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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Birthday special

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Susan S
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Monterey, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Rutherford, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our second time here and was greeted warmly and service was excellent. The French onion soup is the best. Also outstanding was the duck, pork tenderloin, and the special seafood paella dishes. Will be back when in the area.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at Fifi's. I've had a lot of French Onion Soup in my life, but never memorable enough to write about. Full of so much bread and cheese, perfect balance of flavors, wow. I also had the Lamb Chops over Greek Salad which was a great idea. This place looks like a French cafe in America... More 

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fort worth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I rarely write reviews, especially not a negative one, but I felt this seriously deserved a review. I am just astonished at the experience in this restaurant last night! My parents were here from out of town, and they wanted to go to a "nice restaurant" and so, we decided on this place. We brought our own bottle of wine... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

As a former fan (see my previous reviews), it really pains me to report that Fifi's is not the extraordinarily good Bistro which it used to be.The signature French Onion Soup is, due to the increased ratio of Monterey Jack to Gruyere in the topping and the variability of the soup itself, not what it used to be; the formerly... More 

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Pacific Grove, California, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our favorite French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Comfortable and attractive. GREAT French onion soup. A bowl makes for a fine meal. Try it; you'll like it.

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Watsonville, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am happy that Fifi's continues to offer delicious French food in a cute atmosphere. Tables are cozy & you feel like you are in a French Bistro. Friends took me to lunch for my birthday and we had a nice corner table. Mussels with fires were absolutely yummy. Both pasta dishes friends had were very good as well. NO... More 

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Fresno, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Fifi's about 10 times over 30 years. It is a little restaurant, but the atmosphere inside is extraordinary. The soup is wonderful, and the entrées are out of this world.

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?