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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quaint little French bistro near Cannery Row recommended by friends who reside in the area. I enjoyed the sole special with asparagus and cauliflower purée, the cannelloni was rich and delicious, and our friend said the mussels were the very best she ever had. A...More

Thank jcperrin14
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I found Bistro Moulin when we started coming to Monterey by ourselves after the kids had gone to college. (No more chain fish restaurants along Cannery Row - yay!) We have been back several times over the years and have never been...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally do not give a restaurant a bad review just because of poor service, unless the service is so incredibly bad as to justify comment. Such was our recent experience at Bistro Moulin. It started out with being seated at the front of a...More

Thank jcav08
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very sorry about the level of service you received. We are normally known for our friendly service and attention to details and truly apologize for my server who mishandled the situation and could not meet your request. I appreciate your comments, and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the reviews I read just didn’t do this place the justice it deserves. It was truly impressive from the wait staff to the incredible quality of the food. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a great culinary experience

Thank Cbianchet
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow thank you for the nice review! It's so wonderful to hear you had a phenomenal dining experience with us! We appreciate your warm words and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The place was busy so make a reservation. Very fresh and delicious appetizers and entree's. I had their mussels and fries - EXCELLENT! They have a very nice wine list with some delightful bottles that were mostly...More

Thank John F
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed excellent Moules and delightful wine options! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a terrific place! A nice little bit of great French cuisine in California. Very unpretentious like a good bistro is but just serving good food and wine at fair prices with warm service and attention customers like you are so important to them. We...More

Thank Grey C
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so happy you had a terrific time with us, from good food to prompt service! We appreciate you sharing your experience and for recommending us to others. Thank you for the nice review, we hope to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners are French and this is reflected into their meals. There is great care and attention to the preparation and authenticity of the flavours. Mains were rabbit, spinach gnocchi and sole. Side of spinach. All the food was wonderful. The rabbit was rich and...More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! It's so nice to hear you noticed the attention to details and had a wonderful dinner! We appreciate you recommending us to others and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening here with beet salad, onion soup, moules frites and filet mignon. Delicious food and tastes. Good wines on the wine list too.

Thank Buddyjar74
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy you chose to visit us and had good wine and delicious food! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find! Delicious French cuisine with a casual atmosphere. Perfect. Try the gnocci- very good and can't say I've ever had it made with spinach. Yum. I ordered the special -seafood stew- it was very good. The coq au vin was also tasty....More

Thank drjeffers
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy you found us and had good food and friendly service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you back, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had 2 delicious meals here, choosing from a varied range of traditional French dishes. The food was well presented and there was good advice about the choice of wines to complement them. The staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Penny L
BistroMoulinMonterey, Manager at Bistro Moulin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your meals & wine with us, and hope to see you again.

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bbj_10
14 August 2016|
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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Description
Bistro Moulin is a cozy European Bistro located on Cannery Row in Monterey. French chef/owner Didier Dutertre's classic cuisine is exquisitely prepared and French wine selections are plentiful. You'll swear you're in Paris!
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