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Bistro Moulin

867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“escargot” (45 reviews)
“coq au vin” (23 reviews)
“profiteroles” (7 reviews)
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French, European
867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found this restaurant by good fortune having quickly departed from another restaurant where it was clear they served "fast food on a table cloth". Bistro Moulin offers fine French cuisine and we will for sure return. Enough said.

Thank GarryPy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been in this restaurant many times- every time we are in Monterey, just over an hour drive from where we live. The restaurant is run by husband and wife team, and they continue to excel. This was Midweek and restaurant was full- we were...More

Thank 16traveller20162016
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We loved this restaurant. The wine list is especially good. It's a cozy and romantic spot, slightly off the beaten path in Monterey but hugely worth it. Our dinner was amazing. It felt like, for a moment, that we were back in some quiet French...More

Thank OxfordMom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had an enjoyable meal here on our last night in Monterey. I had the steak with Bordalaise sauce and it was cooked perfectly and served with French fries. My husband enjoyed the fois grasse and we had a nice bottle of Pinot Noire that...More

Thank Adelle58
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On a trip through Northern California, we stopped in Monterey and happened onto this jewel. We read some of the positive reviews on TA and decided to give it a try. We can add our unqualified endorsment. Great food, service, and atmospere. We both had...More

Thank lub_dub_11
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner. The restaurant has the decor of a French bistro, which it is. They get a lot of repeat business from people who visit Monterey. We had the mussels- they were good. The potato leek soup was fabulous. The escargot also...More

1  Thank drptexas
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

On our last night in the area, four of us had a terrific dinner at this restaurant. Of all the restaurants in Monterey and Carmel, Bistro Moulin had been highly recommended by a couple who are "frequent diners." There were two "must haves" -- the...More

1  Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Dinner was just everything you hope for very good service and great food.. I had the moles frites.. Now it was not the normal 30 moles in the pot...was only 14 to 16 ,but they where on the large size and not over cooked an...More

1  Thank 7zack
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We always ask ourselves why we don't go back here more often! Six of us had a mini reunion. We had arranged for a table for 6, in the rear in the room on the left. We could still converse while we enjoyed the wonderful...More

1  Thank CaPalm
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Oh my... what a delicious experience we had! Truly. Every bite was better than the last, from start to finish. My husband and I indulged in the special filet mignon served with whipped potatoes and Brussels sprouts almondine. The beef was one of the most...More

1  Thank Pattie24
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Are children welcome here? Are small portion meals available for children?
14 August 2016|
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Response from bbj_10 |
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
Lisa C
Does this restaurant serve dessert?
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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