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Bistro63 at Monkey Bar

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63 N Pleasant St, 63 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002-1702
+1 413-259-1600
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited while touring UMass Amherst. They asked us if we had a reservation - which we didn't - so we got the best seat in the house - a nice window booth. I was happy about this as the other seating seems a bit congested. Food was very good. My wife and I were both very happy. My son was... More 

1 Thank Bankguy1961
Norman, Oklahoma
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330 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

A major find in downtown Amherst. Wonderful choice of meals, in a comfortable setting, portions are appropriate (not too much and not too little), and the mixology is first rate.

1 Thank Joel A
south hadley, ma
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We have eaten here on many occasions over the years and the quality is consistent. The menu has a wonderful variety of both modern and traditional foods. We have always had excellent service and a good experience.This is a great place to go out for a romantic dinner or to take family or friends you would like to impress.

1 Thank reale170
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had 20 - 25 family and friends for a last minute late lunch - very accommodating, private room, great food and service

1 Thank ElyseFl
Willington, Connecticut
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We made reservations here, party of 7, before a basketball game at UMass. The game was early, so our reservation was for 4:15. The restaurant was about 1/2 full, busy, but not overly busy. We were informed when we got there we couldn't order an entrée, there wouldn't be enough time???? HUH????? We'd have to order off the appetizer/soup/salad menu.... More 

3 Thank CHB13
amherst, ma
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I have been dining at The Monkey Bar for years. Claire and Mauro have endowed their restaurant with friendliness and good food. They always offer superb specials, including fresh fish (in January!), reliably excellent vegetables, and wonderful sauces. Mauro's risotto, with fresh porcini, is one of the best we've tasted. Claire helps to create a welcoming atmosphere,... More 

2 Thank skeptictraveler
Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family and I come down to Amherst every year and we hit this place at least once. The food is amazing. Good quality ingredients, unique dishes and fresh flavors. Great apps, nice bar with an array of drink options. The atmosphere is unique, artsy and trendy. Cool dark lighting and modern decor. Also a little quirky, the bathrooms each... More 

1 Thank RachFF
Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Based on reviews here, my boyfriend treated me to a wonderful birthday dinner last month at Bistro63. We were not disappointed! The food was sublime and our service was outstanding. We started with oysters from their raw bar. Fresh and delicious. After a wonderful hike at the nearby MA Audubon Society trails, we welcomed our hot soups. I had the... More 

Thank CopperGal
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Wow! A recent trip to this restaurant was a very pleasant surprise! The service was outstanding. I usually do now notice service unless it is really good or really bad. the was over the top GREAT! I used to work in a five star restaurant and I know good service. Water was never empty. Multiple staff checked on our throughout... More 

Thank Karenmiller521
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2013

The restaurant is located in the heart of the very cute college town, Amherst. I've eaten here several times while visiting my daughter in college; each time the food has been first-class -- creative, well-prepared, artfully presented. Particularly memorable entrees include grilled duck on a bed of paparadelle pasta and pan roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and a dollop of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $22
American, Bar, Pub, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 N Pleasant St, 63 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002-1702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-259-1600
Sleek, modern atmosphere with full service bar serving fusion East meets West cuisine. Additional dining room with bar for special events for up to 80 guests. Covered deck for outdoor dining.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?