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Mon Reve

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$$ - $$$
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126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
+1 760-375-3212
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Ridgecrest, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This quaint little restaurant in the business section of Ridgecrest is so reminiscent of similar places in Paris. Nothing pretentious in its appearance but in quality of food and service, there is nothing like it anywhere near Ridgecrest. The entrees are all wonderful but the chef's handling of vegetable side dishes is exceptional.

1 Thank klined2016
Caen, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We loved our experience in this charming restaurant during our trip in California. We spent a very good moment and we appreciated very much to talk with the owner who comes from the city where we grew up in France.. Incredible !! The service and meals were very delicious. A good restaurant, I recommend it.

1 Thank Marionfsd88
Oceanside, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My friend, who lives in Mammoth, and I, who drove up from Oceanside, met at Mon Reve for a celebration of her birthday. I chose the restaurant because she and I had been to Paris many years ago. We had a delightful afternoon in the beautiful surroundings listening to French cafe music and enjoying delicious food. We each had a... More 

1 Thank kimcooley
Ridgecrest, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant is the best in Ridgecrest. A little pricey for some folks but not for what you get in food and atmosphere. I don't mind paying a little extra for the excellent meal. Generous portions and fantastic food. Also have nice assortment of wines, something NO OTHER restaurant offers in this town. Eat there at least once a month.... More 

2 Thank Joe A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My previous employer would host the company holiday party here. It was always a joke between us workers that we were going to meet at Burger King afterwards to fill up. The quality of food is not good, the portion sizes are tiny, and the prices are ridiculous. Basically go here if you plan to spend a lot of money... More 

1 Thank Miranda B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The desserts are amazing! The service was great too. Very friendly staff. I really like the chicken Caesar salad.

Thank smbaca1
Ridgecrest, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This is hands down the best restaurant in Ridgecrest. It's a wonderful place for a date night. The food is always amazing. The green beans are my favorite! I could eat an entire plate. Everything I've had is great here.

Thank Cami D
Santa Monica
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was a lovely and unexpected find. Once you're inside it's like being in a French country house. The restaurant is larger than it looks, two rooms, and entertained a diverse crowd, from young couples drinking champagne to large family groups. The menu has a good variety, along with daily specials. It seems to be a family operation, and the... More 

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The food was amazing with portions being a perfect size. From starting with delicious appetizers to finishing with a scrumptious dessert your taste buds are happy from the first bite on. The French onion soup with it's cheese topping and the Crème Brulee were both incredible. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly with excellent service. Definitely will visit every time... More 

Thank N3IFS
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We celebrated a birthday here in February. The food is always good, especially the onion soup and the bourguignon Oddly, when we were last there, there was a small problem getting enough bread. Apparently they prepare enough for each diner to have two rolls, but it is so good that we always want more.

Thank 854paulines

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest
  • Phone Number: +1 760-375-3212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?