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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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French, Californian
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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
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 65
    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
Most recent review
A little treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
theedge139
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Port Townsend, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Townsend, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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167 reviews 167 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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16 reviews 16 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Monterey Peninsula, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When it comes to the food this place is ok, the food is decent, the place gives you the European feel, but the service is nothing special,,,,

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to Fifi's on a date night and would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting great food, service and a good night out. The food was excellent and the selection of wine was abundant. The wait service were knowledgeable and provided service with a smile.

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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: Romance, 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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