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The Monkey Bar & Grill

3353 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
416-486-2288
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Ranked #179 of 6,609 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, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Contributor
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

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
47 helpful votes 47 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
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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