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Fern Bar, Sebastopol, CA

Fern Bar

4.8
4.8
160 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
As a bar-focused restaurant, we craft garden-to-glass cocktails served alongside Chef Joe Zobel's modern American cuisine inspired by West Sonoma County's abundance of biodiversity. Along with our menu of innovative and delicious dishes, the bar features house-made beer and spirit-free elixirs, as well as locally-sourced and small-production wines by the glass. Fern Bar's airy, plant-filled space can be found within The Barlow, Sebastopol's popular shopping and dining destination. Our outdoor dining room is covered with a heater next to every table, it still gets cold so bring a layer.
Awards:
The Bohemian
Best New Restaurant in 2020
Best Bar 2020, 2021, 2022
Best Cocktails 2021, 2022
Press Democrat
Best Bar 2021, 2022
Best Craft Cocktail 2021, 2022

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 861-9603

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    Sebastopol

  • Cross street

    Morris St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Morris St & Hwy 12

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Healthy

  • Wine Country

    Lively

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  1. PW

    PattyW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vodka martini followed by super tasty smash burgers. The ambiance was divine with eclectic modern mixed with old fashioned. Will def return!
  2. JJ

    JulieJess

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came because of the Sunday evening music and were seated directly in front of the band so the noise level was high. But it was pretty good music (piano needs tuning) and we were all of an age that we knew almost all the songs so that was fun. Food was terrific -- the Smash Burger was the best hamburger EVER. Way too much salad, altho it was delicious.
  3. KS

    KellieS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful cocktails
  4. HA

    HeatherA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming here, everything is always delicious and the staff so pleasant.
  5. n

    nycfoodie

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience at the Fern Bar. Exceptional service from Lily R, divine cocktails and delicious food. We look forward to returning soon.
  6. AB

    AlissaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was good as always. One of our favorite places.
  7. M

    Marie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, delicious and beautiful drinks, the service was outstanding and the vibe of this place was more perfect than I could have imagined.
  8. s

    spencers

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Inventive and creative menu. Great for intimate, special occasion, and everyday. Awesome cocktails.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Friends birthday
  10. SH

    SarahH

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a challenge to choose what to eat! Everything looked amazing.
  11. VV

    VeronicaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Fern Bar is decorated in such a way that feels homey and comfy and also eccentric. I could not stop looking at all the things on the walls. We loved the whole experience and the details like vintage ashtrays holding dehydrated fruit on the bar. The silve pin in the martini olives. It’s so rare to see details like this anywhere. Loved the food and I got the Thai iced tea drink and it was delicious.
  12. MS

    MitchellS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks!
  13. M

    Mollucular

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    It is a lovely place to dine in the Barlow. The service on this day was poor. Food and drinks were great!
  14. CS

    CatherineS

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fern Bar is a unique and eclectic establishment. The decor hearkens back to the 80’s, designed by Brian Anderson. The result left us feeling like we were hanging out in our aunt’s curated basement for entertaining. Comfortable surroundings. The food offerings also are not your standard fare. We especially enjoyed the huge and spicy steamed dumplings (two to an order) and the salads. The real stars at Fern Bar, however, are the handcrafted cocktails. I highly recommend Smoke and Mirrors. The bar tenders are pure artists and are a key reason that this place is usually packed and hopping! Definitely worth a stop.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting and service. Inventive and delicious cocktails and food.
  16. s

    sandym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was attentive, our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were a party of 7, and took some time making decisions but never felt rushed. The menu is a little small, but everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Serving sizes are ample, and price was not over the top. The jazz trio was a bonus for our birthday celebration, and made it much more festive. We'll be going back!
  17. HG

    HollisGolightly

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great experience - the hostess gave us a private room (the green room) which was next to the live jazz music. Beautiful space, awesome drinks, and delish food. Service was exceptional.
  18. S

    Shirley

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and cozy… perfect for a meet up with friends!
  19. MB

    MicheleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server Nikki was fabulous!
  20. SH

    SHiRLiNG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cocktails, Good, service and ambient were all good. I thought our aged fried over-fried a little bit and turned out it was really different than people from our next table. The trout with green curry had great favor with mushroom. Our server asked if I wanted to pair with rice for the curry and of course I said yes. When I saw our check and it was $7 for a bowl of rice! It was so overpriced. $4-$5 would be more reasonable.
  21. S

    Spash

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again. Another wonderful dinner with friends.
  22. HS

    HeatherS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious and our server (sorry, didn't get her name) was the best server ever. She was attentive without being intrusive and so friendly. She is a real asset to Fern Bar, she made the evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party dinner it was amazing. Food and Service were excellent. Very patient waitress with our party. I will definitely be back!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My entire party of 7 were raving about Fern Bar. No notes.
  25. TM

    TheMix

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This was the second visit to the Fern Bar with a group of friends for lunch. The greeting was less than friendly which set a bad first impression and was totally different than our last visit. We ordered cocktails which were GREAT, then some french fries to enjoy with the cocktails and then 3 different entrees. The fried chicken sandwich was ok...but server didn't mention that it was coming with MORE french fries (another option would have been nice). At the end of the meal we were looking forward to coffee and dessert, but we had to call the server over who basically abandoned us after the main courses were delivered. We had the churros which were crispy but a bit soggy inside. Overall, I'm glad this wasn't my first visit. I'll write it off to a bad day and give it one more try.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband said the smash burger was the BEST burger he’s ever eaten. That’s saying a lot. My food and the cocktails were great, too. Loved our meal.
  27. BL

    BlaiseLo

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "Fern Bar" was great! The food was delicious and had some new unique selections along with some nicely done more regular menu items. The service by the two Lily's was fabulous. They were both upbeat, positive and enthusiastic, and gave us timely professional service!
  28. S

    Stephanie

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in on a Sunday, there was a musician performing midway through our dinner. the food we tried was uniformly excellent: Sweet Potato Pierogi, Fried Chicken bites with home made pickles and Onomiyake. Eclectic, but all surprisingly well done. Where I was disappointed was in the cocktails. First round was a Last Word. Perfection. However, my husband said his Manhattan was off. Next I ordered a Kyoto Sour. Simply awful. The matcha powder on the top for decoration had an overpowering smell (right under your nose when drinking). The drink was extremely sweet and just not well balanced. On the other hand my husband loved his second drink - some sort of bourbon spice specialty. Maybe just a bad selection (server recommended). I would come back and try some other cocktails. Burgers at the next table looked delicious!
  29. CS

    ChriS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and cocktails!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all round!
  31. MT

    MicheleT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely setting for a gathering of old friends. Great service. Wonderful drinks. Interesting menu. Complex flavors and good size portions.
  32. JB

    JanB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a belated 70th birthday brunch for my sister. We needed a place that would accommodate a variety of diets and be comfortable to sit for my elderly mother. The food was delicious the drinks were as well. Our server was very prompt and friendly. It was a lovely meal
  33. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is amazing. Shrubs are tasty and service is good. I love the ambiance. It is a go to spot for me in Sebastopol.
  34. CC

    CeeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing old fashion drink selections. Food was also delicious 🤤
  35. n

    nycfoodie

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive & kind service from Lily. Love the new Lamb Crepinette dish. The classic Martinez cocktail is delicious as ever. It's a WIN all the way around. We are very lucky to have the Fern Bar in Sebastopol.
  36. M

    Margaret

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch in a beautiful space. Excellent service.
  37. MV

    MarkV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, great live music (Sunday), and incredible food and drinks. Great place for date night or just to relax with friends!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience our first time there. Will most definitely return!
  39. c

    craigj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food with some fun unique options. Also putting out some tasty cocktails.
  40. DJ

    DeannaJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible evening with our friends at this restaurant. The live music was wonderful, and so was the food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fern Bar using the Order Online button. Fern Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 861-9603.

Fern Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Fern Bar

6780 Depot St Ste 120, Sebastopol, CA 95472-3461

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morris St.

  • Neighborhood

    Sebastopol

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Morris St & Hwy 12

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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