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About Kiki's Bistro

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.

900 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, European, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY

Cross Street:
Locust

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 335-5454

Website:
http://www.kikisbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet (gratuity suggested)

Public Transit:
Chicago Brown Line Stop #66 Chicago Bus, Franklin Stop

We are 3 small blocks north of Chicago Ave. on Franklin, at the northwest corner of the intersection with Locust St.

Executive Chef:
Jose L. Espino

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant available for large private parties on Sunday Restaurant available for private parties Monday thru Friday

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (312) 335-5454

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for upcoming events at www.kikisbistro.com/upevents

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM

Kiki's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Cozy (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Special Occasion (35)
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Romantic (33)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is an authentic French Bistro that transports you to a side street in Paris or the countryside of Burgundy or Bordeaux. If you are looking for a cool hip place, this is not it; however, if you want authentic, outstanding French food with phenomenal service, then Kikis is your place. First, Kiki greets you at the door and seats you at your table. Then a friendly, knowledgeable waiter warmly welcomes you. Ask away, they know the menu and wines inside and out. My wife and I celebrated Valentines with a romantic dinner here. We had the seared Fois Gras and French onion soup, followed by the steak au poivre and rack of lamb, and topped it all off with profiteroles for dessert. OUTSTANDING!
This is truly a perfect French bistro filled with ambiance, charm, and amazing food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good, the room is beautiful, the service is exceptional and the price is affordable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Kiki ran a restaurant in the Loop in the 1980's a half block from my office and it became my favorite --and frequent-- lunch spot. We are now retired and live in a distant burb but when a friend or an opera or play brings us to Chicago KIKI's Bistro is where we go for a perfect dinner. DZ

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was closed and they did not call or email to tell us they would not be open on a Friday evening. We showed up to a dark restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

First time here and WOW was I impressed. The service, food, and cocktails were all amazing, enhanced by the wonderful ambiance. Looking forward to a future visit!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to Kiki's in the past with a large group where the wine was flowing. That was fun. I had a small quiet dinner this time and was a little underwhelmed by the food and value. Wine by the glass is in $10-$15 range. Salmon entrée was just OK. Mashed potatoes with the entree were very grainy and not very good. The texture seemed like instant potatoes. Chocolate mousse "cake" was not a cake but a few scoops of mousse. I do recommend Kiki's as a fun place to buy bottles of wine with a group and have a nice large table. The food is relatively straightforward and simple. While the food was OK, it was not a good value for a one on one dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

If you love traditional French food in a traditional atmosphere you will love this place the food is outstanding.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were in the city from South Bend IN. Dining at Kiki’s is always a treat and a highlight of our time in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Without a doubt one of the only truly authentic and reliably delicious French bistros in Chicago. And the service is always first class.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Kiki's was just as great as we remembered it from several years ago. Kiki was there to greet his guests and assure a great experience. The food, service and ambiance were all first class. Thank you, Kiki!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The foie gras was not appetizing. The filet mignon was very good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love it! Love Kiki! What a fantastic menu for restaurant week.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a pleasure to come to this comfortable, welcoming neighborhood favorite. Have never been disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always amazing food, wine & service. A true gem. Casual or fancy you can’t go wrong! Go all week long for fantastic specials. The Dover Sole is my personal favorite!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Received a moldy slice of bread without even acknowledgment from management or the server. She barely even came back to the table after i showed it to her and gave it back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The foi gras was just ok but the fish and steak were excellent

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We love Kiki's Bistro! The food is excellent, the service is great & the atmosphere lovely!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It is Restaurant week in Chicago. Kiki’s special menu is outstanding and a really great value. I always am amazed how the ambiance feels like the French countryside in the heart of the city.
Attentive, friendly service and great presentation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The waiter was a bit stuffy. Food was wonderful! Friendly staff aside from waiter;) Prices a bit high! Spent $175 + tip for 2 people.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always good!!!



Just wondering....do restaurants actually get the messages that are sent? The last 2 times I had something negative to say, I chose to not include it in the review, but felt it important to let the restaurant know how we felt...Neither time did I receive a reply back; one was to a LEYE restaurant and they are usually so good about getting back to diners...

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We left without eating. The hostess and the waiter were quite rude. We had 8:30 reservations but they were already out of two items and there was very cold air blowing from somewhere. We got drinks but decided to eat somewhere else. They did comp our drinks and ask why we were leaving.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What a warm and friendly place to dine. We each ordered different options so we could try it all, and were really pleased. The food was good and the wine list was extensive. They have a great early menu option from 5 until 6:30 for $32 that has many more options than the Restaurant Week menu, we will be back for that! People at the next table were speaking French, and a friend from France also highly recommends this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

An absolutely delightful evening! Out waiter, Mark, was very attentive and poured us a lovely bordeaux. Kiki and Denise are always lovely hosts! 5 Stars!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The absolute best French martini in the world. And I have been to France.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Kiki’s has always been a favorite dining experience for my husband and I for many years. It is very French with its warm rich dining room and white table linens. A very smiling, upbeat and accommodating staff with impeccable service.
The food is unique with its light and savory sauces, a true compliment to their amazing Chef.
The atmosphere is very romantic yet not sedate.
A perfect dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a fabulous time at Kiki's. The food was fabulous, the service was wonderful, and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We love dining at Kiki's especially for special ocassions . Authentic French cuisine. Servings are large. Wine list is good. Service is excellent. Dessert is to die for especially our favorite, crepe suzette and creme brulee. Dining at Kiki's is as close as you can be to Paris!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We have been dining with Kiki since 1971, beginning at le Bourdeau and for many years at his namesake. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love Kiki’s but this was weird experience as we had a 7:30 reservation which didn’t seem out of the ordinary...even on a Monday night. But by about 8:45pm we were almost last people in the restaurant and by 9pm it felt as though the staff were turning off lights to get us out of there...so they could all go home. It get that it was a Monday...of a holiday weekend...and cold night. But I would have thought the usual warmth of the hospitality of Kiki’s would have still been present. I felt as though We were overstaying our welcome...and it was not a comfortable experience. Next time...please just offer take-out or just close your restaurant. Otherwise I really do love you!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were top notch. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A wonderful place to dine. Impeccable food and service. Great varied menu. Owners very welcoming.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent, as always, from Kiki's warm welcome through the entire meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It’s warm and friendly and consistently good. Kiki always makes you feel comfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Kiki’s always satisfies. Large pours on the cocktails, complete French bistro menu, with the best foie gras in the city. Polli Roti is outstanding (and enough for two meals—take the other half home), as is the duck, with perfectly prepared breast and leg and excellent rice and beet accompaniments. And the Profitoroles are a great way to end the meal. If you like French bistro, you will love Kiki’s.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had a great time! Helped us pick wine and gave great recommendations for which everything was delicious. I imagine that everything else was jus as delicious. Mushrooms fantastic, period. Ambiance was terrific. Made me think i was eating in France just like i actually did a few years back. Our mouths watered after everything we tried!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

You can always count on Kiki's for good country French food. We have never been let down.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Every time I come here, Kiki is at the door to greet me and take my drink to my table. Food is outstanding. Service is great. This is a regular dinner place for me!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A very poor experience. A regular customer was constantly on his cell phone, both business and personal calls disturbing our meal. After our meal we complained to the manager who barely listened to our complaint, essentially ignoring us.
Will never go back to what had been a regular stop for us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Classic French food, excellent service, wait staff is polished and professional. The restaurant is cozy and comfotable. Food is always good.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A perfect NYE dinner with my friends. Classic french cuisine (I could have eaten 100 of the escargot), a cozy cabin-like atmosphere (wood beams make it feel like you're in a chalet), and fabulous champagne and wine. We didn't stay for the countdown to midnight, but I will be counting down the days until my next Kiki's meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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