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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
11:30 am - 2:30 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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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Teriber
Bethesda, MD
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Thank roadtrekker
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53 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Tricia F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank mac60115
Carpinteria, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Yoze V
Fresno, California
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

Thank LoveGetAways70
San Luis Obispo, CA
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank isabelladelmar
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My wife had French onion soup that was all cheese and on onions, then a caesar salad that could have been served at Denny's. It seemed prepackaged, even. I had a green salad that was overdressed with a too-sweet vinaigrette, then gnocchi that were heavy and pasty in a heavy-handed tomato sauce. Then they were out of the dessert we... More 

Thank William D
Seattle, Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We made reservation for on Friday night the weekend of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a very busy time in the Pebble Beach area. We were seated immediately upon arrival and advised of the evening specials. I opted for Escargot for appetizer and my wife chose the Sweetbreads. The Escargot were pretty much stand fare, broiled in a garlic butter sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?