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Celebrate New Year's Eve With Chuck Peterson and a Champagne Toast at Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood

Dec 01, 2017 01:08PM ● By Kevin
Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood in Cape Coral is inviting area residents for a New Year’s Eve celebration with a musical performance by Chuck Peterson, special menu after 6 p.m., and champagne toast and party favors at midnight.

Peterson frequently performs at "The Monkey," as it's known by its patrons and owners, Claudia García and Nico Bogert, who purchased the restaurant in November 2006. They believe it to be the best food, happy hour and entertainment spot in Cape Coral.

"We were excited about it until the market crashed and we had to do absolutely everything to keep the doors open," García said. "But today, it's just water under the bridge, because thanks to God and our hard work, we are still here."

To celebrate 11 years in business, the restaurant held a party on Nov. 18, where guests enjoyed food and drink specials. The next event is the New Year's celebration.

The restaurant resides at 1428 Lafayette St. in Cape Coral. Among the most popular dishes are the Grouper Panini for lunch and the Filet Mignon Wellington for dinner.

The panini features the restaurant's "world famous" blackened grouper served on a sundried tomato foccacia bread, topped with balsamic mayo, sliced tomatoes and provolone cheese. Sandwiches are served with a choice of fries, cole slaw or potato salad, or diners can substitute onion rings, steak fries or tater tots for an additional cost.

The Wellington is an eight ounce cut filet, topped with mushroom and onion pate', wrapped in puff pastry and baked until golden brown. All dinner entrees are served with a choice of garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, yellow rice or fries, but guests can also substitute loaded baked potato, onion rings, loaded mashed potatoes steak fries, cup of soup, Caesar or house salad for an additional cost.

Hurricane Irma left the business closed for six days.

"With Irma we lost power for six days, so we lost business, food and the most important thing is our employees didn’t have income for few days," García said.

García's most joyous thought of her restaurant over the years is the companionship she and her team have built with their consistent customer base.

"We've been here for more than 11 years and see year after year how many good customers are loyal to us!"

The plan for the future is simple: keep doing what has worked and continue to build a strong customer base.

For more information, visit, Like them on Facebook, or call 239-549-8800.

Chuck Peterson Performs at The Monkey in 2012