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Mon Reve

126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
+1 760-375-3212
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion soup” (4 reviews)
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
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Reviewed yesterday

It can be difficult to get reservation so it's best to book a couple days in advance (especially for weekends). I do believe this is the only French restaurant in Ridgecrest, and the food is truly on-point and has never been anything other than perfect....More

Thank Jason Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Ridgecrest for one night and wanted dinner. To our amazement we read reviews on TripAdvisor for a real French restaurant. We lucked out and got a reservation and thoroughly enjoyed a genuine French bistro dining experience. If you are ever in Ridgecrest,...More

Thank osffan2016
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner, the best since days we were travelling California: terrific food, especially the sole! The kids loved the soups: they would have come back the next evening, had we only stayed one more night. Herve, the owner and maitre has been...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is the best place in town for a great dinner for two. The food is always good, and don't be afraid to call the day of to see if they have any openings.

Thank siddee01
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the years. The food is consistently delicious. Whether you are able to sneak away for lunch, or go for a romantic dinner , the food and service is always top shelf. If you are short on time, this...More

1  Thank Brandy K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

For the European that is visiting Death Valley, this will be quite a surprise. The owners are French, the food is delish, and it does have a French flare. By all means go out of your way to eat at this nice restaurant, you will...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has great decor. The food was magnificent. I had the beef bourgenon, my wife had the Fait Maison pesto chicken. The leisurely fashion in which our meal was served reminded me of the times we have dined in Paris. A welcome surprise find...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Our daughter and son-in law took us to Mon Reve last week during our visit. The food (from appetizers to dessert) was excellent. The owner served us personally, he is delightful, and obviously full of passion for what he does. We visit Ridgecrest usually once...More

Thank FrankIrene
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Delicious French homestyle food (not the fancy stuff). Prepared with care and attention to detail. Will definitely return if ever back in this area. Small number of tables, so be sure to make a reservation.

1  Thank TNtvlr
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Food is pretty good, servings are kind of small, not cheap either; despite the previous two shortcomings I still like it. The Coq Au Vin was delightful, on another occasion I had garlic scalloped potatoes and was as pleased as punch. Their operating hours are...More

1  Thank Don M
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23 January 2016|
Response from Catanddog1 | Reviewed this property |
I always have the filet mignon, rare. It's always excellent! It is topped with either the peppercorn sauce, or garlic butter. Both are great, but I usually have the peppercorn sauce. My side is always the layered tomato... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest
  • Phone Number: +1 760-375-3212
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