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Permanently Closed - 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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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
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2.0Dined on March 6, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Food was a slow, but must say well worth the wait. Eclectic fusion creativity that was pleasing. They rotate good craft drafts- albeit not a big selection. The outdoors area at the Orlando facility should be the preferred spot to sit.

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1.0Dined on February 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Was a great experience! We had a lot of fun! Great show!

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Rude server and hostess sat three other parties before us that had no reservations because she "felt bad" they had been waiting. Brought wrong food, food was cold and slightly over proved for what it was.

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1.0Dined on January 10, 2017

Our meals were cold coming out of the kitchen and again after we sent them back. No attention to detail.

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2.0Dined on January 10, 2017

The service was slow, The waiter forgot to bring one appetizer and the salads before the entree. There were six of us at a convention. We all had different entrees and none were outstanding. Never go there again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Great time on New Year's Eve, and great entertainment

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Worst dining experience ever. Waited 2 hours for our food and it was so salty it was not eaten. There was no manger at work and no one at the restaurant cared that they had upset customers. Will never return and will not recommend.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2016

The food was great! The server could have been
more friendly and we asked for suggestions, he was no help at all!

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2.0Dined on December 5, 2016

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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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was excellent but our waiter Abel was exceptional. He was knowledgeable and friendly which made the whole dining experience that much better

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2016

Waited over an hour for food to be served. Bison hamburger was good but slightly raw in the middle which is not how I ordered it, and my fries were limp not crunchy. My sangria was delish. Also the shrimp dumplings were amazing.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2016

We went for the Magical Dinning experience. The sea bass was wonderful and the appetizer, the Funkey monkey roll was excellent. We were too full to eat dessert, so the nice waitress boxed up our desserts for us to take home.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Celebrating best friends birthday! Best night to go! Friday. Ugh this! Diva's Night! Freckles was amazing! We loved the show and the food was amazing as was our server!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Went for dinner and a show. Had a great time! Food and service were spot on! Definitely will be going back with more friends next time. A lot of fun with a group of people to celebrate anything, have a great dinner and watch a fun lively show. Beautiful location too. I like that valet is right at the front door if you want to splurge and not walk for the car. Next time I will be taking Uber which drops off and picks up right at the front door.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2016

First came in 2010- and i remember excellent food and a great show with lots of dancers. Flash forward 6 years and the food was not so good (had to send some stinky mussels back) to just ok and the they were hurting for dancers.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Went for date night and had a blast! Had the Magical Dining Menu and have to say, it's the best Magical Dining I have had so far! We had a surprise with the menu... since we were having that menu we got a deal of 50% off of our wine. I started with the Fried Goat Cheese and my boyfriend started with the Stuffed Avocado. Both were decadent! For our entrees I had the Sea Bass which had a carrot ginger glaze that I want a bottle of! My boyfriend had the Filet he said was cooked perfectly. Finally, for dessert I had the Red Velvet Cake and he had the Orange Sunshine Cake. The service was excellent and very attentive. The night, though, was made complete by the Funky Monkey Divas show. I have to say they have the best drag show in town and maybe even the state! We have been to a lot of shows and this one definitely rivals shows in Las Vegas that you have to pay $65 bucks to get into! All in all, we spent around $150 for two full dinners and an excellent bottle of wine (splurged a bit on the wine because it is not often you can go out and get a bottle values over $100 for 50% off!) a great show and just an overall fabulous time. Thank you Funky Monkey Staff and Divas!

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1.0Dined on September 12, 2016

Not a pleasant one. The food and cocktails were nothing special for the price. The server was friendly but didn't do a good job as a server. Food took too long to arrive (+35 minutes).

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We went for magical dining and everything was nicely portioned and very tasty! The desserts were also great! Only wish I could have gotten 2!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

My wife had the stuffed avocado appetizer and the sea bass entrée and I had the sushi appetizer and the filet tenderloin entrée. The entire meal was absolutely fabulous, and the portions were just right. My wife told the waiter that her sea bass was the "best she had ever tasted." The wait staff was very attentive, and the service was excellent. We went for the Orlando Magical Dining, so even thought the cost was $33 each, the food was well prepared. We would definitely go back!!

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1.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Went here on a date night. The apps were decent, except for the three chunks of gristle in the Crispy Beef Tips. Our entrees took a long time, only to be told that the chef forgot to turn the oven on? Seems weird at 8:00pm on a Saturday night. Eventually, our crab cakes and cowboy steak came.... Crab cakes were burnt. The cowboy steak was seared, but the inside was not cooked at all. It seems the chef still forgot to turn the oven on? Too many choices in Orlando....won't be back.

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2016

The food was good. Service was good. I went to the Divas showcase. I enjoyed the show but I was not aware of bringing tip money. They do not come to your table unless you have money. It was a little disappointing. Once I went to get money, I enjoyed the show. This should be on their website because it was quite entertaining.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Evening out with my boo

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2014

Fun atmosphere, good food. Location was great-- in Pointe Orlando, with LOTS to do!

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