Fig Jam Kitchen and Bar

Since Fig Jam opened, I became interested in trying out the restaurant. And, after winning a gift certificate at Taste of Atlanta‘s silent auction (benefiting Cooking Matters, an amazing organization), I decided it was time for a visit with Corey right before the new year.

When we walked into the restaurant, it was dimly lit with a few couples dispersed throughout. We were warmly greeted and sent to a table. Since we were ravenous, we decided to jump in with a couple of appetizers: confit chicken wings and pimento cheese fritters.

confit chicken wings fig jam atlanta

The confit chicken wings were fresh and hot, and the carrots were a great complement to the meal.

pimento cheese fritters Fig Jam Atlanta

Corey and I are quickly becoming fans of pimento cheese. This choice of fried cheese was a welcomed change from the usual fried mozzarella sticks served at other restaurants.


Of course, appetizers wouldn’t be complete without a round of cocktails.

Apple in the Sky Sazerac Fig Jam Atlanta

Apple in the Sky for the lady and Sazerac for the gentleman.


On to the main courses:

scallops squash risotto Fig Jam Atlanta

Scallops with pieces of thick-cut bacon and acorn squash risotto. The creaminess of the risotto paired well with the scallops!


salmon parsnip puree brussel sprouts Fig Jam Atlanta

The medium-well salmon rested on top of parsnip puree (which tasted like mashed potatoes but was healthier) and had brussel sprouts (which are really good!).


At this point, although we were quite full, we thought we’d splurge (especially since we knew another round of Insanity and healthy eating would be coming up in a few days). So, we ordered dessert too:

bread pudding Fig Jam Atlanta

This bread pudding looked different from anything that we’ve ever had before and tasted more like a piece of thick cut french toast with icing.


Overall, we thought the food was good, the service was great and the ambiance was relaxing at Fig Jam. The location in South Buckhead is a bit random, but we’ve heard that they are moving to Midtown in the spring to be closer to its sister restaurants. Have you ever been to Fig Jam? What was your favorite part about it?

The Lowdown:

  • Described as “American food with global influences.”
  • Current location is in Brookwood Hills (between Midtown and Buckhead), but the restaurant is relocating to Midtown in April 2013.
  • No valet parking (woo!). Complimentary parking is available in the back of the restaurant.


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  1. The servings look rather meager. Were the main courses filling?

    • The appetizers (small plates) were small but the dinner plates were a reasonable size. We ate a lot so it was filling, but I’m not sure if you could just order dinner on its own if you are hungry.

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