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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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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even as we continue to explore new restaurants in the Monterey/Carmel area, we inevitably return to Bistro Moulin on an ongoing basis. Within easy walking distance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Bistro Moulin is a small, local-centric restaurant thankfully undiscovered by tourists. The menu is...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoy getting our weekly specials and also the eclectic wine options! We appreciate your patronage and for recommending us to others, we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the first time here. We go as often as possible when in Monterey. Please make reservations in advance as it is a locals favorite. Small and intimate. The chef here is hands down the best. The staff is fantastic well informed on food and...More

Thank HAPPY2GO30
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy you visit us when you're in the area and always have a fantastic time! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bistro Moulin is set back a couple of blocks from Cannery Row where you will find the more commercial eateries in Monterey. It is an authentic French Restaurant serving European Cuisine in an unpretentious and friendly setting. We had a very tasty and enjoyable dinner...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so happy you found us and enjoyed authentic French cuisine and had good service too! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to welcome you back again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little French bistro near Cannery Row recommended by friends who reside in the area. I enjoyed the sole special with asparagus and cauliflower purée, the cannelloni was rich and delicious, and our friend said the mussels were the very best she ever had. A...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you decided to join us and had a delicious dinner and nice service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you next time you're in the area, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I found Bistro Moulin when we started coming to Monterey by ourselves after the kids had gone to college. (No more chain fish restaurants along Cannery Row - yay!) We have been back several times over the years and have never been...More

Thank Lynn C
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to be one of your go-to places and are so happy you always have delicious food and friendly service from our staff! We appreciate your patronage over the years and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally do not give a restaurant a bad review just because of poor service, unless the service is so incredibly bad as to justify comment. Such was our recent experience at Bistro Moulin. It started out with being seated at the front of a...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry about the level of service you received. We are normally known for our friendly service and attention to details and truly apologize for my server who mishandled the situation and could not meet your request. I appreciate your comments, and I...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the reviews I read just didn’t do this place the justice it deserves. It was truly impressive from the wait staff to the incredible quality of the food. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a great culinary experience

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow thank you for the nice review! It's so wonderful to hear you had a phenomenal dining experience with us! We appreciate your warm words and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The place was busy so make a reservation. Very fresh and delicious appetizers and entree's. I had their mussels and fries - EXCELLENT! They have a very nice wine list with some delightful bottles that were mostly...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed excellent Moules and delightful wine options! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a terrific place! A nice little bit of great French cuisine in California. Very unpretentious like a good bistro is but just serving good food and wine at fair prices with warm service and attention customers like you are so important to them. We...More

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy you had a terrific time with us, from good food to prompt service! We appreciate you sharing your experience and for recommending us to others. Thank you for the nice review, we hope to welcome you back again!

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

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BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

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bbj_10
13 August 2016|
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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Description
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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