05
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!
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 05:50
Sorghum cake is the best thing you will ever put in your mouth!
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 18:09
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
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 14:54
Ricotta gnocchi with lamb bolognese, little pillows of joy. Pate was the best I've ever had!
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 15:50
Chicken liver pt. Amazing. Also the chocolate sea salt caramel mousse. To die for.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:33
We're happy to have Chef Mike Lata at this year's Festival! Don't miss it, May 30-June 2, 2013!
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 11:27
Check out the cocktail of the day, and you can't go wrong with the light and refreshing Marfa Daisy.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 18:55
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's hauntingly awesome
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 09:16
No reservations. Get here super early for a table. Minimum 90 minute wait at 8pm.
Paul Andrew
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 16:22
Difficult to get a reservation but they take walk ins at the bar and community table. Come early or be prepared to wait...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 17:29
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 15:58
Great cuisine, Chef Mike Lata cuisine is superb, got the suckling pig and trotters, both were magnificent. Full review...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 13:13
The menu is different every day with the exception of a few staples. Always delicious and wonderful staff!
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 18:44
coddled sea island farm egg with lump crab, chanterelles, and sweet onion soubise = heaven
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 16:28