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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place, charming, French food (duh) and very good at that. Not French speaking staff which is always a flag. The duck, gnocchis and osso buco were all very good. Wine reasonably priced

Thank Anthony F
Carmel, California
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's few times that I have enjoyed French food tonight's dinner was one of the most memorable experience the small bistro was busy and the wonderful atmosphere and the best pate escargot sea food chowder had taken me back in time when I was living in Paris.

Thank pmi222
Modesto, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I searched for a quiet & more intimate type of restaurant and found it here. I was half expecting to see Ina & Jeffrey at the table next to us. The menu is selective, but what they have is what we love. Good wine and started with the appetizer plate ( roasted beets, olives, Marconi almonds, etc) and hubs got... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Bistro Moulin gets the 5 rating because our meal there (we both had beef cannelloni, which was tender and also garlicky/truffley, and came with excellent tomato vodka sauce) was delicious, and the restaurant was pleasant with very nice staff. The only thing I would say is with spaghetti and cannelloni on the menu, it came across as Italian as much... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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.

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Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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?