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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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226 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
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 

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Monterey, California
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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Caifornia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

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OC, California
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121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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304 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
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 

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monterey
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1200

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