Continue to be impressed by
Continue to be impressed by the great food, terrific entertainment and delightful staff
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Found this gem on Groupon
Found this gem on Groupon and after looking at the menu decided to give it a try. The food was amazing, bar and wine list were great. We went on a Saturday night and it was rather slow so not sure if that's normal - for being in the Pointe, I highly doubt it. But it was nice and quiet and a perfect dinner experience for a first time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was friendly and
Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable. However the food was slow coming out of the kitchen. Thank goodness we ordered a sushi roll as an app. A very friendly businessman was dining next to us alone and waited entirely too long to get his salmon. He did not order an appetizer either. The. Bartender brought him a salad to hold him over - compliments of the house and poured him two glasses of wine on top of the first one that he ordered compliments of the house. No one asked him if he wanted the salad or if he wanted more wine they just served it to him. The restaurant was not even 1/4 full so they weren't too busy. Would recommend the restaurant but would caution don't go hungry as you may be waiting for your food.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful time, it
I had a wonderful time, it was a birthday celebration. The only negative was that the entertainer insisted that I take a celebration shot of tequila even after I told them I do not drink alcohol ever. All I kept thinking if I were a recovering alcoholic or had a medical condition that did not allow me to drink, this would have been a problem.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique Dining Experience
The Funky Monkey was a unique dining experience. The menu is eclectic, but accessible. We enjoyed the small plates and salads. The ambiance was great, and the service was friendly and professional (though a little slow... thus the four-star rating). The food was fresh, creative, and full of flavor. Great for any size appetite.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was on the slow side Someo
Service was on the slow side
Someone in our party asked for something not to be in her food and it was
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I got everyone together for
I got everyone together for my birthday, I had been the only one who haseaten here before. I am so please to tell you everyonr had a fantastic time, they all loved the food from apps to dinner along with bottles of wine. We were a party of 12, the servers ray and sorry don't remeber the othe name :-/ were attebtive but not over bearing, food was correct, and delious. I think everyonr will be back again. I will recommend the Funky Monkey at the pointe to evryone. Thank you for a great birthday
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Birthday Celebration EVer !
I went to celebrate my bday had such an awesome time that I wrote to funky monkey on fb to thank them . Everything from begining to end was amazing . Definitely made my birthday celebration a memorable one
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Usually very good
I've eaten here several times, both at pointe Orlando and also downtown. I'm Never unsatisfied with my food, however unfortunately this time things items were cooked differently. I love the stuffed avocado, which includes raw tuna, however this time the tuna was cooked. The service at both locations is usually great, however for some reason at the pointe Orlando location, whenever we go service falters want to eat your meal. That is, it takes forever for us to close out and pay our check.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Orlando convention center visit
A notch above other restaurants. Able to hold a conversation. Excellent food, wine list, and service. I'll be back the next time I attend a convention in Orlando.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ok, but lacking....
We went early in the afternoon. There was a total of 4 people in the restaurant, this was including the 2 of us. So it was very quiet. The entrees we ordered were amazing, but the the hummus had to much garlic in it. The wine was good, a bit over priced, and our waiter was very friendly and attentive but lack knowledge on the wine selection. I would recommend this place but considering their name has "wine company" in it, do not expect superior wine knowledge.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for girls nite out/bachelorette , plus has great foood and a good wine cellar
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started off with mussels marinara and monkey balls, both were outstanding. Great food, all four of us give a thumbs up.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE had such a lovely dinner at the Funky Monkey Wine Company. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and some great innovative choices in food.... I loved the fact that they had small plates as well as full dinners. We had several appetizers, salads and entrees, and the four of us did not have one complaint about anything we tasted.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at Funky Monkey and ther service was excellent. I have to give the food 4-stars instead of 5 because I didn't care for the bleu cheese fries or chicken skewers; HOWEVER the meal was outstanding. Highly recommend the swordfish!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for my best friend's
Went for my best friend's b-day on Friday night for the drag show and it was a great show, better than Hamburger Mary's! The sushi menu and the wine list was extensive and great! Attentive and upscale service, live atmosphere. i would recommend this place anyone of my friends!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food/Great Service
A friend took me to the Funky Monkey on I Drive for birthday. The food was excellent and so was the service. He got a steak; I got sushi. Both of us were very happy with our meals. The server let me friend sample two wines to make his choice. We both enjoyed our wine selections. The servers were attentive, but not overdone. I definitely recommend the Funky Monkey on I Drive (Pointe Orlando).
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi was absolutely outstanding. Saw a Parmesan crusted salmon on the website,but when we got there it wasn't on the menu. We asked if they could do it and pronto they said sure and it was awesome. If we come back to Orlando, we would come back here in a heartbeat. Bob.....the white sox fan was a great waiter!!!!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Great place
Food is great, the service didn't rush you and were very attentive as well as not interupting while we were talking.
I will definately go back!!!!!!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic time. We
We had a fantastic time. We came for the Drag Show or rather we came to see Aiysa. She is THE bomb! Excellent. We will be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place but very expensive for not so large portions.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
OMG.We wish we found this
OMG.We wish we found this place several years ago. The food and the service were both excellent to say the least. We're looking forward to going back in the near future. The place rocks!!!!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at the Funky Monkey, it was more than we ever imagined. Great service, very friendly people. They do not rush you but are there just enough to make for a perfect night.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family of four visit
We went here as an alternative to Disney restaurants. Ordered some appetizers, salads and entrees.
Service was slow at first- appetizers took >30 minutes to come out
But great food and service aside from that.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic but familiar
I happened to finds this restaurant by accident. There are so many choices in the area but I am so glad I picked this one. I travel a lot so I eat out a lot. They have a good eclectic menu that should please any foodies palette. Atmosphere was every nice. I will come back here again when i'm in the area.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great! Service superb!!! Will return!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not all in the Name
The name of the restaurant was misleading . Glad we chose to come here as it was a delightful evening. So glad for September Magical Dining! Quite a nice surprise. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise to the palate. The name did not capture our attention as a serious restaurant. The decor was elegant but modern. The wait staff could not have been more attentive. And the food was generous and delicious. The Maque Choux was a delight to the senses! The pork and the beef cooked to perfection and were very generous portions. The salads were crisp and fresh as were the vegetables. The dessert was not to be outdone. The cake was lovely and the key lime was better than Key West's signature dish. We will frequent this establishment again.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered off of the Magical dining menu. Had the Crab Cakes which were chock full of crab, and excellent. Main course was the Salmon which again was excellent. My guest also had the Crab Cakes and the NY Strip Steak which she stated was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious. She raved about the Meringue Key Lime Pie. The Chocolate Cake was good but unspectacular. Service was excellent. I didn't recognize any of the Chardonnays . Told my waiter that we didn't like fruity wines and wanted a dry Chardonnay. His recommendation was very nice. It started to get crowded about twenty minutes into dinner, but was able to have a normal conversation without needing to shout. Only complaint, bread isn't served, it can be ordered for a price.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed with location, quality of the food and the friendly, efficient service. Somewhat disappointed at the low number of fellow customers, we were 2 of only 8 people dining.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud and proud
Took my coworkers out to dinner and it was a very entertaining night! We didn't know it but it was drag night with full on preformances and "ladies" dressed up to the nines. Food and drinks were superb. I think the show only scared a few colleagues! Maybe they should advise people of that when booking a reservation.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, fresh, healthy food
We went there with a group of 6 last weekend. I had no idea what to expect. We all had different plates but they were all very good. The tuna tartare and thr stuffed avocado were both delicious, also the suhi looked very good.
Reasonable prices both for the food and the wine. Something to try out when you are in the area.
Also our waiter did a great job.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet night, great food
My fiancé and I dined here on a Thursday night. At 8pm the restaurant was fairly quiet, and we were able to get a table on the patio somewhat to ourselves. I was concerned that the Funkey Monkey would be more of a raucous bar scene - which is do enjoy at times, but this night is was perfect for what we wanted - more subdued.
The food was spectacular - the fried goat cheese, stuffed avocado, and Scottish salmon were all three so delicious I'm inclined to return for more of the same. Finally, the service was also excellent. Our waiter was attentive, but unobstrusive.
A great experience.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a quick bit before a movie, and was so glad we did! The cozy feel, the attentive service, not to mention some great food, we will definitely be back
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, drinks, & fun
I visited Funky Monkey on a recent vacation. The food was exceptional, service A+, and bar selection suburb. What made this spot memorable was the entertainment. If you visit later in the evening, on Friday nights at 9:30 there is a drag show. Funny, outstanding talent. Made for a great night out. I would recommend a dinner reservation at 8pm, so you are finished eating before the show, which was 1 hour in length. That way, you can enjoy another cocktail while being entertained. Absolutely fantastic!
On the Friday night I was there, they did have a DJ playing house music, so it was louder than a normal joint. However, I had no problem conversing with my party or waiter. I did have fun dancing in my seat. Great place.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM