Ask a serious diner in this town what they’re favorite restaurant is, and FIG is nearly always number one. Chef Mike Lata and partner Adam Nemirow have had the same philosophy over the years — an intense commitment to high quality and experience — and have surrounded themselves with a staff that’s as serious about that philosophy as they are. While the two owners have been busy establishing the Ordinary as Charleston’s premier seafood destination, their FIG team has been busy not only meeting the extraordinarily high expectations that have been set for them but regularly exceeding them. Chef de Cuisine Jason Stanhope has proven himself to be as sensitive a cook as Lata. His skill and finesse shine through in bright flavors and beautiful dishes. He has deservedly won Lata’s trust as well as the diners’. As for the front of the house, David McCarus affably manages the excellent wine service and keeps the busy dining room running smoothly (and by busy, we’re talking about hour waits for a seat at the bar on a Monday night). Of course, the professionalism is nothing without the mind-blowing food. Summertime brings an explosion of juicy heirloom tomatoes, freshly caught grouper, and, our favorite, the nine vegetable salad. Just thinking about it makes us want to brave the wait for a seat at the bar. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Summer 2013)
James Beard Award-winning chef Mike Lata helms this acclaimed neighborhood bistro, crafting a daily menu that is based on fresh, local food.
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Hours: D. Closed Sun.