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701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2501
+1 831-655-3311
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (142 reviews)
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701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2501
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the service, the meal and the wine list. The flavors of our meals were excellent - the scallops could not have been prepared better. The baked figs were novel and delicious. A special shout-out to the wine list, which was comprehensive, playful, and...More

Thank Andrew G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 November 2016

When down in Pacific Grove/Monterey I struggle to eat anywhere else. I eat out around the SF Bay Area often, and I put this restaurant as one of the best restaurant experiences. I have eaten here numerous times over at least 15 years. The food...More

3  Thank bayareasportguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

As one might surmise from the name, Passionfish is all about fish although there are a few non-fish items to be had. So, if you like fish, it is a treat. In actuality, though, it is hard to describe solely as that: it is more...More

Thank travel035
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, specializing but not limited to sustainable seafood. A great wine list. Reservations are a must. A favorite for special occasions.

Thank Bryce G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passion fish is in an unassuming building in Pacific Grove. The restaurant is very busy; and, quite noisy. The food is well prepared seafood classics. Prices are reasonable. As this restaurant is very popular be sure to make reservations well in advance. There is no...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fresh fish but VERY basic. No extras such as French bread. Wine and beer only so you'll be disappointed if you want a cocktail.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here once before for my birthday-one of the best meals I ever had, so we came back for our anniversary. The chef is amazing in everything he creates! Lots of options, everything is so interesting it is difficult to choose. Fantastic staff...More

Thank Laurel N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here last night for dinner....just not the same menu from a year ago when we visited last.. Limited choices. However, the wine prices are very reasonable! $47 for a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay! Service is excellent. But, if one of you is a...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother here for her birthday and we had the most spectacular experience from the beginning to end. Our server made wonderful suggestions on food and wine pairings. When our entrees arrived, not only was the presentation gorgeous, but the meals themselves were...More

Thank lauragobin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After several trips to the area over the years, finally decided to try Passionfish out since we were traveling without the kids and we were absolutely blown away. Service was very friendly and our menus red happy anniversary at the top (I had mentioned this...More

Thank ajtrincado
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We were casual - jeans and a button up shirt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2501
    (Congress Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-3311
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Doing what we know, to save what we love! A sustainable seafood restaurant focused on saving our oceans. Awards: - Zagat rated #2 Best Seafood in Bay Area 2012 - Repeatedly named "Best Restaurant in Monterey County" by Monterey County Weekly readers. In 2012, Passionfish was voted Best Selection of Wines by the Glass, Best Restaurant in Monterey County, Best Restaurant in Pacific Grove, Best Seafood Restaurant, and Best Sustainable Restaurant (a record-breaker for the Weekly's 22nd annual Best of Monterey County poll). - Participant in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. - Selected in April 2012 to be on the Ameriorganic list. - Certified green by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program. As the first officially green restaurant in Monterey County, Passionfish sets an example with a strict policy of sustainable and environmentally friendly purchasing.Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter and his wife, Cindy Walter. With an ever changing menu that features the freshest sustainable seafood, slow cooked meats, farm fresh organic greens and delectable house-made desserts, your experience is guaranteed to be unique EVERY time you dine with us. The chef’s simply inspired dishes reflect his philosophy of serving healthy, flavorful, and ecologically sound meal choices. All are complimented with a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, priced well below what you might expect.Over the past eight years, Passionfish has earned a noteworthy reputation for Chef Walter’s unique California cuisine. His simple, inspired recipes have been published in:- Bon Appetit magazine - Ocean Friendly Cuisine: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the World's Finest Chef's - The Food of Fisherman's Wharf: Cooking and Eating from San Francisco to Monterey Passionfish has also been featured on KRON TV's "Bay Cafe", Rachel Ray's "Tasty Travels" and the Discovery Channel's new healthy lifestyles program.Join us for dinner and experience the NEW good life!Our Passion - Be sure to check out these organizations and to support our ocean friends:Monterey Bay Aquarium Tag-A-GiantSeafood Watch Eco TrustFish WiseLeatherback Turtle TrustLiving Oceans Marine Fish Conservation Network Marine Stewardship Council NOAAOceana Oceans Alive Plastic Pollution CoalitionSea Turtle Restoration Project Sea Web Seafood Choices Tagging of Pacific Predators The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform The Institute for Fisheries Resources
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