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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
831-333-1200
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Ranked #6 of 259 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Fresno, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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Orange Park, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of the real advantages to Trip Advisor is the ability to find small local restaurants that really create great dishes. I'm sure many of the hotels in the area would recommend this restaurant because it is just what a couple wants to get away from the regular tourist haunts. While just a block removed from Cannery Row, it's like... More

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Napa, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We feel so lucky that a friend recommended Bistro Moulin for a family birthday dinner. What a find! We loved the ambiance and the service was outstanding. Every dish we enjoyed was prepared perfectly, and the local fish I ate was one of the best plates on the menu. My husband said his mussels were nothing short of superb.

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Northern California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Though we go to Monterey regularly, we only discovered Bistro Moulin on this trip (thanks to a hi Zagat rating). Since it's close to the Aquarium we specifically made a rather late reservation to not have any kind of parking aggravation. Standard French items (terrine, moules, onion soup) were standouts. The specialty of the evening, cailles (quails) in cherry sauce,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were in Northern California for 9 days, eating out every night and looking for a great food experience. And we were not disappointed (even out of San Francisco / includiiing Headlsburg North of Sonoma at Willi's for tapas). Generally pretty amazing. Highly Perbacco in SF's Financial District.... WOW !!! Bistro Le Moulin in Monterey was the exception on our... More

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