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Kiki's Bistro

1860 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, European, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY
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Phone number
(312) 335-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose L. Espino
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Private party facilities
Restaurant available for large private parties on Sunday Restaurant available for private parties Monday thru Friday
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Private party contact
Manager: (312) 335-5454
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Cross street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet (gratuity suggested)
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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.
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What 1860 People Are Saying
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vipge8mood (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Cozy spot. Decent food. Good service. Been in business for many years.

DiningSnob (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

DavidZ (Chicago)
5.0  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

Chicago (Chicago)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  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.

vipJean (Chicago)
5.0  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.

PeterG (Chicago)
5.0  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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Mari (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!