New American
$ $ $
232 Meeting St (at Hasell St)
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm

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


  • The menu is driven by what is local and available, and the vegetables tend to be the stars of the plate. [Eater 18 Member]
  • The name is an acronym for "food is good." What more do you need to know?
  • From #TLSponChat: @hampdenclothing: With culinary scene exploding in #chs its impossible not to enjoy yourself. Fig is a must.
  • 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!
  • Sorghum cake is the best thing you will ever put in your mouth!
  • The razor clam ceviche is the best ceviche in Charleston, which is why its on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston.
  • Ricotta gnocchi with lamb bolognese, little pillows of joy. Pate was the best I've ever had!
  • Chicken liver pt. Amazing. Also the chocolate sea salt caramel mousse. To die for.
  • We're happy to have Chef Mike Lata at this year's Festival! Don't miss it, May 30-June 2, 2013!
  • If you can't decide on something, try everything!
  • Check out the cocktail of the day, and you can't go wrong with the light and refreshing Marfa Daisy.
  • You can not go wrong with anything on this menu! Best meals evar!
  • 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
  • The Razor Clam Ceviche served here is mind-blowing.
  • 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.
  • No reservations. Get here super early for a table. Minimum 90 minute wait at 8pm.
  • Difficult to get a reservation but they take walk ins at the bar and community table. Come early or be prepared to wait...
  • Ah-mazing!
  • Great cuisine, Chef Mike Lata cuisine is superb, got the suckling pig and trotters, both were magnificent. Full review...
  • The menu is different every day with the exception of a few staples. Always delicious and wonderful staff!

Nearby places

182 E Bay St
225 E Bay St (in Market Pavillion Hotel)
479 King St (at Ann St)