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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love French food and this is one of my favorites. The wine list is excellent and you can join Calvins wine club. It has been voted the best restaurant for many years.

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Thank Marla B
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've enjoyed eating at Fifi's many times. The food is great, the ambiance is cozy and romantic, and you can rely on Calvin to pick a delicious (and affordable) wine to go with your meal. I actually always ask Calvin to pick the wine for me, it's a great way to discover new wines and he has NEVER let me... More 

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

From the crunchy bread to dessert, this is the place for a delicious French meal! I've never had such wonderful, light foie gras pate! The steak, chicken, and lamb main courses were excellent. If you like panna cotta, theirs is one of the best I've had. The wine selection is also very good. They have Rombauer Chardonnay at a fair... More 

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Alamo, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We just happened to pick Fifis, forgetting it was a French holiday. It was the night of the Nice attack. I'd just gotten back from six weeks in France a few weeks before. I had house made gravlax, and steak frite. Calvin choose a wonderful Pinot. My dinner was perfect, I enjoyed it more than any meal I had in... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a fine dinner at Fifi's, a small roadside restaurant. The food was wonderful, artfully arranged and subtly tasteful. The service was slower than in larger restaurants, but its pace was fine.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Just the right amount of attentiveness. Highly recommend sand dabs. Potatoes au gratin, perfect, light and delicious. The house made gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach had an amazing sauce. Of course, don't pass up the nice wine selection. The desert tray will tempt you even if you don't want any. Great place . quiet and able... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Atmosphere very Bistro French, service adequate nothing special, good value. Only complaint would be we ordered San Dollars and the sand dollars were the largest we have ever had more like tilapia fillets instead of the rounded shapes we previously have enjoyed. The fish was light and very tasty due to the wonderful mustard sauce on top. Rest of meal... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We found Fifi's on Trip Advisor and had made a reservation 2 weeks before because it was going to be the Saturday on Memorial weekend. Our meal was excellent! We both had a cup of the delicious onion soup and decided there was only one place where we'd had a better one. It was fantastic! My husband had the lamb... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were traveling in the area and noticing that they had French Onion Soup, we decided to dine here. We were not very hungry - Service - outstanding!!! A 5 start+ for sure. The owner/manager was sooo courteous and polite, as was our server. Ambiance - hmmm - an older restaurant in days gone by; redone for this place. They... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Going to Fifi's is like a journey to another world. Courteous, friendly service, and an every changing delicious menu. I often take my mother for special occasions like birthdays or Mother's Day. We love the onion soup and Charcuterie platter with pate. The bread is delicate, chewy real French bread, and the wine list is superb! Entrees like Bouilliabaise, and... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5325

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