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Montrio, Monterey, CA

Montrio

4.6
4.6
3606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio offers a comfortable yet classic dining experience, featuring fine European inspired-American cuisine. For the past 25 years, Montrio has worked to showcase sustainable seafood, fine quality meat, and Monterey County’s best produce in all of its dishes has made this renovated 1910 firehouse a local favorite.


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. Come see what everyone is talking about!

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Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 648-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sascha Lyon

  • Private party facilities

    Montrio Bistro is committed to ensure that we exceed the expectations of every guest that comes through our doors. With over 20 years in the business and a great team of chefs and wait staff, you can be sure that Montrio Bistro is the right spot for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Ella Hrusa: (877) 920-3609

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Franklin

  • Parking details

    Convenient two tier garage parking located a half block from Montrio Bistro.

  • Public transit

    Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Healthy

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    The Menü is horrible, in my opinion. The titular text is good; the descriptive text is small, light and very difficult to read. Definitely not the original Montrio. Missing is the interaction between staff & customers.

  2. D

    Dolce

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good. The problem was 4 items weren’t available anymore at 7:30 pm. The service was ok.

  3. T

    Teri22

    Denver

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I rarely post reviews but Montrio is so stellar I felt compelled to rave! My husband and I were visiting from Denver and we had the most delightful, memorable evening! If you’re lucky enough to be seated in the bar area, where Daniel expertly mixes drinks and serves as a most gracious waiter, you are in for a treat! The burrata salad with stone fruit is seriously the best salad I think I’ve ever tasted. Simply exquisite! We also enjoyed the fabulous tuna crudo and shrimp risotto, along with TDF crème brûlée. Wish we had been hungrier for larger entrees but everything on the menu is surely perfection! The location is off the bustling and touristy Cannery Row area, but an easy lovely walk from there. Perfectly made martinis and a very nice wine list is also a plus. If this restaurant were in Denver it would be our favorite!

  4. S

    Stagmonster

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fish, one I have not had before. Great friends, great food!

  5. T

    Toutandabout

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Creative, delicious offering! A wonderful evening.

  6. NQ

    NatalieQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated immediately at opening. We started with the crab cakes, and for our mains we had the NY strip and the duck. For dessert we had the chocolate cake. The waiter was very helpful with a selection of whiskey, and the food was excellent. It was a great and memorable dinner.

  7. DM

    DoloresM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was great and so was the service, but the music was too loud.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Solid little restaurant. Good food. Honest service. Will definitely be back.

  9. DY

    DavidY

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was good but each dish was just a little off. Seasoning, cookery not at the level I had hoped. Nice location and friendly staff, maybe not as professional as expected.

  10. GM

    GMCRR

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food quality was not up to par. Pork Chop was overcooked and tasteless. And tough as shoe leather. Swordfish was dry and a complete failure. They were busy…. But that’s no excuse. We went because of all the press about the new chef. I’m assuming he had the night off.

  11. KM

    KenM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding service and food. We will always come back to Montrio for special occasions, as we locals have done for probably 20 years. Thank you.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Overall a pleasant experience, but not great value.

  13. FF

    FredF

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    I should have looked at the menu before setting the reservation. Food quality was excellent, however, the menu was uninspired. There was nothing that would bring me back for another meal. We shared the arctic char and the ny strip. Both were cooked perfectly. The char could have used a little acid and the root vegetables were sloppily cut. The steak needed a little more seasoning but the fries and greens were perfect. Lemongrass creme brûlée was missing the lemongrass and the coffee was flavorful but lukewarm.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Really good food prices appropriately - minus one star bc we were sat for 25 minutes without anyone coming to talk to us/give us water; spoons (twice) were dirty -we sat outside on the sidewalk so atmosphere lacking as it’s not a fashionable or pretty street -besides the dishes photographed, we also had steak tartar (yum) and onion soup (also yum), montrio mule (very drinkable almost juice soda like).

  15. WW

    WaileaWahine

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    the only thing keeping this from being perfect were 2 tables w 3 kids total surrounding us and dogs at tables outside... neither dogs nor kids high on my list for a >$200 evening out. other than that food was great, i always love the duck and short ribs v good. market salad outstanding people please leave your dogs at home

  16. KZ

    KZSPA

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food service and quality was the best!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was fantastic, our waitress was attentive but not overbearing, the drinks were creative, and the dessert was amazing. All in all a great dining experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice outdoor seating and not as noisy as inside.

  19. S

    Salidol

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We had a very good experience before at this restaurant, decided to go again, but the menu changed for a pricier version, and the results were not astounding, having second thoughts on returning there ever again

  20. r

    rogerm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks were amazing, the food was amazing, the staff is super engaging and friendly. One of our best dinner experiences ever.

  21. KP

    KathyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good, service was great ... lovely evening out.

  22. MG

    MikeG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was very funny and helpful. The food and presentation was amazing! Would definitely come back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall it was great from beginning to end. Food was wonderful and the prices were appropriate. Service was a little bumpy. I think our server was new since she made some rookie mistakes. But we would definitely go back. Highly recommend the duck and the swordfish!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went for a Graduation dinner with our family. But we do come on any occasion. There was a Salmon Special that everyone at our table loved this evening.

  25. D

    Dkb0011

    Houston

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Anniversary weekend trip to Monterey and went to check out Montrio. The food and drinks (not pictured) was fresh and delicious, and the staff courteous and attentive. Definitely recommend when you're in town!!

  26. HD

    HighDena

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent swordfish & scallops prepared with a perfect pairing of vegetables. Desert was also the best

  27. T

    pamelaT

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Just disappointed overall. Service was fine, food mediocre.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great ambiance and attention to detail. Service was okay,although it took several minutes to get salt delivered for seasoning. Steak ordered medium was delivered rare, but the food was overall very good.

  29. SC

    SamCarmel

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The interior renovation is contemporary and terrific. Our waiter was excellent with a great personality and so helpful.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything, from start to finish, was simply amazing. The ingredient in every dish was considered and the plating was gorgeous. The food was fresh, vibrant and fully satisfying. The portions were ample, as well. Nothing is worse than leaving a fIne dining establishment still hungry after three courses. The service at Montrio was above and beyond. Our server, Min, was a delightful presence, quick with recommendations, explanations and wine tastings. Min even helped us with our itinerary for Big Sur the next day, guiding us to spots many miss when driving through. Montrio is now our “must visit” restaurant whenever we are anywhere near Monterey.

  31. MS

    MickS

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a gem in Monterey. The cuisine is creative and delicious. Service is excellent. The décor is stunning. Cocktails are very good. The wine list is a tad limited but corkage is reasonable. There are a few tables outside. The vast majority of seating is inside on some of the most comfortable chairs we have ever enjoyed in a restaurant. We will go back anytime we are in the Carmel/Monterey area because it is the best restaurant we have found in the area.

  32. WW

    WilliamW

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    First time back since the reopening. One of us had strip steak and fries. Steak good, fries not so much. Pommes frites they are not, and far from the truffle fries of old. I had arctic char, very good. The bread pudding, with white chocolate, was pretty good, but not as good as the original. The white chocolate does not help. Creme brulee was good, but coffee served too soon and fairly cold. For a total bill over $200, this was not what we had hoped for.

  33. MP

    MichaelP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time back since they reopened. We had the short rib, and they were absolutely delicious. Extensive wine list by the glass, half and full bottle. Great service. This is a great dining experience especially for special occasions.

  34. JR

    JohnR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a great dining spot when your in Monterey

  35. a

    abcd

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Calee was our server; very nice and accommodating to several requests we had with food preparation. Thank you Calee!

    MontrioResponded on May 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We count ourselves lucky to have Calee on our team! We hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit!

  36. CE

    ColleenEats

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Have always enjoyed a dining experience at Montrio. The decor and service of staff add to a lovely experience in a historical and charming atmosphere. The entrees and salad courses were very good. Biggest complaint is the increase in prices of everything. Bread is no longer provided and the entrees do not consist of side dishes that are satisfying. I am not a big portion advocate, but the Arctic Char comes with cabbage and root vegetables that are not very tasty or adequate. A salad or appetizer will need to be ordered at a price point of about $15-18 dollars. I have eaten twice since the remodel and notice that there are fewer fellow diners. Perhaps the prices have exceeded dining value.

  37. FF

    FresnoFoodie

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience! Food was fabulous, ambiance was chic upscale, wine list was not big but good choices. The shrimp cocktail was perhaps the best I’ve ever had. Huge shrimp, tasty and spicy, great cocktail sauce. We also had an Orecchiette pasta dish with fennel pork sausage and broccolini that was exceptional. Service was terrific. Will definitely return!

    MontrioResponded on May 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback! You'll be happy to know that our wine list will be presented in it's entirety very soon! We are very glad that you enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and pasta!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The hostess and server were amiable and skillful. We sat outside so noise level was not an issue. Delightful outside seating. However, we were not pleased with our menu choice — NY steak for two. The meat was tough and not very flavorful, especially for the price.

    MontrioResponded on May 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We are terribly sorry that not only was the dry aged new york not exceptional but that we did correct it at that time. Please accept our sincere apologies.

  39. T

    Trina

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Ambiance great, food perfection, loved the scallops, and our server from Sicily, Conchella?, was amazing! Will return whenever in Monterey!

    MontrioResponded on May 17, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback, Trina! Concetta is truly a gem:)

  40. c

    carmelocal

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent, as are the single serving beverage options (wine, beer, signature cocktails). Very expensive steaks, otherwise just expensive. A splurge, and a satisfying one, at that.

    MontrioResponded on May 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for your review!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Montrio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 648-8880.

Montrio is rated 4.6 stars by 3606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Montrio

414 Calle Principal Monterey, CA 93940

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Convenient two tier garage parking located a half block from Montrio Bistro.

  • Public transit

    Monterey Airbus and local Bus Transit near Montrio Bistro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sascha Lyon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 648-8880

  • Private party facilities

    Montrio Bistro is committed to ensure that we exceed the expectations of every guest that comes through our doors. With over 20 years in the business and a great team of chefs and wait staff, you can be sure that Montrio Bistro is the right spot for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Ella Hrusa: (877) 920-3609

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