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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided eat here at the last minute. I had the sirloin, it was tender and cooked to perfection. My husband had he duck and it was incredibly tasty. They had a great wine list. They had a good selection on their menu to please everyone's tastes and everyone at our table had good things to say about their meals.

Thank Stephanie L
Visalia, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here recently for our Anniversary. We made reservations the week before and were seated promptly when we arrived. Our server, Scott, was outstanding! He took our order and brought drinks out quickly. Downside, we waited over 45 mins for our meals to be served. The boneless short ribs were phenomenal! My Husband ordered the NY prepared medium. He... More 

Thank Genny H
Davenport, Iowa
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Almond Cake wirh pears and ice cream dessert was exceptional. Kept it from being just average. The bread was good, but it wasn't refilled. The brie and Caesar salad were ok, and the risotto was nothing special. The beef cap was nice, with a good chimi. Service was friendly, but spotty.

Thank dmarkiowa
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit Monterey we tried this restaurant, and had a wonderful dining experience. Our party of four showed up for dinner without reservations and was greeted and seated promptly by a very friendly and courtesy staff. The building was a very attractively remodeled with an open kitchen. After being seated and looking over the menu we decided to... More 

Thank Monkamv
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was excellent right from the start with the oatmeal coated baked brie appetiser perfect with a pre dinner martini. Our waiter Chris was helpful and allowed us to relax pre dinner. I had one on the medium plates of peerfectly prepared beef on a wood plank. My spouse had the lamb over lentils which weas very tasty. The only... More 

1 Thank sheila h
Lutz, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there while staying at the Marriott (nearly across the street). The food and service were excellent. Would recommend to anyone wanting a good meal.

Thank Hockey0519
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this restaurant on the internet and was delighted that it lived up to all the excellent reviews that I read! Their Small Bites and Medium plates allow for a variety of tastings....loved the Mushrooms as well as Calamari and Crab Cakes!

1 Thank Mermaid874
Telford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went to Montrio Bistro for dinner the evening we got engaged (he had booked it after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor), and it finished the day off perfectly. The restaurant itself looks lovely with stylish but warm decor, and it has a bustling and friendly atmosphere (we arrived at 9pm and it was still full).... More 

Thank Vicki H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal at Montrio Bistro was the culinary highlight of me and my girlfriend's trip through California. She had the filet mignon special which was cooked perfectly and came with the most delicious mash potato and I enjoyed the bacon chop off the main menu - amazing! Our waiter Scott couldn't have done any more for us, it was a... More 

Thank Simon L
Callander, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our food experience at Montrio Bistrot and particularly the service of Scott on the upper floor, who was quite excellent. He was very personable and nothing was too much for him. Would definitely return if we were ever in the area again.

Thank Markeverett

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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 Peninsula  >  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?