About 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.

105 Hollywood Blvd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery

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)

Cross Street:
Barrington Road and Route 90

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 898-0500

Website:
http://www.theluckymonk.com/

Catering:
https://www.grubhub.com/restaurant/the-lucky-monk-105-hollywood-blvd-barrington/338654

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.

Public Transit:
We are located at the intersection of 90 and Barrington Road, right next to the AMC Movie Theater.

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 the connecting fire pit offers seating up to 30 people. Our Outdoor Patio can seat up to 100 people and is open weather-permitting.

Private Party Contact:
Nichole Bajko: (847) 898-0500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://www.theluckymonk.com/events/

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The Lucky Monk Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Kid-friendly (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Live Sports (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, we had an amazing experience!! One of our burgers came out too red and they quickly resolved and very nice about it! We will continue to go to Lucky Monk!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a business dinner at The Lucky Monk. Good food and drinks. Restaurant was active and busy. Good mix of families in the restaurant and fun in the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Lucky Monk NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!!! Awesome food and service. Best Burgers ever!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Staff and food was great. Will recommend restaurant to family and friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to the Lucky Monk many times and always have a great experience. We usually tend to go there for burgers, but we've had lots of other things on the menu, and all are great! The burgers are really top-notch, and the beer selection is great. Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was very pleasantly surprised at how good the food was...everyone at the table had something different and everyone cleaned their plates!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As usual another exceptional experience at the Monk, from the great drinks, to our wonderful server Connor, amazing salads, burgers etc. , to the delicious desserts. The only issue we had was the fries weren't hot, so Conner brought us some fresh ones. This place is always consistent that's why we always come back.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was great. Food did not disappoint and service was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good burger options. Menu is not expansive, and is very casual (burgers, pizza, salads, etc.). Good ambiance - especially as compared to other restaurants in the area. You can bring little kids if you come early. The kids meals are very good, with some more interesting options. Free cookie/milk dessert for them, too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very relaxing on a snowy Chicago night. Friendly, attentive, but relaxed service. Hummus with extra veggies and cheese curds were a great start. BBQ salmon and short ribs were both prepared perfectly with nice green beans and potatoes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Consistently good food. At our table, we had several entree salads and I opted for the Poblano Chicken Chili. I’ve had it before and wanted to have it again...it is so good and filling....not too spicy. I’ll definitely have it again!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Server was excellent and very friendly

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed some great food and drinks with some friends. The staff was attentive and ambiance nice. Always a great go to for meeting friends for dinner and drinks or to go on a date!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner however was disappointed that we had reservations and still had to wait 15 mins. We received a pager and folks that walked in were seated before us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Arrived in mid-afternoon so the restaurant was not crowded. Everything was great but my spicy chicken sandwich wasa bit difficult to eat neatly as the bun denigrated.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our family recently went to Lucky Monks to celebrate a couple of birthdays. We made reservations and set up in the back room. Which was fine as many other tables were celebrating birthdays too. A lot of happy birthday singing throughout the evening which was fun! The food and staff were great. It got pretty loud in this back room at times as this room is wide open. They need to put something on the walls to absorb some of the sound. The appetizers are good but pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was great, especially for a busy Friday night. Parking can be a challenge because the lot is small. Be prepared to valet. It’s complimentary.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Each time I frequent this restaurant they make me box my own leftovers. Last time I had a bowl of chili and they had me try to put it in a container. This time it was a pizza. The table is full of plates etc and you are asking the consumer to box up the leftovers. This is not a very logical business practice for a non-fast food environment. Just a suggestion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our favorite places! Love the N'Awlins Chicken and cheese curds!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Casual lively a little loud but not overwhelmingly so. Menu could use some updating but my burger (BBQ with crispy onions) was very good as always. My friend ordered mini fish tacos - 5 were included and it was enough with the rice and accompaniments. She enjoyed them. Our server was fairly attentive and timely in bringing our meals. It's a great place to go after a movie at AMC next door.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service. Love that they are so good with food allergies.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Seated immediately with reservation. Delicious hummus with lots of fresh vegetables. All four entrees were very good. Enjoyed the flavored ice tea.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Second time here. First time there I ordered the Monk Burger well done and it was really good an juicy.
This second time there, today, I ordered the Monk Burger again well done, only this time a double Burger, and I was surprised because it was EXTREMELY DRY. It was DEFINITELY over cooked, or over held, one of the driest burgers I have ever had.
My wife and I were with my 5-year old daughter, she was tired and irritable, so I didn’t want to send it back, and then have to wait, so I ate as much as I could before the dryness was too much. The edges of the Burger were actually burnt.

Had it just been my wife and I -no daughter -I would have sent it back.

Too bad ...the first time there was really nice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was horrible. We sat with no silverware after we had already gotten our food. The server dropped the appetizer plate on the table, spilt one of the guests beer and didn't even offer to replace the beer. I was with another couple and the server took there appetizer order but we were never asking if we wanted one, she just walked away. Then when it came to ordering she took everyone's order except for my boyfriends, he literally just had to tell her and then repeat himself after because she didn't hear the first time. Was never asked if anyone wanted another drink. She was MIA the majority of the time. It was my first time there and from that experience I will not be returning. Taylor either was having a bad day or serving just isn't for her!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was average. Service was good. We were celebrating a birthday. I put that on the reservation, but there wasn’t any recognition of the celebration.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great menu and beverage choices. We will be back again soon!

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great server and good food! Seems to always be busy which indicates a good place to dine.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was freezing in the bar area. Heat was not working and we were not informed of the situation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fun get together with friends, delicious unique bar food, something for everyone. Large comfortable booths and friendly service. Warm atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When my wife and I first visited, we loved the place. Each consecutive time we have gone back, the experience has been worse and worse. Most recently, seated at a table near the back, where it was drafty. Medium burger was very nearly well done. The lettuce and tomatoes tasted like week old produce.
The waitress was nice though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner, a few groups... families, kids, etc. We don't mind people and noise, so the energy was great. Dan (Red) made some solid suggestions for beer and meal choices!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a good meal to be had here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Open Table reservation worked great. Very large number of people waiting to be seated. We walked in and we're immediately taken to table. Excellent service. Food very good. Courses paced out very well. Would recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second time co I got here. We came back because we had great service and food. The hamburgers are the bomb! We also liked the pulled pork and pizza. Dan (the man ) was our waiter and was on top everything and very nice! Was a great first time experience for my daughter., who didn’t get to go the first time. Definitely will keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our food was not only delicious but also plated beautifully! Great atmosphere! Great service! No regrets!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great barley and quinoa burger! Decent craft beer. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Burgers were not done to the requested level of pink but the fries were delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love this place. The burgers are to die for. The beer is fresh and cold.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic as always

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