Local Haunt Keeps Diners Coming Back for More The Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille

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April 2013       Issue 2.9

Journey into the past when you dine at the historic Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille. You can experience the splendor and charm of yesteryear, with an aura of timelessness the moment you enter the front door. The restored Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille traces its roots back to the 1850’s hotel and caters to the many locals and tourists visiting the historic Downtown Fenton. Located in the heart of Fenton’s historic district, the former inn was transformed through the years into an excellent restaurant and pub and is listed on the Register Of Historic Places. Many changes have taken place over the years, yet much of the original structure still remains. The restaurant itself has an atmosphere that echoes the memories of long ago.

Get ready to step back in time and enjoy a unique dining experience. The Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grill is known for their extraordinary hospitality and delicious food. The perfect date night destination, this historic tavern offers lunch and dinner with extensive menus and daily specials, including homemade desserts. The diversity of the menu is a key reason why diners frequent this local eatery. Nick Sorise, the owner of the Fenton Hotel since 1997 says that one of the many highlights is the wide variety of fresh fish dishes on the nightly menu. “We usually offer 5 or 6 varieties of fish each night.” Even better, you can have your selection prepared in at least 6 different ways. The friendly wait staff is exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and the portions are generous.

For a lively evening, join the locals in the cozy tavern complete with weekly entertainment. Many of the nearby residents have been coming here for 50 years or more and love to share stories of previous owners and tales of the Hotel during prohibition. Nick says that in the years since taking ownership, one of the biggest changes he’s made is in the tavern itself. He expanded the offering in the bar to include over 25 varieties of Martinis, Michigan Micro-brews and a special Blueberry Infused Woodford Bourbon just to mention a few. They even offer a Pomegranate Riesling from local Fenton Winery and Brewery. You can enjoy musical entertainment four nights a week in the tavern. A variety of acoustic, solo performers entertain on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a Duo performing on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is available for reunions, parties, and receptions with seating up to 250 patrons. They also have a private dining room that seats 40. It’s a perfect place for rehearsal dinners and small receptions. Nick says that the holidays are always a busy time at The Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grill and they are looking forward to the upcoming Mother’s Day Brunch Event.

One more interesting attribute…

Take a little time to discover the cast of characters who are said to inhabit the Fenton Hotel. Rumors of ghosts have been around for nearly as long as the Hotel. The Hotel has been mentioned in many publications regarding the apparitions that wander the halls. The antiquated architecture and ethereal beings that purportedly stroll the hotel add mystique to an already mysterious and beautiful building. So whether you stop in for the ambiance and mystique or the excellent dinners, cocktails and entertainment, the Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grill will linger on your mind long after you have left the building.

The Fenton Hotel is located at 302 N Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430. Kitchen Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm | Friday-Saturday 4pm-11pm | Sunday 3pm-8pm and they can be reached at (810) 750-9463. Visit fentonhotel.com and their Facebook page for more information.

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