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Club Lucky
Club Lucky

Club Lucky Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clubluckychicago.com
  • Email: office@clubluckychicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 227-2300
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen is open: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30pm - 11:00pm: Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm: Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm. Cocktail Lounge open later each evening.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Contreras
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: The entire menu is available for catering, delivery, or carry out.
  • Private Party Facilities: Club Lucky can accommodate small groups as well as large ones. We are an ideal location for any celebration including Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Birthdays, & Anniversaries. You must see the holiday decorations. Prix Fixe family style menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Higgins (877) 627-6955
  • Entertainment: New Years Eve and other Special Occasions.
  • Special Events & Promotions: To book your Private Party, contact: Jim Higgins at 773-227-2300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Honore St.
  • Public Transit: Damen stop on the CTA Blue Line.
    Clybourn stop on Metra.
    Buses: 72 North Ave, 9 Ashland Ave, & 50 Damen Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking at dinner. Street Parking is also available on surrounding streets (no permit required)
    For Lunch our side lot just east of the restaurant is available free of charge.
A word from Club Lucky
Club Lucky features the hearty pastas, fresh seafood and classic dishes of Southern Italy, and Sicily; not to mention Chicago classics such as Chicken Vesuvio. House specialties range from daily hand-made stuffed pastas to perfectly grilled steaks & chops. A mainstay in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area for over 23 years, upon entering you find brick walls, formica tables, and oversized Naugahyde booths that provide a genuine design element to complement “grandmother's recipes” on the Italian menu. All sauces & pastas are made on-site, and each recipe is made with what the Owners call “a little bit of love.” Some of the most sought-after dishes are the Lamb Chops, Antipasti Platters and Spinach Lasagna. Desserts are all housemade as well, with the profiteroles being the most popular. Minutes from downtown hotels, theaters, and the United Center. Hotel Concierge and/or their guests enjoy VIP reservations. Our atmosphere is casual, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We loved the atmosphere at this neighborhood restaurant. We were greeted warmly when we arrived. It's a nice family place with a bar in front for those just wanting a drink. Food was delicious as well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Club Lucky is one of those places you go to simply because it's there. tucked away on a residential street corner, it's probably grandfathered from a time when zoning laws were less strict or nonexistent. The place is surprisingly big and you feel like you've gone through a time warp when you enter. The food is average, at least if my experience is common for the place. Average isn't bad, though. It just means I wouldn't be going back there for a special dish. However, I would go again to enjoy the ambience, without major expectations for the food itself."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Still a consistent classic. Great drinks and fun vibe in the bar...martini's... Very comfortable dining room, knowledgable and attentive staff without hovering and the food is great. Large portions so split something with your date and make her feel like you really are committed to that diet. Ceasar salad comes a with a bit too much dressing so take a page out of Grandma's book and ask for light dressing or on the side. Chicken Vesuvio always a good one as are the pasta dishes. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place to go for a special dinner for was outstanding great service"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Try the green bean salad. Seriously. And, ask for Tom the waiter. Both are special. :-)"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I've been going to Club Lucky for years. Their food is great every time, the drinks are good and strong, the music is 50's-era filled as is the décor - so it' just a charming throw-back and comfy place to be. Went there this time on a busy Sat for my anniversary, made the reservation through Open Table and requested a specific booth as it was where we sat on our first date. Wasn't expecting them to be able to reserve it for me because they are always so packed and the booths are always full but they did! So, so sweet of them. Must eat when you're there: the grilled calamari appetizer, a side of beef meatballs with dinner and the profiteroles for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Coming from a very strong Italian family, I am a bit of an Italian food snob. Club Lucky is my exception. The food is UNBELIEVABLE! The managers are always so friendly and the restaurant is always so clean and kept up. Such a great place for a date, family get together or just a plate of awesome Italian food."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Love the food, service, energy and ambiance. Love this place!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love this place! Everything that we tried was fantastic-appetizers, pastas, chicken, the wine.... The ONLY thing we recommend is that a lighting expert help them achieve their vision, without a negative impact on customers. It is very, very dark! Our waiter agreed, and said that the owners will not change, even with a lot of constructive feedback. It's not terrible, but you really can't see the menu. Bring a flashlight? The food is worth it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It's been a couple of years since the last time I went to Club Lucky, and the good news is, nothing has changed. The host greeted and seated us promptly. Bread arrived almost immediately and was hot and delicious. They have no issues modifying a dish to any request. We love this place and will be back soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Noise level was a bit much, but overall ALWAYS a great time at club lucky"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The eggplant parm was one of the best dishes I have ever had! Delicate layers of lightly breaded eggplant topped with the tastiest red sauce. It was amazing."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Feels like a great neighborhood casual joint but food is upscale. All the food is fresh made and just that step up. Started with my dirty martini. Nice mix and olive juice not overpowering but the blue cheese olives nice and firm and not overbearing. My friend had the cavatelle and meatballs and she said it rivaled her Italian aunt's meatballs. I had the antipasta plate fresh cheeses and meats with selections of olives and roasted peppers and oinions. So much couldn't finish it all. We split the profiteroles yum homemade ice cream and fresh made puff pastry asked for Carmel sauce instead of chocolate and was a dark rich Carmel homemade. YUM!."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "On valentines day you should dedicate a room to couples with babies"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The decor made you feel like you traveled back in time (in a good way), Very homey feeling. Everyone there seemed like they were having a great time. It is a bit noisy so if you're looking for a quiet/romantic spot this isn't it, however my fiancee and I expected it to be a bit noisier and really enjoyed it. Next time I would bring a group of friends or family. The food was good, typical Italian. Quality food at a good price. The warm bread and olive oil starter was a great touch. The best part of our dinner was the exceptional service. Our waiter was very friendly and super attentive. I would say within 3 minutes of asking for a second martini/glass of wine, we had them at our table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Impeccable service and outstanding food, made for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and service. I felt a little crammed in even though it was a big place. I say in front of the coat rack at our table and people had to ask to get around us while we were eating. Other than that I really enjoyed the experience here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is a classic Italian eatery, with phenomenal service, and fantastic food. I recommend the Fillet Piziola, and any of their homemade pastas. I would also recommend ordering anything off the dessert menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Club Lucky is a wonderful restaurant to grab a quick and delicious bite before a Bulls or Blackhawks game, or have a leisure dinner in one of the booths with friends. The food is just delicious. All homemade and the portions are quite generous. Dont miss the calamari, Club Lucky salad or any of the pastas. We had the salmon special with pesto and goat cheese ravioli. Wonderful! The martini's and bar selections are out of this world, too. Our party of 4 had appetizers, drinks from the bar (more than one round), dinner and dessert, and the bill was still under 50 per person!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was good, not the best Italian food I have had. great for big groups especially kids, staff was very friends, great martini list."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was great and our waiter was awesome!!! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is always very very good and the staff are fantastic. They accommodate pretty much anything asked for and ate always happy to cook things with extra ingredients or to remove ingredients that may not be desired. Their food is consistent and it's excellent. Their customers always come back and their is good energy in the place."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I'm been to Club Lucky a dozen times and I always leave feeling better. Not just because the food is excellent neighborhood Italian fare; not just because the wait staff has just the right touch (not to little or to much), and not just because the ambience is warm and inviting and also loud and energized. It all these elements together that will keep me coming back for more. Talk to the bartenders, try the fish and deserts, and come out feeling good."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It is not uncommon to always have flashes going off around you. So many gather here to casually celebrate a birthday, anniversary, friendships. It has been this way for over 20 years and it doesn't disappoint. A fun, truly a neighborhood, spot. Great martinis!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I made this reservation for a group of 17 as a going away party. I had never been there and took a friends recommendation and I was not let down! This place is great for a group of friends. It's really up beat and fun! Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. I 0rdered eggplant parmesan which was so tasty! It's nestled in a neighborhood so parking can be a little difficult, but valet is only $8! Can't beat it!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very pricy for bar type food. Clam order was small, eggplant was boring and dry, pasta for a side dish with eggplant didn't work at all. Waiter was average. Host made an effort to come to our table but I was uncomfortable telling him that my food sucked. I gobbled it up as soon as it came because I had missed lunch. Unlikely to return."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Club Lucky was the perfect place to have our family Christmas dinner- everything was perfect- great food, drinks & service but especially loved the adorable decor & music- really puts you in the Christmas spirit! Will definitely be making it an annual tradition."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We love this place and travel quite a distance from the southwest suburbs. The food is always outstanding. Everything is so flavorful, fresh and the Calamari Calabrese is to die for. Club Lucky is casual and the ambiance has a warm, cozy feeling. Club Lucky is a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This neighborhood place was so delightfully festive when we walked in on Saturday night. It was a really cute place. We had a very attentive and pleasant server. The menu had an excellent selection of traditional Italian fare. The food was good. There was a minor glitch with my order but they fixed it quickly. I would recommend this place for a fun city venue with great Italian choices."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our visit to Club Lucky. This is the most "atmospheric" Italian spot in town. Very solid menu and great waiters."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Consistently great food and helpful waitstaff. Our Bucktown favorite."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Walking in to Club Lucky is like walking back in time, in a good way. Simple yet solidly good food and and chill vibe help make the place awesome, causing us to return there for various special occasions."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Two years ago I would have given Club Lucky the highest marks across the board. However, this visit was a disappointment. They have changed the Club Lucky salad and it now has cheese all over it and it was not nearly as fresh and crisp. The Vesuvio was overcooked and had way too much garlic. The drinks are still fantastic - one of the best martinis in Bucktown. The final disappointment was the service. They were very good at first, but the waitress was slow after the salad was served, especially at the end waiting for the check, and she forgot part of our order - bringing out the wrong food. This was always one of our favorite spots, but I'm not sure we would go again. Very sad to see it slip this way."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The food was fresh and delicious. Our server was great and attentive. I went with my girlfriends and we were able to have a conversation without having to yell to hear each other. The only dislike I have was parking. Parking was horrible. My reservations were for 5:00 pm and valet didn't begin until 5:00 and they were late opening. Other than that I had no complaints."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "A long time favorite. Tried a few new things this time around and wasn't disappointed. We've always had great service here, but this time was really exceptional."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great place. Brings feelings of nostalgia. Very good outdoor dining as well."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Brought visiting Brits to dine on the Friday after Thanksgiving, mixed group of adults and children. Beautiful and festive decor, great comfort food, a varied menu that suits several palates. We were warmly received on arrival, had a short but cramped wait in the bar, then a nice meal with friends. Great desserts, great soundtrack, very festive evening. Only complaint is that it is Very Loud. Hard to converse with anyone not seated very close. Club Lucky consistently delivers not only a good meal, but leaves you with a happy belly and happy heart."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Love it! We've been going for years. Our favorite Italian restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Still great after all these years! We ate in the small room which was fortunate as we were there for a business meeting. Wait staff was prompt, friendly, and provided great service. Great cosmos according to 2 of my guest! Large portions, wonderful friend calamari!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great. We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 11/27/2013