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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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "After trying to order, we were told that they were out of 3 of the beers on special for the month (out of 7), the special lettuce that made up 3 of their salads and the veggie burger. This was surprising as it was only 7:00 PM on a Friday night. We asked for a few more minutes, expecting 5 and ended up getting 20 only after we flagged down our server. Our appetizers and drinks came out quickly. An hour later, after we asked where our meals were - a pizza and a salad - a manager came out and apologized for the delay. 10 minutes later the food came out but the salad was the wrong one. A new one came out quickly but was still wrong. The manager paid for our entrees. Free entrees couldn't fix a 2 hour dinner with mediocre food with bad service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is an amazing find. They brew their own beer and do a great job! Fallen Angel is amazing! Their food is fantastic with great sandwiches and thin crust pizzas. Their outside patio is really nice, but the ambiance inside is wonderful as well with edison bulbs and a great bar!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "After discovering the Lucky Monk, we have dined there once a week, every week! Have brought many friends and family also. Everything about it so far has been fantastic."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Service was very slow just good enough that you didn't start to raise hell but wondering where your waiter was. The waiter mentioned they are known for their pizza and burgers so all four people in my party tried four different burgers all of which where good but not memorable."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was perfect except one thing. The server was kind. The beer was delicious. The food was out of this world. However, I told them 3 times it was my brother's birthday. They never did anything. The manager even called me to confirm the reservation included a birthday."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My reservation was at 7pm, I walked in about 5 minutes early and was immediately seated. Was quickly asked for drink order and it came right away. Food took a little longer than expected but I was in no hurry, catching up with friends. We did not feel rushed at all and stayed 2 hours."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "i ordered the chopped salad with some variations and received the salad exactly how it was ordered. this was great. my friend ordered a side salad and the corn chowder soup. when the salads were delivered the server told us there was a problem and the corn chowder couldn't be served. we thought the server should have let us know that soon after we ordered and not when the food was being delivered. the manager did come by and explain that she didn't like the corn chowder presentation. if there was something wrong that is great that they didn't serve it but because of the timing of letting us know my friend didn't have time to change her order. they did ask her what else she would want and they brought a small baguette and butter."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Executed very well & a reasonable price. Try the Home Made Root Beer!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We really enjoy this place and have always gone after a movie or whenever we just want a local brew. It's not often you can find a suburban locale that has a good selection of beers brewed specifically for that place. The food is not typical pub fare, although they do have those as well, but have a unique way to provide what you desire. We especially love the variety of tacos and fish offering they have."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have visited the Lucky Monk at least a dozen times over the past 2 years. Our grandchildren beg us to take them there! Their hamburgers (especially "smothered") and sweet potato fries are simply outstanding. This is one of the few restaurants that are confident enough in the quality of their beef so that they will serve a "rare" hamburger! I am not a beer drinker, but a fried tells me that their house craft beers and ales are also great. They honor Open Table reservations by providing seating quickly and courteously."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "After hearing great things about The Lucky Month, my husband chose this restaurant to have our first date night since having our son 4 months ago. I ordered the spinach and goat cheese burger and was disappointed that I could hardly taste the meat because there was soooo much goat cheese. Also my fries were cold so I didn't enjoy those. My husband liked his steak tacos though. The beer flight was yummy, our server was great and the dessert menu seemed appetizing. We will likely go back eventually if in the area and wish our first experience was more noteworthy. Overall it was nice but any trip outside of the house without a newborn has its upsides!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been here several times and every time we try something different on the menu and have never been disappointed. This time it was the Waldorf salad and it was delicious. I am also a martini drinker and love the variety they serve. The wait staff is always attentive and friendly. This continues to be one of my favorite local restaurants."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were looking for a different burger place and stumbled across The Lucky Monk. They had a nice selection of burgers, as well as appetizers. They brew their own beer as well, so they had a great selection. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 adults and one toddler. The Lucky Monk staff insured that our requested patio seating was ready when we arrived. Our server did a spectacular job of taking care of us, paying special attention to the little one-year old in our party. The food was very good and served promptly. We were not rushed away after we completed our dinner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Favorite place to go. Service is always great and I've always had great food here! Staff is very knowledgable and friendly."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "All of the food tastes great, however do not come here unless you have two hours to spend once you are seated. This is the third time we've made reservations, been seated on time, yet still missed our movie because it takes way too long to get our food and bill. The four of us ordered burgers and it still took over 1.5 hours from when we sat down to when we were able to leave."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our server was incredibly helpful upon finding out it was our first time at the restaurant. He went over almost every beer to help us decide what to get, and he gave great suggestions about which plates are the best to get. He made our expierence wonderful and I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I both ordered the burgers on our waitress' recommendation. They were excellent. Beer flight was a great value and prices all around were reasonable. We will definately go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ordered the pretzel trio appetizer which consisted of three unexpectedly enormous pretzels. Way too much for two people, but very tasty. For our entrée, we shared the Sunrise Burger which was disappointing. The topping were good, but the burger itself was unremarkable and not particularly flavorful. I was underwhelmed by the dessert offerings, but we went with the Cookie Skillet which was just okay. I'd like to see some lighter options on the dessert menu. I did the beer sampler and in my opinion, the only worthwhile varieties were the IPA and the Belgian. The other samples were bland. Our server, Donato, was excellent. If we come back, his service will be the reason we'd be willing to give the restaurant another chance."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We love coming to lucky monk, the tritica wheat ale is my favorite. It might be wise to make a reservation on the weekends though."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " We were headed to the Arlington Heights fest and wanted some good eats instead of Carney food. what a good call. The burger was juicy and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After a long day in downtown, we decided to come back to the burbs to have a great meal and try some beers before calling it a day. We had immediate seating with reservation time. Awesome service with detailed descriptions to food and beers. Attention to detail. Gladly served the kids when they asked for everything under the sun. Ended the evening with a conversation with the server about coming back and sitting outside."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waiter was very polite and easy going. She was very easy to talk too and gave us recommendations on what to order as it was our first time there. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday lunch this week for 3 friends. The food was great, service outstanding and the outside view amazing. To top it off, our wonderful waitress brought out a birthday brownie surprise for all to share. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I've been to The Lucky Monk several times and I have never been disappointed. Their hamburgers are to die for and are very unique. They have a nice menu besides burgers - a little something for everyone. The servers are very good, very attentive. They aren't bugging you every 2 minutes asking if you need anything. They check back at reasonable intervals. I brought some friends on this visit who had never been there and they raved about it."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to step outside the box and try something new. The food was great, and reasonably priced, and the service matched it! We even had a table visit from two managers, checking on our experience. Wow, we had a great time and we will definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and server was knowledgeable about the gluten free options. I had the chicken tinga tacos, and they were very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It is always fun to visit The Lucky Monk. There is a great menu with some unique options."
    Dined on 6/28/2014