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Bistro 211

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211 The Crossroads Blvd, Carmel, CA 93923-8647 (Rio Road)
(831) 625-3030
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Monterey, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden treasure. It is unfortunate they will be forced to relocate. The landlord is being unreasonable with a rent increase. But the two times I dined here with a friend, we both were extremely surprised and satisfied with the quality of the food & service. The last time there we both ordered the same thing -... More 

Thank DottySTravels
Carmel Valley, California
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340 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The impending closure of Bistro 211 (September) induced us to go back with a friend. The good news is that the Steak Frites was excellent. The bad that bouillaisse was so-so (lacking in broth) and the Lamb Shank barely warm and not flavorful. Given that there were only four other tables, the service let something to be desired. All-in-all, a... More 

Thank Andrew A
Hadera, Israel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Very good burgers, a nicely decorated place with good atmosphere, relaxed music and good service. Worth stopping on the way between L.A. and S.F.

Thank Daphna F
Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Decided to have lunch on our way to Big Sur. Looked at the menu and specials board first. The specials board was confusing as it looked like the 3 items listed were one special but it was not. Taco chicken salad, BLT, and Patty melt were good. Too bad the sandwiches don't come with a side included. Side salad that... More 

Thank Patty C
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We have walked by this adorable little French Restaurant so many times saying we should come back and eat here…..and finally we did. Nestled in the back of a courtyard in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Highway 1 and Rio Road in Carmel, the chalkboard menu and welcoming read door draw you right inside. This place has been here forever... More 

Thank Peg H
Carmel, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The food here is always good to very good. They have a daily special which allows for soup or salad,, main course and usually makes for an interesting choice. For a while, it was open for breakfast but, alas, that is no longer the case.

Thank SamLLev
carmenu, Owner at Bistro 211, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. If you want to try our breakfast we are open from 8 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We also feature bottomless mimosas. Hope to see you, Carmen More 

Felton, California
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701 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We found this little restaurant while waiting for seating at another one in the Crossroads Center. Great find. Very good food although a little pricey. Very quiet. Exceptional service with great attention to detail. One of the best dining experiences we have had in long time. Will definitely return on our next visit.

Thank simon s
Dublin, California
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Pleasantly surprised, This intimate and cozy place is staffed by attentive personnel who are good at what they do. Your glass will never be empty and best thing your food is delicious and delivered quickly and just as you ordered. The bigger surprise is the outdoor seating and that they cater to the 4 legged guests both in their outdoor... More 

Thank rogertriplett
Apollo Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We went to the cafe as it was 2pm and we were hungry. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and provided with drinks. Menu choices were fresh and well made! Nice atmosphere with outside dining available. Would definitely go back and recommend for choice, cost and service!

Thank sheltygirl4
Calistoga, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My husband and I go to Carmel every December. This is the second time we have had brunch at Bistro 211. Very good and very different brunch items.

Thank Judy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 The Crossroads Blvd, Carmel, CA 93923-8647
    (Rio Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 625-3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?