The Monroe

4.7
170 reviews
$30 and under
American
Opening in May 2021 in Creative Village, downtown Orlando, The Monroe Food + Drink will be a destination, featuring several multi-use spaces including a stylish lounge, elegant semi-private dining room, backyard patio, coffee shop, and cocktail bar. Whether grabbing a quick drink with friends for happy hour or enjoying a multi-course Chef's tasting, The Monroe will offer an exemplary dining experience. The menu highlights Chef Josh's unique twists on modern comfort fare, presenting an accommodating menu of shareable small plates, entrees, and nostalgic childhood desserts. Menu favorites include fried chicken, cheddar biscuits, grilled St. Louis ribs, and watermelon-basil salad complimented by a focused cocktail, wine, and beer program. The coffee bar, located at the front of the dining room, will be open 7am-3pm to offer espresso, cold brew, iced tea, and grab-and-go breakfast pastries.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Server was obviously sad/mad and was un interested in serving us. Extremely poor service. But everything else was great!

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vipFoodie4Life
Orlando
167 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and cool vibes. Our server James was awesome. The cocktails were delicious. The food was good, not what you would expect. Menu was small and unexciting. Overall a good experience. Wish the food lived up to the expectation. Will try again.

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JimS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Monroe is a great addition to Downtown Orlando. Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Go now and enjoy watching the surrounding Creative Village take shape.

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vipJudy
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I both split the mushroom appetizer and each had a fried-chicken basket that came with two sides and homemade honey-biscuit all for $19. He declared that The Monroe now is new favorite downtown restaurant.

The vibe is young and energetic, but the food is basically comfort with a touch of Southern. In our 70s, we were the oldest people in the restaurant but felt right at home anyway. The large side doors were open, and we sat next to them to avoid being too close to anyone and enjoy the air circulating. All was good.

The service was friendly and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

A beautiful restaurant! We had never been before and were excited to try out a different spot. Our service was great. We got anything we asked for and felt well attended to. The food, however, was disappointing. Everything we ordered had either no salt all or WAY too much. The pastrami corn dogs were so greasy that it killed our appetite. There was a pool of oil on my plate from my chicken sandwich. Our drinks were fantastic. We probably caught the kitchen staff on a bad night as we have heard great things and it seems like the restaurant has great potential.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience all round! Highly want to go again next time I’m in town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ashley was great, very attentive. Gave great recommendations. Had minor issue with the food, Ashley worked to correct it quickly.

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BradK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique twist on some foods. Everything was delicious. Great service.

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cje1
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, and wow, the atmosphere is amazing! The device was great, and we loved the fried chicken. Will definitely recommend to friends. I loved the cucumber salad, too! And, those who had Mac and cheese loved that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful space.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, the food and drinks were fantastic!Our waiter James was so great!!! We went for my wife’s 27 birthday and they printed happy 27 birthday on our menus, never had anything like that before and she got a bday shot! Highly recommend this place.

The friend chicken plate is perfection.

MC
MaddieC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best new restaurants in Orlando! Love it

JW
vipJamesW
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service

CY
ChristineY
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The loaded baked potato soup was flavorful and a perfect sized portion. Also enjoyed the pork and beef ragu!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great place and food is good but service is a little slow and the staff isn’t the friendliest.

OA
OutAndAbout
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, vibe. Food was delicious Beef and Pork Ragu, Steak Tips, and Burger were delicious. Frito appetizer was wonderful.

MG
MichelleG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was amazing from food, service to ambiance. We will certainly be back.

PC
vipPalmCoastVisitor
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our daughter was on leave from the Army. We took her to the Monroe before a concert at Amway. Beautifully decorated. Great selection of drinks & foods. Excellent server, James. There is a coffee bar, conversation areas, outdoor dining. Great location.

JL
JoyL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect spot for brunch. Food was great and service was friendly. I loved the decor inside - super cute!

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vipmarky
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Food was flavorless.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend! We loved the menu!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met up for lunch with a friend, very nice experience.

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MadisonW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. Incredible service. Incredible atmosphere. Laid back while still feeling high class. Will be returning!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls night out!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best place in Orlando. The interior decor is so beautiful. The staff members, the waiter and the waitress, espectacular!!!! Great location and food.

There are some games and a beautiful bar.

I will come back every time I in Orlando.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dining experience. Lovely establishment and fantastic food and drink!

DC
vipDaphneC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!

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kristenm
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing spot! Great coffee, great food and it’s so cute inside. Perfect for a date at any time of day!

DB
vipDamnitBennett
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Monroe went out of their way to may our anniversary special. Thank you again, James our server was fantastic and the food was legendary. We’ll be back for sure.

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None
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The vegetarian items were slightly unusual and a little heavy. I would say this is more of a rich food/meaty place.

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vipRobJ
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time eating here at the Monroe. Another great experience. We had asked for a specific time to be able to leave and all of the food came out in perfect timing and we were able to make it to our show, Even though we were a party of seven!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Monroe is such a pretty place. Service and food was great!

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vipTHEGRINCH
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Great location, interesting and tasty craft cocktails & local brews, contemporary American menu (hot chicken done right, frito pie!), reasonable prices. BUT, whoever designed the room failed to take into account that when you put a lively, fun bar in the same room as your sit-down diners, and fail to add any acoustic treatment to your concrete floors and walls, you kill any chance of your guests being able to have a conversation. I actually measured the sound levels (we were on the opposite end of the place from the bar), and they were peaking at 100+ db. Crazy! I know “totally open” concept is the latest craze in architecture, but there is an easy fix to this epic fail. Call an acoustician in, ASAP!

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alexa
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

arrived to our 730pm reservation at 728 and were greeted with a smile & seated by 730! our server was at the table with water within 5 mins and was very knowledgeable of the menu with suggestions and a friendly demeanor. the food was delicious, perfect portions and flavor. DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE COCKTAILS ! must try the "bow and arrow" we will def be back.

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Jaime
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for my mom's birthday, and they had printed custom menus with her name on them. She was so delighted. Our server was Benjamin and he was absolutely fantastic. So attentive, quick, and knowledgeable about the menu. He took extra time to write down all the vegetarian options and explained them all in great detail. When my sisters weren't sure what kind of drink they wanted he recommended a delicious blueberry cocktail. I haven't even mentioned the food. The duck was moist and flavorful. The steak was cooked perfectly and tasted outstanding. The Country Ragu was rich and flavorful. We each enjoyed our meals wholly. It was overall one of the best dining experiences we've had as a family. I would sit at Benjamin's table time and time again.

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience all-around! Our server, Joey, was prompt, knowledgeable, and fun.
The food was delish!

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vipCatherineH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time!

JL
vipJayLo
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food, great cocktails, and amazing service!

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SuzanneT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 8 enjoyed great food and service! The atmosphere is perfect for a cocktail at the bar or lounge area or a seated dinner! I recommend the fried chicken which was outstanding! Real comfort food!

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ellesqaured
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

2nd visit, tried a different entree and added a salad. Very happy, tasty food, trendy environment, servers seem genuinely happy and excited about the product too. Will be back!

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The Monroe is rated 4.7 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.