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“When in Pacific Grove you must try”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
“When in Pacific Grove you must try”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was in Pacific Grove last week and happened to stop into Passionfish for dinner at the last moment. So very glad we did as it was exactly what we were looking for- a lovely and varied menu with local seafood beautifully prepared and artistically presented. Our server was very helpful with her suggestions. All in all, when I am back in a Pacific Grove, I will be back to Passionfish.

  • Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Fantastic Meal!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We came here for dinner after a long trip from the east coast. Luckily a friend recommended Passionfish as we were exhausted and this meal couldn't have been more perfect. We eat out all the time, and I can't remember the last time I had such a pleasing meal. Not only was the food fantastic, but the prices were reasonable. We had the crab salad, spoonable lamb, scallops, and some dessert with mint. It was great. The wine was delicious too. The wait staff could be a bit more personable and friendly, but the food more than made up for it!

  • Visited March 2014
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Oakland, California
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dinner on holiday”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was our first time to try this restaurant. Service and food was very good. We split a salad and each had the special scallop dish. The truffle sauce was gorgeous. The restaurant accommodated my wife's food allergy issues. We toped dinner off with the flourless chocolate cake. Everything was lovely

  • Visited March 2014
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“What a fish house should be like”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are on the Monterey Peninsula visiting make sure to include this restaurant in your itinerary.
Food was very good. Prices are fair. Service is very good. Atmosphere is very comfortable.

  • Visited March 2014
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Our best meal in the States”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

2 weeks & 2000 miles in, we finally find a genuine quality restaurant that would stand comparison with European standards. Excellent fish beautifully prepared with interesting salads & no 'over the top' service. An amazingly broad wine list & everything at very sensible prices. Well done I just hole the example spreads.

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