The Lucky Monk
The Lucky Monk

The Lucky Monk

  • 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 8478980500x

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
The Lucky Monk reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (110)neighborhood gem (75)great for lunch (64)fit for foodies (64)hot spot (62)vibrant bar scene (58)kid-friendly (42)great for outdoor dining (41)late-night find (33)special occasion (32)romantic (7)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Late night snacking
    cbsplace
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Service was okay, food was a little greasy, noise level decent. Good for burgers and beers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Very Good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food has been consistently very good. Service is great. Make a reservation if you can. Waits can be long. Burgers have alway been cooked to the desired temperature. The house beers are excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    okay
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The resturant is nice and we had good service. Our food was ok but it came out just slightly wrong twice. My caesar salad came out with no dressing which was ok, I just asked for a side of dressing but it's always nice when your casear is tossed in the dressing. Then my friends burger came out with the wrong toppings on it. Again, not a huge deal, the fixed some of it and then she just took everything else off. We had the s'mores for dessert and that came out with no issues. Overall, we had a good time, the food was pretty good and the service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable family meal
    BufGroveFellow
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Three of us in the family went out and all of us enjoyed our meals. Having made a reservation, we did not have to suffer through a long wait, but the queue was already 30 minutes wait at 5:30pm on a Saturday night. The wife and I had two different burger and we found these were some of the best we ever had and the fries were outstanding - and In don't normally enjoy fried food. Our son had pulled pork which was good as well. Our server made good recommendations on beer to complement our food and my stout and the wife's amber were really good. Enjoyable atmosphere. Will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Food!
    Tony
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was poor. Taco's were bad, small portion and terrible taste. The Grill Cheese Hamburger was terrible. tasted like it was cooked too long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent burger!
    evand
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The hamburger I ordered was outstanding. We shared a pretzel appetizer which was also delicious and very fresh. They honored my reservation promptly and seated us at a huge, comfortable booth. I'll be returning for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wasn't the first time I've been to Lucky Monk, but it was the first time I was seated at a table and not the bar or booth. Found the setting to be uncomfortable. The chair seemed to be a little too high for the table making me lean over onto the table. I'm 6' tall so maybe that is something to take into consideration. Overall a great place to eat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Selection
    Ajc99
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Really good selection and great food. Enjoyed everything we ordered. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Monk
    Grambo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food very good, party of ten and everyone had their meal cooked just right. No complaints from anyone about the food. Service could have been z a little better but we will go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow to get our food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    It took 45 mins to get our food - we ordered 4 salads and tacos and it took forever and the it was NOT BUSY AT all!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    Clynn
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    While the food was very good our service was lacking for a Sunday evening at 5:30pm. We hardly saw our main server. He took our order and was then hard to find. Had to ask for water 3 times. Once we got our food from a runner, our waiter never came back to ask is how every was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    5 of us long time friends met for lunch... Oktoberfest beer was yummy! We were not rushed. 4 of us had burgers 1 had a Rueben. All was very good! We really enjoyed ourselves and our waiter Jose couldn't be more helpful and accomadating! We all live in different areas of Illinois and Wisconsin.. I think we've found a new restaurant for our lunches and dinners! Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Another great meal at Lucky Monk with great service. Took advantage of a free kids meal on Halloween and it was a huge meal! Enough for lunch the next day as well. Waiter was great and got us everything promptly. I can see why this place is always super busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kathard
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great restaurant. Food was very good. Only draw back was the feeling of being rushed. Food came out so quickly were not even done eating the soup.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    lgtalk
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The menu is huge with lots of creative tasty choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noisy place.
    chuzydiner
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodeliVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good food; a good place to visit friends. The service was outstanding this visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service was outstanding! Our waitress was so attentive and the food was very good. We will b back again and again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hamburgers overcooked
    flamingo
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent beer, average food
    mrb268
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow. Food average.
    Frustrated
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of Food!
    AugAir
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Suz905
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very tasty food, we received excellent service from our waitress, also, they have great craft beers we loved this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Outing
    Myopine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed a craft brew dinner celebration of daughter's 28th bday. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Oktoberfest entrees and beer selections were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food, great service!!!! Love the deep fried pickles!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu, reasonable prices
    TooFat4Pants
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Anniversary
    transformer
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for groups
    LyleKVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very accommodating for our group of 14. Good service, even separate checks. Perfect for after the movies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sodisappointed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bsquared
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a great evening, awesome burgers. Not the place for quiet conversation but laughter and fun with friends definitely fit the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deescan58
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food as always. Server was excellant. The resturant was pretty noisy and hard to hold a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Monk
    MicheleT
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What dinner
    Bob1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They didn't have the reservation I made. Didn't get to eat there
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place
    HEARO
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Bunna99
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good drink
    Bone1954
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We both had burgers which were cooked to perfection, very juicy and big! Having a choice of different brews rounded off the meal nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • visit often
    dialilVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Janice
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Organized a group outing here, service and food were terrific. What a find for a casual meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet