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Passionfish offers a unique California dining experience with serious food and wine in a fun and casual atmosphere. The ever-changing menu features the freshest, sustainable seafood, slow-cooked meats, organic greens and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award winning wine list priced nearly retail and well below what you've come to expect. Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter and his wife Cindy Walter. They are vocal advocates for sustainable seafood education and were the first officially certified 'Green' restaurant in Monterey County.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Passionfish offers two rooms available for private dining. One room seats up to 30 persons and another up to 60 persons.
Private Party Contact:
Cindy Walter: (831) 655-3311
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Passionfish Ratings and Reviews
Our server was outstanding. She was patient and friendly as my dining companion tasted six different wines before selecting. Because we were sharing everything, she offered to course our dinner and then split plated them all for us, without even being asked. I love it when someone is REALLY good at their job and she was top notch. The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere. I'm grateful to be a local and get to return soon.
This continues to be one of our favorites in the whole Monterey/Carmel area. The food is consistently delicious and creative, the service excellent, and the wine menu superior and the most reasonable in the area. We always reccomend Passion Fish to friends and out of the area visitors.
My wife and I came here while visiting from out of town for our one special dinner out. We were not disappointed. It started with a high quality wine list with many varied options and a knowledgeable server who was able to recommend some choices based on our personal tastes. This was all at an excellent price as well. We then shared a striped bass crudo that was fresh and delicious. My only recommendation would be to use less vinegar and more pomegranate in the granita sauce. After that we had a lovely crab salad that was beautiful and delicious. My wife's dinner was the scallops that were large and perfectly plump with excellent side flavors all around. I had the spoonable lamb breast that was wonderfully tender and served on a Meyer lemon tagine that I had hoped would be just a bit more lemony. Our dessert, though we certainly didn't need it, was a mint chip ice cream with chocolate sauce that was very naturally flavored and delicious. All in all, our meal and experience was very nice. It was a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. Any of the flavor deficits mentioned above were minor compared to the artistry and obvious care with which the food was prepared. I would recommend this place for dinner without reservation.
No privacy - tables too close together. I listened to everything being said on both sides.
I ordered the duck. It was so overcooked it was brittle around the edges and very dry and tasteless.
The asparagus was hard. Totally undercooked.
The cucumber salad was minced! Terrible.
Passion fish is our favorite restaurant in the area. We always have our "special dinner" here when we visit once a year from the Bay Area. My wife loves the buttermilk biscuits. Wine selection is extensive and so well priced. Sustainable fish dishs are all delectable. You have to eat here!
It was my 70th birthday, and the night began with a surprise menu wishing me Happy Birthday at the top of the menu! Sea bass crudo was excellent and do not pass up on the biscuits! Dinner was beautifully presented, halibut bouillabaisse duck confit delicious! And dessert finished the meal. A perfect place to celebrate that totally fulfilled my expectations!
Passion fish has been rated as one of the best restaurants in the area over and over, and they deserve this rating. Food was excellent, including seafood and meat selections we tried. Appetizers and dessert were very good, and obviously received same attention and care as the rest of the menu. Noise level enabled easy conversation. Definitely worth repeating and recommending to others. You won't be disappointed.
The menu was outstanding , providing variety with a small number of excellent choices, and the service was very attentive with the waiter providing good suggestions when asked. We especially loved the grilled asparagus and the curried salads.
Our seafood entrees were fresh and original with mashed creamy rice as the accompaniment to the beautifully presented seafood.
And we all could not get enough of the mouth watering lemon dessert.
Can't wait to return.
We love the 'Passionfish' restaurant. The food is always fresh and served with beautiful style. The service is excellent - attentive but not bothersome. Their menu has become a tad more spicy so if you are more of the 'don't spice up my food' type of eater, you will have trouble finding more than a couple of dishes here. The spices are not overdone but are spicy and complement the food well. The fish is outstanding!
We visit Pacific Grove a few times a year, and always visit passionfish when we do. The menu is creative, extravagantly presented and consistently delicious. Actually - what's best about this place is most certainly it's consistency: the food, service and ambiance are 100% exceptional every time!
Aspargus appetizer - wonderful. My main course Alaskan Halibut perfectly cooked. Husband had spicy fish soup - spicy and flavorful, wonderful broth. Friend had trout which she loved. If you love fish, this is a great place. Could offer a little more apps for non-fish eaters. Our server, Samantha, was exceptional
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