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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real french great value

The fish was amazing Mussels just fantastic Prices very reasonable We went twice!!! Not a trap, a real french experience Myum

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rick L
Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Burlington, Vermont
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The fish was amazing Mussels just fantastic Prices very reasonable We went twice!!! Not a trap, a real french experience Myum

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My favorite type of restaurant-- small, Italian, with great food and great wine. The service was impeccable. I had osso bucco that was melting off the bone good, and they even provided a small spoon for the marrow. The atmosphere was perfect and we were able to enjoy a conversation with an old friend. I would definitely eat there again... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I love French food but rarely find it available for less than $$$ on Yelp. This was affordable for a nice meal in a cute seaside town and super delicious! I had the canneloni and creme brulee plus a carrot appetizer that was on the house.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For fresh fish, perfectly prepared, with romantic ambience and great wine, this place can't be beat! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bistro Moulin! Would definitely return.

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Orange County, Ca
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We ate at Bistro Moulin in Monterey this week on the recommendations of a colleague. We were very happy that we did. Set in a small building a block from the Monterey Bay waterfront and aquarium, the space welcomes with a French flag and a very French Bistro interior. It is intimate, simple and warm. We ordered a glass of... More 

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Although Bistro Moulin is just a block off Cannery Row, it is definitely not a tourist trap. The Cannelloni Tartofa is very carefully prepared and flavorful. It is a small restaurant and the menu is limited but well thought out. The wine list is extensive. The service was attentive but not overbearing. We will dine here again when in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Food was good, but over priced. We shared an appetizer, ordered two entrees and shared a dessert: $95 with tips without drinks! Service was prompt, but not friendly or engaging. We told them that it was our 20 years anniversary at the time we made the reservation, but nothing special was done; not even a congratulation. Food was good, but... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited after spending a few hours at the aquarium across the street with two teens. To be honest I had pretty low expectations given the proximity to the aquarium/the fact that the restaurant is in such a touristy area. Excellent meal! Catch of the day (sole) was fabulous, as was duck confit, escargot, moules & frites, and gnocchi. One... More 

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Boynton Beach
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our first trip to a french restaurant in quite awhile. Maybe our expectations were too high, but we were disappointed considering the high price we paid. Service was attentive although a bit disjointed with several different waitstaff coming to our table. Nice atmosphere with a small cottage feel, but ridiculously noisy and busy. The entrees were very good, but just... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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266 reviews 266 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We called for reservations; we didn't want to miss a chance to eat at this restaurant. We are so glad we did. It gets booked up fast, and fills with locals who meet to catch up over great wines and great dining in a casual atmosphere. We were impressed at the variety of customers, young, old, foreign, local - every... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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