We feature a variety of appetizers, award-winning small bites, enticing entrees, and indulgent seasonal desserts made by our in house pastry chef. Choose from Christian Adam's extensive wine list, or try one of our signature cocktails by Anthony Vitacca. Montrio’s sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere attracts locals and passerbys alike with our great Happy Hour, and Sunday's Half-Priced Wine Night. Come see what everyone is talking about!
Montrio is one of our must go restaurants when we visit Monterey. It never fails to please us with their menu and wine list.
Our dinner was one of the best we’ve had in a long time. The staff were able to accommodate us a little bit before our reservation since we arrived early. We loved the crayons on the table which brought out our inner child too! We started with the brie bites which were absolutely divine. Following that I had the ravioli which was so delicious and juicy thanks to the gorgeous Ragu broth. My fiancé had the burger which was one of the best we’ve had in a long time. Next time we are in the area this would be a top choice for a dinner for two or even a group! Exceeded all standards
Came here for an anniversary dinner after spending the day at the aquarium. The table was decorated with little hearts. Scott was awesome, super attentive and helpful. He talked to the chef and was able to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Buy the kitchen a 6 pack. They deserve it. Will definitely come back.
Amazing experience, converted firehouse is very cool, from starters to desert was excellent. Loved it.
Great food, great service in this Monterey classic restruant in the heart of downtown.
Food was excellent
Nice place, good food.
We had a lovely dinner at this little Bistro. Easy walk from our hotel (Portola Resort). Pleasant room nice service.
Probably the finest salmon I’ve ever had.
Excellent service from the moment we arrived. A great atmosphere - the place was buzzing! Food was really tasty - we had a couple of ‘bites’ and a couple of starters which was plenty & the wine was half price - apparently that happens every Sunday. Service was very efficient & friendly - we were in & out in just over an hour- maybe a tad too quick? Overall, a very pleasant evening.
This place is a gem from start to finish!
Love this place! Only complaint is that it is noisy, but then that shows what a good time everyone is having at the restaurant.
The service was great. Delicious food and amazing cocktails! My husbands and my new favorite date night location for sure!
The food was good and the service was excellent. It is also nice to hear from the manager or owner as she approached us at our table to see how was our dinner. Our server was cheerful and knowledgeable about the food been offered.
It was a busy place on a Friday at 6.15pm (which is good for the restaurant), however the noise level was high and it was hard to hold a conversation with my wife across the table.
Still I would say it was a good dinning experience.
Delicious and exciting food. Great vibe and awesome service.
This place never disappoints! I always visit when in town on business
We had the Monterey Black Cod dish which was prepared and presented with perfection! The food is always the best at Montrio, along with the ambience. We never come to Monterey without a visit to this fabulous restaurant.
It was good. Convenient. Would go back. The hostess was a little snotty when we got there but overall it was fine.
Top rate cuisine for half the price of fine dining in San Francisco. The service was over-the-top; the staff were very attentive to every detail. It was pretty noisy the night we were there, but could still have a conversation, albeit barely. I have been there several times, and it has never been this noisy on my past visits. There is a camaraderie among the staff that I have rarely witnessed while dining out. They are very professional, yet have a good time serving the customers.
I highly recommend checking out Montrio to anyone visiting the Monterey area.
My husband and I went here on our last night of our honeymoon and from the minute we walked in to when when we left, the service was absolutely fantastic. It was a Monday night and was really busy! We had the Brie, bacon on bacon and shrimp to start and all were amazing. We then had the black cod and spare rib for main, again, both were amazing. Couldn’t leave without pudding so had the white chocolate bread and butter pudding. So glad we chose this place for our last dinner before returning to the UK the next day and I would recommend this place to anyone.
Another point to note is you can tip the kitchen staff a pack of 6 to enjoy after their shift. When this happens you hear the bell ring and a cheer comes from the kitchen!
Looking for a dinner that was California and not a tourist place. this place was it. great food and service, lots of locals and it was a 3min walk from our hotel!!!
Duck was outstanding, as was the wine and service. Highly recommend.
Absolutely wonderful food and service, but a bit on the noisy side as we sat at a small table closest to the kitchen. We will definitely return, but we'll request a table away from the kitchen!
Montrio is our go to dining experience in downtown Monterey. We go and enjoy it every chance we get.
Service was outstanding. The server was able to recommend a truly excellent local Chardonnay, very personable, prompt, and made the dinner a joy. We’ve eaten here many times over many years and always love going here. Highly highly recommend.
Beyond grateful for the staff accommodating a last minute request to switch tables. Lovely dinner and Amazing service. Thank you!!!!
Delicious food, great server, fun evening! Yummy drinks too
We visited twice - excellent both times! Stunning food! Half price wine on a Sunday too which was a bonus!
Best food in Monterey, by far!!!
Not your usual massive portions, but this in all about flavour and creativity - quality over quantity!
Cosy, inviting and wonderful food and wine! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Expensive cheap bubbly. Worst mojito. Lousy Cesar salad. The burger was good but over cooked—the waiter had said medium was as low as the cook could make it, something I’d never been told before. We will, needless to say, never go back.
The Black Cod is a must try! Delish! The bar is small but delightful. Good choice of wines and fabulous calamari appetizer.
The restaurant is open and a bit noisy. If anyone is hard of hearing or older, it might be a bother. We always stay at either the Marriott or the Portola so we can walk to dinner.
I wasn't sure what to expect since I am not from the area. I give this place a 5 star on there service and food!. It was truly a great experience. I would highly recommend this place to family and friends.
We were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary, and the restaurant staff went out of their way to help us celebrate. Little hearts were strewn on our table, the wait staff were all congratulatory, and we received a sweet treat to end our meal. This is a fine restaurant, and is especially fine for a celebration.
We were seated promptly at a table that the hostess had saved for our special occasion. The table covering was strewn with glittery confetti. We ordered risotto fritters, crabcakes, BLT salad, NY steak. All were prepared excellently and the steak tender And cooked as ordered. The crabcakes were all crab without a lot of filler. Our service was friendly and we were not interrupted unnecessarily. The only drawback was that our table was so close to the next that we could easily hear their entire conversation about personal matters. We would definitely return.
Service is great. The menu needs more vegetarian options
Mushrooms for starters, crab cake in medium plate, duck roast for entree and creme brûlée’ for desert. Sauce on crab cakes was superb - so many tastes !
We had a beautiful meal in the Montrio Bistro. Excellent service and a real nice atmosphere about this restaurant. English executive chef who came out to meet us, nice touch!
Great food! Great drinks! Wonderful place for a date night! We’ll definitely be back!