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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Collegeville, PA
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a reservation and was seated right away. After that, it all went downhill. The server didn't approach our table for 10 minutes. I ordered the rack of lamb and it was not good. The lamb lollipops were very thin and the taste was burnt so I couldn't tell I was eating lamb. My husband got the lobster roll.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has nice ambiance, and reliably good Martinis. Have eaten here twice for dinner and the appetizers have been great, but the entrees disappointing. Usually I take advantage of the magnificent $1 Wellfleet oysters for Happy Hour from 4-6 and a Martini (or two), and call it a night.

Thank Paul O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The staff was very kind to hold a table for us on a very busy night. The food was very good and the atmosphere was great. Very relaxing at the end of a busy day visiting college. Despite the busy weekend, we did not feel pressured or rushed and I would say the service was exceptional! Great staff. Had the... More 

1 Thank Valuinvst
Pompano Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place was awful. We went during the early afternoon for lunch. Overrated and overpriced. Worst margaritas we ever had. We sent them back for bottled beer. My shrimp dish had two shrimp. Sound like a good $70.00 lunch to you?

Thank wptchaser
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Let's just say amazing all around - menu - service - ambiance. We needed to find a restaurant that would accommodate dietary needs and this place does it in style. The great food warrants a repeat visit! Personal favorite- tuna!

2 Thank Steve N
amherst, ma
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Spur of moment dinner. Had the 2 colored beets in a bed of greens plus cheese doused with balsamic vinegar. Really yum ! Then my husband had Portuguese stew and I had a lobster roll. He finished all his dish ( he often does not !). And most of all, the wines recommended by Graham were spectacular: a french sauvignon... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love coming here with friends, both for the friendly, knowledgeable servers and the great food. I have never had anything here that I haven't liked. There is attention paid to details, and the flavors of the dishes I have had meld together to create something special! Great appetizers, delicious entrees, and some really great specials. I have never had... More 

3 Thank Anna S
Amherst, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

just had a class reunion there late in july and it was a good spot minus the music which just was way to loud and hurt my ears, but that was the fault of the people playing it not the owners or servers. they all did a good job of what was asked of them and all who attended had... More 

1 Thank Janet L
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a consistent favorite of ours. Made even better with $1.00 oysters every night from 4-6. They have great food and a really extensive bar with lots of creative cocktails. They are also great at the traditional stuff, martinis, etc. Lots of good choices on the menu and nice to eat on the deck out back.

2 Thank Lovetraveling199
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Met my daughter here for dinner. Great bar, innovative drinks. Menu was also very eclectic and we had a great time sharing bites and drinks. Very small intimate place and waiter and bartender gave us great service. Love sitting at the bar with friends as well and enjoying there special menu. Always able to accommodate my gf needs.

3 Thank Fay K

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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
US$4 - US$22
American, Bar, Pub, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?