Kiki's Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French
Kiki's is a French Bistro with regional specialties and has the look and feel of a French country inn.

It has received 3-star reviews from both *The Chicago Tribune* and *The Sun Times*, and now in its eighteenth year, Kiki's Bistro maintains its well-earned reputation of gastronomic excellence and friendly, professional service. A comfortable French country atmosphere attracts an eclectic array of food-lovers, including celebrities, politicians, and acclaimed chefs.

Previous to Kiki's Bistro, Georges "Kiki" Cuisance opened Le Bordeaux at Madison and State in 1969. The restaurant attained a revered status among cosmopolitan Chicagoans, and when "Kiki" moved his kitchen to its current River North digs, his avid following of regulars and Francophiles pursued without hesitation. In an official proclamation the City of Chicago praised Mr. Cuisance for being at the forefront of introducing French cuisine and savoir-vivre to Chicago's developing dining scene.
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4.7
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l
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiki’s is fantastic! Oysters, salad lyonnaise, steak frites, duck (oh the duck!) are just a few of the great menu items. I will be back very soon.it is a must in Chicago dining!

f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always which is why we dine there on a regular basis.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiki's Bistro is a wonderful gem in the city. The food, ambiance, service is always outstanding.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding bistro-- excellent food, friendly and helpful and not overbearing service, and a warm ambience. It was a remarkably enjoyable evening there.

MM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and we all really enjoyed it. It was also nice to see Denise again! Great great place.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff, and ambiance. A great neighborhood restaurant

PO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been repeat customers for about 30 years. Have always experienced great food and service. You cannot go wrong with any of the menu items. They have always given us spot-on guidance with the wine and food pairings. Two servers that are particularly exceptional are Mark and Tristina.

DP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in every way.

C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Kiki’s
I recently discovered Kiki’s 3 months ago.
I have been there 3 and have taken guests from out of town 2x and co-workers.
I look forward to returning!

RE
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Quality of food was disappointing compared to earlier visits. Hot fois gras was too dry. Duck breast and confit was good, Chicken dish was just average.

PT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiki's is always wonderful. From the Loop to 900 N. Franklin, I have been going for many years.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food. Will visit again!

ND
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful meal with great service. Kiki’s always makes each guest feel special. Kiki, himself, personally seats his guests and the hostess is so kind! The ambiance is warm and comfortable with numerous floating votive globes. Filet was perfect as was the fish special. Each desert on the very large desert menu is great. The accordion player and his music was a real nice touch. Love Kiki’s!

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Great food, service and ambiance.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiki’s is a neighborhood hidden gem that never disappoints.

JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go.

W
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

My only disappointment wa that the bread was cold. I had just been to Mon Ami Gabi where the bread was warm and delicious.

PB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely french bistro....great food..escargot yummy...duck fabulous.. halibut very nice.. excellent service...very pleasant ambiance...

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of thentop diningout olaces in Chicago.
Always enjoyable

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual extended Family Christmas trip to Chicago always includes dinner at Kiki’s. Better than ever this year

LK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large group, some miscommunication at check in, but they figured it out. Large portions, moderate prices, all food was delicious, and everything served together and at appropriate temperature. Waitress was excellent!

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in years, but food, service and atmosphere as good as I remembered. We plan to return often in 2020.

D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice round table for six made conversation easy. Food excellent as usual. Wait person very efficient but not much personality - all business. Overall, very pleased.

O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always delicious food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere and you can even carry on a conversation at your table without yelling over poor acoustics and loud music. Thank you Kiki's!

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A wonderful standby restaurant - and Kiki is still there greeting guests at the door. Absolutely wonderful French classics from l'escargots to cassoulet.

TT
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best intimate French bistro you can visit without getting into a plane. Romantic & delicious. Authentic.

s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best French bistro's in the city. It is a gem.

DD
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Wonderful French food Lovely atmosphere. Nice, intimate bar.

a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I used to love Kiki's but it needs a new chef and new life

CS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and experience were all exceptional.

NK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiki's is a charming, delightful spot for intimate dining.

JM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-concert dinner for 8 was fabulous. Nice round table and relatively quiet surroundings made for great conversation supplemented by classic French dishes. Kiki and team do a great job

RI
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Chicago's best restaurants. Delicious food at reasonable prices, excellent service, and hands-on management.

BO
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food. And the prix fixe dinner is a bargain before 630p.

DH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sadly a very noisy night at Kiki’s. Lots of large/multiple table group celebrations

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous on every level.

p
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two birthdays. My grandson was with us. The waitstaff was very accommodating and kind to him. It was a great time had by all. We love going to Kiki's.