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Monika's Cafe Bar

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3290 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106-1151
+1 718-204-5273
07:00 - 23:00
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42 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Was there on Saturday for a brunch with friends. Apparently food was good but we all felt non so good for the rest of day. We had water, octopus, fried calamari and chicken wrap. Really bad feeling and hard digestion of the foo, in particular fried calamari. However I think atmosphere was good and bad is nice. Will never go... More 

Thank Giacomo V
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I keep coming back here for more than 10 years! Comfortable with fresh organic food always treats you with a smile! Great to seat outside also

Thank Ellopia
Astoria, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Monika's is an old favorite. This place is so cute and has outdoor seating. I usually get the mozzarella sandwich, which I LOVE, but this time I ordered the butternut squash salad. YUM. So fresh and tasty. Perfect for a summer afternoon. The frozen lemonade was super tart but good. The creme brûlée was sweet and topped with a little... More 

Thank Dmahoneynyc
New York, NY
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424 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We were visiting our young friends in Jackson Heights, and all five of us (including our friends' three year old boy) drove to this place in Astoria. They found a seat for us inside in no time and the food and drink were fine. My wife and I each had a steak salad, which was one of the best I... More 

Thank annbury
Long Island
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439 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Spent the morning looking at the Mad Men exhibit and wondered what would Don Draper do for lunch? We figured he would have a drink and a light lunch so we made our way to the Cafe Bar around the corner. They offer a large selection of draft beers that you don't usually find at most places, nice wine list... More 

Thank RoadMaven
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

I've come here a few times with friends for brunch. Their huevos rancheros are tasty and my fiance raves about any dish here that includes smoked salmon. Their service is good. I had a mix up once with my order but they were appologetic and quick to rectify the matter. I really like the seating options here and the whole... More 

Thank the-green-eyed-kri
New York City, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

A very pleasant and relaxed establishment with nice indoor and outdoor seating. Prices are reasonable and every item was delicious. The (complimentary) Table Water bottle is wonderful. This is the place to go when you want a casual but well served informal meal.

Astoria, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great food! reasonable prices but mix drinks are so-so (missing alcohol). My recommendation – just go with the beer or wine.

Thank ohtany
New Rochelle, New York
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

Each of us had a different dish for brunch. Each was excellent. Price was great, diverse crowd with a laid back feeling.

Thank Jaynyc2
New York City, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

This mediterranean influenced restaurant is in my neighborhood and is my go to place to take friends and family when they come to visit. The food is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. They also serve great mixed drinks. This place is fun all around.

Thank Kati K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3290 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106-1151
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-204-5273

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