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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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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I had the Poulet au Pesto with rattatouie. It was delicious as usual but there was a little more curry in the recipe than usual which made it better in my book. Absolutely delicious! My husband loves the seafood dish with a fish filet and scallops and had the french green beans sautéed with garlic in butter. As usual, outstanding... More 

Thank Equestrian47
Livermore, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

This restaurant is such an unusual find in a city like Ridgecrest. There is nothing else like it out here in this desert town! French cuisine was fabulous and very reasonably priced. The only drawback is that one must NOT be in a rush to enjoy themselves here. The owner takes the time to check in with each table, more... More 

Thank Diane S
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

I took my sister and mom for their birthdays. I reserved a table for three and easily found our table. Ordering was efficient and pleasant. The owner and one wait person easily took excellent care of the dining room. While I had a delicious Cobb salad, my mom had a crepe suzette and salad, while my sister had the quiche... More 

Thank RogerF679
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We love Mon Reve. The intimate atmosphere, the amazing food, the careful service all combine to make a meal a memorable experience.

Thank jmartinink
Wiltshire, England
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We visited here on a recommendation from the staff at the Best Western China Lake Inn - the restaurant is about a 15 minute stroll along the highway. It's a little bit hidden away, kind of beyond the Rite Aid and around the corner. First of all, the decor is in this place is weird - there are no windows... More 

Thank CotswoldFish
Ridgecrest, California
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

I've heard nothing but good things about Mon Reve, and after living in Ridgecrest for two years, I finally took the time to try it for myself. We made reservations for 5:30, right when Mon Reve opened for dinner. Our table was ready for us, and we were seated promptly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the cuisine. We knew... More 

Thank Nori S
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

We found Mon Reve by researching on Trip Advisor, noting positive reviews. We live part-time in Normandy, and were pleasantly surprised to find our host came from Caen, just 40 km away, so we had a touchpoint already. The food was what I would describe as very good French bistro level, which is hardly surprising given the chef is French... More 

1 Thank Ian H
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Stopped at Ridgecrest enroute to Death Valley and had dinner here. Had an appetizer of scallops and bay shrimp baked in cheese (didn't say which cheese though) as well as chicken with their home-made pesto sauce and layered vegetables (think a vegetarian lasagna sans pasta, though it was topped with Swiss cheese and not French - a bit of an... More 

Thank renbartle
Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Stopped over in Ridgecrest en route to Death Valley. We had a great meal at Mon Reve, I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the food is good quality and good value for money. The chef is from Normandie in France. the vegetables were fresh and well cooked. If I lived here I would be a regular customer. Our favorite meal... More 

1 Thank Bernadette W
Ridgecrest, California
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Authentic cuisine, clever specials, good wine list, and the friendliest service! All this in Ridgecrest too. The price is commensurate with the quality, plenty of other places to go if you want to squeak about expense. Mon Reve is a once a month treat for our family!

2 Thank Mike B

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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?