Club Lucky
Club Lucky

Club Lucky

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clubluckychicago.com/
  • Phone: 7732272300x
  • 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 8776276955
  • Entertainment: New Years Eve and other Special Occasions.
  • Special Events: 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.
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Club Lucky reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (68)good for groups (41)great for outdoor dining (37)special occasion (26)vibrant bar scene (23)fit for foodies (23)hot spot (18)romantic (17)kid-friendly (17)great for lunch (12)late-night find (10)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Good Italian
    RestlessD1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    love the homemade bread and pasta! Super loud so, hard to talk to the group I had dinner with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    alyssavh
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Club Lucky was the perfect place to celebrate post-Chicago Marathon! Great ambiance, delicious food, awesome beer/wine/cocktail list. My husband and I were also celebrating our anniversary, so when our friends secretly mentioned this to our server he brought out a candle-lit dessert on the house! The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, and we'll be sure to recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable and hardy!
    Marathonman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great tradition for pre-race carbo-load. Good portions, hot foods, excellent bread. Prompt and friendly service. Casual and fun atmosphere. Look forward to visiting every year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place Is Magical
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Easily one of Chicago's overall best spots for a great dinner and a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geat low key, neighborhood Itlian
    DBPatentVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Traditional Italian ... if you remember and loved Papa Milano's, you will enjoy Club Lucky.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Googie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to Club Lucky to celebrate my spouse's birthday with two other friends. We arrived just before 6 pm and the host wanted to seat us in a booth in the corner of the restaurant when the rest of the place was empty. When I requested a different table, he replied, "they are all reserved." Since we had a reservation too, I asked if he "assigned" tables to all the reservations-he then relented and said, "why don't you pick where you want to sit" with an attitude. Not a good start to the evening. On a good note, our server was great! The appetizer (fried calamari) and the Club Lucky salad were very good. The red sauce on the past was mediocre at best. It was very thin and lacked flavor. The restaurant was also very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would travel to get to this place
    Georgia15
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This place is never a disappointment. The food is always the best. Great for special occasions because they have a private room. Great for a date because the bar area and ambiance is Frank Sinatra throwback feeling. Great with friends. Noice level is high during busy hour but if you go for lunch the level is lower. The place is a must visit. It won't disappoint. Try the Fish salad and green bean salad. Yummmm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Italian
    IADiner2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Club Lucky is a treat. Great atmosphere and even better food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thank you Jimmy and Thomas! Once again a delightul experience. Food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wadeintoit
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good local go to. A bit old school, but in a cool way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Delicious! Thank you Erin for excellent service at the bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • goodtimes
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been to Club Lucky many times. Have never been disappointed.Held a surprise B-Day party for my wife with around 40 guests. It was absolutely perfect. If anyone needs a venue for a Xmas gathering, party, whatever. This is a great place to host.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Club Lucky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was fantastic, appetizers were delicous and steak was very tasty and well prepared., staff was very friendly and attentative. Had a great time, will definitely being going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sat outside =very relaxing
    buddeee
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very pleasant. Good quality and variety of Italian food. Enjoyed the bread. One of our 4 pasta dishes was a bit dry, we counterted by asking for more sauce. Definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always worth the drive!
    Pickyaboutservice
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Club Lucky has delicious food, an awesome bar, wonderful retro feel, and last but not least a great staff. We drive 60 miles each way and have not been disappointed yet. The specials are always different and taste amazing. I love that when you ask for how things are prepared the staff can give you detailed description and recommendation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good good
    BeckerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One of my go to places ..... Great neighborhood place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night at Club Lucky
    Diner7
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Can't say enough about Club Lucky. Service was excellent, ambience was like stepping back in time, and the food came out piping hot and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    rlbanks102
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We ate outside on a weekday evening and it was a great experience. Tucked in the neighborhood it is a much more relaxing experience without all the hustle and bustle of a crowded main artery like North Ave. or Damen Ave. The food was exceptional and the staff attentive and accommodating. Overall a wonderful experience. We had 3 adults and an 8 year old and all were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food and music
    Surprised
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love the neighborhood atmosphere of Club Lucky and their food has never, EVER disappointed!!! I always take out of town people here but especially out of towners orginally from Chicago that miss that old school Italian feel. This is the place....oh, and it also has the absolute BEST juke box in town!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun late Saturday Afternoon Lunch
    lakeviewguy2VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the best time at Club Lucky with a " late lunch " of appetizers and splitting dishes for a great time. Food was amazing...and the staff is always a pleasure. Patio was cool and refreshing with a nice mixture of flowers and umbrella's. Dining al fresco at it's best !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarybVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A true taste of "old time" located in Wicker Park . Good Italian Food. Great Salads. Try the meatball salad. The best
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really good, but
    rickerobinson
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    but off from a few years back. club lucky salad was the same, but most everything else felt a little less cared for
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite spot for 15 years
    hal4105
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Visited most recently on a Thursday night to meet out of town relatives. It is the perfect place for that. Great service with no rush, everyone was very happy with the food and wine, and the bartender made a beautiful manhattan. Much more relaxed than something fancier downtown. It helped that we sat outside and the weather was absolutely perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    thefunk4
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Club lucky is fantastic! Great Food, good prices, great martini's. It's a nice little find in Bucktown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thank you Jimmy and Thomas! As usual the food was excellent and the service provided by Lori at the bar was great! See you soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    it was excellent! Always enjoying talking with Thomas. Service was great at the bar! Food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 573 reviews are from the Club Lucky reviews archive.
  • Bland Calamari.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ordered the Famous Fried Calamari with spicy sauce. Very bland calamari and the sauce was not spicy. Afraid to order anything after that. We got our check and left.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place in Bucktown
    katieroo9
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Get something with the vodka sauce! They also have a great martini list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    cheech1006VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food and the service at Club Lucky were as good as I've had anywhere. Strangely, the physical space itself is an embarrassment. Some awful mix of 50s diner motif and corner dump bar and somehow also white table cloth? Renovate this place and it's on Eater 38.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Jillygf
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Everything is great! Can't miss! This place ticks all my favorites plus I can walk there! Outdoor seating is great as well
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retro fun...EXCELLENT FOOD
    AmyDeeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Smack in the middle of a hip Bucktown neighborhood sits this retro gem! Awesome food, generous portions, broad wine list, spectacular cocktails, 50s decor, great music. Inside seating is fun....outside seating is ample too! Go here....often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    DuPage
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were not familiar with the area so we turned to trip advisor for recommendations. Club Lucky was lucky for us The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. We were going to a local theater after dinner and did not know if the theater had a bar. We asked our waiter if he was familiar with the theater and he actually called the theater to find the answers to our questions. It was so nice to enjoy food in a neighborhood restaurant and not a chain. Outstanding service and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Italian gem
    Debby
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Excellent food---especially the gluten free pasta that can be ordered with many of the sauces. Our party of four all enjoyed their dinner and the other couple who joined us loved the Italian food. This may become our new "let's go out to eat" place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatafterconcertfind
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was great! My date and I are on a vegetarian diet, so we had the veggie antipasto and the eggplant parmigiana, which were both excellent. we both loved the warm bread served with the meal, as well as the flavored olive oil (light but spicy). Only complaint was the very dim lighting, since we chose to eat inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Night
    Rita
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Apparently we arrived when a family/group of 50 was leaving. The valet was working hard to get that family out, so we had to wait a while. We should have eaten outside because the restaurant was totally loud. We could hardly hear our friends. The waiter must have been new, or a fill-in for the evening because he just wasn't attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nacho
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I went to this resturant on Mothers Day and the food was outstanding. However when I went back for my daughter's graduation dinner on 5-30-14 the food was bland and cold. I was very disappointed because of my first experience there was so outstanding. Not sure if I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Happy Place
    nightout1184VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We always love going to Club Lucky because the ambiance is so cheerful, from the retro bar to the ebullience of the staff and customers. The food is reliably good with the baked clams being the best in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gem!
    mynewfavspot
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My new favorite spot!! Great atmosphere, music and food! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick, tasy, loud
    foodie65
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was very good, and the service was quick and efficient considering that the restaurant was full. Noise level was high and made conversation difficult. I had been here before for lunch and was seated in the bar area where there is old-school music playing. Our most recent visit was in the dining room with 100 or so other customers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago's Best Neighborhood Spot
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Best vibe in city. Great food. Great music. Cool staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.