The Monkey Bar

The Monkey Bar

60 E 54th St, New York, NY
(212) 288-1010 serving: Midtown Center, Midtown
open:Mon-Fri 11:30am-12am Sat-Sun 5pm-12am

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bar Scene, Dressy, Hotel Restaurants, Asian, Business Dining, $$$$, Open 7 Days, Mastercard Accepted, New American, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, Restaurants, American Express Accepted, Historic Setting, Steakhouse,

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 looming…
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nice bar
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

Overpriced swill
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