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Blue Monk

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Belgian, European, Pub
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727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1638
716-882-6665
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3:30 pm - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Poutine

This restaurant has the best Poutine! It is absolutely delicious! It is served in a cast iron skillet that keeps it warm! We shared this amongst four people and could barely eat it all!! The outdoor seating was very nice as well!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kris H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has the best Poutine! It is absolutely delicious! It is served in a cast iron skillet that keeps it warm! We shared this amongst four people and could barely eat it all!! The outdoor seating was very nice as well!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

great selection of craft beers and a good array of well priced eats right in the middle of elmwood village - quite a happening place in the evening

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Timonium, Maryland
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

32 beers on tap plus an extensive bottle list. Can get really crowded and loud inside, even upstairs, as it is mostly a bar-type place. But we were able to get a table in the outside side alley and then really enjoyed our evening. Did I mention the beer? You can get beer by the glass or in five ounce... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I'm fated never to eat at Suzy Q's in Buffalo. Twice now it was closed the day I went to Buffalo. Once they'd run out of food. The best ribs in Buffalo continue to elude me. Blue Monk caught my eye because of its Belgian connection. I spent four days there last fall and mussels, frites and Belgian beer sitting... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wife and I have been here several times and have been happy each time...awesome beer selection, great food/appetizers, and atmosphere (but remember it can get loud and has a bar atmosphere)...the wife and I go when we are looking for a bar atmosphere. Some of the Elmwood bars can be mainly college age but Blue Monk is a mixture...closer to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This bar is great if you are a beer lover, they have a lot of interesting beers on tap. They also have some interesting food on the menu. We tried the Duck Poutine and although it's a very decadent choice it sure was delicious.

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

32 beers on tap, an equal amount in bottles - takes a while to decide. We stopped for early dinner outside table and enjoyed the imaginative take on pub grub The "duck" fries are very nicely done Service was great A great place for an al fresco meal

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We happened upon the Blue Monk walking up the main drag in Allentown. This Belgian restaurant features a huge selection of craft brews from around the world. The food was to die for. Everything is rich and delicious. They do most of their frying in duck fat. Their duck frites (french fries made in duck fat) are amazing. The black... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I was excited to go to the Blue Monk because I loved Belgium food when I had a chance to visit Brussels and Bruges years ago. The delicious fries (and many different sauces) did not disappoint, and I had no problem finding a gluten-free way to have dinner. Also, the best part was the GF strawberry ale I had (Dogfish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The beer list is ever changing and one of the best I've ever come across outside of Europe. And the food...some of the most delicious bar fare ever! You WANT to go to Blue Monk. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Additional Information about Blue Monk

Address: 727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1638
Phone Number: 716-882-6665
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Thursday 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Cuisine: Belgian, European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-882-6665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Thursday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 am

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