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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (3 reviews)
“lamb chops” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 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 23 March 2016

Such a great staff and wonderful food. There is a quaint outdoor patio for dining in nice weather. Highly recommend this restaurant. There is also a private room for parties that is perfect! Afterwards you can shop in Downtown for art, clothes, or go to...More

Thank JulieinAuburn
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The food is generally cooked correctly (meaning meat and fish are to the right temp and doneness) and it has always been fresh. My biggest complaint are the components on the plate for some of the dishes. They are trying to be unique but sometimes...More

Thank claynjazz
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I have eaten at the Monkey Cat several times and have always enjoyed myself. Located in one of Auburn's historical buildings, the owners have created a unique ambiance around the mysterious Monkey Cat. The food is always well prepared and they are able to accomodate...More

1  Thank Sally D
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We took a friend visiting from HI to Monkey Cat for my husband's birthday. Dinner was fabulous--lamb stew was awesome, although not on the regular menu. We each ordered a different meal, and none of us was disappointed!! Great evening had by all!!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nice Bay Area style restaurant in Auburn. Modern food and drinks. Went for Christmas Eve dinner, everything was delicious and the staff was cheery and pleasant for working on Christmas Eve. Cranberry Moscow mule was delicious. I look forward to going back.

Thank Stephtravel2014
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Beautiful restaurant, excellent first class service, menu is diverse, an awesome experience. You will be coming back for more.

1  Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my husband here tonight. He ordered a special Sea Bass, I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu. We were so happy how everything turned out. Yes a bit pricey but for the deliciousness in every bite we are satisfied.

1  Thank pookiebunsmom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I find the food to be average and the cost high for the quality of food served. The service was acceptable but nothing outstanding. I also found it to be noisy inside.

Thank auburnaandj
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We had one evening for a nice Auburn dinner and a local resident suggested Monkey Cat. We had two of the dinner specials, lamb stew and blackened halibut with mango salsa. We shared the lettuce wedge salad, with red onions, tomatoes, bacon bits, and blue...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Located in downtown Auburn, the Monkey Cat Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience for diners of all tastes. Their menu is varied and unique, but still offers a few comfort foods to their clientele. The lamb stew special was delicious. Although not an economy dining...More

Thank hanabananaman
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Questions & Answers
31 December 2016|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
31 December 2016|
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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
US$5 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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