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Monkey Cat

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American, Bar, Continental, Healthy
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805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA (Cherry)
+1 530-888-8492
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the...
We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!
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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a try

The owner is a cool guy I chatted with him once. He used to own a restaurant in San Francisco for some years. He had a lot of insight on the restaurant business. The food is good a little pricy but I believe worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cool, California
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Cool, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The owner is a cool guy I chatted with him once. He used to own a restaurant in San Francisco for some years. He had a lot of insight on the restaurant business. The food is good a little pricy but I believe worth it.

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Hercules, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I had seen print ads for the Monkey Cat for years as we travelled to Nevada City. I always thought it looked like a fun place with an interesting motif. So we finally, after many years, decided to stop there on the way back home to the bay area. It was a disappointment. It's just another restaurant... More 

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Lincoln, CA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed lunch at this quaint Auburn restaurant and we treated very well by our server. The fish was cooked to perfection and the coconut sauce that accompanied it was really good. The best thing we ate were the wontons as an appetizer with an out of this world delicious sweet chili sauce-I wanted to lick the plate! I really... More 

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Auburn, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is a jem! I was there for lunch with a friend. There was outdoor seating available, but we chose indoor. The interior is very visually interesting with all kinds of artwork, which I strolled around to look at before and after our meal. The location is also fun because there is an art gallery across the street if... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We ate on their outdoor patio, which was lovely and quite private. The service was excellent with beautiful smiles! The food was excellent! I had shrimp and veg stirfry, which had a wonderful healthy flavor. My husband had the rosemary chicken breast and he greatly enjoyed it! We will recommend and visit again!!

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love this restaurant. The food is consistently good. Staff is always friendly and accommodating.They have a private dining room for larger parties. We celebrated a birthday there and it was wonderful.

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Los Angeles
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Don't be turned off by the really dumb name. They explained its origin but it didn't make any sense to us. Nevertheless, this is a nice little place with very good food and excellent service. Wine is reasonably priced and they make a very good cocktail. its worth it to make their happy hour for cocktails and appetiers - real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I go to MonkeyCat about once a month and I've never had a bad experience. The food is great and the staff is wonderful. I love their drink menu and their lemon dessert cake.

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Carmichael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Money Cat. Who knew what to expect within walking distance of the infamous Powers Mansion Inn where we stayed. But lo, this is a real gem. The place looks like a store front from the outside when we drove by into town, but inside a whole little universe unveils itself: Interesting decor, intimate tables, cool bar area. Menu was well... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We celebrated our son's birthday at the Monkey Cat Restaurant, Auburn, California. The food was very good. My husband had the Cordon Bleu. His meal was the best of our three. Our son had swordfish. The food was very good and presented well, the atmosphere was acceptable. If you pay $18 to $25 for a good dinner I would think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
    (Cherry)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Continental, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?