It’s increasingly difficult to score a table at FIG, but regulars know the best seats are at the bar, where the food—an effortless blend of Southern ingredients and French technique—is equally good, and the drinks are mixed with meticulous care. FIG never condescends to its guests: A significant portion of the cocktail list is devoted to a three-column “Build your own Manhattan” menu, featuring terrific vermouths and bitters, and the cheeky wine menu includes a section called “Uncategorizable & Outrageously Fun.”
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- full menu
- lots of whiskey
- craft cocktails
- good wine
What to drink
Vermouth-forward cocktails; grower Champagne; any wine labeled "worthy of inquiry before ordered."
This is one of the few places with a fairly reliable supply of Pappy.