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.

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/

Specials

$3.50 Pints of Lucky Monk Signature Brews

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$5 Bloody Marys

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

$6 Moscow Mules

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

$6 Monkaritas

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

$6 Old Fashioneds

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

$3.50 Pints of Lucky Monk Signature Brews

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Happy Hour is BEER Again! Sip on Pints of Lucky Monk Signature Brews Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

$5 Bloody Marys

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Excludes Tax and Tip. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 8, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Sundays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

$6 Moscow Mules

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

$6 Monkaritas

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

$5 Glass of House Wine or $10 Off Your Choice of Bottle. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

$6 Old Fashioneds

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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Private Dining

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.

The Lucky Monk Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (42)
Casual (41)
Great for Lunch (29)
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Fun (27)
Comfort Food (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
Live Sports (8)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great night out. Creative good food. Service was outstanding. Live entertainment, loved it!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Tried for the first time and enjoyed ourselves. Nice micro-brews, vibrant active environment. Our server (Laura) was wonderful! Had a minor problem with my dish and she brought a replacement within minutes. We will visit again.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Usually have no issues when visiting Lucky Monk but this time they dropped the ball. We made our reservation and after checking in at the host stand we were told it would only be a few minutes. After 20 minutes after I original reservation time and watching people walking in and being sat before us we asked how much longer until we would get a table only to find out the girl had a lapse of orginazation and forgot about us. We sat down a few minutes later and had to wait 10 minutes until a server came to see us. By then we had our complete order ready and the rest of the time our waitress was hit or miss on checking on the table and we had to track her down for drink refills and the bill when we were ready to leave. Hope this is a one time thing because we usually enjoy this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great menu.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Best burgers we've ever had. A must stop every time we come to Chicago.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Over all service was very good. Your hand crafted beers are excellent. We will be back again for sure.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We brought friends with us this time that hadn't been to Lucky Monk before and they loved it. They were impressed with the beer selection and really enjoyed their food. The portions were so generous that all of us took home a doggy bag! I really enjoy the salmon and the french fries. I am Celiac and they have a good selection of meals for me to choose from and the wait staff are very aware of the special handling of my food and I really appreciate that.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A little disappointed with this visit compared to the first time we dined here. Service was slow, drink refills were not timely and were incorrect, the food was just “ok” compared to EXCELLENT the last time were were went. Hopefully next time is better again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pizza was not cooked correctly, but was removed from the bill.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The waitress didn't come by until we were at the table for 15 minutes. We had to ask her to take out dinner order, also not very attentive. The food was okay at best, not very tasty.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really wanted to like this place, but it was all very meh. Their fried pickles were really good, but that was it. Service was slow and the food was just OK. I wouldn’t go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lucky Monk is getting to be a bit pricey! Still delish, but no longer one of our go tos due to price and wait times

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place for casual dining for any occasion. I never have a bad experience here. Food is high quality and always good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was looking forward to a great burger after reading the reviews. It was only ok. I ordered it medium rare and it was medium well. And when the meal reached our table, it was barely warm. The others in my party were satisfied with their food.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, good food and drink. What more could you really want ?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner celebrating a birthday. Waitress was very friendly and got everything to us in a timely manner.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always fun, great beer and superior service. Ample parking and a really fun menu. It's a regular destination for us.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

First time at Lucky Monk and enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love the Lucky Monk and are coming on a more regular basis. Great ambiance, terrific burgers, and always fine service. In good weather we sit outdoors . Definitely one of our favorites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service from the entire team from being seated to paying the bill. Fun atmosphere to hang out with friends and family. Good food and selection. We had fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really enjoyed this spot! Wish the patio was open, it looks beautiful and I plan to dine again next summer to sit outside!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waitress was awesome😊 She was super sweet with great suggestions. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. Did not rush us when it was time to leave.. all our burgers were delicious and the tacos were amazing. We also had the calamari and the cheese curds which were both delicious. We highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome food!!! Loved the burgers and appetizers.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second visit here. First visit our reservation was terribly messed up. No wait on the second visit. Good food both visits.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We came at 3pm early for an early dinner in bar while watching a baseball playoff game. Bartender was also assigned to wait tables. Bar was not busy at all. But bartender more worried about serving bar patrons than waiting on tables. Otherwise. Good food. Burgess. Fries. Good drinks. Will still return in future.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good. Kids meals were definitely worth the value. Would come again with the kids.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 7 of us including a 3 year old. We all thoroughly enjoyed casual setting and good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is always fantastic. Seriously...it's awesome. But the service is always hit or miss. This time it was very slow...over an hour in and out, and we ordered right away. Food took forever to come out, and our waitress was often nowhere to be found for loonnnggg periods of time. This is a trend.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great service, great restaurant. Can’t wait to come back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good food and service.
Beer flight was set beers. It would be nice to choose the beers.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I meet my girlfriend for lunch since its half way drive for both of us. I like a booth and the menu has a lot of options. It gets noisy as it fills up. They have a great burger, fries are good too, and also a gluten free bun. Nice.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always good food, great beer and excellent service.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the favorites

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food is decent. Today's server was just okay. Value is so-so. Maybe just a few tad expensive for what you get.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Fun place. Enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner and then a great meal once seated.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were seated quickly. We were not rushed and had the opportunity to peruse the menu. One of the old favorites was gone, so my friend was disappointed, as she had talked about her Elvis burger all day. My order got lost and my frind's order was incorrect. While there were apologies, we were not offered any compensation. That was a miss. If it was my first time visiting I wouldn't go back. Since there have been better experiences in the past, I'll go again, not with out-of-town guests who felt badly eating their dinner while I had nothing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have been to The Lucky Monk on several occasions and enjoyed it but this visit was extremely disappointing. Our server, Clementine couldn't have been less interested in waiting on us. We started with the warm pretzel appetizer which was supposed to be served with a beer cheese dipping sauce which was actually more like a queso with peppers in it which I do not like. I asked our server if they had another cheese sauce for the pretzels. She offered a BBQ ranch and more of the tomato sauce which I said would be fine. She never brought either of these.

When we ordered our entrees, I had some questions about what ingredients were in a couple of the dishes. She could not answer but did go check with the kitchen. After she took our order, we barely saw her again. She walked by our table numerous times & didn't bother to check on us or even make eye contact. Our sodas & waters were nearly empty by the time we were able to get her attention.

To top off our evening, she dropped our check off without even asking if we wanted dessert or needed anything else. She obviously couldn't wait to get us out which led me to believe that she was annoyed that the hostess had seated the two of us at a booth for 6ppl. If that was her issue, it should've been discussed with the hostess & not taken out on the customer.

I used my $50 Open Table gift certificate for this meal & I wish I had picked somewhere else to enjoy my free meal. It will be awhile before I decide to go back to The Lucky Monk.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our serve was terrible she never smiled didn't check on us a nearby server young guy was more attentive to us. Her affect was flat and seemed Nnoyec to be there. Never filled our water or soda, didn't ask how our food was. The other server helped us get what we needed. We had no silverware even.

I would have to request another server if we returned

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good food and service. Nice option pre and post theatre!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food, as always. Great beer and craft cocktails. Friendly wait staff and kid-friendly as well

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Spicy, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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