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“Great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monet's

Monet's
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/monets-exeter
california
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 11:30 am and was first people there. Such a cute place! Lots of selections to choose from for lunch! Ordered a bottle if renwood. Had the salmon salad and wow it was amazing! Also had lobster salad and enjoyed that. But what was the best was the desserts! Omg! Strawberry Marie choc cake! To die for! Choc torte! Everything outstanding!

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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Porterville, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“bit of paris in the middle of cow pastures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

great image right?
well once you step through the doors here you would think that you were transported to a cafe in on one of the many sidestreets of paris
while they have a small menu you must remember the place only has something like 20 seats

must try items
the mushroom soup
the lavender brie
confit of duck
and the water - yes even the water is good here!

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank tim l
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Fresno, California
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food, bad service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went to Monet's in Exeter, as it was recommended by the staff at the Bed & Breakfast where we stayed. The food there was EXCELLENT! The service we got was terrible. The waiter never asked us if we wanted anything to drink so we ended up having just water. He never even asked if we wanted to see a wine list or anything. The people at the table next to us had an italian soda and my husband thought it looked good so he even asked the waiter what it was. The waiter just said "it's an italian soda" and walked away.That was it. He never asked if we wanted one or anything else about it. He also never asked if we wanted desert. We had to ask to see a desert list. He only came back to check on us once. We left a minimal tip. My husband is usually a very big tipper so that waiter missed out that night.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A surprise in little Exeter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This place was recommended by a local and so we had dinner here. Waiter "Caleb"was attentive and helpful. I had a tender ribeye, topped with mushrooms that had been flambeed in sherry. . My wife had grilled salmon topped with tzaziki, with a chilled taboullet salad and she loved it. She finished with a chocolate Grand Marnier cake that was to die for. Cannot recommend this little cafe enough!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ProsecutorSacramento
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Mountain View, California
1 review
“Find your way there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was lovely. I have been there twice and had no problems with service. Perhaps I try to imagine I am in Paris - where diners are not rushed - so I just don't notice! Small touches really make the difference.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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