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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
831-333-1200
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Ranked #11 of 259 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I ate at Bistro Moulin about a week ago. I highly recommend this restaurant, and would say calling ahead for a reservation, a must. I was there with six other people, so we were a fairly large group. Service was superb; food was excellent. The gnocchi was unbelievably delicious, highly recommend. It comes as an appetizer or an entrée. I... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had a very good dinner there, for a good price. The place is very stylish, with nice decor, and good service. it is usually full and may need reservation during high season. The price is reasonable and the menu is extensive enough

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Petaluma CA, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Atmsophere was very cozy and our waiter was very attentive. They had a nice selection of French dishes and French and CA wines. We arrived around 7:30 pm without a reservation but managed to get a table. The restaurant was very busy which is always a good sign. We had had a late lunch and weren't very hungry so we... More

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Seaside, California
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always make a reservation. It's small but charming. All indoor dining in two separate dining rooms. Very friendly staff. Very attentive and I've dined there many times over the years. Chef Diddier is very credentialed and his food is very consistent. Even on an evening when he wasn't there the food was spot on. Was very impressed his staff had... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This review is intended for the chef of this establishment. 1. Butter leaf salad: dressing was weak with acid, pickled onions unflavorful because they were to cold and the butter was coagulated: unpleasant to eat, ricotta salata was to sparse, salad over all was under seasoned. 2. Housemade Pate: presentation bland and uninterested, lacked condiments, under seasoned. Atmosphere: good Service:... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We reserved a table for 2 at 8 PM, were seated promptly at a superb location out of traffic, near the wine bins. Our server was knowledgable and efficient, personable and professional. The least expensive French Bordeaux red was delightful! The escargot were delicious, mopped up the sauce with bread. Crepes with crab, shrimps, and scallops were reminiscent of coquilles... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A very popular restaurant. It is located on a quiet street. We can feel the vibe the moment we step in. It really feels like I am in a bistro in Paris. Food : we had the mussels, of course and the ossobuco. Both good! Service : good. we had a 8:45 reservation but the table's not ready yet. The... More

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Earth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Well made, well-presented food: The osso buco was nicely done, and the marrow was especially tasty. Ratatouille was served hot; I had somehow expected it to be cold (I enjoy ratatouille at *any* temperature.), but this was a presumption on my part. Enjoyed having a table from which I could watch the action in the kitchen.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Met a waiter in Big Sur who likes to cook and eat and he said it was one of the best in Carmel/Monterey area. We found a number of dishes we would have liked to tried but could only eat two and they were really good. Wouldn't have found it without his tip.

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Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Arriving in Monterey for the weekend we used our trusted Trip Advisor to help us decide on a place for dinner and selected Bistro Moulin based on the reviews. We had a wonderful night. We shared the house made country style pate which reminded us of the pate we had at some bistros in Paris... Very good. Next I had... More

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