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Montrio Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS (EVER CHANGING)‎
13
Mexican Manhattan
El Jefe reposado, Peloton mescal, Ancho Reyes Chile, Pedro Ximenez, mole bitters
13
Hell Hath No Fury
Absolut‎ pear vodka, lillet blanc, lavender bitters, pineapple, lemon
13
Head in the Clouds
Junipero‎ gin, Green Charteuse, pinapple, celery bitters, egg whites
13
Cool Runnings
Scarlett Ibis rum, Giffard banana, oloroso, cold-brewed coffee, orgeat
13
Big Bang Theory
Backbone bourbon, amontillado, root beer bitters, spiced honey meringue
13
Sly Rye
Redemption rye, ginger liqueur, punt e mes, orange bitters
13
Fractured Fairy Tale
Pig's nose Scotch, Ardbeg 10yr, Cocchi Americano, Lazzaroni Fernet, Tobacco bitters
13
Beaureguards Revenge
Johnny Drum bourbon, Cardamaro, blueberry jam, pimento bitters, lemon
13
Old Gringo
Pineapple-chipotle-infused silver tequila, cointreau, orange, lime, agave nectar
13
Bird Is The Word
Ford's gin, Bertina elderflower, Green Chartreuse, lemon
BITES‎
6
White Anchovy
Potato chips, peperonata
7
Blistered Market Peppers
Cucumber yogurt, hazelnut Dukkah
7.5
Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
7
Scallop Crudo
Avocado‎ jalepeno panna cotta
7.5
Smoked Wild Salmon
Fennel, citrus
6
Artichoke Risotto Fritters
Tomato pesto
6
Mixed Mushrooms
With polenta
6.5
Oatmeal Crusted Brie
Cumberland sauce
MEDIUM PLATES‎
13.5
48 Hour Bacon
Bacon-almond butter, pickled apples, local honey
15
Lamb Merguez
Creamy feta-tahini, pickled cauliflower, grilled pita
14
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Remoulade, pickled radishes
13
Risotto
Beef short rib, tomato confit, melted Brie, wild arugula
19.5
Seared Scallops
Carrot quinoa, cucumber, raisins, coconut
11
Crispy Calamari
Charmoula
13
Crispy Artichoke Hearts
Baba ghanoush, ratatouille, wild arugula, crispy capers
17
Mediterranean Mussels
Coconut red curry broth
SALADS‎
11.5
Classic Caesar
White anchovies
12.5
Bacon & Egg
Mixed greens, dried tomatoes, smashed croutons
10
Kale Salad
Thyme caramel, pistachio, fennel, lemon vinaigrette
9
Organic Greens
Tomato relish, croutons, mustard vinaigrette
14.5
“BLT”
Back bacon, tomatoes, gem lettuce Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing
ENTREES‎
32
Lamb Tenderloins
Puy lentils, rosemary gremolata, heirloom tomato gastrique
31
Prime Chateaux Sirloin
Truffle fries, wild arugula salad
19.5
Pasture-raised fried egg +2.50
Wagyu Burger
Back bacon, pickled red onions, 2yr white cheddar cheese, house fries
27
Rocky Junior Brick Chicken
Spiced green beans, roasted potatoes
46
Dry Aged Natural New York
Herb carrots, fingerling potatoes, bone marrow butter
31
Sustainable King Salmon
Citrus risotto, baked tomato nduja sauce
29.5
Duck Breast
Pepper cornbread, grilled baby broccoli, cherry reduction
35.5
Braised Beef Boneless Short Rib
Whipped potatoes, pearl onions, house-dried tomatoes
19.5
Capellini Pasta
Fresh and house-dried tomatoes
31
Bacon Chop
Crispy mac ’n cheese, roasted tomato, jalapeño honey gastrique
BAKER'S DELIGHT‎
120
40 Oz. Prime Rib Eye Steak
Charmoula‎ butter, roasted potatoes, farmers market vegetables-served family style
SIDES‎
12.5
Poutine
House‎ cut fries, chunky bacon, swiss cheese, red wine reduction
7
Spiced French Beans
Coconut, cumin
8
Shaved Cauliflower
Pine nuts, raisins
9
Local Baby Carrots
Maple compound butter
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful dinner!!! WE were there to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed great service and food! The menu has lots of options, so we shared a "bite" (risotto fritters) and a salad (BLT which included their bakers bacon, YUM) and we each had our own entrees...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was great. The staff is incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. Their menu is very well thought out and everything that we ate was delicious. The wine menu is extensive and includes a variety of great local wines.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tonyprenger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude greeting, SLOW and disappearing service, repeatedly requested items, no one checked on us after bringing our food. Got up and got my own ground pepper from the server stand. Was served the wrong dessert and was told by the server “I put the order...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SLamazo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located in Monterey the two story bistro has good food and great desserts. Not cheap but not overly expensive. Good price for the quality. We go every couple of months. Make reservations as it is usually crowded particularly during tourist season.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I go to a restaurant my intention is to get a meal that surpasses what I could cook for myself at home. Montrio Bistro failed in this regard with both our visits. The first time the seafood was OK but had not been stored...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank W1ntersun
Reviewed June 6, 2019

We wanted a unique place to eat and the reviews were so awesome, we walked in about 5:20pm. We were given a front window seat with the understanding our table was reserved for 7:pm. All of us (party of three) ordered something different. The presentation...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank fairgirl59
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great service. The food is constantly amazing , Kathy the manager has been there a long time and really knows what she is doing. Love chef tony backer as well . If you are staying downtown MONTEREY you must try it

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We were in and around San Francisco, Monterey and the wine country all week and ate out every night. Glad we ate here as it was the best, by far, of the week. We were at the Marriott, which is about half a block from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 672donaldm
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Can’t understand the hype re this restaurant. We ate here on our last evening in Monterey expecting something special. The noise level is not desirable for a quiet conversation. Loud bar crowd with game on tv above bar. We had asked for a quiet table...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank icecreamdiva
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

...worth it. Fine food. FINE ,informed service, inspired menu. Excellent experience....it thrives, as do its 2 sister restaurants, due to LOCALS who are in the know. Go!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CaPalm
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Ahlkie
April 17, 2019|
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Response from Schotten-Maedel | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can! If he/she is able to sit at a table during the meal and is educated it should be no problem anyway! (Sorry, in Germany mostly the problem is on the adults side not st the children....) As far as I saw they... More
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lisacmaryland
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!!
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Exploration151560
October 1, 2018|
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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
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