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Monks Wine Bar

Italian, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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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

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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
Monks Is A Great Local Wine and Dinner Place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Chico, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
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Chico, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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86 reviews
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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
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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
Chico, California, USA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Three of us ate at Monks recently. We had requested a table at a particular location. The table was ready when we arrived. The place was packed. I had never seen so many people there. Service was slow, but given the number of patrons, that was to be expected. Two of us had the house salad. I could not finish... More 

Thank clyded
Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We recently stopped in at Monk's for dinner and were lucky enough to get a table without reservations. Not usually a good idea. The appetizers and entrees were excellent as was the service. Wine offerings were, as you'd expect, varied and high quality, but a little pricey. It's a small place but the atmosphere is upscale & casual. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We recently made a reservation for Saturday night and started the evening, on the quaint and cozy patio, and had it all to ourselves. The service was excellent. Brian was in the kitchen creating delicious dishes. The salads and pecan encrusted chicken were amazing. Keely and Brian create a warm atmosphere inside and out at Monks. More on Stylemindchiclife.com blog.... More 

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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: Italian, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine


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