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Montrio Bistro

414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706
+1 831-648-8880
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (47 reviews)
“blt salad” (10 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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

My wife and I have drinks here before but never a meal. That all changed when we chose to have our anniversary dinner with these folks. Very friendly service and attentive without being overly connected. No hovering here because they are serving and keeping up...More

Thank Reganjca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we travel we try and give ourselves one night out at a place we would not normally consider within our budget. When in Monterey we had plenty of options for something special and chose this place. Leaning towards the vegetarian, we ordered the Crispy...More

Thank ducklakedaniel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance and decided to try something new, rather than go to all our usual favorite spots. So this was the restaurant we chose. We loved everything we tried. We loved our cocktails, we loved the seared sea scallops, we loved the braised...More

Thank NSchrockinCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 12th anniversary here. When we arrived to our table they had spread heart shaped confetti over the table. The waitress immediately greeted us and took our drink order. She was very attentive throughout the meal. My husband enjoyed the...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super excellent dinner last night! We followed the suggestions of our server Ashton (who we adored) did not fail us! Especially notable was the mushroom and polenta small plate and the scallop medium plate! The s’mores small plate dessert shouldn’t be skipped either! The specialty...More

1  Thank Luke A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal on Christmas Eve. The ambience was warm and cozy and we could not resist having a cocktail from the impressive menu of specialty drinks. The waiter was very helpful in her recommendations. The food was great. We had two appetizers...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Montrio Bistro. Their menu has an entree for every palate. We tried the bacon wrapped shrimp, duck breast and short rib. The duck breast was very good, but the short rib stole the show. We will be back.

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Thank goodness we had a reservation, as this place gets very crowded when there is a concert (Pink Martini!) at the theater. Although noisy, we still were able to converse and enjoy ourselves. The "special" cocktails were, well - not so special. Meanwhile, I ordered...More

Thank schwakes
Reviewed 25 November 2017

It was very busy but they found us a table. The menu was great along with the wine list. Scott, our waiter was excellent. The food was delilcious and the ambiance was brilliant. Would highly recommend a visit here.

1  Thank Di S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We only had one night left in Monterey when we discovered Montrio or else we would have been back a second time. This is located in the downtown area of Monterey and it a gem. Outgoing, knowledgeable servers guide you through your evening and are...More

1  Thank TomSMuskegon_MI
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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