February has become synonymous with romance and fine dining and Flint & Genesee is home to dozens of restaurants that could fit both requirements perfectly. Among those many establishments, you’ll find several options in Fenton, at the southern end of Genesee County, where you can spend a night wining and dining. Whether you want a night out with your significant other, the family, or just some good friends, Fenton has exactly what you’re looking for when heading out for a night of fine dining.
The Vault Downtown is one of the newer additions to downtown Fenton’s dining scene, but it has already made a big impact on the area with its beautiful décor and delicious meals. From a simple hummus board to oysters on the half shell, your meal will start with a bang. At the Vault, you can get a burger or sandwich, a salad, steak, salmon, chicken, pork fried rice, or something else that suits your craving.
A trip to Andiamo Fenton will immediately have you planning your return trip. Its Italian meals are a taste of Italy without the airfare. You can get the usual soup and salad here, but also Frutti di Mare, a sea’s worth of tasty shrimp, calamari, and clams. Perhaps one of their kinds of pasta is what you’re looking for and, in that case, you can try an order of Fettuccini Alfredo, Ravioli di Stagione, or Gnocchi con Gamberoni. Maybe a filet, pan-fried pork chop, or veal scallopini are what you came for instead. Come with an appetite and you’ll leave full and looking forward to your next visit.
If you are still looking for some Italian, you should check out Ciao Italian Bistro & Wine Bar. Here you will find dishes like mussels, Sausage Rustica, Penne Palomino, Ciao Mac & Cheese, Lobster Ravioli, veal, chicken, filets, or other offerings that will take your taste buds to the coasts of Italy.
The Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille has been serving the city since the 1800s and has proven so charming that some visitors have decided not to leave. While they offer space for your special occasions, they also have a well-stocked bar and the perfect area for an intimate dinner or small gathering. They offer Lake Superior Whitefish, Atlantic Salmon, and Red Snapper in a variety of preparations, frog legs, burgers, crispy fried shrimp, and more. It’s clear to see that if you favor seafood, this is the place to be.
On Owen Road, you’ll find The Tavern Kitchen & Bar where you and your party can try the Trio Dip, share some Cajun Beef Tips, or dig into some loaded tots before moving on to your main courses. Try a Korean Steak Sandwich, an Ahi Tuna Wrap, a Mac Burger, a flatbread, some Key West Shrimp, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, steak, fish, or something south of the border. The Tavern is classy without being showy and is a great place for a laidback meal that you know is done to perfection.
Finally, The Laundry has earned its reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city from years of serving some of the best meals you can get in or out of the county. Start out the night with some Lango-Rango or Spicy Tuna Crisp Rice, move on to Aglio e Aioli, an Italian spaghetti, or maybe some Northbank Elk where you get a chargrilled rack seasoned and ready to serve. With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available there is something here for everyone in your party.
Whatever the occasion, or even if there is no occasion at all, Fenton has plenty of choices for a nice dinner that will impress your guests and create memories that will last long after the food is gone