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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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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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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
French Casual Elegance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
buckrael
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New Mexico
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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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Additional Information about Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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

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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: Entertaining clients, 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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