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Monkey Bar

$$$$American, ,
60 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4612
+1 212-288-1010
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
60 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4612
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a short time before heading to a late show and this was the perfect spot for a light dinner, drinks and lively atmosphere. The full menu looked delicious and the dining room in the back appeared full...the bar was at capacity, but it...More

Thank jcbvsb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t enjoy the food and wouldn’t return. The lobster bisque was ok, kind of bland. The rolls were warm but hard. The entree wasn’t that tasty. The wait staff was acceptable, but not impressive. Overall, it was meh.

Thank 465Lulu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a tiring 2 hour wait to get through passport control at Newark airport, we were in need of a pick me up. So glad we decided to go to The Monkey Bar. We’ve been here before on previous trips & the atmosphere & friendly...More

Thank PaulaBen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Monkey Bar was an interesting place to visit - very cool decor; great service. But the actual food left a bit to be desired. Probably somewhere to go for an informal lunch rather than a ‘flash’ dinner.

Thank Norman P
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was somehow average and uninspiring. The interior suggest high class restaurant, but atmosphere is more of mid-level after work place. The service was inattentive.

Thank Bloodybunny
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We arrived hungry and decided to eat right at the hotel in The Monkey Bar. They were very busy and we had no reservation (make one before you go) but they were very accommodating and found us a great table in the window of the...More

1  Thank Sinbad55
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The room is just wonderful. The lighting is superb. Mural is wonderful. No bad tables in the room, that I could see. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. But the chef has let them down. The food was just not very good. And the bartender went...More

Thank ROG13
Reviewed April 4, 2018

What a fun place. It feels like a place that locals would go to. Great drinks, great food and a really great vibe. And at least when we were here there was a fantastic piano man. Nice touch.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed April 2, 2018

the three of us had an appointment at an antique book store so we only had time for one drink the decor was very 40's and they had a small black and white tv playing olp movies over the bar the dining area had old...More

Thank james g
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We enjoyed a drink and snacks in the afternoon. The waitstaff in the bar are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxing after walking around NYC.

Thank Ione S
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Kevin R
August 14, 2017|
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Response from pclouds | Reviewed this property |
Honestly it wasn't Christmas time when we were there. My suggestion would be to contact them directly to find out. That way you can either plan for it or some other venue, as to not be disappointed. Regards, Pam
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Meideia | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure sneakers are acceptable, I was wearing a dress and my sister too! I saw men with suit and vest, I will suggest not so casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4612
    (Between Park and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,N,Q,R at 60th or E,M at 5th Ave and 53rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-1010
Established in 1936, Monkey Bar was returned to its former glory in 2009 by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. The dining room's lush red leather banquettes and dim, attractive lighting have restored the fizzy thrill of dining in a restaurant - both attractive and cozy - and harken back to a bygone era when a gentleman never left the house without a tie and a lady always had a pair of white gloves in her purse. Monkey Bar's menu boasts American classics alongside seasonal dishes using sustainable and organic products whenever possible.
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