Dining Out At The THREE MONKEYS CAFE – Where You Can Pick Your Habitat!

Sep 3, 2009

By: Mike Vagnoni

3monkeys_logoWhere to begin our next dining out feature was not an easy choice. See, there are thousands of places in our Greater Delaware Valley area to pick from and for our feature, in this special OOT issue, one of our favorite places is the Three Monkeys Cafe. So I called on Gavin one of the owners and said we would like to feature his Three Monkeys and he said to me, ”come on over. ” This Cafe, has a turn of the century hand carved bar along with an upscale dining room called the “Risdon Ferry Dining Room” just added to the restaurant this past year, which is Victorian in style and designed with much thought. It just adds more character to the restaurant & bar and is also available for any kind of private function. The 3 Monkeys also has an outside Monkey Court with a full bar under a tent and just the perfect setting at night, under the stars, to make your night. This place really has a lot going for it. All summer long, my wife and I along with some of our best friends would meet up on any night of the week. We really enjoy the outside Monkey Court for dining and to just hang out and have a few drinks along with some great conversations. So, in this dining out feature we will focus in on the outside Monkey Court. Fall is perfect for dining outside and under their Tree Bar they have a tent with a big HDTV Flat screen behind the bar, so on warm Sunday NFL game days – you’ll will be able to sit outside and enjoy the Birds.
Now the review:
The menu at the Three Monkeys is not your typical restaurant menu. This is an upscale bar but they keep the prices very moderate and offer good portions of Pub style Appetizers, Wraps, Salads, Entrees from NY Strip Steaks to Chicken Florentine. Entrees are nice sized portions and come with a house salad, vegetables and your choice of rice or potatoes. They also offer an assortment of burgers and sandwiches.
For starters, my wife Barbara ordered the crispy calamari( $8.99) and I asked for the hot crab dip with pita bread($13.99.) Both items we shared and were very tasty and filling. Next up was our entrees. After checking out the menu we both wanted a chicken dish. Barbara ordered the Chicken Florentine at ( $15.49) which comes with tomatoes, spinach, garlic with a parmesian cheese sauce. I ordered the Chicken Piccata ($14.99) which comes with lemon, capers, garlic in a white wine sauce. Both portions are nice sized and will fill you up. Each dinner came with a house salad and vegetables. Next up we did have some room for dessert so we said we would split something good and we decided on the Chocolate mousse pie to end our meal. What a way to end a great meal. Good portions – with moderate prices and excellent service is what we always seem to find here.
At the Three Monkeys they have a saying …You can pick your Habitat. Have fun in the turn of the century
hand carved bar made in the 1890’s and their gastopub fare. You can enjoy fine cuisine in their RISDOW FERRY ROOM with a true Victorian flair …You can enjoy the outside Monkey Court a KEY WEST inspired courtyard…You can escape from it all and enjoy their outside TREE BAR under the tent and under the stars…This is the Three Monkeys and it really is one of a kind and so unique. **** Four stars out of (4) – FOR SURE!

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