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“Gastronomic delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Passionfish

Passionfish
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Congress Ave
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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“Gastronomic delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

My partner and I had dinner last evening at Passionfish. Our experience was wonderful from start to finish.

The setting is streamlined but comfortable, and the service was stellar. The menu is limited to fresh ingredients and is well priced. Our server was very helpful in assisting us in our decision making and patiently answered my many questions.

In the end, we made fabulous choices. The salad starter was interesting and delicious. My scallops were outstanding as was the sauce and the accompaniments. The sturgeon my partner had, with a wonderful bean medley was very interesting and tasty. We finished with the meyer lemon pana cotta -- divine. Of course our meal was helped by stellar bread -- with smoked garlic butter; great coffee and attentive service.

The wine list is extensive and has some fascinating choices. Our server was very good at helping us navigate the many options. In the end, we had a wonderful chardonnay which worked perfectly with both our mains and the curried flavours of the starter salad.

I made the reservation many weeks ago, looking forward to our meal here. I'm so glad I did. My only regret is that the meal is over and that Passionfish is not near my home.

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“Yummy cobbler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Passionfish is a follower of the Monterey Bay Aquarium program for sustainable seafood, so pleased to support them and know I'm eating fish that meets the guidelines. Scallops were done perfectly. Highlight was the fresh peach and strawberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

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Roseville, California
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“Excellent Seafood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

The atmosphere was nice, great service and most importantly excellent seafood! My wife ordered the scallops and I had halibut which were both delicious!! Although the prices were a little high - the food and service were excellent!

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

To sum it up - beautifully presented, fresh food at reasonable prices. Quality staff that aren't obtrusive. Would return!

  • Visited July 2013
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Bakersfield, California
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“Great Bistro type restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Great menu with lots of wonderful and interesting flavors! Can't wait to go back again to try something else!!

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