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“Good old-style French food”
Review of Fifi's Bistro Cafe

Fifi's Bistro Cafe
Ranked #28 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Lewistown, PA
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good old-style French food”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

At Fifi's,you don't need to worry about nouvelle cuisine with its huge plates with tiny bites on them.The menu here includes old favorites of French (and American ) food: oysters Rockefller, duck a 'l-orange, sweetbreads, Floating Island and other such well-remembered dishes. And this isn't a "cafe" for my money: it's a restaurant, with linens and crystal. Large wine list. We came out of here well-fed and in a good mood.

  • Visited May 2014
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Merced, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Love this place!!!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My boyfriend I visited this restaurant with friends while spending a week in Monterey. We loved is so much we came back two other times. We didn't have a bad thing there. They have an awesome wine list. Fernando is so warm and gracious. We left Monterey with a new friend. The French onion soup and steak frites were my favorites. I'm not a big desert eater but they were amazing. The atmosphere is casual. the prices are reasonable and you will leave well fed. Were going back next month just to eat here again!

  • Visited April 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“good food, friendly service”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We went to Fifi's on a cold, rainy night with some friends. The food and service were good, but we had a hard time staying warm.

Visited February 2014
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Fresno, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Little French restaurant in downtown Pacific Grove”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We've been here for lunch and dinner many times in the last 30 years, and every time the experience is wonderful though outside it's just a city street. We've had everything from just salads to quiches to French seafood. Always a very good experience.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Marc A
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Indian Wells, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a strange experience”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We were a party of 8 and had a nice enough dinner with wine. One person in our party bought a number of bottles of wine that he saw - cases of wine were displayed for sale. He asked to have one opened since this brand is a favorite of his and he wanted everyone to taste it. We had already ordered many bottles to have with our dinner.
When the bill arrived the host noticed there was an additional charge for opening the one bottle that he had bought 30 minutes earlier. He mentioned to the owner that he thought that was a mistake and the owner became very surly. He even followed us outside and loudly said to never come back to his restaurant. Of course, none of us ever will. We are still laughing about the experience but the owner really was extremely rude.

Visited August 2013
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