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“Excellent service &delicious food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monet's

Monet's
20 South E St, Exeter, CA
559-592-9453
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Exeter
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/monets-exeter
Long Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent service &delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When we checked into our accommodation, within 3 minutes the owner recommended Monet's and it was a highlight of our trip to Sequoia/King's Canyon. Our original reservation was at 7 pm but Jennifer kindly sat us early; she could tell we needed comfort after a long drive. We both had the angus fillet with yukon potatoes and stuffed tomatoes. The entree could not have been better. We chose 3 desserts because we sat next to the case - lavender creme brulee, almond cake and raspberry cheesecake. All three were amazing and the cappaccino was the best we've had in years. This small restaurant could easily be a neighborhood favorite in any major city. Make a reservation and luxuriate in the food and service. After a exploring the National Park, Monet's is a welcome treat.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
tulare, ca
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great date night dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went there for the first time with another couple. Had a blast. Great food. Good music. It's VERY tiny. Absolutely need a reservation, which we had made. $$$$ but worth it! We're moving to Exeter in a month and can't wait to become a regular!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Happened to stumble upon this gem, the food was great I had the snails and lobster ravioli and my friend had the amazing brie and streak, cheese cake to follow that just melted in the mouth, nice portions. The service was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was perfect. Wine great choice and if u can't decide they make a good selection.
Worth going to.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A bit of France in the USA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A couple from the UK, We came across this restaurant by chance. On our travels we have eaten in San Francisco, Monterey, Morro Bay , Las Vegas and more and nothing has compared with the quality of food produced at Monets. The staff and owner are really polite, welcoming and knowledgeable of the wine, beers and food on offer. An added bonus for us was talking to the little girl that helps out there, she was coming to England in a few weeks and had lots of questions to ask us, a charming little girl. We were also given advice as to what not to miss on our next destination, our only regret is that we only had the one night in Exeter, would have loved to try more from the menu.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Thanks to TA we found this wonderful restaurant! One of the best that we have eaten in in the US. The ciusine is creative, well presented and delicious. We ate there each evening on our 3 day visit to Exeter and were never disappointed. Not only is the food excellent, but there is a very good wine list. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed chatting with Fred, the chef and Jennifer, the owner. They have created a marvellous restaurant, aided and abetted by a very competent team. The place is small so I would reccomend making a reservation. Great food + great atmosphere. For our next visit to CA we will stay in Exeter so that we can again enjoy "Monet"!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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