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Montrio Bistro

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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706 (Franklin)
+1 831-648-8880
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Salinas, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived for our 6 pm seating this past Friday evening we were greeted with a warm welcome and were walked over to our table. Anywhere where you might sit, one is surrounded with a rich atmosphere. Our gracious waiter helped us with the menu. Extended wine list and prices were well in line. Their creative appetizers were very... More 

Thank 662jamesf
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic dinner at Montrio Bistro. We shared the scallops with quinoa and crab cakes as appetizers, and the bacon chop and salmon for entrees. The drinks were a little strong but delicious - everyone really enjoyed the meal.

Thank Asta L
Port Townsend, Washington
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot about our dinner was good: the salads, my braised short ribs. But my wife's lamb tenderloin were actually a little sour or rancid. The waiter did offer to replace them, but by then she had lost her appetite, so he just comped her salad instead. When an establishment sets such high expectations, failure to meet them is a... More 

Thank Stephen C
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried Montrio Bistro the first night ,because we had a discount coupon from our hotel and it is an easy walk. It was so good, we went back the next night to try more items from the menu. Our reserved table was ready when we arrived. Our servers both nights were informed and responsive. We tried four different entrees... More 

Thank nbasket
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had Valentine's reservation. Sat us immediately. Server helped with menu items and learned one of the signature dishes is the Bacon Pork. Never had this before and if you like bacon, you will love this with the sauce on the plate. Also had a small popcorn and duck confit as an appetizer, again something we have not had at... More 

Thank gjim195
Moraga, California
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another couple told us about Montrio, and we were grateful. From the moment we walked in the door, we enjoyed the lively atmosphere. The food was amazing, from the kale salad to the crab cakes. And, Montrio featured some creative cocktails which were enjoyed by everyone in our group. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone spending the night in... More 

Thank calgrads
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, not too formal. Interesting selection of dishes, lots of twists on the ordinary. Very friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank thedud31
Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Monterey for dinner and found the place on tripadvisor. It's in an old fire station off the Main Street with some 'dough balls/ clouds' on the ceiling to insulate the sound. The food was great- we had artichoke, salmon and the short rib. The local wine suggested was very good and so were the desert. We also... More 

Thank kellstaree
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here two nights in a row because it was so good and there were so many items on the menu we wanted to try. Everything was spot on and the waiter was awesome! we loved the brown butter alomd dessert cake too. crunchy kale, amazing steak, pasta and even the kids plates original and tasty.

Thank joentg
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is really, really good - making it hard to decide what to choose and causing us to order too much as a way to sample more things, most of which included bacon. Also, the cocktails are interesting and tasty. For starters, we had the scallop crudo with a melt-in-your mouth spicy avocado panna cotta - highly recommend -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?