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919 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103
+1 415-813-5600
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 the employees of her marketing firm who seemed to be having their Christmas party there... More 

Thank rhopelain
san francisco
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Their high-end burgers, served at the bar, are one of the best I have had.

Thank fcoya
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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
San Anselmo, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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. I know that many people love the place go for the performers, appetizers and drinks.... More 

Thank Judith S
San Rafael, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank R0bNeville
San Rafael, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 music this night (why we choose to go I had been on the site to... More 

Thank hapydaz2
San Rafael, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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. There is a limited Southern Menu and I had the Spinach Salad and the Shrimp... More 

Thank Molly M
San Francisco
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 meal for the wait person to have no clue who it goes to. Roaming around... More 

Thank nkd50
Clearwater, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My first experience at the Fenix was fantastic being born and raised in De-Ridder LA I was delighted that they has a Lake Charles menu item on the dinner line-up; lake Charles is a stones throw from my home in Louisiana. The service was very good and the food was delicious. Something very impressive about the Fenix was the design... More 

Thank Oracle-Bob
San Rafael, California
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43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Visited the Fenix to hear a friend's band play and was presently surprised to find such a venue in downtown San Rafael. Acoustics are average, staff is attentive, and brunch with entertainment was fun. Our tables were communal but there were a few 2 and 4 tops around the outside. Cajun/creole food was on the buffet. Good quality but it... More 

Thank Shari B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
American, Bar, French, Pub, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?