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Fernwood Restaurant

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341 Malden Ave, Palenville, NY 12463-2509
+1 518-678-9332
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palenville, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the area make sure to stop in this place, the food is excellent and the bar is friendly. Owned by a local family and frequented by locals it's a place with a great vibe. I love the pizza night special on Thursday nights and during the winter they have comfort food specials. In the summer it... More 

Thank Maggie M
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Can't understand the rave reviews. I'd tried this place several times for over a decade. The restaurant looks old (not in a warm way), with filthy, chipped paint, an unfinished deck, and mis-matched, dated, dusty garage-sale-type furnishings. The times that I did visit, on weeknights - and especially weekends, the entire place was completely empty, with just a couple of... More 

3 Thank delasoul2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

If you enjoy fine dining; exquisite food, wine and friendly service along with an inspired backwoods setting (there is a stream and woods in front of the restaurant which is located at the end of a dead end road) I recommend you pay a visit to Fernwood. Your lovely host Carol will treat you like family and you will feel... More 

Thank Jared D
Hannacroix, New York
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427 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Our usual Friday night date with friends - one week we pick the restaurant and drive, the net week them! This week I picked, and boy - what an excellent meal the four of us had. First, you need to know that Palenville, NY is a very small town. This restaurant is on a side road that is only about... More 

Thank Jeannene A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Without my local host's recommendation, I would not have found such a comfortable local gem. The food was excellent. The fillet was cooked perfectly and a month later my partner is still raving about the pumpkin soup as the highlight of our year long romance! Great service, well chosen menu options, fresh local ingredients, presentation, but most of all a... More 

1 Thank Charlie F
Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This off-the-beaten-path place is worth seeking out. We come from a town full of great restaurants, and this would survive the competition. Friendly people, great food, even really good home-made pie! And an eclectic atmosphere to-boot!

1 Thank JonBrenda
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I came here on recommendations from Google. It is off the beaten path but well worth the trip as the food was excellent. We ordered the ceasar salad for two tossed table side. It was a great presentation, although a little too much garlic. I ordered the shrimp scampi and my partner ordered chicken marsala. This was... More 

1 Thank Corinn F
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and friendly service. It is a bit like eating in your elderly aunts house surrounded by nick nacks but that is part of the charm. We loved the onion strings to start and the food improved with lamb, chicken Marsala and chicken Rebecca all of which were tender and delicious. We managed to squeeze... More 

1 Thank dmc010
New York
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156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ate here recently for their shore night. Clam chowder, lobster, clams, mussels and a lot more. The restaurant makes you feel like you have stepped back in time quite a number of decades, but in a good, nostalgic way. We always enjoys eating here.

2 Thank NYSbeachgirl
Palenville, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Last week, we celebrated the end of the school year and 25 yrs of school work. It was surf night, but we did not pre-order. We both had the turf end of the dinner and it was great, though one of us was missing a baked potato, but no worries. Plenty of food. Meal was great! Sat at bar for... More 

2 Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Malden Ave, Palenville, NY 12463-2509
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Palenville
  • Phone Number: +1 518-678-9332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?