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Montrio Bistro

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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706 (Franklin)
+1 831-648-8880
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Monterey, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My co-workers love coming here....Great small bites/happy hour seven day's a week. Service is outstanding, cozy atmosphere... The lounge area was a little crowded so they asked if we wanted to sit outside and began our evening while we waited to be for available seating. They lit the heaters up outside and it was sufficient enough for us to just... More 

Thank Patt C
Monterey, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not simply great tasting and innovative food but attentive service as well. Great spot for romantic or special occasions. Not inexpensive but not highest prices around. Well worth thre cost. In an old Monterey Firehouse!

Thank lizclark100
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is still outstanding for both food and service. Chef Tony does a good job of mixing up the menu so there is always something knew to try. Also a great happy hour. Easy to walk to if you are staying downtown and lots of parking if not

Thank Cheryl W
Pleasant Hill, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The four of us were very impressed with our dishes. The food was excellent, and the dishes were presented well. My 11-month-old grandson was given crayons to use on the paper tablecloth covering. It was his first time to color; his father and uncle did most of the coloring and filled up the paper. They had a great time! It... More 

Thank Katherine L
Elk Grove, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here and had a hard time finding something we might like on the menu. My husband went with the Dry Aged New York Steak (he loved it) I chose the Bacon, it was good but considering the fat it didn't leave you with much meat. But the meat that I did have was delicious. The... More 

Thank Pattistravels79
Torrance, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would rate this restaurant above Average but not quite Very Good. My family of 6 grown ups had dinner at Montrio on December 23, 2016. It was a chilly night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming although we had a table next to the front door so suffered from regular drafts of cold air. It was very busy... More 

Thank vanzanten
Starkville, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner here over the holidays. The restaurant atmosphere was great- very warm and inviting. The menu had many intriguing dishes, and our outstanding waiter helped us make our selections. The food was uniformly excellent and inventive, and we all enjoyed sampling each other's dishes. I would highly recommend Montrio for a special dinner... More 

Thank annehierholzer
Placerville, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us came here for dinner. We tried several items and shared most of them. This was a very good place to eat. I had the 48 hour bacon - excellent - and the BLT salad (I really like bacon). The salad was only fair to good. I've had much better (bit too much dressing and the lettuce... More 

Thank TS1362015
Sonoma, California
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Montrio Bistro several times over the past few years. This time, I was a bit disappointed. The food was outstanding as usual. But, the waiter was the problem this time. Jose was not very cordial and he seemed upset that we were sitting in his section. We didn't order a lot of food, nor did we... More 

Thank Mario A
Zagreb, Croatia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, unpretentious, open kitchen, good service, accepted without a reservation, charming little place! The squash ravioli were better than any meat variety I came across, so comforting and fulfilling! The rest of our meal was good, too. Will certainly be back when we're in the area! P.s. Drawing on the table is not just for kids ;)

Thank Tikila_12

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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
$31 - $45
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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

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