Good choice everytimeEntertained client here on business. Restaurant is in a good location and the service and food are good.
Would definitely recommend!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Ate Here Two Nights in a Row!It's that good! I had the best 14 ounce New York strip with root vegetables!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time!My wife and I had dinner this past Saturday to celebrate our anniversary. We had a great time and the food was spectacular! I had steak and she had fish! Both were done superbly and had an abundance of flavor! The staff was kind with great service and even made a special note regarding our special occasion! We will be coming back soon because there are so many things on the menu we want to try! Thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service is greatThe food and service is great as always! See you again next year!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMdoesn't disappoint....wide variety of exceptionally prepared food combinations - server always open to make suggestions. They nicely accommodate your made-head reservation with centrally located seating.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Fabulos Meal!Consistently good food and attentive service explain this restaurant's long run. A refreshing cocktail list. Scotch drinkers - try the 'Thrill of the K..l' cocktail.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the first step in toFrom the first step in to the way out the door a wonderful dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMdowntown treasureWe came here to test whether the Monterey County was right in voting this place as the best restaurant in Monterey. And Montrio lived up to that reputation. It was also a birthday dinner and we received a complimentary dessert for that occasion. The service was prompt, friendly and accommodating. The food was certainly delightful and delicious. The ambience was one of energy and lively diners enjoying each other's company. What more could you ask for? Nada!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great mealMontrio is my go to for a consistently good meal and service. Their wine list is weak and the corkage is a little pricey but bringing your own bottle is recommended.
The short ribs and pork chop are prepared perfectly.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentSuperb food and service. Jose was friendly and knowledgeable as our server, made us feel right at home. The duck was very flavorful and perfectly cooked to my liking. Go to place in Monterey if you are there.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy birthdayGreat birthday dinner. Service was exceptional - very attentive, knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. Rita had the pork chops and I had the duck. Both were delicious. We brought our own wine (free corkage if you purchase it at the "Taste of Monterey" on Cannery Row"). Note: Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday. We have eaten here several times - mainly for special occasions - and will return again. We like all three restaurants in the group - Montrio, Rio Grill, and Tarpy's. You can't go wrong with any of the three.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and FantasticWe were attending a conference in town and wanted to invite clients to a nice dinner. Montrio was recommended by someone I know who is a foodie that frequently visits the Monterey region. It was a great suggestion. All of us in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the dining experience at Montrio. Everything was fresh and fantastic! I would most definitely return on a future trip.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWell Done!!!Had a dinner meeting at Montrio this week. My first visit. The service was spot on. There when you need him and not constantly interrupting to asking if we need anything. The small bites were fun and creative, The entrees, as they should be. Medium rare fillet was medium rare and perfectly seasoned. The sea scallops had the perfect sear. Presentation was enticing.
The Bourbon selection is off the charts.
Thanks Montrio.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFormer fire house in downtownFormer fire house in downtown Monterey. We ate there several years ago and thought we would try it again and were not disappointed. Nice decor with restorrd red brick walls and strange puffy clouds on the ceiling that were probably there for the accountics. I had the dried scallops that were excellent and my wife ordered a small plate and appetizer, one being short ribs that she raved about. Wine list was decent and prices reasonable. We'll go back again. H4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA definite must!!!We first came here for my husbands birthday and were blown away by the food. We decided to go back for our anniversary and it was amazing once again. There is a parking garage near by with free parking after 6 which is a plus as well. Make sure to save room for the white chocolate bread pudding, it's to die for!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first official date. ItMy first official date. It was amazing, which is saying a lot since we both work in the kitchen. Tony Baker has made a solid menu, mms a very attentive but not overly present staff. They made it a real special occasion. Well worth it.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great and the waiterFood was great and the waiter was entertaining and very helpful with drink selections. We especially enjoyed the calamari and the scallops.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely my favorite spotDefinitely my favorite spot in Monterey! Been here twice and was impressed on both occasions.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome chef. Excellent food.Awesome chef. Excellent food. Great service. I would definitely recommend to any foodie.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was also excellent, until we were asked to leave to make room for a party of 18.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMussels and steak were absoluteMussels and steak were absolute standouts! Staff was the great kind of attentive and the whole room vibe was upbeat without pummeling you to death.
Highly recommend.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely great food andAbsolutely great food and drink. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a group with two toddlers. The parents actually encouraged loud and inappropriate behavior which was annoying to everyone in the area, not just our party. We asked our server to speak with them about the loud noise and he declined. This definitely impacted on our overall dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprising find, a quaintSurprising find, a quaint restaurant with beautiful decor and a friendly staff. Very good value too!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey had full bottles of goodThey had full bottles of good wine at half price. The bottle we bought was fantastic. The cost was less than ordering the bottle on line from the winery. The waiter was very good and knowledgeable about wine and the area. The place had a very good feel overall, but our table was in the pathway and was bumped numerous times by people moving about.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bread, great dessert.Great bread, great dessert. Good service, and if you like whiskey - the fun drink menu was heavy on whiskey.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised by every single dish we ordered. The food was comparable to many of the exquisite dishes found in five star restaurants, without overwhelming your wallet. Good vibrant scene and great food. The service was great too. The waiter even helped us to take pix under special lighting. There is a wine shop block down called Terranova. If you purchase a wine from this wineshop and bring it into the restaurant, they will waive a $20 corkage fee. Not too shabby.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great dining experience:This was a great dining experience: great food, a very knowledgeable server who could describe the menu perfectly, and nice ambiance. My wife and I have a hard time finding restaurants that cook better than we do and going out is often disappointing, but Montrio Bistro is exceptional. We both ordered two of the evening's special and they were just that, excellent and inventive. If they ever have the New York strip chimmichura on risotto special, be sure to order it as it was possibly the best steak I have ever had.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of two had a greatOur group of two had a great evening at Montrio Bistro. The food was delicious (I had the beef rib). The waiter spent time with us explaining local vineyards and recommended a nice bottle of wine (Boekenoogen Pinot Noir). We were seated in this small booth in the front left corner where we had a interesting view of the whole restaurant.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat example of customer serviceI made a reservation at Montrios following a conference at the Marriott. Towards the end of the conference, I inquired as to what other folks were doing for dinner. We had all pretty much decided to go to Montrios. I made a last minute call to find out if we could all be seated together, and even with a packed restaurant, the Montrios staff were able to accommodate. We turned out to be a group of 30. The staff were great to work with.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good service.Great food, good service. Very easy to book online, we came from out of town and were very glad we stopped by here instead of somewhere else. Really loved the food.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM