Blue Monk | Buffalo, New York
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Blue Monk
World Class based on 48 ratings
Type: Restaurant

727 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York United States 14222 [ print map ]
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Blue Monk

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Beer Available At Blue Monk (arranged by most recent)
Local Option American Muscle 94, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 96, Dark Horse Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout 81, Ommegang Cooperstown Ale 89, Maine Beer Weez 99, Community Beer Works Frank 92, Bells Lager Beer 45, Victory Hop Ticket #3 Dry Hopped Pils 93, Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter 92, Dark Horse Where The Wild Things Macerate Raspberry 92, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth / Stone Collective Distortion IPA 96, Deus Brut des Flandres 97, Community Beer Works Singularity: Nugget , Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale 98, Bells Black Note Stout 100, Emelisse Espresso Stout 98, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 89, Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager 97, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 92
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48 reviews for Blue Monk
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  84%
 Value  74%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC  (28) , | December 3, 2013
Euro-heavy list, as befitting its name, but they still make room for western New York-brewed beers. (Just donít come here to drink more than one IPA.) Good food. Reasonable prices. The only drawbacks: The bathrooms are badly in need of an upgrade and the volume level (nothing but hard surfaces) makes conversation difficult-to-impossible.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ron  (48) Rochester, New York | November 14, 2013
A few of us stopped in a few days ago. My 3rd stop there. Large crowd inside since it was cold and could not use the outside seating. They have very friendly knowledgeable bartenders. We got our beers quickly. I noticed that the beer list on their website is not kept updated as they are at my favs in Rochester (Old Toad and Tap & Mallet) Still had some great beers though. A good time was had by all.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
totoro76  (9) , Spain | October 9, 2013| Updated March 17, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vince_T  (1) Whitby , Ontario | July 31, 2013
Great place, very knowledgeable staff with a terrific beer selection and super food.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | July 18, 2013
This was our lunch stop on our way back west on 7/7/13. Cool Belgian cafe environment. Service was adequate. Very good beer selection. We enjoyed Bon Chien 2011, Founderís Rubaeus, New England Gandhi-Bot and Community Beerworks Frank. Paper menu was inaccurate due to quick turnover, but itís a short walk to the chalkboard. Food was pretty solid as well. The chorizo breakfast burrito was nothing special, but the poutine more than made up for it. duck frites with duck gravy, duck confit and cheese curds. Divine. Great place overall.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
ATTWNone  (12) , | March 26, 2013
Here for many Friday happy hours. Tap selection is constantly rotating, so you know the beer is fresh. Until recently, had a majority of selection leaning toward Belgian styles, but have now balanced it out with more domestic ales. Top notch gastropub food as well. Definitely worth a stop if your in Buffalo, in itself a very good beer town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning  (60) Hamilton, Ontario | March 17, 2013
After a lovely Senators win yesterday against the Sabres, we went to The Blue Monk for dinner. The Duck Frites were great, my fish and chips were excellent, and Lisa had an ultimate grilled cheese which was real good. Selection was very good with about 30 taps, all of which were US micros and Belgians. Nice to see some stuff I had never heard of including Community Beer Works. It was really busy but the wait staff kept their cool and did a great job. We will be back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Miked1687  (8) Buffalo, New York | March 11, 2013
Blue Monk is in a hip part of the city - the food is normally wonderful (try the braised short rib sandwich - amazing), and the beer selection is always great. Lots of imports and rarities. The bartenders are knowledgable, and are there to help. Prices are a little high for bottles, but sometimes itís worth it for the things you can only find there. I definitely frequent it, and am a huge fan.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave  (9) Ontario | February 11, 2013
Really nice place, full of Belgians, beers that is. A little short on stouts but good food and good times.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 26, 2013
very nice place, you want an eccentric selection of brews- come here, but bring your wallet, some brews were very expensive.. . . very friendly knowledgeable bartenders .. a great place, lots of awesome interesting brews. a must stop

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