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!
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.
Octopus salad was wonderful. My lamb was cooked perfect.
Food and service was great. Love the decor.
We always look forward to a meal at Fenix, we've been following Richard for many years.
Our entrees were flank steak and salmon preceded by grilled octopus and Caesar salad.
The caesar dressing was a bit bland, but everything else was wonderful.
I have to eat Gluten free due to celiac disease. They were able to accommodate my food diet very well. Food and service were wonderful. We'll be back!
What a delightful and tasty meal at Fenix. It was my first time there although I've heard from many friends that it was worth a visit. For a Monday evening, it was busy. Now I know why. Chef has very delicious dishes worthy of praise on taste and design. I felt that servings looked small but were very filling. I took some of my entree home. Delightful cocktails. A memorable dinner with a friend. I will be back soon and will recommend to all.
Great food and even greater service. Our glasses were never empty! Thanks again!
Owner/chef if fully present and engaged working the kitchen but also coming out to greet guests. Great variety of food options: comfort food, appetizers fit for a meal, and amazing steak.
I have been here for both brunch and dinner and the menus are very diverse and delicious. I think the quality is much better in the dinner items, but likely because they are high end spins on classics like shrimp and grits. Brunch was good as well, they cover the California basics from chilaquiles to eggs benedict.
Great as usual.
Would go back just for the Caesar salad and the Side car. Great service and good food. For my birthday they served a complimentary awesome chocolate gelato, yummm
My wife loves lamb so when she says that her dinner of three large chops were the best ever, that means something. And the salad was full of colorful vegs. Yum!
Server forgot to order and bring a drink. She forgot to ask how the sample of Port wine was and if I would like to order one after serving generous samples. She seemed familiar with the wine list and menu and was cheerful and fun. Our food was served promptly.
Everything was wonderful! 4 entrees and 2 apps- all delicious and good sized portions
Amazing food, generous portions ( appetizers, entrees, and desserts), and no corkage fee for first 2 bottles of local wine. I ordered shrimp and grits that were better than what I've had in the south. Dined with 7 other friends so sampled swordfish, salmon, lamp chops, and polenta. All prepared with a fresh twist on flavors and interesting sauces. We met chef/owner Richard Hyman and could tell that , for him, Fe-nix is truly a labor of love. A great find!
My wife and I had a lovely anniversary dinner for two. Our reservation was ready when we arrived. Our waitress welcomed us and we ordered drinks (which were delicious!). Our appetizers came out afterwards and our dinner a little while after (but not too long after). The meals were fabulous. Even though we were stuffed my wife and I looked at the dessert menu. There were many choices, but we selected two desserts and weren’t disappointed. I’ll definitely be making another reservation at Fénix, very soon!!!!!
Great Service , AWesome food and I will be back! Keep up the good work. I cant wait to come back for brunch.
Food was amazing drinks where great restaurant was properly staffed definitely one of the best spots to eat in Lodi
Food was great, the service was just ok. The noise level was high but we had a great time and will be back!
We've been to Fenix several times and it just keeps getting better and better. We will be looking to have some company parties here more throughout the year!
Great always great food
Once again, Chef Richard Hyman and the staff of Fenix do not disappoint. I brought friends from out of state here and they loved it. Bacon wrapped meatloaf, kurabota pork special - with an Asian twist, and perfectly cooked swordfish. The clam chowder has carmelized onions and bacon - so tasty! Thank you Alicea for your great service! Chef continues to use local ingredients. My guests loved it and would recommend! The menu changes all of the time, so come on back in if you haven't dined here lately!
Amazing food! 4 of us at dinner and each dish cooked to perfection!
We were celebrating a birthday and made a reservation ahead of time, though there was plenty of space in the restaurant when we arrived. Service was slow from the start, with the server checking in rarely. She didn't offer drinks before she wanted us to order our entrees. Ordered drinks and they came in stages rather than at one time. One of us is vegetarian and ordered the chilaquiles (no meat was listed in the description of this item and chilaquiles are usually meatless). There was pork in the chilaquiles. We simply switched entrees since we knew it would be some time before the server would return. They also did not recognize the birthday in any way (we weren't looking for free dessert, but a happy birthday would have been nice.) I really wanted to like this place, but we won't be returning or recommending. There are better options in downtown Lodi.
Food was good. Salmon and scallops. Problem with service. Very rushed. Served entree while we were still eating our salads. Kept trying to take bread plates even after we said pleas not too. Tried to remove our entrees when we were not finished. We’re not offered a dessert menu and after all the rushing us we sat forever waiting for the check.
Not a very good dining experience. So disappointed.
Food and service were spectacular ( although as a celiac I can’t partake in most of the excellent menu but the chef accommodated). The acoustics were notable—but we’re older and that’s a part of aging. Maybe they can create a geriatric area? Ha! Thanks for yet another great meal!
We recently visited Fenix for dinner and it was very nice. We would definitely come back for another visit. We were here on a Friday night and it was packed. We arrived a few min before our reservation and had a few min to grab a drink at the bar before being seated. The bartender was friendly and offered some suggestions for dinner when we were seated. We had the specials and we were not disappointed. Pork was perfect! Brussels sprout are crispy and delicious. The steak was amazing. Great wine list and cocktail selections. There was a large party that was very noisy which was the only drawback. We will be back!
We enjoyed excellent service and dining. We both chose seafood dishes, swordfish for him and scallops with pesto risotto for me, and they were exceptional!
Disappointed overall. Food was mediocre for the price. I heard so many good things so maybe it was a bad night, but we were not happy with the food for what we paid. The brussel sprouts appetizer is the only thing I can recommend.
While we had great service - prompt and friendly, the food fell flat. Started with sautéed mushrooms, which were good, but the grilled bread that came with tasted like it had been smoked over a campfire, not the nice grill taste we were expecting. Chef snax were as expected, but needed additional sauce, which was provided promptly when requested. Short rib was presented nicely, and came with a delicious caraway mustard, but the meat itself was more fat than edible parts. The lamb did go over well with my boyfriend. Overall, it’s just feels too expensive with no wow factor. I don’t mind the noise, but it’s quite a loud setting if that’s something you’re looking to avoid.
The food was great, we had the shrimp and the swordfish, both delicious. The wait for our reserved table was a bit long but understandable since it was new year's eve. The bartender was not familiar with the different whisky so the drinks were not great. But the wine was good and so was the chocolate dessert!
Lovely evening !!!!
We had Beef Wellington and it was great and cooked to perfection. We thought we were seated a bit out of the way (next to the restroom) and perhaps because of that we were a bit forgotten. Service was friendly however, food was slow in coming even after the waitress said it would be there “shortly “. It was slow in water refills and in getting our bill when done. We came for the food so willing to ignore the service issues.
One of the top 5 restaurants in Lodi. Be sure to have the grilled octopus and the Chef Snax.
Fenix was a great find. Food was wonderful, the service was amazing. Sea scallops over a pesto risotto, was amazing
Fenix is a nice restaurant. The staff were friendly and courteous. Took good care of us. The too was delicious.
Last time I was there it was phenomenal. Fresh with veggies and interesting innovative dishes. This time I was disappointed.
Very good food, but if you are going to charge 5 star Prices you expect a 5 star service, table clothes, good chairs, uniformed staff etc.etc. staff were very friendly, food was quickly served.
Christmas family get together. Everybody enjoyed evening. Good selections , good presentations and well executed food.