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Montrio Bistro

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414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2706 (Franklin)
+1 831-648-8880
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, CA
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice restaurant, we were four and decided to share some of their medium plates and it was a complete success. Best Calamari I have tried in a while, an artichoke heart to die for. Nice dinner ambiance and not too noisy. Perfect evening.

Thank vinotico1
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food. We loved the kale salad and mixed mushrooms with polenta. The salmon with citrus risotto and the prime sirloin with truffle fries were both excellent, as was the bread pudding. Very friendly staff. They seemed short handed (it was a Sunday evening with half price wine special), so service was a bit slow, but since we weren't in... More 

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209 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner at this wonderful restaurant that's a converted firehouse. It's truly beautiful inside. The food was outstanding. Very good wine & Tito's on the rocks. We had the salmon w risotto and prime short rib. Shared mint chocolate chip ice cream with hazelnut crunch. Reasonably priced given the ambiance & quality of the food. Service was also... More 

Thank cbw51
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Saturday night over Easter and really enjoyed. Nice lively atmosphere, great hospitality and some wonderful food. Not the cheapest place but well worth paying for a good night out

Thank alanbevo
Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

e had one of the best meals at any restaurant in years at Montrio. With a group of six, we had the opportunity to sample many of the small, medium, and entree dishes, and every one was truly outstanding. Shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, asparagus, lamb, and several desserts left everyone oohing and aahing. Service was excellent as well and the prices... More 

Thank Jerry F
North of San Francisco
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stuck to the starter and medium plate dishes. Many of the medium plates are enough for a meal and some of the starters would satisfy light eaters. My father ordered the starter calamari which was a steak cut up and gently deep fried to perfection, we also ordered the salumi plate (superb), the short rib risotto... More 

Thank efejle
California Hot Springs, California
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time here. The location is great, right downtown in the historic district of Monterey, near a lot of big hotels. Their menu is divided into three parts of small, medium and large portions. We had a few dishes of their small and medium size portions to share. All were delicious, except for the small shrimp appetizer,... More 

Thank Jan743
Palo Alto
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of the better meals in Monterey here. Excellent service. Great food. Terrific ambiance -- it is an old fire station that has been converted into a restaurant. High energy, good vibes ... but not noisy as some places tend to be. Really, enjoyed our dinner here. Had a Pilsner on tap which was one of the best... More 

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Salinas, California
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smoked prosciutto over organic asparagus ravioli....wonderful Not only was our meal full of flavor but our service was absolutely on point thank you so much

Thank mrmedeiros03
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure if my review can do this restaurant justice. It was so outstanding/excellent that we ate there three nights in a row (for dinner). Probably one of the best calamari I have had. Dinners were excellent with options for anyone. Wine - glass pour and bottle list - was perfect. If you are there on a Sunday, it is... More 

Thank Steve G

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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 31 - USD 45
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?