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The Monkey Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, , International
3353 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
+1 416-486-2288
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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3353 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We arrived fairly early without a reservation and were seated immediately. Good wine choices resulted in a nice bottle for dinner. Many really interesting options on the menu make the choice for dinner pleasantly difficult. The appetizers and mains were all excellent. We will be...More

Thank Bruno S
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Well hey! That's so nice of you! Thank you so much for your kind words - we're actually blushing! It's good of you to take the time to let others on TripAdvisor know of your positive experience at The Monkey Bar. We hope to see...More

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This is my fourth time to this place. The service and food does not disappoint. We had new waiters today. Great service despite being a very busy Friday ( and no chance that we would be mistaken for regulars). Our party of 7 ordered the...More

Thank Stephen N
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you so much Stephen! It's very kind of you to share your good experience at The Monkey Bar. Please let me know the next time you come for dinner so I can officially acknowledge you as a "regular"!

Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is a 'nice' restaurant. It wants to be good, but never really got there. The physical restaurant is crisp with clean lines. Well done! Service was just ok. We were a party of six. Not overly onerous, and all adults. Slow to take drink...More

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Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

This is the first time that a review has really upset me – like to the point of tears upset. There’s a lot to unpack in your review, but since you seem to be in a hurry and don’t appear to care about matters that...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

Excellent Winterlicious menu selection and nice size portions. Very attentive service and all dishes were delicious. Lovely surroundings and able to converse without raising one's voice to be heard.

Thank Dixiegals
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Woo hoo! Thanks so much for your kind words! It was our pleasure to server you and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I eat there all the time. Friendly staff and owners work really hard. Nice family style restaurant with something on the menu for everyone. I have yet had a bad meal there and not loaded with oil butter and all the stuff that makes everything...More

Thank Garry H
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hey Garry, thanks for your kind comments. It is always our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Service was great, and prompt, Food was excellent and timely. The cabbage was one of my favourite things, the fish was out of this world and perfectly cooked. My one friend had the ravioli after taking the first bite, appeared to be in food heaven....More

Thank Natasha L
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to post such nice comments about us! It was our pleasure and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed December 22, 2017

We went to this restaurant with a friend last week. The service was average. The food was good Pricing was a touch pricey in my opinion.

Thank Canadauk2012
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your dinner but sorry to hear that you were unimpressed by the service. Please let me know how we can improve to serve you better.

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Kudos to the chef and his wife who have provided consistently great food for many years. A neighbourhood feeling, small and intimate, and wonderful food. Particularly like the shrimp with the light cornmeal crust, with the molten chocolate cake for dessert. But no matter what...More

Thank essie85
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

We're blushing! Thank you very much for taking the time to post such nice comments about The Monkey Bar. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Went with friends who live in area and dine frequently. Promptly seated and asked to change table as it cramped as restaurant is small and tables very close together in middle section. Recommend sit in back Table 13. Had Grilled calamari to start and found...More

Thank PaulS15
Melissa F, Manager at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Sigh. My head is really starting to hurt from banging it against the wall. Folks, please, for the sake of my poor head, if you have a complaint, let me know when you are at the restaurant. When you polish off your plate and tell...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

We haven't been here for a few years. ( oronto has a lot of restaurants!!). The food and service were better than I remembered. Not a huge menu but what they do is done well. We were two couples and everyone really enjoyed what they...More

Thank mwil41
Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for saying nice things about us; we really appreciate that you took the time to do that. Please don't wait too long before you come back. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Response from Paisley649 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, I think they did have gluten free options however to be sure, I would suggest you give them a call to confirm..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3353 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4N 2M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-486-2288
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Description
After more than twenty years, The Monkey Bar continues to be praised by patrons and critics alike. Proprietor and classically-trained chef Richard Fox-Revett, formerly of Centro, Splendido and The Four Seasons Yorkville, offers a menu that is a flavourful fusion of Canadian, Italian, French and Asian influences, and includes seafood, game and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is inviting and the service is impeccable. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from our martini menu, or a selection from our broad list of premium vodka and single malt scotch. An extensive wine list, featuring new and old world wines by the glass, half litre and bottle, complements your dining experience. In addition, all our desserts are made in-house. We even provide a children’s menu for the little ones. Our full menu is also available for takeout. The Monkey Bar offers upscale cuisine at affordable prices, all just steps from your front door. Come rediscover North Toronto’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant.
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