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Bistro63 at Monkey Bar Grill

63 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
413-259-1600
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Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $21
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sleek, modern atmosphere with full service bar serving fusion East meets West cuisine. Additional dining room with bar for special events for up to 80 guests. Covered deck for outdoor dining.
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  • English first
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English first
Waterville, Maine
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Bistro 63 an innumerable number of times. This time, they came to my help as usual. We were attending a 61st High School reunion. The organizer had planned everything well save the first evening. All the decent restaurants in the near area were closed on Monday night. I called The Bistro at $:30 pm and asked... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The actual bar is truly intriguing (for an otherwise heavily sports-bar and micro-beer town). Do you have any idea what a digestivo is? Then come and enjoy one of many on the list and listen to the bartender describe his travels and his amazing knowledge of the delectable libations. There are a wide variety of cocktails made of fascinating ingredients... More

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Boothbay, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed the delicious Salmon al Porto, loved the Caesar salad and are now on a search for the Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon so we can have it at home! Ordered four different meals but the salmon was by far the absolute best. Enjoy!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We sat outdoors in the back which was pleasant. Our waiter was very pleasant. The food however was completely average. There were 3 types of Oysters available and I had 2 of each. I found them all quite bland and tasteless. We shares a Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was not great. At all. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with... More

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came to Amherst to drop my daughter off at school. We had a wonderful time and great meal at Monkey Bar and Grill. Rabib the bartender made us custom specialty cocktails that were incredible. The lobster corn chowder and steak were fantastic. It was the perfect send off before another semester apart! Next time we are in town will be... More

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

very small tables in a very small eating area, BUT the knowledgeable bartender and the food are worth the trip. There is parking behind the building. The bar has many interesting drinks kinda trying for a 1930s feel. TV shows old movies and music is from the 40s. Overall an very excellent experience. I had the small portion of Filet... More

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We picked this place from Google. It was #2. The reviews were outstanding. I would like to add my name to the list of happy customers. The greeting at the door was friendly, the waitress was friendly, the service was quick and food delicious. We sat on the porch and it was perfect. Its a 35 min drive to Amherst... More

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reisenelisa1
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Organizing our annual meeting for a group of up to 15, I have now chosen this restaurant for one night meal for four years in a row, and we were never disappointed. What we like: great service, delicious food, quiet and private special table and room setting for a business group. It was, again, all good, and I am a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A business colleague from Italy and I had dinner at this place. We were greeted upon arrival by the wait staff. Our server Jenna was the best. Along with the great service, one of the owners stopped to give us his welcome. The food was excellent which made for a relief from driving through a rain storm to get to... More

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Granby, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A great meal on the back patio. Went on a Friday night at around 5:30 so we beat the dinner crowd and our waitress was very friendly. For my entree I chose Salmon Al Porto, roasted with a sweet vanilla-port wine reduction, topped with roasted pistachios and honey mustard. Now is the time to go before the college kids return.

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