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Monaco - 22 Reviews - 421 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY - Middle Eastern Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 873-3100


421 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3100
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my family and I ate here the other night. i had the best flank steak I`ve had in along time. my brother had the black linguini with seafood and spicy tomato sauce was exellent al...



the best food in the upper west side 2/29/2012

my family and I ate here the other night. i had the best flank steak I`ve had in along time. my brother had the black linguini with seafood and spicy tomato sauce was exellent also. my whole family was very happy with what they got. the service was exellent . the prices was very`s a good place to eat.check it out and don`t listen to the negative review more

best brunch and dinner 2/26/2012

I have been to monaco for brunch and dinner several times and it always been great. I always get banana nut pancakes and my wife usally get salad with nova scottia smoked salmon which comes with really good warm potato pancakes and sour cream on top she always been very happy with her choices too. the coffee is really good. we' ve been to monaco twice for dinner. the first time I had special Rissotto with wild mushrooms and grilled shrimp on top. that was amazing. the second time i got lamb tagine with chickpeas onion raisin sauce.was very tasty exellent food. I also really like the atmosphere it's adorable and cozy! more



Fast n delicious brunch! 3/26/2011

This place does a great brunch! And the dinner menu looks really good, too. I'm going to go back to try the lamb tagine for sure! more

nice place 3/24/2011

Wonderful place! I visited recently with my wife and our two children for brunch and had a great experience. They were very accommodating since we had children and even brought them things to color. Also the food is spectacular! I had the egg white omelette and my wife had the Moroccan eggs benedit my childrens order strawberry nut pancake -- all was delicious! more

upper west side gem 4/9/2010

I've been living in the upper west side for years and Monaco is my favorite place in the neighborhood. It's changed a lot over the years, the food has gotten better and better, the decor is colorful but not overwhelming. The cafe is a fantastic place to hang out! My favorite dish is the lamb tagine, with raisins and onions and couscous. Definitely worth a trip. Pros: great food, great location more

great food & service 10/14/2009

When I first walked in I really liked the atmosphere I ordered the Greek Salad with Chicken. It was very good! Pretty big size too! My friend ordered the Kobe burger which was a perfect burger! One of the best I've had in a long time! The service was very good! Very friendly! Very nice Monaco Pros: best food Cons: nice services more

Hidden Gem 10/8/2009

I was walking down Amsterdam Ave looking at menus for someplace to eat. The menu looked good but not great and as I was about to walk to the next restaurant I heard some amazing music so I decided to get a drink. Boy am I glad I did. The music was outstanding! So I ordered a couple of appetizers and was knocked off my feet. I was expecting fried calamari and was pleasantly surprised with a wonderful plate of grilled calamari with a white been salad. Remarkably similar to a dish I had in Nice that my wife and I absolutely loved! It was perfectly cooked (my mouth is still watering) just delicious. Now for the criticism - the waiter was a travesty. He was just told us he was a comic and procedded to tell bad joke after bad joke. Hey just leave us alone and let me enjoy my food. To the point that another waitress excused him from the table. For such a great hidden gem I hope the owners read this and get rid of this guy. You have a great spot don't let this shmuck ruin it. A guy like this can destroy a business. Pros: Hummas and outstanding calamari - great jazz! Cons: obnoxious waiter more

AMAZING FOOD! 3/6/2009

a friend toldme to go to MONACO after he had dinner - i live on the east side and went allthe way to the west side to see what he is talking about with my friends. more

Simple, but quite good 10/21/2006

For a neighborhood place, they've got really good food. An interesting menu, some nice appetizers, and tasty main courses. I particularly enjoyed the chicken tagine, which I would go back for anytime. Pros: Simple and tasty Cons: A touch expensive for what it is. more

nice corner 4/8/2006

nice corner place with med. flavours and cute waitresses. I will go back for the atmosphere. more

Feels like home (without the parental criticism) 10/22/2005

My wife and I happened upon this local eatery when we first moved to NYC. It's been one or our favorite restaurants ever since. Great food, very attentive and pleasant staff - and pleasant atmosphere make this an enjoyable haunt for a nice brunch, an afternoon of cocktails or a romantic dinner. Highly recommend the hummus starter with moracan cigars (goat cheese rolled in crushed pine nuts wrapped in roasted eggplant). Then a saba salad (apple, walnuts, cranberries, zesty honey dressing). Staff is great and if you go more than 1-2 a month they will remember you like an old friend. Pros: great food, reasonable prices, pleasant staff/atmosp Cons: no shade for patio more

Good for Breakfast/Brunch Date 8/10/2005

It's been a while, but I strongly recommend the restaurant for its tasty brunches. Though I already knew the place, when my date took me there it was casual enough but tasty with its upper west side ny atmosphere. Was looking for a photo, and this link came up in google so decided to write a view. The brunch and a short walk was definitely a plus but not too made up for his smoothness.¢½ more

User review by gindi 7/4/2005

i love monaco,for it's food,and friendly stuff,i love humus with mushrooms,frute de mari with seefood!!!love the musik and atmosphere.!!!!! more

My fav. restaurant in the UWS 6/28/2005

I absolutely love this place. In the past couple months I've been there about ten times. The restaurant has a great feel to it, and the food is delicious. My husband always gets the chicken tajine (sp?) which is amazing. I mix it up a little more. I've a couple of their chicken dishes, one of their lamb dishes, and a couple of their pastas. Everything I've had was great (though the lamb couscous could've been better). The service is just as good as the food. I highly recommend this place. Pros: Reasonable prices, GREAT food Cons: sometimes hot inside more

UWS ""Best Neighborhood Resto"" Contender 3/8/2005

I've been to Monaco a couple of times. The first time, I was blown away by the Chicken Penne pasta and the fresh home-made bread thats served before the orders come. I was craving for the Chicken Penne for a long time after that, and so I went and ordered it for lunch, but the chicken was not fresh and the bread was tough too. I went back for the third time and although the bread wasn't as fresh as the first time I had it, the Chicken Penne was back to its original quality. I highly recommend their prix-fixe menu srevd 'til 7PM everyday ($18.95). The service was awesome and the music was good too. I could keep on coming back for more! Pros: Service, Good value for money, food Cons: Consistency more

Delicious food, great service 6/19/2004

There are a lot of restaurants on the UWS that look like Monaco, so it took us a while to eat there. I wish we'd tried it sooner. We started with brunch- great omlets, and we split a bowl of potato-leek soup. Last night we went for dinner with a friend, brought the dog, and sat on the patio. My girlfriend and I split the black linguini, which was unusually prepared and delicious. The service was exceptional on both of our visits. Even the dog enjoyed it. This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Pros: Friendly service, Good food, No waiting more

Great Atmosphere and fairly inexpensive 5/21/2004

We were walking on the UWS tonight and stumbled into this place...What a pleasure. We were promptly seated outside and from the minute we stepped in, the waitstaff was wonderful. I found the meals to be priced fairly and the quality was good. 2 meals, 2 drinks and an appetizer was $71.00 with tip which isn't too bad. Pros: Friendly waitstaff, good food, great drinks more

Ho Hum 1/11/2004

Nice, simple decor, nice-looking waitstaff and bartender, large menu with Mediterranean and Italian fare. Around five vegetarian items on menu. Food was inoffensive, somewhat bland. House red wine was too sweet. Prices were steep, entrees $12-$20. Good local place to meet with a small group of friends, but don't go out of your way or try to impress a date here. Pros: No waiting, Nice decor Cons: Expensive more

Kick back 3/20/2003

Was walking around the area looking for a place to eat with my boyfriend early afternoon on Sunday. We just happened to find this place and it was great. Outside seating is nice, service is great, prices are very reasonable for quality of food and the food is fresh and well prepared. We could have stayed there all day kicking back and enjoying the rays ( and their yummy mimosas! ). Pros: great service, great price Cons: very little shade more
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  • Upper West Side Mediterranean restaurant with outdoor seating, brunch, lunch and dinner.

  • 3/1/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Tuesday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Wednesday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Thursday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Friday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Sunday 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Upper West Side, Midtown