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Monarch Brewing Company

$$ - $$$American, ,
212 S Independence St, Monticello, IL 61856-1950
+1 217-631-1141
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good8%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
212 S Independence St, Monticello, IL 61856-1950
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What had become mine and my wife’s favorite spot for a nice dinner in Monticello was very disappointing tonight. Service was excessively slow, order requests were not followed and it took over 30 minutes to get a beer. We were told the bartender was assisting...More

Thank mloyd327
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Our family went to Monarch Brewing Company for lunch & it was lovely! Tasty food & drinks! The atmosphere was perfect, we’ll definitely be back for dinner on the weekends to hear live music. Perfect venue!

Thank jhoene21
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Interesting atmosphere, good service, good food rounded out our last visit. Hostesses greeted us promptly and accommodated us with our seating request. Our server was friendly and quick to offer suggestions. We always enjoy a beer flight to try what’s new. This time we had...More

Thank 50BW51
Reviewed June 21, 2018

You can tell a lot of care went into this old methodist church to preserve it and make it function as a restaurant. it's beautiful, unique, and tasty. This is totally my experience to tell. Our waitress was attentative, friendly, and quick. we had a...More

Thank Z1546ZUterrim
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We had heard this was a really good spot, but found it to be better than advertised. Really good food in a nice environment. My wife had the pretzel crusted cod and it was prepared perfectly and a great value at the price point as...More

Thank pitch9mdk
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner. Nice menu. Good variety. Opted for a burger and roasted Brussels sprouts. Delish! This is inside an old church. Very nice. Waiter very friendly. Great service. Will definitely go back.

Thank Pat A
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Our family went to Monarch for a birthday celebration. Since a reservation was made, we were seated immediately. Our server welcomed us and promptly disappeared for 15 minutes. We waved down another and asked to place our drink order. The server reappeared ten minutes later....More

Thank Allzz10
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I had heard about and read reviews of poor service right after the place opened but decided to try it out with several friends and family. We had a reservation for 5:30 and was seated just a few minutes upon arrival at that time. The...More

Thank psmorris62
Rob W, Owner at Monarch Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Scott, Thanks for the review as it helps us fix issues we as owners/management sometimes don't know about. The quality of the paninis you described is not what we are striving for here at Monarch. I have issued a refund on these for you. We...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018

Got to meet the new GM. Found out this was the first week with new kitchen and menu. We had burgers, chili and dessert, can’t forget about the beer too. Food was good and served hot. Intereting building, converted church. Lots of room for private...More

Thank 50BW51
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We live in Champaign and had not heard of Monarch Brewing Company before they joined the Champaign County Restaurant Week promotion. After looking at their menu we decided to venture out to Monticello and give it a try. First, the staff was very friendly and...More

Thank Keith S
Rob W, Owner at Monarch Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Keith, Thanks for coming out during Restaurant Week. The oversight with the bread plates is an obvious one and one that we will address with the servers. Since your visit we have completed a complete kitchen renovation. This allows for out food to come out...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Independence St, Monticello, IL 61856-1950
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 217-631-1141
  • E-mail
Situated in a one hundred year old church, Monarch Brewing Company has made its home as a brewery and restaurant in the heart of Monticello, Illinois. Monarch offers 28 taps at the full service bar, including a variety of selections brewed on the premises. Stay for brunch, lunch, or dinner, as Monarch's menu features daily specials, house made pretzels, or a classic pub burger. Enjoy the view of the beautiful stained glass windows inside or bring a brew outside to savor the weather on a nice day.
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