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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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Torrance, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would rate this restaurant above Average but not quite Very Good. My family of 6 grown ups had dinner at Montrio on December 23, 2016. It was a chilly night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming although we had a table next to the front door so suffered from regular drafts of cold air. It was very busy... More 

Thank vanzanten
Starkville, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner here over the holidays. The restaurant atmosphere was great- very warm and inviting. The menu had many intriguing dishes, and our outstanding waiter helped us make our selections. The food was uniformly excellent and inventive, and we all enjoyed sampling each other's dishes. I would highly recommend Montrio for a special dinner... More 

Thank annehierholzer
Placerville, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us came here for dinner. We tried several items and shared most of them. This was a very good place to eat. I had the 48 hour bacon - excellent - and the BLT salad (I really like bacon). The salad was only fair to good. I've had much better (bit too much dressing and the lettuce... More 

Thank TS1362015
Sonoma, California
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Montrio Bistro several times over the past few years. This time, I was a bit disappointed. The food was outstanding as usual. But, the waiter was the problem this time. Jose was not very cordial and he seemed upset that we were sitting in his section. We didn't order a lot of food, nor did we... More 

Thank Mario A
Zagreb, Croatia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, unpretentious, open kitchen, good service, accepted without a reservation, charming little place! The squash ravioli were better than any meat variety I came across, so comforting and fulfilling! The rest of our meal was good, too. Will certainly be back when we're in the area! P.s. Drawing on the table is not just for kids ;)

Thank Tikila_12
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with my wife was amazing. The small and medium plates were delicious and we were so happy to have saved room for dessert. Delicious food and great vibe!

Thank Tavelboy
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we entered the restaurant the smell of delicious food cooking got our tastebuds moving the decor was calming and beautiful. The food was amazing, Especially the crab cakes mushroom and polenta and the brioche bread pudding. Excellence service rounded out a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

Thank ofsabandescent
Guadiaro, Spain
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272 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had dinner for two in Montrio for the first time following recommendations. A nice setting with friendly staff and general atmosphere was bubbly. The starters of mussels were excellent but the main courses of butter squash ravioli and duck were not so good. The duck meat was fine but the accompanying vegetables and corn potato were uncooked and dry.... More 

Thank pavakeal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My first visit to this restaurant. The service was great. I enjoyed all of the staff, they were friendly and down to earth (i'm not much for fancy and stuffy). I felt as though the food was presented well. I have a chance to taste 4 dishes because we all shared bits with each other and they were all delicious.... More 

Thank Nan K
Oakland, California
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and drinks. This is my favorite downtown restaurant. I usually come here for work and have attended dinners and cocktail hours here. Try the special it's always good.

Thank Neville V

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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?