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Wild Monk

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11 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

88 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, Illinois, 60525-2429
United States

(708) 255-2337 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 12-12-2011

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Redrover:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I was able to stop by there last weekend. It has been my radar forever, but for some reason kept forgetting to stop by. Summer Saturday nights are busy in La Grange. After negotiating one of the worse designed public parking structures in the world, we were finally able to get to the bar for a beer.

The bar has a very modern vibe & decor. There is a small seating area to your left and then the long bar. There are communal tables to the right and smaller tables to the rear. There is a nice patio along busy La Grange Ave.

They have a very extensive beer list. 34 taps and very long bottle/can list. Unfortunately they don’t seem to update their in-house beer lists. 4 of the 12 beers we ordered they were out of. This becomes a bit annoying as the server has to keep coming back to our table for another option. We ended up giving her a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice and that seemed to work. Note that they do tend to update on-line beer menus….

Service was friendly but didn’t know the beer menu. The manager also was friendly and welcoming and then thanked us for our patronage on the way out.

I didn’t try the food this time, but the menu looked good and from what I could observe the food looked and smelled good.

I will have no problem going back and will try the food next time and update my review.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of NewGlarusFan
2.86/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Michael914
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bigduga
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sordyl
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gmendez1122
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4


Stopped here today and had a Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock. It was on the main drag of downtown La Grange, near the movie theater and across from Prasino.

Corner location, not a huge place but not especially cozy. Modern "gastropub" vibe, a step up from typical suburban bars. Dark interior colors, slate blue walls and dark brown wood wainscoting. Modern exposed fixtures, dark wood tables, a trio of high tables perpendicular to the bar, with two side areas with two/four tops. Crowd was diverse, there were families, a pair of old ladies, and sports fans at the bar. Several flat screens around the place.

Service was quick and friendly. The hostess said the drafts were $5 today (Sunday) but the waitress said it only applied to drafts that were priced less than $8. Flatbreads were made from scratch, so they informed us it would take 20 min. to prepare.

Beer selection was good, apparently they had an event a week ago and had Cherry Rye on tap. They update on beer menus, see link above if you managed to read this far. List is broken out by style which was nice.

Food was pretty good, the sliders were ok and the french onion ale soup was tasty. Flatbread was ok, kind of doughy. Quinoa was an appetizer served cold in a cup, seemed to be better suited as a side dish. Dinner for 2 was around $20 a person.

Overall a good option in La Grange, noticed a BBQ spot down the street that i'll check out next time when in the area.

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Wild Monk in La Grange, IL
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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