We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bistro Moulin

Certificate of Excellence
££££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
Website
Today
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 352: English reviews
Carmel, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my... what a delicious experience we had! Truly. Every bite was better than the last, from start to finish. My husband and I indulged in the special filet mignon served with whipped potatoes and Brussels sprouts almondine. The beef was one of the most exquisitely prepared filets I've ever had, cooked to perfection with an amazing sauce. We enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pattie24
Belgrade, Montana
Level Contributor
643 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A French Bistro it was, and very good! We are world travelers & foodies. We enjoy a variety of international foods. The food here is very well prepared. Delicious ingredients and FRESH. A lovely selection of wines to accompany your meal. The menu is nicely laid out with fresh fish, pastas, pate', salads, soup and of course mouth watering desserts.... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeffreyshapiro
Minnesota
Level Contributor
193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first evening in Pacific Grove, we just took a chance and walked into Bistro Moulin for a late dinner. It had a somber atmosphere perfect for weary travelers. The food was well prepared and served in the right portions although they could be a bit more generous with their servings of wine. I would not say that the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Domrcpl
Fairfax, California
Level Contributor
56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

And I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner on the recommendation of a friend. Ugh, wrong choice. The service was okay (I actually received much better service while in Paris and the Loire Valley AND the French have the reputation of being unfriendly to people who are not and do no speak French). I ordered the moules et frites... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thea Y
Bay Area
Level Contributor
113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It was like being in France, but the people were nicer. Food is excellent. Usually there are not a lot of dishes, but the ones that are offered are quite good. French wine is unusually good. Bordeaux was one of the best I have tasted.

Helpful?
Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
554 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

French-style regional cooking from Europe in roughly the France-Northern Italy area are served with elegance and a family bistro ambiance. One of he best meals we have had anywhere. Limited menu of things done well, and a good wine list. Prices are reasonable for this quality.

Helpful?
Thank cararro
nwNJ
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Carefully prepared, subtly seasoned food, beautifully plated. Vegetables cooked perfectly. We both had the special of the night- pork loin, which was moist and redolent of herbs. Prices are laughably low for the quality. The dark chocolate mousse was sublime; the profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce ran a close second. Wines run moderate to high in price. Located... More 

Helpful?
Thank tiramisu2
Florida
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Small place, charming, French food (duh) and very good at that. Not French speaking staff which is always a flag. The duck, gnocchis and osso buco were all very good. Wine reasonably priced

Helpful?
Thank Anthony F
Carmel, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

There's few times that I have enjoyed French food tonight's dinner was one of the most memorable experience the small bistro was busy and the wonderful atmosphere and the best pate escargot sea food chowder had taken me back in time when I was living in Paris.

Helpful?
Thank pmi222
Modesto, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I searched for a quiet & more intimate type of restaurant and found it here. I was half expecting to see Ina & Jeffrey at the table next to us. The menu is selective, but what they have is what we love. Good wine and started with the appetizer plate ( roasted beets, olives, Marconi almonds, etc) and hubs got... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joyciekins

Travellers who viewed Bistro Moulin also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 
Monterey, Monterey County
 
Monterey, Monterey County
 

Been to Bistro Moulin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro Moulin and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
San Francisco, California
Fresno, California, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro Moulin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?