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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to this restaurant in Monterey but will not be our last. Excellent food and service. A wine list to ‘die’ for. Understand. If you are going there for a quiet dinner that won’t happen. But if you want an upbeat and vibrant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Montrio Bistro was one of the best restaurants we visited on our 2 week tour of California. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered and the service was very friendly.

Thank amcintosh12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique decor and great atmosphere. Giant pumpkin. Great drink and wine menu. Delicious food. Pretty good service.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Montrio, and we loved it as much as the first time, especially since we went on half-priced bottles of wine Sunday! We loved the artichoke risotto fritters that we shared to start. The tomato pesto really set off the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for our anniversary and came back again a couple of days later because it was very good. Short Rib was amazing. Being from the east coast I've never seen mussels with so much meat in them.

Thank 2Gunnys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monterey is thronged with tourists year round so, it's not surprising that a lot of the eateries (particularly near the waterfront) are overrated and overpriced. Montrio stands out from the crowd in a number of respects. It is situated in the heart of the Old...More

Thank Photopedia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner during my Family holiday in Monterey. This is my third time at the restaurant and I think the quality and consistency has been exceptional! The waiter was very friendly and helpful, the bread was excellent. I had the best wine thanks to...More

Thank Juan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interior is very whimsical--look at the light fixtures. White Anchovy served with shaved garlic, potato chips and peppornata was flavorful. The anchovies were briney, firm and fresh. The succulent duck breast was thinly sliced, topped with a cherry reduction. Pasilla pepper cornbread and grilled...More

Thank KatBugs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montrio Bistro has wonderful food and a great atmosphere. I have been there many times and the food is always amazing and the chef and staff are very creative with the dishes. The short ribs are a staple and always phenomenal, but you cannot go...More

Thank lsujohnny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are on a self guided tour down the coast with one night planned in Monterey. Lovely restaurant, a very cheerful vibe and amazing food. We will be back.

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Roger H
13 April 2017|
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Response from gjim195 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as I recall
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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