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Fenix

919 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103
+1 415-813-5600
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (3 reviews)
“great music” (4 reviews)
“live music” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Fusion
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
919 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2017

San Rafael is blessed with several live music venues, an oasis of nightlife in the vast wasteland of Marin County. We saw our friends live band performance lately, it was intimate, fun, acoustically perfect and just a total gas. Some of the downer commentators here...More

Thank MaryTheExplorer
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Fenix is disappointing in terms of the almost consistently inattentive service, lack of space devoted to dance floor during the occasional great bands, poor wine list, uninteresting food, etc. We went last night and the music ended at 10:30 on a Friday evening - ouch....More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Ten dollars to see a good jazz/funk singer. I like that. Problem was that the lady who apparently owns the place decided to talk for the first 25 minutes about what a wonderful and visionary person she is. Maybe this was for the benefit of...More

1  Thank rhopelain
Reviewed 25 October 2016

They have great local music set in a comfortable, modern, nightclub, restaurant style, room. The food is a mix bag of primarily Cajun, but it needs to be stepped up a bit and have a little bit more of a "light mix" on the menu....More

Thank fcoya
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

So after winning the Food Network contest last week, Gator was fired!! He was the best thing Fenix had to offer. And the judges at Food Network thought he was fabulous, as did the three other contestants he competed against!!!!

1  Thank Kxsstone
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were a party of four and perhaps it was not a good night but we all found the food disappointing and portions on the small side. The evening turned out to be a lot more expensive than it should have been in the circumstances....More

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Go in here. The food is really good. Entertainment is worth the extra price you have to pay. Service is good too. Haven't returned but will do at some point.

1  Thank R0bNeville
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was my first time here at this venue and we had such a great time. We ate before we arrived but the food choices (although limited) looked very yummy. We did try a appetizer and a few desserts to share ,all very tasty. The...More

1  Thank hapydaz2
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went to Fenix for the Miller Creek Middle School Jazz event. They were not prepared for the amount of people who were there and the service reflected this. We waited 30 minutes for someone to even come ask if we wanted anything to drink....More

1  Thank Molly M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Went here with a large group for a music event. The food was great, and the room and the music were incredible. The service on the other hand, needs some serious work. I think it is unbelievably unprofessional when you are paying $25 for a...More

Thank nkd50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-813-5600
  • E-mail
Description
Marin's new supper club - Reviving the local scene. Serving up American cuisine with a Creole twist. Fenix is an acoustically designed restaurant in downtown San Rafael, CA. The space, carefully crafted to showcase local and national talent, is an ideal destination for music lover and musician. Music performances are curated and produced by Merl Saunders, Jr., Former Senior Executive Director of the Grammy Awards. The space was designed under direction of John Storyk-WSDG, interior acoustic designer of Jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York. The menu created by Executive Chef Glenn "Gator" Thompson has been described as "Creole, if New Orleans was in California." Entrees and bar bites pair with thirst-quenching delights, such as our not-to-be-missed house specialty, the Fenix Rising.
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