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“Locals love this place”
Review of Mon Reve

Mon Reve
Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Ridgecrest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Ridgecrest/China Lake is a highly educated community of scientists who regularly goes "on travel" to do business around the world. My office is in the Balsam Street Center across the street. We find it is our clients' first choice for lunch. It is a "country French" cuisine. I never cared that much for French food until this place. It's not a dive as one reviewer suggests; rather it is homey and quaint: maybe matching my choice to live in this small community of 30,000.

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2  Thank ChinaLake1
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

After reading other TripAdvisor reviews this appeared to be a good choice for an evening meal. However the restaurant does not live up to all the hype. The decor was shabby consisting of cheap artifacts and pictures. While much was made of being French the quality of cooking was average at best with service to match. Upon seeing the bill it came to more than we had paid at far superior restaurants in Las Vegas - certainly not good value.

2  Thank PeterCW9
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is friendly. We go there about once a month (its what I want for my anniversary every year). Expect to take at least an hour for dinner. Reservations are recommended. The cuisine is French and very delicious. I have trouble deciding what to eat because there are so many excellent dishes. Occasional off the menu specials give a real treat--something different than what is on the menu. This is one of 2 restaurants in this town that get my dinner business. Of the two, this is my favorite!

1  Thank Equestrian47
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Really great lamb! Meals are fairly large so we did a 'split plate' and there was more than enough food for both of us. Quality was great. Owner was really friendly and hospitable. A gem in Ridgecrest!

Thank LanaD_11
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We checked Trip Advisor from our hotel and ended up going here for dinner. It was a good choice.

The restaurant owner is French (or at least did a good impression!) and the restaurant had a genuine French feel. It was a Tuesday night but still very busy although we got a table without having to wait.

The food was great. Fresh and tasty. Both of us enjoyed our meals and the portions were not too big (a good thing).

The service was a little slow (it took about an hour for our main course to arrive) and the post dinner coffee was terrible but don't let that put you off! If you are in Ridgecrest then this place is a great place to eat.

Thank Simon G
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