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Three Monkeys Cafe
Posted by Anonymous on 06/24/2011
We made reservations for a party of 10 in the back room. When we arrived we were told that we would have to basically dine and dash as they booked a bridal shower for a short time after and we had to be out of there at a a certain time so they could prepare for the shower. The hostess was rude and blamed the double booking on a co-worker. We elected to go to the room out in the bar area so we would not have to rush and it was noisy and disruptive. It would have been nice if they could have compensated our inconvenience by a free beverage or something but we were treated like we were bothering them by being there. The waitress was nice but not very efficient and orders were taken incorrectly and we were never asked if we wanted a second beverage or anything. All of us have been there many times before but none of us will ever return.
Posted by Sean on 02/12/2011
I have heard and read many good things about this place and decided to go for lunch. What we could see of the decor it was pleasant and interesting (somewhat dark & dull). The music was to loud, just saying. Had to eat in the bar area, dining room not open. Service was decent. Food was excellent. As good as the food was I feel it was more then overpriced. There are other entities, near by, whose food is comparable and reasonably priced. Glad for the experience. Cannot find a reason to return.
Posted by JV on 08/24/2010
3 Monkeys is a great place to hang out for just about anything... watch a game, have a few drinks with a significant other, bring a few friends... as long as you don't expect Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen. Ordering anything from the appetizer or pub food menus is fine! We came once for dinner and the entrees were just ok. But the Horny Monkey Ale and other draft beers are excellent and worth the trip by themselves. The service has always been pretty good. Great little place!
Posted by Love2Dine on 12/03/2009
My bf & I have been here a few times over the past summer & love the outdoor cafe style seating (weather permitting). The service & drink selection were pretty good, however the food itself was a little less then average. Seems kinda crazy they would put so much effort into the atmosphere, but so little behind the food. I was very disappointed in my last meal, which consisted of overcooked tasteless calamari & A grilled chicken wrap, that was served cold. If your looking for a cute, romantic spot to have a few drinks, then this is the place to go. But if your counting on a decent meal, I'd probably pass. But who know. Maybe they'll improve over time!
Posted by Chatty Cathy on 05/04/2009
My hubby and I have become two part-time "steadies" at the Monkees. We enjoy the wonderful chips and salsa, the soup and most of the sandwiches. I will say that the bartenders and the wait staff go overboard to make your stay pleasant here. We feel it is a very comfortable place to visit. Would not hesitate to come into the restaurant myself for lunch or dinner without a partner. My only complaint is that we have had some take-out sandwiches which were not as appetizing once we got them home. I understand there is a new chef on board, though, and the menu has been expanded. We look forward to spending many more happy visits at the Monkees and enjoying the carmaraderie and some very good food. Keep up the good work, Monkees.
Posted by Yo Har on 06/30/2008
Yo Har, My Co-workers and I frequently have lunch here. Great services and relaxing atmosphere. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Yummy yummers!
Posted by Only girl Watching Football on 03/04/2008
I began frequenting Monkeys @2 years ago with my boyfriend. We have been there everytime of the day almost everyday of the week (no we are nto alcoholics), throughout every season. I am not nor was I ever employed by the bar however I have worked in some. By far, and also growing up in this area ( G & A), this bar is by far one of the best attractions Northeast Philly has to offer. I mean this for all age groups too...I took my mother here for her birthday and often see men & women of retirement age enjoying a drink and a meal It's also not odd to see an entire family come in at anytime any day/night of the week. As far as kids are concerned, I would not recommend bringing them on a busy weekend night however I have seen infants to teenagers coem in and they admire how detailed and well docrated the bar has been done. The staff always welcomes clientele, no matter what age or where they are from. If you love where you grew up from all the way down in Port Richmond and up to Bensalem, show your support to some good local business people who have made something wonderful in the area. It will be worth your trip and worth your while! Even for the singles, the bar offers pleanty of good times. You can watch a game, check out some eye candy & in the summer enjoy a band outside. It's a nice place to meet up and most of the time once you're there and start mingling you don't want to leave!