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The Lucky Monk
The Lucky Monk

The Lucky Monk Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theluckymonk.com
  • Phone: (847) 898-0500
  • Hours of Operation: Sun - Thurs: 11 am - 11 pm
    (kitchen closes at 10 pm)
    Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 1 am
    (kitchen closes at 12 am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Abbey Room, our private room, seats up to 50 people. We also have The LaTrappe Room, our semi-private, which seats 36 people. Our Priory room which overlooks the fire pit offers seating up to 30 people in a private setting. Our patio can seat up to 70 people and is open weather-permitting.
  • Private Party Contact: Jori Geanconteri jori@theluckymonk.com (847) 898-0500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrington Road and Route 90
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is complimentary valet Thursday thru Saturday nights during the months of December and January. All other months complimentary valet is offered Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from The Lucky Monk
When you name your restaurant after Trappist monks who've spent centuries perfecting their craft, you're serious about your beer. That's why we hired a master to craft our house brews and why our beer list spans the globe. With everything from refreshing pilsners that match the lightness of our thin-crust pizza to dark, rich ales that stand up to our decadent burgers, you're certain to find a new favorite at The Lucky Monk. We're sure that our Prime beef burgers — served with hand-cut fries — will be the juiciest you've ever had. Our other house specialty is pizza. It is crisp and generously topped with fresh ingredients. And we round out our menu with vibrant, flavorful salads; a handful of classic, satisfying American entrées; and some sweet surprises.

Whether you're settling in at our bar or relaxing with your friends and family in our comfortable dining room, our delicious food,drink and warm welcome are sure to elevate your soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Ok Jenny, you do whatever you need to do with Adam and I'm letting Veronica know that we are available on 10/3 from 11:30-12:30. Thank you ladies! Love you!!!!"
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were so tired of going to the same old places for dinner. She has been here for lunch and said I would love it! She was right! Everything about the evening was perfect. Reservation was right on time, food and service were amazing!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We had a great time here on Sat night. I highly recommend having a reservation. The service here is excellent! The beers are really good. We tried several different kinds. The cookie skillet for dessert was fabulous!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "They didn't have the reservation I made. Didn't get to eat there"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the Lucky Monk. Our server, Jackie, was amazing. She was so attentive to us but not overly attentive to the point of annoying. She was great with refills and checking in with us even though she was super busy. The food was delicious. My husband had the grilled cheese burger and I had the skirt steak. Will go back but you must have reservations."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating our 15th anniversary. By notifying the restaurant ahead of time that we were celebrating (through Open Table), the server acknowledged that we were celebrating and dessert was on the house! Love this place. Great food, excellent service. Just make sure to make a reservation!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We both had burgers which were cooked to perfection, very juicy and big! Having a choice of different brews rounded off the meal nicely."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "this is a great neighborhood place. We come often for lunch or dinner. They have the best burgers, with all kinds of toppings. We tried the turkey burger for the first time and it was excellent. The pizza is also good, as well as great salads. The servers are very attentive too. This is also a brewery, so if you like beer, they have lots to try."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Organized a group outing here, service and food were terrific. What a find for a casual meal!"
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "I love that Lucky Monk combines well known basics, such as burgers, will unique ingredients and provide items such as Poutine on the menu. The berries fantastic. The food it wonderful. There is enough variety to please everyone too!"
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "We have been to Lucky Monk before; sometimes there is good service and sometimes not so good. This was a not so good time. We were a party if five. We ordered appetizers, drinks and water. The appetizers came, but we had no plates to eat them on. Some in our party were drinking water and had to keep asking for refills. We ordered a diet soda but got a regular soda instead. They were all little things, but things that ruin a special occasion because you kind of wish you just stayed home. The food was good. They have issues there with consistently good service. Our experience is that most times the service has been bad."
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "We have been to Lucky Monk a couple times prior to going to the theater across the road. They consistently deliver tasty sandwiches and entrees with a wide selection of micro-brews including their own beers."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "It is a level above bar food and a fun little place but it is a bit dark and noisy inside for conversation but always a great go to for casual dinning."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "i have gone there before with a large group and a couple of us had the fish..very good. This time waiter who served us looked like the actor edward norton but with dark hair..even sounded like him. He was attentive and earned a good tip... even came back to our table and thanked us. We had fried cheese curds which i have never had before..but are like mozerella sticks. Place is known for their burgers...3 of the 4 of us had burgers one had the chicken salad. Two of us had the onion string tumbleweed with our meal."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "Lucky Monk is a favorite of my boyfriend's and mine. We dine there often and each time it’s a great experience. I love their Corn Chowder - it’s got the perfect bit of spice and is really one of the best I've ever had. Their appetizers are also all great! I usually opt for the Trio, which is a great mix of fried pickles, cheese curds and their truffle fries. They also have amazing Calamari – served with jalapenos and a nice spicy sauce. If you’re a burger fan, you can’t go wrong at Lucky Monk! And if you like beer – you’ll have plenty to choose from. Not to mention it’s pretty much in the same parking lot as the movie theater so it makes a great place to get some food before a movie!"
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • " Our party of four sat for 20 minutes without any attention from the wait staff. Finally an appeal to the manager produced a server. The we wre informed the restaurant was out of the item we wanted to order. Not the best time we've had there."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "We had six people in our party. Place wasnt busy for a Sunday lunch. Took a while for the food to arrive. 3 of us salads in which I asked if the chicken was "fresh grilled" in which she responded yes-sure didn't look like it-reheated. The other 3 in our party had burger type sandwiches. I tasted just the beef which lacked flavor or seasoning. I guess once you pile the rest of the condiments, you wouldn't be able to taste anything. I also asked for a sampling of the Beer Braised Short Rib sauce, which should take about 4-6 hours conventionally (2-3 hrs pressure cooked) to make (Im not a chef) but she said only if someone was ordering it which didn't make sense, but she managed to bring a sampling, which was decent. Tacos next visit."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "We had a 75th birthday party for my mom, The service was fantastic. The food is great. The staff was very easy to work with from making the reservation till the end of the night."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We tried a flight of the micro brews and didn't like a single one of them. Several were not even drinkable..."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We had reservations and it took over an hour to bring out our food. Our kids were hungry and we all just ordered burgers. There were empty tables so we don't know why it took so long? Not a good place to bring kids who are hungry. The food was ok, but we won't be going back because of the service. We spoke to a Manager, but he was speechless. Very poor managment for someone that said he's been in the restaurant business for 20 years."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Don't let the monk scare you off, seriously good brew and food is awesome as well. The grilled cheese-burger with bacon looks awesome, I didn't have enough guts to get it though. Went with chicken soft tacos which were fabulous."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great food great beer. Service was slow. And they were out of everything I wanted to eat."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "First dinner at the Lucky Monk. We had burgers and beer on the patio on a Wednesday evening. The place was pretty crowded even during a weekday evening, so you might want to make sure to make a reservation. The burgers are very good and the patio is a nice little departure from the energy inside the bar and restaurant."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Very high energy restaurant....they brew their own beer....pizza specials. Service was excellent in the bar where we dined on Salmon. We'd probably try the pizza or a burger on our next visit."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "This was our 4th/5th time dinning at the restaurant. As always, the food and house beer was great! Though this time the waiter was nice & friendly, just he as forgetful. We were a party of 9 (6-adults & 3-kids). Four of us had been to The Lucky Monk previously. Our only complaint was the waiter, who forgot to bring out the kids carrot appetizers until we asked for them once our main course was delivered, even though we ordered the cheese curd appetizer...which is very tasty. Than the waiter was hard to find and had ask another waiter to get ours. Lastly, he forgot to either place the order or bring out the Cookie Skillet...which we waited somewhere between 15-30 minutes."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Appetizers and Burgers here are extremely good. pretzel trio is fantastic as are fried pickles and fried deviled eggs. Burgers are some of the best I've ever had, 1/2 pounders cooked to perfection with many types and styles to choose from. Bar selection is also quite good, and service is well above average!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This was our first visit and it did not disappoint, The dinner was very good, at our table hamburgers and seafood entree's were ordered. All were very tasty and came out pretty quick. Good selection of house beer and cocktails for the non-beer drinkers. The server was very attentive, good suggestions about dinner and drinks. We made reservations based on previous reviews, I would suggest making a reservation for an evening just in case."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My wife and I frequent this hotspot. We love it. The beer is fresh and crisp. The burgers, including the spent grain quinoa burger, are yumzos. Unfortunately, the greens on my wife's salad were a bit out of date. It was not a big deal, but the Monk took care of it. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This place was an awesome pick! We made a reservation beforehand - so we were able to just walk right in and sit at our table. The restaurant was accommodating by providing us with a booth as well, which is something we asked for in the reservation. The server was super nice and attentive and the food was really really good. I would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "While it's not the largest beer list I've seen, there is good variety and options that you don't see at every restaurant."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is our 4th visit to Lucky Monk and the food was great as usual! We have always had great service as well until this time...our waitress was not friendly and did not like answering questions...didn't like smiling either, except when it was time to collect her tip. If we hadn't been with friends she would not have gotten one. I have NEVER done that before and even though our friends agreed the service was poor we just couldn't leave without giving her a tip."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Even with a reservation, there was an extended wait for a table. We ordered drinls and a starter and finished both while waiting over 45 min for dinner. Our server told us the manager would comp the starter because of the delay. Friday and Saturday are not good choices because of the crowds. I circled the parking lot for ten min. waiting for someone to leave so I could park. Very loud, very busy and hetic. The last two visits have not been good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Good, friendly service. Cocktails are well-mixed and quickly available."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great spot-we will be back! Delicious burgers in a gorgeous outdoor patio. Service was perfect too!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent, our waitress was very good, the only little annoyance was a family sitting next to us at a round table with three little children who were rocking and climbing on the chairs, running around and making a lot of noise while the adults sort of ignored them. Perhaps the Lucky Monk is too kid-friendly."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Close to the movie theater. Food was a mixed bag. Burger big and juicy-very good Stay away from the Tacos. Fish taco was bland, Braised pork taco was dry with little taste. Will try it again as other selections looked very good"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Are server was excellent. We sampled some beers and bought a growler to take and share with friends. The appetizers are delish and u can't go wrong with their burgers or salads."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We love the Monk and make a point to visit a couple of times a month. Anthony and his ever changing beer creations as well as some regular favorites are top notch. The food is well beyond your typical gastro pub food and is that much more enjoyable because of the great staff."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this place. Great and varied food choices. Brew pub atmosphere. Nice choices from brewmaster. First time visit. Will be going here again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food we had was average. We ordered the baby back ribs and the fish and chips. The ribs were good tasting and the meat fell off the bones but was mushy. I was not expecting anything special with the fish and chips and I was not surprised. I have to say that the fries were very good, however. If we come here again, I think we will stick with the burgers. On the plus side, if you like beer this place has some of its own brews. Unfortunately, they were out of their seasonals, but The German wheat (one of their regulars) was very good. It may be a good place to visit before or after seeing a movie due its location near the AMC Theater."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
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