The Lucky Monk

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$Dedicated Fryer, Fries, Late Night, Restaurant

105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 898-0500
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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2017

    Delish. Dedicated fryer and gf buns.

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    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.

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    4 ratingDecember 08, 2016

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

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2014

    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.

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    3 ratingDecember 23, 2014

    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.

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    4 ratingDecember 05, 2014

    Gluten free beer! Awesome!

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2014

    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.

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    3 ratingJanuary 11, 2014

    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

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    4 ratingOctober 09, 2012

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries


  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 1 am
11 am - 1 am
11 am - 11 pm

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