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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.

9101 International Drive Suite 1208
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
International Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 418-9463

Website:
http://www.funkymonkeywine.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Pointe Orlando offers paid parking in a covered secure attached garage area. The complex also offers Valet Parking.

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.

Executive Chef:
Ashley Nickell

Additional:
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

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3.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

60% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Columbus)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very slow service. Food was good.

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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (Manitoba)·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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Live Music, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orlando)·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

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·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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 (Orlando)·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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New York Area)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·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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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Staff was helpful,

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 (Orlando)·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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 (Caribbean)·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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 (Orlando)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Stuffed avocado was awesome. Pork was good. Waiter was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great stuffed avacado! Great promotion for Magical Dining!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were disappointed that they no longer have the floor show; but we were happy to see the expanded menu and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! Our server was wonderful and put up with our silly antics.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Back for more and still as nice. The patio was closed but when we asked they immediately accepted to seat us outside. When we left after our meal the patio was packed 😁. Thanks for a very pleasant evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great place! Great food! Great service!

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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