The Lucky Monk
Kids menu needs helpLove the food here and was glad to find its kid friendly. But the food on the kids menu borders on terrible.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed every aspect of thisEnjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. Server was knowledgeable and the food timely, hot, and delicious. Will definitely come back again.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat burgers. Great beer.Lucky Monk is known for their burgers and pizza. Also they have many craft beers worth trying. Atmosphere is casual but upscale. Service was friendly and efficient. We will be back for sure.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMManagement provided our partyManagement provided our party with free appitizers Not sure exactly why, but I think it was because we were seated 25 minutes past our reservation time. It was unexpected but very much appreciated as it told us they value their patrons. The food as usual was excellent and the service was outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent restaurantThis place has great atmosphere! The food was amazing. And the server was helpful , and friendly. Would definitely return!! Reservation on line was easy and we got right in.Only downside, the music didn't match the atmosphere. The music was fit more for a modern dance club, odd. The food was so delicious!!!! The burger was one of the best I ever had,5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic foodFood is amazing. Always a good crowd, be sure to make reservations. Service is always very good. Best burgers around.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great timeI hadn't been to the Lucky Monk in a while but it was just as good as I remembered. I was very pleased with the amount of time it took for us to be seated (we made reservations in advance), have our order put in and receive our food. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic (shout out to our server Shane who was great!) and the ambiance was very nice. If I lived closer, I would definitely go more often.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealAs usual food and service was excellent! Burger are fantastic.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDiverse menuI was surprised to find a really interesting mix of appetizers and main courses. Something for everyone!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great foodWe dined at The Lucky Monk for the first time this past Wednesday at 7:30pm. Even though the place was packed, two minutes after we walked through the door, we were seated at a great booth and our server was already taking our drink orders. For anyone who likes craft beer, it's important to note that this place is also a brewery, and their beer is very unique and very good. My fiance and I both ordered burgers, which were delicious. The only disappointment the entire evening was the lack of cheese in his grilled cheese burger (a burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches). We thought the bread-to-cheese ratio was way too high, since the reason for ordering the grilled cheese burger was the cheese. Apart from that, a great experience.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Burgers!Best burgers in town! Cooked to perfection with onions, cheese, lettuce, pickles and tomato on a brioche or sesame seed bun. Served on a round disk platform so they look like they are gigantic. They are large, but scrumptious! They come with fries, although you can substitute fruit or veggies for a small additional fee. Their artisan pizza is also delicious and popular, as is their pulled pork. This is a great after movie lunch or dinner spot, with a sports bar for those who are following all the games. Great place!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ServerMy friend and I met for dinner. This was my first time here. This place is beautiful! although the patio was closed because it was kind of cold, they had an area with a fire that had lounge chairs around it. I will definitely be back in the summer. When we checked into the restaurant, we asked if we could sit in the bar. The person at the front desk was very nice and took us there right away. Our server was really the highlight of the night. She was awesome! She had a great knowledge of the beers and food. Whenever we needed something, she was right there. She was so friendly all night long. I gave food four stars because of the taco size. You get these four teeny tiny tacos. The food tasted great but it just wasn't enough.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMnummyGreat food and service. We really miss the BBQ chicken pizza though! Please bring it back :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBad start, good finishWe had to wait even though we had a reservation and there were a lot of open tables when we arrived. The hostess that greated us was friendly, but the hostess who sat us barely spoke a word or looked at us, didn't give us kids menus or silverware. Not a good way to start the meal. Luckily our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about the food and beer menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLucky ReviewI always enjoy going to the Lucky Monk. It has a certain casual elegance that appeals to everyone in my family.
I like the variety of beers available. My kids love the burgers. It's always a consideration when we are looking to go out for dinner.
This was our first time for brunch and everyone in our family was happy with the quality and selection offered.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fantastic!We have been to Lucky Monk many times and the food never disappoints. Our server was very friendly. We made reservations this time, as a few times we have had to wait long for a table and that can be tough with kids. We were seated right away with no wait!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerWe had reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived! Great casual Dining, Love the appetizers, especially the pretzels with
3 dipping sauces.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThis was my second visit in 3 days! I absolutely loved it. Never knew the Lucky Monk existed but what a find. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Missed getting a reservation for the Mother's Day brunch but ordering from the menu was just as good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside it was earlyWe sat outside it was early so we got a table. The beer choices were excellent as was the food. I will be back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level was quiteThe noise level was quite high, but service was excellent and food was tasty too. Most impressive was how we were immediately seated though the restaurant was packed - excellent!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything you could wantEverything you could want in dining and their own beers...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our visitThe Lucky Monky has a warm & inviting atmosphere with great food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good meal. Best burgersAlways a good meal. Best burgers anywhere. A frequent diner at the Lucky Monk, we enjoy the menu choices and craft beers at a quite moderate prices. Will certainly return.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, served at theGreat food, served at the correct temperaturev.even a well done burger has great taste! Felt
A bit rushed by our waitress who told us to take our time but never left us alone!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was very wittyThe waiter was very witty and sarcastic, I loved it. Right when we walked in the booth was ready and the restaurant had an awesome vibe. Definitely going again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. OurEverything was great. Our server had a large table though and was not very helpful to us.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Lucky Monk andWe love the Lucky Monk and go there at least once a month.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great casual restaurant.This is a great casual restaurant. They always have good food and the service is great!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe price is not right!Everything is usually great, but I just think the Monks prices are to high.
We would be dining there once a week if it was cheaper. Family of four costs $100 after tip, then a movie.i get your in south barrington, but we come from crystal lake.
Tony4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a birthday,We were celebrating a birthday, so I was looking for a place with good food that wasn't going to be over priced. The Lucky Monk fit the bill! The food was good the service was great (Emily did a great job). We will be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeer is fresh, food is muchBeer is fresh, food is much better than you assume it would be, service was good. The only complaint is that we lost our waiter for about 15 minutes. But after that everything went smoothly.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI created my own burger withI created my own burger with gruyere, sauteed mushrooms, and fried onions. It was SO good.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my date her and we bothTook my date her and we both enjoyed everything about this restaurant3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good wish they hadAlways good wish they had more side dishes and thicker slices of onions.
Very skimpy on mixed cocktails too much ice.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove It!!!Turkey Burger is awesome! I would also recommend the sweet potato fries, pizza, and pretzels for an appetizer!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Burgers around!!Fantastic burgers. Great beers. Kids menu is a great deal. Love this place, but be sure to make reservations. Gets very busy.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFound the food and serviceFound the food and service to be very good. It was our first time there and they were very helpful in explaining the menu and beers.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome menu & FoodThis was our first visit to the Lucky Monk. The restaurant is very large with large booths and tables. The bar has several large screen TVs'. The menu is so impressive it is difficult to decide what dish to order. The food was very good at a reasonable price. I ordered the burger and it was outstanding. The service was also very good. The Lucky Monk will certainly be one of our new spots.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Burgers! ServiceFantastic Burgers! Service was fast and the server gave us a wonderful suggestion on what type of burger to order. The burgers were juicy and perfectly cooked to order. My party ordered a flight of craft beers and they all were very good. We will return to this establishment and next time catch a movie at the theater that is right next door.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had such a nice romanticWe had such a nice romantic dinner- my husband had just come back from a trip and we celebrated his belated birthday as well. Our server was so nice and on point. I prefer the booths with the little lights on the tables over the booths with the overhead spotlight- at my age, I need all the help I can get with flattering lighting! Next time I will request one of those well lit booths! :-) In addition to the horseradish cream sauce with the corned beef and cabbage, I think a little whole grain brown mustard would have been nice on the side as well! Thank you Lucky Monk for a special evening!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease thank Jessica for herPlease thank Jessica for her great service! She also mentioned she was perfume-free, which is great! Perfume interferes with my breathing and can cause respiratory arrest. I wish all Lucky Monk team members would follow her example. Aside from my breathing problems, perfume & cologne clashes with food...taste & smell are closely connected. Please give Jessica a great review & raise in pay!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy the Lucky Monk.I always enjoy the Lucky Monk. The parking lot is always full it seams but there is rarely a wait. The ambiance is great, and the food is always delicious. If it comes on a bun be prepared for a tower of food, they stack them high here from there basic burgers (not that any of their burgers are basic) to their chicken sandwiches. They have several home brews and a few monthly specials as well so there is a good reason to stop in once a month if you like a good crafted beer. Service is always fast and friendly.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the place.Really enjoyed the place. The food was delicious, although the tacos were not hot just warm. The service was awesome!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDecent food-marginal service.Stopped by after a show for a quick bite. Steak tacos are small, (4 mini tacos) with a small portion of beans and rice. Very spicy, pretty tasty. Fish Tacos fall apart a little. Same deal - 4 small tacos. Mom had the portabello mushroom burger and really liked it. $2 upcharge to change to a TINY salad instead of fries, which seemed a bit much. They took off one of my favorites on the menu.. a skirt steak with a cauliflower mash (great for low-carbing). Bummed. Our server, while VERY nice, was not too good. Asked for a drink with an olive.. no olive. Mom asked for no mayo on the burger...came with mayo. Took FOREVER to get a beer. Maybe he was just overwhelmed, but it wasn't very busy. It's nice inside.. cozy and warm.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM