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Passionfish, Pacific Grove

701 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove , California
Tel: 831 655 3311's insider take:

Chef Ted Walter and his wife, Cindy, have stacked up an impressive number of awards for their humble little restaurant in Pacific Grove, the seaside town just northwest of Monterey. You'll find hearty meat dishes like rack of lamb and duck confit on their menu, but their real passion is—yes—fish. Sustainably caught fish, to be exact, expertly seasoned and subtly flavored. A sure bet is the sole served with a pancetta-portobello vinaigrette—or, in crab season, the Caribbean-style bouillabaisse. The casual, welcoming dining room, with butcher paper–covered tables set close together, makes you feel like you're at a big dinner party.

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