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Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com
  • Phone: (773) 348-8886
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER HOURS:

    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    *Twice a year, Mon Ami Gabi Chicago hosts a special 'Sunday Brunch' for Easter and Mother's Day Celebration!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Shedden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mon Ami Gabi's airy interior sets a fresh, cosy atmosphere. This casual bistro is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months with a great view of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
    The Private Room seats 30 guests, our semi-private Room seats 50 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 150 guests. The room is audio visual compatible for program events. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (773) 348-8886.
  • Entertainment: Appreciating the flavors and aromas of great wines adds a remarkable new element to your dining experience. That's why Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Appreciating the flavors and aromas of great wines adds a remarkable new element to your dining experience. That's why Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fullerton
  • Public Transit: CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark
    CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Mon Ami Gabi is located at 2300 N Lincoln Park West, in the historic Belden Stratford. We are on the corner of Belden and N. Lincoln Park West, 1 block south of Fullerton and two blocks east of Clark St.

    Valet is $14 and parking is also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
A word from Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the favorites are all here in abundance, there is always something new to try from the ever-evolving menu. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites.
To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart. Guests will enjoy the airy interior with our large French windows opening out onto the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or in the summer months, the lovely outdoor garden.
Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food is tasty and prepared in the French tradition. Steaks are served with tasty sauces including red wine and sauteed onions. The French Onion soup is extraordinary. My table was fortunate to have an excellent, caring waitress who recommended our wine and desserts. I will return soon."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went for dinner Friday night and sat in the outdoor patio section. The patio has a great atmosphere even if the tables are a bit close together. The menu didn't really have anything exciting on it though, while the frisée sale was delicious I think additional menu items could be added, such as the braised short ribs which are a special during the week."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I ate in Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas and had a great experience and enjoyable food. I came to the same restaurant in Chicago with a group. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance and thought the restaurant was quite attractive. Much of the food was good. The bread was delicious, Onion soupsenjoyable and house salad very good. Were somewhat disappointed in the pate, it was served cold, was very hard and had no distinct taste probably because it was so cold. The steaks were good but the roast chicken was not crisp and didn't have an intense flavor from being roasted. It was pale and soft in texture. The desserts were very good. The service was rushed and somewhat physically intrusive. It may have been an off day so I would try it again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great swordfish. Outstanding quality and prep. Excellent duck ala Orange. Sasha out waiter w s s ever so professional, attentive without hovering. Great overall experience. Always a pleasure! Took my mom and she hummed through dinner."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We always love dinner at Mon Ami. The food, service and decor are always exactly what you've come to expect, perfect. Best French Bistro in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great thin cut French steaks which are reliably great. Shrimp cocktail is one best I have Hardin Chicago . Peach Melba dessert is great. I didn't care for the small dinner salad as it didn't taste fresh and the dressing acidity overwhelmed any flavor."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Mon Ami never let's you down. It is the classic French bistro with all the right accents. The place is full but not crowded and has a nice bistro buzz. Go back often."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I love this restaurant- great ambiance, food is always good! However, this was the first time we did not have the best service. Entrees came out a little cold, most likely because the waitress didn't get them out on time. She did replace the one entree that was cold in not time flat. However, still my favorite place for a special occasion. We will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We just love Mon Ami Gambi - and the Lincoln Park location has the best ambience. We recently took friends there and I recommended the skate wing as I always do. Our friends now want to go back and order it again! Depending upon the seating, it can get quite loud in there - try and sit outside if you can during the summer months - it is wonderful."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Consistently enjoyable. Mussels, pates, onion soup, several steak frites choices, roast chicken, trout almandine, skate wing, desserts all good. Nice wines. Pleasant to sit out front & quieter."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food is always top notch and straightforward. Wine selection by the glass very good and The room is very appealing. Always look forward to being there."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Wonderful as always. The steak bordelaise is so delicious and bread pudding also."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I'd read about this place and a friend said it was good and would accommodate our (pre-teen ) daughter. She was right, there was a nice kids menu. The bread comes piping hot in a bag w/a side of delicious carrot salad (and butter!). Scallop app was rich and tasty, if you like cheese, order this! The skate was cooked to perfection. Both my daughter & husband had the steak frites and thought they were good. ( classic comes with a heavy dose of a parsley butter on top, so if you are cautious of calories, ask for this on the side ). The house salad was simple but fresh and good. Wines are decently priced. We skipped dessert, but those that we saw looked amazing!! If it's nice, outdoor seating is the way to go"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was my second trip to Mon Ami Gabi, and it was just as wonderful as the first. This time we tried lots of sides (get the whipped cauliflower . . . it will change your life), and they were all delicious. We sat outside which was great fun - lots to see in Lincoln Park - but the noise was occasionally too much. Mon Ami Gabi doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed the french onion soup and ambience of the restaurant. Courteous service and the variety in the offerings."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We made a reservation to celebrate the birthday of my mom, wife and myself. Unfortunately, even with a reservation the table we were seated at was unpleasant. It was located in the bar, right next to the bathroom. The table was in the path for patrons utilizing the bathroom and the waiters accessing the bar so our table was constantly bumped throughout the dinner. The table was set for two not three so during dinner we had to ask for a napkin, plate, silverware. The food was very good and our server was pleasant and attentive. When she heard it was our birthdays she even brought us a dessert. It was unfortunate our seating and wish we had said something. We would have enjoyed an after dinner drink if the table wasn't so uncomfortable."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal or time at Mon Ami Gabi."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We brought our kids for a special occasion dinner. The waitress ( Denise or Deborah) was so pleasant and kind to our kids. We sat outside and walked through Lincoln park afterwards."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Nice place for steak and frites. nice Paris atmosphere. charming. will go back again"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We LOVE going here for a weeknight dinner (it's great on weekends too). The service is fantastic and the food is always excellent. Best steak Pom fritts in the City for the money. We have been so many times I list count, not one single negative thing."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I am a frequent diner at this restaurant! The food is consistently great! John,our server, is excellent and makes us feel like we are special! It is my favorite!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been to M.A.G. several times and had much better experiences. Food was ok to not good. My companion's duck was overcooked, the bread had an odd earthy taste like dirt (you know, that taste you get when you eat beets or dirty lettuce) and the escargot were just plain bad. The Chicken Grandmere was the only thing I would have considered above average. Lettuce Enteratain You needs to step in up in regards to this place. Its been around awhile and the quality used to be more consistent."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant for our wedding dinner celebration as it has everything we wanted for our special evening. Everything thing and I do mean everything was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The service was impeccable from start to finish and the good was fantastic! Merci!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have eaten at Mon Ami Gabi many times over the years. We have consistently had great food and great service. This time we sat outside. The weather was cool but they have heaters so it was very comfortable. I would always recommend for almost anyone."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My out of town guests were very impressed with the evening. Food, ambiance and server Sasha. Sasha"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The menu is quite varied and the food fresh and vey tasty. The ambience was quite charming with a cute French flare. My only disappointment was when we arrived we were told that it would be a 45 minute wait if we wanted to table outside. We had made a reservation under the premise that outside tables were available upon request and arrival. There were several tables available outside but the hostess was unwilling to give us one unless we waited for 45 minutes. Our reservation was for 6 PM at that particular time the restaurant was not extremely crowded because it was a Sunday evening. We sat inside near the windows but I was quite disappointed that we could not get a table outside and have a view of Lincoln Park on a beautiful evening."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming here for years but I have noticed the last two times that it is starting to slip with the service and food timing. I understand that people don't want the food to take forever but when you are here for a special occasion and the food comes out less than 5 minutes, we just felt rushed and we had ordered straight away. Our waiter wasn't helpful with wine recommendations and seemed annoyed through your the entire service. The food is still great but we will be looking for another French restaurant to call home."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I wanted to try a different French restaurant, but that was a mistake. Our entrees arrived and my friend sent them back asking where our appetizer was. The waiter should have expedited our salmon tartare, but kept forgetting to order it. We had nothing to eat for 1 hour which is unacceptable and ruined our dinner experience. I will not be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was stellar and the service was excellent. My birthday was two weeks ago, and we're still talking about that meal. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent service, even though the restaurant was very busy that night for Bastille Day."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have been to the one in Las Vegas and Oak Brook but this Lincoln Park setting is the best! We were there for Bastille Day and wondered if the service would not be very good due to large crowds, but it was as wonderful as ever. I wish I would venture out and try something else, but they make the most fabulous skate wing and that fish can be so difficult to find, so I always order it there. We always have a wonderful time when we dine there!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I recently took my boyfriend to Mon Ami Gabi for his birthday. We had 6:30 reservations for a Sunday and were immediately sat upon our slightly early arrival. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu. We had a good goat cheese and tomato sauce appetizer which came out promptly. We both ordered filet minon but with different sauces. They accidentally brought my boyfriend the wrong cut of steak and when made aware of the issue, everyone apologized profusely and quickly made up for the error. The bartender (who keeps an impressive eye on the tables near him) immediately sent over a free drink. The manager brought out the right steak and even comped it for us! Try the filet with merlot sauce and the chocolate mousse dessert!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "After years of good food four of us left very unhappy"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We arrived early but were seated about 10 minutes after reservation time. Waitress dropped off menus said would be back with specials. Not return for another 10 minutes and showed up to ask if ready to order. No review of specials Placed order. Servers very prompt with food. Food was very good and worth the visit. Then waited for waitress to return. After about 15 minutes waitress returns with dessert menu. Another 15 minutes before she returns to our table even though very attentive to next table. By then the enthusiasm for a nice finish to the meal was lost. Do understand busy night but this was beyond reasonable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We sat outside, which was very nice because the tables are protected from the wind, and there are heaters. The shrimp cocktail was as good as it gets, very fresh, large, perfectly cooked and chilled shrimp with a good horseradish cocktail sauce. The trout and boullibaisse were excellent as well. Good French wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Service was friendly and prompt."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I dine here frequently, and they are always consistently good. Wonderful, French comfort food!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining and celebrating there. The food and service is consistently great. John the waiter is FANTASTIC!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi is a great place. I have been there many times over the years and never leave disappointed. It is perfect for celebrations, intimate get-togethers, and a nice dinner. I recommend it constantly."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our waiter was overworked. Two(demanding) parties on either side of us who were seated after us had drinks and one had appetizers before our drink order was taken."
    Dined on 7/8/2014