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Passionfish

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS‎
10.00
Sea Scallop / Caper-Raisin-Walnut Relish / Artichoke Risotto Cake
9.00
Black Bean-Goat Cheese Fritters / Salsa Fresca
11.00
Smoked Trout Ceviche Tostaditas / Cashew Pesto / Salsa Brava
10.00
Spicy Fish Stew / Tomato-Cilantro Broth
1.50 each
Nancy's Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits
13.00
Striped Bass Crudo / Pomegranate-Ginger Granita / Seaweed Ponzu
12.00
Fried Oysters / Kimchee Salad / Ham and Mint
SALADS‎
11.00
Curried Vegetable Salad / Gorgonzola Crema / Golden Chutney / Spiced Pecans
13.00
Goat Cheese Salad / Prosciutto Crisp / Almonds / Spiced Plums
12.00
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad / Ham / Smoked Mozzarella / Grapes / Mustard Vinaigrette
ENTREES‎
29.00
Duck Confit / Honey Reduction / Smoked Chile-Potato Cake / Charred Broccolini
23.00
Spoonable 12 Hour Lamb Breast / Meyer Lemon Tajine / Goat Cheese Sauce
16.00
Warm Vegetable-Chickpea Stew / Red Charmoula / Pepitas
21.00
Rainbow Trout / Basil Stuffed / Red Wine Braised Vegetables
27.00
Sea Scallops / Tomato-Truffle Butter / Savory Rice Pudding
25.00
Sturgeon / Warm Preserved Lemon-White Bean Salad / Spicy Herb Relish
25.00
Albacore Tuna / Pepper and Sesame Crusted / Cauliflower Puree / Bacon Wilted Greens / Bacon Gremolata
23.00
Rockfish / Jicama-Citrus Salad / Miso-Carrot Vinaigrette / Rice Crisps / Cashews
28.00
Dungeness Crab Salad / Butternut Squash Custard / Spicy Ginger Vinaigrette / Braised Fennel
DESSERT‎
8.00
Maple-Banana Bread Pudding / Bourbon Caramel Sauce / Vanilla Ice Cream
7.00
Chocolate Truffle Torte / Apple Sauce / Cinnamon-Apple Syrup
10.00
Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta / Lemon Curd / Lemon Verbena Creme Brulee / Lemongrass Meringue
8.00
Straus Organic Mint and Espresso / Mud Pie / Chocolate Sauce
About
Doing what we know, to save what we love! A sustainable seafood restaurant focused on saving our oceans. Awards: - Zagat rated #2 Best Seafood in Bay Area-Repeatedly named "Best Restaurant in Monterey County" and “Best restaurant in Pacific Grove” by Monterey County Weekly readers. Passionfish is a participant in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. - Selected in April 2012 to be on the Ameriorganic list. - Certified green by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program. As the first officially green restaurant in Monterey County, Passionfish sets an example with a strict policy of sustainable and environmentally friendly purchasing.Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Delectable dinner. Our server Michela had such great recommendations we just wish we had more time to come back and eat more often

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Estella781
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Passionfish has exceptional fish and seafood and it is always sustainable. The wine list is extensive and fairly reasonable. The service is always exceptional. They have an allergy menu which points out gluten, nuts, dairy and other common food allergies and intolerances and which can...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned here with the friends who introduced us to this restaurant several years ago. We make this one of our stops whenever we are visiting from Wisconsin. I chose the rockfish and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the meal. My companions were equally pleased....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smoked trout ceviche is da bomb. Spicy and delish. Enjoy with some vouvray. If you are not a massive fish lover the lamb melts in the mouth. And as for dessert it's all about the banana bread pudding....

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 598baileyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regard Passionfish as serving the very best seafood anywhere we have been. The food is creative, sometimes unusual, always flavorful and excellently prepared — and fairly priced. Tonight my wife and I enjoyed sharing Pei mussels in a bacon-white bean broth and an off-the-menu...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank pattisonr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 adults and made a same day reservation. The wine list kept me busy for awhile as it is extensive. I love their wine philosophy at striving to keep markups fairly low to allow their guests to enjoy a delicious...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank teemurphy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh, sustainable fish served with savory sauces and unique presentations. Extensive wine list very reasonably priced about retail. Passionfish exceeds expectations for both foodies and wine connoisseurs. Ambiance could be better, but attracts locals as well as tourist. Great experience for first time visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MTWOODSON76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again trip advisor did not fail us! Looked up a place to drop in on our way home for supper and the Passionfish showed as #1. Well let me tell you it did not disappoint. My husband had the Artic Char and I had the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CherylY1960
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

and we have been going here for almost 20 years...the fish is sustainable, he service is excellent, the wine list complete and the food wonderfully prepared...we will return !!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank janetperlman
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. No reservations (I suggest you call ahead) but we were seated and served quickly. Samantha was our waitress and she was very good. You can trust her recommendations. We had 24 hour cooked land and Arctic...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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