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“Richmond's Hidden Jewel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mona Lounge & Cigar Bar

Mona Lounge & Cigar Bar
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Ranked #18 of 164 Restaurants in Glen Allen
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West Broad Street
Description: "Mona",comes from Greek and it means "Solitary, One", also in Gaelic/Irish, it means "Noble One". Mona Lounge opened its doors on January 2013 is an establishment that caters to patrons who enjoys a great atmosphere with music, Tvs, and comfortable chairs, drinks and food. Mona Lounge has a walk in Humidor with over 100 brands of cigars. Serves food and beverage and is open between 11:30am until 1am 7 days a week. The goal of Mona is to create an environment that caters to Groups, friends and family who enjoy smoking a cigar in a lounge atmosphere. Mona lounge has 6 ideally located Tvs for all patrons to watch their favorite music, sport, news and financial channels. Mona Lounge offers full food menu with homemade recipe and fresh tapas items, salads, sandwiches and burgers, entrees and desserts to accommodate patrons during their visit. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose your favorite cigar. We have the section for business meetings with a large conference table. We have comfortable lounge furniture through out the lounge. And we cater to private parties and large groups as well. Our goal is to make Mona Lounge your 1 stop location for food, drinks and Cigar. We have Live Jazz 7 days a week. Lounge also has a great selection of Hookah Flavors for Hookah lovers as well. With addition of Patio, we also have outdoor seating with heaters, comfy chairs and Tv...
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“Richmond's Hidden Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

There are so many places that can be easily distinguished under one classification. Mona's is not that kind of place. Whether solo, with friends, or on a date, Mona's has created the charm of being in your living room and transferred it to the being out experience. The subtleties of ambience, live non-intrusive jazz music, excellent food, comfortable nook style, table top, or bar seating are transcended by a gracious host and owner (Amir) who is always there to keep greet guests with the subtle discreet air of a casino concierge. When you add the high level of customer service from both Rachael and Katie (two conversational eclectic and charming waitresses, the whole package just works. Yes there are monitors to keep up with your sports, and a cigar lounge that rather then a stagnant disturbance is so well ventilated that it along with the available Hookas add both a European or Middle Eastern gathering place element. A wide selection of top shelf libations, or a cup of American or Turkish coffee are also available. Sofas, comfortable leather chairs that you can sink into and hear each other talk while having a delightful array of Mediterranean style appetizers, flatbreads, hummus, or cheese selections served with the presentation of a fine dining establishment. Entrees of each category are limited but all prepared with top ingredients and added love by the chef. So many places had tried to create the comfort of the "Cheers Bar". Mona's surpasses the experience.
A-1 Five Star adult experience.

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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have a great selection of cigars and beverages and the service was excellent. Since cabs are so hard to find in Short Pump, the manager arranged for one of his staff to drive my wife and I home. Talk about great service!

Visited April 2014
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chesapeake
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Under staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stopped by on Sunday, great food, great drinks, under staffed... Very under staffed... Soon as 5 men walked in, I knew that was going to take up all his time... We wanted more food due to the first order being wrong, it's ok , just cheese, wanted to order again cheese and meat platter , never got to order, waiter was to busy with the 5 guys that wanted to look at top shelf something, wasn't going to buy, just looking... Took him wasted time to get the bottle off top shelf... Gave up... Going somewhere to get food

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monroe, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place with delicious food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was our destination on a recent trip to Richmond. We booked a reservation on open table and upon arrival, were promptly greeted by the owner by name and welcomed. We were given a table to dine at and some chairs were reserved for us to enjoy drinks and cigars after. The food was wonderful. I had the salmon and it was perfect. After dinner we chose cigars from the humidor and they were cut and lit for us by the owner. We then settled into some comfortable leather chairs to enjoy the rest of the evening. The live music was a little to loud for conversation but other than that all was great. Thanks Emir for a wonderful evening. We will be back.

Visited January 2014
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Virginia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Great spot for cigar lovers! Friendly staff, great food good prices and excellent atmosphere. Live music was a little too loud the night we visited, making conversation with our friends hard, but reading other reviews this isn't always the case. Decent selection of cigars in their humidor and all at great prices for a lounge! All the drinks and food we ordered were excellent and the owner made sure we always taken care of by his awesome staff!

Visited January 2014
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