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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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The menu is huge with lots of creative tasty choices"
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "The room our group was in was very noisy and we could hardly hear each other or the servers. I think the entire restaurant was this noisy. If your looking for a quiet place to eat and have a conversation this is not for you. Most people that I know don't like the noisy places and is reason that I would recommend it. However it could be because this was Saturday night. The servers and all of the staff were very friendly, but the place is very busy on Saturday night so be prepared for a bit of a wait for the food."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "Constantly saw tables getting cleaned but no one was putting napkins n silverware down. Ours and others kept having to ask our waitresses or waiters for silverware and napkins. Food and service were great tho."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "Good food; a good place to visit friends. The service was outstanding this visit."
    Dined on 10/15/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding! Our waitress was so attentive and the food was very good. We will b back again and again"
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "There were 10 of us and all had hamburgers ordered either medium or medium rare. All were well done. However, we had great service."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "its nice there, but very loud! the portions are big. the burger I had was ok but not that special I was expecting from other reviews. it was very crowded that day and they told us that the kitchen is a little behind today. msybe because of that. I liked their beer very much"
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "Food was average and the service was slow. We have been here before...sat at the bar and we had a nice experience. But this time was different. We sat at a booth in the restaurant. The waiter was okay...but he would leave us for long periods of time. No explanation for the delays. I will go somewhere else next time. There are many restaurants near by."
    Dined on 10/4/2014
  • "The food was great we had the patty melt and the grilled cheese burger and also tried the sampler. The portions are so large we could have made a dinner out of the sampler by itself. Cheese curds are great along with the fried pickles."
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "Very tasty food, we received excellent service from our waitress, also, they have great craft beers we loved this place!"
    Dined on 10/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed a craft brew dinner celebration of daughter's 28th bday. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Oktoberfest entrees and beer selections were great!"
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "Great food, great service!!!! Love the deep fried pickles!"
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "Good time trying unusual burgers and fresh fish. Their own brewed beer was good. Would go back with other people. Lots of variety on the menu and lively place but not too loud. Try it!"
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "Give me a Bears Monday night game, our wedding anniversary, and Lucky Monk any day. Maybe not the most romantic thing to do, to watch Da Bears and have wings and fish & chips, but our anniversary fell on a Monday. We had the weekend to celebrate ...we just wanted to go somewhere to grab a perfect martini or two (perfectly dry, no ice chips, didn't overdo the vermouth to save on gin) and let the kids be entertained. Dan aka "Red" was our server...Excellent. Never needed to ask for anything, he knew what we needed and just did it. Everything was prompt, clean, chill. Only complaint would be the TV's were smaller in the middle section, compared to the bar area, which I had reserved. But the martini's made up for it five fold."
    Dined on 9/22/2014
  • "Very accommodating for our group of 14. Good service, even separate checks. Perfect for after the movies."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "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
  • "It was a great evening, awesome burgers. Not the place for quiet conversation but laughter and fun with friends definitely fit the bill."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Great food as always. Server was excellant. The resturant was pretty noisy and hard to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 9/18/2014
  • "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
  • "It is so refreshing to see craft brews in the suburbs. The only other location I know of is the RAM. I was a big fan of the Confessional IPA and Fallen Angel. The appetizers were decent- the cheese curds are fried but good, the poutine was great, and the parmesan fries were okay(they were cooled off when we got them. Maybe they would be better warm?). I ordered the salmon, and while it was good, it wasn't the best I ever had. It could use some more flavor. My husband got the sunrise burger and said it was pretty good, but not outstanding. Honestly, I'll be back because of the great craft brews and appetizers. Beyond that, the menu isn't that creative or flavorful."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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
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