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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 12 min
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Again another Tripadvisor recommendation. We were staying in Monterey and needed to find a restaurant for our evening meal. The environment and food were excellent. The waiter was superb and offered explanations on the food, the ingredients and the way it was cooked etc as...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Montrio is a classic. It has been in the old fire station for eons and locals love to go there for drinks, apps, and dinner. It gets a little noisy but it is a fun place. Service is always good and they have many choices...More

Thank 2015JTF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here for happy hour. There was a nice selection on the happy hour food menu. And the drink menu. The environment was nice at the bar. The bar tender was solo and busting his butt. But lost money because he didnt get around...More

Thank Shelly K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint, charming setting with fabulous dishes. We choice to do a selection of 5 appetizers and small plates. Everyone perfectly done. My favorites, the crab cakes with almost all crab. Crisp, light coating made these moist and crunchy with loads of crab....More

Thank debbie06437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in on a Friday night without a reservation and instead of waiting, went to eat at the bar. Good decision! Caesar was the most excellent host, waiter and bartender. All the food we ordered was served to perfection and the conversation was as good...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a historic building with great Old World charm and ambience. It is a higher end dining experience, but prices are not outrageous. Some dishes are traditional; others are offbeat, such as bacon caramel ice cream. Our server was OK only, not...More

Thank EllenRHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on an advertisement for California during a flight from Sydney to Perth on Virgin Australia and planned a visit on my upcoming holiday. It exceeded all expectations. Food was incredible, service impeccable and ambience delightful. We surprised the staff by demolishing...More

Thank CraigC-Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is set up to provide tastes of different dishes with small bites, medium bites (appetizers) and main entrees. We didn't even go with an entree just medium bites and sides. The bacon is this house specialty smoked for 48 hours, delicious combination of...More

Thank PennyZen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is top notch, as is the food. Pricey, but worth it. It is noisy as a Bistro can be, so not the place for a quiet meal. Love the Short Ribs, and the bread pudding is the best!

Thank nlhccliff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have food intolerances and my husband is a foodie so this makes finding a restaurant very hard. We couldn't get a reservation but was told they had full service at the bar. There is a reason why Anthony is voted the best Bartender in...More

Thank angestraza
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Roger H
13 April 2017|
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Response from Dave_from_the_UK | Reviewed this property |
You could call them and interface with a human.
22 October 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
The heated patio is dog friendly and you can get Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 daily as well as have the full diner menu starting at 5:00. In the summertime, patio proceeds from wine sales on Wag n' Wine Wednesdays are donated... More
Kathy G
29 August 2016|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
Corkage is $25 per 750 ml bottle, and $50 per 1.5L bottle. It is never waived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 45
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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