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Fandango Restaurant

223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
831-372-3456
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific Grove, California. Featuring Mediterranean & European Style cuisine. Enjoy our fresh seafood, giant sea scallops, and Fandango’s famous rack of lamb... all on our wood burning grill. In addition to our hearty pastas, paella, lamb shank, and osso bucco.
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Palo Alto, CA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The rack of lamb was served whole (all 8 ribs) and was delicious. The atmosphere and excellent service enhanced the experience. This is definitely a place to go for an entire evening.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy you enjoyed the delicious Rack of Lamb. We hope you visit us again! More

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in to Fandango for a late lunch shortly before closing time. The host very graciously seated us and soon brought us an excellent lunch of veal piccata accompanied by fresh crusty bread and a delicious small salad. Paired with a glass of good Pinot Gris, this was my main meal of the day, and I could happily have very... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you joined us for a wonderful lunch! Thank you for the lovely review and we sincerely hope to see you again. More

Pacific Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited with two other couples. We selected the small dining area downstairs. The atmosphere was great, service excellent. A good time was had by all. We will return.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to your next visit! More

Seaside, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you're visiting the Monterey Peninsula Fandango in Pacific Grove is worth a visit. It's a beautiful old wooden building that the owners, Pierre and Marietta Bain,have meticulously restored. At night when illuminated the window boxes with cyclamen and geraniums are just gorgeous. You are greeted warmly at the reservation desk upon arrival. It's old school European with flair and... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy that you chose to celebrate your dad's 86th birthday with us and that you enjoyed some of our signature items such as the rack of lamb and paella. We sincerely hope you visit us again soon. More

Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The atmosphere, the meal, and sevice are all terrific but this is a very expensive dinner. Love to come here when I can afford it.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed everything on your visit with us! We sincerely hope you visit again soon! More

San Jose
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went here on a Saturday night. It was busy but we had a reservation and were seated immediately. The service and food were excellent. I had the filet mignon and it was cooked exactly to my liking and was served with a peppercorn sauce, fingerling potatoes, and green beans. I also had the French onion Soup which was delicious. Definitely... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed a wonderful dinner with us! The filet mignon is one of our signature dishes and we are so happy that it was prepared exactly to your liking. We sincerely hope you visit us again soon and thank you for the wonderful review! More

West Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had sand dabs for the first time and they were wonderful. It's somewhat small, but it has a real sense of class provided by the owner who directs a very efficient and friendly staff.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the delicious Sand Dabs! We hope you visit us again next time you are in the area! More

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We found this place on Trip Advisor and loved it. It has many rooms with different themes in them. The place is huge but the lay-out makes it feel small and intimate. One room was only for large groups that had all rock walls. We sat in the front room which was really cozy with only 6 tables. There were... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy that you found us on Trip Advisor and that you enjoyed the filet and the scampi. We hope you visit us again next time you're in the area. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had been looking for a different place to have dinner and found this gem. Although we didn't have reservations and the place was packed we only had to wait a few minutes. The food was exceptional and the service was very attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found us! We look forward to you visiting us again and thank you for the great review. More

Woodinville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a huge restaurant made to feel intimate by creating several smaller rooms. There were 4 of us (2 couples) dining together & this ended up being a great place to try a local fish specialty, Sand Dabs! Sand Dabs are similar to halibut, but less dense. The dinner portion is large enough to share, with about 6 pieces... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed the delicious Sandabs! They're definitely a local favorite. We thank you so much for the kind words and we sincerely hope you visit us again soon. More

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