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“All around great”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Everything was amazing. The service to the food was all fantastic. The lamb, the Sea Bass Crudo, all outstanding!

For the price Passion Fish can not be beat.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This was the best meal of our CA holiday so far. Lamb and duck falling off the bone followed by mud pie and lemon verbena creme brûlée. The greeting and intital service were excellent. My only small gripe was that the food deserved better than paper tablecloth covers and the plates were slapped down on the table without too much care and attention. But the food was really first class. Two course and one glass of wine for $75 including tip.

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Thank EdwardK
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Passionfish continues to do an excellent job, and our recent meals were very good - but not great. At least not as great as they've been in years past. Service was excellent, and we'll probably return. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We found Passionfish on a card provided by our hotel that mentioned sustainable seafood restaurants. We were afraid that this meant a limited selection and questionable choices, but we were pleasantly wrong about our preconceptions!

The fish selection is amazing and the wine selection is just as delightful. The restaurant keeps their wine prices close to the purchase price rather than adding a huge markup! Don't worry if you have to wait to get a set, you can order drinks while waiting which helps occupy the time, and they are delicious choices.

While it looks small from the street, Passionfish is huge and even has a room for banquets or large parties. The wait staff is excellent too. Not only are the friendly, they also know a lot about the menu, the wines, and the best pairings based on the taste you are looking for. And do not fret, while this is a seafood restaurant, they also have plenty of meat selections for those looking for turf instead of surf.

The deserts are very creative and worth ordering several to share. There are also wine pairing options for the deserts too, or you can go with specialty teas and coffees for the added non-alcoholic experience.

A wonderful surprise in Pacific Grove.

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Thank Shawn H
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Our party of four ate there for dinner and we all ordered something different. Every dish and appetizer was amazing. The wine list is impressive and they pride theirselves on selling bottles of wine at retail price, which is a huge savings in a restaurant. They even offer a list of fish to buy and avoid, according to the environmental exposures in the regions of the world.

Thank coastalevie
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