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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
831-333-1200
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Ranked #6 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Virginia City, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here the first and last nights of a four-night visit to Monterey, and loved it. Our waiter the first night was very knowledgable about the wine, and our main courses and dessert were delicious both nights. It's a small restaurant, so make sure to make a reservation early. The pork tenderloin was cooked perfectly. Not... More

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milpitasca
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221 reviews 221 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our second time visiting this quaint little bistro. You must have reservations always. Tables are a bit close together but that really did not cause a problem. Service was prompt and friendly. I decided on the Osso Buco Milanese, which is veal shank with tomatoes accompanied with polenta. It was a tasty, filling dish. My husband ordered the... More

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thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visit my brother in Monterey couple of times a year and come here often since it's one of his favorites. It seems to be popular with locals, so reservation is recommended, especially for dinner. The service was always professional, efficient and friendly. The place is small so the sitting can be tight. The wine selection is very good. I... More

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NY
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had reservations here, make sure you do also, even during the week. Food was excellent, as was service. Wine list was extensive, but they also had half bottles for those who really only wanted a glass or two.

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Fresno, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bistro Moulin was recommended to us by friends. And what a great find. We have eaten in many wonderful restaurants in the Monterey Bay area and this is one of the best. Cozy and warm interior. Excellent food. Perfect service. Reasonable prices. What more could you want? Since we lost our favorite french restaurant in Carmel a few years ago... More

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Guelph, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went for a light early dinner. It is a bit pricey but food is excellent. Husband had the Onion Soup (10.50) and Fish of the Day ($25.00) and loved it (portion was large). I had the tomatoe soup ($8.50) and the Poutlet Roti aux Herbes ($22) - all very good. Daughter had the Moules Frites ($23) and again, excellent.... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A wonderful French restaurant. Great food, the chef is French and has taught his sous chefs well as when we went on Monday evening he was off, but the food was absolutely delicious. We ordered starters as being in a French place rather than American the portion sizes are much smaller and more appropriate. In all we had cheeses, tomato... More

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Austin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate in some fantastic restaurants in LA before heading up to the Monterey Penninsula. I have to say that Bistro Moulin was the best restaurant of the week. The wine list is excellent and nicely priced and the foot was amazing. I had the spinach gnocchi and believe they are the best gnocchi I have ever had including meals... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had the pleasure of dining at Bistro Moulin while on a golf vacation in Monterey, CA. It was very similar to the best meals I've had in Paris. The food was top notch, the atmosphere was pleasant and the service was spot on. The four of us all had a great meal at a much more reasonable price than... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the busy tourist area of Monterey one street up from Cannery Row you will find this lovely Bistro. Beautiful food well cooked and presented. Knowledgeable helpful staff resulting in a great culinary experience. Do not pass it by if you are looking for an alternative to fast food. This little Bistro will not disappoint.

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