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Monks Wine Bar

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Italian, Bar, 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 12
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 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
Very Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
clyded
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Chico, California, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chico, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Chico, California, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Chico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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chico, ca
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53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Trabuco Canyon, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Took my daughter here for her birthday. The pasta is very good. A little expensive, but the quality was good. We came during happy hour so got a little bit of a break on the wine. Nice place to go to eat for a special occasion.

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The positives: My husband, who "doesn't eat salad" LOVES the salad with the chardonnay mustard dressing. Very nice selection of wines and beers. Nice Atmosphere. Typically good food. The negatives: The prices are too high. I could live with the prices if the service was not so unpredictable. My husband and I have walked in, sat at the small bar,... More 

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Quincy, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My dear friend a d I stopped by on a Friday evening, no reservation but the lady said that was not a problem and we were taken to the patio at the back. Charming setting...which was fortunate as we had almost a forty minute wait before anyone spoke to us again. Huge apologies for the "delay", a scanty pour of... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I've known about monks for awhile now and I finally went in for dinner to treat my parents. What a perfect place for a Chico night! Had our pick of being able to people watch out the front window or be cozy in their new dining area. We chose people watching, although I must admit, the walker by-ers never took... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Could provide better quality and a lower price. We have stopped going there because of the inconsistence.

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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?