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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Pacific Grove, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

You get personal service from the owners. This is a great place for dinner after a visit to the Monterey bay Aquarium as it is an easy walk up the hill. We enjoy taking friends to this restaurant and they always leave wanting to vist again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a modest looking restaurant, and not expensive, but quite authentic. The chef is French and his wife is a California girl. We both had the nightly fish special and loved the balance of flavors on the plate. The wine list is very well chosen and heavy on (my favorite) French Burgundies and other French wines. Nice selection of... More 

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Monterey, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Given the reviews, I was expecting more. We had dinner here and were happy in general. The Jamón Serrano was pretty good. My dish, which was the special seafood crepe, was also good. I’m not sure how authentic the crepes are though; they were quite different from what I have had in places like Chauvigny, France. It was delicious nonetheless.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Oh my gosh, we just got back from dinner and I wish I had another stomach so I could go back and eat more. I had to choose between the special (pork medallions) and spinach gnocchi. I LOVE gnocchi so much I'll eat it anywhere, anytime, but this was the best gnocchi I ever had in my life. And my... More 

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My boyfriend and I ate at Bistro Moulin on a vacation to Monterey. It was some of the best French food we've ever had (including while we were in France!). Everything we had was delicious. I will say that I'm surprised that so many reviews are saying that they're well priced though - we definitely considered this a splurge. While... More 

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Carmel, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have gone to this restaurant often enough that the servers know our names, what we will likely order, know that we are generous tippers, know where we go on vacation and when, and yet the owner, Colleen, who is always there, HAS NEVER ONCE approached our table to inquire how everything is, thanking us for dining with them, and... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

My husband and I are visiting the Monterey area. We wanted to dine at a local, non-touristy place. We definitely found that at Bistro Moulin! It felt like we were in a small cafe in Paris. Absolutely lovely! Shortly after sitting down, a small plate of crostini and carrot tapenade was brought to the table. Have you ever had carrot... More 

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Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, France
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

This was our first visit to Bistro Moulin to savour the cuisine of Didier Dutertre and the ambiance of his charming bistro. It was to be a rewarding experience. My wife and I began with Escargots au Beurre à l'Ail et aux Noisettes and our guest selected the Gratinée à l'Oignon. This was accompanied by a bottle of Kouis Métaireau... More 

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Mt. Vernon, WA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Wonderful restuarant for the eclectic palate. Go there The waitress even knew the ingredients of every sauce!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I ate at Bistro Moulin about a week ago. I highly recommend this restaurant, and would say calling ahead for a reservation, a must. I was there with six other people, so we were a fairly large group. Service was superb; food was excellent. The gnocchi was unbelievably delicious, highly recommend. It comes as an appetizer or an entrée. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?