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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crostini” (3 reviews)
“lamb chops” (3 reviews)
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American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My guest and I were very disappointed in the Monkey Cat this time around and won't be returning. We were forgotten on a recent lunch outing and left sitting on the patio for a good twenty minutes. After we ordered, our food arrived in a...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the ambiance, decor, vibe of this place. It's just make me feel both happy and special just to be here. The food is an interesting fusion, which just seems to work really well. I've been a bit skeptical, at times, after reading the menu...More

Thank HORTI215
Reviewed 7 August 2018

One of our mainstays....always a great dinner and great ambiance. Martinis are wonderful. Love the duck and the lamb. Steaks are great as well. Very friendly staff.

Thank auburnshredder
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We almost didn’t stopped as we read on the website it was more dressy than we were. Glad we popped in after a day shopping in Auburn. Shorts and sandals were fine. Just had cocktails and appetizers. Best sourdough bread!! Soup good also.

Thank sbaker2015
Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Monkey Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

We’re so glad you came in for a visit! We really appreciate your patience that night too as we were quite busy. We hope you’ll pass though again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went here because we were with a group of 8, and several people wanted to eat here. They enjoyed their food, and it was very nicely presented. However, our medium well burgers were extremely rare throughout. I think if I liked exotic flavors I...More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 25 April 2018

A group of five of us went for an early dinner mid April. A little to chilly to sit outside so we had a great table in the front by the window. The menu seemed limited especially as two people were vegans. What we had...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Varied menu and nice decor. We tried the tomato blue cheese soup. There were bursts of blue cheese mixed with tomato flavor topped with croutons. The crab cake sandwich is accompanied with fries or salad. Served open faced on sourdough bread topped with tomato, avocado...More

Thank Salli F
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I can't stay away and I dont want to!!! The food is divine. We adore their Happy Hour & Appetizers. And the entres & desserts are spectacular. My very favorite meal was a Sea Bass special. Such a perfectly enchanting decore too! My favorite place...More

Thank SerialMom100
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant from the story of monkey cat to the end of our meal. Staff was delightful and helpful. It was a highlight of our overnight stay in Auburn.

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This was our first visit to Monkey Cat and it was terrific! The fish (corvina sea bass) was done to perfection. Most restaurants either over cook or under cook fish but this was exactly right. The seafood pasta dish was also delicious. I enjoyed the...More

Thank FSB018
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Questions & Answers
1 January 2017|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
31 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Yes, we have a separate banquet room. It can seat up to 22 comfortably. If it's durning warmer weather we can open up our connecting patio to you as well for additional seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placer County  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
  • E-mail
We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!
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