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The Monkey Bar & Grill

#96 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto
#105 of 7,177 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
North End
French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Bistro, Wine Bar, Canadian
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3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
416-486-2288
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Now in its sixteenth year, The Monkey Bar continues to be praised by...
Now in its sixteenth year, The Monkey Bar continues to be praised by patrons and critics alike. Proprietor and classically-trained chef Richard Fox-Revett, formerly of Centro, Splendido and The Four Seasons Yorkville, offers a menu that is a flavourful fusion of Canadian, Italian, French and Asian influences, and includes seafood, game and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is inviting and the service is impeccable. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from our martini menu, or a selection from our broad list of premium vodka and single malt scotch. An extensive wine list, featuring new and old world wines by the glass, half litre and bottle, complements your dining experience. In addition, all our desserts are made in-house. We even provide a children’s menu for the little ones. Our full menu is also available for takeout. The Monkey Bar offers upscale cuisine at affordable prices, all just steps from your front door. Come rediscover North Toronto’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant.
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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
delicious pork chop

The owner son that served us was amazing. Will come back again for him and of course the food. Will come back again even if is not summerlious price. First time customer but will be back soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Lucy N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The owner son that served us was amazing. Will come back again for him and of course the food. Will come back again even if is not summerlious price. First time customer but will be back soon.

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had a great experience at the Monkey Bar and we thank you for letting everyone else know! But, of course, nothing makes us happier than a guest saying nice things about our children. Thank you for that! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Summerlicious is a great way to try out new restaurants - and we'll be sure to be back to this one. We felt like welcomed guests from the moment we arrived and were seated. The menus at some Summerlicious restaurants are limited. The Monkey Bar & Grill offered a wide range of selections, all enticing. The spring roll appetizer arrived... More 

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is our pleasure to serve you and we are very happy that you enjoyed yourself at the Monkey Bar. Thank you as well for writing such a great review! We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good food, great service, cozy atmosphere. We were for the summerlicious special. A three course rendition of favourite menu items. Can't beat the price or the food.

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Why thank you very much! We appreciate your kind comments and the fact that you took the time to let everyone on Trip Advisor know of your positive experience at the Monkey Bar. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Small and nicely quiet atmosphere. The food was just average. I had the tiger shrimp pasta, the shrimp were tasty but the small bowl filled with gooey pasta and sauce was very average. My friends had the pecan chicken which was also average according to them. Will not be rushing back.

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Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Jennifer. May I suggest that next time, you order the main course tiger shrimp pasta instead of the appetizer portion; we find that it is more than adequate for most people's appetite. The two meals you criticized are, in fact, two of our most popular menu items. We have regular customers who order these items... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My family has eaten here many times over the years as it is our favorite neighbourhood restaurant. Richard does an amazing job of keeping the food fresh and appealing. The warm salad and crusted chicken are constant hits. But it is the grilled veal chop that I keep coming back for. I often order veal chop elsewhere to compare, and... More 

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, and continued support and patronage. We are also very grateful that you took the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We often hear that our veal chop is the best there is, so you are in good company! We are pleased to be your favourite neighbourhood restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Outstanding Not one person of our 8 was not glowing with their praises what a wonderful experience from our opening Martini to our service., everything was 5 star

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We are very grateful for your kind comments and we appreciate that you took the time to let others know of your positive dining experience at The Monkey Bar. We look forward to seeing and serving you again very soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Amazing dinner. I've driven by this restaurant a thousand times and always wondered ... well, tonight the guessing game was over. Creative ... dare I say adventurous menu .... friendly staff ... nice atmosphere (albeit a little cramped) and down right delicious, fresh food! My husband and I typically order a couple of appy's and share a main - that's... More 

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Well thank you very much! What nice things you have to say about The Monkey Bar; we really appreciate it. And thank you as well for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor, that's very good of you. It is our pleasure to serve you and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again soon. More 

Toronto
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Friends from L.A. wanted to go out for an early dinner Sat. Night, so we took them to this reliable, neighborhood restaurant. Being practically vegetarians, they opted for the lentil/tofu/veggie extravaganza, which they found exceptionally delicious. Coming from them, this is a big compliment! We, however, devoured the best veal chops ever. Had to have the fantastic apple strudel for... More 

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and the fact that you took the time to post your comments, and we are flattered that you bring your out-of-town guests to visit with us. We agree that our veal chop is one of the best to be found, and certainly one of the most popular items on our menu. It's funny that you... More 

Toronto
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been to Monkey Grill a few times. But tonight I was reminded why it is so great. Hot Fresh Yummy food. I had to blow on my food before I could eat it, it was so hot. Go there - you won't be disappointed.

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! One thing I hate about some restaurants is when my food isn't hot. When your dinner is steaming, like at the Monkey Bar, you know that your meal was cooked to order (not reheated) and quickly brought to your table. Thank you for noticing and appreciating that, and for taking the time to let... More 

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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Our family of six had the great pleasure of dining at the restaurant last night and celebrating our sons birthday. We have been here for both work and personal outings five times in the past year. Each and every time has been truly great. We are privileged to be able to dine at a lot of tremendous restaurants in many... More 

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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Wow. I think that's probably one of the nicest reviews we have ever had the pleasure of receiving and I thank you! I am always very happy when someone, such as yourself, appreciates the things that REALLY matter in a restaurant: pride, attention to detail, teamwork, quality, consistency, hospitality and gratitude. Thank you. And as for my son's singing, if... More 

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Additional Information about The Monkey Bar & Grill

Address: 3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
Phone Number: 416-486-2288
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Bistro, Wine Bar, Canadian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 416-486-2288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Bistro, Wine Bar, Canadian

Description

Now in its sixteenth year, The Monkey Bar continues to be praised by patrons and critics alike. Proprietor and classically-trained chef Richard Fox-Revett, formerly of Centro, Splendido and The Four Seasons Yorkville, offers a menu that is a flavourful fusion of Canadian, Italian, French and Asian influences, and includes seafood, game and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is inviting and the service is impeccable. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from our martini menu, or a selection from our broad list of premium vodka and single malt scotch. An extensive wine list, featuring new and old world wines by the glass, half litre and bottle, complements your dining experience. In addition, all our desserts are made in-house. We even provide a children’s menu for the little ones. Our full menu is also available for takeout. The Monkey Bar offers upscale cuisine at affordable prices, all just steps from your front door. Come rediscover North Toronto’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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