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Mon Ami Gabi

4.7
3863 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro that embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. Whether you come for the Onion Soup Au Gratin, Steak Frites or decadent Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi offers something to satisfy all tastes. For those looking to indulge in a unique dish, the Escargots de Bourgogne with garlic-herb butter is literally a sizzling experience.

To complement the menu, an extensive selection of more than 80 boutique French wine varietals, handpicked by renowned chef and owner Gabino Sotelino, are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart.

Join us for Sunday brunch from 10:00am until 2:00pm! Sip on Mimosas or cozy up with morning coffee while enjoying a variety of delectable dishes such as the Omelette Lorraine or our Crème Brûlée French Toast.

Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00am until 2:00pm! The dining room reopens for dinner at 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(773) 348-8886
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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
Nelli Maltezos
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Catering
Mon Ami Gabi's fresh, cozy atmosphere is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months with a great view of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
The Private Room seats 30 guests, our semi-private Room seats 50 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 150 guests. The room is a/vl compatible. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (773) 348-8886.
Mon Ami Gabi also offers carryout and off-premise catering for groups of all sizes including aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belden
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Mon Ami Gabi is located at 2300 N Lincoln Park West, in the historic Belden-Stratford Hotel. We are on the corner of Belden and N. Lincoln Park West, one block south of Fullerton and two blocks east of Clark St.

Valet is $14 and parking is also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
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Public transit
CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark
CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
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Entertainment
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
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Special events & promotions
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining is available!

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy a sweet brunch with dishes like the Crème Brûlée French Toast and Chocolate Waffles, or try something savory like the Bacon Quiche or the Omelette Lorraine. Mix and match sparkling cocktails for the table, or warm up with a bowl-ful of coffee. Plus all Moms will leave with a surprise gift!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro in an upscale Lincoln Park residential building.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 3863 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Some of the best French bistro food in Chicago. Quite authentic with original twists. Service usually good, but as with all Lettuce restos, can drag at times. Very heavy on the salt in the dishes.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I love dining here as it reminds us of our time in Paris. The warm bread and the steak frites are great passport to Paris with its flavor. We love the ambiance and look forward to planning many more dates here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best steak frites in town

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time and the food is always wonderful!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was stellar, extremely knowledgeable staff. Food was very good too as is the wine list, but there better choices if you want that foodie wow factor.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had. Went there for nicer date service and staff were outstanding. Food was amazing and portions were big. We will definitely be back! Felicia (our server) did a tremendous job!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As always the food and service were great. Mon Ami never fails to deliver a good experience. Have loved this place for decades.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints: The food is always good and served as ordered. The favorites: selection of steaks, creamed cauliflower, and Beef Wellington (one day a week) is my favorite. Round tables can accommodate up to 8. The back room is better for quieter business get togethers. Bar pricing is reasonable. Overall a good value. Service has always been attentive. Valet parking is not unreasonable. We've been going there for decades and as I said at the beginning we have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Hamburger Tuesday: hamburgers and frites to die for!
Ethereal bread pudding.
Our favorite place.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always enjoy Mon Ami Gabi. The trout is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. Good menu selection and quality for the money.
Soups are a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is our favorite spot for birthdays. We always go for the steaks, which are fantastic. The atmosohere is very classic and cozy. I asked in my open table reservation for a table in the back near a window, and they accomodated without asking! They also gave us a free dessert for a birthday. Our waiter David was very knowledgeable and tended to us well.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The server was great as was the food

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was amazing, good wine and just overall phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delightful neighborhood French restaurant with excellent service
Feels authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful meal with a great cast of characters making the evening even more enjoyable. Steak Frites outstanding, as was the wine. Thank you everyone at Mon Ami!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Love this restaurant. It is a welcoming environment and the staff are always fun to be around. We go here on a regular basis. Food is great Bistro food and always consistent. Jordan makes a mean martini too!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and service as always!

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our server was attentive and good.

However, the front of house is to be despised.

Our 7 pm table was not available until 7.20. And to add insult to injury the restaurant has taken to closing solid doors and making its patrons wait outside! With no welcome desk or staff outside the closed doors making clear you are not their concern and should just wait your own sweet time.

I have never been so poorly treated by front of house staff who seem to think they are doing patrons a favor.

And if Mon Ami Gabi cannot handle its reservations they could at least try make the very long wait pleasant. Sitting on the hospital waiting room style chairs once space eventually comes available is closer to going to the DMV - except the DMV actually seems to care more.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the place and z food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I wanted to take my friends out for their birthdays and I wanted them to try somewhere new. We all enjoyed the restaurant from the amazing service, to the great food. We’re planning on coming back soon.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Not a good experience. I've enjoyed going to Mon Ami Gabi before and was happy to arrive there today. We have had reservations for Easter Brunch many times before, but today, we did not have a good experience. We were led to the worst table in the house and when we asked for
another, we were told that there wasn't another table available. That was not true. Our server was fine and the warm baguette was very welcome, but the eggs benedict dish was relatively awful. The muffin was tough, the eggs were just plopped on the ham and, for some reason, my plate had an extra piece of ham on it. It really didn't taste great and it just wasn't good enough for our Easter celebration. It was disappointing and we have decided to go elsewhere next year. Good luck, folks.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Felicia is the best server ever, and the restaurant is the perfect place for a special dinner, a casual meal, or a yummy brunch like we had there today on Easter. I goofed and called Felicia "Alisha" in a December review. We'll know to ask to be seated in her area from now on, and rely on her good advice for cocktails, etc. We've never had less than a delicious meal at Mon Ami. Looking forward to having dinner on the patio soon.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again, this restaurant did not dissapoint. Husband and I went for a late-night dinner and shared the 22oz bone-in ribeye and frites, french onion soup and brussels sprouts - everything was prepared and presented well and servicve was excellent. We split the salted caramel tart for dessert and it could have served 4 people - it's a small disk/tart, but so rich I felt guilty eating so much! Glad I ordered cappuchino to wash it down. They were serving a passover dinner that evening which looked fantastic for $45pp, we just weren't that hungry! It's on my list for next year though

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love this place! The staff is so friendly and the food is outstanding. Great wines and cocktails at reasonable prices. We are never disappointed and always enjoy going back!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Passover menu was nice but the serving sizes were small (half piece of cake, half he filet fish) which felt misleading bc it was listed as “family style”.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A cozy spot for a get together with family and friends!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is always on par but for some reason the service was less than par on this occasion. Our server took roughly 40 minutes after we ordered drinks to take our dinner order, yet seemed to be attentive to other tables around us.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our experience was wonderful!We particularly appreciated the gluten free optons

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Felicia was amazing! One of the service experiences I've ever had

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is one of our favorite spots in the city for dinner and for brunch. Always excellent food, service and ambiance. Very fair prices in a lovely setting.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant was very noisy. Food and service both great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful brunch! Loved the warm French bread with jam to start. Food and service were phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My boyfriend and I went here for date night to celebrate my birthday. The service was amazing throughout the entire experience! We arrived about 5 minutes late for our reservation but they sat us no problem. The ambiance was beautiful, but also casual, making us feel special on our date but not under-dressed. Our server Janet was wonderful and did everything she could to make our night special. Everything we ordered was delicious from the drinks, to the baked goat cheese, to the bordelaise prime steak frites, to the cod special, to the french onion soup, and the desserts. We left happily stuffed! Even though the kitchen forgot to prepare our french onion soup before our dinner, Janet brought us out some regardless & comped it from the check. She also gave us dessert on the house! We will definitely be coming back, and bringing guests.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a pleasure eating here! Steak Au Poivre is my usual and it never disappoints. Love to finish with a creme brûlée; one of life’s pleasures cracking the hard sugary glaze. Bistro ambiance-people dress up or dress casual. Families, friends or couples and it’s possible to have conversations without the extreme noise that seems to be common in most restaurants today.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Server was flawless in her execution!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi = ooo la la. What a wonderful meal; what a great restaurant. Terrific, responsive service and a great menu highlighted not alone by 13 steak-frites options but also with terrific apps (the escargot and the French onion soup, among the best) and a variety of salads, but also with terrific fish (from skate to cod to trout almandine. The dessert offerings are wonderous topped by superb profiterole. We loved Mon Ami Gabi.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi is one of my go-to places for terrific, classic French food. I like the look of the place, convenient location, and love the food! The French Onion Soup and Scallops Gratinee are musts for me! And the filet mignon with the bordelaise sauce is perfection! Great service too!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food, great ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

After having dined at MAG for decades, this was the worst food experience, we have had...nothing was the way, it should have ben. What a shame for a great 'institution', such as MAG!

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