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Monkey Bar

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Address: 60 E 54th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-838-2600
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00

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it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

Reviewed 25 January 2015
San Francisco, California
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Miller Place, New York
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605 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Monkey Bar, located right off 5th avenue, offers its clientele a wonderful atmosphere to enough a drink or delicious food. The service was outstanding, and my waiter really catered to my every need. The steak tartare was perfectly prepared abd the roasted chicken was superb. But the best was the dessert!! Milk chocolate mousse!!

Thank danfriedmanmd
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful desserts, especially the sticky toffee pudding, and tasty burgers. We enjoyed the original piano man and the service was excellent.

Thank John G
San Francisco, California
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268 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

Thank 69Armstrong
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

We are staying in the adjacent hotel and had a pleasant experience here earlier in the day. We stopped in for a night cap only to wait for over ten minutes at the bar for an inattentive and rude bartender. He was ignoring the customers and dressing down the bar assistant who was working very hard keeping everything neat and... More 

1 Thank LoveGreatValue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We were there at the early evening at about 8 p.m. and got the last table without waiting, allthough we said just for a drink. Really good Cocktails! Self-created or classics, if offered or not, they follow your wishes. But you have to calculate about 20 $ for a drink with tips!

Thank Simone A
Glen Cove, New York
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

You no longer have to be a "mover and shaker" to feel welcome at the Monkey Bar in the Hotel Elysee. I went there recently to meet two friends for a Friday lunch. I entered through the hotel lobby and was escorted to the Bar area by a very cold and aloof hostess,Carol. I don't know if the dining room... More 

2 Thank matinecock
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

My partner made a reservation at the restaurant for the first night we were staying at the Hotel Elysee. We were seated right away and the hostess was very polite. The waiter took some time getting to us, as there were multiple tables in his area seated around the same time. I ordered a cocktail, which was made perfectly. We... More 

Thank Ecogirl06
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

Decoration with humour and low lights create a lovely atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails and a good selection of snacks, loved the corn and truffle frittes!

1 Thank Isabella M
Cocoa Beach, FL
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Recommended by the letterman staff while you wait...there are alot more friendly places. Waited forever for a drink, Way overpriced, not exactly freindly, not exactly clean. (I know it's a bar, but could you sweep the floor!)

2 Thank G8ter
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Popped in for lunch. Sat at the bar as a walkin. The duck risotto was recommended by the bartender as was a glass of their sav blanc. Wonderful and comfortable. Will go back.

2 Thank PNWAsia

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