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 Montrio's extensive wine list, or try one of our signature cocktails by Anthony Vitacca. Come see what everyone is talking about!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Boneless Prime Beef Short Rib
Garlic whipped potatoes, pearl onions, house-dried tomatoes
Tart cherry corn bread, parsnips, heirloom carrots, port wine reduction
Ora King Salmon
Basil pesto risotto, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese, crispy 'Nduja, Mornay sauce
Under Covid conditions 12/12 right before shutdown, the service could not have been better, the food perfectly prepared and brought out hot (one side dish came out 30 seconds later and they apologized), waiter knew how to open the old wine I brought, sidewalk seating was romantic on a dank cool with with a heater right next to us. The duck was slightly undercooked which is much much better than overcooked, the venison perfectly cooked in fact the best venison dish I've ever had, The Meyer Lemon tart was unusual, usually they are too sweet for me, we both noticed this was not all that sweet, which is great because I'm weaning myself away from a blast of sugar at the end of a meal. Water was filled regularly which is becoming important to me when I bring wine, not only to hydrate but it also makes the wine stretch to the end of the meal, I hate washing down food with wine just because my water is empty. I was surprised by the attention to details which is who I mention them, I'm not that picky, but now I will be LOL. First-class joint as they say, especially for being on the sidewalk when the inside of the restaurant is so romantic.
Everything was wonderful!
Fabulous food and service
Outstanding service and food!!!
Having to be outside because of issues that the restaurant could not control (COVID) the weather was freezing. The server had an outstanding attitude and recommendations
This is Becoming a weekly stop
Very accommodating staff, great food, great atmosphere even though we had to eat outside due to covid!
We really enjoyed our time at montrio. The food was good, the service was good and having a locals discount was greatly appreciated. We’ll be back .
Returned for our 35th wedding anniversary dinner, despite outdoor dining restrictions, strong heaters made it work. Every dish was delish! Caesar dressing, anchovy appetizer, 48hr bacon, (OMG!) Short rib ravioli, and the best cocktails ever!!! Lovely service too. Will be dreaming about this dinner till next time!
Fabulous experience. Amazingly delicious food.
The food was superb, service was excellent I couldn’t have gone somewhere better for my 50th birthday!!
family of 3 - awesome food and service! ordered anchovies, bacon, prime beef short rib, the steak and bread pudding -- everything was so good. for drinks, the gringo and mariachi were the bomb.
Great outside ambiance! Food was amazing. Server took good care of us. Wonderful experience.
Wonderful outdoor dining experience during the pandemic. The set up was warm and comfortable. Great beer selection. Service on point. Can’t go wrong with any items but highly recommend the duck and the short ribs for mains and the octopus as a starter.
Jose was awesome, the food and drinks were perfect.
My daughter and her boyfriend visiting from Seattle
Everything was just great ! The bacon was amazing. Super nice server (Haven) and just a perfect meal .
Food and drinks were delicious .
Exceptional food. Best salmon and pesto risotto I've ever had.
Best place in Monterey
Delicious, high quality, beautiful dishes. Excellent cocktails.
Delicious cocktails (saving private Ryan, grunge & ganja especially), venison, and salmon. Outdoor tables have heating lamps. Our waiter, Scott, was terrific.
Low star ratings for noise. On our visit (11/18/2020) there was a group of 5-6 out of towners seated at the table near us, which included a “WOOOO!” girl and other loud, obnoxious jerks. I understand restaurants are reluctant to police behavior now for fear of losing $$. Yet another reason to look forward to post-covid times!
Wonderful. All of it!
Montrio Bistro was a great place to celebrate my husband's birthday. The octopus carpaccio was delicious and should not be missed. My duck and his ravioli in a short rib sauce was also excellent. The finale of bread pudding is something we would make a special trip to have again. It was the first thing our Uber driver told us about when she saw where we were going. They have an interesting wine list that showcases local wine, particularly pinot noirs, and then other CA wines up and down the coast. Their craft cocktails are also interesting. My husband, a former bartender, said that his mezcal negroni was one of the best he's had.
Tops- the service we received at Montrio was speedy considerate and friendly. Our servers were Cesar and Ruben, they were the best. The food was amazing- creative, satisfying and delicious, the drinks the same, I had a Flor de la Casona and the combo of flavors was like nothing I had ever tried. Thank you to the staff at Montrio, my 50th birthday celebration was memorable and special!
Great overall experience! We were there for dinner and rhe food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to dine.
The mushroom medley was divine, meaty, smooth and flavorful; the duck breast was tender, juicy, perfect red meat-like texture with parsnip.
The temporary dry & warm heaven under the stairway, tucked in an alley was an envy spot for other dinners in the cool, windy and raining evening. 👌
this was a great experience dining. reservations were simple. we sat outside and enjoyed ourselves. the heat lamps kept us warm. when it started raining the waiter helped us move the table underneath an awning. i'll be coming back!
Creative, tasty menu complemented by an excellent wait staff
A getaway and change of scenery for me and my 87 year old mother. This was our last dinner and restaurant was recommended by a wine tasting location. By far a wonderful experience.
Everytime, the food sours - the service plus quality hasn't waned in Covid Times -- when we visit Monterey, it's more important that the tourist staples. Thanks!!
I would recommend the wine list be expanded to also include a local more Oakes Chardonnay
We were visiting Monterey for the first time from Houston. Unfortunately it was so cold the night we dined. Also the table near ours was extremely loud. The food was good but not what I expected for the price point. I wish we could have sat inside because the interior had wonderful decor.
Amazing as usual! Exceptional service!
Outstanding service in a tough situation. On and off rain with outside dining. Chef spoke to us as we waited. Made putain app special for us special evening.
We had a Great experience we will definitely be back
Intimate setting, great food, romantic vibe, try the smoked ice in a cocktail
Such a great menu. Visited this place again with a different group. The menu always offers such a variety of both good, unique and staple foods with a special twist. Service was so great!
The outside seating (for COVID restrictions) was great. Well spaced, heating lamps provided.
The food and service was excellent as always. We brought along a few of my family and this was their first dining experience here. This place did not disappoint and they loved everything about this place. They even mentioned that we should come back again next week.
I had the venison loin and my friend had the burger, both were delicious! I think my venison was better I was just so happy to seen venison on the menu.
Service excellent, food average, thought overpriced but first time in restaurant since covd
Montrio Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 648-8880.
Montrio Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3597 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.