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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank goodness we had a reservation, as this place gets very crowded when there is a concert (Pink Martini!) at the theater. Although noisy, we still were able to converse and enjoy ourselves. The "special" cocktails were, well - not so special. Meanwhile, I ordered...More

Thank schwakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very busy but they found us a table. The menu was great along with the wine list. Scott, our waiter was excellent. The food was delilcious and the ambiance was brilliant. Would highly recommend a visit here.

1  Thank Di S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one night left in Monterey when we discovered Montrio or else we would have been back a second time. This is located in the downtown area of Monterey and it a gem. Outgoing, knowledgeable servers guide you through your evening and are...More

1  Thank TomSMuskegon_MI
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First time visit to this restaurant in Monterey but will not be our last. Excellent food and service. A wine list to ‘die’ for. Understand. If you are going there for a quiet dinner that won’t happen. But if you want an upbeat and vibrant...More

1  Thank HAPPY2GO30
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Montrio Bistro was one of the best restaurants we visited on our 2 week tour of California. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered and the service was very friendly.

Thank amcintosh12
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Unique decor and great atmosphere. Giant pumpkin. Great drink and wine menu. Delicious food. Pretty good service.

1  Thank Doug O
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Montrio, and we loved it as much as the first time, especially since we went on half-priced bottles of wine Sunday! We loved the artichoke risotto fritters that we shared to start. The tomato pesto really set off the...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Came here for our anniversary and came back again a couple of days later because it was very good. Short Rib was amazing. Being from the east coast I've never seen mussels with so much meat in them.

Thank 2Gunnys
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Monterey is thronged with tourists year round so, it's not surprising that a lot of the eateries (particularly near the waterfront) are overrated and overpriced. Montrio stands out from the crowd in a number of respects. It is situated in the heart of the Old...More

Thank Photopedia
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner during my Family holiday in Monterey. This is my third time at the restaurant and I think the quality and consistency has been exceptional! The waiter was very friendly and helpful, the bread was excellent. I had the best wine thanks to...More

Thank Juan R
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Roger H
12 April 2017|
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Response from gjim195 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as I recall
22 October 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
The heated patio is dog friendly and you can get Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 daily as well as have the full diner menu starting at 5:00. In the summertime, patio proceeds from wine sales on Wag n' Wine Wednesdays are donated... More
Kathy G
28 August 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
Corkage is $25 per 750 ml bottle, and $50 per 1.5L bottle. It is never waived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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 County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-648-8880
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