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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here because it was highly recommended on TripAdvisor. Thank you TripAdvisor. This was fantastic. The best meal we had on our honeymoon. It is a little bit expensive. The cheapest bottles of wine are about $40. But it was well worth it. The food...More

Thank PatrickManU
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for dinner. The menu choice was good and varied and the staff were very helpful. It was certainly busy but this didn't seem to cause any issues with the service levels. I note that other opinions vary, but we were well served. It...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit. It isn’t easy to find really good restaurants in Monterey so when I find one that we enjoy, we like to keep giving them our business. We like to sit at the bar to dine and had done so the...More

1  Thank taradiddle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have moved to the area about a month ago and have been to Montrio Bistro twice. I like it because the food is good and because you can order an appetizer and small dish for dinner. Nevertheless, in my experience the service various from...More

Thank Jsbpgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for dinner on an over night getaway to Monterey. We arrived at 6:30 for our reservation and it was already filled with restaurant goers and bar patrons. We were seated right away but it took awhile for our waiter...More

Thank Marguerite M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sum up; We had a nice evening here with good food and a very nice waiter, but... The issues were; 1. the appetizers were told to be small so we figured we would go for that before the main course. They turned out to be...More

2  Thank Buddyjar74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and her bridal party chose Montrio for the night before the wedding and it was a great choice. I gave the restaurant a heads up and they had the table decorated and were so attentive. The menu, which offered medium and large bites...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Heading says it all. The restaurant was packed and rightly so. My wife and I shared a bunch of dishes and each one was very good. Service was excellent as well. The only negative was finding parking, but certainly worth the effort.

Thank joeyrm7
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went here as part of out honeymoon tour. I mentioned on the booking that we were on honeymoon and we had hearts placed on the table and lots of staff congratulating us. It was a nice touch. The food here is amazing and you...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here. We had a late lunch so we went with the scallops and the salmon. Both were cooked perfectly with great flavors! Service was also great, friendly, good recommendations, and attentive. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank KathrynKeating
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Roger H
13 April 2017|
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Response from gjim195 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as I recall
23 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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