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For 2
7:00 PM
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3406 reviews
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$30 and under
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Passionfish offers a unique California dining experience with serious food and wine in a fun and casual atmosphere. The ever-changing menu features the freshest, sustainable seafood, slow-cooked meats, organic greens and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award winning wine list priced nearly retail and well below what you've come to expect. Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter and his wife Cindy Walter. They are vocal advocates for sustainable seafood education and were the first officially certified 'Green' restaurant in Monterey County.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(831) 655-3311
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ted Walter
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Private party facilities
Passionfish offers two rooms available for private dining. One room seats up to 30 persons and another up to 60 persons.
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Private party contact
Cindy Walter: (831) 655-3311
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Cross street
Congress Ave
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Dinner at Passionfish has become something of a tradition for us on trips to Monterey. The food and service are outstanding; the atmosphere friendly and unpretentious. I also like the fact that they make a point of serving sustainable seafood.

vipLBS1 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We ate here for our 23rd Anniversary and it was really great. Samantha was our server and she was absolutely delightful. Best personality! The food was spot on as usual. Spoonable Lamb had layers of flavor. Scallops were perfectly cooked and buttery. The dessert - lemon trio of goodness was more than I could've asked for.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Every course, every plate, every glass... incredible. We had such a romantic night here and were blown away by everything we tried.

TheVDVs (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and drink all around. Enjoyable and interesting. Just had to hear too much of the conversation from the table too close to us.

AvidTraveler (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed with the food overall, one out of three meals we were impressed with. The desserts were very tasty.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been to Passionfish before & felt it was quite good. This time the service, starters and dessert were quite good, but everyones’ fish was very ordinary. Not much flavor and the presentation was bland as well. I will hesitate before going there again.

Paul (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was superb and attentive. Charred asparagus almost burned. Cous cous was very over cooked, almost a paste. Fish on the other hand was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Second time eating here, still very good, happy to recommend. The food is excellent, the wine list is plenty lengthy and well-priced. The dining room is spare and lovely, but all those hard surfaces really intensify the noise. There were no loud parties or boisterous behavior, and it was still hard to hear each other. Overall, it's still worth a visit, we think, but don't expect intimate conversation.

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Recommended by a friend. Very surprised my wife’s sea bass was not cooked in the middle. Was sent back and again not cooked. This was a special for the night. Couldn’t believe a restaurant of this caliber fell below standard on this.
What was cooked on our meals was great and would return to try again. The servers were great but someone in the back was having a bad evening. It happens. The restaurant did “comp” the meal and apologized.
It was our anniversary so made a reservation to go here as it was highly recommended.

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Was only another couple or two in the restaurant around 5 pm. We were seated in the very back - cold and devoid of any ambiance back there. Would have been more enjoyable being up front - near the bar, fireplace, people... My wife thought we were being put in back due to us not being dressed in "FORMAL" wear - nobody else was I explained to her. All in all - not an "upscale" place by our standards and certainly not anything I would return for.