The Lucky Monk

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Fries + 2 more
92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010 Directions

(847) 898-0500
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delish. Dedicated fryer and gf buns.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

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

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    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 rating
    4 years ago

    Gluten free beer! Awesome!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 years ago

    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

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 11 pm

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