The dining room is wood-paneled with a formal feel, in contrast to Monk's big, popular bar that routinely serves full-course meals. If you want conversation, opt for the dining room; if you're out for a good time, head for the bar, where local, professional jazz players perform nightly. Monday nights can be hilarious when patrons are encouraged to take the mic and do a number.
Patrons are crazy for the Caribbean spiced shrimp appetizer--the biggest you'll ever find--served with fresh pineapple salsa. A recent menu addition is a grilled pork porterhouse with sun-dried cherry-apple chutney. Lamb lovers appreciate the perfectly turned-out racks. Pizzas take on woody flavors from the oven. The favored version here has a heavy pesto base over a thin crust, topped with artichokes, veggies and mozzarella.