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.
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: 8316553311x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Passionfish Ratings and Reviews
I love this place. Their seafood is sust ...
I love this place. Their seafood is sustainable and local as well as amazingly delicious. The people are very nice and knowledgeable. The ingredients are very fresh, the different courses we ordered were inventive and beyond tasty. The wine list is amazing and they sell the bottle as retail price which is rare. Overall this was a success!
Always a great dining experience, specia ...
Always a great dining experience, specializing in seafood. This time, we had a tuna ceviche salad to start that was really nice, and for an entre the seared Ahi tuna. My partner went off-norm and ordered the "spoonable"pork breast that was braised for 12 hours to make it very soft and luscious. Served over a bed of chick peas and other veggies with Mediterranean seasonings. So, this demonstrates that the chef has mastered dishes beyond seafood.
We had an excellent meal there. The foo ...
We had an excellent meal there. The food is fresh, well prepared and their sensitivity to the sustainability of the catch is noteworthy. We particularly appreciated the very well curated wine list and the sommelier was friendly and very helpful. Wine prices are very reasonable and that means accessibility to good wines. It is on the list of quality restaurants on the Peninsula and one of our favorites.
We realize that it was Concours week but ...
We realize that it was Concours week but we felt rushed the entire time that we were there. The food was great but I should not have to be pouring my own wine. One server but someone else took our credit card for charging.
We believe that Passion Fish is one of t ...
We believe that Passion Fish is one of the consistently best dining experiences on the West Coast. Exceptional quality food prepared brilliantly with an informed, 'passionate' and attentive staff and an inspired wine list make for an A+ experience. We live in Portland so can't get there as often as we would like but we go out of our way to get there whenever possible. Our highest accolades to the entire Passion Fish Team.
My birthday dinner was PERFECTION! As us ...
My birthday dinner was PERFECTION! As usual, everything was delicious. Our server was helpful but not obtrusive, and the wine he chose for us was scrumptious, a lovely Gamay. Passionfish never lets us down. We go nowhere else.
Excellent food and wine. We've been seve ...
Excellent food and wine. We've been several times and would go again. Only pet peeve was putting our check down on the table while we were still eating. This seems to be a trend at nicer restaurants and I find it in incredibly poor taste.
I had another magnificent dinner at Pass ...
I had another magnificent dinner at PassionFish. Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. I had a great table, and my server was Manuel. I enjoyed the Mohua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. For my first course, I had the trout ceviche tostadas. For my second course, I had the scallop appetizer. For my third course, I had the Dungeness crab salad. For my fourth course, I had the scallops entree. For dessert, I had the peach cobbler a la mode. Yum! Bravissimo! I look forward to my next visit. It's no wonder this restaurant wins so many awards; their ability to achieve perfection consistently proves that they are true champions.
I have visited this restaurant three tim ...
I have visited this restaurant three times during the past year, once with a friend and two other times with my wife. Each time we enjoyed the food, which was excellent, the service was attentive, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the wines and the source of food. I recommend it highly.
Fresh sustainable seafood. Fresh local i ...
Fresh sustainable seafood. Fresh local ingredients. A delight to the taste buds. We sampled appetizers, salads, and an entree. All delightful. Wine list outstanding at reasonable prices ( no gouging!). A new go to place in Pacific Grove.
Excellent service. We appreciated the w ...
Excellent service. We appreciated the waiters attention to special food requirements -- he brought a special ingredients menu and checked with the chef about the daily special. He made good suggestions for substitutions.
The restaurant was quite enough for easy conversation.
All in all a wonderful experience. We will return for our yearly best friends get together.
We visit Passionfish whenever we are in ...
We visit Passionfish whenever we are in Pacific Grove. Professional friendly service. Menu includes meat but we always order fish. Beautifully presented, not oversauced or manicured. Excellent quality. The dessert was hyped and was the only disappointment. We mentioned this to the waiter w/o expecting anything and he removed the cost from the bill. This is a professional way to handle service. Lots of interesting wines to choose from.
We highly recommend this restaurant which offers delicious food in a casual and friendly environment.
The food was outstanding, but the servic ...
The food was outstanding, but the service was just okay. The trout, cucumber and tomato salad, and bread pudding were absolutely delicious and worth every penny. The waitress was not rude, but se was not friendly or welcoming. Overall a fabulous experience though and I would definitely go again.
We enjoyed our late evening dinner, espe ...
We enjoyed our late evening dinner, especially the dungeness crab salad on corn pudding. Service was quick and friendly, although the tables are so close together the server can barely fit in. Both our desserts were delicious - the bread pudding and the chocolate torte. Be sure to make a reservation, as it's a very popular place.
Another magnificent dinner. Full disclos ...
Another magnificent dinner. Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. We had a great table, and our server was Amanda. As always, everything was perfect. I enjoyed the Mohua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. We each had a biscuit. For our first course (appetizers), my friend had the trout ceviche, and I had the fried oysters. For our second course (salads), my friend had the goad cheese salad, and I had the Dungeness crab salad. For our third course (entrees), my friend had the halibut, and I had the scallops. For our fourth course (desserts), we both had the peach cobbler a la mode, and my friend had a decaf coffee. Yum! Bravo! Bravissimo! We look forward to our next visit.
This was our second visit to Passionfish ...
This was our second visit to Passionfish, but most certainly not our last. The preparation, presentation, and most of all flavor of the dishes are exceptional. The scallop appetizer and main course are unbelievably delicious! Also had the halibut, exquisitely prepared. Great wine list, knowledgeable and affable wait staff. What's not to love!
We enjoyed our dinners very much, althou ...
We enjoyed our dinners very much, although $172.00 for 2 people is quite high. WE ordered a share salad, 2 entrees, 1 biscuit (as they do not serve bread) and a $50 bottle of wine. Our server seemed new, didn't know the menu very well, and was not knowledgeble on the wine. She took 3 trips back and worth with wine selections, questions, etc. Our server also had bright blue hair and a nose ring. We are locals and have many restaurants to choose from in our area....Passion Fish would benefit having a bar and lounge/waiting area. The wine list is extensive and either the servers need to know the wines or the restaurant should have a Simolier. It was my husband's birthday, in which they did acknowledge.
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