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Montrio Bistro

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Italian, French, American, Fusion
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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706 (Franklin)
Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro
+1 831-648-8880
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 248
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Consistently Good Food

I wish I were allowed to give a 4-1/2 start rating. The food here is consistently very good. I've never had a bad meal here. The ambiance is good though sometimes a little on the noisy side depending where you are sitting. The service is good and the price very reasonable for what you get. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
creativity2001
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California, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I wish I were allowed to give a 4-1/2 start rating. The food here is consistently very good. I've never had a bad meal here. The ambiance is good though sometimes a little on the noisy side depending where you are sitting. The service is good and the price very reasonable for what you get. The have a dinner and... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wow. My husband and I shared a caesar salad which was little gems dressed and lightly grilled. I couldn't understand why it was so tasty until our waitress explained. Excellent italian anchovies. I had the capellini w tomatoes. Sheer comfort food. Again I couldn't figure out what was cooking. Air dried tomatoes. Who goes to that kind of length. Fantastic... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food, ambience and atmosphere was amazing! Highly recommend this place for any occasion!! My mouth is still watering at the thought of this place!!!

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Alhambra, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Montrio Bistro is a popular restaurant. Service is quick and food taste very good. Variety selection menu, price is average.

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Napa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary at this amazing bistro. Housed in the old firehouse, we recalled Hammerheads from over 20 years ago. The special seating and impeccable service provided an amazing dining experience. From the cocktails to artichoke appetizer, BLT salad, and main courses of braised short ribs and sirloin steak, our meal was perfect!! They even waived the corkage on... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Montrio is,in my opinion, the best upscale restaurant in the Monterey area. My wife and I celebrated an anniversary on Monday and the food and service could not have been better. Our server, Cesar, was very helpful, always there when we needed him but didn't hover and insert himself in our conversation. Instead of entrees, we opted for a selection... More 

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roseville
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, four of us ate at Montrio Bistro last week. While my wife was battling a cold which effected her taste, we all raved about the meal we had. The setting is classic upper end Bistro with nice table settings and service. We started off with their Calamari appetizer which was very good. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were in Monterey for a short getaway from Vegas last week and this restaurant was such a pleasure. We had the roasted artichoke (I thought my husband was going to lick the relish out of the bowl to make sure he got it all) and the grilled Caesar salad, which was out of this world, to start. I had... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had dinner at Montrio Bistro last night. I had the truffle tater tots, a kale salad and the bread pudding. This was some of the best food I have had in a long time! My friend had the lobster mac & cheese another winner Thank you chef Bryan! The service was impeccable, I can't say enough good things about... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was part of a Travelzoo deal with the Monterey Hotel. After checking out the menu we decided to go with the 'Dinner & a Movie' Limited menu but only $23.99 for dinner and the movie (at the Osio Cinema). We had the Assorted Mushroom with crispy polenta, Fire Roasted Artichoke with Mediterranean relish (I could have eaten a cup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
    (Franklin)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-648-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?