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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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4.0

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4.4

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4.3

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3.8

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 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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·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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·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 7, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 4, 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 17, 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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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