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Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando - Permanently Closed, Orlando, FL

Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
The Funky Monkey Wine Company is a multi award winning Chef driven restaurant and wine bar located in the fantastic Pointe Orlando complex on the world famous International Drive. Executive Chef Ashley Nickell was featured on Hell's Kitchen where Chef Ramsey said she was "born to cook". The Funky Monkey provides over 100 wines by the bottle, 40 wines by the glass, and our hand crafted cocktails. This locally independently owned restaurant offers a "stylish yet unconventional appeal". The Funky Monkey offers diners an Eclectic, fusion style with an Asian-American influenced menu offering delectable salads, unique appetizers and entrees ranging from elk to hand rolled Sushi. Monthly wine Dinners featuring guest speakers from around the world and weekly Dinner Theater and nightly specials keep the Monkey exciting and new. Everything about this place is fun and pleasantly Funky Monkey. Visit us online at www.funkymonkeywine.com.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Phone number

    (407) 418-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Nickell

  • Catering

    The Funky Monkey can accomadate groups from 4 - 4000 we are experts at planing amazing off site functions from full sit down gourmet affairs to elegant receptions, the Funky Monkey has an event team at your service, please contact our corporate office at 407-418-9463. Tim Gideon and his team will take care of all the details including menu design, tent rentals, china rentals, entertainment and all catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    The Funky Monkey Pointe Orlando has private seating areas for up to 50. The full restaurant is available for group buyouts from 100 guests and up reception style and 150 for full sit down dinner. The restaurant offers a private beautiful outdoor patio area right on the fabulous International Drive in the magnificent Pointe Orlando directly across from the Orlando Convention Center. We are happy to assist you with all of the details including transportation.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Gideon: (407) 418-9463

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    International Drive

  • Parking details

    Pointe Orlando offers paid parking in a covered secure attached garage area. The complex also offers Valet Parking.

  • Public transit

    Taxi and tour bus lane directly in front of the restaurant. I-drive Trolley stop directly in front of restaurant along with Public Buses.

  • Entertainment

    The Funky Monkey offers weekly dinner shows featuring Las Vegas style show girls and dancers. The Funky Monkey offers a wide variety of entertainment such as monthly Wine dinners, DJ"s and so much more. Please visit our wenbsite www.funkymonkeywine.com for updates on all of our fabulous entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. A

    Angelo

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    They gave me a hard time using a Groupon on Valentines Day. The server and manager said it was a holiday, and they had to charge me the full price. I showed them the Groupon stating that the only time it could not be used was during Happy Hour. I went back and forth multiple times with the server and manager regarding this, until the manager finally said the Groupon went through. The food is expensive, it was not worth the price as the dinner was supbar. The appetizers were ok. Overall, I would say that this place is not worth your visit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Appetizer came out same time as salads. Seemed to be a problem getting the food out and waiter was ver inattentive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Bread was brought from store and not even heated in oven. Low class. Tuna was from frozen and for the price I paid it should have been fresh. You are better of at Friday’s or Chili’s for half the price and better food. Avoid at all cost
  4. RS

    ReneS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2018

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    The atmosphere was nice, yet a bit formal. The food was subpar at best. We ordered filet and it was a very small piece that was dry, flavorless and almost inedible. Another ordered the tuna steak at the recommendation of the waitress/waiter and it was very over cooked. We will definitely not be back.
  5. r

    randim

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My chicken had a weird texture and taste. My husbands fish was good. The green beans were undercooked.almost like they were just cooked a minute. It was no concern to the waitress that i only ate my potatoes.always wanted to try the place, but not again!
  6. GM

    GinaM

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Don’t go for the food, Show was fun though
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time eating at this establishment and it was just as good, if not better, than the first time. The snapper was wonderful as was the stuffed avocado. Only wish we would have had room for dessert! Service was great, we did make reservations & glad we did because they were turning people away.
  8. JR

    JamesR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    On 1/9 I arrived at 8:30 pm for an 8:45 pm reservation. We were seated at 9 pm. After taking our drink order, the waiter said: “By the way, we’re not serving food right now because the kitchen is backed up.” Major fail. We won’t be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very slow service. Food was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time
  11. R

    Redoxed

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice time, food tasted good, I brought my girlfriend for her birthday and they celebrated the occasion amazingly. The price is a bit on the upper side, but it was worth it, is great for special occasions.
  12. G

    Goeast

    Manitoba

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on, from the fast friendly service...the unique, tasty food and the Drag show was very entertaining...it was a great night!
  13. J

    Jeannine

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the portions were substantial. Great service, nice ambiance. Price is up there but reasonable for the high quality of meats.
  14. f

    foodlover

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible terrible food. Worse manager I have ever encountered with at any restaurant level. The food that came out was prepared hours before restaurant opening and then heated up to serve per the manager statement. It's a shame this restaurant has gone down hill and the management could care less to make it.better!! Even the creme brûlée was dry and pasty. HORRIBLE. Save your money and go elsewhere until This place can turn around its quality and management
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    never going back - food was terrible - burgers were dried out
  16. TJ

    TiffanyJ

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and music, service was on point as well
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall, better than average. Most of the food is very good. My only real gripe was there salad dressing. Seems silly, but for a restaurant that is so nice to have obviously bottled salad dressing is very disappointing. Spend the extra effort and hand-make your dressings please.
  18. C

    Coco

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The entertainment was very energetic, however; the food is not what is being advertise on the website. My guest I invited were very disappointed because of it, but enjoyed the show
  19. JP

    JamesP

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I would go here for good wine and maybe appetizers, but not for a meal. Most of the things on the menu you can make at home. It’s a bit over priced. The wait staff is very nice and accommodating. If you have friends coming to town, this would be a nice place for drinks.
  20. NF

    NatalieF

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were a party of 7 and very few people were in the restaurant. Good food but it took a long time for it to come out of the kitchen.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We highly enjoyed the Entertainment. The ladies did a great job.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had the Magical Dining $35 three course dinner. The fried goat cheese with was accompanied by a roasted pepper or tomato spread which was sweet and added a nice layer of flavor. The Orange chicken was flavorful and moist. The Beef Tenderloin was beautifully cooked with a wonderful herb coating. The Creme Brulee was de-licious.
  23. R

    Redshoesclub

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We didn't expect there to be a show the night we celebrated my birthday, but it was a happy surprise. The food and service was great and the Drag Show was entertaining. I would go again when I'm in the area and I would recommend it to my friends.
  24. DS

    DavidS

    Houston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Restaurant Great Staff Special shout out to Tim Gideon restaurant manager thank you again for excellent service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We order orange chicken, the chicken was SOOO dry that I needed water to get it down. It had no taste or favors or any kind. They ran out of mashed potatoes and they gave me boiled cut potatoes and they had no taste and was awful, I'll never go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    After ordering out meal (there were 9 of us). Waiter came back 4 or 5 times to tell us the kitchen was out of this or that. Took a new order and then came back again with kitchen is out of that. Ended up they had 2 or 3 entrees we could choose. The ahi tuna looked like a veal scalloping - I didn't think it could be so small, the swordfish was cold and rubbery, the Waiter poured wine like it was water - spilling it all over the table. He tried hard to make us happy and apologized over and over for the kitchen and short comings. One of the worst meals in the last 10 years. Will never be back
  27. DF

    DanielF

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was helpful,
  28. F

    Foodiecpl

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Joel was a great server! They have a great special going w half off a bottle of wine over $70 (magical dining deal). Appetizers were delicious stuffed avocado and fried goat cheese. Entree meats were very good and cake was huge for dessert! Only negative was the sides weren't up to par w a fine dining restaurant (instant potatoes). But we will come back it was great and would be fun for a group! Very entertaining show!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Left an honest but polite 2 star review on Funky Monkey's Facebook page on 9/15. On 11/26 they commented telling me that I am a moron and they don't want my business. This prompted me to look into the more. Make sure you check out the health departments webpage and see all the things they have been shut down for in the past and don't make the mistake that I did. Disgusting!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good food. Great service. Good value for Magical Dining. But having NOTHING to do with Funky Monkey, great friends with me. Willie was a great server.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GET THE STUFFED AVOCADO! Wonderful food and wonderful staff. We will be back!!
  32. S

    Sable

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Stuffed avocado was awesome. Pork was good. Waiter was excellent.
  33. M

    Missy

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great stuffed avacado! Great promotion for Magical Dining!
  34. S

    Stephanie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were disappointed that they no longer have the floor show; but we were happy to see the expanded menu and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! Our server was wonderful and put up with our silly antics.
  35. f

    frequentdiner

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Back for more and still as nice. The patio was closed but when we asked they immediately accepted to seat us outside. When we left after our meal the patio was packed 😁. Thanks for a very pleasant evening.
  36. RC

    RachelC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We chose Funky Monkey for a friend's get together because we didnt want somewhere too loud like some of the other restaurants at the Pointe. It was quiet, but it disappointed in all other aspects. The service was slow, the bartender tried "too hard" to make drinks when i just wanted a simple Vodka/club soda, instead it came with muddled fruit and some kind of syrup. So it ended up being too sweet, te opposite of what I wanted. The crab cakes were utterly inedible. Both of those items were taken off. My friend waited 30 min after all other food was served for her chicken and waffles and it was subpar, and there was only a very small amount of chicken. Would not recommend.
  37. S

    Sbsh

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    When we arrived for our reservation they wanted to collect a cover charge due to a show that started 90 minutes after our reservation. We were not interested in the show, planned to be wrapping up by the time it started and were not told about it at the time if reservation. In the end, they accommodated us but it was a rough start to the evening. Very unprofessional and very unorganized.
  38. D

    Diane

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Arrived 6:30pm on a Wednesday. Only 2-3 other tables had guests. Service was very slow. Waiter didn't know much about the items we asked about on the menu. Did not receive our shrimp dumplings but were charged for them. Did not realize it until next day...shame on use for not thoroughly checking our bill. Good chance we will not go back there.
  39. f

    frequentdiner

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Read some of the negative opinions on Open Table about this restaurant and I'm very pleased we disregarded them. We had different appetisers and entrees and they were excellent. The host was friendly, the service professional and the ambiance on the patio was very nice. We usually go to Maggiano's and the Blue Martini but we're definitely adding the Monkey to our list.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Great food! Great service!

FAQs

Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 418-9463.

Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar @ Pointe Orlando - Permanently Closed is rated 3.8 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    International Drive

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Pointe Orlando offers paid parking in a covered secure attached garage area. The complex also offers Valet Parking.

  • Public transit

    Taxi and tour bus lane directly in front of the restaurant. I-drive Trolley stop directly in front of restaurant along with Public Buses.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Nickell

  • Entertainment

    The Funky Monkey offers weekly dinner shows featuring Las Vegas style show girls and dancers. The Funky Monkey offers a wide variety of entertainment such as monthly Wine dinners, DJ"s and so much more. Please visit our wenbsite www.funkymonkeywine.com for updates on all of our fabulous entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 418-9463

  • Catering

    The Funky Monkey can accomadate groups from 4 - 4000 we are experts at planing amazing off site functions from full sit down gourmet affairs to elegant receptions, the Funky Monkey has an event team at your service, please contact our corporate office at 407-418-9463. Tim Gideon and his team will take care of all the details including menu design, tent rentals, china rentals, entertainment and all catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    The Funky Monkey Pointe Orlando has private seating areas for up to 50. The full restaurant is available for group buyouts from 100 guests and up reception style and 150 for full sit down dinner. The restaurant offers a private beautiful outdoor patio area right on the fabulous International Drive in the magnificent Pointe Orlando directly across from the Orlando Convention Center. We are happy to assist you with all of the details including transportation.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Gideon: (407) 418-9463

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