The Lucky Monk
Live music! Great food! Awesome service.... How much more could you want...
The food took over an hour to get to us and we had three small children. It was agony! And my food was cold. Not happy.
We love Lucky Monk! It’s our go to restaurant before seeing a movie!
We reserved an outdoor table for dinner, and the manager told us that a private party booked the patio so the only tables available were in direct sunlight. We told him that we'd rather eat inside then and he gave us a complimentary appetizer, which was not necessary, but very much appreciated.
Good food, good time. We had an excellent waiter who made sure our order was correct and to our liking. I would go back again and try other items on the menu that I thought sounded good but didn’t order this visit. A good experience.
Good beer. Beautiful patio but blaring music makes it hard to have table conversation.
Great; however outdoor live music was a bit loud to hold a conversation.
The food and craft beer was outstanding and i already told 8 people to go to the Monk asap!!!!!
I had not been to the lucky monk for many years and again at this visit was very pleased. The hamburger that I had was probably one of the best that I’ve ever had and served with a smile. The price of the meal was very fair I would go many times again and recommend it to friends.
Since the LM is know for burgers, we ordered 5 different types of burgers. Here’s the rundown:
The Elvis, caramelized bananas and peanut butter sounds nuts but was delicious. The bourbon glaze on the Bourbon Monk Stout was too creamy and had no bourbon flavor. I did not care for it and sent it back (management willingly took it off our bill...very impressive). The Swiss & Shroom, Classic, and Smoke Daddy IPA BBQ were delish too.
Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because of bland bourbon sauce, not enough cheese on the cheese burgers (very thin slice), and all the burgers ordered medium were under cooked to rare.
So, my advice; avoid the Bourbon Monk Stout Burger, order extra cheese, and make sure they cook the burger to your liking and you’ll love it.
Wonderful place. We have been there before. The food is on point and different from others in the area. The spot that we sat was a little to busy of employees passing by but still was able to enjoy our conversation.
If you are looking for a good burger this is the place! Best hamburgers around!!
Arrived 10 mins. Early for reservation. Told us they would seat us closer to reservation time. Seated 10 minutes late at a table for six as they would not open last area of restaurant. Suspect they are short on servers here as most restaurants are these days. Alex was hardly interested in us and We suspect so because we are not drinkers. He never returned to see if our meals were satisfactory or if we needed something. Just not the usual good service we are accustomed to here.
Love this place. Food is always great. Portions are huge!
Birthday for my sister with kids. Great place for kids with adult cocktails.
Eating indoors at The Lucky Monk would make eating on an O'Hare runway seem quiet. It is an absolute din of clamoring voices and loud TV sets with tables packed together so tightly that there is no getting away from the frenzied noise of the place. Outside is a very pretty setting, overlooking a pond with a fountain. While the music can be played at an excessively high level, it's not overbearing. Regrettably, for a restaurant open as long as this one has been, the kitchen still can't get the food out in a timely manner. Worst of all, our waitress was completely inept and totally oblivious to how bad she was. She pranced around with her seemingly 6 foot long pony tail trailing behind her, assuring each table that she'd "be right back." What for? She didn't take one's order for nearly half an hour and didn't even get it straight, when she did. She was annoying, forgetful and totally unfit for her job responsibilities. The bucolic setting doesn't begin to make up for such incredibly poor service.
Great food, great waiter been a while since I been there but did not dissappoint, won't make it so long next time
Always a great place to gather with friends and family. The atmosphere is fun and the fun and drinks are awesome! I always suggest this place when I have family from out of town or we are celebrating a birthday. Check out the awesome patio!!
The one lb pretzel was amazing. Al three dipping sauces cheddar beer, tomato and cinnamon butter were berry good . I had the nawlin’s Chicken Sandwich and it was moist and tasty. I expected it have a little spicy kick but it did not. The rest of the group had burgers and they said it did not disappoint. The service was superb . The waitress always checked in on us at the right moments. We will defiantly be coming back.
Great menu selection, had the giant pretzel and cheese curbs to start. Both were outstanding. Our dinners were just as good. Ended with the warm brownie and ice cream YUM.
We ordered an appetizer it came out with are meal and it wasn’t really good the gravy on the poutine fries was a little cold.we’ve eaten here many times I just think it was a bad day for the lucky monk
Delicious as always. Love the monk!
The service was incredibly slow. It took 45-55 minutes to bring out two burgers and a kids meal. Our waitress seemed to avoid talking to us or filling our drinks because she knew the food was not out yet. When we finally flagged her down she took another 10 minutes to check on the food. It was busy, but not that busy. We have dined here many times and this was the worst service we’ve had in a long time.
Just very slow service, this happened before as the kitchen is under staffed or something.
The service, beer, and food are great. It is noisy but that is expected because it is fun place. The pretzel appetizer is FANTASTIC.
It is so nice to go out to eat and to find a meal for under $20.00 per person. Our waiter was as attentive as could be without hovering at our table. He was very knowledgable about the food and even offered to give us separate checks. There was not one thing more we could have asked for. This is a great place to go for a casual meal as well as a night out.
Really good food at very reasonable prices, service was excellent and Justin time and it’s a really cute place. We all enjoyed ourselves very much!
Our favorite dining establishment :-) !!! Great food, great service, great atmosphere! That’s why we signed up for the Society membership. Reuben, Nikki, Brendan, Alex, Morgan, John... 👍🏼👊🏼
Bring on the filet mignon (suggestion:-)
I had a club salad with chicken and my chicken was raw. I informed my waitress and the manager deducted $5 for the chicken. Do they realize how sick raw chicken can make someone? The $5 deduction was kind of a joke because that left me paying $12 for lettuce and jicama. I have been to this restaurant many times and this is my worst experience.
always a great experience! the food and drinks are delicious.
Went for Fathers Day busy but many empty tables . Kitchen was slow almost 45 mins and a salad came out wrong . When asked how long food would be they said “well we’re busy” when salad came out wrong “said well we’re busy”... I bet most had reservations so if you can’t handle a crowd cap the reservations . So one In group didn’t get to eat as by the time we tracked someone down others were almost done. Have been many times so know this isn’t the norm. Had it been our first time may have been our last .. everyone who got their food really enjoyed it...
We had a very nice lunch and the server was the best. He made the afternoon.
The service was ok but the food was lack luster. We ordered a pizza that had chopped basil on it but the leaves were still whole with knife marks on them like they were suppsed to be separated and chopped. The Reuben was warm at best, I'm guessing due to waiting under a heat lamp for the pizza. I brought my fiancée here for her birthday and called ahead to have them bring out a surprise birthday confection/donut at the end of the meal. Not only did the hostess announce it was a birthday with our reservation as we checked in to ruin the surprise but the end of the meal dessert was never delivered to us.
The visit was much less than impressive.
Great menu. There's something for everyone. Service was top notch.
It was great. Our waitress was excellent. Our food came out perfectly cooked. There were 4 of us out for dinner and we loved the entire evening.
Always have a great time at this restaurant. It's a little loud in the dinning room but the food is great.
As usual, a great dining experience at Lucky Monk yesterday, Excellent service by Wesley; great food and beverage; nice atmosphere. Highly recommend!
There is a great vibe to the restaurant and the food was great!