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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 169
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Glorious

Beautiful authentic French cuisine that seems home-cooked. Relaxed, friendly, very comfortable ambience, with a wonderful chef and waiters who really know their stuff. Behind the scenes very organized and precise, with great wine list. Dinner for two with everything was $120, and it was totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Paul C
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful authentic French cuisine that seems home-cooked. Relaxed, friendly, very comfortable ambience, with a wonderful chef and waiters who really know their stuff. Behind the scenes very organized and precise, with great wine list. Dinner for two with everything was $120, and it was totally memorable - thanks Bistro Moulin!

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Monterey Peninsula, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small, very nice. Went for Mother's Day and had the set menu. Excellent food, cooked to perfection. Mom likes her fillet well done and they did it perfectly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a treat to find this restaurant off the beaten path in Monterey while on honeymoon. The staff was friendly and we even got to meet the chef. The food is french and delicious but not overly rich that you feel sick afterwards. We enjoyed the food and wine so much we will definitely be back!

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It was a toss up between this and the Sardine Factory. We didn't get to eat in the second one but were not disappointed by the Bistro Moulin. We possibly didn't need to book but it was clearly popular with both tourists and locals. The restaurant is unpretentious and the area in which we sat was not particularly cosy, but... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A quaint little local restaurant with a good reputation. We eat out a lot and Bistro Moulin was recommended. We weren't overly impressed, though our meals were fine. My wife is a chef and employs chefs so is very objective about cuisine. I had Poulet rôti aux Herbes (free range chicken breast marinated in herbs on the bone) with brussel... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a fantastic find - it felt like being in Paris between the decor and the menu. Then - the fish of the day was perfectly cooked and the sauce, light and exactly what the sea bass needed, nothing overwhelming at all. The meal was wonderful and we will most definitely return. Merci mille fois!

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Bistro Moulin

Address: 867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
Phone Number: 831-333-1200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
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
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: French, European

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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 to $100
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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