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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: Ben Goodnick
  • 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.
  • 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 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 $12 and street parking is also available.
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This restaurant has the feel of a real French bistro. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable but not overly attentive. It's a little noisy inside when the restaurant is crowded. Outside is GREAT. I have never had a bad meal there -- its all good. You can have a healthy meal here easily -- or go with the butter and sauces, as you like. It's in my neighborhood and feels like a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As always a very enjoyable experience, for once it was not crowded and the room was relatively quiet. Very good food and service wish I could eat there more often."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our party of four were pleased with the food and the service. 3 of us had the skate and all loved it"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a lovely table outside. Our server, Ryan was excellent; attentive, knowledgable. The food was wonderful. We were celebrating our birthdays plus we had out of state guests. Everyone loved their dishes."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been dining here for years, primarily because its a block away from home. The sameness of it all reminds one that it is part of a chain. Nothing unexpected ever happens. Its the same corporate-designed menu year after year. I suppose there's something to be said for reliability, but it would be nice to encounter a surprise once in a while. Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park, for example, will feature a rabbit dish or some other such treat. But, if its steak frites you want, Mon Ami will suffice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is always excellent. Servers are accommodating. We sat outside which is a beautiful space. This is a restaurant that never loses its ability to ensure a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wow! We have become quite picky about our fish. As they say in Alaska "Friends don't let friends eat farm raised salmon" The Scottish trout special that we had last Wednesday was perhaps the best fish we've had in the continental states in a long time! I thought I was not a rhubarb fan so was a little hesitant about the preparation, but the arugula rhubarb salad was divine. Bravo!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Coworkers and I went before going to The Apollo Theater and it was all we hoped for, prices are very reasonable, food was exceptional . I am planning on taking my husband to the Oak Brook location in the near future, I am craving the scallops !"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The far southwest corner of the restaurant is the place to be. Don, the handsome tall silver-haired waiter rules. Best service ever. Food great too."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Give this restaurant a try, if you haven't - it's a favorite among locals and should be among visitors. Sitting outside on a lovely July evening and enjoying the delicious food and superb service is such a treat. Treat yourself well and make a reservation"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The service was very poor and the food was not up to its usual standard. We will no longer recommend it."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We usually enjoy sone wine here but the waiter wss rude, ignorant and mean. We almost waked out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and wine is great, just wish they had a bigger bar. Everything we order is great. The managers make sure everything runs smoothly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went to Mon Ami Gabi for my 30th birthday and it was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for a birthday celebration and had an absolute perfect night everything went well and everyone was extremely friendly from the moment we walked in the door. Dinner was outstanding loved every bite of the lamb t-bone special I got and the ratatuille was the best I have ever had as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "sasha was an excellent waiter. Service was great. Signed up for "letus" entertain you."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi is one of my most favorite restaurants but I came for the duck and was very disappointed. It looked good and crisp, the way I like it but it was very tough. They handlede it favorably. I will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent food. Service lacked. Our waiter was curt, not showing any of the normal lettuce entertain you enthusiasm. He did everything but everything seemed to be a chore."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I always enjoy Mon Ami. The food is interesting and consistently good; good wines by the glass; great out door space and top notch service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have loved dining at Mon Ami Gabi for many years now. Our favorite French bistro, La Tache in Andersonville, closed down several years ago, and we were heartbroken thinking we'd never find a place to replace it. We were initially skeptical that a Lettuce restaurant could replace that intimate, friendly feel of the bistro that we loved. We've been coming to Gabi for several years now, however, and love it! We hardly even miss the old place anymore. This week we came for our 16th wedding anniversary and had an outstanding evening, as always."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Had dinner here for our wedding anniversary trip to Chicago. The food was delicious, the outdoor patio was charming and our friendly, attentive (but not too attentive!) waiter Ryan made our evening complete. We definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning -- hopefully before summer ends so we can enjoy the patio one more time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a nice experience here this week. The for was fantastic, but the server was not the best. Lots of apologizing for not being slow, which, just do better, and quit apologizing. After getting our cocktails, we were asking questions about the menu and he walked away from our table to answer another table's questions. Unacceptable. We ended up cutting it short and not doing dessert or after dinner drinks because the service was so subpar. Still, though - the steak frittes and gazpacho were spectacular."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were very disappointed to find that our very favorite items have been discontinued, namely the ricotta and tapenade appetizer, the arugula salad, and the fish and frites. This definitely lowers our incentive for patronizing this otherwise excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. It is located close to the lake front. The French cuisine is delightful and the service also. It is a little touch of Paris in Chicago without the language problems."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I and my five person sales team enjoyed dinner at Mon Ami Gabi on a Monday night. The ambiance & food were both very good. The service was quite slow, but we also weren't in a hurry. I'd be careful choosing Mon Ami Gabi if you're in a hurry."
    Dined on 6/9/2014