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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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Carmel, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located a block from the Monterey Bay has indoor and outdoor seating, fabulous food and drink choices for daily happy hour and creative and enjoyable mixed drink selection. Staying for dinner offers wide wine selection, selections of menu choices that feature local food sources. Staff are attentive and management often greets diners to assure the a positive customer service. Prices... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

place is in an old fire station. nicely appointed. food was outstanding. had the crud and bacon wrapped shrimp to start. delicious. the new York strip was cooked perfectly, just needed a little flavor. the real star was the dessert. white bread pudding witht he best raspberries ive ever put in my mouth. delicious. if you are in Monterey,eat here.... More 

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santa rosa, ca
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked Montrio on a really busy night---and were still seated at a prime four top in the dining room by a smiling hostess. Loved the "cool" decor in both the bar and dining room and the upbeat servers and service. The menu was quite varied with unusual twists on popular entrees. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and wine choices, but... More 

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Monterey, California
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had heard good things about this place so we were excited to try it out. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a sense of whimsy with giant pillows in the shape of clouds hanging from he ceiling and large modern paintings on the walls. In some ways that was the high point of our evening. At least It gave... More 

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Monterey, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've gone to Montrio Bistro a few times and a couple of those were to celebrate our anniversary. We let them know why we reserved a table and they had a single balloon waiting at the table. After a delicious dinner and drinks they brought us a complimentary dessert. The ambiance is great, the location in Monterey has parking nearby... More 

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely gorgeous and avante garde decor and a menu that won't stop! We discovered Montrio a few years back and make it our regular stop when we head to the Central Coast. Be sure to try the Bacon chop ... Delicious!! And now they have half price wine Sunday ... It's a win-win! Plus they give you a chance to... More 

Thank directorgsims
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Montrio is one of my favorite places to dine. It is located in downtown Monterey and I have always had excellent food and service. Will be back again...and again...and again :-)

Thank Kelly E
New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bookings are probably advisable, we rolled up and were lucky enough to get an outside table, heaters were hot so temperature wasn't an issue. Service was great, and food too. Dress ranged from smart causal to dresses and heels. If you enjoy cauliflower, the cauliflower side was absolutely delicious!

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Adelaide, Australia
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the old Monterey Fire Station. It is a great building and the decor is warm and inviting. The food was fantastic - great menu and good wine list. Service was faultless. We really enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank SteveandSonya
Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair, I can't speak on the entire menu. This restaurant was recommended to us by the Concierge at our hotel, but we felt it was a little pricey. While we were checking out the menu posted out front, another customer raved to us about the bread pudding. We ended up having dinner somewhere else, but returned here for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Gluten Free
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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?