Fenix Restaurant and Bar

4.3
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Rooted in his passion for fresh, clean and imaginative cooking technique, the food at Fenix is a balanced blend of regional American food with classic technique and an eclectic edge. There is nothing like it in the region and it is sure to be a big hit with "foodies" and families alike. Ingredients will come, mainly from local sources. Produce from San Joaquin Valley, sustainable seafood from the waters of the Pacific and Pacific Northwest, wines from Lodi Appellation, and natural gras fed beef from Northern California.

New, imaginative, modern, eclectic and, above all delicious.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sun, Wed & Thur: Bar: 4pm-9pm, Dinner: 5pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: Bar: 4pm-10pm, Dinner: 5pm-10pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
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Phone number
(209) 400-3950
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Hyman
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Parking details
Valet on weekends only beginning in April

Additional street parking available.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 274 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I went with a group of ladies to Fenix for Sunday brunch. This was the first visit to Fenix for all of us. We had a fantastic time! We were served fresh baked goods as soon as we sat down, and the servers kept the mimosas coming. If you're not planning on drinking, the dishes are pricey, but if you do take advantage of the bottomless mimosas and baked goods, it's a great deal!
There weren't many vegetarian options on the menu, but the restaurant was very good about making meat options vegetarian; I had the Fenix benny, and they substituted the ham with tomato, zucchini and green beans. It was delicious, and they eggs were cooked perfectly!
The atmosphere was a bit loud, but after a mimosa or two, you didn't notice. It had a good energy about it. I also appreciate it that they used local ingredients, and I hope they start using more and more organic ingredients. I'd definitely recommend this place for a Sunday brunch!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Update website, menus didn’t match. When some people choose a restaurant, they have an entree in mind. And when it isn’t available, it’s a downer.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The waitress was top notch , but the girl helping never came around to fill the glasses up with water or see if we needed anything.
Next time we will not be in a hurry and allow at least 2 hours for dinner as it took some time to get. The chef should be proud of the meal he put out as our party couldn't say enough on how tasty it was and the filet mignon was to die for!! I just wish it was a little warmer is all. Thank you

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The halibut was bland and the scallops/risotto was so salty is was barely edible. I think the seasoning for both dishes somehow ended up on the scallops. Very, very salty, unreasonable so.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Do not miss the linguini! It was the best my girlfriend and I have ever had !! The swordfish was equally delicious, and the wine selection define! Would highly recommend this place, especially for anyone visiting the area for the first time.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

After reading several bad reviews some years ago when Fenix first opened we decided to wait to try it. So my wife finally convinced me that maybe it was time. No, nothing had improved. The service was so-so. The food was uninspiring to say the least. We shared the Roasted Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer they were burned. My wife had the Flank Steak. Meat tough and sauce salty. I had the pasta dish with prawns. Lots of pasta very few and little prawns. Then a large group of 30somethings arrived and the place turned to bedlam. Sorry, will not be going back.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

My wife filet mignon it was cook good but the bacon butter was really just chunks of bacon. The cauliflower risotto was alright. But my salmon is cooked very well and it taste good

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Don't miss the Blackberry Jalapeno margarita. Lamb chops were delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was excellent and there were sufficient choices for vegetarians. The cocktails were very good and reasonably priced. The overall cost of the entire meals plus cocktails was very reasonable and the quality was excellent. The service was very good and attentive. And, we were able to meet the chef-owner and had pleasant conversation with him. It was a great experience and we will definitely return again.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Fe Nix’s chef Richard is amazing. We were a party of six and tried many different plates. Each dinner was superb! The lamb was the best ever. Pan roasted scallops were perfectly prepared and juicy on a bed of Pesto risotto - great flavor combo. Alaskan halibut paired with ranch beans was a delightful experience. This restaurant is a must for any foodie looking forward to a great dining experience after a day of wine tasting and exploring in Lodi.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My sister and I enjoyed an amazing meal at Fenix last Saturday night and I mean AMAZING! We had the Brussel Sprouts appetizer which was so flavorful and crispy. The featured salad was mouth watering with fresh berries and watermelon. The fish was perfection as well. It was my birthday so they sent over a complimentary chocolate gelato that was as good as it is in Italy. The chef is extremely friendly and took very good care of us especially with my sisters celiac disease. Can't wait to go again!

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Brought the entree before finishing the soup. We appreciated the unexpected birthday ice cream but were shocked that they charged for it without ever asking if we wanted it!!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My mom, sister and I went to The Fenix for dinner during our girls trip to Lodi. The food was AMAZING and you could taste the freshness in every bite. We were a huge fan of the tapas style dining so we could enjoy a little bit of everything during our dining experience. There were plenty of vegetarian options for us to choose from and enjoy. One of my favorite items was the Brussel Sprout dish the flavor combinations were on point. They also had very unique and delicious cocktails that we each enjoyed. Overall it was a lovely and very satisfying experience for all of us!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

What a GREAT place! loved the decor and the service was very good. The food was great too! Much different than I'm used to, but very good! will definately come back!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were celebrating my best friends engagement, and the server made it very special celebration. The food was amazing, highly recommend this place!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The entrées were all delicious, appetizers needed some work Brussel sprouts were burnt pretty bad. Drinks were delicious and wait staff was good. Restaurant had off putting smell when we walked in the door and appeared pretty clean .

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Best petite filet mignon ever!!! Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful place to eat. Very clean and conveniently next to the Lodi theater downtown. The service was great. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were there for brunch and the food was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant as an excellent place to enjoy a good meal.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great service and food was good . Only draw back was we were seated at a high table against the kitchen . We asked to move another table but it was reserved for another party of 8 who ended sitting elsewhere when they got there .

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

From the hamburgers to the steaks, everything was great tasting. The only thing I would say is that the dishes could have come out more "stove hot". Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Heard a lot about this place, but I am not sure what all the talk is about. I live about 45 min away and I don't think it is a place I want to drive that far for. Food wasn't bad but it didn't scream "I have to come back tomorrow" great service, met the chef he was nice. I was looking for a wow moment and never got there.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Chef came and congratulated our graduates and we complimented him on our outstanding meal! Will return again and again and again. Everything was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Had casual dinner with friends on a Friday evening, place was hopping. Food and service were excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Mother’s Day celebrations

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Small plates offerings were just right for a light meal before an evening of Dancing.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Hamburger was super good, reasonably priced for dinner. Scallops were good but could of had one more for filling. Delicious all around!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love this place. Great food and love the ambiance and theme.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Poor service, creme brûlée wasn’t set

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We were traveling and wanted a place close to our hotel that had good food. We found the Daily Grill and the menu was interesting. To our surprise, the restaurant is attached to a casino! We had no interest in gambling and the dining room was hardly overflowing. Our waiter was quite good, although he seemed to disappear for up to 5 or 10 minutes at a time. The food was very good!. If were are ever in this area again, we will do it again!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The filet was one of the BEST I have ever had.
Fun environment.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my mom and family for Mother's Day Brunch. Mom was in a wheelchair and is very hard of hearing. On my way in I saw the patio tables and ask if we could sit outside. It was a beautiful day and brunch was wonderful. We ate here last year as well and was just as great as it was Sunday. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day. Love it.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

For Mother’s Day. First, we get told that there was another group coming and we only had a certain amount of time to be there. Food came quickly and the mimosas were great, and plentiful. That was a plus. However, bacon was undercooked, French toast had raw egg, and the CA Bowl has cilantro, which is wasn’t on the menu. The cilantro is an issue because of it tasting like soap. The potatoes were soft and mushy. Was recommended to us by one couple with us, and we might try it again on a much slower day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Brunch was amazing...packed, but amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing food and fun atmosphere!!!!! It’s a great place for brunch with friends or romantic dinner date with my husband!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and great service. Definitely will be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day (Saturday) dinner was tremendous! The food was outstanding! Cooked to perfection. Appetizers were wonderful. Service was timely. Drinks were delicious!I’m definitely coming back again and again.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

excellent atmosphere and very wonderful waitstaff, you just need a few more to share the load and the crowd..!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We heard so many great things about Fenix so it was our first time there and we were not disappointed.We sat at the bar and drank cocktails and enjoyed the Brussel sprout appetizer and I highly recommend it!It was delicious 👍We were than seated for dinner and we enjoyed the Filet Mignon and the Flank Steak side of pesto risotto and asparagus.We enjoyed our meal and the service was spot on!We are definitely going back and soon!Thank you!

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