The Lucky Monk

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

It took a long time to get our food for dinner.

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Note - the service rating is low NOT due to the server, but due to the load on the servers. Busy SAT night and I was about ready to get up and help our server handle the tables. Apparently, servers and cooks decided not to come in that night... Management should staff accordingly, knowing no-shows will happen.
The inside seating is very loud, hard to carry on a conversation. We sat outside and it was great. Food is great - selections are good and they are executed well. Have been here several times, but would be a ton more if the inside was a bit less loud and if they had a few more servers.

LD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

Not what it used to be, unfortunately, as far as the quality of the food.

K
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to have dinner!

JP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server was so over whelmed and rarely came to check on us. While waiting for our food, every runner that had food stopped at our table trying to give us the wrong order. Our food took more than 45 minutes to come out. When it did, my sister's "medium well" burger was rare. Sent it back and within minutes she had a new/different burger. We didn't even bother asking for the right burger because the servers seemed so confused. At least this one was cooked the way she ordered it. When the check came, the "new" replacement burger was added to the bill along with the rare burger sent back. That's a lot wrong for one visit. Probably won't go back.

H
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great work outing for Goebbert's at The Lucky Monk! We were a large group and our server was very attentive. Everyone's food came out at the same time and it was perfect! We will definitely be back.

MA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to The Lucky Monk in a while. I always go to a restaurant thinking I'll have a salad...but here you just have to order a burger. YUM! I eat my burger without a bun, so I really am aware of texture and taste. Lucky Monk makes a delicious burger. I also ordered sweet potato fries. They were almost like churros...dusted with cinnamon sugar. They were light and crispy, not soggy like sweet potato fries can be. Plan to "just eat one more" until they're gone!!

AB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always excellent!! Nikki and Rachel are great. All of the food is delicious so it makes it super hard to choose. Keep being awesome!!

AM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food, but horrible service. The server was obviously new had no idea what a dirty martini was and was not very attentive.
Food was very good. Our dirty martini's were made wrong-twice. Pretty disappointed.

t
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Family dinner with grand parents.

CL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for get- togethers. Great selection of beers. Good food.

MH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out with friends or for a date. Great food and great drinks.

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

This is one of the restaurants my family enjoys to dine at for majority our celebrations. This past Friday wasn't our best visit. Service was ok. Our dinner took close to an hour but as usual it still was delicious.

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

Had pizza and steak tacos, delicious! Great service too! Definitely come back

T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch at Lucky Monk. Everyone loved their meal.

JL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family there to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. the service is great the food was great and we had a great time there.

S
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before. It was a great experience. The other couple enjoyed as well. I will return and hopefully use the outdoor patio area!!

TL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Patio was great . Service was slow at best to many tables for one server. Asked for my drink up came on the rocks. Food ok

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a date not noisy drinks are good so is the food and the outside patio is really nice

r
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 of us had a great meal which we enjoyed.

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

We had dinner on the patio and it was delightful! Great experince!

t
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the Lucky Monk when we can sit outside.

PD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Although our food was good the service we received will prevent our group from returning to the restaurant in the future. One entree didn't make it to the table until the rest of the group was finishing their meals. There was no apology just continued assurance when we did see our server that 'the food is coming'.

MV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Reservations from this site are not honored. Checked in a few minutes before reservation and continued to watch people from the street walk in and take available tables.

CC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best wings! Monk Beers rock. Took home a Tritica growler home! Yum! Barbecue Salmon always a good choice. Great out door ambiance. Sticky donuts for dessert, mouth watering!

RB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice Friday evening on the patio at Lucky Monk with some friends. Great food and liquid refreshments. Outstanding service from our server (Lisa) and a nice visit from Andre the manager. Great ending to a long week.

M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a great time! Our server was skilled in helping our experience be an awesome way to end the work week.

LH
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have gone to lucky monk a few times now. Food is good but we have yet to actually have one for their special beers on tap- they’re always out. Service was friendly but extremely slow... we waited over 20 minutes for a beer and another 30 to get our check.

OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place pretty cool great location and food was excellent Price's are very reasonable

SH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food taste and presentation excellent. Length of time from order to receipt extremely long (40 min). Server great!

DH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good beer. Only had chilli but it was very good. Desserts very good.

FG
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food = OK Beer = Very Good, Good selection of Craft Brews

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

Great food at a great price! Seated promptly at the nice outdoor seating.

NG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great beer and awesome food. A great value for your money! I keep going back time after time.

CC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Monks! Great food, drink, service, outdoor ambiance. We’re Society Members and enjoy the benefits!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience sitting outside and our server was amazing! It was our first time ever there and we enjoyed our first time and will definitely be back!

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was very slow. Other tables that sat after us were ordered, eaten and left before we could. Took forever to get our check.

Thankfully the food was delicious!!!

B
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, super hot, fresh and delicious food.

JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. My favs are the pretzel, cheese curds and white bean chili!

K
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Augie created an awesome experience for our group! Thank you!

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