The Lucky Monk

4.7
2626 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
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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Offers

Happy Hour is BEER Again!

Starting Nov 12, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Experience the TLM Social Hour with $3.5 House Beers and 1/2 Off Appetizers from 3pm-6pm, Mondays-Fridays!

Happy Hour is BEER Again!

Starting Nov 12, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Experience the TLM Social Hour with $3.5 House Beers and 1/2 Off Appetizers from 3pm-6pm, Mondays-Fridays!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2626 people are saying
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ClareM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and cocktails toi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time eating at Lucky Monk so was expecting typically bar/restaurant experience. Was pleasantly surprised evening during Covid restrictions being in place. Social distancing was followed for all inside dining. I think menu was shortened which i sense most often the case nowadays. We both got different burgers which were prepared perfectly and quiet good. Some really good upgrade options including truffle fries, side salads, fried pickles. All the other dishes passing by being delivered to other tables also looked tasty. For a casual but upscale dinner with good food, full bar and what I was told are quality microbrewery beers (not a beer drinker myself), would hesitate to come back.

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vipDavidF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy coming here, and they have responded well to the virus restrictions.

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viptruittrg
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service with safe dining environment

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DKTHEPROMOTER
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as usual ! Tried the shrimp tacos tonight - they were delicious!

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vipGordy
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Service and food spot on.

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vipMeghan
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great lunch on the patio of The Lucky Monk. Delicious food with very kind and courteous service! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will not be able to enjoy a dinner out until the governments stop with their ridiculous covid rules. It's very easy, if your scared or vulnerable stay home.

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bjason
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was really good. Beautiful night to be on the patio.

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vipGordy
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciate Lucky Monk dollars.
Like the outdoor patio.

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vipElmjam
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The outdoor heaters really help.

Our server Lindsey was terrific.

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vip10SNE1
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at The Lucky Monk on their beautiful heated patio which overlooks the pond. Food, beer sampler and service were excellent!

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vipToniT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio on a beautiful November Saturday! It was a little breezy which made the shades blow and they were quite noisy. Very minor compared with what’s going on in the world right now! The food was excellent as was the service!
One small complaint which I’ve noticed in many restaurants is they take great care to wipe down the tables but completely neglect the chairs!

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KevinD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day for food and drinks out on the patio

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viptruittrg
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice heated patio for outdoor dining

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vipKitkat
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visit to The Lucky Monk. Great food and service. We will be back.

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ScottL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with high quality service. This is a great place for casual dining.

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PamL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at the Monk! Seating my the fire made it an amazing evening.

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vipBigCat
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we were outside on a cool windy day. Good thing they now have outdoor heaters which helped but pretty windy, not their issue. Food great as always...needed some of their wonderful shrimp tacos.

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PaulaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service.

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vipDavidF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It is getting a little challenging eating outside as the weather gets colder. We always enjoy The Lucky Monk.

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vipJohnF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I just hate when you get fries that clearly was dropped for the second time in the fryer! They were so hard and just don’t taste good. I had to request a fresh order which was like night and day difference.

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vipCubsfan17
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. We had to move inside because it was going to storm and they already had our table all set up. Our waitress was excellent. Thank u

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Joyous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at The Lucky Monk. From the Greeting Station to our Server and Kitchen Servers.
Thank you!

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vipOpenTableDiner3
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just ok. Service left a lot to be desired. Water glasses were consistently empty, I had no fork when food was delivered, server took appetizer sauces away when we still had cheese curds. She also wore her mask under her nose. I will not come back.

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ToniG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Lucky Monk exceeds expectations. Our server, Kara, was awesome!

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CarrieG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated outside thinking the heaters would stretch to our table and they did not. We were cold and left as soon as we could.

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vipAlexisJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great good and staff!

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KateH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place with good food and beer. Feels a bit like a chain restaurant.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great beer, oversell enjoyed our time here!

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CarlosM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was average. Service was great. The Beer is ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and our waiter was really nice and able to help us with recommendations and all of our questions. He was really nice to our kids too, which you don’t always find.

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HughR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

keep doing a good job.

might consider heaters for outdoor dining.

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Justanote
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We were hoping to sit outside but no heaters for this 53° afternoon. Covid era made me more cautious and edgy, but waitstaff seemed to notice and handled well. I can’t take hot/spicy foods, so I found the dip for their excellent fried pickles a bit too spicy, and would prefer regular ranch dip. I found the macaroni cheese sauce too hot/spicy for me. The shrimp tacos are great. Please order the fried pickles!!

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vipBigCat
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We decided still to eat outside even though it was in the 50's. There were anothre 6 tables eating outside. They mentioned they might get heaters that will help with the fall weather.

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KevinD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother in-law who is 93 yr young loves the burgers and Bloody Marys. She requested the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John makes the best Old Fashions.

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marym
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was great from the food to the service. During these strange times you just have to appreciate people more.

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vipKitkat
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for dinner. Anything on the menu is delicious. We always enjoy our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server last night and great weather for the out door patio.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lucky Monk using the Order Online button. The Lucky Monk also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 898-0500.

The Lucky Monk is rated 4.7 stars by 2626 OpenTable diners.

The Lucky Monk does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-lucky-monk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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