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Funky Monkey Wine Company *

Stylish wine bar, with a twist
Wine, dine and enjoy the eclectic crowd at Funky Monkey. Owned and operated by the directors of The Tasters Guild Orlando, the largest wine and food appreciation society in America; menu changes regularly.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, $$$ - Moderate, Cafe / Bistro

9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 418-9463
Mon - Thur 12Noon - 10 PM Fri & Sat 12Noon - 11 PM Sun 5 PM - 10 PM


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    June 8, 2014 via foursquare

  •   Chef Gordon Ramsay HELP
    lawdam ·

    September 21, 2013

    September 20, 2013 Friday night at 7:00 pm went to the Funky Monkey Wine Company on Mills for Magic dining, What a total disappointment Years ago this place was great but now I’ll be surprised if they’re still in business a year from now. I have no one to blame but myself because about 6 months ago I saw one of these Groupon deal for this place and I thought they must be in trouble. Why else would they need to do a giveaway like that. Lets face it, meal deals are for new restaurants trying to get people in the seats but when you see a well established place trying to fill seats that way they are one step short of calling Chef Gordon Ramsay. Here’s what happened; besides there only being 4 full tables and the rest of the place empty on a Friday night at 7PM we ordered 2008 bottle of wine no presentation she just opened it and poured. My friend John said, ‘not as good as I remembered it’ looked at the bottle and it was a 2010. in wine 2 years makes a different. Then the food finally came (over an hour later). My fish was dry and overcooked. I took two bites out of it and told the server, she took it away and the manager came back and said your fish was fine, we tasted it and you’re not getting a new one or the old on either, here is your bill. I spent $35.00 for half an avocado appetizer and two bites of fish. I am not telling anyone not to go there but when you do “Remember it is own damn fault”
  •   Upscale Wine Bar in the Vi-Mi
    RichardsLifeCali ·

    June 9, 2013

    There are 2 locations. I went to the one on Mills Ave. located in the gay friendly Vi-Mi neighborhood, just down the street from their Funky Monkey Wine Vault, and the Orlando Gay/Lesbian Center. No parking lot but ample street parking. The interior is stylish, candles on each table, but friendly service keeps it from being pretentious. For a “wine bar”, they had few selections by the glass (white: 14, red: 8). And most of the bottles were expensive. I just had to order the appetizer called “monkey balls”. And although it had a creamy center it lacked much flavor – kind of high-end tator tots. But the duck breast was wonderful – tender, succulent, slightly sweet sauce. They only had 2 dessert wines, a sweet moscato and the one I choose – a caramel scented rose porto, which was thick and smooth – yummy. Not many gay/lesbian clientele, but not sure why. They would love to have you. This would be a great place to take a date, or a classy evening with friends, or an anniversary… something a notch above bars and happy hours…
  • orlndtheme was here

    February 10, 2013 via facebook

    exoticboy3 ·

    November 20, 2011

    I was going to be in Orlando with my boy friend ..... found this on the site and it looked interesting. The ownership and some staff might be gay ...... but all the patrons except us were not. Very straight/date oriented. The common parking lot shared with Bananas ( same ownership ) displayed a rainbow flag. Stylish looking - even though the acoustic tiles were painted black - good service. Big wine list - good choices , but not cheap. Had a large Sushi selection that we did not try. The rest of the food was trying to be too ambitious, and maybe at one time was good, but not anymore. All dishes were over descriptive with too many ingredients trying too hard to be creative. Everything we ate was ok, but missed the mark. Really not worth the money we spent. Maybe going to the more down scale Bananas would have been a better choice.
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