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The Monkey Bar & Grill

#218 of 6,848 Restaurants in Toronto
#235 of 7,520 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
North End
French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Canadian
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3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
416-486-2288
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty and Consistent

I wouldn't say this was Haute Cuisine but it's absolutely delicious food prepared with care. The freshest of ingredients full of flavour. The chef is the owner and his wife is the Manager an hostess. Great service. Such a pleasure to dine here. Very memorable. I will be back again and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah121212
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't say this was Haute Cuisine but it's absolutely delicious food prepared with care. The freshest of ingredients full of flavour. The chef is the owner and his wife is the Manager an hostess. Great service. Such a pleasure to dine here. Very memorable. I will be back again and again.

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Thank Sarah121212
Toronto
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected the restaurant based on Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed at all.House made sour dough bread arrived quickly and was delicious. We were four and two had the schnitzel and were pleased with their choice. My wife had the salmon and was advised the chef recommended it be cooked to medium, which was perfect. I had the... More 

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Thank cheritorcan
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunately the Monkey Bar and Grill is in our neighbourhood and my wife and I take full advantage of that. This family owned and operated restaurant never misses. You could literally close your eyes, stab the menu with a finger, order that item and guaranteed you will love it. The Wiener schnitzel is as good as you will find anywhere.... More 

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

Well, thank you very much; what nice things you have to say about us! And thank you as well for letting everyone else on Trip Advisor know how you feel about The Monkey Bar. It is, as always, our pleasure to serve you (and it was very nice to meet your lovely daughter). We are happy that you live in... More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with my mother and my aunt this evening, and I'd like to say thank you for a delightful experience. We all loved our meals (chicken for two of us and duck for the other); the vegetables are always how I gauge a good meal and yours were perfect! Crisp green beans and broccoli (cooked to perfection), delicious... More 

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1 Thank Fivefootfive
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 hope to do so again very soon. As a restaurateur, I know that you probably don't get out very much (at least we rarely do), so I am extra flattered by your patronage. No one has ever said that they appreciate us before;... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I rarely write reviews but this was worth talking about. We ended up in the area because my boyfriend needed new glasses and Spectacle was across the street. On our way to the pub passed by this empty restaurant, read the menu and said we can find something on the menu to eat here and preferred that is was empty... More 

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

Thank you very much for so much praise! With two children under two, we know how busy you are and really appreciate that you took the time to post your very kind comments! The secret to a perfect Cosmo (no longer a secret now) is fresh lime juice. I rarely order one anywhere else because most places use powdered lime... More 

San Francisco, California
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a keeper! I will start by saying this was my first visit, and I plan to return whenever I am in the area--which is pretty much weekly. The atmosphere is very urban (in the best way), reminiscent of Manhattan or downtown San Francisco. It's a narrow storefront with a couple of tables by the front window, most tables... More 

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

You are very kind! Thank you for saying such nice things about us. We are very grateful to our customers who go the extra mile and post their favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope that we will indeed see you every week! More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Girls night out and I'm so glad we chose The Monkey Bar and Grill. The menu was very interesting with lots of choices. Our food choices were superb. We shared the goat cheese and pistachio app which was just lovely and a terrific mix of taste experiences. My sister had the salmon which was done perfectly and very tasty. I... More 

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves at The Monkey Bar but especially that took the time to let everyone else on Trip Advisor know about your positive experience! Thank you so much for visiting with us; we hope to see you again very soon. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

On nov 7th we took our daughter & grandchildren out for din . Her recommendation to one of her faves . The monkey bar. It was my husbands & my 1st time there & it was FANTASTIC. Best Cesar salad & my crusted pecan chicken was outstanding. Pastas were incredible as well. Can't wait to return to this amazing restaurant.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comments. It is our pleasure to serve you and we hope that, now that you have discovered us, that we will see you again very soon! More 

Ontario
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We've been here a few times. While under the same management and with the same chef for many years, the place is uneven in service and quality of meals. On a good day it's great food and service, on a bad day you wish you would never have come here. It's a small local neighborhood type of place and the... More 

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

Ouch! That review hurts! But as I respond to every review that we receive on Trip Advisor I am compelled to respond to this one too, and I’m afraid my comments might hurt right back. I have been the chef and owner of the Monkey Bar for 18 years. I am here every single night. I make everything: soups, salad... More 

Toronto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The dinner was perfect. The service was great. The atmosphere was nice. All dishes were delicious. Highly recommended

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Thank Pavel1965
RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Why thank you very much! We are always happy to hear that our customers are pleased with their dining experience at the Monkey Bar, and we are very grateful that you took the time to let everyone else know too! More 

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Restaurant Details

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 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian, 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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