Fenix Restaurant and Bar

4.4
265 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Neighborhood
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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 265 People Are Saying
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BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CG
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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o
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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f
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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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BN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day celebrations

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GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service, creme brûlée wasn’t set

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S
Atlanta
106 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food!

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AK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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j
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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LM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was flavorful and had a pleasing presentation but we each left hungry. The extremely small portions we’re the reason I gave the restaurant a 3 star rating for value. Unfortunately, the lack of food would prevent me from recommending it.

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OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Except for the noise level it is an excellent restaurant experience.

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LB
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fabulous as usual. Had the Cajun style fish and rice and wife had scallop. Awesome. Place was very busy, but noise level was ok. Got there before reservation and was accommodated.

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M
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this gem! Fantastic tapas-style plates, yummy cocktails and a cool vibe. Perfect for any occasion.

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DA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the atmosphere and the food is great with moderate prices. Have eaten here 5 times and have never had a bad meal.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere great food and even better service . We made a reservation for their Sunday brunch and the table was setup and ready when we walked in the door. Our table was greeted with a plate of delicious pastries. Bottomless mimosa and coffee was included in our brunch meal. Our glasses were never below half way empty :) we were a group of 6 girls and our service was fabulous. We were there for just about 2 hours and our table was never skipped over. We were also not rushed to leave, which was appreciated!

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything tasted great. Only downfall was I made it a point several times that we were there for a birthday and they confirmed they knew it was a birthday celebration when we arrived. There wasn’t a single mention of the birthday during dinner, or a candle on the dessert (that we had to order separately and pay for). Just disappointed that they didn’t give any effort towards that.

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OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus salad was wonderful. My lamb was cooked perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Love the decor.

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