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Monks Wine Bar

Wine Bar, Italian, Bar, Pub
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128 W 2nd S, Chico, CA 95928
(530) 343-3408
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Closed -- out of Business

Monks has closed. It is no longer in business. . It closed rather quickly with no prior announcement to its customers. On day is was open the next day it was closed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chico, California, USA
via mobile
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Chico, California, USA
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monks has closed. It is no longer in business. . It closed rather quickly with no prior announcement to its customers. On day is was open the next day it was closed.

Thank rdavisn
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I found Monks serendipitously when my hotel recommended Crush which apparently is no longer in business. I walked around the corner on 2nd St and was intrigued by the cozy inviting storefront of Monks. I was seated at one of the high tops that line the exposed brick wall on one side of the restaurant. They have a nice selection... More 

Thank Sharon P
Chico, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The small store front is deceiving for this little gem in Chico. We loved the garden to table freshness, wine selection and very attentive wait staff. The used brick interior is a nice backdrop to local artist and provides a very warm and cozy atmosphere. The specials on Mondays are a great value and the limited menu is sure to... More 

Thank Sharron A
Chico, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have dined there several times and enjoyed the Mushroom Polenta tremendously. It was crispy and delicate on the outside with a creamy flavorful interior topped with gently sauteed mushrooms and a lemon cream marsala sauce. It was divine. I am a foodie and it is difficult not to order this small plate over and over. Do not miss the... More 

Thank crazyhula
Chico, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we want something special Monks is often the choice. they have a nice selection of locally sourced menu items. The Happy Hour Specials are great.

Thank enkidog
Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really nice place, very quite and romantic. Good selection of wines, and flights to choose from. I will be back and bringing friends with me.

Thank Jason J
Chico, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Monk's is great for happy hour, appetizers, or dinner. They make a nice cioppino, and their wine selection is nice.

Thank Gail0922
Chico, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are gonna imply with your name "wine bar" then there are reasonable expectations of wine knowledge in the restaurant. I had ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and the waiter brought out a bottle that was not chilled. He opened the bottle and poured full glasses of wine and then set the bottle in an ice bucket! What?!?... More 

Thank Annie G
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Our 2nd tume, 1st was my son's birthday and motjer's day.Love the food. Love the alfresco dining. Great service. We ordered the beef sliders appetizer- I am not crazy about beef in general. My son did not like the after taste. We set it aside but did not say anything. Our server inquired and pulled it out. He came back... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Chico, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten (usually small plates which are substantial) several times at Monk's and each time the experience has been excellent. Food always good; service excellent. A great place to meet a friend or friends for a glass or two of wine, good conversation and good food.

Thank Marcia M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 W 2nd S, Chico, CA 95928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: (530) 343-3408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Italian, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?