Everything was great! Highly recommend
Was in Monterey for the holiday weekend and looking for a nice dinner.
48 hour bacon - Must try.
Chocolate crunch with coconut ice cream.
8 pm reservations, but still waited 20 minutes to be seated.
Wine recommendation was a miss. Local winery Santa Cruz/Monterey. Maybe we're spoiled being from SF and Napa.
Reviews raved about the braised short rib. Thought it was just okay. The brickyard chicken was better.
Montrio is one of our favorite restaurants. We go there every time we are in Monterey. Food is great.
The food here was SO GOOD - there were not a lot choices on the menu for vegetarians or pescatarians but I had the salmon & my husband scallops and they were both fantastic! The Brie appetizer was also amazing- it was our anniversary & I would definitely want to go again! I wasn't crazy about the decor- there were some changes I'd make but the food is totally worth the weird iron sculptures & the unattractive lampshades. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday is also a nice perk. Service wasn't great but wasn't bad either, it was busy!
Wonderful Monterey restaurant that never disappoints. Creative, delicious dishes served by highly professional staff.
Fantastic service, despite being late for our reservation; they sat us and hurriedly cooked and served our meal in the small timeframe that was our fault. The ambiance was cheque and cultured, with wonderful artwork and great music everywhere. I particularly liked the metal bird statue they hand on the stairway up to the second level dining area. All in all, a great local spot in Monterey!
Fantastic gourmet cuisine in a lively upscale atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Monterey/Carmel area is filled with excellent restaurants, but Montrio stands out as one of the best. The beef short ribs were incredibly tender and flavorful.
Great food and service!
The salad and entrees were brilliant. We especially liked the bread pudding dessert which was real treat. However, the bread was like warm, stale wonder bread — awful.
Packed stressfully close and noisy enough that it is easier to hear the speech of the person at the next table than your own. Menu with its own twists and turns and lots of surprises, if that is what you are looking for in a meal.
Food is outstanding.
Had a great valentines dinner from this place and will definitely do it again. Every thing was great from the service to the food!
The food, as always, was very well prepared, fresh, and well seasoned.
We love the ambiance of Montrio, warm and inviting and not too noisy. Great service by very professional server who didn't push us to order, and since it was Valentine's Day, didn't try to hurry us out at the end of the dinner. Great cocktail selections. Only downer was the dinner itself which wasn't really great. Pumpkin ravioli had too much "pumpkin pie spice" in it making it taste like pumpkin pie, and it was served with roasted apples, which were good on their own but added too much sweetness to the already sweet pumpkin --- suggest chef use
mushrooms or something umame instead. Also the crab cake and salmon were good but way too much butter/oil.
I have seen this Resturant for years but went in for happy hour because a relative moved in the area. I brought my husband back and we have been enjoying dining there. What is so funny is the fact that I eat at their sister Resturant Tarpy's Roadhouse a least 40 0r more times a year and I been doing it for at least 10 years.