Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar

New American Restaurant and Steakhouse · Midtown East
60 E 54th St (btwn Madison & Park Ave.), New York, NY 10022, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Vanessa R.
    "The Monkey Gland cocktail is a must."(3 Tips)
    Danny L.
    "It's all about the Southside Fizz, (London Style)!"(2 Tips)
    "old school--a perfect place for fun rendezvous or a business drink."(2 Tips)
    "old school--a perfect place for fun rendezvous or a business drink."(2 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • monkey gland
  • southside fizz
  • business drink
  • stylish
  • good for dates
  • burgers
  • caviar
  • romantic
  • oysters
  • murals
  • New York strip steak
  • fancy
  • great value
  • fettuccine
  • braised pork belly
  • infused vodka
  • martinis
  • scallops
  • jasmine tea
  • Gary E.

    I 💗 Monkey Bar!!

    Gary Edwards · July 28
  • Anita M.

    Best old fashioned in this area

    Anita Mathew · July 7
  • M C.

    Generally good food and drinks. The restaurant area is much nicer than the bar. Don't be fooled by the bar area and dismiss the food!

    M C · May 3
  • Harish H.

    All business - enjoyed the scotch though.

    Harish Hoon · January 29
  • Andrew D.

    Cocktails used to be better

    Andrew D. · January 1
  • S A.

    Nuts and rye

    S A · December 19, 2014
  • Gregory K.

    Only spot I've ever found meatloaf sliders. Boom.

    Gregory Kelly · December 4, 2014
  • Adriana F.

    Old fashion drinkito mmh👌

    Adriana Falcon · October 23, 2014
  • Autumn M.

    OMG all I can say is "Bourbon Smash" ! Best Cocktail (a lil to pricey, but soooo good)

    Autumn Mosca · October 18, 2014
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    Reminiscent of a Parisian cafe, the prices are not shy. but neither are the portions.

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · August 7, 2014
  • Ele S.

    Lovely, cosy bar - had a really good unoaked Chardonnay which was very reasonably priced

    Ele Steer · March 30, 2014
  • Rohit G.

    Attempt at fancy... Prices a bit high...

    Rohit Gera · October 27, 2013
  • Nat H.

    Shishito Peppers Read more

    Nat Harward · October 16, 2013
  • Ulrike D.

    Hanging with Marc...

    Ulrike Doehler · September 24, 2013
  • erik l.

    great atmosphere. food was good, not excellent. ran into Goldie hawn while at dinner. previous dinner Marc Jacobs was there. celebs like the vibe.

    erik lee · September 13, 2013
  • Angela S.

    Beijing peach is great! Jasmine tea -infused vodka, white peach puree,lime juice ;)

    Angela Stevenson · September 6, 2013
  • Andrew

    Great place for cocktails, dinner or both. Great place for a business cocktail gathering as well...

    Andrew · September 5, 2013
  • Ulrike D.

    Drinks for Peter's bday

    Ulrike Doehler · August 29, 2013
  • Casa Dragones

    Join the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Fred Astaire by visiting this Manhattan institution (Also look for those figures on the Edward Sorel three-paneled mural on the back wall)

    Casa Dragones · August 1, 2013
  • David P.

    Try the Moscow Mule...yum!

    David Pilgrim · July 10, 2013
  • Jeanne H.

    Order the no problemo cocktail. Don't worry if its not on the menu

    Jeanne Houweling · July 2, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    The bar menu at this clubby New York institution underwent an overhaul and now features delicious small plates and a great burger.

    Serious Eats · April 2, 2013
  • Olivia K.

    Bartender Brian hooks it up with some amazing cocktails. Come for the mixology leave for the bros. The only decent bar in Midtown. Ahmen.

    Olivia Kragen · March 21, 2013
  • Vanessa R.

    The Monkey Gland cocktail is a must.

    Vanessa Rueda · February 25, 2013
  • Eater

    Cocktail maven Julie Reiner revamped the list and the bartenders. As has always been the case, the room is dark, romantic, and old school--a perfect place for fun rendezvous or a business drink.

    Eater · February 19, 2013
  • Esquire UK

    It’s the kind of place someone with a serious reverence for nostalgic style would imagine: in fact, it was reopened in 2009 by Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter and his wife Anna.

    Esquire UK · January 10, 2013
  • Tyler B.

    Short rib garganelli is bonkers.

    Tyler Brock · January 6, 2013
  • 7th.List

    Cocktail maven Julie Reiner revamped the list here. As has always been the case, the room is dark, romantic, and old school--a perfect place for fun rendezvous or a business drink. Read more

    7th.List · September 4, 2012
  • Dipsology

    Something a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet: Chinatown Daiquiri with aged rum, muddled strawberries, ginger, honey, lime juice and sriracha

    Dipsology · July 31, 2012
  • Adrienne S.

    Great, old school New York. Go for the Monkey Gland - I mean, why not?

    Adrienne S · July 10, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Stay for some late-night drinking and enjoy Julie Reiner's wonderful concoctions until 2am: Read more

    Tasting Table · June 20, 2012
  • Natalia Q.

    Gorgeous mid-town spot for lunch or dinner. Come here to feel like you're doing legit business deeds in the 1950s.

    Natalia Quintero · June 14, 2012
  • Greg M.

    Incredible burger

    Greg Munves · May 18, 2012
  • The Corcoran Group

    A very “Mad Men”-esque watering hole – especially when you get a perfectly made Manhattan, an interesting Monkey Gland or a sweet Southside Fizz.

    The Corcoran Group · May 4, 2012
  • Julie B.

    Classy stylish bar

    Julie Blinbaum · April 26, 2012
  • Party Earth

    “Monkey Bar is a great place for a delicious meal and a midday martini, all while surrounded by celebrities and their agents at the other tables.” More at

    Party Earth · April 16, 2012
  • Michelle C.

    NY Foodie Reco: App: braised pork belly, crispy oyster & Hatch chile kimchee Dinner: Smoked fettucini, w/uni, Hackleback caviar & pickled shallot, Dessert: choc. mousse

    Michelle C. · April 9, 2012
  • Valerie B.

    The old fashioned cocktail here is phenomenal, I cannot stop thinking about it. The burger is doused in mayo and did not rock my world

    Valerie Brown · April 3, 2012
  • Adrienne S.

    Overpriced but good if you're on a corp Amex. The cote du boeuf was excellent. And the cocktails are solid. Feels kind of like you walked into a Mad Men episode. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Adrienne S · March 22, 2012
  • Anne Mai B.

    Amazing mixologist even if the crowd's a bit stodgy

    Anne Mai Bertelsen · March 16, 2012
  • Jackie

    Try the Slow Cooked Farm Egg — no joke.

    Jackie · February 20, 2012

    Cocktail swilling at Monkey Bar is a classic NYC experience–we particularly dig the tastefully restored vintage digs and the stylish crowd. Read more · January 10, 2012
  • Glen G.

    Sssh. It's a sanctuary. Let's keep it that way! :)

    Glen Gilmore · November 27, 2011
  • rebecca l.

    the decor is just fantastic. it's a pleasure just being here.

    rebecca lieb · November 4, 2011
  • Hannah D.

    It may seem pretentious but go in with an open mind and read some Hemingway first. The food is good but some minor details are missing. Atmosphere is why you go.

    Hannah D · November 2, 2011
  • Roo-eee-koh

    And MAJOR waiter fail. No spoon for my friend having soup and no steak knife for me having steak.

    Roo-eee-koh · October 13, 2011
  • Roo-eee-koh

    The change in chefs is unfortunate and the service was the slowest ever. Another table left before getting food because it was taking so long.

    Roo-eee-koh · October 13, 2011
  • Donald P.

    Hot! What a great revival of a classic speakeasy.

    Donald Patz · October 10, 2011
  • Bergdorf Goodman

    It's a BG New York City Secret! Victoria Beckham loves this uber chic and classic bar. Read more

    Bergdorf Goodman · October 3, 2011
  • Danny L.

    It's all about the Southside Fizz, (London Style)!

    Danny Lozano · September 30, 2011

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