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¦
Rude and Bizarre
By DatMel at Citysearch
I made a reservation here for my wife's birthday. They just called me up to say that it was cancelled because they decided to close the restaurant... Read More
Great food and service Decor stunning NY at its best
By sophia LES at Citysearch
This is a great room where you feel like you are really out to dinner in an "Old NY way" food is straight forward and very good someone had the fri... Read More
worst restaurant experience
By crustambekova at Citysearch
The worst restaurant experience in my life. I took my dear friends for their respective birthdays. we were greeted by suave and creepy host Peter. ... Read More
Citysearch Editorial Review
By Amy Abate at Citysearch
Graydon Carter--Vanity Fair editor extraordinaire and owner of the uber-exclusive Waverly Inn--has revamped this old-time New York lounge, nestled ... Read More
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