Monnie Burke's

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Modern American restaurant with creative craft cocktails, an expansive private outdoor patio and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Now open in the heart of Pilsen.
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Happy Hour!

Join us for Happy Hour every Monday - Thursday from 4-6pm! Specials include $8 Featured Cocktails & discounted Pretzels & Truffle Fondue!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-5:45PM

What 428 People Are Saying
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place for a relaxing meal or get together with a group. They have a large patio and indoor space. The food is delicious. There were a number of creative recipes, including a cauliflower dish that was the best I've ever had. I recommend this place highly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! 10/10 would recommend. Thanks, John and team!

PG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good selection of excellent dishes and ambiance is great

Would recommend highly.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best birthday dinner for my son’s 27th!!!
Our waitress had blonde hair and what a great personality was the most fun.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Great service. I came with the group of 5 and they all loved it as well. Cant remember the name of the waiter but he was nice and friendly.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the food was delicious! We had the burrata, the halibut and the pretzel bread and they were all full of amazing flavors.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Just for drinks or apps - food lacked depth of flavor and honestly the cocktails felt a little watery.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends and I met up for a small reunion at Monnie Burke's on a Friday night. We had a great time...nice ambiance, good food and drinks. We'll be back!

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible ever changing menu full of creative twists on familiar cuisine, definitely try the cauliflower appetizer. Staff are great, perfect for a date night, special occasion. Drink specials on Thursday nights!

m
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Comfortable patio!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts & hamachi crudo was delicious.

L
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so educated about the food and speciality drinks !! We had a great time!! He paced the meal perfectly and we all left saying that we can’t wait to come back and try more from the menu! Beautiful outdoor space that is just perfect for a nice clear night!

f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, amazing service great food... patio rocks. Easy valet. Can’t wait to go back.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dishes were delectable but sparse. Every plate we shared was a symphony for the palate with layered nuances artistically presented. Definitely a splurge. The very hot patio would have benefited from some fans to keep the air circulating.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a most enjoyable experience—first at the bar with excellent and innovative cocktails and then dinner on the patio.

JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were all quite impressed with the food and it's a beautiful space. But we were fairly certain all of the staff was high. Very lethargic, slow to bring stuff, seemed confused when we asked questions on the menu, etc. The food was good enough to compensate, hence the 4-star.

g
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat inside which was a cool open air area. Next time would love to sit in the beautiful outdoor garden. The food was really good. The grilled Brussels sprouts outstanding. Radicchio salad was not bitter at all. Come to find they purposely remove the bitter ends of the leaf (great trick to use at home). Saffron butter pasta with a crunchy grain added...delicious. Good wine list that was not over priced. Good selection of cocktails and the frozen sangria was “so good” as my wife described it. Not sugary or over sweet, with some nice hints of spice. Finally the key lime dessert! We will definitely be back.
Forgot to mention the great service. Ask for Paloma as we will next time we visit.

DT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Patio seating was great, we were glad to sit outside. Inside seemed ok, but was to air conditioned. Great location in Pilsen, fun to walk the neighborhood. We had the whole fried fish, heirloom carrots, some appetizers. All was hot and great garnishes and seasoning. Very good food. And I thought reasonably priced for the place and food.
Our waiter was OK. However, he should have been more informative and helped us on our choices which were many. He explained things if we questions him, and knew about them, but it is my experience the waiter should ask if there are questions and help with decisions.
Could have just been our guy because balance of staff and service was excellent. We'd go back for sure.

m
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great combination, including fresh ingredients, a few unusual menu items, smiling but not overbearing staff and available street parking LOL

FC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Knowledgeable staff. Good spot for brunch

GE
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monnie Burke’s is outstanding. The service is top notch. Cocktails are creative and delicious. And the food is consistently excellent (the pappardelle on this outing was a huge hit!) Oh, and it has one of the greatest outdoor patios in the entire city.

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had an early reservation and despite only a few tables filled outside, it took 15 minutes to get seated. Then took over 20 minutes to get someone to take the drink order- which we had to flag down someone for. When the waitress brought drinks, they were not correct and she seemed annoyed when we asked for the drinks that were ordered.
Presentation of food was very nice, cheeseburgers were tasty, and asparagus with fried egg was good. Halibut also beautifully presented, but not very satisfying. My daughter had the gnocchi which was sweeter than anticipated, and when my son tried it, he remarked it was very different from two days previous when he had it.
No one ever asked if we wanted another round of drinks and my husband had to go to the bar to get more for three of us. It was not that busy, however the waitress was definitely overwhelmed, and while she apologized that it took so long to take orders, were noticed many staff standing around doing nothing. I expected a better experience given earlier reviews, but I wouldn't return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service overwhelmed.....
Food took way too long to get as well as drinks.
Ordered 2 sides of sausage for our brunch entrees..
sausages came it 25 minutes before our entrees and sat and got cold..

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing - something for everyone and we were all impressed by the whole fried fish tacos! Great cocktails too.

WE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor space and perfect service.
Was first time and wanted something new.
Everything was first rate--the various vegetable dishes were so good and the mussels were outstanding. Our server Paloma was spot on and we all loved everything about it. Definitely recommend and we will be back.
Only question is why why why there has to be a television outside? Everywhere? Would be great to just DINE
The two people facing it were distracted by it and next time we would sit farther from the bar area, to avoid it. Since I wasn't one of them :) wasn't as bothered, although they kept glancing over my shoulder...

SM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service ! Red Snapper was superb

FA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was nice, prices too high!! Not many choices on the menu. Drinks pricey not much in glass. Need to improve on these things.

GB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The patio is a great spot, however they did quote us 35 minutes and it ended up being over an hour. We ordered an app at the bar but it never came. The food was good and the cocktails were delicious.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Light pours, pricey food. Server was MIA most of the night. Was seated next to a table of obnoxious kids who were screaming and making a scene for 2 hours on the patio.

I was here once before and had a much better experience. Food is actually decent but small portions. Wouldn’t come back.

JI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Awesome patio.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is incredible. The servers, the atmosphere, the FOOD, the creative cocktails. I am definitely coming back here. 1000% recommend to anyone!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my friends' second time there, our first. Probably last. There are so many restaurants to try out. This was mediocre. My avocado toast had nothing interesting to say - after adding some (very nice!) salt and pepper, served in very cute wooden bowlitos, it was better, but not worth the price tag. My friend's omelette was not cooked through. The potatoes LOOKED great, but again, needed some decent spice. The french toast was OK, my niece said it was slightly burnt. All in all... meh.
Service was friendly and fast, they took the first try of an omelette (which came with cheese although it was ordered without) off the bill and chef (?), manager (?) came to apologize.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came in with a large group for my birthday and the service was wonderful. Ambiance was gorgeous, and everyone left full and happy. We ended up staying for a drink at the bar afterwards and the service there was also amazing! Thanks for a great experience!

v
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted by Hostess “Happy Birthday “, Patio seating as requested, another hostess “Happy Birthday”....
Khalid, exceptional waiter/server... we remembered him from our prior dining experience with Monnie Burke..... will request him in the future!... was an early Birthday dinner with husband.... Fabulous Mussels, then Seabass for two!! Bottle of Idlewild Rose and finished of with a very very tart Key Lime Pie...🥳🥂👍🏽.... Khal was the only one who didn’t know it was my Birthday.... but later brought us 2 glasses of champagne..... am at Costco right now, Monnie Burke Gifts cards💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 Wow!! Yes please!

one of the best restaurants in Chicago right now!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Mark. He was wonderful. So efficient and friendly even while serving in the blaring sun. 🌞 Food and drinks are great as well. The courtyard is gorgeous. I will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The coffee served was cold and not fresh. The avocado toast did not have enough avocado and poached egg was not runny
Overall ambiance was good

RC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

This is a great brunch spot especially if you're looking for a nice seat outside. The patio is very large and pretty. The employees were very helpful when we wanted extra umbrellas to shade ourselves from the sun. We ordered mimosa carafes which were delicious and definitely worth the price. The food was just okay - I ordered the avocado toast and there really wasn't much avocado so the thick bread was kind of dry. However the drinks and atmosphere made up for it overall. I would recommend and definitely return.

KT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Saffron Pasta with Shrimp, brussel sprouts, and frozen sangria. It was all delicious! My friend had the fried snapper which I will be going back for. It was to die for. The patio is the way to go.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food is spectacular. Great approaches on classic food with their exceptionally creative twist. Drinks are both good and bad. I'm open to both alcohol forward and sweet drinks. Here I've tasted well balanced drinks and some drinks missing something or not done quite well. The restaurant was not busy and the server didn't check on us often and would take a long time to get back to us. Overall I'd go back for food and check out more of the drinks despite the 50/50 chance of it being good or not.

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