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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.
Chicago, IL 60610
French, European, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet (gratuity suggested)
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.
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
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
Kiki's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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