Everything was perfect for our 48th wedding anniversary.
This is our favorite go-to restaurant because it's local, it's reliably delicious, we are always treated very nicely, and it just satisfies the event for all occasions and just a night away from the kitchen. I would definitely recommend it if you're going to be in Auburn.
Crab sandwich tasted fishy. Not so fresh. Salad dressing too much vinegar. Not my best lunch there
This is a great restaurant, service and food are outstanding.
5 of us enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at Monkey Cat. The restaurant was full, but the noise level still allowed good conversation. All of the main courses we had were quite good and reasonably priced., but our one appetizer, calamari, was overly-breaded and not particularly tasty. Both desserts were excellent. It's a pretty decent place to go out to!
We were there for our anniversary and we couldn't have been happier. The service is always exceptional as well as the food. We had the salmon and the seafood pasta. The seafood was fresh and plentiful. The pasta was cooked to perfection. The salmon had a glaze on it that melted in your mouth. It was also cooked to perfection.
We have taken friends there previously and they are always impressed with the food and excellent service.
Had heard about this place from multiple people and was not disappointed. Great food and our server Shannon gave excellent service, super attentive
We've dined here before in the past during the lunch hour some years back. We were disappointed with our dining experience at another restaurant on Valentine's Day the prior week. I wanted to find another dining spot to celebrate my wife's birthday. Remembering Monkey Cat, and reviewing their menu offerings, we decided to celebrate there. Having had good experience with the service, we booked a reservation through Open Table. When we arrived on the day of the reservation, the greeting restaurant staff member granted our request for seating next to the front window where we could view the snow activity. We had questions regarding the menu. The waitress was excellent in providing information and suggestions, some of which we accepted. We ordered their house Cabernet at "Happy Hour." It was first rate. Usually we order one appetizer or none, but this evening we requested calamari and wonton. Both excellent. My wife and I had Chicken Cordon Blu (spelling?). I had had the same dinner at the previous restaurant not mentioned here. Compared to the former, the offering we ordered at Monkey Cat was far superior, and a dinner we both enjoyed. My wife was so impressed, she insist we come back again for a return dining engagement.
Excellent service and great food throughout
The Monkey Cat staff made my husband feel special on his birthday and accommodated the private seating we asked for. The food was wonderful, the prices are competitive, and our waitress was attentive yet gave us privacy as well. Wonderful place, would recommend it to anyone!
This was suppose to be a Birthday surprise for my daughter-in-law who got sick and couldn't make it to dinner but my son went with us anyway and it was a very delightful dinner. The duck was wonderful and the apple brie crostini's were put of this world. Our waitress was very sweet and cordial. Since I was fasting on liquor for Lent I couldn't have a cocktail or wine but my husband and son liked what they got. We will certainly come again and bring guests with us.
The food was fantastic, the service impeccable, and our family, who only get together once a year if we’re lucky, all had a wonderful time!
Thanks to all!
Hands down one of our favorite restaurants. We live in Auburn and love this place. It is quaint and has amazing food. The drinks are handmade and are just as amazing
The staff are always friendly and know just when to check on us without being overwhelming.
This place is a gem.
Celebrated Valentines Day with a delicious dinner at the Monkey Cat; the service was outstanding and everything was enjoyed in a quiet and cozy little back room. Very romantic!
The food was outstanding and the staff was exceptional. Very friendly and excellent service.
Nice choices on menu. Food had good flavor and nicely presented. Service severely detracted from experience. Server not friendly or helpful. No apology for mistake in order.
Lots of onions in the veggie stir fry
Great dining experience with my family! Excellent service, friendly staff!!!
Monkey Cat is usually our go to restaurant in Auburn. The other night (Saturday) we arrived and were seated immediately but our waitress didn't make contact for over 10 minutes. No water, no drinks, nothing for over 10 minutes. Service is everything in the food biz! I was disappointed and so were the people I was with that night.
Excellent service and food. The short ribs melts in your mouth. The server always had a smile. Nice....
We were in Auburn to visit friends and had dinner here. Fabulous place! Friendly staff, great service, creative and delicious food! The entire dining experience was wonderful! We will be back, when we are in the area!
Ugly dark décor. Food not good. Scallop had no flavor and in a bowl of noodle soup. Noodles gummy and undercooked. Also had chicken cordon blue. Again no flavor. Used lunch meat ham. Definitely not worth the $100.00 we paid after the tip.
Will not return!!!
Very nice, we go there for our anniversary every year.
Great food and service especially on a busy Saturday evening.
This is such a great restaurant. I don’t know why I don’t go more often but after visiting this time I will plan to be bringing a lot of my friends here. The service was wonderful and friendly and the food was outstanding. We had the lamb shanks a special of the night which were spectacular. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone whether it’s for a special occasion or just a nice night out.
Monkey Cat is our home town go-to restaurant, whether it's ourselves or with guests. We're never disappointed, and the foods always delicious. The staff takes utmost care to assure we're always remembered, and well served.
The specials are sooooooooo good . . . . and the regular menu items are consistently very good!!! Service is wonderful!
Great place to eat. Service was excellent. If had to say something negative, it would be that the seats are very hard and not very comfortable.
Monkey Cat is a great go to dinner out spot. We look forward to having dinner there for two primary reasons, great food and upbeat professional staff. Our servers are always pleasant but not over the top. They understand when to interrupt to ask if anything is needed so your conversation can continue or you aren't caught with that bite you just took. The atmosphere is pleasant, cozy and eclectic. It's a reliable, go-to, restaurant. We always leave happy.
Went here for a Birthday dinner and it was a Sunday night. So even though they were busy it wasn't crazy noisy, which was nice. Waiter was amazing; great feedback/suggestions, joked around and made our special night a lot of fun. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the hostess we felt welcomed and comfortable. Wonderful Desserts too
They have good selection of beer and wine. We ordered duck, chicken cordon blue, ribeye and burger. All delicious! Not salty or greasy at all. For dessert, cakes were not special.
The food was very good. The service excellent. Brought my parents in their 80’s and my 7 year old granddaughter and both enjoyed the meal. I loved that the catered to all our needs. Excellent!!!
I was there on New Years Eve. Service was fast and the food was good. Will come again.
3rd year celebrating New Years Eve at Monkey Cat-looking forward to next dinner at MC👍
Not fine dining but adequate .Have better luck with lunch. Will return . We were here on NYear's
so I understand why it wasn't quite as good as I anticipated.
As usual the food was excellent, the service warm and friendly but not obtrusive, and the ambiance on New Years Eve was great. Our favorite restaurant in Placer county!!!
Always my favorite spot in Auburn. Great service and food.
Everything was solid,which was what I was hoping for from the restaurant. It’s always hard to find a place to eat with family you don’t see often. The menu has a wide range of items and everyone was able to find something eat.
We had a very impressive meal with warm, attentive service. The crab cake appetizer could have been hotter temperature-wise and that is my only negative comment. The flavor of the cakes was excellent. We followed with the wedge salad, which came with housemade blue cheese dressing and a generous amount of bacon. For our entree we had the filet, and it was out of this world tender with a delicious brandy mushroom sauce. We tried two desserts-the praline cheesecake and the chocolate mousse/flourless cake. Both were outstanding! Great, friendly service and a cozy atmosphere rounded out the experience.
Really enjoyed this restaurant. I got the chicken udon and it was very flavorful and I thought the broth was incredible. My mom got the Asian salad, it looked good but the dressing was a little strong for my liking (and hers as well). My aunt got the tomato soup (the special of the day) and it was very good and my husband got the burger with the side salad. The side salad looked a little disappointing, would recommend getting fries as a side instead!
The service was incredible... I forgot the name our our server, but she had blonde hair, was very friendly and knowledgeable and quick. Will be back to try more of their food offerings soon!