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.
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.
Every course, every plate, every glass... incredible. We had such a romantic night here and were blown away by everything we tried.
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.
Disappointed with the food overall, one out of three meals we were impressed with. The desserts were very tasty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.