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Fandango

4.6
4.6
3372 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
A favorite among Fandango regulars is the succulent Rack of Lamb; other menu items include Fresh Seafood, a variety of pastas, delicious and exotic Mediterranean dishes such as paella and Couscous, and a tempting selection of excellent steaks. Several daily specialties are also available.

Desserts we offer, Souffle, Profiteroles, Chocolate Mousse

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-3456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pierre Bain

  • Private party facilities

    Fandango Restaurant, located in the heart of Pacific Grove, stands for a heritage of good taste ,craftsmanship of award winning cuisine and 25 years of tradition. We are back in business. We are open for dinner ( only ) seven days a week

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Adams: (831) 333-9798

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Grove

  • Cross street

    Lighthouse Avenue

  • Parking details

    Next to the restaurant is a public lot with 100 spaces.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

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  1. CT

    CariaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we got to Fandango early, as it was comfy and quiet, and we stayed almost until closing when the noise subsided again. Everyone was having a great evening, celebrating life, friendships, etc so perfectly understandable. Lighting added to the wonderful experience.
  2. RB

    RonaldB

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and Food. The place has rooms for big and small groups.
  3. MM

    MonicaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food for the occasion. Nice atmosphere and friendly people made our thanksgiving dinner nice.
  4. M

    Magie

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Turkey was very dry, had to ask for extra gravy, dressing was soggy and tasteless, cranberry was left with skins on, and one customer had to order Salmon because the restaurant ran out of Turkey Dark Meat. Pierre and his wife should be ashamed in having their employees serve these sub-standard meals, especially at the Holidays.
  5. M

    Merm

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time our family dined at a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. With just seven of us this year we decided to Fandango! Fandangos is always one of our favorite restaurants, and the kitchen and waitstaff did not disappoint for our family celebration. Meal choices were superb and staff was very attentive! It will be hard to top this great dining experience.
  6. A

    Alawson

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first Thanksgiving NOT at home with family. And Fandangos hit it out of the park!!! Made us feel like family…we were seated immediately in a small 3-table room and met a great family. It was their 15th year of Thanksgiving with Fandangos. Service was excellent and turkey dinner was like being home ending with pumpkin ice cream…delish! It may have been our first time for Thanksgiving, but definitely not our last! This place has always been our go-to restaurant when visiting Monterey…!!!
  7. o

    otobabe

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Even on a holiday menu, food was fantastic and service the same!
  8. IZ

    InnaZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Way overpriced for dishes that not even looks and taste good .
  9. T

    Tommy

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, as usual. Our favorite restaurant on the peninsula never disappoints. Great service, atmosphere, and food.
  10. JT

    JoeTahoe

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely the best restaurant in Pacific Grove. Comparable to Casanova in Carmel. Excellent big free parking lot, so no worries there. Excellent service.
  11. R

    Richard

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Angel was just outstanding in every way! His attention to detail, friendly demeanor and knowledge of the dishes and the wines made this a great dining experience! We'll be back -- many times!!
  12. SC

    SueC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner in a charming setting.
  13. FC

    FrankC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fandango is always great. We planned a bit of a celebration and this was the only place we considered
  14. A

    Arulin

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great old fashioned restaurant, large and varied menu, delicious food!
  15. JW

    JohnW

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Maybe it was just an off night but things were not working. Among the issues were 1) a cocktail that sat on the counter long enough to melt most of the ice; 2) a Caesar salad that was tasteless and served with what I would swear were Wonder Bread croutons; 3) We ordered a sand dab appetizer that they forgot. It was delivered as we were finishing our entree but only after we reminded the waiter that he’d forgotten it; 4) Lastly, we had two orders of the paella at our table. There were NO scallops in either order. I pointed this out to the waiter. His response: they’re small bay scallops. I was born at night, but not last night. If we hadn’t had such high expectations maybe I wouldn’t be so disappointed. But I was.
  16. KO

    KevinO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience as usual there. Added bonus was our interaction with the other two tables in the small room where we were seated. Charming!
  17. CO

    CarlosO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Awesome experience all around
  18. EC

    EdwardC

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent is all aspects So many choices And everyone at my table had something different but equally as good Very hard to find restaurants of this caliber these days Staff attentive too
  19. BG

    BenG

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, but the the value isn’t there. The prices have significantly increased over the last year to the point that I will need to take this into consideration the next time I’m considering Fandago’s. For the same cost I can go to any of the 5 star restaurants at Pebble Beach that have a superior environment and ambiance than Fandago’s. My wife and I live in PG , have been dinning at Fandago’s for over 15 years, but due to the increase in prices we will not be going to Fandago’s as often.
  20. K

    Karin

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Wow the service was excellent, I really was not impressed with the food for the price point
  21. DS

    DiannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ordered pasta with ground Italian sausage. Got some sort of sliced hard sausage that didn’t quite taste right.
  22. R

    Reed

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fandango is fandastic!!!
  23. MW

    MyraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Fandangos for over 30 years. Love the food love the service just wish they were open for lunch again.
  24. M

    Margaret

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good overall was quite good but as with many restaurants in popular tourist locations recovering
  25. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very disappointing. While the bread, escargot and tomato soup were very good, it quickly went downhill. My wife’s lamp chops, which were ordered medium rare, came out well done the first time around and then came out too rare on the second attempt. While my Osso Buco was OK it came out cold and had to be sent back. The two of us were seated in a small room where they seated a party of 8 after we began our meal. They were having a good time, which I don’t begrudge but it made it difficult for us to carry on a conversation. For out troubles with the food, our waiter brought us a port and a dessert. We are not port drinkers and the dessert was far from what would have been our first choice. Would have been much better received by us if a manager came over and offered us our choice of an after dinner drink and a dessert. Would not go back nor recommend.
  26. IS

    IloveSYV

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute must when in PG. Everything about this restaurant is great. The drinks, wine, food and service. Their wine list is very good. On this last visit they accommodated a local florist to bring an arrangement and balloons for the husbands birthday. Thank you!
  27. c

    corpin

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive! Took care of our every need. Made our dinner very pleasurable!
  28. M

    Monterey1961

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fandango's never fails to impress! The food is always delicious. The environment is always welcoming and delightful! The beverage and dessert selections are superb! I always feel like I'm coming home to a dear friend, who is welcoming and gracious in opening their home, their kitchen and the wine cellar to us. We dined with friends who ... surprisingly ... had never been to Fandango's. They were as delighted and charmed as we were. And the Grand Marnier soufflé ... is a little piece of heaven to scoop up and devour! Each time we dine at Fandango's I remind myself that we need to return again soon! And we will.
  29. PT

    PattyT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service and food and service. Our waiter was personable and very helpful
  30. IH

    IvanH

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Dinner Every Time - Ivan, I do not use the word Awesome when rating dining experiences. There are better words to use. My wife and I have visited Fandango on a number of occasions of the years and have never been served a sub-par plate of food. The quality of food and it'll preparation are Excellent. They have a very talented kitchen.
  31. M

    Mike

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening-good food and service
  32. MB

    MaureenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sand dabs melted in your mouth! Super yummy. The lamb was delicious and beautifully presented. The paella was very tasty and to top it off we three diners all celebrating birthdays this month were presented with their signature dessert and a glass of port as a bonus. We love Fandango and could not recommend more highly!
  33. VA

    VeraA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I had higher expectations. Ordered well done steak (filet mignon) but I was served with medium rare instead. The waiters are nice but food should be better
  34. AM

    AlanM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very attentive waitstaff but not intrusive. Food was exquisite. Would definitely return.
  35. B

    Beachcomber

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of favorite go to locations for special occasions. Never disappointed.
  36. TR

    TerryR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal!! We were a party of 4 and we could not have asked for any better prepared meals, generous wine pours & wonderfully attentive service — we will return!!
  37. JS

    JudithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Very quiet atmosphere which is a plus.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food and service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & delicious food and great ambiance!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Birthday dinner.. the food was excellent. The service was ok. Our server never smiled

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fandango offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-3456.

Fandango is rated 4.6 stars by 3372 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Fandango

223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lighthouse Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Grove

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Next to the restaurant is a public lot with 100 spaces.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pierre Bain

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-3456

  • Private party facilities

    Fandango Restaurant, located in the heart of Pacific Grove, stands for a heritage of good taste ,craftsmanship of award winning cuisine and 25 years of tradition. We are back in business. We are open for dinner ( only ) seven days a week

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Adams: (831) 333-9798

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