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120 S. E Street, Exeter, CA 93221
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff


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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant surprise in little Exeter

I am truly amazed and impressed by this quaint and comfortable restraunt. The decor was rustic and cozy. The food was so delicious! I had a panini because I couldn't decide. The menu was small, but I was overwhelmed nonetheless so I stuck with something familiar. Its more of a french/Italian fusion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nicole J
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English first
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am truly amazed and impressed by this quaint and comfortable restraunt. The decor was rustic and cozy. The food was so delicious! I had a panini because I couldn't decide. The menu was small, but I was overwhelmed nonetheless so I stuck with something familiar. Its more of a french/Italian fusion menu. We we a little underdressed, not that... More 

Thank Nicole J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We tried out Monet's on a Tuesday night and it was pretty good, but the execution definitely could have been better. The service was mixed: there were two servers in the restaurant that evening, and the one who was actually our server was just okay - she was a little cold at times and did not seem genuine in certain... More 

Thank Matt B
Exeter, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I first moved to Exeter, it was so nice to have a special place close by. The food was tasty and the wine and beer selection was pretty good too. Then, we were in here celebrating an anniversary. It was great until a crowd of muckity mucks from town came in. After that, we (and the couple next to... More 

Thank Betsy S
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

a tiny bistro, 8 tables in, 3 curbside (soon expanding) busy on the saturday night we went, really nice staff, and ambiance. the food is to die for, we had the cheese platter to start, excellent ! steaks, perfectly cooked, potatoes were the best i've had in years. dessert was wicked ! lavender cheesecake......oooooh and raspberry almond tart was superb... More 

Thank Gben
Exeter, California
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you appreciate carefully prepared and interesting flavors (lavender cheesecake) then do try this tiny treasure in Exeter. French food is usually my pick but Monet's could change all that. Try anything and prepare to smile.

Thank gunnysmom
Exeter, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have traveled around the world always being a good "Foodie" to find new and exciting bites. I just happen to be lucky enough to live in Exeter and have access to one of the best establishments that I have encountered. The menu is diverse enough to come back frequently. The specials on the weekends always have a great choice.... More 

Thank Chris T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

As usual, we found this restaurant on the TripAdvisor site. It was very busy and the food was good. The service was very slow and I found the seats uncomfortable.

Thank HolidayOrganiser
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a lovely dinner with our family. Good wine and food in a relaxed athmosphere. Our B&B landlady of the Plantation Hotel advised us to go here.

Thank mirjam h
Santa Iria de Azoia, Portugal
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great Atmosphere, great people, great food. The owner, Jennifer was fantastic! A special mention to my dinner buddies Cynthia, Michael, the two French guys, and of course, Jack! Jack rules! ;-) Will return sometime for sure.

Thank RuiT
Bournemouth, UK
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A lovely little restaurant in the heart of Exeter, with a french theme. The food was very tasty and the options plentiful including non meat choices for those that are vegetarian. My partner is vegetarian and had a lovely meal. Service was faultless and I enjoyed the guitarist providing live music during our dinner.

Thank TomSouthCoast

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 S. E Street, Exeter, CA 93221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: (559)592-9453

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French



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