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1188 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-372-5325
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine restaurant in unlikely setting

Fifi's is next to a Safeway supermarket; that's how we came across it. Very good food and outstanding wine list. Pleasant service that wasn't showy, but attentive. The bread was fresh and the steak frites were excellent. The wine lists was varied and very reasonably priced. As a French restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fifi's is next to a Safeway supermarket; that's how we came across it. Very good food and outstanding wine list. Pleasant service that wasn't showy, but attentive. The bread was fresh and the steak frites were excellent. The wine lists was varied and very reasonably priced. As a French restaurant in California we didn't expect French wines, so Volnay, Puligny... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Fifi's is our favorite restaurant whenever we are in Carmel. From the outside, one would never guess that inside there is such a charming, romantic restaurant. Fifi and Calvin (the owners) are so welcoming. The food is incredible and Calvin's wine recommendations are always fabulous. Add to that, very reasonable prices and you will see why it is our favorite.

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Fairway, Kansas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We love Fifi's food and quaint ambiance. Very good selection, and good quality. If there is any drawback it's that it's quaint atmosphere means tables crowded very close to each other (only negative)

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New Mexico
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

WOW! Our visit to Fifi's was amazing. Don't let the unassuming location scare you away. It's located in a strip mall next to an auto shop and other oddities. Inside it's not very special either but the service and French food are worth a try! It's a short drive from Carmel. I love any place that has Veuve Clicquot but... More 

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Sacramento, Ca
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We go to Fifi's every time we visit the Monterey Peninsula. The food is French, excellent and very well prepared. Good wine selection and reasonable prices. Good, friendly service. Have been returning to Fifi's now for more than 15 years. We can't say that about very many places,

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Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went here tonite for a 25th anniversary dinner celebration. We made a very very last minute reservation online and I mentioned it was our anniversary. The owner was kind enough to greet us and placed flower petals on our table and wished us a Happy Anniversary. We ordered wine, and I ordered a couple of different "by the glass"... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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267 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a special place this is. You might drive by it, given its location in an unassuming little building in an unassuming little shopping area. You'd be making a mistake: really good food, service and cozy atmosphere. We eat here often and consider it one of the treasures of the Monterey Peninsula.

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Monterey, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A group of friends and I went to celebrate a birthday. Although I've lived in the area for many years, I have never been to Fifi's. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic about the food. The warm baguettes they brought as soon as we were seated were fresh and crusty, and were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been here many times over the years and were almost afraid to hope for too much, but it was as good as we had remembered. Michelle and Calvin are the warmest, most welcoming hosts you can imagine. We began our feast with escargots, bathed in a foamy green butter flavored more with thyme than with garlic. This was... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Tucked away close to a Safeway shopping center in Pacific Grove this small French cafe/bistro continues to excel. The food quality is excellent and the service is quietly efficient. The wine list is comprehensive without being over-powering. The menu, while not especially large, has something that should satisfy everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1188 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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