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Cheeky Monkey - CLOSED

525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-224-6066
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
10 Feb 2016
“Nice ambiance, and solid food. A pleasant lunch experience”
21 Jan 2016
“Gluten Free Dessert”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Wonderful little bistro style restaurant. Wide selection of dishes and excellent dessert case. The food is well worth a taste, though it is definitely not cheap. Cucumber water is a nice touch.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We live over an hour away from St. Paul. We were in town for my birthday visiting the Science Museum. After leaving the museum, I wanted a birthday dessert to take home. I searched on my phone for any nearby restaurant that offered GF desserts,...More

Thank HappyCamper444
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Cubano is the secret to this date success. A jeans and ponytail style space that serves mostly light fresh food. Best to go when they are not slammed because you will want to enjoy the space and the decor to have a long chat about...More

Thank ProsperityHabit
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Went here with my father for a quick lunch. Boy, we were not disappointed, not only is there a great variety but staff is friendly & it is delicious!!! I had the brisket sandwich with the house chips & he had the meatloaf sandwich with...More

Thank Kelsey B
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Thank you so much for the feedback. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2015

Sandwiches I have tried not too flavorful. Small place - location/parking keeps me from remembering this place when thinking of a nice quaint place to meet a friend.

Thank Tanya E
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had been to the Cheeky Monkey a number of times in the past and were happy with both the food and the service. The past few times, the food has not been as good and the service somewhat lacking.

Thank huntersbro
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2015

John, we're very, very sorry to hear that. Can you please send us an email to info@cheekymonkeystpaul.com, including a phone number, and we'll give you a shout. Thanks.

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Ate outside on patio on last nice night of the year. Great ambience and food was wonderful. Salmon, Mac and cheese was excellent!

Thank Dave TN Y Y
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Dave, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2015

This place came recommended by a friend. We went on a Sunday morning for thier brunch and really enjoyed it. Also they a mimosa special on Sundays during brunch as well. Its worth checking out and the food is also worth checking out. Give these...More

Thank Lucas M
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks so much for stopping in for brunch and taking the time to submit a review. We appreciate the recommendation!

Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Walked in after a walking tour of the Ramsey Hill area. We looked worse the wear after walking in the rain, but the staff welcomed us like we were expected. We ate beet salad and burger and fries. Fresh, tasty and well presented. Loved the...More

Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Pamela, we're so glad you stopped in. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 13 September 2015

The 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed the wine and food for lunch. Order, find a table, relax with your wine while food is being prepared. Sandwiches were great, chili was a little spicy for one but then perfect for another. Place was filled but yet...More

Thank ChicagoDon
Andy S, Owner at Cheeky Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

So glad you enjoyed your lunch. Thanks so much for the review.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-6066
Cheeky Monkey is a cozy deli and bistro, located in downtown St. Paul's Cathedral Hill neighborhood. We're open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Cheeky Monkey is all about comfort food: brioche French toast and eggs benedict for brunch and gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads during lunch. At night, Cheeky Monkey transforms into a quaint bistro with offerings such as meatloaf, mac and cheese, steak, salmon, pork and chicken prepared fresh by our chef, often with locally sourced ingredients. We also feature a great beer and wine list. Ask about our great Gluten Free options as well.
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