The Lucky Monk

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fries
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
105 Hollywood Blvd
South Barrington, IL 60010

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Celiac

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I used to love dining here. But the last two times I haven’t felt great afterwards. The latest attempt, the pizza looked “normal”, which made me hesitate. I let Nima take the first bite. Gluten found! And that was despite having a manager’s signature that indicated they knew I had an “allergy”. So maybe the Lucky Monk is okay if you are looking for a reduced gluten meal, but don’t go if you have celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice selection on Gluten Free menu, burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, pizza! They have a dedicated fryer for French fries and sweet potato fries. I ordered a chicken sandwich which is huge. GF bun was tasty but fell apart when eating so just took top part off in order to eat it. Would go back

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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This has quickly become my favorite place to eat! The staff is knowledgeable and kind. The food is amazing. And the atmosphere is super chill. Highly recommend!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

Photos


Regular GF burger and sweet potato fries!
Gluten free big pepperoni pizza!
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Celiac

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A good amount of choices. Food was delicious- but I had a reaction to something. Definately cross-contamination in my meal. It was extremely busy, waitress wasn't very attentive...she didnt seem to understand the medical necessity of my requests, or rather didnt really care. I might try again next time we are in the area...but at a less busy time & I will be very vocal about my needs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server was very knowledgeable! They have a gluten free menu with great choices. It was hard to decide. My daughter and I had burgers on gluten free buns and the sweet potato fries. The fries were amazing! My son had the pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best burgers ive ever had and gf!! No reaction so that made it even better! Server said there are no guarantees about CC but they take it seriously.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a delicious burger on a gluten free bun and sweet potato fries that were cooked in a dedicated fryer. Beware: portions are H-U-G-E.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My teenage son recently went there and said it was the best GF pizza he has ever had, and we’ve tried them all. He actually had to confirm with the server twice if it was GF because it was so good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Best BF burger we’ve ever had! Dedicated fryer for great fries too. They even modified the dessert to make it GF. Awesome restaurant with lots of GF options, highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten friendly menu with plenty of good options from tacos to burgers. 100% gf fries! Yum!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The staff is accommodating and helpful for someone needing to eat gluten-free and vegan. Multiple options and a dedicated gfree fryer for French fries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My waiter could not be inconvenienced enough to keep me safe without attitude. He pissily told me that I could have a few items without anything good on it. So different from my last experience. I have a $50 gift card for here that will be wasted because I don't feel like having a celiac attack over this douche. First time was amazing but this time will be my last.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delish. Dedicated fryer and gf buns.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The Lucky Monk is easily one of the best restaurants around. The food is top notch and they do watch the gluten. Salmon was the best I have ever had at any restaurant around. I went back again on another date and had corn beef with a GF bun and it was top notch. All my friends love the food there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They've improved from several years ago. More gf appetizers, very tasty.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about gluten allergies and the chef is always notified if someone has an allergy. Almost everything can be made GF and they now offer a gluten free bun for burgers and sandwiches which they didn't before.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server not knowledgable but found info I needed by asking (and I looked online). They charged $4 to sub veggies in for bread for our appetizer. They were few and the peppers weren't cleaned properly (still had the seeds and white in them). The food was good but I felt unwelcome. Disappointed.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten free beer! Awesome!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good burger (but no bun so bring your own). Their french fries are amazing. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. They had a fair amount of gluten free beer options as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Dedicated fryer! That's great. I had a sunrise burger(bun free) with fries ( truffle Parmesan)

Great fries- a touch more truffle would be nice

Burger- not bad. The egg was a nice touch as was the bacon marmalade. I don't think it should be served with lettuce. It hides the subtle flavors of the marmalade. Plus it tasted a bit off. Not old, just not good.

The brown ale (gf) was not bad. It def has sulfites as I had a reaction to it. But nothing terrible

Service is very good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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While they do not have a dedicated gluten-free menu, this kitchen and staff were VERY well-versed in how to prepare things gluten-free and how to keep everything safe. French fries are fried in a dedicated fryer, the buns (non-gluten free) are toasted in a separate toaster, so they do not contaminate the hamburgers! While they do not offer gluten-free buns, I was just happy to be able to get a safe hamburger sans bun, or wrapped in lettuce, if I wanted. Or fries! But they had several other options as well - the menu indicates some items can be prepared to accommodate gluten free or other allergy requests. The wild mushroom risotto was delicious! (I added chicken! Yum!) The waitress we had said they take allergies and gluten-free very seriously. They did advise that ingredients can sometimes change, so to check w/ each visit. The risotto sauce had recently changed, so I did wait a bit while they checked for the ingredients on it. But the management, kitchen and wait staff were all pleasant and great to work with. We did call ahead and I asked some questions when I made a reservation (we had a large party), but most of my questions were answered again by our waitress who was just as knowledgeable. Will definitely visit again! 4-stars only because no dedicated GF menu.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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