The dining room's lush red leather banquettes and dim, attractive lighting have restored the fizzy thrill of dining in a restaurant - both attractive and cozy - and harken back to a bygone era when a gentleman never left the house without a tie and a lady always had a pair of white gloves in her purse.
Monkey Bar's menu boasts American classics alongside seasonal dishes using sustainable and organic products whenever possible.
Overall from the reviews it sounded as if this was a hot spot but it wasn't even close. The crowd was very old...very. The food was basic considering the price.
Went there for early Mother’s Day w my sister My parents used to go there back in the day. We celebrated our parents who are no longer with us. A treat was meeting the original mural artist who happened to be dining at the sane time an over the top experience fir us! Food and service excellent
Bestie Trip 2019
Outstanding service as always and food was terrific. We had the halibut special.
Always great food and professional, terrific service in a wonderful quintessential old NY establishment. Love sitting in the booths. Private, quiet and cozy.
Wonderful as always. Quintessential NYC bar, never disappoints.
I do always lunches at the Monkey Bar, a classic NY City restaurant.
we had a wonderful time at the monkey bar. the service was great as was the food and ambience. we go there often and will continue to do so. the bar area is fun too. they have live piano music and it's very cozy. the main dining room is more formal and glamorous.
It was good about 10 years ago but I am sorry to say the menu was limited.....on a Saturday evening. Too dark to even read it! Offer small flashlights and reading glasses like Davios. My salad was extremely salty. Inedible. My friends liked their burgers. I expected better, frankly. I’ll be going to another restaurant next time. I think the Monkey Bar is a bit tired.
Did you change chefs? Owners?
Dining room was dead on a Thurs pm
bar was vibrant
food and service good
Beautiful and fun restaurant. Salads are expensive and uninspired. Main dish was fine. Salad course was a disappointment. Thank you. Service was superb.
The place was its usual excellent self, topped by a wait staff that left us discreetly alone when they understood that we were in for a long and romantic dinner, not an eat and run. The were observant, but stood back as needed. Superb. Tactful.
Enjoyed the ‘old New York’ ambience. The Monkey Bar is always enjoyable!
Lovely restaurant, perfect for an intimate meal or business dinner when you want to actually hear the other person.
Food was great?
Love the ambiance at Monkey Bar! Went for lunch with friends and had a lovely time.
Wonderful iconic NYC restaurant, whose baretenders mix the best cocktails in town. Lovely dining room with lots of "monkey" decor touches and a wonderful mural. Love that the tables are well spaced so that you never feel crowded. Food was excellent, service attentive without being in your face. Everything prepared perfectly, as ordered, with no mishaps from the kitchen. Classic NYC dining at its best.
Great ambiance, service and food. Can’t go wrong.
Lovely ambience and varied menu. We sat in the bar area, a bit less noisy and business like than main room. Prices at lunch were extremely high, however. $40 for 5 sea scallops a tad over the top. If money no object a nice piece of nyc history.
An overall great place to hang out. The piano bar was fun, the appetizers tasted great and the service was incredible. It was great in 2009 and just as good in 2019. I highly recommend it.
Great food, classy and dignified atmosphere, excellent service, too pricey.
we have been here a few times before and it's a wonderful place for a special occasion. the food was delicious and the rom has a wonderful 1930"s NYC vibe. Make a date!!!
It was a very good experience with good service and good food. My table for two was quiet and the decor, including the wonderful murals and monkey themed artisan pieces.
We loved the ambiance but our waiter (really the bartender) was so rude and inattentive, it was shocking; he was more interested in acting like a guest than working. He was just ridiculous ... Our food was fine until we found a big hair in it. They did apologize and take that item off the bill. So, the place is really cute but they need to stop the attitude and pay attention to details.
Best spot in the area for old time fun and food. The Monkey Bar never disappoints. Great burgers, pastas and cocktails.
Met my Fiancé here 3 years ago on first date so I have only had good experiences here!!
a beautiful room, friendly and patient service. the vibe was convivial but not crazy, all the wine by the glass top notch, and the cocktails looked excellent (and the bar room with a live pianist is worth a visit too!)
Professionally polite waiters, timed food delivery well. Historic place, current vibe. Elegant!
Poor service, inattentive and careless waitstaff. Food is delicious.
Great food, cool old school but very elegant room, and good service. Possibly the best ceasar salad in Manhattan.
A rather off-hand waiter and expensive but average food made this a less than perfect venue.
Classic NYC establishment that continues to deserve its position as "go to" when dining in midtown.
Sat us in the bar--loud conversations by neighboring patrons. Mediocre food but good service.
Absolutely love this restaurant and have already gone back for lunch
The ambiance is second to none - and the food and service is fabulous.
We are returning soon.
Food was very good.
Service was excellent.
Room very warm/comfortable.
Great food, great service