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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
831-648-8880
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Ranked #9 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin
Transit: Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Oakland, California, United States
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Dined here with the man today and had a wonderful dining experience. Started out with cocktails (recommend the Old Gringo) and the warm delicious complimentary bread. We followed with the truffle tater tots, which were very good, and the scallop crudo with avocado pana cota which was also tasty. My boyfriend ordered the steak, which was cooked to perfection and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A great tasting menu if you want to sit at the bar. There are several great tasting appetizers that you can sample many of Montrio flavors. But the pleasant surprise was the extensive list of unique cocktails.

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Yakima, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We hit this place on 50% off wine night--I think that's every Sunday. There was a group of us, so that discount was well appreciated. Service wonderful and food really unique and beautifully pressented. I would go back everytime I'm in Monterey!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you love a great Caesar, chilled fork and plate, coated in that thick dressing, begging for ground pepper, topped with crunchy yet chewy croutons, this is not the place. Grilled Caesar. Literally warm lettuce, tasteless dressing, crumbles of crushed croutons. So bad. On a positive note, I simply didn't eat it, and it didn't show up on our bill.... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Montrio a dozen times for work trips. This is a great place to take a date, coworkers or clients. It is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for, which is quality and great service. The server there not only remembers my name when I come in, but he remembers my many food allergies... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our hotel recommended this spot and we where impressed. Food was outstanding as well as the service. Menu is diverse with lots of choices. This is local type restaurant and not a tourist trap environment...a nice change of pace because we got stuck at a few of those in San Francisco. Located in an old fire house. Neat atmosphere.

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Berkeley, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went to Montrio for our 25th anniversary this week, based on Yelp reviews that indicated the menu would be inventive and the food really good. Yes, it was both of those, but I also appreciated the thoughtful gesture of sprinkling little hearts on the table, giving us dessert on the house, and seeming genuinely congratulatory. Jose L. was particularly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Booked a table last minute with no problems. Staff very friendly and food excellent and good wine list. Worth a visit,

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Chino Hills, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Once inside there is a great ambiance to the restaurant. The food was excellent (in our party a chicken, pork, beef, vegetarian meal was ordered by someone and all enjoyed their meal). It is not budget fare, but reasonable value for what it is. Not options for picky children.

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Dubbo, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a great day of whale watching and enjoying Monterey - and picked Montrio. It is off the main shopping strip - which was a little concerning - but once we walked into the buzzy and welcoming room I can see how they flourish. The food was excellent - the best we've... More

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