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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
831-648-8880
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Ranked #8 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, 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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the minute you walk in the door, Montrio Bistro offers a warm experience. The staff was very experienced and the restaurant comfortable. The food was a bit expensive but high quality and interesting. The wine list was well selected. I especially liked the small bite openers. The place was packed with locals on a Saturday night. I would recommend... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a business meeting / dinner at the restaurant. The service and food were excellent. They gave us a private room upstairs. Our wait staff was excellent, no issues with any of the orders. Food was amazing and they did a nice job accommodating dietary restrictions. I would highly recommend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our visit to Montrio Bistro was a very nice experience. This evening the wine was half price and we ended up with a superb bottle of Chardonnay. The starters - artichokes and crab cakes were excellent. The only thing mission was a tissue. (To refresh after eating with finges) The entree - scallops were fantastic with a superb pepper sauce!

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richland, wa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We walked around the corner from our hotel and found Montrio Bistro. What luck! Wonderful atmosphere, a skilled waiter and the food was tops. The menu was broad and varied. What a find!

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a wedding reception dinner for my brother last weekend. The service was excellent! Our waitress' name was Donnis. The food was really good as well and it was a such a nice atmosphere. We also really enjoyed the paper on the table that you draw on. Definitely a restaurant to try!

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Carmel Valley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Nice atmosphere, good movie and dinner deal with theater across the street. Love the smell of the wood burning oven when entering. Predictable and tasty food

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Naperville, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Jennifer at the bar was friendly and very professional. She made lots of fancy drinks with lots of enthusiasm. We had the bar specials that were excellent-scallops were tasty with the green sauce and prawns that were very large. Along with our cocktail we enjoyed water with basil and lime - try it, it's refreshing! We will return to dine... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. The menu choices are wonderful. All six of us loved our selections. The wine choices were excellent. The service was very good. Do not miss the appetizers!!!

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Kernville, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I arrived at an early hour so as to get a seat, as I was told that the place fills fast. And it did. From the beginning with the Appetizer Artichoke, to the perfectly cooked Lamb Chops (I actually picked them up and chewed them down to the bone!) to the decedent Dessert -- everything was top notch. I would... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A really great restaurant experience in Monterey. Good food, great drinks, friendly staff. After diving, just what is called for!

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