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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Belgrade, Montana
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643 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 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 

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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 

Thank Domrcpl
Fairfax, California
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Thea Y
Bay Area
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
New York City, New York
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553 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 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.

Thank cararro
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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 

Thank tiramisu2
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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

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Carmel, California
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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.

Thank pmi222
Modesto, California
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26 reviews
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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 

Thank Joyciekins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Bistro Moulin gets the 5 rating because our meal there (we both had beef cannelloni, which was tender and also garlicky/truffley, and came with excellent tomato vodka sauce) was delicious, and the restaurant was pleasant with very nice staff. The only thing I would say is with spaghetti and cannelloni on the menu, it came across as Italian as much... 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$ 25 - US$ 100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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

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San Francisco, California
Fresno, California, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?