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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
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Good French eats

Visited with friends for a very late lunch. Our leader eats there lots so it was no problem to turn up so late! The bistro is nicely presented with plenty of space for the diners. The menu is pretty French as you'd expect! Lots of choice. The French onion soup was wickedly rich and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TAMember06062012
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Spooner St
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Spooner St
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends for a very late lunch. Our leader eats there lots so it was no problem to turn up so late! The bistro is nicely presented with plenty of space for the diners. The menu is pretty French as you'd expect! Lots of choice. The French onion soup was wickedly rich and flavoursome. I don't remember what I... More 

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Thank TAMember06062012
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined at Fifi's on a Sunday night at the end of January. We arrived early (6:00) but the restaurant filled up as we ate. I started with the French onion soup -- most excellent -- and my husband had salmon bisque, which he enjoyed as well. For the entrée, I had an excellently prepared rack of... More 

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Thank Elise Ann W
Camarillo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The food was still excellent, great service. Romantic atmosphere. We stumbled across Fifi's by accident 25 years ago and had to return. Same owners, same location, same great experience. I would recommend taking your sweetie to Fifi's for a romantic date.

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Thank Don V
Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The presentation flawless, the food excellent. A lovely meal at FiFi's. Beautiful ambience. ..all dressed up for New Years Eve. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the neighborhood!

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Thank mkgrudin
Pacific Grove, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you like French food you have to try Fifi's . The sea food dishes are great . And the deserts will make you forget you are still in Pacific Grove . The staff are so friendly you really feel welcome even if it is your first time to try Fifi's .

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1 Thank Ray G
Monterey Peninsula, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fifi's does have good food, but it's not on the level of a good Parisian bistro. The French onion soup is more than edible, but it doesn't transform you the way a great version does. The other offerings are also good, but again nothing out of the ball park. Desserts are very good. Interestingly, the worst service seems to come... More 

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Thank Linnet H
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I nearly have onion soup every time. Delightful French food. They offer a range of wonderfully prepared entrees. Lovely place to bring a large family gathering to. You can request there large table near the front door, it's quiet place able to carry on conversations with those that may be hearing impaired. Located behind Safeway on Forest avenue. Very, very... More 

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Thank DoUBalloon
Carmel Valley, California
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255 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Fifi's, which has had it's ups and downs in my reviews, has introduced a special Dinner for Two menu which includes a bargain-priced Foie Gras appetizer and a choice of entrees for two with a bottle of wine selected by the house. The Foie Gras is with a brown sugar sauce, rum-soaked golden raisins, toasted baguette AND two half-glasses of... More 

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1 Thank Andrew A
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the United States from Australia and recently stayed in Monterey. Asked the concierge of my hotel where I could take my girlfriend for a 'fine dining experience.' The concierge informed me of Fifi's cafe in Pacific Grove. I love French cuisine, so I didn't hesitate. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the maitre d' who made... More 

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Thank petercullen33
Carmel, California
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271 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We have been frequenting this restaurant for years... just there with a group of friends and remembered again why we love it. Personal touch by the owners to provide fine food and help with wonderful wines. Calvin also sells wines independent of consuming it on premises.

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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: Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?