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classic Meets modern in the heart of pilseN

Monnie Burke's is a new restaurant in Pilsen serving Modern American eats and inventive craft cocktails in a stylish space with one of the largest outdoor patios in Chicago. Our menu of elevated comfort food utilizes simple and seasonal ingredients to create bold flavors that resonate with our guests. The cuisine is accompanied by a thoughtfully curated craft beer, wine and cocktail list. The cocktail program is part culinary driven, part modern mixology, with some roots tying back to the classics.

Who’s Monnie Burke?

We are family-owned and our concept is inspired by a beloved aunt — Monnie Burke — who was adored by her many nieces and nephews. Monnie was warm and open with classic style and a sense of adventure. She was a global citizen who had a big impact on our lives and represents our core values -- warm, welcoming and inclusive. Monnie was the first person that owners Margi and Anan Abu-Taleb told of their engagement years ago, and her response was "Love is here to stay." We created Monnie Burke's to honor her and all the love she brought to our family and others. She had a very special ability to make all feel welcome, and at Monnie Burke’s, we strive to do the same.

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