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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
831-333-1200
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Incredible food, great staff

Fantastic food and attentive service with a very nondescript exterior, yet quaint European atmosphere inside. We shared the spinach gnocchi in a Parmesan cheese cream sauce that was scrumptious (used our provided bread to finish up the sauce). Hubby had the rabbit special (divine) and I had osso... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
yukonmom
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Camino CA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Camino CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and attentive service with a very nondescript exterior, yet quaint European atmosphere inside. We shared the spinach gnocchi in a Parmesan cheese cream sauce that was scrumptious (used our provided bread to finish up the sauce). Hubby had the rabbit special (divine) and I had osso buco (fabulous). Great wine selections by glass or bottle. We celebrated our... More 

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Portland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The complimentary carmelized carrot spread was incredible. The escargot, onion soup gratinee and spinach gnocchi were excellent. We had the best duck confit we've ever had, and verything was served quite promptly even though they were very busy. The chef is incredible, and we'll be sure to visit this place on our next trip. It's very small and quite charming.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Delicious! And just off Cannery Row enough that it isn't overrun with tourists. A great little restaurant - try the gnocchi!

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Don't let the exterior fool you as it almost did me and my Wife. We were celebrating our anniversary in Monterey which is by far one of our favorite destinations and while staying at the Spindrift Inn (Also Excellent!) the people at the front desk suggested Bistro Moulin which was just off Cannery Row. They started us off with this... More 

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Madera, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We ate here on Christmas Eve and it was exceptional. The restaurant is small but the tables are reasonably spaced and the noise level was low enough to allow easy conversation. The decor is a bit on the dated side and didn't really put me in mind of a french bistro, but was pleasant and comfortable. The real thing here... More 

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Carmel, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We love Bistro Moulin, but we tried a prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve and were extremely disappointed. The food ordinarily is first rate (and we are harsh critics) but trying to serve the entire restaurant almost at the same time is not their strength! The appetizers were refrigerator cold, not room temperature, which the waitress insisted they were.... More 

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Pacific Grove, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This dining experience was for an anniversary celebration and since my family and I have a fond love of Paris searched comments and overall found them to be quite positive. Based on this and the lovely video on the website from their French Chef chose this location for a romantic and memorable dinner. The evening started out with a wonderful... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, service is impeccable. Remember to make reservations as this place is loved by Monterey's locals

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We booked a reservation for two and the table was ready upon arrival. The place is quiet and romantic, the waiters were attentive and I loved watching the food leave the kitchen. It definitely made it harder to decide on what to order. We ordered french onion soup, moules frites, and steak bordelaise. Everything was amazing! Every time I think... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a delightful discovery! Upon rolling into town in the late afternoon looked around for evening dining and my husband actually found the Bistro on Yelp. We called and they suggested they needed 40 minutes to get us in. We walked from our hotel at The Monterey Plaza and were delighted with the atmosphere at the little bistro. It felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-333-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?