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Monkey Bar

60 E. 54th St, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #215 of 786 Nightlife in New York City
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Piano Bar, Bars
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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391 reviews 391 reviews
71 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My husband and I were looking fwd to going here. Happy to get in,etc. I have dined at many upscale/famous Manhattan restaurants (as a tourist, not business) and was looking fwd to adding this one to my list of experiences. They are clearly riding on their reputation/ Vanity Fair connections. The bar was almost "divey". I was very surprised. Go... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We booked a table thru the Hotel Elysee for our first night dinner after an exhausting day travelling. We were shown to a small table for two on the lower section. The murals on the wall are amazing, though difficult to see in the gloom. I was glad I brought my iPhone as without it I wouldn't have been able... More

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