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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“escargot” (46 reviews)
“coq au vin” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
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11 - 20 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The owners are French and this is reflected into their meals. There is great care and attention to the preparation and authenticity of the flavours. Mains were rabbit, spinach gnocchi and sole. Side of spinach. All the food was wonderful. The rabbit was rich and...More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for the review! It's so nice to hear you noticed the attention to details and had a wonderful dinner! We appreciate you recommending us to others and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here with beet salad, onion soup, moules frites and filet mignon. Delicious food and tastes. Good wines on the wine list too.

Thank Buddyjar74
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We're happy you chose to visit us and had good wine and delicious food! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

What a great find! Delicious French cuisine with a casual atmosphere. Perfect. Try the gnocci- very good and can't say I've ever had it made with spinach. Yum. I ordered the special -seafood stew- it was very good. The coq au vin was also tasty....More

Thank drjeffers
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We're so happy you found us and had good food and friendly service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you back, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had 2 delicious meals here, choosing from a varied range of traditional French dishes. The food was well presented and there was good advice about the choice of wines to complement them. The staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Penny L
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your meals & wine with us, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Chef/Owner Didier Dutertre has really got something special here in Monterey. My brother and I arrived a bit early for our reservation but were seated immediately. We were welcomed by the wait staff very efficiently. We both had one of the specials on the menu....More

Thank Dan M
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed both the pork ad the fish dishes. We hope you visit us again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

and was assured by the waitress that the clam chowder would come long before we were given our main courses. All food arrived together. We asked if the main courses could be taken back to the kitchen while the chowder was eaten and were told...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review- We are always happy to receive feedback but unfortunately this review is for another business. We do not serve Clam Chowder and we always return items to the kitchen if there is an issue. We...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice small and very French Bistro. The decor is just like being in France. Great wine list. We had the spinach gnocchi and the steak bordelaise. Split both between two of us and really enjoyed it. Very close to cannery row.

1  Thank msilverpc
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Bistro Moulin is a short walk from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and quickly proved to be one of our favorite places to dine in the area...so much so that we went twice during our nine day stay in Monterey! The owner is a French chef,...More

Thank masterparachutist
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Merci for your kind words. We strive to be authentic and consistent.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The mussels were small and not their usual "good deal" However, the pomme frites were superb, the coq a vin terrific, profiteroles a sinful end to a very enjoyable evening. Very good wine selection with reasonable pricing.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here as a walk in and found great service and amazing food. It was one of the highlight meals of our trip. The wine list is very good also and a small but adequate selection by the glass. Would recommend

Thank Graeme M
MoulinMonterey, Owner at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We appreciate you take the time to write your review, thank you very much.

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13 August 2016|
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Response from bbj_10 |
I contacted the restaurant directly to inquire about a children's menu. Chef Didier was very kind to respond. He told me that children are welcome and they host families every day. They offer kid pasta and spinach gnocchi... More
Lisa C
6 January 2015|
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Response from alicerabbit | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it serves tiramisu and small tartlets. I don't remember anything else. Try calling the restaurant. You definitely need advance reservations, as the restaurant is quite small. We have enjoyed this small gem twice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
Bistro Moulin is a cozy European Bistro located on Cannery Row in Monterey. French chef/owner Didier Dutertre's classic cuisine is exquisitely prepared and French wine selections are plentiful. You'll swear you're in Paris!
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