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Monkey Cat

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805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA (Cherry)
+1 530-888-8492
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We had one evening for a nice Auburn dinner and a local resident suggested Monkey Cat. We had two of the dinner specials, lamb stew and blackened halibut with mango salsa. We shared the lettuce wedge salad, with red onions, tomatoes, bacon bits, and blue cheese dressing. Delicious, ample portions, and beautifully presented. The wine list was extensive with lots... More 

Thank Nancy S
Auburn, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Located in downtown Auburn, the Monkey Cat Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience for diners of all tastes. Their menu is varied and unique, but still offers a few comfort foods to their clientele. The lamb stew special was delicious. Although not an economy dining spot, one gets good value for the cost of the meal.

Thank hanabananaman
Grass Valley, California
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253 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

My husband and I recently met a group of friends for dinner here. The service and food were excellent. The interior is comfortable, with an understated elegance. I had their seafood special for the evening; my sea bass was perfectly seasoned and prepared. My husband had a Thai seafood and fettucini dish. The sauce on this dish was light and... More 

Thank RJ748
Auburn, California
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Party of eight had a very nice evening and enjoyed a menu with some interesting offerings. Very much worth a visit to decide for yourself.

Thank Len T R
Roseville CA
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We have had lunch here at the monkey cat one time and decided to try it for dinner as we enjoyed lunch and again we were delighted with the service and the food. A nice atmosphere a small bar and a reasonable wine selection made for a great evening.

Thank JR2U
Auburn, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Food, drinks, ambiance, and service always great for a fun birthday celebratory lunch with my gal pals. Last time, our server, Beth, was exceptionally friendly, knew we wanted to chat, take our time and gave us thoughtful service. We will look for her at our next celebration!

Thank 912carolake
Auburn, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have eaten both lunch and dinner at this restaurant in the charming City of Auburn, CA. Every meal I have enjoyed there has been fine. The menu selection is always interesting! The servers are attentive. The lemon cake is worth the trip! Check hours and days of operation as some days they do not serve lunch.

Thank GrandmaJEB
Sonoma County, California
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Visiting Auburn for a few days. Friends recommended Monkey Cat. So, review is based on one visit only. Had reservations, and were seated promptly. Service was good, though there was a considerable amount of time between delivering the appetizers and taking the order for dinner. We had a theater date and thought we left enough time to get there. We... More 

1 Thank George B
Auburn, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is more or less one of Auburn's upscale restaurants. We have eaten at Monkey Cat on several occasions and have never been disappointed with the food. The staff were very attentive too.

1 Thank Char B
Grass Valley, California
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198 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My sister and friend and I went here for lunch after a stressful morning, and so even though it was a little early we all decided to have a cocktail (11:30 - but 5 O'clock somewhere!) The drinks were generously poured (no watered down money pits here) and well designed. The food was good quality and cooked perfectly. Nice portions,... More 

1 Thank Jennifer G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-8492
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?