Rack of Lamb
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After 50 years of marriage we celebrated with a beautiful dinner! Thank you for making it so special
As close to normal as you can get during the Covid. Great food in a nice warm tent!
We were seated promptly but had to wait for awhile before we got any service. From then on the service was excellent until we finished our main course. Although we had already ordered our dessert, it took quite awhile before it came. The spinach salad was very good bur the rest of our meal was just OK. Not great but not bad either. There's an extensive but expensive (when compared to comparable local restaurants) wine list and we were able to find our favorite wine there so we were happy about that. On the whole I'd recommend the restaurant.
They did a good job seating in a covered area so that one hardly noticed it was outdoor dining. The service was professional and excellent. The food and drinks maintained their usual high standard.
Excellent service. Outdoor seating was very comfortable with heat lamps. Definitely recommend!!
We always love Fandango! We have been going for over 30years and have never been let down!
This place is a throw back to the 1980s. The prices are too high for the quality, presentation and service. I was also disturbed that the "outdoor" seating was in a tent that was mostly sealed on 3-1/2 sides. There was not adequate ventilation to meet health department requirements for outdoor dining.
Sweetbreads was amazingly great
Always enjoy Fandagos. The food and service are always outstanding
The food here is divine! This was our second visit in two weeks. I had the fresh wild abalone again and it did not disappoint. Another diner had the short ribs and loved them. My daughter had the French Onion Soup which she wanted seconds of. The service is professional and friendly. Order the Grand Marnier souffle. It is to die for!
Overall experience was great. Due to COVID, outside dining was just ok which was to be expected. No complaints whatsoever. Will dine again.
Simply a delightful evening. The staff is fantastic, I appreciate it the plexiglass in between tables, the food was delicious.
It’s been 15 years since I last dined at Fandango. Given the covid precautions, I felt the excellent customer service and amazing food experience was how I last remembered. Applause to the staff who are trying their best to adapt to ever changing conditions.
We always go to Fandango for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. This time we were celebrating our 42nd anniversary. Seating was different this time due to corona virus and we were seated next door in a very nicely arranged tent structure. Fandango did a great job making it feel special, and it was.
As usual service was first rate as was our food. I always have a tough time deciding what to eat as I have at least 5 favorite meals, starting with the osso bucco. This time I had sand dabs again and as like everything else on the menu, it was excellent as. We shared profiteroles for dessert and the manager brought out two glasses of port to accompany it.
We look forward to coming back another special occasion very soon.
The food is to die for! Wonderful every time! Great staff and experience.
The bread was outstanding as was the osso bucco. The sand dabs appetizer was good but too much butter which overpowered the fish. This was also true for the abalone which was very disappointing due to breading and butter/oil—virtually tasteless. Service was exceptional —-especially given the outdoor tent requirement.
Delicious food and impeccable service. Even during COVID they made us feel like every other time we’d been there. The sand dabs appetizer was amazing and they have an extensive wine list.
I ate at Fandango on Halloween, 2020. My table was in the front outside patio because indoor seating is presently prohibited due to the COVID pandemic. Tables were spaced about 8' apart and all the staff wore masks.
I live in the area part-time. I eat here maybe once every couple months. It's not cheep, but the quality of food is first class. My meal this time was $200, which included an appetizer, two mixed drinks, a half bottle of wine, an entree, and a desert. The ambience is that of an Italian villa; it's quite peaceful. Great place for a romantic evening and special occasions. The staff are efficient and very friendly.
My favorite entrees are Osso Bucco, Paella, and Rack of Lamb. They also have 'Surf & Turf, which is a Filet with Lobster Tail. The Scallop appetizer is heavenly. There's no mixed drink menu - just tell the waiter what you want and the bartender will make a wonderful libation. I like their Martinis and Cadillac Margarita.
I gave it 5 stars for everything except "Value." You gotta shell out some $ to eat this well.
Always delicious & great service.
Super consistent. Love the food & staff. Highly recommend!!
Amazing food—and we tried a lot of things. Rack of lamb, scallops, paella, scampi—all so good. Caprese salad was awesome as was hearts of palm. Soufflé, special coffee, profiteroles...and (OMG) the bread! Service was lovely —the people who run this restaurant are a family of workers who have partnered together for decades. Best dining in years.
I have been going to Fandango’s for about 13 years. I live in the SF Bay Area so whenever I am in Monterey, Fandango’s is always my place to go. My favourite meal there is the rack of lamb which has never disappointed me. The staff is super friendly and the food is always prepared pleasing visually and in taste. Due to Covid issues the dining was outside. It was warm enough and they had plenty of heaters. The only thing I did not care for was where I was seated. It is outdoor dining but my table faced a brick wall on three sides. I was a single diner and this seat was for two diners who can engage in conversation. I looked at the brick wall and counted the holes in the bricks. My waiter was very attentive to my dinning experience, which I appreciated. I will always dine at Fandango’s every time I am in the Monterey Peninsula. I have also recommend the restaurant to many friends who all have had great experience there.
We came here for my husbands birthday celebration. We were seated right away under a heat lamp. The ambience was romantic and soft. They don’t have a cocktail menu but they have a full bar. Our server gave us amazing food and drinks recommendations. The food was delicious, I had the scallops and my husband had the lamb rack.
Fandango has had to adapt during this time and they have done a wonderful job. Food and service were excellent considering the pandemic.
Eating outside really looses its ambience
I understand that it needs to happen to stay open but it just not the same
We absolutely loved our dinner fandangos. The staff was so great and the food was amazing. Very Covid safe and all outdoor. It was very warm with all of the heater lamps so no need to worry :) Highly recommend!
Fandango is always excellent. We have been going every time we are in Pacific Grove for the last few years. Food, service and wine are consistently great. This year dining outside was different but well managed and fun during this strange time.
It was patio dining only.... they made the best of it. As always the food and wine were OUTSTANDING so who cares that it was patio dining only. 😎
This meal was my best Covid dining experience. The restaurant has made a great effort to decorate outside, effective heaters, and lovely ambiance. Wait staff was helpful and attentive and the food was delicious.
I almost always order the same thing, the scallops and the canneloni followed by chocolate mousse. I mixed it up a bit this time and ordered the french onion soup, the smoked salmon and the canneloni and of course the chocolate mousse. Everything was delicious. The service here is always good. I was surprised to see the restaurant was packed on a weeknight. They have taken over the outdoor space in the building next door which is used to store wine.
Great food and service
Lovely atmosphere and great food
Private table in corner outside by heat lamp. Attentive service and great food!
Great service, quality wine list and food was delicious
Fandango has done a great job with their outdoor set-up during the pandemic. They had plenty of heaters (pretty much one for each table) and transparent plastic dividers between the well-distanced tables. The food and service were phenomenal!
One of the best places for a special event and an outstanding meal. Fantastic French and Mediterranean food with lots of local ingredients.
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Everything was superb, food, ambiance, cocktails, and dessert.
Delicious meal from start to finish!
Celebrating our anniversary. The meal was amazing, great wine list and our server was wonderful. Such a great gem of a restaurant. Very diverse menu too!
The food was delicious and the service was great.
Always an amazing experience. The food, while old school, is always very delicious and prepared with Care. Best Rack of Lamb ever!! The service is always impeccable, and thanks to Miguel, the GM, for another great meal! Eating outside in the front courtyard was actually a delight (weather cooperated greatly!)
Best restaurant on the Peninsula!