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Monkey Cat

805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
+1 530-888-8492
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (3 reviews)
“filet mignon” (5 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't know what all the hype is about for this place. Cool name but after that the food is average along with service, very dark and prices high. Has potential but needs work before we return.

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We revisited Monkey Cat in December and had another wonderful meal. The food is unique and the atmosphere is wonderful. There is something on the menu for everyone. Don’t miss a chance to visit this place and have a great meal.

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 5 of us that went to this restaurant to try it out.....we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the calamari (nice, but Il Fornaio has a better crunch), seafood pasta (on the sweet side of the Thai sauce, but very well done-a special), braised/stewed...More

Thank Archie A
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We traveled to the Sacramento area for Thanksgiving to visit our daughter. We didn’t want to spend the day cooking on a short trip and chose to make reservations at Monkey Cat in Auburn. Wow! What a fabulous decision. The atmosphere is so relaxing and...More

Thank travelvantx
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We eat fairly regularly at the Monkey Cat because the food is almost always very good, the service very good and it has a unique ambiance. The menu offers a wide variety of options, including soup, salads, vegetarian and dinners featuring chicken, beef, lamb, duck...More

Thank EcoLogic2
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great selections... the Filet Mignon is fantastic...the owner is GREAT!!! HE GREETS YOU AT THE DOOR... fantastic service... great location in Downtown !!!!

Thank jimpG5156ZX
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. We had heard of Monkey Cat from several friends, so we finally made the plunge with friends. A great idea! Decor is a bit funky and interesting. A draft IPA from Loomis Basin got me off to a great start...More

Thank Mark M
Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Monkey Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hi! Thanks so much for joining us. We actually do have Auburn breweries on draft as well. We currently carry Auburn Ale House, Crooked Lane & Knee Deep, as well a Loomis Basin. Our variety does changed from time to time. Thanks for your kind...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were recommended to have dinner her by our hotel. It was a good choice. The menu did not have any monkey or cat but, what it did have was great. My wife had a very nice cordon blue chicken and I have the sole....More

2  Thank Napamel
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I had lamb chops, spouse had filet mignon, both delicious. Salad, coffee, desert, $117. A bit pricey, compared to Bootlegger's, and the latter's food just as good.

1  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Located in "Downtown" Auburn (not to be confused with "Old Town" a mile or two away) this is a cool place for a slightly slick meal. We enjoyed the food and found the ambiance upscale and comfortable, albeit a tad pricy for value received. Overall,...More

Thank Sabern1
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Questions & Answers
1 January 2017|
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Hello! You can view our menu online on our website.
Ken S
31 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ashley R | Property representative |
Yes, we have a separate banquet room. It can seat up to 22 comfortably. If it's durning warmer weather we can open up our connecting patio to you as well for additional seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-4806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
  • E-mail
We have a large indoor dinning area, complete with bar & lounge. When the weather is nice, enjoy our outdoor patio. For larger groups, parties, business meetings and such we have a banquet room for rental throughout the whole year!
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