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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 4 days ago

We enjoyed the décor--although a little loud for easy conversation. All of us liked our meat courses, but were not nearly as happy with our salads. The service was casual, but friendly.

Thank 100db
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Day 5 of our US road trip (were from UK), this bistro was our best food in US so far, and we ate very well in San Francisco. Fabulous welcome, from a 1 hour wait turned into 5 minutes by the most welcoming of staff....More

Thank AdyMoores999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply great. Very nice ambiance; great service; and excellent food. The short rib was heavenly and the kobe hamburger perfect. It's not a cheap place but well worth the price. Highly recommended.

Thank szlaw10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up unannounced - a party of five including 3 teens and were made very welcome. The place was absolutely packed for a Thursday night and there was a really friendly buzz. The non-alcoholic cocktails were a real hit with the teens while my...More

Thank 34CampbellD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food!! Crab cakes and Short Rib were amazing. Top it off with Mudslide and Bread Pudding. Yummy and great service!

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did have dinner twice. The staff was fantastic, the food very good in a nice atmosphere. We really liked this restaurant.

Thank Jeroen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the Montrio Bistro in early August. The server was excellent and the food fantastic. If you like bacon definitely try the 48 Hour Bacon medium plate app. The medium plates are very generous in size. I...More

Thank glfgryhwk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Monterey, Montrio Bistro is a 'must visit'. We always stay at the Marriott which is a few doors down, lucky for us. Our reservation was at 5:30 and so we had 30 minutes to spare at the bar for happy hour. Great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

11 of us had a great dinner here on Friday night. The bistro is a cool setting in an old firehouse with lovely food and a great atmosphere. We were looked after by Scott who was excellent; attentive, knowledgable and helpful. There was a real...More

Thank Rosie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Monterey this is a must. Great setting in an old firehouse. We started with the 48 hr bacon. What a dish that was. Great mixture of flavors. We had some risotto and also an artichoke dish. All was great. Haven was our server and...More

Thank msilverpc
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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