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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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  • 256
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Great meal, fun atmosphere in Monterey

We had dinner with with another couple Friday night. Good thing they had made reservations. The place was very busy. The food was delicious and extremely well prepared. I had swordfish with morel mushrooms that was amazing! The staff away friendly and knowledgeable. And they have crayons at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
DaveH_10
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Renton, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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442 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Renton, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with with another couple Friday night. Good thing they had made reservations. The place was very busy. The food was delicious and extremely well prepared. I had swordfish with morel mushrooms that was amazing! The staff away friendly and knowledgeable. And they have crayons at the tables to use on the paper covering the top of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner at Montrio Bistro. The ambiance is really nice and it is clearly a popular spot in Monterey. The service was very friendly and attentive with our waiter taking time to talk to us about the dishes and making some good recommendations. My husband was not familiar with the beers on their menu so our waiter offered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There was some good food on offer here and a fun buzzy atmosphere inside even early when we visited. Crayons etc for the kids...why colour in the page they give you when you can design your own tablecloth (paper).

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Anaheim, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located right behind the Monterey Hotel. We had a $35 coupon from the Hotel and used it there. Wonderful food and great service. They honored the coupon and comped us two deserts, because of my wife's birthday.

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

great food, great service, great wine - great restaurant! The waitress was especially good, knowledgeable and present when needed. Loved the place and will certainly come back.

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Petaluma,California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We arrived at 5 PM and were seated immediately. Our waiter Jose was very nice and had a 6th sense of when to be available and when to disappear. He walked us through the menu as well as the specials including his recommendations. We settled on the Cappelini and a small plate with a shrimp/prosciutto combination. The meal was paced... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Arriving in Monterey after a drive from San Francisco we were looking for somewhere to celebrate my sisters 40th birthday. We rang them at about 4.30pm and got a table for 9 at 6.30pm that same evening. The food was absolutely amazing. Everyone in the party had a range of dishes and all were lovely. My dish from the daily... More 

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San Francisco, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We didn’t realize that Montrio Bistro is owned by the same people who own Tarpy’s Roadhouse, but the food and atmosphere make sense. Both are great finds with excellent service, a super friendly wait staff, and delicious dishes. We ordered the truffle tater tots which were good but needed a bit more sauce. The scallops were wonderful and the salmon... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a recommendation from a person visiting a winery. So we made a reservation and she was right. My wife and I had a great meal and the service from the front of the house to the servers was excellent. If you visit the area this is a place you should eat. The only issue is parking and its... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were very grateful to have skipped all the tourist traps on Cannery Row to go into downtown Monterey for dinner at the Montrio Bistro. They have a pleasant space, a long and inventive list of cocktails, a good range of wines by the glass. Their fried calamari was some of the best we've ever had, more like chicken fingers... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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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Petaluma, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?