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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

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1212 El Camino Real, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-372-5325
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Monterey, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The restaurant has become a favorite, although there are many in the area! The facility has been improved and the meals are very nice! Highly recommend this facility and give it at least a 2 star bump up from the prior rating.

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Pebble Beach
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

We come here for an intimate dinner for two, to bring our out of town guests, for celebrations, for Sunday brunch,for a luncheon on a Monday or Friday, and for their special wine tastings, ans vi tenor dinners. In other words, this is our favorite dining spot . We are surrounded by wonderful eating places, but the best by far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Recently returned to Fifi and - again - had an excellent meal. (Sorry to see some recent reviews from disappointed diners - which prompted me to provide another perspective.) We were there for lunch (Monday & Friday only!), enjoying their French Onion soup (made gluten free for my husband, who was thrilled), lamb chops on a salad, and outstanding &... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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353 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I must, after 20-plus years of custom, unhappily report that Fifi's is far from what it used to be. The time before last that I ordered the signature French Onion Soup, I send it back after a mouthful. No idea whether the reason that the cheese was mostly Monterey Jack (which doesn't gratine well) was Fifi's or the supplier's cost-cutting... More 

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Sonoma, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

We just returned to our nice inn in Pacific Grove after celebrating (?) our 22nd anniversary at FiFi's. We have been looking forward to this evening as the highlight of our annual 4-day trip here. What a disappointment. The greeting and service was perfunctory but quick. We had a good bottle of champagne in our suite before dinner, so we... More 

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Tampa
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Out in the evening rain and searching for a pleasant dinner we spotted the sign to the Bistro in the end of a building. You can almost miss it, but we were glad we didn't. Having been to France numerous times, we can be a bit critical of places in the US that advertise "French Food". Starting with the warm... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

The service was very good . The food was impeccable. One of the best onion s soup this side of the Atlantic . Excellent fries and perfectly cooked meat. I was recommended an excellent California Pinot at a moderate price.

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Thank Frenchramsey
San Mateo, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I love the French prix-fix concept of ordering several courses with choices for one price. Fifi's does this very well. An interesting thing that they do. that I had never seen before, was let you swap the dessert course for half a bottle of wine! My husband and I did this so we got a full bottle of wine.Then we... More 

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Thank Lori006
Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Very consistent! Same owner for many years and they are on-site much of the time. Great food and wonderful wine selection.

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Thank Baudertravel
Calgary, Canada
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213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

The service from Laurie was top notch, and the wine selection is to die for. A french country bistro, the selections were fairly narrow, but the spinach salad with goat cheese, mango, and duck was absolutely tremendous. I passed on the french onion soup (but another table's certainly looked wonderful), but went with the stuffed chicken breast with grilled mixed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 El Camino Real, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  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?