Monk's Cafe

Monk's Cafe

Gastropub and Belgian Restaurant$$$$
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
  • KevinTranz
    "Their Belgian beer selection is one of the best in the city."(11 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "The menu here is Fantastic, and so is the beer selection."(29 Tips)
    Sophia H.
    "Thai curry mussels are amazing, and the serving is HUGE, so filling."(5 Tips)
    Colin K.
    "Best seitan cheesesteak in the city and great beer selection too!"(8 Tips)
223 Tips and reviews
  • mussels
  • beer
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • lively
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  • Lola B.
    Lola Bishop1 week ago
    Best seitan cheesesteak!!!!! The back bar is my favorite!
  • Jim C.
    Jim Crane1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Belgian beer bars in the country. Food has always been very good. Mussels rival what you will find in Brussels
  • Майя Б.
    Quite simple at first look, but very taste
  • nat
    nat2 weeks ago
    Beer lost abbey
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WellockFebruary 20
    Beer, burgers, mussels
  • Lee
    LeeFebruary 17
    You know you came here for the beer. Enjoy the eats too
  • Chris B.
    Chris BuijsJanuary 29
    Been here 5+ times
    #1 craft beer bar in America and beyond.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AlvarezJanuary 19
    They have all the beer. What else is there to say? Oh yeah, the mussels. Get those.
  • Leach E.
    Leach E. E.January 7
    Great beers, friendly bar staff. Can be busy.
  • Belen G.
    Belen GomezJanuary 2
    Amazing selection of beers. Beware of the Spanish Flies, they really are extremely spicy!
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoOctober 26, 2016
    Orval and mussels
  • Derek J.
    Derek JobstSeptember 28, 2016
    If you're serious about your beer, you better come here. There’s always something on tap here worth bragging about.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WuSeptember 17, 2016
    Great burgers and fries!
  • AbdulAziz A.
    AbdulAziz AlHussainiAugust 23, 2016
    The mussels are great
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerAugust 6, 2016
    Mussels and fries both good. Avoid the Caesar.
  • EM H.
    EM H.July 19, 2016
    Great selection of beers and generous food portions.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosJuly 17, 2016
    Good selection of beers. Staff is kind of meh. Won't let you sit down if you aren't eating and no samples of the beers.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LuJune 29, 2016
    Russian river blind pig ipa -- amazing taste!!
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MyersMay 3, 2016
    Beer, modules frites
  • Greig R.
    Greig RoselliApril 29, 2016
    Sit at the back bar if it's too crowded in the front. Peruse the beer bible. Drink a pint of something delicious.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LomaxApril 25, 2016
    The veal cheeks were delicious and their bottle list is crazy good. Great service and cozy atmosphere.
  • Oi I.
    Oi IApril 9, 2016
    #beer #frites #cool
  • Michael C.
    Michael CowdrickMarch 29, 2016
    Awesome beer selection , great atmosphere
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaMarch 28, 2016
    Too crowded with uppity bartenders.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HMarch 17, 2016
    Thai curry mussels are amazing, and the serving is HUGE, so filling. Fries are the best. Hill Farmstead Everett porter is awesome - very malty, excellent porter. Great service. I love this place.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CowburnMarch 15, 2016
    Knowledgable stuff and a huge Belgian beer list.
  • K
    KJanuary 31, 2016
    I feel like I'm in Belgium...try their sours.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HJanuary 21, 2016
    Good pulled pork sandwich. My friend's seitan is pretty good too. For chocolate stout lovers, I recommend Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad or Brouwerij De Molen Cease & Desist :)
  • J D.
    J DonmoyerJanuary 14, 2016
    Beer variety
  • Mark B.
    Mark BencivengoJanuary 10, 2016
    Craft beer, burgers, mussels
  • Gary A.
    Gary AlanJanuary 7, 2016
    Great food and an unlimited beer selection
  • Steve B.
    Steve B.January 7, 2016
    Only place on the East Coast that serves Pliney the Elder. Nuff Said!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanJanuary 5, 2016
    Their veggie burgers are so delicious and hearty. And all the beer they have is truly impressive.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderDecember 25, 2015
    Great place for craft beer and draft beer. Cozy and crowded setting.
  • Katie C.
    Katie Czuczejko PaynterDecember 24, 2015
    Go for the beer.
  • R G.
    R G SDecember 18, 2015
    Ghent mussels; Russian River Blind Pig
  • U Y Ê N N A O M I B.
    U Y Ê N N A O M I B U INovember 21, 2015
    The clams are amazing!
  • Allyson H.
    Allyson HarttenNovember 15, 2015
    Vegetarian cheesesteak is out of this world.
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasNovember 15, 2015
    Very authentic pub with a rare compilation of world beers and great environment! Mussels are a try but not killer.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KeslingOctober 25, 2015
    Get their eponymous Flemish sour, especially if you've yet to be won over by the sour beer category.
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoOctober 10, 2015
    Some of the best burgers and beers in town. Has that small local feel to it of you are trying to avoid all the tourist bars. It's a must place to check out.
  • Sola O.
    Sola OnitiriOctober 9, 2015
    Russian River Blind Pig beer is a citrus delight
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HOctober 4, 2015
    Great beer. Love the Beer Bible.
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddSeptember 29, 2015
    Russian River Redemption is amazing. But so much else is too. Roasted chicken was fantastic.
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuSeptember 28, 2015
    The duck was good.
  • Minkus B.
    Minkus BSeptember 3, 2015
    Mussels and BEER
  • Marty R.
    Marty RowanAugust 4, 2015
    Mussels are the best ever! Beer selection the best you'll find anywhere.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Mussels! And they have one or two gluten-free beer options
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJuly 31, 2015
    A top notch beer selection with a comfortable vibe to drink with friends. I am looking forward to coming back & trying their burger.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubJune 21, 2015
    Russian River Damnation on tap! 🍻
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