Saturday, January 02, 2010

3 MONKEY'S PUB & GRUB - Minneapolis

3 Monkey's Pub & Grub is located on the north end of “Eat Street” in the space once occupied by Bali. The new eatery (owned by 3 brothers...hence 3 monkeys) underwent a minor fluff – the Balinese red is now lime green, splashes of tropical green from an array of floor plants, a ½ wall around the register & service area near the kitchen and 12 flat screen TVs. Are 12 more TV screens in addition to the one that was already above the bar really necessary?

TC and I decided to start our evening with B3W’s (beer battered buffalo chicken wings) that were tossed in a spicy sauce. Perfect - Crispy and moist with the right amount of heat left behind. There are 3 other sauces to choose from: these include Asian sesame, BBQ and mild buffalo.

We chose burgers for dinner. 3 Monkey's uses Black Angus beef in their juicy burgers. The burgers arrived slightly charred, a touch of pink in the center and a generous side of kettle chips. Just the way I like it! They offer the usual toppings of lettuce, tomato and onion, but there’s an extra charge. This is the first burger joint I can recall that charges extra for the garden. Odd?

3 Monkey's menu has a nice selection of appetizers, salads, burgers, pizza, pasta and desserts. The friendly service is attentive; however, one suggestion . . .let your guests remove their jackets, actually sit down and relax a moment before asking if we want something to drink. It is difficult to read a menu wearing gloves. The staff was still too new to answer questions about the menu and what vodkas are poured. Hopefully, this will come with more experience.

“Eat. Drink. Be Monkey.” is their catchy slogan. A very casual & tasty eatery; I’ll wait a few weeks before I return, but I’ll return.

Mmm… Mmm…





$ 10

$$ 20

$$$ 30

$$$$ 40+


+ Stop bothering me!

++ Anyone here?

+++ Stopped when in the area.

++++ As needed and friendly.

+++++ Invisibly perfect!


& “One visit too many!”

&& “Convince me!”

&&& “I’ll be back!”

&&&& “Same table next week!”