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Monkey Board

4.3
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53 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Looking to book a group of 8 or more? Contact our Private Events Manager at MonkeyBoardParty@gmail.com. All guests are REQUIRED by law to wear a mask to enter the hotel and restaurant. We are fully compliant with COVID regulations.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 53 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.1
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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loriH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Skip the Monkey Board. They are packing people in small spaces with little social distancing. The food is good but the problem is they are understaffed and the service is terrible. Despite renting the space about 5 days in advance and pre-ordering our food and drinks we had to wait over 90 minutes to get most of what we had ordered. It took them 45 minutes to deliver one of our guests a glass of water and the napkins and utensils we had been asking for came after most of the food was gone. I highly recommend Rosie's on the Roof above the Higgins Hotel or the Hot Tin above the Pontchartrain Hotel. Skip the Monkey Board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

The hostess gave away our table after being less than 5 minutes late, even though they have a 15 minute grace period. She quickly realized she made a mistake but it took over 30 minutes to be seated due to their error, while they continued to seat guests that arrived after us. The bar closed shortly after we were seated and it was very frustrating that we lost most of the time of our reservation.

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NightgalNola
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Such an amazing view with helpful staff....This is the spot to be for a chill night in the City!

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Sugar
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience had reservation arrive 15 minutes early host was not pleasant are friendly obvious having a bad day

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KaylaT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My server seemed like he did not want to take care of us, but it was my birthday so I did not let it bother me. My friends and I still enjoyed ourselves.

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MagNOLA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

You go here for outdoor, rooftop setting. Hip, bohemian design with multiple types of seating - couches, tables, picnic style tables, hight tops with decent view of the city. Nice breezes come through the space. Food was good but I thought overprices and nothing to write home about. Very limited selection. Drinks served in small plastic cups. Unimpressive.

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Carla
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came here for my birthday and honestly it was terrible. You had to text to get your order which I understand we are in a pandemic but come its not that serious or atleast no one else is doing this. There was 4 things on the food menu to pick and it was not good and not cheap. The drinks were terrible served in a plastic cup and no effort put into them. If you are from out of town looking for places to go I do not recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Nola for drinks. Amazing views of the city. Fantastic service and drinks. Definitely a regular visit for us!

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vipAlissaE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Subpar food and drinks but was a very quiet place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were great. However, one of our guests didn't like drinking her dirty martini out of a plastic cup. But overall, enjoyed the evening. Well be back.

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WestHoustonHHGirl
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed drinks and a beautiful sunset! The chicken sliders were delicious. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The crowd was young and fun.

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ImaniB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I’ve been trying to get into this place for about a year and I also follow you guys on Instagram so Ive been adamant about trying you guys out. We finally were able to book a table for our anniversary (table of two) When we arrived it was extremely hot in the restaurant which made it worst because we were dressed really nicely. We arrived on time but had to wait about 20 minutes for a table to be available. The nice young lady from the front walked us to our table which I noticed wasn’t the high top that I requested so we couldn’t see much of the beautiful view that was present. We also ordered two glasses of champagne that never made it to our table (we waited an hour & a half) Our crabcakes & French fries arrived and was delicious but I really wanted to try the drinks I’ve heard so much about. The nice host comp’d our crabcakes and fries since we never received our drinks which was really sweet, but we didn’t get to enjoy this beautiful restaurant like we wanted to! I will be back because I do understand that stuff happens, but it did dampen our anniversary night as it was too late to go to another restaurant.

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AkeemP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went to monkey board for a calm Sunday evening with some friends. The sunset views are amazing. The drinks were typical and could maybe use a little more of the good stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks was actually worth the money . Plus the females to make ratio was a 5:1!
GREAT VIBES !

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Scotty
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Drinks were smaller than I would have hoped for considering each was about 12-14$. The food portions were smaller than expected as well, but the quality was fine. It tasted good. The best part is definitely the view and the seating is cool and casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went here with

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

small drinks but cool place!

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ReeJay
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks nasty and the food was nasty...will not be coming back to location...horrible drinks and food

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LISH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Nice intimate environment with my Husband and Friends

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NolaJordan
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

When we arrived at Monkey Board we were seated immediately. After sitting for a moment we were told we had to up and move for a larger party. Afterwards, we were treated terribly. The bigger party was catered to more so. Food took a while, half the items we ordered were not available.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A really pretty spot, but views werent *amazing* (I have a better view from my office building). Drinks were very disappointing and overpriced. Spent $30 on 2 drinks and left. I don’t really see how this can be a place to go out and spend the evening, but it is fine for a hotel bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice vibe

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vipHetherS
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After getting me and my party's temps checked, I still had to fill out a form with my name and number, even though the restaurant had all my info from the reservation (Open Table). This was our 1st experience in the city since the pandemic started. So, it was all strange, wearing masks any time you get up. The view was nice, however, I'd have asked to sit on the opposite side if I'd known the sunset would be on that side. I was teased sitting on the side we sat on because I couldn't actually see the sunset, but knew it looked like it was beautiful. Drinks were good, a bit expensive, but I expected that. We got a few appetizers, but they were just ok. The crab dip was way to fishy to eat. Service was really good. Our server was very attentive, and even though we were to order totally by text, he still came around to check on us and take our order in person. It's nice sitting on the rooftop, but not sure when I'll be back.

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Connor
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great view of the sunset, love the open feeling. Texting to order is simple and fast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the ceviche and sliders and it was a delicious. Also. Try the drink Murphys Law, you won't be disappointed.

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onelastone
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Crab Cakes and Crab Salad were Delicious!
Bartender made a Tasty Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada!
For Service you had to Text your Order, I Did Not LIKE This!!
I paid Cash with a nice TIP, when I looked at the Receipt the next day ...
They had Already ADDED 20%.....
I Would Recommend... But Beware of Small Print!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an Awesome Experience just wish I’d gotten pics of the sun going down

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brianc
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distances correctly food and drinks were good couldn’t ask for more in these times

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Ordered my food through text and took 1 hour .

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vipJamesJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place

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dawn
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

LOVE that MonkeyBoard is protecting their staff and customers with temp check at the door, contact tracing sign in and cell phone ordering! Way to fight!
The ambiance/atmosphere and view here is what I showed up for and does not disappoint!
And I’m all about those frozen drinks! (Mai Tai my fave)
And the star of the show: the retractable roof, which we got to see open and close on a spotty rainy evening.
Love the decor too! The seven of us had three sofas, in a U shape, around our own table. Comfy!

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vipelizabethe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Watched the sunset over NOLA on a summer evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Atmosphere and food was great, that’s about it

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CarolinaO
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, tasty food and good cocktails. Nice atmosphere, this was the first time visiting after the renovation and it looks cool and functional. I felt comfortable going there amid a global pandemic, they seem to be taking all the measures for safety. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing birthday atmosphere.

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DonielleA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice view, small menu, friendly staff, not many drinks or food to pick from
With covid19 precautions ordering is via text which limits contact. Overall its a nice comfortable location for drinks and relaxing.

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LeaD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Everyone was safe and wearing masks and distanced. Beautiful atmosphere. Updated space is wonderful. Suggest that your menu be QR code for easier menu option. Ordering wasn't too bad. Still needs a little work. Overall amazing place. We all trying to figure this out. Great job!

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MorganG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was such a beautiful place and so quiet and peaceful with chill music. The food was pretty good and the texting method for food and drinks was really cool.

Monkey Board
Responded on August 3, 2020

Hi MorganC, I'm so sorry for the delayed response to your review, but wanted to reach out to let you know that we received it and are so glad you had a great time! We really hope to see you again in the future, as I know we'll have a few new treats for you to try out when we see you again. Love ya... mean it! Monkey Board Team

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MarieJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is still Intimate but still social .... A great balance of the both . Food and drink are amazing .

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AleahP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views. Great ambiance. Great drinks. Everything was wonderful.

Monkey Board
Responded on July 15, 2020

Aleah, Thank you so much for your feedback! We will continue to strive for this delivery, daily!

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FAQs

Monkey Board offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 218-2514.

Monkey Board is rated 4.3 stars by 53 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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