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Monkey Board, New Orleans, LA

Monkey Board

4.1
4.1
216 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
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 and relax with friends while you experience 360 reasons why Monkey Board is at the top of NOLA nightlife - outdoor refreshments at its best.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (504) 518-5600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Gravier & S. Rampart

  • Parking details

    0-3 hours- $15, 3-8 $20, 8 and over - $39

  • Public transit

    Canal Streetcar (47 Cemeteries, 48 City Park & 49 Loyola Uptown to Canal & Rampart) RTA Bus (91, 101, 102, 106, 114 & 115 to Rampart & Gravier)

  • Entertainment

    Live/DJ Entertainment Tuesday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. j

    jakwok21

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was permanently closed when we got there. We weren't notified at all prior to arriving with our large party.
  2. C

    Casey

    Tulsa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    i had a reservation ar 10:30pm and they charged me $40 to keep the spot, but when we went they were closed. no refund.
  3. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Although it allows for brunch reservations for Sunday, it was closed. No one could explain why it was closed or if it was supposed to be open. It was an awful experience having to Uber there for a birthday brunch and to discover it was closed. The staff as rude and unprofessional. It was a terrible experience.
  4. AS

    AmiriS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    We originally booked for a event but prior to us arriving we were notified that the even was cancel and the money we paid would be used on drinks . Our waiter was ok but the food was great and the drinks were great .
  5. TJ

    TyraJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    No food service, new waiter and he over priced our drink
  6. VD

    VeeDeshon

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was more a date night vibe the night I went. I love the new set up.

    Monkey BoardResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you so much. We're still in the process of improving our space and renovating. We hope you'll come by and see us again once we're all done!

  7. KS

    KierstynS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation and when we were seated it was In plain room, no music playing, no menus, place setting etc. After sitting for about 15 minutes I walked to the bar and figured there was no table service. Was told at the bar that they had a big reservation order and that ordering at the bar was not possible at that time unless I wanted to wait. I told the bartender I had a table reservation and she said someone would come take my order since reservations got priority table service. 30 minutes later nobody came. We got up to leave because we were never given even waters or menus. We were stopped by a kind employee on the way out asking was everything okay. I told her we'd been sitting forever with no service ans couldn't order at the bar. She had me write my name and number down before we left but I never heard anything. This place is 1000% a tourist trap for instagram. I wish I could have canceled the reservation and saved the time and uber ride. Negative stars.
  8. LK

    LKKK

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was TERRIBLE and the place looks nothing like the pictures online. We kept joking we got catfished by this place because the pictures online were so cute and the actual place was boring and sterile. When we finally got our drinks after being there for 30 minutes they were abysmal. Would absolutely not recommend.
  9. SG

    SebastianG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation and when we walked in there was no table, no one to greet us, broken glass all over the place, and already had called last call
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service1ambience5
    Ambiance was great, drinks were good but the service was not very good. There were two bartenders and a bar back making drinks and less than 15 people there yet it took at least 20-30 minutes to order and receive your drink. Not sure what was going on.
  11. SA

    SusanA

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Fun roof top bar, but there’s no food. And the service was just ok.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    For one, it was very hard to navigate. Two, upon making reservations we weren’t informed that for everything you want we would have to go to the bar instead of having table service. The vibe was good and the scenery was beautiful.
  13. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    No food. Service terrible. All items must be purchased at the bar. Very understaffed. Almost nobody there and we waited for over 10 minutes and ended up leaving. Fully enclosed with windows that slide open. Dirty. You don’t even know you are there except the name is on a dirty floor mat. It was perhaps once a great place but is no longer.
  14. R

    Rashinay

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived, was informed they no longer take reservations...was told they no longer served food. Finally they "found " a table in an empty room full of empty tables and served us water from plastic cups. The view EHH Plenty of other amazing places to see and experience New Orleans.
  15. EA

    EdwinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Would be very nice if they served food constantly.
  16. LS

    LolaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Underwhelming. We were in town for a concert and wanted to go to a roof top bar , which we’ve done in other cities. Speakers were not working in the area of the bar we were sitting in, which was a huge disappointment. Music may have helped greatly. Pop up restaurant was ok, very limited menu. Was not the caliber of exciting, fun roof top clubs we were expecting.
  17. Y

    Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time and I had a great time. Really good place!
  18. KS

    KerriS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    This was not the bar we expected. No table service, no food, and not the cool vibe we thought. It’s crazy they encourage reservations. We didn’t understand why. No plans to go back. Sad because it has such potential.
  19. KJ

    KingJohnny

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was nice perfect for couples and friends plus you can have parties there
  20. VG

    VincentG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Hostess sat us down for my 730 reservation and I’m still waiting for a waitress to come take my order smh. We literally got up and went to the bar ourselves went back to our section and finished our drinks and left. Nice location, nice atmosphere unfortunately horrendous service and I won’t be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Drinks were good, service was good. We didn’t have any of the pop-up food, because they only had two options but it smelled really good!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience5
    Even tho we booked for galentines day event , which comes with food and a table , we still had to service ourselves when it came down to the food . Other than that it was a great time . Drinks were nice , place was beautiful . It was everything !
  23. F

    Foody

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I feel sorry for the people working here. I imagine they are trying to do their best. Nevertheless, do not fall for the pictures online or the promises on their website. This place is cheap, tacky, vulgar. The view is not even worth it. Moreover, they offer food packages that you can prepay through Open Table, be very careful with that. We paid $50 per person only for mediocre food, not to mention we had to go and order it cafeteria-style. The food was served on paper plates with paper napkins and plastic utensils. And we couldn't repeat any dishes because "our bracelets" didn't allow us to eat more than one plate. I don't even need to describe how poor our drinks were, flavorless. Very expensive, very sad. Will never prepay in Open Table again. There are so many wonderful foods, restaurants, and rooftops in NOLA, unfortunately, Monkey Board is the exception.
  24. LD

    LetDatGirlEat

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Monkey Board and likely, the last time I’ll be visiting! 😉 I purchased a ticket for a special Galentine’s event. The event was prepaid and $50 per person to reserve a table that included a shot tree (as listed on the event’s OpenTable invite) and you could purchase food from a local vendor. Upon being seating, my table had to wait about 30 minutes to catch a server passing by to see how we can order cocktails, food, just overall details. Our hostess didn’t tell us anything about how the event was operating. When I finally asked where was our “shot tree” I was told that this was “an event mixup, we don’t even have that” Then why was it on the event page in the first place? I suppose my complaint ruffled some feathers because I was told by my server “but since you said that, I’ll bring you two shots each” That totally ruined my mood because what am I preparing for? A table and a vibe? Not to mention I had to “catch” my server various times throughout the night! We were not waited on consistently and overall this was a poor experience.
  25. MS

    MarciaS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drink, great pop-up restaurant. Lobster roll was amazing.
  26. m

    melisslyn

    West Virginia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the sunset room. A perfect happy hour!
  27. TJ

    ThomaseanJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Very nice. No cook at the time but drinks was awesome. Just bring or order food
  28. SD

    SarahD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We waited over an hour and no server came to check on us. People that arrived later got waited on before us.

    Monkey BoardResponded on January 28, 2022Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry that we missed the mark. I would love to hear more about your visit. Please feel free to reach out to our Director of Food & Beverage, raven dot clay at hilton.

  29. I

    Indigo

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great rooftop bar. Expect great cocktails and happy hour deals, not an extensive menu. They have a pop up food arrangement where different chefs provide different kinds of food/small plates. Today Chris Blanco served Latin Street food which was excellent. This is a great place to hang out in New Orleans!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There was no food! We thought there would be dinner and all they had were empanadas.

    Monkey BoardResponded on January 28, 2022Hi! Thanks for leaving the review. We have information on our website that states that we do not currently serve a food menu, with our pop up schedule.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    View was absolutely amazing but was hoping it would be more outside but it was partially closed for winter. I’m sure it’s nicer during the warmer mths. Service was very good though. Vibe was fun!
  32. R

    Rooney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I rated 3 stars because we could burgers cut in fourths for appetizers. We understand kitchen so we are looking forward to the new appetizer menu on our next visit!
  33. HP

    HelenP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The reservations were opened, even though the restaurant was closed because of the bad weather. But no one did let me know this in advance. I´ve only knew it when I arrived there, with my guests.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent a birthday weekend here. I’ve visited before Monkey Board got its elevated look. Love the change and love the atmosphere. Got to enjoy happy hour which is a must!
  35. E

    Eddie

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    WOW, what can I say about this place? Dangerous and Negligent... We went to the rooftop bar for NYE and paid $100 per person to get seating. As you can tell by the pictures, the bar did not have enough seating to accommodate us. We paid for 8 spots and they could only seat 6 of us. Thankfully, one person was not able to make it and they refused to refund the money. The place was packed and oversold. While most NOLA establishments require facemasks and COVID vaccination cards, this place required neither. They also advertised a champagne toast at midnight and failed to do serve that. For $800 a table we expected a little better service. They really needed better systems from greeting and informing guests about the night to a staff member who could accommodate large drink orders and ice for champagne. The real tragedy was the aftermath. I tested positive for COVID 2 days later. Within the next three days, everyone in our party tested positive as well. My special needs daughter tested positive and ended up in the hospital for a couple of days with respiratory issues. I called Monkey Board to inform them of the incident and the manager said he would send it to corporate and I would receive a call. One week later I called for the second time and got the run-around. I finally gave up. AVOID this place at all costs. They are more interested in your money than your health. With so many great places to spend your NYE in NOLA, I'd pick a place that was better organized and ready for a safe celebration.

    Monkey BoardResponded on January 28, 2022Hi Eddie, Thank you for giving us feedback. Currently, our direct manager (and only manager) is the Director of Food & Beverage. We shot you an email to get a better idea of how we dropped the ball this night, and we would love to find a solution.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a great new year ahead!
  37. JC

    JamesC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really liked this place. Very good cocktails at good prices. Best Mai Tai I have ever had, and their originals were quite unique and tasty as well. Enjoy!
  38. NW

    NicoleW

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Reservations before a Saints game. No food available!! Took 20 minutes for server to take our drink order then after another 20 minutes we left because bartender hadn’t even started making our drinks. Management should know that they are sitting on a gold mine but need staffing and to provide food as advertised. We would have easily spent several hundreds of dollars but left and spent our money elsewhere. Saints game days/evenings are a given that there will be more people.

    Monkey BoardResponded on December 30, 2021Hi Nicole, I apologize for the poor experience. We do our best to be as transparent with guests as possible. We have "Please note. Start times for vendors vary. The vendors will have a payment system set up. For specific questions, please contact the vendors directly. We do not currently serve a food menu outside of the scheduled vendors. In the event that a vendor cancels or cannot make it, we will not be serving food." on our website. We're working on update and wish you come back to visit!

  39. PS

    PhillipS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Seated at table upon arrival, however no service for over 20 min until I stopped one of the servers to ask if we had to go to bar to get drinks. I was then told yes because the tables don’t get service?? Overpriced drinks with a mandatory 20% tip.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my bday here! Loved the service, vibe, food, & drinks. Will definitely be back & recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Monkey Board is rated 4.1 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gravier & S. Rampart

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    0-3 hours- $15, 3-8 $20, 8 and over - $39

  • Public transit

    Canal Streetcar (47 Cemeteries, 48 City Park & 49 Loyola Uptown to Canal & Rampart) RTA Bus (91, 101, 102, 106, 114 & 115 to Rampart & Gravier)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live/DJ Entertainment Tuesday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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