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Fifi's Bistro Cafe

1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
+1 831-372-5325
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you find yourself in the Monterey peninsula, craving classic French bistrot cuisine not lacking in butter and cream, this is your place. We came here twice for dinner. It's a small place in a strip mall, with simple yet cozy decor: a large mirror,...More

Thank SEDY2015
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is a throwback to the days of family run French restaurants that were on Geary Blvd in San Francisco and elsewhere. No surprises, just very good classic food, with an emphasis on local seafood. While the location is odd, between Safeway and Trader...More

Thank californian10
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this neighborhood gem! The food was wonderful, and the service was attentive and friendly. The French onion soup lived up to its reputation. The seafood chowder (Friday nights only) was full of flavor and well-seasoned. The stuffed chicken was delicious - subtle on the...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was a last minute reservation after the first place we went to didn't take reservations and the line was out the door (in the rain)! And thank goodness! the food at Fifi's was excellent, the decor eclectic and interesting and the staff exceptional. When...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fifi's is a small cafe featuring mostly French Cuisine. My wife ordered the osso buco which was served with fresh veggies and risotto. The Veal was perfectly cooked to falling off the bone tenderness and I would not hesitate to say the risotto was one...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had dinner here last evening. Very tasty food: my wife loved her crispy duck salad. My seafood stew was just fine. The bread tasted great and the service was just fine. No complaints! (But make sure you get a confirmation after you book a table...More

Thank tatliturk
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We recently ate at Fifi's while staying in Monterey. Pretty nice evening until we tried to pay. The senior member of staff took the Master card & returned to say he had tried twice but it was rejected. Puzzled, as we had used this card...More

Thank travellerJ7581QS
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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...More

Thank 1952LAB
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank Daveymouseonthewheel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5325
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