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“Great Lounge”
Review of Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro
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Ranked #5 of 304 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin
Transit: Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro
Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Lounge”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stopped in for a cocktail, very impressed. One of the best selection of spirits I've seen. Great classic cocktails, very friendly and comfortable. Will be going back for a meal next time in town.

Visited November 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Roseville, CA
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Complete experience”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

The restaurant is uniquely appointed with clouds on the ceiling and the wrought iron work surrounds in tasteful decoration. The waiter was genuinely responsive and the food was wonderful. Recommend the crusted Brie. There is a special with a dinner and a move. We did that and it was very pleasant. The movie theater is a few doors down. It's an art house

Visited November 2012
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Thank MarBea26
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kathy s, General Manager at Montrio Bistro, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Sounds as if the dinner and movie package worked for you. It's a great deal and would love to have you come in again to enjoy it.
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California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Agreed - huge disappontment”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had dined at this restaurant several years ago and had a favorable experience. This time was a very different story. My friend ordered the swordfish special and had to send it back because it was burned and overcooked. The replacment was properly cooked but the broccolini was burned. Overall not an appetizing presentation. The sauce base for the swordfish was balsamic and had a peculiar taste. I had the artichoke ravioli which was pretty good but a little heavy on the bacon. The bistro salad with blue cheese was excellent and the decor is very eye catching.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A good bet in Monterey”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Very tasty food, with a good range of choices, in a very pleasant room. Get the grilled artichoke starter.

Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Clever and fabulous”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We loved the clever menu - mini bites both for appetizers and desserts. The polenta and sautéed mushrooms was divine as was the artichoke fritters. Subtle but with big deep flavours. We were so impressed we asked for the boss and said a special thanks. We were told the restaurant was 18 years. They are to be congratulated for not only keeping their eye on the ball but juggling many balls as well as spinning plates, if you follow my rather wobbly metaphor!

Visited October 2012
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Thank TonyChevrefeuille
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kathy s, General Manager at Montrio Bistro, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
18 years old and still going strong. Thanks for the encouraging words.
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