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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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New Hampshire
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Tried this restaurant only because I purchased a gift certificate through work. I saved it for my birthday dinner. We went in with no expectations. We walked in and the atmosphere was very nice. This is a great place for couples, for friends getting together for drinks, food, etc., a great place for a special occasion, business lunch, it can... More 

1 Thank Suzy9
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

All four of us had excellent appetizers. The meals were delicious but a little small . There are a few seats in the front dining room and more in the back, but the ambience in the front is cozier. Check out the days they have oyster appetizer specials. They are delicious and the price is right.

1 Thank Bkingsha
Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My family and friends always enjoy the inviting atmosphere, excellent service and great food at Bistro 63. I have especially enjoyed the pasta dishes, seafood selections and the tasty desserts.

1 Thank Carmelo352
Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Standard restaurant fare well prepared; however, to access the Bistro and Monkey Bar by wheelchair is difficult as you have to climb a set of stairs from the parking lot. Alternatively you can wheel to the end of the parking lot and eventually get to the front door, which is what we did. When we have snow, that is also... More 

1 Thank Ronald D A
Amherst, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bistro and Monkey Bar are stalwarts of Amherst dining for many years. Standard American dishes with occasional ventures into its original excellent Italian foods and some French influences. 4pm to 6 weekdays their fresh oysters at $1 apiece are an outstanding special. Fine bar, decent waitpersons, not always highly experienced.

1 Thank activist12
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I met a colleague there, first time - one of the best cheese burgers and fries I have had in a long time!

1 Thank Abbie V
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My Sister came to visit me from AZ and we "had" to go to this Bistro. First night with Emmy was great and service was equally met the second time around at the bar with Graham. The one buck oysters are truly amazing; served ice cold, firm with a great briny, sweet finish. The bar selection is outstanding and we... More 

3 Thank Fay K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

No gimmicks. No overpriced menus. We were able to pick off the regular menu. Food was delicious and service was excellent! A great way to ring in the new year!

3 Thank Judith H
Collegeville, PA
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

1 Thank zebra1213
Amherst, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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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
USD 4 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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