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“Delicious Food, Amazing Dinner Service, So-So Breakfast Service”
Review of Fern

Fern
Ranked #9 of 72 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fern’s design is based on the many cultural influences throughout the Caribbean; a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean materials and textures interpreted in a contemporary manner within a Spanish Colonial Building. The rich brown textured floor is a nod to the early cigar plantation and has a reclaimed texture and feel. This is matched up against very modern silver leafed cork walls accented with handcrafted modern African light fixtures. The red accents reflect the energy and passion of the Puerto Rican culture. The style of furniture is an eclectic blend of range of styles from the mid 20th century to the modern organic lines of today. The design acts as a backdrop to “frame” the spectacular ocean view; the materials chosen reference the indigenous materials found by the sea and reflect the sparkle and luminosity of the moonlight on the ocean. The space is meant to captivate and maintain interest, while providing a quiet sophisticated backdrop for the preparations of Jean-Georges. Dress code: Breakfast: The dress code for breakfast is resort casual. Shirts, shoes (not barefoot), and bathing suit cover ups are required. Dinner: The dress code for dinner is resort upscale. Bathing suits, sleeveless t-shirts/tank tops, men's shorts and beach flip flops are not permitted.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The food here was delicious. The dinner options were fantastic. Nothing we tried was not spectacular.

Breakfast options were pretty typical and prepared as expected.

The service at dinner was terrific. We had at least 6 people helping us and surprisingly, had no repeat questions or discussions.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Let me start off by saying that Fern is truly a beautiful restaurant. It's modern and cosy and the sound of the waves makes it even better. I came here with my family to celebrate my step-mother's birthday and we had a great time. We all chose the last thing on the menu which was a total of 6 small, different plates along with wine. Everything was simply delicious, our favorite being the octopus and the chocolate dessert. Even though many complain that the service is slow, it makes sense that they don't serve you all the dishes quickly because trust me, you wouldn't be able to eat them all and enjoy them. They give you about 15 minutes to digest and then move on to the next plate. It was completely fine with us, we just sat on the porch, listened to the waves, talked, and drank wine which was so relaxing! Also, the waiters are very professional and we were also served by who we think was the manager, a super friendly Italian! He was very attentive as well as the waiters, and even stayed with us for a couple of minutes to talk. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant, not only is the food delicious, it's also a beautiful place surrounded by very warm workers.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went to Fern by taxi from the Wyndham desperate for a good meal! Fern did not disappoint. The food and service were amazing and well worth the trip. Interestingly, for everyone out there who complains about overpriced resort food...the prices for their Entrees,wine, etc were comparable and in some instances less than those of very mediocre restaurants at both the Wyndham and other nearby restaurants!!!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We returned a year after our first visit. Slow going at every step of the way. The much touted dishes were ok but nothing special.
Veal Chops were great however.
Deserts were quite disappointing.
Not to the level of expectation that comes with the name, the location, the price.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We went for our anniversary, the service was excellent, food was really good the wine suggestion was excellent, the octopus was amazing, taste and flavor was great. The red snappers were nice, the mero on the black beans was also pretty good. Overall the restaurant was a really good experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank riveraza
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