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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 270
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 38
    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
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Excellent food and good atmosphere . We arrived to montio bistro not knowing were we are coming , and the surprise was very tasteful and friendly waitress.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Gershon I
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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461 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and good atmosphere . We arrived to montio bistro not knowing were we are coming , and the surprise was very tasteful and friendly waitress.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited for my wife's birthday, at the end of April so it was a special occasion which often makes things seem a little greater than the sum of their parts. However the service (Ryan - I'm looking at you) was honestly superb. It felt like we were amongst friends, if I can pay it any higher a compliment. The... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The best meal of our US trip. Fabulous selection on the menu for both food and wine and I particularly liked that starters and deserts offered smaller sized portions so you can sample as much of the menu as possible in without being excessively full. Smaller servings are still packed with flavour. We chose well and were helpfully guided by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Ambiance, food and service very good. Steaks were under-cooked, but not enough to return them to the kitchen. (A gentleman at an adjoining table did return his, but it was re-done to his satisfaction. Short walk from our room at the Monterey Hotel. Would recommend it and definitely be back.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in Monterey to celebrate our joint birthdays this year. We were recommended Montrio by the hotel and TripAdvisor and it was one of the best decisions we made. -You can make reservations on open table (so convenient) -They have a great location right down the street from Portola hotel and next to Mariott, only a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Looking for an upscale dining experience near the Fisherman's Wharf? Go to this restaurant. High quality food, high quality wine. We were surprised and pleased with every meal ordered. One in our group had a gluten issue, and a gluten-free menu was produced. Fantastic.

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Napa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Courteous staff, good menu selections, bacon in lots of things, (not a bad thing). We were a group of 9 dining after a long day of wine trade tasting at Tehama.

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Southern Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sounds crazy, but we ate here three days in a row. One night we had appetizers and drinks only, then returned for a full dinner the next night, then drinks and food in the bar again. We love this place. Great atmosphere, fabulous staff and spectacular, fresh, tasty food!!! They "get it"! We especially enjoyed the mussels. Wow! Best ever!!!!

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love Montrio Bistro's "Local's Special," a tasty "on time" Dinner and Movie! Their daily fish specials are great as well as the steak or pasta options. And they'll pack up your Doggie Bag asap so you're not late for the movie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Excellent food from a broad ranging menu (short ribs, mushroom ravioli, garlic fries were great). Portions are large enough to share especially if you begin with a starter or salad. Very good selection of wine especially from Santa Lucia Highlands designated vineyards (We had an SLH designation produced by Boekenoogen which was terrific).... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, 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?