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“Great fresh food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fern

Fern
1323 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
704-377-1825
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Ranked #180 of 1,976 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Twisted my husbands arm to dine here and he loved it! Just goes to show you don't need meat if you have great quality ingredients and spices. The staff is very attentive also. Arrive early to avoid the wait or o sit outside.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great Vegan Food at Fern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Fern has a wonderful vegan/vegetarian menu. The food is tasty and the service prompt. The restaurant decor is beautiful. I only wish we lived closer so that we could go back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Vegetarion/Vegan Food in Charlotte”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Great food at Fern, especially the brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (goes until 2pm). The OM burger is amazing and I especially like the quinoa and spinach benedict with hollandaise sauce. The food is local and really yummy and they have $1 bloody mary's! It is located on Central Avenue in what looks like a crappy building, but it is really cute inside.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I was very excited to have brunch at Fern restaurant and went with my husband and another couple last week. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. Our waiter was nervous, shaking as he brought out food, did not know how to take an order and was terrible with follow up. The floor manager was very pleasant and did what she could, but every time I needed something I had to get up and find her.
My husband had the Quinoa and Spinach Benedict which is served over quinoa & chick pea cakes as opposed to an english muffin which we thought was a really creative. Being big quinoa and bean lovers we thought this would really wow us, but it was nothing special. I had the Tofu Scramble and found it lacking in flavor. It was scrambled with spinach and mushrooms which there were very little of. My husband did get a side of their Savory Sweet Potato Hash which had great flavor. Since they just recently started serving brunch I may go back for lunch one day and give it another chance.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Piedmont North Carolina
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Laughing Buddha Bowl!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We finally had an opportunity to visit Fern this past week. The only problem was trying to decide which of the tempting entrees to try on our first visit! I decided on the Laughing Buddha Bowl, which changes often, depending on which fresh ingredients they have that day. It was outstanding! My husband had the tacos, which he very much liked, and he isn't a vegetarian. The decor is so calming and pleasant with its wall of live ferns and mason jar lighting. Even if you're not a vegetarian/vegan, give Fern a try. You won't be disappointed. We'll definitely go back to try the other entrees!

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