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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Steve R
Gainesville, Florida
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449 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. )

Thank tatliturk
Maple Ridge, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Thank 1952LAB
ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Marla B
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Daveymouseonthewheel
San Carlos, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Alamo, California, USA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We just happened to pick Fifis, forgetting it was a French holiday. It was the night of the Nice attack. I'd just gotten back from six weeks in France a few weeks before. I had house made gravlax, and steak frite. Calvin choose a wonderful Pinot. My dinner was perfect, I enjoyed it more than any meal I had in... More 

Thank Teriber
Charlottesville, Virginia
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fine dinner at Fifi's, a small roadside restaurant. The food was wonderful, artfully arranged and subtly tasteful. The service was slower than in larger restaurants, but its pace was fine.

Thank roadtrekker
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Just the right amount of attentiveness. Highly recommend sand dabs. Potatoes au gratin, perfect, light and delicious. The house made gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach had an amazing sauce. Of course, don't pass up the nice wine selection. The desert tray will tempt you even if you don't want any. Great place . quiet and able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?