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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

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    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
Best restaurant in Monterey and perfect spot to celebrate anniversaries!

After scouring Yelp and talking to locals, we selected Bistro Moulin to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary in Monterey. We stayed at the Clement, so we asked the concierge to make our booking and walked uphill to the restaurant for our dinner. Lovely. Walking in the door, it was like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
valerie210
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After scouring Yelp and talking to locals, we selected Bistro Moulin to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary in Monterey. We stayed at the Clement, so we asked the concierge to make our booking and walked uphill to the restaurant for our dinner. Lovely. Walking in the door, it was like stepping back into Paris. Café curtains, small table, perfect French... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

.......with perhaps the best French food we've ever had. Service as excellent, and the prices are reasonable. It's small so make reservations!

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Quebec, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were in California for 10 days, eating out every night. The food experience was generally excellent. San Francisco was a real BLAST. Even Monterey was good. I have to admit that my Wife and I are tough critics but Bistro Le Moulin in Monterey was the exception during our journey... What a disappointment ! We have a tough time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A nice little place with very simple decor. Quite a few reviews mark it highly as one of the best places in Monterey this is a worry for everything else and puts us off dining locally anywhere? The food here is prepared with care and every dish we ordered was nicely presented and good quality. The menu is small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I spent a week in Monterey attending a business training program and during that time I tried a few restaurants in the are and Bistro Moulin was by far the best one. They serve high quality food and offers a good selection of wines. Staff were very friendly and the service was great. Highly recommended!

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orinda, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Their "signature dish" is incredibly delicious, very light, feels so good in the mouth and in the tummy. And it's the lowest priced item ($18.75) among the entrees. The salad and dessert were outstanding, but the gnocchi was truly memorable. Can't wait to have it again!

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

we got the recommendation from fellow travelers at the hotel and went for dinner. small. good food and great service. highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our group of eleven enjoyed all our meals. The kids liked the gnocchi and the other main courses we great. The restaurant has a quaint decor. We would definitely have dinner here next time we are in Monterey.

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had dinner at Bistro Moulin near Cannery Row and the Monterey Aquarium. The evening was very pleasant with great food and wine. The menu was varied with nice fish and beef options. The escargot was very good for an appetizer and the filet Mignon and Sand Dabs were excellent. They have a good selection of local wines by the... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our party of 3 was able to make a Friday reservation a few days prior. Prime time was filled but we were able to reserve a table for 6:30. Upon arrival we were seated promptly and given plenty of time to make our menu selections. Being the sharing types, we ordered the antipasti platter as a communal starter, Osso Buco,... 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: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?