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Passionfish

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Seafood, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
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701 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2501 (Congress Ave)
831-655-3311
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We make Passionfish a destination any time we are in the Monterey area. Their fish is so fresh and wonderfully prepared. The kinds of fish vary with availability assuring freshness. And they co-sponsor conservation and diversity practices.

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Thank zcar370
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife had the scallops and I had the tuna steak. Both came with individual side items that were excellent (savory rice pudding with the scallops and cauliflower puree with the tuna). Although the portions were on the small side, the quality more than made up for it. The small portions allowed us to save room for some peach cobbler... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A relatively small and cozy restaurant in Pacific Grove can absolutely be recommended! An interesting menue (which I suspect changes quite often), a good wine list and a very attentive waitress made this a pleasent evening for the whole family. Passionfish is also endorsed for its sustainability policy by the Monteray Bay Aquarium.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Passion Fish is the best seafood restaurant I have ever been to for freshness and flavour. Between us we had spicy fish stew and a crab salad for starter and tuna with cauliflower puree and scallops with a tomato truffle butter. The service was not quite consistent with the food..... starter dishes were removed before I had finished my mouthful... More 

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Michigan
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at Pebble Beach but wanted to eat off property. We went based on the reviews on T.A. and they were spot on. The husband and wife owners have been doing this for 20 years and they have achieved perfection. We never do this, but we went back the next as well. The apps and the main course offerings... More 

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Queen Creek, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best seafood. Great wine list at very reasonable prices. The staff are very attentive and the restaurant is not noisy, it is a great place for a special occasion. Do not miss the biscuits!

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent recommendation from a friend. Gourmet food, warm & comfortable atmosphere and wonderful service too.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious. The service was even better. Strongly recommend the lime dessert with passion di Pantelleria wine. And the tuna was fantastic too! Best food experience in a two weeks trip in Cali!

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Kentfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my second time at this restaurant. Both experiences were incredible. First of all their food is great. Everything from the salads (had the goat cheese salad and the cucumber and tomato salad), the appetizers (had the sea scallops and risotto cake) and the main course (had the sea scallops and the rockfish dishes) and they were the best.... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent choice of delicious mest and fish dishes as well as desserts. Good choice of wines. Pleasant ambience. Excellent service. Recommend highly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2501
    (Congress Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-655-3311
Description
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 2012 - Repeatedly named "Best Restaurant in Monterey County" by Monterey County Weekly readers. In 2012, Passionfish was voted Best Selection of Wines by the Glass, Best Restaurant in Monterey County, Best Restaurant in Pacific Grove, Best Seafood Restaurant, and Best Sustainable Restaurant (a record-breaker for the Weekly's 22nd annual Best of Monterey County poll). - 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 and his wife, Cindy Walter. With an ever changing menu that features the freshest sustainable seafood, slow cooked meats, farm fresh organic greens and delectable house-made desserts, your experience is guaranteed to be unique EVERY time you dine with us. The chef’s simply inspired dishes reflect his philosophy of serving healthy, flavorful, and ecologically sound meal choices. All are complimented with a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, priced well below what you might expect.Over the past eight years, Passionfish has earned a noteworthy reputation for Chef Walter’s unique California cuisine. His simple, inspired recipes have been published in:- Bon Appetit magazine - Ocean Friendly Cuisine: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the World's Finest Chef's - The Food of Fisherman's Wharf: Cooking and Eating from San Francisco to Monterey Passionfish has also been featured on KRON TV's "Bay Cafe", Rachel Ray's "Tasty Travels" and the Discovery Channel's new healthy lifestyles program.Join us for dinner and experience the NEW good life!Our Passion - Be sure to check out these organizations and to support our ocean friends:Monterey Bay Aquarium Tag-A-GiantSeafood Watch Eco TrustFish WiseLeatherback Turtle TrustLiving Oceans Marine Fish Conservation Network Marine Stewardship Council NOAAOceana Oceans Alive Plastic Pollution CoalitionSea Turtle Restoration Project Sea Web Seafood Choices Tagging of Pacific Predators The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform The Institute for Fisheries Resources

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