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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice small and very French Bistro. The decor is just like being in France. Great wine list. We had the spinach gnocchi and the steak bordelaise. Split both between two of us and really enjoyed it. Very close to cannery row.

Thank msilverpc
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bistro Moulin is a short walk from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and quickly proved to be one of our favorite places to dine in the area...so much so that we went twice during our nine day stay in Monterey! The owner is a French chef,...More

Thank masterparachutist
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Merci for your kind words. We strive to be authentic and consistent.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The mussels were small and not their usual "good deal" However, the pomme frites were superb, the coq a vin terrific, profiteroles a sinful end to a very enjoyable evening. Very good wine selection with reasonable pricing.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here as a walk in and found great service and amazing food. It was one of the highlight meals of our trip. The wine list is very good also and a small but adequate selection by the glass. Would recommend

Thank Graeme M
MoulinMonterey, Owner at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We appreciate you take the time to write your review, thank you very much.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Its my second time, this time with the family. We all enjoyed the food. I am very happy since it is very critical test for me to re-visit a place and see if I still enjoy the food and the place.Service was good and food...More

Thank HaithamHamed
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Merci for you review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your second visit!

Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I found this restaurant by good fortune having quickly departed from another restaurant where it was clear they served "fast food on a table cloth". Bistro Moulin offers fine French cuisine and we will for sure return. Enough said.

Thank GarryPy
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We've been in this restaurant many times- every time we are in Monterey, just over an hour drive from where we live. The restaurant is run by husband and wife team, and they continue to excel. This was Midweek and restaurant was full- we were...More

Thank 16traveller20162016
MoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write with many details. Happy to know you enjoyed your meals with us. And, we really appreciate your support!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We loved this restaurant. The wine list is especially good. It's a cozy and romantic spot, slightly off the beaten path in Monterey but hugely worth it. Our dinner was amazing. It felt like, for a moment, that we were back in some quiet French...More

Thank OxfordMom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had an enjoyable meal here on our last night in Monterey. I had the steak with Bordalaise sauce and it was cooked perfectly and served with French fries. My husband enjoyed the fois grasse and we had a nice bottle of Pinot Noire that...More

Thank Adelle58
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On a trip through Northern California, we stopped in Monterey and happened onto this jewel. We read some of the positive reviews on TA and decided to give it a try. We can add our unqualified endorsment. Great food, service, and atmospere. We both had...More

Thank lub_dub_11
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14 August 2016|
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Response from bbj_10 |
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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