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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Passionfish Ratings and Reviews
They use sustainable sourced seafood and ...
They use sustainable sourced seafood and many local ingredients. The wine list is fantastic and varied with may wines from around the world. Most of their wines are quite affordable, you can get a good bottle of wine for $50 or less.
My husband and I celebrated our first an ...
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary at Passionfish. They printed a specially anniversary message on our menus, brought us a free dessert and let us take home the empty wine bottle as a keepsake. I would highly recommend Passionfish to anyone!
as always, we enjoyed our meal at Passio ...
as always, we enjoyed our meal at Passionfish (we've probably been 10 times over the years). Their scallops are my go-to--always a winner! Hubby had a delish duck... Desserts are fabulous. Would like to see more salads and veggie sides.
Wonderful fresh sustainable seafood and ...
Wonderful fresh sustainable seafood and fish. The salmon special with corn risotto was superb! The spicy seafood stew and salad were excllent starters. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely would go back when in the Monterey area.
My fiancé and I took her parents there w ...
My fiancé and I took her parents there while we were down in Pacific Grove early for our wedding. My fiancé and I had been here before and loved it. We told my future in laws that the scallops were a must have dish. Don't let the 3 scallops fool you as they are exceptional and surprisingly filling. The biscuits were fantastic as well! We'll definitely be back over and over again
Food was great - server was very pleasan ...
Food was great - server was very pleasant but got my order mixed up and the wrong thing was presented. I had to wait awhile for the new order to come and my husband was half way thru his dinner whentmine arrived. But we do enjoy Passionfish and will return.
Very interesting preparations, especiall ...
Very interesting preparations, especially fish and seafood. Outstanding wine list with minimal markup from retail. Comfortable atmosphere. Only "complaint" is I would like to see more selections on the menu as choices can be limited.
Exceptional for this area - hands down t ...
Exceptional for this area - hands down the most creative , well prepared and most unique fare we have found consistently , each summer when we visit this Peninsula .
The service is always spot on , and the dishes are expertly prepared.
Would highly recommend !
Have been coming to passion fish for yea ...
Have been coming to passion fish for years with friends and relatives,and it is always a winner.One of the first places that come to mind to dine out.Nice choices with different interesting food selections offered on the menu.Also a great wine list as affordable.So fortunate we have such a fine place to go for wining and dining, with a nice atmosphere ,and friendly servers....Well appreciated!
We had a great table, and our server was ...
We had a great table, and our server was Amanda. My friend had the trout ceviche tostadas, goat cheese salad, salmon entree, and truffle torte dessert. I had the scallop appetizer, Dungeness crab salad, scallops entree, and banana bread pudding dessert a la mode. Bravo! Yum!
Our service was very good. The food left ...
Our service was very good. The food left something to be desired. The tostada appetizer toppings were good, but the chip was thick and not the most delicious. The salads were what we enjoyed the most. We had lamb and scallops for entrees. The main food was good, but the sides that came with the meal did not complement the dish well. The sides with the lamb were too rich and the starch served with the scallops was a gooey polenta like creation that was overly salty. For dessert we had peach cobbler and the peaches did not taste fresh but canned. For the price of the food we felt the meal was not worth it and would not return to this restaurant.
I enjoyed our dinner at Passionfish very ...
I enjoyed our dinner at Passionfish very much. The salad was fresh and the deep fried olives a tasty surprise. The Halibut was cooked to a perfect sear and the bed of vegetables fresh and crunchy. I topped off my meal with a peach cobbler special and coffee. What a gem. We will be back often whenever we are in town. The seating is narrow and you will be cozy - but the food!!!! Oh my goodness!!!
The appetizers were excellent--black bea ...
The appetizers were excellent--black bean and goat cheese croquettes and the scallop with artichoke risotto were excellent. Biscuits were a winner. My dates vegetable stew and salad were fresh, seasoned and delist. I had the grilled sturgeon with a cilantro (?) pesto on a bed of vegetables. Wine was fairly priced with a small but excellent selection. So full no room for dessert.
One of the best dinners I have ever had. ...
One of the best dinners I have ever had. The beet salad was terrific the scallops were the best I have ever had and the dessert was great. The service was outstanding and the wine selection and prices were amazing.
Great food, wonderful wine, beautiful ...
Great food, wonderful wine, beautiful atmosphere, and exceptional service. They have a salad with fried olives that is really unusual and tasty, in fact, I would order just a plate of those olives if I could. The slow cooked lamb breast was amazing - so tender that you could eat it with a spoon and cooked in a delicious, earthy broth. We also had two specials that should not be missed if you can find them on the menu - the buttery buttermilk biscuits and the peach cobbler.
This is our favorite restaurant in Carme ...
This is our favorite restaurant in Carmel, every dish we've had were excellent with clean flavor, and fresh ingredients. The staff there from the hostess to the wait staff made us feel welcome and special on my birthday. We would come back there every time we visit!
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