This restaurant was closed by local authorities. Had a Groupon for brunch to use on our Chicago vacation. Wasted money!
The restaurant is closed!!! The only reason I selected any stars was because I couldn't move on without selecting something. I had to find an alternative restaurant and I couldn't get the Open Table points because I couldn't cancel my reservation at The Monarch.
Take the restaurant off Open Table!!!
This restaurant is no longer open
This restaurant has closed down - please advise removing this so people don't make reservations for a closed restaurant.
What a joke! I made a reservation a few weeks ago, then modified it on Friday, to add 2 more to our party. We arrive to a SHUT DOWN restaurant. They had been evicted. I cannot believe OpenTable let me make and modify a reservation two weeks after they had been evicted.
It would have been great to actually eat here, but the restaurant is permanently closed
Unable to give a rating due to the fact that this restaurant is now closed. Tried to go there this past weekend and there was a big eviction sticker on the window. Please don't allow patrons to make reservations here as the restaurant is no longer open.
This place was a dump. Went there with a Groupon for brunch. Ordered a Bloody Mary that we couldn't stomach because it was extremely salty. The music was super loud. Not my kind of place. Also worth noting, this place has shut down since our visit. Not surprised!
Brunch was great. bottomless mimosa's were the best and wait service filled them up a lot never had to ask.
It was kind of hot and humid in there. It felt like the a/c wasn't on.
And their food is pretty pricey. I wish they offered just basic eggs and sausage with toast.
The Brussel sprout salad and The drues were so delicious!!
Unpretentious bar setting with elevated food and friendly, attentive, competent service. Clever and well crafted cocktails, a thoughtful beer list, and excellent execution on a small but diverse menu. Don't miss the fried green tomato sandwich. Excellent fries. Blue crab dip comes with house-fried wontons that are delicious in their own right.
Everything is always delish!!!
The Monarch is a great local gastro pub for Bucktown / Wicker Park locals. The owner, Colin, and his staff are wonderfully attentive - going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy the experience. The food is upscale bar food with traditional items, as well as, dishes with a welcomed twist. The bar isn't very large so any seat gives you a great view of the TVs above the bar...on the same note b/c the bar is so intimate you can't help, but get involved when the home team scores. The Monarch is a true neighborhood gem that isn't to be missed.
Very good food and brunch. Reasonably priced. Service was very good.
Dinner was delicious, and with half priced mussels, on Thursday, it was a deal. It is more of a bar, but an excellent example of elevated bar food. A little hidden gem.
This is much more a bar than restaurant. I do not recommend for kids.
The food was excellent. Everything we ordered was amazing!
This is the kind of place that you enter and then wonder "Why isn't this place more crowded?", which is why I like it so much. It had great food and ambience, but was practically empty on a Friday night. The food and service were great. I enjoyed it so much, that I'm writing a review, even at the risk more people will catch on and start crowding up the pub.
My first visit to monarch completely sold me. From the small menu to the lively music videos playing on the screens, my husband and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day meal, for sure. We took advantage of a deal offers on OpenTable which includedan appetizer, two entrees and a dessert plus a bottle of champagne. We both ordered the fish and chips for our dinner and started with the sticky sesame chicken wings. Absolutely in love with the chicken wings and the marinated cucumber salad!!!!! Colin, the guy who seemed to be the general manager of the place , even went so far as to break down the ingredients because I was so in love! The fish came out piping hot and the hand cut fries were much appreciated. We ended up being too full to even think of dessert but we wete offered cinnamon bun bread pudding, which sounded amazing!!! But we just couldn't fit it! They have great ambiance, fantastic staff, low seductive lighting and candles on each table for a little romance. This is the perfect spot for a lovely yet personal date night, with good simple food and fantastic, attentive service
Extremely good food and very nice welcoming staff. Made for a great Valentine's Day Dinner.
Also best Tomato Soup I've ever had as well as the Blue Crab Dip was excellent (and everything else).