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“Affordable quality”
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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
Tualatin Oregon
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Affordable quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had a large group, over 20 people and the staff was amazing. If you enjoy wine, allow yourself additional time to view the wine list. It's very impressive. I enjoyed the tilapia, my wife the halibut, my sister in law the scallops and everyone was please with the freshness and how perfectly it was prepared.

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Columbia, Maryland
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“A lovely evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

This former pancake house has been transformed into an eatery of note. California casual, but nice enough for a special occasion. We especially enjoyed their commitment to keeping wine prices as close to retail as possible--such a treat! The Brussels sprouts salad sounded so unusual I had to try it and it was great. I tried sturgeon for the first time and if it's this good everywhere, it may become my new favorite fish. My sweetie had the halibut with a mushroom soubise--another something we'd never heard of--that was delectable. Help was knowledgeable and attentive without being snobby or overbearing. We'd definitely go back.

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vacaville, california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Passionfish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Get a coupon at the tourist information bureau for a free appetizer. I highly recommend the crab cake. We had the sturgeon, the fall off the bone lamb and the crab and avocado salad. All were terrific. Prices were moderate for a seafood restaurant. Service was very good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Great choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Scallops and halibut were superb...good wine choices. Service very good, but the only reason I don't give it five stars was it felt slightly rushed like they wanted fast table turnover(a problem with American eateries in general.) It was a week night and the restaurant was half empty, so no need for the hurry. Food quality was outstanding.

Visited November 2013
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Sonora, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“So good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

The fish is all sustain-ably caught and is outstanding. I had a halibut dish that was as good and any from anywhere. Easy to find on Lighthouse St. and well worth the time if you like great food and good service.

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