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The Lucky Monk

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The Lucky MonkThe Lucky Monk
BA SCORE
3.58/5
Good
260 Ratings
The Lucky MonkThe Lucky Monk
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

105 Hollywood Blvd
South Barrington, Illinois, 60010-7121
United States

(847) 898-0500 | map
theluckymonk.com

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Added by emerge077 on 12-10-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
24
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
260
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.75/5
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
40
pDev:
13.87%
 
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Reviews by Vdubb86:
Photo of Vdubb86
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The feel of the lucky monk is of a higher end classy place. The prices are much more reasonable than I expected. It was my intent to get the sampler platter to taste all of the beers to find my favorite selection at the place. Overall, I wasn't really impressed with the beer choices that I had before me but I settled on the Amber which was still a solid brew. From what I understand the winter seasonals are the better of the brews. I'll have to come back and find out.

The service at the place was excellent our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable with all of the foods on the menu as well as all of the beers available on tap and in bottle.

One thing that I would be hard pressed to complain about was the portions. You get quite a large meal for the price you pay. There wasn't a giant menu of options to choose from, but it really didn't seem to phase anyone in my party. All of the food ingredients seemed to be put together in unique combinations to make up the menu items, they did not disappoint. One of the better meals I've had at a brew pub.

Overall, this place comes highly recommended. The beer isn't the greatest, but it's good enough. And the food and service are enough to keep you coming back for more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ChWRoCk
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Overall, the Lucky Monk in terms of a brew pub that focuses on the whole experience is a solid night out in the northwest suburbs. Cool vibe, love the barrels in the wall and the dim lighting, has a classier vibe to it that fits the location.

The beers themselves were just average, I found bitterness to be a common flavor in them all that was somewhat overwhelming, admittedly I have yet to have the amber, and likely won't as it is not a style I enjoy. I typically find myself ordering one of the guest tap beers when coming here, and they have a fairly solid selection of them.

The food on the other hand, I've yet to have a bad item on the menu, constantly meets my expectations. Service is typically quick and the pricing really reasonable.

Every time I come here the experience is consistent, and I know what to expect which I don't hate.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Buster
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.05/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice facility. Good serive. Above average casual American cuisine. Middle of the road craft beer.

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Photo of joshdaut
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of duobob
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of PatrickG
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Snowdrift
2.04/5  rDev -45.6%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Eddie_Kobane
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of hoosier222002
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Punisher
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stouts4me
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dlino11
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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The Lucky Monk in South Barrington, IL
Brewery rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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