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“Magical Dining Steered Us Here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Funky Monkey Wine Company

Funky Monkey Wine Company
Ranked #2,128 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Colonial and Mills
Description: Restaurant Description: The Funky Monkey Wine Company is a relaxed neighborhood wine bar and eatery near downtown Orlando in the Mills50 District. This restaurant and wine bar is beautifully decorated with hard wood floors, tablecloths, and warm candlelight where earth tones, a stylish wine themed decor and beautiful bar set the mood. This "stylish yet unconventional" wine bar serves 130-wines by the bottle; 40-wines by the glass all served in beautiful Diva Glassware and offers diners an Asian-American influence. An extensive menu offering delectable salads, unique appetizers, entrees ranging from Steak to Sushi and wine and cheese pairings are just a sample of what this hot spot offers locals and tourists alike. Monthly Wine Dinners featuring guest speakers from around the world and nightly specials keep the Monkey exciting and new; everything about this place is fun and pleasantly Funky Monkey. Visit us online at www.funkymonkeywine.com.
Winter Park, Florida
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Magical Dining Steered Us Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Magical Dining program led us to the Funky Money and we will be sure to see them again. We were impressed that the restaurant has a good selection from their regular menu and didn't appear to reduce portions for the program. We especially liked the red snapper in wine sauce, fresh and delicious. The fried goat cheese with tomato jam appetizer was great also.
Parking can be a problem as the restaurant is directly on the sidewalk, but it shares with another restaurant, Bananas, close by.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magic Dining less than their best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Orlando Magic dining offers app, entree and dessert for $33 around town during September. One our favorite places, we visited with friends, hoping they enjoyed the Monkey as much as we have in the past. Luck was not in our favor. Despite reservations, we were escorted to the last table by the bathroom and left to sit for a spell. Bachelorette party had lingered (and who thought 20 plus ladies would be turned in 2 hours?) so everything was behind. Two different bottles on wine were sold out and we promptly secured two bottles of one that was still available. Stuffed avocado was the best app on our table. One entree sent back for less than warm sides; rare and medium rare steak temps could have been argued and were not. Dessert finished strong with a hit - Snickers bread pudding that was a fabulous mix of salty and sweet. We'll be back because we believe, but not sure our friends will based on that one evenings performance. Still love the place!

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“I Love the Funky Monkey on Mills!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Funky Monkey in the Mills/50 District is smart and delicious. Mondays offer 1/2 price sushi. I love their sushi. My favorite is the Erupting Monkey - yum! If you can't make it for 1/2 price Mondays, then enjoy their happy hour that offers deeply discounted wine and sushi. There is always street parking but you can also use their valet parking at their sister restaurant Bananas. This is a great place to meet friends for drinks or dinner. It's also a great date restaurant. I always take out of town friends here and everyone has been impressed. My favorite Chardonnay is the Sebastiani. Apparently it is everyone's favorite because they are often out of it. Please order more! Their entrees are solid. Their side salads are great. I will say I'm not crazy about their flat breads but to each his/her own. The service is wonderful. I go about once a month and they always remember me which is impressive. Bring a sweater - it's usually chilly. You'll enjoy it, promise!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MCOTravelor
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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sushi Mondays and Great Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the best jewels of dining in Orlando. It's been open for about 4-5 years and it's very inviting and warm. Lots of wine choices and a fabulous menu. Decor is very clean and modern, with lots of dark wood and great lighting. My favorite is the 1/2 off sushi that they have every Monday. The sushi is always tasty and good and beautiful. The service is always amazing as well. Funky Monkey has 2 locations in the Orlando area. The 2nd location is Pointe Orlando, near the I-Drive area. If you want to dine in a intimate spot, do the down location. If you want to enjoy fabulous entertainment, dine at the Pointe Orlando location. And always order the friend goat cheese appetizer and wine.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank theStormShadow
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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Monday Sushi Bargain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We find ourselves running behind on a Monday night - and remembered the "half price rolls" at Funky Monkey - how fun. We expected a bigger crowd, as we have always made reservations, but this Monday none was needed. We sat at the bar and began to make our choices. There are no happy hour or house specials on wine, so although the rolls are bargains, the accompanying wine is not. We ordered a selection of five rolls between my husband and I, from the oh so safe California Roll, to the house specialties. We enjoyed every single one - fresh ingredients, crispy vegetables, flavorful fish - wonderful value - even if the wine seemed a bit pricy. Looking forward to visiting again on Monday.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bwoodhall
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