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/

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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (36)
Casual (33)
Great for Lunch (22)
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Comfort Food (21)
Fun (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Live Sports (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was very good, and ambiance was good. Able to carry on a conversation as noise level was moderate. Service was pretty slow. Didn't see our server very often.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love this place! I'm so glad we live 7 minutes away. We've already gone twice in two weeks. So good!! Pickle chips are to die for, the sauces that come with it are amazing. Cheese curds are some of the best I've ever had. Burgers are yummy. Will keep coming back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our family of five adults enjoyed dinner following a holiday movie nearby. The service was excellent! Everyone from the hostess who greeted us to the gentleman who cleared our table was courteous and professional. We all were pleased with our chosen entrees and spirits. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Jose V did a wonderful job. Was very personable and didn't bug us too much. He knew right when to come by and see if we needed anything. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Beers were excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was good, but the food needs some improvement. The French fries tasted as though they were a mixture of fries that had been sitting under a heat lamp too long with fresher, though greasy, French fries.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good placed to go before a movie next door! Nice variety on menu.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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