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Mon Reve

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126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
+1 760-375-3212
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Wiltshire, England
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We visited here on a recommendation from the staff at the Best Western China Lake Inn - the restaurant is about a 15 minute stroll along the highway. It's a little bit hidden away, kind of beyond the Rite Aid and around the corner. First of all, the decor is in this place is weird - there are no windows... More 

Thank CotswoldFish
Ridgecrest, California
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

I've heard nothing but good things about Mon Reve, and after living in Ridgecrest for two years, I finally took the time to try it for myself. We made reservations for 5:30, right when Mon Reve opened for dinner. Our table was ready for us, and we were seated promptly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the cuisine. We knew... More 

Thank Nori S
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

We found Mon Reve by researching on Trip Advisor, noting positive reviews. We live part-time in Normandy, and were pleasantly surprised to find our host came from Caen, just 40 km away, so we had a touchpoint already. The food was what I would describe as very good French bistro level, which is hardly surprising given the chef is French... More 

1 Thank Ian H
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Stopped at Ridgecrest enroute to Death Valley and had dinner here. Had an appetizer of scallops and bay shrimp baked in cheese (didn't say which cheese though) as well as chicken with their home-made pesto sauce and layered vegetables (think a vegetarian lasagna sans pasta, though it was topped with Swiss cheese and not French - a bit of an... More 

Thank renbartle
Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Stopped over in Ridgecrest en route to Death Valley. We had a great meal at Mon Reve, I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the food is good quality and good value for money. The chef is from Normandie in France. the vegetables were fresh and well cooked. If I lived here I would be a regular customer. Our favorite meal... More 

1 Thank Bernadette W
Ridgecrest, California
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Authentic cuisine, clever specials, good wine list, and the friendliest service! All this in Ridgecrest too. The price is commensurate with the quality, plenty of other places to go if you want to squeak about expense. Mon Reve is a once a month treat for our family!

2 Thank Mike B
Ridgecrest, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This is by far my fav. Place to eat in Ridgecrest . The food is perfect , wine yummy , dessert to die for , and the owners welcoming . If I could afford it I would eat hear everyday !

Thank Rita D
Ridgecrest, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have now eaten here for dinner twice and lunch once. It has been excellent each time. The Filet Mignon is wonderful and our last dinner there, there were four of us who all ordered differently as far as sides, soup, etc. There was nothing that wasn't delicious. You cannot go wrong with this menu. The service is excellent and... More 

1 Thank Catlynn217
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We were suprised finding a restaurant perfect food for a very reasonable price in this place. From the outside you do not expect this kind of food. Pleasantly suprised:p.

1 Thank Tom V
Lorgues, France
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

It was a surprise and enjoyed dinner as we did not expect to find a restaurant of this quality in town. The owner is very friendly while the menu carries typical French brasserie style food. The wine list is not extensive but covers the need of the menu. Overall a very appreciated dinner as food, wine and atmosphere were perfect.... More 

1 Thank Alain G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest
  • Phone Number: +1 760-375-3212

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