Passionfish offers serious food in a fun and causal atmosphere. The combination of Chef Ted Walter’s uniquely flavorful culinary creations and an award winning wine list have earned Passionfish a place among California’s finest restaurants. Yet, prices remain quite reasonable, enabling locals to frequent this family friendly establishment.
Once inside, you will immediately come to realize why the owners, Ted and Cindy Walter, coined the name Passionfish. There is a certain jubilance that permeates the restaurant, confirming you’re welcome and setting the mood for a fun and relaxing dining experience. The fresh and simple decor underscores Chef Ted Walter’s talents. The four interconnected dining rooms offer intimacy, while the staff’s pampering reminds you that you’re not at home. While the atmosphere is casual, Passionfish is hardly frivolous. The Walters are committed to the philosophy of serving healthy, flavorful, and ecologically sound meal choices. They shop the farmer’s markets to select organic produce and serve exclusively, sustainable seafood. Chef Walter specializes in simple, inspired meals emphasizing the natural flavors of these quality ingredients at their peak of freshness.
Passionfish’s ever-changing menu makes each visit a new adventure. Although the name Passionfish naturally conjures up visions of fresh seafood, the menu always offers many tantalizing alternatives, including steaks, fowl, and vegetarian dishes. And the wine flows freely at Passionfish, from a list as diverse as any in the world. Their award winning wine list offers selections sure to please both the connoisseur and novice alike. Over 400 selections, ranging from local California varietals to rare and desirable wines from around the world, believe it or not, are all are priced at retail! Chef Walter tastes every wine on the list to ensure it meets the pairing standards of his menu. Passionfish was recently selected by the National Restaurant Association to receive the prestigious title of “Best Wine List in America.”