The Low Down
Know Before You Go: If you don't have the clout to snag a table in the back dining area, which channels the old school Hollywood glam of the Brown Derby, don't worry; the full menu is available in the bar area.
The Extras: The hand-painted mural in the bar area is by famous caricaturist Charlie Wala.
Fun Fact: The original Monkey Bar opened during the Great Depression and went on to become a classic New York fixture, serving up cocktails to famous patrons like Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando and Ava Gardner.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
Graydon Carter strikes again! The maestro of both Vanity Fair and The Waverly Inn has deigned to sprinkle his special too-cool pixie dust on the Monkey Bar in the Hotel Elysee. Big red curved booths overlook the dining room, and loomingâ¦
By Jessica B at Insider Pages
Had a drink after dinner here with some friends. No celeb sightings, but drink was decent. Nice atmosphere. Read More
By Melissa W at Insider Pages
Apparently a place to go to watch celebrities...with sub-standard food that's over-priced. I'd stay away. Read More