Recent renovations to this tavern across from Torresdale Station include a more formal Victorian dining room, and a spacious Key West-inspired outdoor patio known as the "Monkey Court." Don't worry: The restored turn-of-the-century bar hasn't gone anywhere, and you'll still find a wide-randing menu of easy pub food like loaded fresh-cut fries, alongside entrees that range from wasabi crabcakes to veal piccata.
I have eaten here three times, but I don't live closeby. Each time, the staff is so nice, which is good because a lot goes wrong at this place. Often, they are out of many items on the menu - sometimes the really common items like the monkey bread! Once I ordered fish and it didn't come with the really yummy sounding mango salsa sauce. OfAlso, they are often out of a huge amount of the bottled beers they have listed on thier menu. The redeeming qualities? The atmosphere is really cool and laid back. The staff is very friendly, attentive and apologetic. One time our server apologized as soon as we sat down, warning us that they were out of many items. The food you are able to get is good. The bar is beautiful and sitting outside is very nice. So all in all it's not a horrible experience. Because it is not a "fine dining" establishment, I go in with high expectations. I want a good beer and good food and Three Monkeys can give you that! Posted by Elizabeth: May. May 12th, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Our daughter introduced us to The Three Monkeys as she lives in Salem Harbour, which is around the corner from the restaurant. I think that the restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in the Northeast. The food is absolutely delicious, served attractively and the ambiance is eclectic, complete with French themed posters, crystal lamps, and, of course monkeys. The new added dining room is beautiful, compelte with a fireplace, elaborate wall paper and ceilings and private booths. Each time we've dined at The Three Monkey's the three of us chose different entrees and each were superb. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone for lunch or dinner. Haven't had breakfast there but our daughter said it was terrific, as well. Posted by Sandra: Apr. April 20th, 2009 at 1:38 PM