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Fandango

4.7
4.7
3259 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

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 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

  • Area

    Pacific Grove

  • Cross Street

    Lighthouse Avenue

  • Parking Details

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

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

What 3,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Notable Wine List

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Special Occasions

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  1. CH

    CHEVEMEJIA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  2. j

    jkid

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was good but 4 scallops was 68 dollars. I’m still trying to figure that out but was surprised. I’m sure the waiter did say in advance so not deceived in any way but I don’t think I’ve ever seen scallops priced so high.
  3. m

    mikeq5

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table and excellent service and food!
  4. BG

    BenG

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  5. SS

    SheilaS

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dine there often love it I live on peninsula and have dined many places and this is favorite!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rico lugar para recomendar .
  7. GD

    GregD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Pretty sure your fresh caught salmon was farmed atlantic
  8. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as always. Every course is fantastic.
  9. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Sad to say that my second visit to Fandango was not as fabulous as the first. The wait staff was wonderful, the wine was lovely, and the bread and salad were terrific. But the French onion soup tasted odd, my husband's New York Steak was not great quality, its accompanying sauce was bland, and my pasta was not flavorful. It seemed that the Wednesday night chef was off his game. Hopefully it will be better next time.
  10. J

    Jan673

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have enjoyed going to Fandango's for many years to celebrate special occasions. Though a bit expensive, the food is always very good. And we never have to complain about the service.
  11. K

    Kevin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive, accommodating, and had a great sense of humor. They easily accommodated a time change after heavy traffic delayed our party and they had no problem seating an extra last-minute guest. We were never rushed and the entire night there wasn't a single empty glass as staff regularly came to refill water and wine. I would absolutely recommend Fandango and would be delighted to return. Thank you!
  12. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I had such high hopes for this place. 1st-pasta puttanesca was serious miss, dry and not special. 2nd-scallops were not a complete miss. But not much of a bang for the buck. 3rd abalone was definitely a big miss. For $98 I got 2 heavily breaded "steaks". These steaks were so thin and lost in the breading and soggy from the sauce I couldn't figure what was happening. Very small portion of potatoes and beans came up short on flavor. Our bill with a bottle of wine came up to $385. It actually hurt to oay this bill. Manager never stopped by our table to check on things and water was serves about 20 min after we sat down. There are so many other places to spend that kind of money and get better quality food and service.
  13. SL

    SavioringLife

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our second visit to Fandango and it was as good as the first time the recommended to anyone who's looking for Fine Food and great service
  14. SC

    SheriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
  15. LS

    LeeS38

    Fort Lauderdale

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I guess I'm a sucker for atmosphere. This charming restaurant had us captivated with fresh flowers, an intimate table with superb food and service. We loved every detail.
  16. MD

    MilanaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to dine. The food and service never disappoint. They are so warm and friendly, highly recommend.
  17. c

    celebration

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere, wonderful ambiance
  18. CB

    ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It's a romantic place. Good for a date. Food is excellent and extensive wine list.
  19. KC

    KellyC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Have been to this restaurant many times and felt like quality of food just wasn’t great
  20. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolutely finest dining experience anywhere on the Monterey I have dined at the world’s best from Lutece to TourD’Argent. Fandango’s staff is wonderful, attentive, non intrusive, and friendly making me feel like family and royalty both at once. Best culinary offering with impeccable presentation. Add a pallet tantalizing wine menu and its nirvana. If you are in Monterey, Carmel, or Pacific Grove, Fandango is the pearl in the dining oyster by the sea. I’m John G aka Nohj Reiemborg and Fandango gets five stars!
  21. e

    eatoutalot

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always loved Fandango. Hadn’t eaten here in about 5 years, and it’s still wonderful! Calamari steak was cooked perfectly. Asparagus soup was delightful and full of flavor. Wine list is extensive with good range of prices. Decaf cappuccinos were we might say the best cappuccinos we’ve ever had—not exaggerating! Service was perfect. This place is a true treasure!
  22. LB

    LongBeachLou

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful. They made a big fuss over our anniversary which was appreciated.
  23. GS

    GregoryS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    C- at best. Mediocre food at high end price. I knew prices going in, enjoy fine dining regularly, and this was a MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. Ordered the filet mignon medium rare which came absolutely blood red rare. When I sent it back the small dollop of what was supposed to be scalloped potatoes and string beans were left on my plate to cool for the next 10 minutes. Normally get a nice restaurant they would refresh the entire place when mistake like this happens. I will say the bread was delicious as was the appetizer sand dabs. Other than that nothing I couldn't have got someplace else for a fifth of the price. I will not be going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Awesome service!
  25. CS

    CathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Fandango for our Anniversary Dinner over the weekend while staying at the Gosby House Inn. It was lovely inside. Beautiful décor, warm and inviting. The service was perfect. Jorge was our waiter...he was knowledgeable, attentive and fun. And then there was the food. My husband and I both had fish dishes. They were cooked perfectly as were the vegetables. The portions were generous but we had just enough room for dessert...a lovely plate of profiteroles, filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate drizzle. Cannot wait to go back...five stars...or is it ten?
  26. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and wonderful ambience. Can't wait for or or next visit!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Given private area bc we stressed hearing issues, lovely thoughtful service. Food quite good, but not perfect on main courses. Still overall we would all come again.
  28. MM

    MikeMc

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant when in Monterey, Pacific Grove or Carmel. Food is astounding with service to match. Has a deep wine list, too.
  29. EL

    ElaineL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  30. L

    Lucy

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner. We started with a couple glasses of sparkling wine! It’s was not to either of our tastes but was sweet honey. But that’s our tastes, I’m sure many people would love it. We shared an appetizer of sand dabs. They were marvelous. Then I had a Caesar salad- everything a Caesar should be. Crisp romaine hearts cut into bite size pieces, a wonderful lemony dressing with garlic and cheese. He had a nice beet and goat cheese salad. Excellent dressing again nice size beets. He had the short ribs. Sauce helped with well done beef. I got the Dover Sole and worth every penny. Boned at table very nicely done. Grand Marnier soufflé served in ramekin. Sauce goer. After such a good meal it was decent but not special. Very loud parties around us and crowded. We enjoy the varied menu and had have been coming for about 12 years. We will return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service
  32. I

    Islander

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Fandango’s for the past 16 years. That should say it all. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding, and the overall experience is priceless. Over the years, I have recommended Fandango’s to many friends and family. No one had a bad thing to say about the restaurant. I very highly recommended it.
  33. J

    Jack

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful food...with the exception of the dessert.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service!! Beautiful view of the ocean from the second floor!
  35. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Excellent, and I own restaurants. High 5!
  36. N

    Napan

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One of my favorites on the Monterey Peninsula. Their Cannelloni is excellent. Wish their wine by the glass had better selection.
  37. BG

    BenG

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fandango’s is always great. Excellent service and great menu. However, the pricing has been increased significantly. The pricing is now comparable with Peppoli, Spanish Bay.
  38. ES

    EigerSanction

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  39. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we visit Pacific Grove we always stop and have dinner here . Never disappoints always amazing. The farm raised abalone is delicious along with the beet salad and a martini 🍸 or two . Looking forward to our next visit
  40. m

    my1to3

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a family favorite. Use to come here with my in laws. we decided to come for our 30th wedding anniversary, they did not disappoint. service , food, and ambience are still evident in this great Monterey restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.7 stars by 3259 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Fandango

223 17th St Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lighthouse Avenue

  • Area

    Pacific Grove

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 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

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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