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The Monkey Bar & Grill

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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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
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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
Always delivers.... And a great singing voice too

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Ebony 10
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have been there 3 times in the last year, and every time I go I love the food. It is a small and cozy restaurant and a great place for dinner with a friend.

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

We appreciate that you took the time to tell everyone on Trip Advisor about your positive experience at the Monkey Bar. We are gratified that you always have good meals and experiences when you visit with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

From the moment we made a reservation, the experience began. Warm welcome, amazing service, lovely ambience, comfortable seating, and the food - amazing! Everything we ordered was delicious, and beautifully served. The vegetarian dish was first class and truly respectful of the vegetarian choice - fabulous lentils, veggies and tofu, all delicious. The meat was equally delicious, as were all... More 

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

Thank you very much for saying such nice things about us. We are especially grateful to our customers who take the time to post their experiences on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

toronto
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605 reviews 605 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Six of us had dinner here, and we all really enjoyed the experience. The schnitzel, the lamb chops, the special pickerel were all cooked to perfection. The food and the wine was excellent. The decor is plain yet pleasant. It is clearly a popular local eatery as the place was packed when we were there. I can certainly understand why.... More 

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

Thank you for your compliments! We really appreciate your kind words and are grateful that you took the time to post your positive opinion of The Monkey Bar on Trip Advisor. With respect to the unsmiling waitress, next time be sure to ask for Melissa. She can make you laugh; whether WITH her or AT her I leave up to... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I go there about twice a year for special occasions. The food is consistently amazing and you MUST have the frites. The veal is spectacular, and the pasta with tiger shrimps is exceptional. Fabulous desert menu and wonderful ambience. Enjoy!

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

We are very grateful for your kind compliments and we especially appreciate that you took the time to share your positive experiences of The Monkey Bar. It is our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Thornhill, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
216 reviews 216 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: 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?