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Monkey Cat

4.5
765 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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Located in historic downtown Auburn, The Monkey Cat is a popular destination for both locals and visitors who are looking for a fine dining experience. Voted as "The Best Restaurant" in many reader's surveys (Auburn Journal), The Monkey Cat has a special ambience and extensive menu. In 2005, the owner, Jim Bril, came to Auburn from San Francisco where he was the managing partner of the famous Fior D' Italia in North Beach, known as "America's Oldest Italian Restaurant". He quickly made The Monkey Cat into Gold Country's premiere restaurant for fine dining, banquets, business gatherings and special occasions. The lunch and dinner menus offer something for every discerning palate. Discover great appetizers like Monkey Cat Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Lobster Wontons, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Prosciuttto Wrapped Chicken Skewers and more! There are many different salads and fabulous entrees including steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 8:30 Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00
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Phone number
(530) 888-8492
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What 765 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

The specials are sooooooooo good . . . . and the regular menu items are consistently very good!!! Service is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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Pigletpig (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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MOMO 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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Seraphim (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I was there on New Years Eve. Service was fast and the food was good. Will come again.

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Grandi (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

3rd year celebrating New Years Eve at Monkey Cat-looking forward to next dinner at MC👍

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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!!!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 8:30 Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00
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Cross street
Cherry
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(530) 888-8492
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Catering
Off-site catering available. Plaese contact Jim @ 530-888-8492
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Parking details
Street side parking, parking lot located on Cherry Ave as well as Lincoln Way
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Special Menu for Easter, Mother's Day & Thanksgiving.
Open for Christmas Eve & New Years Eve, & Valentine's Day.
Reservations are required for Holidays.

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