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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, 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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (45)
Great Beer (43)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Groups (25)
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Pre/post Theatre (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Fun (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Special Occasion (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Live Sports (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Authentic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 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 7, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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·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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Always a good meal to be had here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

Fantastic as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had our Christmas Eve dinner at lucky monk before hitting the road. Food was good as it usually is. I was surprised how busy it was on Christmas Eve but it was a great time The burgers and salads were fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was the third year we’ve taken family to Lucky Monk for Christmas Eve. Service is always great, staff is friendly, food and beverage menu pleases even our picky eaters and drinkers. We also eat there several times throughout the year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed with the LM this time out. Reservation was made well in advance and restaurant even contacted me the day of to confirm which I did.
My party of 7 was seated in a poorly heated, small, side room (easily 25 degrees colder than the rest of the restaurant) that was jam packed with other patrons...most of which were still wearing their coats while eating (which 4 in my party had to do as well). This may have been ok had there not been plenty of other tables available for us to be seated in other areas of the main restaurant. Service was slow (likely because we were in a closed off room) and food was very, very slow to arrive and was ill prepared (cold, wrong ingredients, etc.).
What typically has been an enjoyable spot has now been placed on our “do not return” list.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a large party to begin with & then added to it, but they took it in stride and gave us a table with a beautiful view of the pond. The service was excellent - very efficient and attentive without being intrusive. Food was good, we like the Monk because it has a variety of offerings that are a bit unique for us (coming from out of town) and everything tasted really good. Our favorite part, tho, was when the hostess called to confirm our reservation. My family was on the road to Chicago when she called & we had her on speaker - we were laughing & joking and she just joined right in. She's our new favorite Monk person!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was good. Service was slow. Braised short rib was delicious

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was great and our server, Daniel was awesome! Would definitely come back and also recommend to others!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very busy with people waiting for tables when we arrived the week before Christmas. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The food was good and the servers were all excellent. Very responsive but we never felt rushed. Great experience and great beer!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I wish I remember our servers name.... she was fantastic! Food was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Made a reservation for 8 on a Saturday night. Table was ready as soon as we arrived. Server didn't push us at all and let us enjoy the evening. Everyone enjoyed their meals and were impressed by the quantity. Priced appropriately and good beer menu. Would recommend to arrive a little early to search for a parking spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always have great service and good food at Lucky Monk. Fallen Angel is our favorite beer the all the staff is friendly and accommodating

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Met some friends for a Christmas luncheon. Everyone had a salad and raved about how good it was. Don’t miss the great martinis. Our server was so friendly and let us sit and talk. She was very attentive whenever we needed something. Even though we didn’t have a burger, we saw them go by and they looked fabulous. Very cozy atmosphere and a sports bar if that’s what you want.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. Our server was great, she didn't seem to rush us and let us catch up and not feel like we were keeping her from turning the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything was great except that the bacon on my Grilled Cheese Burger was way too crisp.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We are regulars and love the place. Everything from the apps to the main course.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food service was a little slow but overall a good experience.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Still good food, but the burgers have shrunk in size over the past few years. Overall a nice place.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waitress was great! She was constantly refilling drinks Andy making sure we were having a good time. It was quite loud in the resturant, it was a bit hard to hear the person sitting rights next to me. The tacos we’re okay, the sweet potato fries were amazing and the burger was good. Overall, had a good time just wish it wasn’t a little more quiet and casual.

Tags: Great Beer, Spicy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent, service was great!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great burgers and pizza and of course the local brew. Service was fantastic.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Cool atmosphere with excellent self brewed beer list. Waiters friendly. Good traditional food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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