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“Food was great, but service was slow.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fernwood Grill

Fernwood Grill
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920 (Formerly Redwood Grill)
831-667-2129
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Ranked #16 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Cuisines: American
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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Food was great, but service was slow.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stopped here on a drive up the coast. It was the weekend between Christmas and New years, so every place to eat was really crowded with long waits, so we kept driving. We stopped here and there was no wait, but didn't realize there was only one server for the whole place until after we were seated. Poor girl did her best but the place ended up getting really full with a wait before we were done. We ordered a spinach salad and Steak Quesadilla. They were both excellent. large portions and very tasty.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food, Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We recently had a few days down in the Big Sur area, and we had an evening meal at the Redwood Grill.
Both meals were very good, prices were reasonable, and the waitress was nice and friendly.

Visited October 2012
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116 reviews 116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Fresh well prepared food, not your average bar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant has that relaxed Big Sur type setting. It feels like an old saloon. It is very woody inside but the food is very fresh and very well prepared. However, if you prefer food that is not at all unique, i would not suggest eating here. The grilled veggie wrap uses brown rice, for example. The mixed green salad was adorned with figs and goat cheese. The caeser could be dressed with a home smoked lox. Get it? We loved it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great food, great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The food here is excellent and the portions are huge. We started with the hummus & pitta and it was pretty much a meal on its own. Appeared to be freshly home made, we took half away in a box for the next day. Our mains were burritos, and they were delicious, again freshly made and tasting superb. They were far too big but we both kept going because they were so good. Our waitress was great, she kept us informed on a slight delay in our meals being ready ( we had arrived just after a large group of hungry walkers) and was very friendly and chatty - thanks to Liz. Prices are very good too. Great value.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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144 reviews 144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had stopped up the road at the Big Sur Bakery/Restaurant only to find that they weren't serving food. We are so glad that we found this place instead. The menu was quite impressive and it was easy to see that the chef loved good food. It had an interesting choice of food and we settled on the sliders with a side of fries. There was more than enough for two. There's also a little store connected and it is also a Motel which mainly seems to cater to bikers of all kinds and people hiking in the area. Really quaint, excellent food!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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