Address: 18 Brook Street , Asheville , NC 28803
Latitude/Longitude: 35.566467, -82.539957
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Phone: (828) 277-0889
Fig Bistro, hands down, is one of the very best dining experiences in Asheville. I could wax poetic about all of its many glories including, but not limited to, the use of local produce, the visually expressive plating and the really delicious outcome of these efforts but that would ill define the total dining experience of Fig Bistro.
We’ve lived in Asheville a long time. Restaurants, however wonderful they were, come and go. Fig Bistro has staying power. They rely on many factors to maintain their success. To start, they have full understanding of dining. Dining is a social experience. It is often said that first impressions are lasting. The first impression you’ll get at Fig Bistro is that you are valuable to them. Your welcome will confirm that. Kind, genuine and dedicated to pleasing their patrons. Not a bad place to start.
Ok, clearly, the purpose of entering a restaurant is in search of food. So, let’s get on to the menu.
Whatever would float your boat on any given day can be had there. Brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, desserts.
Having more pandered to their lunch menu, I can attest to its hitting all the right notes.
The Reuben at Fig owes no one any apology and this from a New Yorker born and bred. It is robust and the locally sourced bread creates a lunch feast. Pomme Frites transcend any mere french fry you’ve ever eaten, I assure you, and as you polish off the very last one (this can be shared) you will have to talk to yourself to avoid ordering another. The truffle oil, parmesan and chives could, without careful monitoring and positive self talk, get you into more than a bit of trouble. The macaroni gratin, the Caesar salad (stand alone or with protein component), the Farfalle Bolognese and the Vegetable plate for those of that persuasion, are all notable.
The word consistency comes to mind. The root of that word is “constant” and that is the linchpin of Fig Bistro. All of us have had dining experiences where having left an establishment, we wondering what had happened to the food. The last experience there had been so good. This one was nothing like that and in fact was wretched. In all my dining experiences there, that has never happened.
Fig is a staple. They care about quality, their Asheville community and they pursue excellence. It shows. Dine there soon. You’ll see I’m right. Beware of those Pomme Frites! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
From the Author: The best part! Though dining involves social interaction, sometimes a restaurant is so noisy hearing yourself think is impossible no less trying to connect with meaningful conversation. This 36 seat dining experience is intimate in the best conveyance of that term. Designed with your dining pleasure in mind no matter whether you are in the market for a sandwich or a fine dining experience~this place is a score. You will be welcomed as a valued guest and fed like a king.
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