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About Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando
The Funky Monkey Wine Company is a multi award winning Chef driven restaurant and wine bar located in the fantastic Pointe Orlando complex on the world famous International Drive. Executive Chef Ashley Nickell was featured on Hell's Kitchen where Chef Ramsey said she was "born to cook". The Funky Monkey provides over 100 wines by the bottle, 40 wines by the glass, and our hand crafted cocktails. This locally independently owned restaurant offers a "stylish yet unconventional appeal". The Funky Monkey offers diners an Eclectic, fusion style with an Asian-American influenced menu offering delectable salads, unique appetizers and entrees ranging from elk to hand rolled Sushi. Monthly wine Dinners featuring guest speakers from around the world and weekly Dinner Theater and nightly specials keep the Monkey exciting and new. Everything about this place is fun and pleasantly Funky Monkey. Visit us online at www.funkymonkeywine.com.
Orlando, FL 32819
Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The Funky Monkey offers weekly dinner shows featuring Las Vegas style show girls and dancers. The Funky Monkey offers a wide variety of entertainment such as monthly Wine dinners, DJ"s and so much more. Please visit our wenbsite www.funkymonkeywine.com for updates on all of our fabulous entertainment
The Funky Monkey can accomadate groups from 4 - 4000 we are experts at planing amazing off site functions from full sit down gourmet affairs to elegant receptions, the Funky Monkey has an event team at your service, please contact our corporate office at 407-418-9463. Tim Gideon and his team will take care of all the details including menu design, tent rentals, china rentals, entertainment and all catering needs.
Pointe Orlando offers paid parking in a covered secure attached garage area. The complex also offers Valet Parking.
Taxi and tour bus lane directly in front of the restaurant. I-drive Trolley stop directly in front of restaurant along with Public Buses.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando Ratings and Reviews
Terrible terrible food. Worse manager I have ever encountered with at any restaurant level. The food that came out was prepared hours before restaurant opening and then heated up to serve per the manager statement. It's a shame this restaurant has gone down hill and the management could care less to make it.better!! Even the creme brûlée was dry and pasty. HORRIBLE. Save your money and go elsewhere until
This place can turn around its quality and management
Overall, better than average. Most of the food is very good. My only real gripe was there salad dressing. Seems silly, but for a restaurant that is so nice to have obviously bottled salad dressing is very disappointing. Spend the extra effort and hand-make your dressings please.
I would go here for good wine and maybe appetizers, but not for a meal. Most of the things on the menu you can make at home. It’s a bit over priced. The wait staff is very nice and accommodating. If you have friends coming to town, this would be a nice place for drinks.
We had the Magical Dining $35 three course dinner. The fried goat cheese with was accompanied by a roasted pepper or tomato spread which was sweet and added a nice layer of flavor. The Orange chicken was flavorful and moist. The Beef Tenderloin was beautifully cooked with a wonderful herb coating. The Creme Brulee was de-licious.
After ordering out meal (there were 9 of us). Waiter came back 4 or 5 times to tell us the kitchen was out of this or that. Took a new order and then came back again with kitchen is out of that. Ended up they had 2 or 3 entrees we could choose. The ahi tuna looked like a veal scalloping - I didn't think it could be so small, the swordfish was cold and rubbery, the Waiter poured wine like it was water - spilling it all over the table. He tried hard to make us happy and apologized over and over for the kitchen and short comings. One of the worst meals in the last 10 years. Will never be back
Joel was a great server! They have a great special going w half off a bottle of wine over $70 (magical dining deal). Appetizers were delicious stuffed avocado and fried goat cheese. Entree meats were very good and cake was huge for dessert! Only negative was the sides weren't up to par w a fine dining restaurant (instant potatoes). But we will come back it was great and would be fun for a group! Very entertaining show!!
Left an honest but polite 2 star review on Funky Monkey's Facebook page on 9/15. On 11/26 they commented telling me that I am a moron and they don't want my business. This prompted me to look into the more. Make sure you check out the health departments webpage and see all the things they have been shut down for in the past and don't make the mistake that I did. Disgusting!
We chose Funky Monkey for a friend's get together because we didnt want somewhere too loud like some of the other restaurants at the Pointe. It was quiet, but it disappointed in all other aspects. The service was slow, the bartender tried "too hard" to make drinks when i just wanted a simple Vodka/club soda, instead it came with muddled fruit and some kind of syrup. So it ended up being too sweet, te opposite of what I wanted. The crab cakes were utterly inedible. Both of those items were taken off. My friend waited 30 min after all other food was served for her chicken and waffles and it was subpar, and there was only a very small amount of chicken. Would not recommend.
When we arrived for our reservation they wanted to collect a cover charge due to a show that started 90 minutes after our reservation. We were not interested in the show, planned to be wrapping up by the time it started and were not told about it at the time if reservation. In the end, they accommodated us but it was a rough start to the evening. Very unprofessional and very unorganized.
Arrived 6:30pm on a Wednesday. Only 2-3 other tables had guests. Service was very slow. Waiter didn't know much about the items we asked about on the menu. Did not receive our shrimp dumplings but were charged for them. Did not realize it until next day...shame on use for not thoroughly checking our bill. Good chance we will not go back there.
Read some of the negative opinions on Open Table about this restaurant and I'm very pleased we disregarded them. We had different appetisers and entrees and they were excellent. The host was friendly, the service professional and the ambiance on the patio was very nice. We usually go to Maggiano's and the Blue Martini but we're definitely adding the Monkey to our list.
We made a reservation for 10:00pm on OpenTable. Turns out they closed at that time that night and an employee shook his head "No" as we signaled him at the side door. Then as we walked across to another restaurant, he went by the front door, stood there, and watched us walking away. RUDE as hell! That's not good customer service.
They have a poor selection of brown booze. I had two terrible vodka and club sodas - how do you mess that up? the appetizer selections are good. the dinner menu is very limited. I have since learned that the local business community nearby does not recommend -- second worst selection from Open Table ever. Don't go there.
Never going back. The food was very mediocre it it's too expensive . The building needs work it's run down and they do not validate your parking. The wait staff was nice but the forks looked like they were purchased at the Dollar Tree eventhough they had the nerve to charge $46 for a steak.
My wife and I were in Orlando for New Year's Eve 2017. We went to the funky monkey and had a blast. The staff was more than a accommodating friendly and willing to help. The entertainment was over-the-top fun. If you go, the dinner show is what you go for. The manager was awesome, the waiters were awesome, and the entertainment was outrageously fun. The food on the other hand was lacking in the quality that the restaurants ambience suggest. With that said, would I go there again, 'without hesitation'. I believe that the food condition was due to the buffet style for that particular event. A little work would go along way here. This has all the potential of a 4 to 5 star restaurant.
Sadly, I didn't get points for dining this night, I just noticed that. Not cool! Additionally, it was VERY loud in there, and I think only two other tables were occupied. I had heard great things about the place, but I was disappointed overall. The food was good, but we tried to order a few things and they were out. So that adds to the overall disappointment. I don't think I'll be going back.
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