I had high hopes for a nice lunch. I'd walked along the coast, it was a beautiful sunny day on Friday. I'd been to a perfect Perla Batalla concert the night before.
The dungenous crab and clam chowder was very delish..as was the house chardonnay! The female server was cordial and attentive..and was pushing those specials. I wanted the tilapia grilled sandwich but went with the special of Trio of Fish...halibut, salmon, and sea bass. The salmon was way over cooked as was the seabass..it was like rubber. For some reason the small piece of halibut was saved and was cooked exactly right.
The server came by and said, "isn't the fish divine..it's all fresh". I told her how two were overcooked and I couldn't eat them. She offered to take them back...but I had waited 30 minutes for them and needed to get on the road ...a 3 hour drive ahead of me. She asked if I wanted a glass of wine on the house..."no, I am driving." She then brought back a business card of the owner's that said, "free appetizer when you return". Um.....no. I think they should have at least comped the one glass of wine that I did sip on for 30 minutes. Nope.
Also, I was waiting for the check when the "busboy" came and cleared off every single thing on my table!! Could ya wait until I leave?
I give it two stars for that chowder, the server, and that view! The house chardonnay was good. Someone needs to teach the lunch chef how to cook fish! Hello! Right by the ocean! There were only 4 people in the place when I walked in at 11:45 for lunch.
A bunch of us met and ate at Passionfish the night before....I'll go there again!!
701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
631 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950