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Monks Wine Bar

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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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Hours:
Sun - Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
enkidog
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Chico, California
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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.

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Fresno, California
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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.

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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.

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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 

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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 

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Chico, California
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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.

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Chico, California, USA
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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 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While I dropped in for appetizers, was pleasantly surprised to find a full Dinner Menu. Very good food, would strongly recommend.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
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?