Historically referred to as the Gray-Guilbeau House, the building is named for James Gray and French consul Francois Guilbeau who bought the house from Gray in 1853. The house saw many owners, including the Henshaw family, and was the last of the private dwellings in La Villita.
The Phelps family purchased the home in December of 1970 as their personal residence. Visitors to the home were enthralled with its historical significance and ambiance. Prompted by this the family voted to share the house with all, and the Fig Tree Restaurant was born.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phelps opened the Fig Tree Restaurant on March 17, 1971, and the family has continuously operated the restaurant ever since.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this old home and its surroundings as much as those who have lived and dined here in the past.
Our Favorite Memories
Fig Tree Restaurant Buzz…
“Thank you and your team for taking such good care of the group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the experience. The room upstairs was perfect, the food was fantastic, and everything was taken care of with grace and style. The Fig Tree was a great decision, and you all made it easy to be the hero.”
“My husband and I want to thank you for the most wonderful evening last Saturday! All the way from the seating in the special upstairs table looking out on the riverwalk to the wonderful dinner! It was an anniversary to remember! I have to say our waiter Cos was wonderful and so attentive and helpful.”