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The Monkey Bar & Grill

3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
416-486-2288
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Ranked #172 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International, Canadian, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not sure why they call it The Monkey but I'm sure there is possibly a good story behind it. This small restaurant on Yonge Street's ever changing and competitive gastronomic landscape does very well. I have been there a few times and they are always packed for dinner. From the drink selections, appetizers, through dinner, and the amazing desserts, it... More

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Ajax
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I am guessing that this restaurant (in business for 15 years) has so few reviews because the regulars do not want to spread the good word around. This restaurant does not have fancy decor, but does not need it. Monkey Bar succeeds by providing diners professional service, first quality food, and, therefore, a great dining experience for a couple or... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things about us! We often wonder, like you, whether our happy customers are keeping the Monkey Bar a secret too. Thanks for spreading the good news and reviews! More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Cold fall day and a great night to go out with friends for a quiet dinner. Servor and food were great and no rush..took our time and enjoyed...

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

Hello and thank you for your thoughtful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourself and took the time to let others know about us. We hope to see you again very soon. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My husband and I went after work. Reasonably priced for the quality of food. We had appetizers and the special fish of the day -pickerel encrusted in I think nuts. I had goat cheese salad as an appetizer. Flavours blended well; healthy and clean. Quaint atmosphere, you could go casual. Service good, we were there early. Prices for appetizers/entrée/ btl... More

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

We are very grateful that you took the time to post about your good experience at The Monkey Bar, and thank you for your kind words. See you again soon! More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Have lived in the area for over 15 years and I seem to remember the restaurant was always there. It is one of the typical shoe box settings, narrowish but long. Food is generally of the continental European variety, but consistently very good. The chef almost always makes a point of walking around later in the evening and enquiring about... More

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

You are very kind! Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience at The Monkey Bar. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Toronto
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We originally planned to go to another restaurant near here but it was closed for a private function and we found this place by chance. It is a small room and quite full on a Friday night but the single waitress and chef/owner were able to keep up a good level of service between them. We were at a reunion... More

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

Thank you for your kind words! It was our pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at Monkey Bar last night. We are all foodies and have dined across Africa Europe and the USA. This is simply great food. Richard (chef and owner) is very creative and will delight your pallet. Had the romain salad, outstanding, the veal chop was tender and delicious followed by the apple strudel which was the best I've... More

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

You are very kind! We hope to see you again very soon. More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Expertly prepared, honest good food has stood the test of time, especially in this very competitive and fastidious neighborhood. Chef Richard Fox-Revett's family owned and operated little gem is a place I am proud to be a patron. In a time of pertinacious TV celebrity executive chefs that are often too cool for school, this man still helps polish cutlery... More

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How nice! Thank you for taking the time to post your favourable review. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Toronto, ON
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A friend introduced me to this restaurant years ago. I love the updated décor. The food is always prepared with extra care. I like to try vegetarian dishes and their tofu / lentil / veggie dish is a delight to the palate. Lots of food - I never go home hungry! Appears to be family owned and I found the... More

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We appreciate your kind words and your patronage. We look forward to seeing you again. More

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