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Monkey Cat

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805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806 (Cherry)
+1 530-888-8492
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Auburn, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We took a friend visiting from HI to Monkey Cat for my husband's birthday. Dinner was fabulous--lamb stew was awesome, although not on the regular menu. We each ordered a different meal, and none of us was disappointed!! Great evening had by all!!

Thank Linda M
Auburn, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nice Bay Area style restaurant in Auburn. Modern food and drinks. Went for Christmas Eve dinner, everything was delicious and the staff was cheery and pleasant for working on Christmas Eve. Cranberry Moscow mule was delicious. I look forward to going back.

Thank Stephtravel2014
Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Beautiful restaurant, excellent first class service, menu is diverse, an awesome experience. You will be coming back for more.

1 Thank Daniel E
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my husband here tonight. He ordered a special Sea Bass, I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu. We were so happy how everything turned out. Yes a bit pricey but for the deliciousness in every bite we are satisfied.

1 Thank pookiebunsmom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I find the food to be average and the cost high for the quality of food served. The service was acceptable but nothing outstanding. I also found it to be noisy inside.

Thank auburnaandj
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We had one evening for a nice Auburn dinner and a local resident suggested Monkey Cat. We had two of the dinner specials, lamb stew and blackened halibut with mango salsa. We shared the lettuce wedge salad, with red onions, tomatoes, bacon bits, and blue cheese dressing. Delicious, ample portions, and beautifully presented. The wine list was extensive with lots... More 

Thank Nancy S
Auburn, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Located in downtown Auburn, the Monkey Cat Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience for diners of all tastes. Their menu is varied and unique, but still offers a few comfort foods to their clientele. The lamb stew special was delicious. Although not an economy dining spot, one gets good value for the cost of the meal.

Thank hanabananaman
Grass Valley, California
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258 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My husband and I recently met a group of friends for dinner here. The service and food were excellent. The interior is comfortable, with an understated elegance. I had their seafood special for the evening; my sea bass was perfectly seasoned and prepared. My husband had a Thai seafood and fettucini dish. The sauce on this dish was light and... More 

Thank RJ748
Auburn, California
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Party of eight had a very nice evening and enjoyed a menu with some interesting offerings. Very much worth a visit to decide for yourself.

Thank Len T R
Roseville CA
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We have had lunch here at the monkey cat one time and decided to try it for dinner as we enjoyed lunch and again we were delighted with the service and the food. A nice atmosphere a small bar and a reasonable wine selection made for a great evening.

Thank JR2U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?