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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 197
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Lovely restaurant with great food

We had New Year's Eve dinner at the Bistro Moulin - and have so much enjoyed the excellent food, the champagne and the lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anica221
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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113 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had New Year's Eve dinner at the Bistro Moulin - and have so much enjoyed the excellent food, the champagne and the lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent, too.

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California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I and another couple had a fabulous experience at this delightful, cozy bistro. The chef is Paris trained and offers a excellent menu. The spinach gnocchi is a popular choice, but we also each had different entrees that were beautifully prepared. I loved the pork marsala, the special of the evening, and my husband enjoyed the mussels... More 

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San Francisco CA
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this cozy and brightly designed cafe in Monterey. The petrale sole special was everything I could want, and the creme brulée excellent. Nice spot!

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Monterey, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you would like a small restaurant feel with some of the best gnocchi you have had, make sure to give Bistro Moulin a try. The sauce is perfect and I did not want it to end. Can't wait to go back!

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Santa Barbara, Ca
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, our meals were very delicious, the atmosphere was sufficiently French to get lost in that culture for an evening's meal, and the wine was excellent. We started with an appetizer of peppers, beans, olives, sausage, artichoke hearts, and a celery remoulade. Despite it being a French bistro, we ordered the spinach gnocchi and, I might be wrong here, but... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly intimate restaurant. Compact space. Simple tables and chairs. It can remind you of family restaurants where the elders cook in the kitchen while other family members ran the front of the house. And the French bistro menu delivers great simple French food. My butter lettuce salad was crisp, fresh, properly dressed and exactly what I was... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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717 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bistro Moulin is a great little bistro within walking distance of many hotels on Cannery Row. The atmosphere is very French and very intimate. It was also quite festive in December with Christmas decorations. It had no on-line reservation facilities, so we had to phone for a reservation no more than 30 days in advance. We sat at the front... More 

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Sherman Oaks
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely LOVED our experience here!! The service started a little slow, but once we got started, every course was impeccable! The serve was really good as well. Great wine too! We had the carpaccio beet salad appetizer, the spinach gnocchi appetizer, the Coq au Vin and the Osso Bucco. All was beyond expectation. The chocolate mousse was also delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Really good service and the food was just delicious. The chef is French and really friendly. The restaurant is quite close to cannery row, shops and hotels. We went there for Xmas eve and had an amazing time. I would recommend it to any one who wants to try original French food. You won't be disappointed. Merci Boucoup Bristo Moulin!

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were pleased to find a French inspired restaurant. We lived in French speaking countries for 16 years and always look forward to French cuisine. We were not disappointed. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and the wine list had a fair selection of French wines. We chose a wine from the Rhone Valley.

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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Fresno, California, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?