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Bistro 211
Bistro 211

Bistro 211 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro211.com
  • Email: bistro211carmel@gmail.com
  • Phone: (831) 625-3030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 47 guests inside with an additional 24 on the patio.
  • Private Party Contact: Carmen Magnusson (831) 625-3030
  • Entertainment: Music on Friday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Check our website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rio Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bistro 211
Discover the local’s favorite place! A romantic neighborhood bistro with California flair.

Bistro 211 uses the freshest local ingredients fused with friendly service and a warm atmosphere where our customers return again and again.

We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My group of 15 descended upon Bistro 211 this past Saturday night. We were a bit surprised to discover we were the only group there on a Saturday night. However our surprise quickly turned to delight when we realized we could be as loud as a group of 15 people drinking copious amounts of wine tends to be. We took over the music selection, ordered tons of food, danced around. Basically it felt like we were taking over someone's home. Even without other customers, a group of 15 is hard to serve. The service was perfect- attentive but not overbearing. They could not have been nicer!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Wait staff was a bit overwhelmed by a crowded restaurant. Hostess seemed surprised we had made a reservation but acknowledged they were running late. Our dining experience was not as good as it has been because they seemed understaffed. Usually this is a friendly, comfortable, enjoyable cafe. We'll go back but probably not for a while."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We're so happy we found this delightful, low- key restaurant for New Years Eve. We were visiting from out of town and didn't want a mob scene or an 11pm reservation. The NYE menu was well-thought-out, starting with an amazing Lobster Bisque and offering a choice of delectable entrees and chocolate mousse. The service was impeccable. We will make sure to return when we're in Carmel."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and I were in the area for NYE and made reservations late that afternoon. Bistro 211 is a cute spot despite its location in a shopping center. We had a cozy table and the service was friendly. The special menu was very good and included items I would not normally order (such as lobster bisque), so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it. The only things that didn't make the experience outstanding was that my entree was nearly room temp whereas my husband's was hot, and the staff seemed a bit flustered. However, they were so charming and welcoming that I opted not to send my plate back and it didn't affect my overall experience. We will definitely stop at Bistro 211 again as we are interested to try their regular menu, too."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Bistro 211 was a wonderdul experience. Delectable food. Great wine selection. Thoughtful service. All at an affordable price."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This little mall restaurant was a pleasant place to have dinner after a day on the road - nice to find it open and available on an off-season evening in December. We had a nice bottle of cabernet sauvignon at a reasonable price. I had a good caesar salad and the plank steak special, which was very tasty. My mother was less impressed with the bouillabaisse, which she said was bland. Neither of us cared for the creme brullee; the custard was overcooked and cold, and the hard sugar topping sat on the top as though dropped on (which it may have been). The service was very friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food is amazing. I had French onion soup and a burger. Sounds simple. So many do these items, but very few do them well. Bistro 211 makes a delicious soup. Not too salty, which is the common mistake made by others. Full of flavor and delicious gooey cheese. The burger was tasty. Cooked to perfection. Perfectly seasoned. Not a drop of ketchup or mustard. A refreshing difference."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Bistro 211 was quiet and relaxing. They provided delicious food at a comfortable pace without any rush. The waiter was very cordial and provided a clear explanation of the specials and the three-course dinner."
    Dined on 9/28/2013