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Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com
  • Email: leye.mag@gmail.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 had a delightful evening with our family, celebrating various events. Great service! Great food! The steaks and pommes frites were excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Disappointing table service, hair in dinner salad. Staff did o.k. job with remedy, but disappointed in entire experience since it is one of our more reliable venues to eat at."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The meal was fine but was tarnished by a patron who apparently passed out and paramedics had to come in to revive and remove him.. this was right next to our table"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Standard menu of a French restaurant but food is mediocre at best. They have everything to be excellent but it feels they have decided to play it safe and make every item in the menu tasteless and soul-less. I will never be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Everything we ate was awesome. The French bread they serve is some of the best bread I have ever had. My mom and I are still talking about it! Then we got the lemon shrimp for an appetizer. It came with four big shrimps that had just the right amount of lemon and then a swipe of some kind of puree with pine nuts on top. To die for. For dinner, we got the salmon entree and the salmon salad. Both of the pieces of fish were awesome. The quinoa/wild rice that comes with the salmon entree is so tasty with just the right amount of sweet. Where the salmon was pan seared beautifully. The atmosphere was fun! It's not a huge place, but I did see some bigger tables. I am definitely planning on going there again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is my favorite Chicago restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love Mon Ami Gabi! The food and drinks are terrific and the servers and bar tender are fabulous. My favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food, always. Service very good. Not rushed on a busy evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As always, our meal was perfect. The table was available on time, the meal was excellent, our guests were happy, the clientel were upscale and well dressed. It is alway a special place for us and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience here, and the food was very good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great bistro food is consistently excellent! This time the enjoyment was diluted after several reminders that ordered items and drinks were forgotten. This same waiter would ask one of our party of 4 if they wanted another drink and promptly leave the table without asking anyone else. very odd! We've been to MonAmieGabi many times before - for the first time, this waiter created an annoying experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As former LEYE raters, we feel Mon Ami Lincoln Park is the gem of the entire LEYE restaurant chain ! The food quality is exactly as ordered, delicious to taste, and the service impeccable as usual. The waiter remembered our anniversary celebration and congratulated us. We always enjoy this fabulous restaurant - keep up the tremendous work ! Don't pass up the bananas foster dessert !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went here for an early dinner on St. Paddy's Day to escape the madness and had a great time! I had forgotten how great this restaurant is. The service and atmosphere are perfect: proper, clean, and very romantic. The menu has on many of the French bistro classics like escargot and steak frites all wonderfully prepared. The best thing about this place, and I don't mean this as a slam, is the service. Our waiter was kind, knowledgable, and very professional. I even made a mistake on the check in his favor which he corrected for me. I will be back to Mon Ami Gabi soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a very knowledgeable waitress who provided excellent insight and guidance. I was disappointed by several of the wines served by the glass but she steered us to a good choice."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I went there with my brother. We both had steak (different kinds) and both dishes were delicious!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "As always, food - excellent, service - outstanding."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I like that this restaurant is so consistent and they have the best steak frittes in town!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've been to Mon Ami many times and it does not disappoint. The food is good, the service is good and the ambience is nice. It is a tight fit at many tables, which sometimes is a bit of a pain. The patio is my favorite. We had the beet salad and then I had the chicken paillard and my friend had the scallops. Both were good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Absolutely outstanding Service!!!!! The food is always consistently wonderful...Come here frequently and never disappointed....it's just the best!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my recent experience at Mon Ami Gabi. As a vegetarian, there were a variety of wonderful salads and sides, while the meat eaters enjoyed their steak frites. Service was impeccable! The only slight problem I found, and this would actually be a plus for many, is that the restaurant seems to cater to a much older crowd. If I was looking for something of-the-moment with an urban edge, this would not be it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Love the mood, service and food. We Had halibut special and trout. The Gorgonzola salad is recommended. Our server was engaging and we had fun discussing all the St Pat revelers in the neighborhood. Only down point is the oyster - very bland, flavorless. With MAG seafood provisioning I would expect better. But do go there - you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great wait staff! Excellent suggestions. Nice pour of wine/glass. Comfortable round tables for larger group. No push to turn table for more patrons. Relaxed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Excellent service, loved the French onion soup and steak frites."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "salad with blue cheese, hot french bread-terrific. steak frites with roqufourte(sic) delicious. And bananas foster for desert. I gained three pounds and it was worth it. All four of us loved our meals."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went with my sister this weekend. We both loved it!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. We started with the French onion soup which is a large crock with lots of cheese. It was very filling. I always order the muscles which were large and tender. Our waiter was warm and attentive. It is an excellent place for a special meal."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Appreciated the warm, welcoming atmosphere, looking out at Lincoln Park Conservatory through the snow--on March 1! David, our server, was enthusiastic and well-informed about menu items. We began with appetizers we each enjoyed: baked goat cheese in tomato sauce (for my husband -- LOTS of sauce, which he polished off, nonetheless) and mussels mariniere for me (sopped up all the broth w/ bread - yum). My husband really liked his frisee, kale, & bacon salad; my house salad was crisp, tho nothing special. We had an inexplicable LONG pause before our entrees arrived--trio of filets (H) and a tasty fish special with delicate, just right sauce. Split a truly tasty bananas foster crepe for dessert w/ coffee to fortify us for our trip home. Lovely!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience. My only complaint was that we were seated at at table where everyone someone entered or exited I had a cold draft and I didn't have a wrap with me."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Came for my daughters 7th birthday dinner, she chose here. Excellent choice. Greeted her at the door and everyone made her day really special. We all had the french onion soup which is phenomenal. My daughter and her brother both had steak & frites and loved it. Everything we had was terrific. The bread pudding was really a highlight. My family really enjoyed it, I on the other hand loved the chocolate mouse. Really airy and light and chocolaty, a must have. EVERY single staff member was awesome."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The Steak au Poivre was out of this world. Possibly the best steak I've ever had!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The staff was initially very helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious, but our table service was poor to aweful. After our order was taken, our waiter was never seen again. Dirty plates wee never cleared, drink prefers were never taken. Our entrees arrives and we had drirty plates, empty glasses all over a table for a party of six. Dishes came with out utensils. Check came before we were finished eating. Our waiter never came back to see how are meals were and to refresh drinks. Embarrassing bad waiter. Food was great, too bad it was overshadowed by a unattentive waiter."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is the second time I have gone and love it even more. Also I love that it is two blocks from my house. The only negative I would say was the waiter was less than attentive."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great service and wonderful food. A comfortable yet elegant atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The visit was better this time but the food quality is just ok. The waiter was great and the manager tried to make up for my last visit.i probably will not go back as the place is very overrated. The crowds there would say differently but as a foodie I would say there are better options."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The customer service was the best I have ever had! They were late on getting us a table from our reservation time, but we had multiple people check in, apologize, and took care of a round of drinks for waiting."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day dinner. Had to wait a few minutes even though I had reservations but it was well worth the wait. The food was good and the wine was awesome. The ambiance was great and so was the service. This is a must for couples."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Back here again. Wonderful fun night, great service. Enjoyed it immensely."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi does a great job of recreating the French Bistro. We've been to the Las Vegas post and the formula is the same and works. Love the hot, fresh baguettes they serve!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Have been here a number of times and have always had a great experience, even on a holiday. Service outstanding and food wonderful. A great place for a special occasion or just for a glass of wine with steak and frites!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is generally good. However we found the chicken entrees to be a bit too dry."
    Dined on 2/16/2014