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Bistro Moulin

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867 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1054
+1 831-333-1200
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I was surprised to see Bistro Moulin at #11 in Monterey - I would have put it much higher! We were given seats on short notice on a busy night with no reservations, and had some spectacular dishes with delicious wine in a cozy, countryside bistro atmosphere. The food was spiced just right, bringing out subtle flavor without anything overpowering.... More 

Thank BlaineDeLancey
Rural Valley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

delicious spinach gnocci in cream sauce. also great bread and spread. service and atmosphere were also very good. my friends also enjoyed their meals.

Thank Anna S
The World
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442 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had a very nice meal at Bistro Moulin even though neither Didier Dutertre nor Colleen Manni were there (67 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940, tel. 831-333-1200, E-mail: bistromoulin@gmail.com, web: http://www.bistromoulin.com/). Our server was friendly, professional and good. All the other servers helped too. The room is “bistro-y” but the tables are not close together. Audre had one (appetizer-sized) spinach... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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323 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I enjoyed a first class French style meal here last week. I had excellent coq au vin, which I have rarely found in any restaurant. Perfectly done, excellent sauce and flavor. My wife was equally delighted with her duck breast, just slightly pink and flavorful. We had a very good bottle of Fleurie, the only French wine... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

You get personal service from the owners. This is a great place for dinner after a visit to the Monterey bay Aquarium as it is an easy walk up the hill. We enjoy taking friends to this restaurant and they always leave wanting to vist again.

Thank Traveldawg2
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a modest looking restaurant, and not expensive, but quite authentic. The chef is French and his wife is a California girl. We both had the nightly fish special and loved the balance of flavors on the plate. The wine list is very well chosen and heavy on (my favorite) French Burgundies and other French wines. Nice selection of... More 

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Monterey, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Given the reviews, I was expecting more. We had dinner here and were happy in general. The Jamón Serrano was pretty good. My dish, which was the special seafood crepe, was also good. I’m not sure how authentic the crepes are though; they were quite different from what I have had in places like Chauvigny, France. It was delicious nonetheless.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Oh my gosh, we just got back from dinner and I wish I had another stomach so I could go back and eat more. I had to choose between the special (pork medallions) and spinach gnocchi. I LOVE gnocchi so much I'll eat it anywhere, anytime, but this was the best gnocchi I ever had in my life. And my... More 

1 Thank Lynne S
Ventura, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My boyfriend and I ate at Bistro Moulin on a vacation to Monterey. It was some of the best French food we've ever had (including while we were in France!). Everything we had was delicious. I will say that I'm surprised that so many reviews are saying that they're well priced though - we definitely considered this a splurge. While... More 

Thank Michele C
Carmel, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have gone to this restaurant often enough that the servers know our names, what we will likely order, know that we are generous tippers, know where we go on vacation and when, and yet the owner, Colleen, who is always there, HAS NEVER ONCE approached our table to inquire how everything is, thanking us for dining with them, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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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Fresno, California, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?