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Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando

3.5
66 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(407) 418-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ashley Nickell
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Catering
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.
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Cross street
International Drive
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Parking details
Pointe Orlando offers paid parking in a covered secure attached garage area. The complex also offers Valet Parking.
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Public transit
Taxi and tour bus lane directly in front of the restaurant. I-drive Trolley stop directly in front of restaurant along with Public Buses.
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Entertainment
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
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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
What 66 People Are Saying
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3.5  based on recent ratings
3.1
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4.1
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3.9
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3.4
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Angelo (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

They gave me a hard time using a Groupon on Valentines Day. The server and manager said it was a holiday, and they had to charge me the full price. I showed them the Groupon stating that the only time it could not be used was during Happy Hour. I went back and forth multiple times with the server and manager regarding this, until the manager finally said the Groupon went through. The food is expensive, it was not worth the price as the dinner was supbar. The appetizers were ok. Overall, I would say that this place is not worth your visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Appetizer came out same time as salads. Seemed to be a problem getting the food out and waiter was ver inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Bread was brought from store and not even heated in oven. Low class. Tuna was from frozen and for the price I paid it should have been fresh. You are better of at Friday’s or Chili’s for half the price and better food. Avoid at all cost

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ReneS (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The atmosphere was nice, yet a bit formal. The food was subpar at best. We ordered filet and it was a very small piece that was dry, flavorless and almost inedible. Another ordered the tuna steak at the recommendation of the waitress/waiter and it was very over cooked. We will definitely not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

My chicken had a weird texture and taste. My husbands fish was good. The green beans were undercooked.almost like they were just cooked a minute. It was no concern to the waitress that i only ate my potatoes.always wanted to try the place, but not again!

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Don’t go for the food, Show was fun though

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Second time eating at this establishment and it was just as good, if not better, than the first time. The snapper was wonderful as was the stuffed avocado. Only wish we would have had room for dessert! Service was great, we did make reservations & glad we did because they were turning people away.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

On 1/9 I arrived at 8:30 pm for an 8:45 pm reservation. We were seated at 9 pm. After taking our drink order, the waiter said: “By the way, we’re not serving food right now because the kitchen is backed up.” Major fail. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Very slow service. Food was good.

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Redoxed (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a nice time, food tasted good, I brought my girlfriend for her birthday and they celebrated the occasion amazingly. The price is a bit on the upper side, but it was worth it, is great for special occasions.

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Goeast (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was spot on, from the fast friendly service...the unique, tasty food and the Drag show was very entertaining...it was a great night!

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Jeannine (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the portions were substantial. Great service, nice ambiance. Price is up there but reasonable for the high quality of meats.

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vipfoodlover (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

never going back - food was terrible - burgers were dried out

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and music, service was on point as well

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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Coco (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

The entertainment was very energetic, however; the food is not what is being advertise on the website. My guest I invited were very disappointed because of it, but enjoyed the show

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

We were a party of 7 and very few people were in the restaurant. Good food but it took a long time for it to come out of the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We highly enjoyed the Entertainment. The ladies did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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Redshoesclub (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We didn't expect there to be a show the night we celebrated my birthday, but it was a happy surprise. The food and service was great and the Drag Show was entertaining. I would go again when I'm in the area and I would recommend it to my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful Restaurant Great Staff Special shout out to Tim Gideon restaurant manager thank you again for excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

We order orange chicken, the chicken was SOOO dry that I needed water to get it down. It had no taste or favors or any kind. They ran out of mashed potatoes and they gave me boiled cut potatoes and they had no taste and was awful, I'll never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Staff was helpful,

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vipFoodiecpl (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
1.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Good food. Great service. Good value for Magical Dining. But having NOTHING to do with Funky Monkey, great friends with me. Willie was a great server.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

GET THE STUFFED AVOCADO! Wonderful food and wonderful staff. We will be back!!

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