Amazing food, great atmosphere, perfect date night spot! Small kitchen so food takes a little long but with a glass of wine and good company you hardly notice.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
The service was out standing throughout the night, the beer selection was above average.
The only problem with my dinning experience was that the duck breast that I order was a bit under cooked at the center. The skin was crisp and the berry sauce was a pleasant surprise. I worked around the breast, the goat cheese mashed potatoes and I got to the center about six bites in and I made the conscious decision not to send it back. It wasn't unpalatable but it could have used a minute or two more of cooking time. The rest of the meal was pretty much flawless. The stuffed avocado was an interesting play on ceviche with a heavy Asian influence. And the meal was ended with a berry bread pudding that just knocked it out of the ball park!
9/28/2012 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding, Once again
Once again an outstanding dining experience. The service was great, our server made a wine recommendation to complement our meal. Started with perfectly steamed pork dumplings, just enough to whet the appetite for more. For our entres enjoyed seared scallops and the grouper special which was floating on a pool of the most delicious ginger sauce - a wonderful accompaniment to the fish. Finished the me sharing scumptious desserts, chocolate bread pudding and my favorite, bananas foster. FMWC is one of our favorite dining places in the Orlando area - we'll be back soon.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice little place that always
A nice little place that always has interesting and well prepared food. This is my second visit and I was not disappointed.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent food, varied menu, good wine list. Very enjoyable
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love the Funky Monkey because
I love the Funky Monkey because almost everything on the menu is tempting to me. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is good and the wine selection is surprisingly wide for a small restaurant. I always enjoy the Funky Monkey and look forward to my next return
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service and atmosphere
The service and atmosphere were great! The food was good. The Spider Monkey Sushi Roll was really good!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the bacon wrapped pork
I had the bacon wrapped pork with sweet mash potatoes and veggies. my date had the chicken with mash and veggies. Don't recall the exact type of veggies. Food was very flavorful, cooked correctly. The atmosphere was warm, dim lighting, good for dates with your lady. We even had a groupon that I thought was for 2 people but was for four people and they were able to accommodate me for the 2 person groupon, and still be able to use my original groupon. We will be back again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been in this restaurant
I have been in this restaurant multiple times over the year and they are consistently good, with interesting and delicious menu' choiches.
If you were not aware...monday's special is sushi at half price
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this cozy local restaurant.
I love this cozy local restaurant. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I tried two different sushi rolls and both were very good. I loved that they were very accommodating when I requested a substitute ingredient for one of my rolls. I will definitely be back.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and great service.
Good food and great service. Small and cozy at a very accessible location. Perfect for date nights.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice visit to Funky Monkey
Very nice visit to Funky Monkey - the original.... Excellent service and the food was very tasty. You will be pleased. Make sure you get reservations - there are not many tables and it fills up fast...!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls night out!
First time @ the restaurant and it wont be my last. We had a great time. It's certainly a wonderful pick for a girls night out.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and our
The food was amazing and our server was top notch. The only issue is the food took an hour to get to us.
The food was hot so it was definitely the kitchen falling behind. The wine list is great and the giant cookie sandwich was
The beat I've ever had.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Funky Monkey. Every
I love Funky Monkey. Every dish I try there is delicious. Can't wait to go back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wish I worked closer I would
I wish I worked closer I would go there for lunch as well. Edemame's are the BEST!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a hit!
Anniversary dinner at our neighborhood Funky Monkey in the Mills 50 district. Stuffed avocado is amazing and helped us stomach the $13 price tag. Asian Pear salad was a bit boring (they were out of hazelnuts and it is pretty much a big bowl of spinach). Won't order again. Loved the thai chili shrimp and rice special, although the portion was small. Bananas Foster dessert was out of this world! Service and ambiance always superb.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great night out with food
A great night out with food that exceeded expectations. The only problem is parking. We will go back next time we are in Orlando.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful service and food
Wonderful service and food was delicious. Enjoyed the wonderful experience and casual dress option as well.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, decent wines and good service. Can't wait to go back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy the food and service here. Wine list was a little scrimpy as they are moving out old and bringing in new. Service was great.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had great food, great wine, and a great time. Our waitress was excellent.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience~ always!
Took two newbies and we had great sushi, service and wine suggestion! Always consistent!
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the fourth or fifth time i have eaten at Funky Monkey and it is always consistent. The server was extremely personable and made the evening very pleasant..
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food in a quiet place
The Warm Monkey salad, spinach mushrooms and bleu cheese wilted by hot balsamic vinaigrette. The Scottish salmon was perfectly prepared. Lemony marscapone cheese layer cake to finish it off. Quiet, dim surroundings highlighted by the shine of crystal glasses. Intuitive service. Perfect for anything from a light casual meal to a very special occasion. I will definitely be back!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best places I have eaten in a long time! The food was great and our waiter was beyond awesome! We will be going back for sure!!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service by Nick is outstanding.
The service by Nick is outstanding. He adds so much to the experience. Nice variety of wine by the glass. Food is good, not great. Overall, a very nice experience.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nick gives great service.
Nick gives great service. Salmon was very overcooked. Wine was delicious.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Monday Night Sushi
Brilliant as usual! My wife & I really like Funky Monkey and have been there on a number of occasions, but never before for sushi. We saw the Monday Sushi on their website & decided to give it a go. Well it was worth it, the flavors were fresh and the combinations excellent. The added bonus is that 90% of the sushi menu items were half price. The staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We will be back.
7/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best food @ Best Price
I love this restaurant. The summer special menu was a delight and no skimping here. For $25 I challenge you to find anything better in this city, at least not at this price. Heck you pay that for a piece of meat most places. I had BBQ fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, mashes and cooked greens as an entree & cheese, sausage and shrimp grits appetizer. WOW
The dessert was ordinary. My friend had strawberry shortcake (pretty good) and I had bread pudding, pretty dry and tasteless.
But hey....for $25 I'm not fussing.
Nick was our server and was gracious, knowledgeable and accurate.
Edammames were not as done as usual but we were first guests of the night.
I love Funky Monkey and it's commitment to fresh, organic and creative.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but used to be outstanding
Been going to Funky Monkey for a long time and our most recent trip after about a 6 month absence was a bit underwhelming compared to visits past. The wine was superb as usual and the appetizers we had were fantastic. The main courses however were a bit underwhelming. My snapper was a bit dry and my wife was told that the pasta that came with her elk was different than what she got. It was still good but before I couldn't ever complain.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great little place!
The food is always excellent, a little different and fun! Service there is outstanding; they're very attentive, but not hovering over your shoulder. Prices are good for the type/amount of food you get and the wine list is pretty good. They also have a full bar so you can pop in for drinks and appetizers if you're not in the mood to sit down to dinner.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there on a Monday and they have a great sushi special. All rolls are half price rolls. They have great specials. A friend in our party had a chocolate desert and loved it.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and Nice
My wife and I came in for a nice birthday dinner before a theater performance, and it was quiet with nice music, candlelit, and our server was on top if things. We had a great time and had great food, even the wine choice was perfect!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine menu is filled with many inexpensive tasty wines. The watermelon salad is an interesting combination of food items that is very refreshing for the summer
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Funky Monkey is a wonderful restaurant. Their 1/2 price sushi night on Monday is top notch. Otherwise they have a great happy hour menu other days with 1/2 price wine (wine is not 1/2 price on Mondays). The errupting monkey is A plus.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, atmosphere and
Great food, atmosphere and service--a special occasions get away!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taster's Guild August Tasting Dinne
Taster's Wine Guild August Seafood Dinner Tasting was great. The wine choices complemented the food and the chef's selections of food were great.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great date night place. We tried the magical menu, which had 3 courses and it was delicious! The chef was great about accomodating to an allergy. Will definitely visit again!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Magical Dining month at Funky Monkey. Starter excellent, desert wonderful. Entre not so good. We go here all the time as it is one of our favorite restaurants. This time was not so good. Both my wife & I ordered NY Strip & shrimp for the main course. Steak was of mediocre quality & though I asked for it rare, it was on the well side of medium rare. The very small grillded shrimp & seasonal veggies (typical microwaved squash, etc) was cold. Wish I had ordered the sushi!
This will not deter us from coming back, but it seems to be that in general the Magical Dining month menus at most restaurants are less than imaginative and not up to usual standards.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easy to Overlook
This small, intimate resturant is easy to miss on busy Mills Avenue. Once inside the pleasant surrondings invite conversation and intimate dining. We found the appetizers and entrees wonderful. Desserts were only average. Especially good was the red snapper in a white wine, mushroom and herb sauce. We were introduced to this restaurant through the Magical Dining program and we will be sure to return.
The parking is a little bit of a problem, but there are spots available in the sister restaurant's, Bananas, two doors away.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet kitchen in a somewhat unexpected neighborhood location. Super service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not what I had hoped for
Service was attentive and very good. The wine list selections were not what I would expect for a restaurant entitled a "wine co". Fish entree was good nothing spectacular. Orange chicken was sub par with rubbery meat.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu for the seasons
Great Menu and delicious food in a quiet atmosphere. I wish my neighborhood had a place like Funking Monkey on Mills. My friends enjoyed every aspect of the meal. Recommend it highly.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Half price sushi Mondays
Is just awesome. Great selection and the wait staff, while just a bit slow, was very attentive.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What's there to say....
Funky Monkey is absolutely fabulous. Have always felt this way and have never been disappointed! Great food, great staff - an all around Great Restaurant!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great dinner. Lots of
Had a great dinner. Lots of food well prepared. Great service. They gave my wife cake and ice cream since it was her birthday.
The appetizers are large so one is enough for 2 people. Soup was great. Will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM