Monkey Board

4.2
163 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
There is no better, Instagram-worthy view in New Orleans. From atop our rooftop bar you can see the lights and excitement of the city below. Grab a hand crafted cocktail or frozen drink and relax with friends while you experience 360 reasons why Monkey Board is at the top of NOLA nightlife - outdoor dining at its best.

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Experiences

  • KAIS Asian Fusion Food Pop -Up

    Multiple dates available

    KAIS serves delicious Japanese fusion cuisine and other tasty snacks. Our kitchen will be closed every Monday and Tuesday. KAIS will supply guests with their preferred method of payment.

Offers

  • Daily Bubbly Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy 1/2 off ALL bottles of bubbles everyday!
  • Rooftop Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Thu 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for a beautiful sunset view with discounted cocktails, daily until 6:00 PM!
  • Ashlae Blume's Tropical Beats Dance Party

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Let’s Party! Join Ashlae Blume for a tropical set on the rooftop!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 163 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

It was super cute and we had pretty decent seating , but the place needs food! Its was categorized as a restaurant, but only had a few menu items and they were out of most of them by 10 . They also only had snacks and not actually bar food . The music was also stuck in 2006, but I think that’s because of the crowd . Most people that recommend this place say the music was really good . The drinks were great tho ! I’ll try one more time before I completely write this place off

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CarolineR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Monkey Board was a great place for a girls night! We were sat very quickly in comfortable and spacious area (we had 8 people). There are great views of the city, and even though it was outside it was comfortable and not too hot.

Drinks were great! Our waitress let our friend, who is super picky, try drinks before she finalized her order, and our waitress made sure we always were good to go. Limited food menu, and it was basic "hotel food", but we went for the drinks not the food! 10/10 will be back!

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TATYANAM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, staff are nice and the views are beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Great music and beautiful view! Drinks were really good. One of the bartenders was kind of rude until we closed out and then he thanked us. The food was decent but just something to snack on before you go eat somewhere else.

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MorganT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The rooftop was amazing! Even on a cloudy and then rainy night you are protected from the elements but get a great view.

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DaliaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place w wonderful views. Limited food menu was a negative. Not crowded at all.

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p3dave
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Drinks were weak and overpriced, server did not know anything about them. Ordered a Rum Runner, got a Rum Punch, ordered a margarita salt was running down the side of the glass, none on the rim, server thought that was normal. Ordered a hurricane, not sure what came but the server said it was "authentic" because it was made with passion juice (ygtbkm) .

Had a shrimp and corn dip and hummus. I asked if the humus came with pita's and server said yes, both dishes came with some hard sesami seed cracker that was tasteless.

Paid $65 for 3 tiny, incorrectly made drinks and a couple of dips that probably came out of a can.

We don't recommend.

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SELY
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Decent rooftop bar. I was expecting to have food service since there was nothing online stating they weren't serving food but ended up having no food service. There was an option to order some food from another vendor in the area but they didn't have many options to choose from. The drinks were decent and the vibe was decent as well. May be better for bigger groups to go hang out and drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Monkey Board! Can’t beat the view! Drinks and service was amazing as usual!

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Callie
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

super great atmosphere! love the view. very fun and upbeat place to chill out and eat with family and friends.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I enjoyed the environment of Monkey Board and would most likely return. However, I do wish there was more to choose from on the food aspect. Drinks were great, but wish there was a variety of foods!

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Anonymous
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We enjoyed our experience! The food and drinks were good. The music could have been better!

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DamitaS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views, would definitely return. Would like maybe a couple other menu items

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great drinks! Great ambience! Great view! Need to add something a little heavier to menu- sliders, tacos, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

it was beautiful!!! very calm & kind staff!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservations were not honored. Food stop at 10, due to late sitting we were unable to eat. The drinks were horrible and not as requested. Beautiful view, but will not visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Well despite the supposed “meal” we were only offered the stand empanadas not a menu. Oh well I guess it wanted to compensate with the drinks but uh oh not so good.
I guess I’m not coming back here.
The view was great though.

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RobinB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Overall it was about at the expectation level I’ve always had for this place. Like, they *almost* get it right but something inevitably goes wrong.

Our server was wonderful! She was friendly and attentive despite the bar being slow to deliver drinks.

The food: they only serve an array of Overpriced dips With chips and they were out of half of them. They are Sisco dips and chips, how do you not have salsa? Walk 2 blocks to rouses.

They advertise Sundays as Tropical Beats DJ night, which I called to confirm ahead of time and ended up being mostly friggin mumble rap on speakers. Whhhhhatttt?

They were very nice about letting us switch tables to a better spot and the staff was much more friendly than in the past which I appreciated. I always recommend people only order wine, beer or straight liquor here because the cocktails are usually pretty inconsistent. We were all having a great time until the end when one of our party got stuck in an elevator between floors and no one was able to help us get him out. They didn’t want to call the front desk and tried to sort on their own. He ended up stuck on a floor eventually and the stairs were locked. Not great.

I’m not one to expect free stuff but after the 30 minute debacle and a $500+ tab I do think it would have been thoughtful to offer at least drinks to the person who was stuck IN AN BROKEN ELEVATOR and unable to join our party because he was in it as they closed. Instead we we had to get to go cups and leave.

But overall, wonderful ambiance and had the music been the usual Sunday fare I would always recommend.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hi Robin, Thanks for leaving the review! We appreciate all of the feedback. We do apologize about the elevator issue. Calling the front desk is the quickest way for us to get the guest help. If the elevator did not allow the guest up to the 17th floor, it is a simple turn of the key solution that the front desk/engineering would be happy to assist with. Our stairs do not allow guests up to 17 for safety purposes, but they do let guests down from 17. Please contact me directly for more info.

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PharaohD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The rooftop vibe was excellent, the waitress was fantastic, and the drinks were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience4

So I didn't really go there for the food it was really for the drinks and the view. My expectations were met on both. The drinks were well made. The had a separate vendor there that was selling empanadas and they were very good! The crust was buttery and flaky. They were very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation, which I made two weeks prior, and when we got there, there was no hostess (I believe she was or occupied—not her fault) and we were sat at a random available table right by the entryway. I mentioned we had a reservation but we’re told that it didn’t really matter. The ambiance wasn’t what I expected and we left before a waiter or waitress even came to our table. Not what I expected but maybe it’s just not my style.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! Our host team does their best at being at the desk to greet every guest upon arrival, but occasionally there are request that happen upon walking guests to the table that take away from that experience. We will be working on getting this fixed so all of our guests that make reservations feel a warm welcome! We are doing a few major changes in the next month or two and we hope that you will come back to visit so that we can turn this experience around!

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was really a pretty place to be with the views but this place is definitely very loud. Because a lot of the sitting is on couches you can be a little farther from the people you’re with which makes it hard to hear. I also do wish they offered just a few more snacks. But all in all it was nice!

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Lovingnola
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Sad to leave this as it was recommended. Made a
Reservation which once you get there seems unnecessary. Ordered a beer And drink which never came. Place looked dirty. And cushions dirty.
Staff was very nice but seemed like a college hang out. Which is fine. Nice view but weird vibe.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We do appreciate the honesty and the feedback on our staff. I apologize for the missed step in service with your beverage never arriving. We will also be doing a full renovation on our design/décor/furniture in the next few months. We hope that you'll come back to visit and give us a fresh start!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Our “reserved” table at 5:30 pm was a sofa in the middle of TWO private parties on one end of the bar where they had food bars setup. The hostess showed us the only place to sit among the two parties with everyone crammed in at one end of the place. The hostess asked the parties to remove their drinks from our sofa area so we could sit down. It was very awkward and exceptionally noisy. All other tables were empty. The waitresses were very kind and found us a decent table. We were finally moved to a table for two next to the bar. The views were of the city. No river views at all. No food was offered. The band was setting up at the other end of the bar but idk when they were scheduled to begin playing. We left, had a slice pizza and went home. Kind of.a bummer night for Nola.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi! Thanks for leaving feedback. We do apologize that you all were under the impression that we offer a view of any body of water. We do our best to show on our website as well as our social media all aspects of our bar from every view. We also have all of our Live Music and Vendor information on our website under happenings. I am happy our server was able to get you all to a table with a bit more breathing room. Thank you for stopping in!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time here!! Music and drinks were great!!

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Didn’t stay long. Nice vibe. Drink was pretty good.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Stay a while next time! Thanks for visiting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was pretty poor and they automatically gratted 20% for 2 people, so that was interesting. The band was awesome and the atmosphere is always great, though.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for the review! I apologize for the poor service you experienced-no excuses. We are very happy that you were pleased with the local artist and atmosphere. Hope you give us another try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Our waiter was very rude. We left after ordering 2 drinks. Canceled our food. He told us not to return after we signed our bill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The view is impressive and the ambience is nice. The menu is extremely limited but the food and drinks were good.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for the honest review!

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LaCreyel
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful. I really enjoyed my birthday! I’ll go back for sure. We weren’t able to order food because the kitchen was closed on Monday but other than that it was a great experience. YOU HAVE TO COME HERE! It’s even more beautiful at night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I would have rated it higher if we had not been seated inside a speaker, prohibiting our ability to even talk to each other without yelling. Seems like it’s IG-worthy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were first ones to arrive in our section. We waited 10 minutes to be seated. Then we were seated at smallest couch for 2 and a broken stool seat for 4 of us and we avg 60 years old. Asked if we could sit at couch near breeze with more room and she finally let us after we promised to move when other people with reservation got there. We had reservation too so didn’t understand why we couldn’t sit there. No waitress came to get our drinks or food order. Went to bar where newbie took 30 minutes to take order make drinks and pay. Then charged us 20 percent gratuity!!!. We left 1 1/2 hours later starving! Waitress came the minute we left our seats. Ridiculous! We had brought our guests from out of town. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food and drink quality were terrible. The ambiance was a shell of it’s Pre-COVID vibe. Not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

We had a reservation but waited almost 2 hours to order food. Our server was clearly overwhelmed. We had to flag him down both to order drinks and food after waiting much too long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just wanted to have a couple of drinks with a beautiful view and laid back vibes. Everything was nice! We enjoyed good conversation watching the sun set.

Monkey Board
Responded on June 3, 2021

Awesome! Please come back to visit us!

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AngellaK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and visited from out of town…it’s a good vibe and loved the music especially!!!!

Monkey Board
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Angella! Thank you for the positive feedback! Please come back to visit when you're in town again!

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to let your hair down. Will definitely be back!

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accast528
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Oh my goodness, SO BAD! I don't understand the hype, except it is pretty. The drinks were AWFUL...the worse we had in all of NOLA. Super over-priced for sugary kool-aid we literally could not finish. The service was slow. Band was good, but way loud to be able to talk, so there needed to be a better balance there. The cute Instagram pictures of the swing and colorful couch..yeah...it doesn't exist. Just some bar stools and a big bar. Totally not worth the effort to get a reservation, save your time and $$, go elsewhere (recommend Sazarac! That was our favorite bar in all of NOLA, it was at the bottom of the hotel we stayed in).

Monkey Board
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi accast528, Thank you for your feedback! I am so sorry you had a less than pleasant evening in our bar. We will work on our sound levels with the band when they come in. I also apologize for the mix-up of the Instagram photos. Our Instagram is @monkey_board_nola. If there is an additional Instagram, please reach out to us to let us know so that we can take it down and clear the confusion!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Monkey Board because it was the rooftop bar above our hotel. The drinks were phenomenal and the food was pretty good too. The atmosphere was amazing and the views were absolutely spectacular. Will definitely be visiting NOLA again and coming back to Monkey Board. It definitely made an everlasting impression.

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Mare1298
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great people, great views, and great service!! I’m from out of town and I loved this rooftop vibe. Definitely would come here again!!

Monkey Board
Responded on June 3, 2021

We are happy we helped make your trip to NOLA fun and memorable! Come back to visit!

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FAQs

Monkey Board offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 518-5600.

Monkey Board is rated 4.2 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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