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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
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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Incline Village, Nevada
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant well worth the visit. I'd recommend reservations. We visited for lunch and both had a Lamb Chop Salad with a bowl of their French Onion Soup. The soup was superb, best I've had outside Paris. The salad was perfect accompaniment to the lamb chop which was perfectly cooked. There is an extensive well-priced wine list.

Thank 1952LAB
ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Marla B
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles 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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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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347 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?