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The Monroe, Orlando, FL

The Monroe

4.8
4.8
339 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.

Make a reservation

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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. EA

    EATLIKECHRIS

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  2. KD

    KatiaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  4. 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!
  5. NA

    NaaraA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with friendly and attentive staff. The food was amazing! Specially their hot chicken sandwich and desserts! Not noisy at all yet you can feel vibe. Cannot wait to be back!
  6. a

    anoellea

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent date night! Our food was wonderful, drinks delicious, and Joe's service was top-notch! We will be back for sure.
  7. m

    monre

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    waited 7 minutes to be seated, the waitress was very short and one word answered everything. Hospitality is a hard business especially these days however if you don't like your job quit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at The Monroe. The food and service were both exceptional. A wonderful date night. I even came back the same week to take my mom for lunch and she agreed it was incredible
  9. QS

    QueenSultana

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance.
  10. TV

    TV4020

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is ok but the ambiance was nice and lively. Service was excellent. The fried chicken plate was great. The main reason for going to The Monroe was to walk around Creative Village.
  11. AS

    AliciaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambiance was top-tier. Everyone loved their food. The only thing lacking was the attention from our server initially. We ordered mimosas bottles, but we received our appetizers first. So we were sitting 10+ mins without even a drink, which was disappointing. Other than that it was a great place and I will visit again. Also, my friend pointed out that the menu is limited so make sure to check it out for your preference.
  12. SP

    ScottP

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place!!! James our sever, was amazing! The service was so good. The food was innovative, fresh and exciting. The ambience is top! Highly recommend!
  13. RG

    RebeccaG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. I was impressed by the quality of food and the ambiance if the atmosphere.
  14. ES

    EricS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great place, great food, service and value. We are recommending this place to everyone and can’t wait to go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Fun waiter, great food, good drinks and excellent atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the overall experience but had some issues with the good. Three of us ordered the pork chop entree and ended up sending it back. Too large, too fatty and inedible. The corn appetizer was nothing special either. We did like the mushroom appetizer the ribs, and the desserts were great. I’d definitely return but not order the pork chop!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Drinks and service are all very good The only negative is the restaurant is loud
  18. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful space, food was delicious and the service was very pleasant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crispy mushroom (appetizer) was so great and very yummy. Our server is well known about menu and very helpful for us.
  20. TR

    TheRev

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't go wrong with the Hot Orlando Chicken sandwich or the fried chicken plate with the watermelon basil salad.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Date spot we are from out of town so picked a random place and it didn’t disappoint. The Chicken Sandwich was legit and the Ribs for appetizer were also good. The server was also helpful and very welcoming.
  22. TM

    ToniaM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family’s first visit was excellent. Our server matched my husband’s wit and kept the great energy going. The fried chicken and macaroni and cheese were sinfully delicious. Our young adult children enjoyed the pork chops with roasted potatoes and the scallop campanelle. We will definitely visit again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was 2nd to none from when we walked in and we’re immediately seated on time. Our waitress Ashley was very smart in answering our questions and our food choices, there was also the young lady that was helping her which deserve a nice tip as I hope they shared because we tipped over 20%☺️. The steak was perfect and the way I asked for it and the scallop pasta was better than expected, the ribs we picked for our appetizer made us feel like we were in Kansas City🔥. God willing we will frequent The Monroe.
  24. SM

    SydneyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AWESOME!!!!! First time here!!! What a gem!!!! Ash took excellent care of us!!! The fried chicken is an absolute MUST!!!!!!! Out of this world!!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!!
  25. GA

    GennyA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Table service outstanding, food really good and cocktails delicious. Hostess stand, lots of confusion about my reservation. I made through open table and they could not find my reservation, i showed the hostess my OpenTable booking. She advised me they were fully booked and could not accommodate me because they could not find me. They told me to find a high top, we did and Rachel who served us was a joy. After 30 mins we text our friend if they were close to the Monroe, she was already there and had been for 30mins, she was sat in the main dining area. When she arrived she let the hostess know she was as joining me, they sat her as the first to arrive from our table! Lots of unnecessary confusion. Food and wonderful service made up for hostess/manager mix up!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and ambiance. Our server James was fantastic, very warm and friendly. Everyone was great and we can’t wait to go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’re from out of town and absolutely loved this spot. Worth the stop. Ambiance was amazing and service was good. Loved our food too!
  28. RR

    RyanR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance inside, great food, service, and espresso. Mushrooms had great flavor and the fried chicken was moist and flavorful. Looking forward to going back.
  29. JH

    JennH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is truly a vibe. I cannot wait to go back already. I love that you can dress up or down and still be dressed appropriately.
  30. JR

    JonR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is cooked super well and the drinks we got were really good too
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Good ambiance
  32. J

    Julie366

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding. Great service. Amazing sides. Will definitely go back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Monroe! Who would’ve thought we’d say “best fried chicken ever!” here?! But, they aren’t joking when they give you the whole pitch of how great it is. Great ambiance, fantastic service and fun drinks — perfect to celebrate a 21st birthday! 😋
  34. CC

    CarltonC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Atmosphere is amazing!! Place is designed well and in great location. Menu is very limited, items on menu were either unavailable or not as described. Food was bland and overall underwhelming in tatse.
  35. SS

    StewS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go to the Monroe it will be worth the trip. Great food great atmosphere great staff
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fried chicken in Orlando, and the drinks are amazing. Love this place!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent and the ambiance was awesome, I will go again!
  38. JK

    JKII

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a break from the Disney area and tried a farm to table spot in downtown or Orlando and The Monroe delivered it all! Our server was amazing, we loved the ambiance and every dish was tasty and well balanced!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday. The food was delicious and my drinks were awesome. Our service was great too.
  40. RS

    RickeyS

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Service was great too

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 is rated 4.8 stars by 339 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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