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“Fabulous neighbourhood restaurant ”

The Monkey Bar & Grill
Ranked #288 of 11,033 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: C$30 - C$50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
Description: After almost twenty-five years, The Monkey Bar continues to be praised by patrons and critics alike. Proprietor and classically-trained chef Richard Fox-Revett, formerly of Centro, Splendido and The Four Seasons Yorkville, offers a menu that is a flavourful fusion of Canadian, Italian, French and Asian influences, and includes seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is inviting and the service is impeccable. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from our specialty cocktail menu, or a selection from our broad list of premium vodka and single malt scotch. An extensive wine list, featuring new and old world wines by the glass, half litre and bottle, complements your dining experience. In addition, all our desserts are made in-house. We even provide a children’s menu for the little ones. Our full menu is also available for takeout. The Monkey Bar offers upscale cuisine at affordable prices, all just steps from your front door. Rediscover North Toronto’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant.
Reviewed June 6, 2023

The Monkey Bar is consistently outstanding. We’ve been dining there for 15+ years and have never been disappointed

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed July 31, 2022

We’ve been going to the Monkey Bar for over 15 years and have never been disappointed. Other restaurants have their ups and downs. We love that we can always count on the Monkey Bar for a great dinner.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Thank Lynda R
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Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2022

Wow! Thank you, Lynda, for saying such nice things about us. We very much appreciate your patronage and for taking the time to post your wonderful review.

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Reviewed June 15, 2022

This might be the best local restaurant in Toronto. Perfectly cooked food, great service and a nice atmosphere. Rack of lamb is great ( if you are lucky enough to be there when the bison burger is on special then you will get to try Toronto's best burger. Don't miss this one, a great dining experience

Date of visit: June 2022
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Melissa F, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2022

Thank you, Mike. It's always a pleasure to see you both! What kind words; we are very grateful. Hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed November 19, 2020

A favourite local restaurant, Monkey Bar manages to maintain its high quality even while restricted to take-out. Wednesday night "chicken dinner" is a great deal, and all the menu items we've tried -- braised short ribs, schnitzel, liver, panko-crusted egg plant, pasta and salads -- are as delicious as ever.

Date of visit: November 2020
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RichardFoxRevett, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate your patronage (especially now!) and your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed September 6, 2020

We had heard about Monkey Bar & Grill through our Bridge Club newsletter and decided to give it a try. We did takeout and everything was delicious! Good portions and great sides included. We had the spring rolls, grilled calamari appetizers and from the mains the crispy duck leg, pecan-crusted chicken breast, and the braised beef short ribs. Everything was so tender and flavourful! Highly recommend....we hope to “dine-in” in the near future. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: September 2020
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MelissaF444, Owner at The Monkey Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

Well that's so nice to hear. Thank you so much. We are so grateful for the continued support of our regulars and are delighted to make new friends. We are open for dine in now (subject to strict Covid precautions you can read about on or web page) and we hope to see you in person soon, but we understand that many will stick with takeout until they feel safer. We are here for you either way. Thanks for the compliments and for your support, and for taking the time to post on TripAdviser.

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