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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very popular. Short walk from Monterey Aquarium and Intercontinental hotel. Menu well conceived. Excellent French Onion soup, great cannelloni and steamed muscles in wine. Very extensive wine selection. Restaurant is very compact, tables are small and the result is a that it feels very crowded and can get noisy. Service was attentive but not special. excellent espresso coffee.

Thank ayl3
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was near my hotel at the Clement and squeezed me in for a last minute dinner reservation on a Saturday, which I greatly appreciated. They were very welcoming and the service was great. It has a charming French bistro atmosphere. The server recommended a delicious local Pinot noir called Joyce from the region. It paired perfectly with my... More 

Thank JenHillJHCCS
Monterey, California
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We visited here for the first time recently. It's a cute little place, "bistro" pretty much sums up its atmosphere. What really shines though is the food. Incroyable! I had their signature Gnocchi dish - little clouds of goodness surrounded by heaven's own white wine/parmesan cream sauce. I wanted pick up my dish and lick it. It was that good.... More 

Thank avodoc
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Meal prices are high end but served on plastic table cloths. Service was somewhat slow and needs to be improved. When we went not all meals on menu and on board outside were available

Thank Living_Simply40
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We ended up going on Bastille Day, which makes for a crowded French Restaurant. That aside, this was a very pleasant meal. The restaurant is pleasant and has a very friendly atmosphere. The food was very good. We will go back again the next time we are in the Monterey area.

Thank GreatBearCaifornia
OC, California
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116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stumbled on this by chance as I was near Cannery row but was trying to avoid a tourist restaurant and have something a little nicer. While I was a little scruffy (had been motorcycle camping at nearby Laguna Seca) and didn't have a reservation they seated me right away, albeit in the back. Service staff were friendly and conversational, at... More 

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Seaside, California
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I am a 'foodie' and good cook. The pate was very good, the gnocchi was average. Not a 'foodie' destination, but pretty good nonetheless.

Thank Martin C
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Didn't book but they managed to fit us in. Everything we had was good, onion soup, mussels and the lamb shank. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Peg
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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297 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Being from Nebraska and the grandson of a cattle rancher from the Nebraska San Hills I consider myself something of an expert on steak. I did not expect to find outstanding steaks in a town known for excellent seafood but that is just what we found a the Bistro Moulin. Located one block inland, and up the hill, from Cannery... More 

Thank Steve L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The ambience is very French and small like restaurants in France. Am planning many visits there,,Server qwere very helpful and service as GREAT!!!

Thank petey11monterey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-333-1200

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