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The Monroe, Orlando, FL

The Monroe

4.7
4.7
375 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Opening in May 2021 in Creative Village, downtown Orlando, The Monroe 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, pastrami corndogs, grilled St. Louis ribs, and the buttermilk fried chicken salad complimented by a focused cocktail, wine, and beer program. The coffee bar, located at the front of the dining room, will be open 9am-3pm to offer espresso, cold brew, iced tea, and grab-and-go breakfast pastries.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 734-2103

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Oakley

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to our Marketing and Events Director: makaela@goodsaltgrp.com for more information regarding private or semi-private events at The Monroe.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Cross street

    Terry Ave and Amelia St

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in the vicinity. Public parking is available in the Union West garage located across the street at 610 Federal St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 375 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

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  • Orlando

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  1. MO

    MekaO

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friends and I enjoyed our brunch. The Monroe famous fried chicken with watermelon salad, fries and biscuit was amazing. Everything was seasoned to perfection. The sweet potato latte was delightful. I will return with family members soon.
  2. JW

    JosW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Overall my experience was okay. We got the St. Louis ribs as our appetizer and it was amazing. For our entree, we ordered the fried chicken, and you can imagine our confusion when our waitress brought out chicken tenders instead. Apparently the kitchen ran out of the fried chicken so they substituted for chicken tenders instead, which I would have been more okay with had our waitress let us know they ran out. She didn't tell us they ran out and had we known we would have ordered something different. I did try the tenders though because there wasn't anything else on the menu I really wanted, and they were pretty unseasoned and a bit dry.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Went for magical dining. Some of us participated in the magical dining menu and some of us ordered from regular menu. All the food was excellent! Service was a bit slow with drinks but our server was very nice. Great ambiance. Overall great experience!
  4. T

    Trigger

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I requested a quiet table due to a very delicate situation. The Monroe accommodated my request beautifully. My guest has celiac and needed gluten-free options. They delivered! We had two servers that were positively charming.
  5. KC

    KeithC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I'm a regular diner here and always find the menu choices great Would like more IPA options Rachel is the best!!!
  6. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was great! A hidden gem! Rachel, our server, was lovely and made the experience that much better.
  7. DT

    DavidT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Southern style food. All the food tasted authentically home made. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was genuine! Make a reservation! Well worth it!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb good, beautiful interior, easy access and superb service. Unanimous view that the grits, salad, chicken and waffles and mushroom hash were terrific. Fried chicken is unique, light and savory.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burger was great. Hummus great. Cheese cake awesome.
  10. JA

    JoseA

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. The pineapple upside down dessert was delicious.
  11. CB

    ChrisB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, atmosphere food quality. Thank You. Rachael and Molly are Awesome!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Booked a table rather quickly on a Thursday night. We were from out of town and headed to a concert. When we walked in, I was struck by how nice the place looked. There was obviously some thought out into the decor. The other thing that struck me was the volume of the noise. This place is loud. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. There is a nice bar that does have some high end spirits. I had a Monkey 47 gin and tonic, which is not a brand you find in most places. The menu is comparatively small, but we’ll thought out. For apps, we had the pork belly and the frito pie. Good southern staples. Both were very good. I had the Orlando Hot Chicken sandwich. Obviously a take on a Memphis dish, but with a little twist. The chicken was perfectly crunchy and juicy. The sauce was very good and the fries that came on the side were done very well. Not extremely pricey either. A full meal for four was right at $200. Not bad for a dinner and drinks in a new, upscale place. Overall, I would eat there again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebración de cumpleaños
  14. CB

    ChanceB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, and the music was at the perfect level
  15. KN

    KatjaN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Food was unfortunately not enjoyable- overcooked salmon for two guests, over cooked edamame. Another meal sub par as well. Only one meal was great.
  16. RR

    Ready2Retire

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great. The restaurant was incredibly loud. Food was good.
  17. s

    stevindc

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Food was tasty, great night out
  18. F

    Fitz

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very nice relaxed ambience. Good happy hour prices and drinks. Salad was a bit over-salted. Would definitely go again soon.
  19. OF

    OrlandoFoodConnoiseur

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time dining in one week. My first server was Rachel and this evening Joe was our server. Both were exceptional in service and attention to detail. Rachel is kind, gracious and attentive but not overly so, just perfect. She made excellent recommendations and took exceptional care of us. Joe is equally attentive and gracious. Joe’s demeanor is one of welcoming and warm hospitality. He took wonderful care of us. We had the hummus, the onion dip, the Frito Pie, basil watermelon salad and the chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious and fresh. Each dish was enough to share but not too much food that it felt wasteful. To drink we had the Txakoli and the B&B’s Knees Gin Cocktail. The cocktails are craft, fresh ingredients and served in delicate glassware that remind you of your grandmother’s china cabinet. The wine list is also thoughtfully curated and I like that there is Biodynamic farmed wines on the menu. The vibe is boho chic and the west I4 location is convenient. There isn’t a bad table in the place. Be sure to request Rachel or Joe for your server.
  20. JA

    JulianaA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all the stuff went beyond to make us feel like home
  21. LM

    LarryM

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like the place. I hate saying it's a hidden gem, but every time I go, there's not a lot of people there. Maybe I go during off hours? The bar is amazing, they make a great jalapeño margarita, and the ambience inside is really spectacular. We always eat from the happy hour menu because we just go to the bar, but I look forward to scheduling dinner there soon for the family. A word to the restaurant, is that maybe they want to partner with Orlando City Soccer? They're really close to the stadium, and open at 5:00, whereas the stadium doesn't open until 6:30, so it would make a great pregame happy hour/bar meet up. Maybe they do now, but I'm in Orlando City Soccer season ticket member, and I've never received any communication from them.
  22. DH

    DebraH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James our server was excellent. All wait staff professional and efficient. Interior is lovely yet a little too loud with the music.
  23. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and amazing food. Can't wait to go back.
  24. LB

    LynneB

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious with a beautiful presentation. Side salad was crispy and cold. Hamburger was big and juicy. A whisper of spice which I don’t really care for! Husbands ribs were too spicy hot to eat.My son loved the fried chicken sandwich. Cheese cake dessert top notch. Our server was accommodating and attentive. I would give it 5 stars but for the spicy food .
  25. GL

    GregL

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Monroe is a great visual restaurant with a lively atmosphere. The service was excellent (hats off to Rachel!) and the food excellent. We had the Pastrami Corndog (amazing), the Orlando Hot Chicken Sandwich (the hot and sour cucumber slaw gave the sandwich incredible zing) and the Beef Bolognese, which was just was placed on the menu the previous night. It was outstanding and the pasta noodles were definitely made fresh that day. We also ordered two Monroe Spritz drinks, but were slightly disappointed when we tried to order them again and we were told they were unavailable for the remainder of the night. Also, although I requested the Swan Room on the OpenTable app, we were placed in the standard dining room area as there was a large party in the Swan Room. Overall, a very good evening at The Monroe with the food being exceptional.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Aniversary celebration
  27. A

    Arielle

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant group and affiliate Reyes. I enjoy the modem and elevated American fare, as well as the ambience and decor.
  28. BR

    BrandyReview

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We went on a Friday night, and it was lively. Great music and modern boho design. We love all the plants! I had the beet salad - don't do it! It was too salty and overly dressed, which made it inedible. They remade it, but it still was not very tasty. My date had the porkchop and that was DELICIOUS. Cocktails were decent and the service was superb! I would go back and order something else.
  29. KS

    KimS

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    James AND the food were wonderful. We don’t go out often so we have great expectations when we do. We weren’t disappointed.
  30. P

    Poom22

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    my pork chop was tasty yet it had way too much fat for me. i would expect a better quality of meat for the price. the roasted potatoes were well done yet who can’t make a good roasted potato? I’m not sure their chef is trying to get a new level. unless they want to keep a few dishes to make the restaurant cost efficient the cheesecake did live up to the hype. the filling was creamy and rich. the crust was just ok. it tasted like a new york style cheesecake. delicious! our server was not very friendly. im not sure if she was tired. the style of restaurant they are creating she didn’t fit in at that restaurant. i would call this place fine dining. her waitress skills were the same as an applebees. we had a runner wait on us toward the end who was excellent. she gave me the service of a fine dining restaurant
  31. G

    Gatorgal

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the kielbasa app, the fried chicken, the Mac and cheese and the cheesecake. Our waitress Ariel was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. It was such a fun night out. We chose a cocktail to start out the night and both were delicious. Will be back!
  32. F

    Foodietwo

    Orlando

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night! We love The Monroe. Excellent food, awesome service!
  33. P

    Punkyb

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Monroe! Great atmosphere, great food, great service, not super loud, great drinks. Great time! Did I mention it’s great?! :)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance and decor. Expected better from the food. Overall ok for lunch
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. Attentive staff and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend the fried chicken platter.
  36. EA

    EATLIKECHRIS

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful dining experience at MONROE. The only misstep was the hostess and check-in procedure. We arrived promptly at 5:45 pm for our reservation. I approached the hostess stand and notified them that our party was here. I sat down in the lounge area and waited. I then got a text asking me to confirm my reservation so I replied that I was already at the restaurant. No one came to seat us. I waited until 6:05 and approached the hostess stand again...a different hostess was there. I was slightly abrupt when I mentioned we had been sitting unattended for 20 minutes. She was dismissive and rude saying..."we sent you text".. to which I said that I replied I was ALREADY at the restaurant. Shortly afterwards we were seated at a lovely table and greeted by James. He was so full of personality and good energy. He was engaging and friendly and made some nice food recommendations. All of the selections were delicious. The best part was he surprised us with a huge piece of the PERFECT CHEESECAKE...totally "complimentary" and that was a really nice gesture. The dessert was light and creamy and not too sweet...we will certainly be back again!
  37. KD

    KatiaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food, service and ambiance was perfect. Do yourself a favor and order the fried chicken Yumm!! Love that they have happy hour until 7 and even on Saturdays. Absolutely loved it!
  38. TW

    TaylorW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Will definitely be coming again
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience at this restaurant was superb. The decor/ ambiance is so warm and beautiful, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious! Would recommend 100 times over!
  40. SX

    SoutoXS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Received amazing recommendations. Drinks were on point. Fried chicken was legit the best I've ever had. Towards the end of our time there they regretfully had to ask us to move to accommodate a much larger party that wasn't supposed to be there for a while, but they ASKED us if we wouldn't mind moving AND gave us complimentary drinks for the inconvenience. Server was attentive and knowledgable and the place is cool AF. I live on the East Side south of UCF but I'd make the trek over there again to try more things!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Monroe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 734-2103.

The Monroe is rated 4.7 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Monroe

448 N Terry Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Terry Ave and Amelia St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in the vicinity. Public parking is available in the Union West garage located across the street at 610 Federal St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Oakley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 734-2103

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to our Marketing and Events Director: makaela@goodsaltgrp.com for more information regarding private or semi-private events at The Monroe.

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