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“Bistro type French food”
Review of Fifi's Bistro Cafe

Fifi's Bistro Cafe
Ranked #26 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years, every time we go up the coast to visit the Monterey Peninsula. Its absolutely wonderful, and despite another review I saw is very authentic French Bistro food. Having been to Paris several times, I can vouch for that. If you're expecting "haute cuisine" with itty bitty portions of "designer" food, don't go here. If you like true French dishes, like Duck a'la Orange, Steak and Frites, mussels and escargot served by a friendly staff, in a Parisian atmosphere, this is your restauant. Excellent salads, great desserts (the Creme Brulee is our favorite) and lovely wine list keeps this delightful eatery on our list of #1 restaurants.
Open 7 days a week, 11:30 to 3 for lunch, and 5 to 9 for dinner. Located right in the middle Pacific Grove on Forest Ave., definitely make reservations!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Hidden behind a Safeway store, Fifi's has been there for a long time and has always been reliably good, not excellent. It was the same this visit even though they have tried to become more French. My jury is still out on that.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Had lunch at Fifi's with an old friend and we had a lot of catching up to do. The food and ambiance were great. We felt very comfortable. Best of all, we weren't rushed at all. It had been a while since we dined there and it was as wonderful as I remembered.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Small French restaurant with wonderful wine and food and service. We enjoyed our dinner and the service...locals recommended this place and I can understand why they did.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Fifi's is an amazing restaurant on multiple levels: cuisine, service, and value. Fifi's is not in a particularly attractive location; the atmosphere is unassuming . The cuisine makes up for anything lacking. Every dish they prepare is marvelous to see and even better to taste. I ordered the " daily special " Sweet and sour Sea Bass" which contained complex flavors & was perfectly prepared; moist with no cloying sweetness or thickeners. Instead fresh herbs like tarragon and braised fresh pineapple brought out the best in this fish. The Bass was accompanied by farro and fresh seasonal vegetables. I would order it again in a heartbeat ! The owners greet each diner personally and know most of them well; a testament to their repeat business. Lots of happy diners at Fif's !

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