Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook
Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook

Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com/
  • Phone: (630) 472-1900
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY - FRIDAY
    Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm

    SATURDAY
    Brunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm

    SUNDAY
    Brunch 10:30am-3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, French
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Williams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have two private rooms available seven days a week for lunch, dinner and even breakfast meetings. Both rooms are located off the main dining room through glass paneled French doors, featuring deep mahogany wood & a mosaic tile floor.
    The Right Bank seats 50 guests comfortably with The Left Bank seating parties of 40 guests. Semi-private dining is available for parties of 60-100 with the entire restaurant seating parties of 250 guests. Rooms are audio visual compatible for program events. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (630) 472-1900.
  • Special Events: 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 Executive Chef Bruce Williams 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: 22nd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking for $4 is offered during dinner and is complimentary for lunch. A private parking lot is also available.
A word from Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. 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. At lunch, we offer lighter fare including crepes, quiches and seasonal salads. Come in Saturday and Sunday for our weekend brunch, featuring a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.
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.
Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
312 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (141)special occasion (139)great for lunch (115)notable wine list (99)romantic (94)good for groups (83)neighborhood gem (68)great for outdoor dining (57)great for brunch (54)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (15)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent Bistro meal
    BettieSVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Four of us had a great Saturday evening out experience. We had a 7 PM reservation and were taken to our table at --- 7 PM! Amazing for an already crowded restaurant on Saturday night. Our server was attentive, but also gave us our privacy and made us feel not rushed - we ordered wine and a first course and then ordered our second course and dessert when the first course arrived. We mostly drank wine by the glass and found the Pinot and Cote du Rhone to be quite palatable and fairly priced. The onion soup and squash soup special were terrific. The onion soup was cheesy and buttery - yum! Two of us had steak au poivre and frittes - the one ordered rare came rare! Trout almandine and ocean trout fish specials also were perfectly prepared. We shared a raspberry souffle that was delivered right from the oven floating perfectly above its dish. Served correctly with creme anglais, it was admired and consumed in probably two minutes - a great final taste of the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    mix2drink
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Really thought the staff and management were absolutely the most friendliest bunch of people we ran into in a long time. The food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once you're seated its a lovely time.
    Rickslady
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had 6:30 reservations but we still had to wait 10 mins for our table. After that, everything was great. My daughter's favorite appetizer was no longer on the menu but they were happy to make it for her. The steaks were perfectly cooked. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. The whole evening was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere, great place!
    lovefood1014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love the feeling in this place. So warm and comfortable. Great food and service, just wish there were more choice for vegetarians. Always feel a little forgotten! Had the veggie tagine, but wanted FRENCH food, not Moraccan! Pumpkin soup to die for!!!!! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This is a great restaurant in which to have a quiet conversation over consitently good food with unobtrusive service. The room is divded into sections which makes a rather large restaurant feel intimate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy birthday
    eatstoommuchmelman
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We dine at Mon Ami Gabi frequently. The food is always excellent. The new menu is very good with some changes and the new items on the menu are a welcome addition. Mon Ami does an excellent job with their daily specials. The lamb shank was spectacular. The preparation was done well and the quality of meat was excellent. And the bread pudding is still the best in this universe!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Four of us went to Mon Ami Gabi last Monday night for a special birthday dinner. We were greeted with a "Happy Birthday" and received special birthday treatment the moment we sat down. The service was terrific, the wine list was very good and the food was fantastic. The ambiance was perfect. I felt that I was whisked away to Paris for the evening! This was my first time at Mon Ami Gabi ad I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mon Ami Gabi
    opken
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very good food, the whitefish was well prepared. They have an extensive wine list, friendly staff, and are in a very popular location in Oak Brook Center. Service was a bit slow on a Saturday evening though. Deserts were above average; the bananas Foster crepes with ice cream were worth the trip. This was our fourth visit to the chain and they have been consistently good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    SeanMsouthside
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    went for dinner with my wife and 2 daughters (high school age). Everything we ate was very good. The steaks were done perfect. But my favorite part was the service and ambiance. We were there for 2 hours. It was so nice to enjoy a dinner and conversation without being rushed! We didn't have to speak up to talk across the table because despite every table being full it was not loud. The server waited until we had finished our course and then came to take the order for the next one. And the next one came quick. We didn't have to wait too long. This was a great first time visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good
    Good1VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We always look forward to dining here. The oakbrook location has the best mussels but there were too many onions this time. The roast chicken, usually to die for, was overcooked, salty and had much more garlic than necessary. Our table was cramped and we were in a location that required waitstaff to "squeeze" by sideways on 3 of the 4 sides of our table carrying dishes and food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Stevechicago605VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    French bistros are all about doing a few things very well. All the classics here- pate, mussels, smoked salmon, steak frites, etc. And a long list of wines by the glass with a good mix of French wines. Service is polished and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful bistro food and service
    Katey1961
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant at Oakbrook Mall - the food is always good and service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    rhmartinVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    When I last visited the Oakbrook Mon Ami Gabi two years ago I rated it among my all time favorite restaurants. Not any more. My sauteed trout two years ago was outstanding. This time, perhaps our server's comment that the ($39) Friday special Dover Sole was "boned in the kitchen" should have been a warning. Not only were there a few bones, but the fish did not have the texture, appearance or taste of the (tableside boned) Dover Sole I have enjoyed at other restaurants, and did not seem fresh. My butternut squash soup, nominally the same appetizer I greatly enjoyed two years ago, had the mouth feel of canned split pea soup this time as well. Was this just a bad (Halloween) night, or has Mon Ami Gabi gone way down hill since 2012?
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  • So so
    newtotheburbsVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Generally, we were dissatisfied with the quality of the food and the general service. The food arrived cold. There was no time between the appetizers and our entrees- we were still eating our appetizers when the entrees were delivered. We asked for more bread which was not brought to the table. Our server was super nice, but did not know what sort of wine to recommend with our food.
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  • Monday Wine Discount 50%
    NeighborhooddinersVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a marvelous Bordeaux at 50% off the bottle price. We had appetizers outdoors since in was unseasonably warm, then enjoyed dinner indoors. The scallops and steak frites were delicious. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nikki
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a great experience. The food was excellent as always. Our server was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oakbrook bistro
    Etinwell
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ask for a table in front two rooms where decor/vibe is great. Back two rooms are a step down in ambiance. Steak w Bernaise is pounded French style; fresh fish good. Cassoulet w pork belly disappointed..not deep baked flavor; more saucy pork and beans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was better the last time
    LSidVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was seated near the kitchen. Waiter inattentive. Food just OK. Our previous visit was much more enjoyable. We may not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service is always great at Mon Ami, as is the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selections!
    Katie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great selections. Excellent food and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent performer
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Oak Brook is a central meeting point for friends from all directions, suburbs and city. Mon Ami is consistent, my wife really likes the lunch menu, so we've been going here for years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday's Are Best
    Kermitthefrog
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to Mon Ami Gabi on a Monday for a nice leisurely dinner. The food was great, as always, and the wine was half-price for bottles. What could be better? I'll tell you. Their new profiteroles! Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go to restaurant
    bonbonVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been here many times and could count on one hand the times I have had poor service or a meal that wasn't great, but this time was one of those don't know if we had a table no one was taking care of but we either had several people come around or had to eventually flag some one down. Not my best visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great start that went downhill
    Willy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived at our reservation time and were quickly seated. The host was very gracious and friendly. The salad and soup arrived within minutes of ordering. The pear, walnut and blue cheese salad was delicious. The French onion soup was acceptable. We then sat for 40 minutes waiting for the entrees. The manager he was sorry but they ran out of potatoes and would we accept whipped cauliflower instead. We then waited another 15 minutes for the entrees. When the entrees finally arrived, my salmon was luke warm. My wife's chicken dish was tasteless and cold. Both dishes looked and tasted as if they had been sitting for a long time before being served. He roasted chicken skin was soggy. It was barely edible.
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  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband & I have eaten here many times and every time....we love it. We were treated with a nice glass of Champagne for our anniversary there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Steak
    Brad
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Steak consists of better cuts that are well prepared for a very reasonable price. Could do without the"frites", which are little nubs of fries that add nothing to the meal. Wines offered by the glass pair well with the steak. Desserts are good but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We're repeat customers and Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints! The food and service are always top notch! It's always an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Convenient location
    Nadrad314VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Onion soup very good. Smoked salmon delicious. Sandwich of the day tasty, but heavy. Acceptable wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Tomer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here, the wine is excellent, the Fillet Merlot is always outstanding. We made a note in our reservation for a corner table and they had everything ready when we arrived at our reserved time. We've been here many times and we will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    VJ711
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    You would be hard pressed to find a restaurant that delivers this high quality of food at such reasonable prices. Can't find better steak and fries in the city - at any price. Chicken palliard is excellent. Good seafood and always some specials. I could eat here every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I've always loved Mon Ami but not sure when they jacked up their prices so high. Even for a business lunch it's just too much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Awesome service
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The menu and wine list selection were great. The food was delicious and just the right portion size. Our waiter was very friendly, attentive and helpful. Great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner!
    Kaitlane
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Ce here for our anniversary dinner and had a great time! We started with the baked goat cheese appetizer which was fantastic. My husband got the Dijon steak and I got the Bordelaise, both medium and cooked perfectly. Our server was polite and welcome as well. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just perfect
    HompieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I come here for more then years and never had a bad experience good food for decent prices very good wine list best service around Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great couples night with friends
    Theatrebuff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our 'go-to' spot to meet another couple who live in the western suburbs. We have been to Mon Ami Gabi multiple times in the last few years, and it consistently delivers excellent food and service each and every visit. Between the 4 of us, we had the steak frites prepared 2 different ways, the Ahi tuna, and the Skatewing for our entrees...not a complaint from the bunch! Everything was perfectly prepared. Our waitress was attentive, and our water glasses were always promptly filled and plates cleared as needed. Do make a reservation, because they are always busy...at least on Friday and Saturday nights when we have dined there. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very special restaurant
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a marvelous meal at Mon Ami Gabi -- service was great -- we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops Gratinee to die for
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love the scallops gratinee. When we decided to go to Mon Ami Gabi for lunch we knew we would both order this dish. It did not disappoint. Service was very good and the atmosphere reminds us very much of RL Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • girls night
    lorn5
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Good atmosphere and service. More for ladies with ala carte menu smaller portions
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Energetic server who messed up my order. Brought the wrong item. We were also disappointed they removed the gabi's fish and frites from the menu. In fact they changed a group of items. We were told they have had a lot of complaints about the changes and they hope some will be brought back. No guarantees though.
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  • Love Mon Ami!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We really love Mon Ami Gabi! Fresh food and great flavors!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate