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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best food and service. I go there weekly. Spinach gnocchi is a must and French onion soup is the best I have ever had.

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waitperson was rude and dismissive, she wanted to argue. I was trying to get some information on the food with out meat, chose a salad and a fried polenta as I finished ordering the waitperson leaned over to take my salad fork...I protested and her...More

Thank Susan1122273
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top 5 on the peninsula *all the apps are great *great wine and drink menu *wonderful old firehouse building *never had a bad meal here. * great place to share

Thank pebblebeach31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at Montrio as part of a Monterey Hotel package. We received a $40 gift card with a Travel Zoo promotion. What a treat! We went early to get the happy hour specials on wine, and there are several appetizers featured...More

Thank LEHBrentwoodCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation at Schooner's at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, but they cancelled due to a power outage. We were lucky to get into this very popular restaurant. We tried several small/medium plates, and all of them were excellent. We really like that style...More

Thank droppinout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here 6 yrs ago and ended sitting at the exact table per Hubby. It’s a popular place so reservations are important. Our server, Victoria was really friendly. We started off with artichoke risotto balls, fried, and shared the 3. It was OK. I...More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Montrio is a well-established restaurant in Old Monterey. Salads and appetizers were delicious. We had the short ribs, pasta and salmon at the table. Short ribs were finely seasoned, tender and with a delicious crunchy crust on the outside. Salmon was a smaller entree but...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Our hotel recommended the handsome Montrio Bistro for our one dinner in Monterey, and it was a great choice. The food was delicious, particularly the bacon and egg salad and the mixed mushrooms with polenta. Their cocktails were very tasty and creative, and service was...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Popular restaurant close to most hotels and convention center. We made reservations but had to wait 40 minutes before we could be seated. In the meantime, I sat at the bar and enjoyed a drink with other Realtors waiting for tables. The bartenders were very...More

Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have drinks here before but never a meal. That all changed when we chose to have our anniversary dinner with these folks. Very friendly service and attentive without being overly connected. No hovering here because they are serving and keeping up...More

Thank Reganjca
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Roger H
April 12, 2017|
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Response from gjim195 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as I recall
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
The heated patio is dog friendly and you can get Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 daily as well as have the full diner menu starting at 5:00. In the summertime, patio proceeds from wine sales on Wag n' Wine Wednesdays are donated... More
Kathy G
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
Corkage is $25 per 750 ml bottle, and $50 per 1.5L bottle. It is never waived.
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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