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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (50 reviews)
“blt salad” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did they change ownership? Calamari was the best thing. Flavors didn’t meld like last time. Bitter rose of the night. Sorry it’s the holidays but the king salmon wasn’t even as fresh as the Atlantic I get from Whole Foods every week.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank roadwork1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location and wonderful service. I chose chicken for dinner. The chicken did not have any flavor with the exception of a faint curry spice. The food was not appetizing. If the flavor profiles were more defined, the meal would have been a lot better....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brendabI560SN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in our Lyft to head to Fisherman's Grotto and our driver asked if he could suggest a couple different spots with great food and we said YES! Montrio was the first place he mentioned and that was all it took. We arrived with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aprilgaeta1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always had great food here, and this restaurant is our standard go-to when we're in the area. Reservations desk is very accommodating; once, we went from two to five diners and they made it happen.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Isaac K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The half-price-on-Sunday wine and good, eclectic food make it worth a visit if you don't mind the noise and the closely-packed tables.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several of us in town for work this week. This Bistro was recommended by a local colleague. So glad we followed their suggestion. Food was fabulous! Eclectic menu with local and seasonal varieties and great wine list. Service was fantastic. Nothing was a disappointment for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 768ginap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant. Our visit this past weekend was a bit mixed. My husband ordered the duck and loved it, and we both always get the kale salad -- amazing. I tried the smaller plate of scallops and they were good but I'd likely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cal025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here after a conference and have eaten here several times. I have never had a bad meal. Food has always been prepared well, service is very good and the atmosphere is great. Right in the heart of downtown it is easy access from a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chip144
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and shared the 48-hour bacon, beet salad, and sweet potato ravioli. All perfect. Seriously good bartenders too. Bonus: their homemade Guinness ice cream is the best ice cream I have ever had.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank ShainaPNW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very delicious and fresh. We had the chateaux sirloin - excellent meat quality- with tasty truffle fries and arugula salad (dressing was a bit to vinegary). Service nice and very attentive.Additional they were super friendly with the kids, have a kids menu as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from terry k | Reviewed this property |
I was there in shorts-every place is pretty casual. Just have money!!
October 1, 2018|
Response from Dennis R | Reviewed this property |
I believe Montrio Bistro is open Nov. 22, however, there may be few if any reservations available. The restaurant typically is fully booked for Thanksgiving two months in advance. I suggest calling the restaurant directly to... More
July 13, 2018|
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Response from walkero2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but try outdoors under a heater if cold!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $45
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-648-8880
  • E-mail
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