Mon Ami Gabi - Oakbrook
Bit Of France in Oak BrookWine was excellent as was the service from the waitstaff. Definitely try the crepes and the prime rib sandwich.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchService was very good, meal was good, noise level was higher than normal as it was Mothers Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a saveWe were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time, which had NEVER happened to us at this restaurant before. The manager more than made up for and our service once we sat down was amazing. The food was excellent -- as always -- especially the soup.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational Mother's Day BrunchDespite overflowing crowd on Mother's Day the food and service were excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day - Close to GreatTook my partner and my folks out for Mothers Day dinner with a 6:45 reservation. Finally we're seated at about 7:15 and the waiter was right there to get drink and appetizer orders from our hungry crowd. Before he finished, the GM was there paying for our apps because of the wait. Smoked salmon and steamed mussels dispensed with -- both were very nice -- we moved on to soups and salads. My small Caesar salad would fit in the palm of my hand! Entrees were good not great. First choice of roasted chicken was 86-ed right before we ordered. Dad's hangar steak was tough cooked med-well. Mom's scallops were perfect, partner's trout was very good and my end cut prime rib was most excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMlively and lovelyOnce again great food, great service, great ambiance. The only reason its not 5 stars because of having to wait past our reservation time. But, it was Mothers Day and they were packed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale, city dining in OakbrookMy wife and I went here for our anniversary and found it to be charming - with a true, european feel to both the restaurant and the food. We both had variations on the steak, which was cooked perfectly. We had a wonderful corner table and while the restaurant was packed, the noise level was such that you could still carry on a conversation.The wine list and choices were exceptional
I would note that you will want reservations as the wait without would have been around 2.5 hours on Saturday at 6:30
Overall, a fun and unique experience that we will definately repeat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchAs always, quality food, great atmosphere and good service. Disappointed with onion soup this time...it was sweet! Everything else was spot-on.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, service. EverythingGreat meal, service. Everything was perfect. Loved that wine was buy one get the other free - wow!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxed atmosphere,. We wereRelaxed atmosphere,. We were never rushed in ordering or finishing our meals. The food was great. Wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive. Loved the chocolate mousse!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timers. We thought theFirst timers. We thought the restaraunt was a great find. Everything was wonderful starting with the valet attendents, to the hostess and to Bonnie our server. She was very frinedly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very pleasing.
We deifinately will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversay dinnerThe restaurant is beautiful and has a wonderful ambiance perfect for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant was recommend by a friend and I have already recommended this restaurant to many other friends. The service was great, the food was outstanding and the dessert was scrumptious. We loved this restaurant and we hope to return soon.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly negative is Mon Ami GabiOnly negative is Mon Ami Gabi has got back the size of the cauliflower puree. It used to be a healthy portion. On Friday night it was meager.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was my first time at the restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was beyond excellent.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want good food andIf you want good food and great sevice this is the place.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the Dover Sole MuenierWe had the Dover Sole Muenier and it was fantastic. Our server, Jim, was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the menu and wine list. We had the chicken liver mousse as an appetizer and it was delicious. The Chocolate Souffle was the best we ever had. It was not to sweet as many desserts tend to be.
We were disappointed in the serving of the bread. While the bread was warm, crusty and delicious, a knife and cutting board would have been nice. Also, the souffle was just placed on the table for us to serve ourselves. Most restaurants of this caliber would have served us.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a special eveningAlways a very comfortable and cozy feeling during the dining experience. The food items are most delicious and small changes are noticed and welcomed on the menu. A long-time standout in the neighborhood!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill DisappointedThe wine list has taken a serious downgrade over the past couple of years (mostly since late 2011) and the food quality has deteriorated from its high point in the same timeframe. My last visit was almost six months ago, and I was hoping to see some recovery. The restaurant is well decorated and inviting with a French flair. The service is great. The food was fair. Steak Classique, a signature item, was prepared as requested, but was tough and chewy - apparently made from a substandard steak. The roast pork included large chunks of tough fat and connective tissue, indicating a rushed preparation, rather than the slow roasting that the meat requires. Sides, sauces, and desserts were great, the core meal, though, left us disappointed.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great service, consistanI really love the consistency, good food, great service and overall wonderful-ness of Mon Ami Gabi. Yes, it is in a mall which stinks, but it is in Oak Brook so you will either be in a mall, a stripe mall or alone mall like building. Although parking is annoying, the valet is a measly $4.00. Fast and efficient. The service her is great, the wine list is very good for being relatively small, the food consistently good, and the prices more than acceptable.
Overall we go, we go pretty often and we walk away happy, full and satiated.
Also, they are good with kids and highchairs if you call ahead and you have well behaved munchkins.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways impressiveWe have never been disappointed when we dine at Mon Ami Gabi. From start to finish, their service is impeccable; their food is delicious; and the price is affordable. On this visit, we celebrated a family member's Birthday and everyone in our party was impressed with our choice of restaurant. A good time was had by all!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a reservation for 7:30,I had a reservation for 7:30, arrived on time and was told by the hostess our table was ready and we would be seated momentarily. Based on this, we did not go enjoy a drink at the bar, but waited to be seated. 25 minutes later (and several inquiries about the "ready" table) we were seated. Had she simply told me our table was not ready, I would've gladly enjoyed a drink or two at the bar. But she kept insisting we would be seated "momentarily", so we stood waiting patiently.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, we had a great experienceAs usual, we had a great experience at Mon Ami Gabi. the staff was attentive and helpful. The Steak Peppercorn was done to perfection. We were not rushed even though the restaurant was busy and people kept coming in well after we were done with our meal and enjoying conversation over coffee.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food. We hadOutstanding food. We had a group of six and were seated at a nice round table so we could visit easily. Great place. Would recommend it highly.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good but not authenticeverything we ordered was terrific and our waiter was extremely attentive throughout the meal, without being intrusive! as this rather high level of service was in stark contrast to what we've experienced in numerous Paris bistros, for greater authenticity, we suggest that MAG wait staff learn to display complete indifference and require a search party to be found after each order is placed. :-)4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat server. Seated byGreat server.
Seated by the rack of glasses.
Enjoyed our meal as always.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for 25th anniversaryWe went for 25th anniversary for the first time. It was outstanding and our waitress, i think was Jennifer was the best we've had.
She was great. Made us feel special.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the perfect placeThis was the perfect place for three sisters to celebrate the anniversary of our trip to France.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love Mon Ami Gabi!Always love Mon Ami Gabi! Food delicious. Service exceptional. Birthday tribute right on time....4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial evening, special restaurantDinner and service were exceptional here. We made reservations for 6:30 p.m. and were seated promptly. We started with a huge and delicious shrimp cocktail -large enough to share. I had the hanger steak and my husband had the special, which was three filets wrapped in very think bacon. We shared the grilled asparagus. Everything was delicious. The service was impeccable. We were there for our anniversary and the staff treated us like gold - sending over two glasses of champagne and seating us in a corner table/booth that provided some privacy plus a great view of the restaurant. It was a special evening and we highly recommend the restaurant. Make reservations!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Always a consistently great meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love mon ami and go thereWe love mon ami and go there often. The purpose of our visit on april 12 was to celebrate our anniversary. I had indicated that on our open table reservation, and also that we wanted a nice corner table for 2 in the main dining room, but that seems to not have been communicated to the person who tried to seat us in the back room next to an infant. Dont get me wrong, Im a grandmother of 4 and love little kids, but this was the opposite of our request. we were reseated in a fine spot, with a great waiter, but it was dissapointing that our special requests had been ignored. No, we did not tell the manager, I suppose we should have, but the system should have worked better. Will we go back, of course.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe come here fairly often.We come here fairly often. Not only is it a good meeting place for some of our friends, that has good food BUT the service is excellent and friendly
And that is why we like coming here and recommending this restaurant to others.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for Lunch!Went with a couple girls for a weekend get together. Fun menu and great service! Food yummy too!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA great first impression!The food-excellent! My date ordered the special: Bacon Wrapped Filet Medallions which were so tender you could cut them with a fork! The ambiance was that of a Parisian Bistro with beautiful tile floors. Although full of hard surfaces, the restaurant was not loud at all, and lent itself to normal conversation without having to shout across a table to be heard. As it was a VERY busy Saturday evening, the waitstaff was a bit harried and not as attentive as normal, but they cannot be faulted for that as they did their very best to keep up with table requests in a very professional manner. I definitely recommend the Braised Short Rib with root vegetable purée, as well as the Country Pâté which was very authentic. Outstanding!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was attentive and gotWaiter was attentive and got our food out promptly which was good since we had theater tickets. Mussels were delicious and the chocolate souffle was deadly.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service exceptionalWe love Mon Ami Gabi. The food and service are always exceptional. Our location is extremely popular so I highly recommend reservations ahead of time if at all possible. The frisee salad with bacon and poached egg is phenomenal. Prices are a little higher than average, but worth it for special occasions.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good experience. TheyVery good experience. They did get the bill wrong, but quickly fixed it. Would recommend.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my go-to place forThis is my go-to place for lunch in Oakbrook. The food is great.....especially the soup! We are never rushed and can sit for as long as we want without pressure. Always a good experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh quality food and service!Haven't been here in quite a while and had same great consistent quality and flavorful entrees as I remembered. The scallops were fabulous with the creamed cauliflower sauce with sautéed brussels sprouts. My girlfriend had the steak and frites and steak was great too. Soup wonderful. I was disappointed with the Caesar Salad, lots of white lettuce ends and very lemony sauce with very little garlic flavor and four lemon seeds. I will try a different salad next time. Overall, very enjoyable and definitely recommend this restaurant!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem of a RestaurantThis was my first dining experience at Mon Ami Gabi and it sure won't be my last. The service was superb with the waiter making helpful suggestions. The food was exceptional; one of the best lamb shank entrees I've ever had. My partner ordered the short ribs which were equally delicious.
I highly recommend this restaurant.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice for our anniversaryvery nice for our anniversary gave us complimentary champagne table by the door was cold but the food and service made up for it, we will return.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWAS GREETED WARMLY BY WENDYWAS GREETED WARMLY BY WENDY & TAKEN CARE OF IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. THE TRIPLE POINTS ARE TOO GOOD TO PASS UP EVEN ON A MONDAY. ALWAYS HAVE HAD A SPECTACULAR MEAL HERE.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat to have many of theGreat to have many of the French bistro and brasserie classics at reasonable prices in a close to authentic setting in the Chicago area.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I have beenMy boyfriend and I have been to Mon Ami Gabi a number of times and always enjoy it. We were there on 3/30 to celebrate his birthday, and were pleasantly surprised when after dinner, our server brought over a mini profiterole with a lit candle! Our entree (bacon wrapped filet medallions) was wonderful. Kudos to Mon Ami Gabi!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOhh, La LaGreat bistro. Hard to believe you are actually in a shopping mall. Terrific in every way. Very knowledgeable server. All his suggestions were spot on. We had a wonderful time. The cherry chocolate souffle was out of this world.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. GreatThe food was excellent. Great choice of appetizers. Loved the pate and the escargot. The rustic baguette of french bread on the table is fabulous. Excellent service and a great wine list. Our server allowed us to taste a number of their offerings. Entrees were very good also. Enjoyed the wine/butter sauce served with the skate wing. My wife was dipping her scallops in it also. My only regret is that we were unable to sample the dessert menu. Maybe next time.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMon Ami Gabi-OakbrookMon Ami Gabi Oakbrook is a great restaurant. The French bistro menu is superlative. The wine list is broad and deep without being pricey. As always, the Steak Classique and frites were phenomenal. And the service... When you go to the stair ant, ask for Steve. He is informative without being overbearing. He makes dining suggestions that work and he has a great personality. I travel a fair amount, getting to know wait staff around the country. Steve may be one of the best waiters in North America!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time eat @ Mon ami gabi,first time eat @ Mon ami gabi, have a great dinner there, everything was Good.definitely will go back with my parents next time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFoggy glasses with bubblesAn excellent place to have a romantic dinner or lunch. Low French music, Edith Piaf's voice gives you a complete sensation being somewhere in France except one thing. The French are very proud of their champaigne. It should be served cold in foggy glasses with bubbles raising up that was not the case. May be next time...3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect martini and an outstandinA perfect martini and an outstanding lunch. Service wa attentive and we had a great time! We will definitely be back!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM