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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Greenbrae, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is a throwback to the days of family run French restaurants that were on Geary Blvd in San Francisco and elsewhere. No surprises, just very good classic food, with an emphasis on local seafood. While the location is odd, between Safeway and Trader Joe's, once inside diners are transported to a classic bistro.

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Thank californian10
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this neighborhood gem! The food was wonderful, and the service was attentive and friendly. The French onion soup lived up to its reputation. The seafood chowder (Friday nights only) was full of flavor and well-seasoned. The stuffed chicken was delicious - subtle on the goat cheese and with an amazing mushroom sauce. The filet mignon (substituted French fries for... More 

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Concord, CA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was a last minute reservation after the first place we went to didn't take reservations and the line was out the door (in the rain)! And thank goodness! the food at Fifi's was excellent, the decor eclectic and interesting and the staff exceptional. When we called as we were driving we were graciously invited to come straight there and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fifi's is a small cafe featuring mostly French Cuisine. My wife ordered the osso buco which was served with fresh veggies and risotto. The Veal was perfectly cooked to falling off the bone tenderness and I would not hesitate to say the risotto was one of the best tasting I have ever had. My rack of lamb was very nicely... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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450 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had dinner here last evening. Very tasty food: my wife loved her crispy duck salad. My seafood stew was just fine. The bread tasted great and the service was just fine. No complaints! (But make sure you get a confirmation after you book a table on line. )

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We recently ate at Fifi's while staying in Monterey. Pretty nice evening until we tried to pay. The senior member of staff took the Master card & returned to say he had tried twice but it was rejected. Puzzled, as we had used this card many times in CA, he was given a Visa card. The restaurant was getting busy... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a small restaurant well worth the visit. I'd recommend reservations. We visited for lunch and both had a Lamb Chop Salad with a bowl of their French Onion Soup. The soup was superb, best I've had outside Paris. The salad was perfect accompaniment to the lamb chop which was perfectly cooked. There is an extensive well-priced wine list.

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ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I love French food and this is one of my favorites. The wine list is excellent and you can join Calvins wine club. It has been voted the best restaurant for many years.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've enjoyed eating at Fifi's many times. The food is great, the ambiance is cozy and romantic, and you can rely on Calvin to pick a delicious (and affordable) wine to go with your meal. I actually always ask Calvin to pick the wine for me, it's a great way to discover new wines and he has NEVER let me... More 

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

From the crunchy bread to dessert, this is the place for a delicious French meal! I've never had such wonderful, light foie gras pate! The steak, chicken, and lamb main courses were excellent. If you like panna cotta, theirs is one of the best I've had. The wine selection is also very good. They have Rombauer Chardonnay at a fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5325

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?