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“Good and ...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Monkey Bar

The Monkey Bar
Ranked #81 of 136 Restaurants in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good and ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

It probably deserves 3.5 stars but ... I'll start with the drinks, specifically the martinis - one could complain that they are $15 but to my knowledge they are the largest in town. As for the food, whatever Thai noodle dish I had and the other dishes my friends had were flawless. Which, could technically warrant a 5 star rating but the major problem with this place is the attitude of the bartender. I can say this because I have been there several times and a simple request such as shaking my martini to be very cold is met with an attitude that died in Los Angeles in the '90's. It's about customer service Monkey Bar, the Thai noodles can not surpass the arrogance of the bartender.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Connecticut
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“One of the MOST FUN places in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

With some of the most skilled mixology in town, and frankly the BEST martini and frozen drink menu I saw the entirerty of Carnival Week, this blacklight lit happy and hopping place was all good energy. The two very handsome bartenders took great pride in the drinks they poured (many of which looked otherwordly in the party lighting - the Hulk glows green like a glowstick, for instance). The music played was a vast mix of video DJ from 80s Whitney and Madonna to this week's Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Although loud, brash, brazen and hopping, it was one of the most fun places we visited on a high octane party week. A+ boys! Also, despite not eating anything from the Thai restaurant the bar shares location with, the food looked and smelled delicious. Next year I think we'll go from food to drinks and save a walk!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Brandon R
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windsor ontario
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“monkey bar not evolved enough”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The drinks and food was way over priced and the food was bland at best. Dingy inside . The staff were nice but they need to renovate, bring down prices and get some spices !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eddiemac436
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North Providence, Rhode Island, Usa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

We went for Sunday Brunch, advertised from 12-3. We arrived shortly after 12 and was told no breakfast was being served.then they decided they could make breakfast, but had limited items, no home fries, English muffins, etc. we should have left. We placed our order sand had a long wait for food. Placing ordered was difficult as the server did not speak or understand English very well. We asked for coffee and got flavored coffee. When some members of our party asked for plain coffee, again they got flavored. The food was ok. I asked door the Portugese Bread French toast. I got French toast and Portugese bread toasted on the side. There was no sausage or bacon served with the dish. One of the girls flipped open the ketchup bottle and it promptly explode onto about 4 members of our party. The waitress finally gave her some napkins and a new bottle of ketchup, but her meal was now swimming in it. They did not take her meal off the menu. We gave her cash for the bill, counted it several times and somehow when she came back it was short. We just gave the difference and got out of there.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Kerri U
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miami
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“avoid at all costs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

perhaps the worst Thai food I've ever had.won't dignify the bad experience with additional typing.next!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mia2424
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