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Address: 60 E. 54th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-838-2600
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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159 reviews 159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We are staying in the adjacent hotel and had a pleasant experience here earlier in the day. We stopped in for a night cap only to wait for over ten minutes at the bar for an inattentive and rude bartender. He was ignoring the customers and dressing down the bar assistant who was working very hard keeping everything neat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We were there at the early evening at about 8 p.m. and got the last table without waiting, allthough we said just for a drink. Really good Cocktails! Self-created or classics, if offered or not, they follow your wishes. But you have to calculate about 20 $ for a drink with tips!

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Glen Cove, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

You no longer have to be a "mover and shaker" to feel welcome at the Monkey Bar in the Hotel Elysee. I went there recently to meet two friends for a Friday lunch. I entered through the hotel lobby and was escorted to the Bar area by a very cold and aloof hostess,Carol. I don't know if the dining room... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My partner made a reservation at the restaurant for the first night we were staying at the Hotel Elysee. We were seated right away and the hostess was very polite. The waiter took some time getting to us, as there were multiple tables in his area seated around the same time. I ordered a cocktail, which was made perfectly. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Decoration with humour and low lights create a lovely atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails and a good selection of snacks, loved the corn and truffle frittes!

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Monkey Bar was the nearest option for a holiday lunch for seven. Reservation was easy to get with very little head notice and we were sat in the corner with ample space and privacy. The restaurant has an unique decor which definitely resonates the early history of the location. It was said to have been a speak easy, but not... More 

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Cocoa Beach, FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Recommended by the letterman staff while you wait...there are alot more friendly places. Waited forever for a drink, Way overpriced, not exactly freindly, not exactly clean. (I know it's a bar, but could you sweep the floor!)

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Popped in for lunch. Sat at the bar as a walkin. The duck risotto was recommended by the bartender as was a glass of their sav blanc. Wonderful and comfortable. Will go back.

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New Jersey
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390 reviews 390 reviews
70 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Took colleagues to Monkey Bar for lunch today. We were bombarded by fruit flies. At first it was one that I tried to swat away quietly, then I noticed my guests swatting them away as well. All through lunch. Completely unacceptable - I will never go back.

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