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The Monkey Bar & Grill

3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
416-486-2288
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Ranked #339 of 6,731 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $9 - $27
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International, Canadian, Bistro, Wine Bar
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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.
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Thornhill, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Monkey Bar and Grill in October of 2014. I had a veal chop that was bar none, the best I've had in years. The food came out fresh and nicely seasoned. The service was attentive and our group of 4 enjoyed the meal entirely. Will go back again, many times!

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

Aren't you nice! Thank you so much for your patronage, your kind words and for taking the time to post your thoughts on Trip Advisor; we are very grateful. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had dinner here on Friday. It was my second time coming to this establishment. What we had: Red House Wine, Rare Seared Liver with Garlic Mash potato, shoestring fries, cripy duck leg with sweet potato fries, creme brulee and lemon marangue. How was the food: fantastic. Liver was the best I have had in Toronto. Very soft, very tasty. The... More

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

It is good of you to post such nice comments about The Monkey Bar and we are pleased that you have had more than one positive experience with us. It is always our pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were excited to be going to the monkey bar because we thought it might have some kind of exotic feel to it, perhaps distinguishing it from the mainstream restaurants in the area. Unfortunately, we were sadly disappointed. The food and service were average, price was in an acceptable $150 per couple range, but what flavored my experience was the... More

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

Visitors to Trip Advisor can see here that I try to respond to all of our reviews. For the most part, I am usually simply grateful to those reviewers who have had positive experiences at The Monkey Bar and have very kindly taken the time to write nice things about us! This review, however, has left me stumped for days,... More

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I really lenjoyed this long established owner chef restaurant. I went with locals who regularly frequent this establishment. I went with the recommendation of fresh home made ravioli and tomato sauce which was superbly light and quite delicious. I then had the fish of the day; cod which was clearly fresh, firm and also very tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thank you for your compliments! We are very grateful that you, and others, take it upon themselves to spread good news about The Monkey Bar. Everything on our menu is made in-house, literally from soup to nuts; we even make the ice cream! And all our fish is purchased fresh daily from a local supplier who offers only sustainable seafood.... More

Hallandale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The chef Richard Rivett is outstanding he is innovating and very friendly. The wine was good but not great. But everything was outstanding from the food to the service.

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

Well aren't you kind! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself at The Monkey Bar and very grateful when our customers take the time to let others know about their positive experience with us. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your wine selection. Next time, we would be happy to discuss your selection, or make recommendations, or... More

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We choose this resturant for two reasons. It was close to where we were staying and we could walk aswell as the previous reviews it sounded like a place we would enjoy. We did. It is small but Europesn in style. They were very busy as it was a long weekend Friday night, but i couldn't complain about our waitress.... More

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

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your positive experience at The Monkey Bar. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Totally reccomend this place! It's a little on the small side, so if you're a large group I reccommend calling beforehand, but the food is excellent, the menu is well composed with a selection, but not overwhelming choice. The staff were so attentive to our table, very friendly, and well informed on the dishes. Good price for the quality. Mains... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share them! We are always grateful for the nice things that people have to say about The Monkey Bar. I hope that we can look forward to seeing you again very soon. More

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The ambience is bland. The food sounded very appealing when reviewing the menu but it was just so so. Duck was fatty, shrimps were so salty that they were Inedible. I won't be returning.

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

Oh dear! We appreciate all the comments we receive on Trip Advisor: the positive ones make us feel good and the negative ones can alert us to potential problems. But, may I suggest that when you have a complaint that you let me know, in person and at the restaurant and at the time, so that I can do my... More

Nice
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went mid week early dinner. Did not realize they were part of summerlicious The place is small very unique. The food was great we had the duck as an appi followed by the lentils in phyllo pastry as appi's. Main was pulled pork and dessert was fresh Sorbet. Not disappointed at all the service great table staff was perfect.

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

Well, aren't you nice! Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to say something nice. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again very soon. More

Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I don't usually write reviews for restaurants where I live but The Monkey Bar is so great that I feel compelled to say something positive, officially. My husband and I have eaten here a few times (once for our weeknight wedding anniversary) and I usually have the duck confit which is excellent...Very little fat, tender meat, and nice sides. We... More

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

Thank you for saying such nice things about us! We are always grateful when someone takes the time to let others know of their good experience at The Monkey Bar. It is our pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again very soon! 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
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 9 - 27
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International, Canadian, Bistro, Wine Bar

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