Mon Ami Gabi
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro in an upscale Lincoln Park residential building.
The Ambiance was unbeatable. It was a great spot for conversation and I felt like I was back in France. The service was also excellent. Our waiter and the bus staff was great. Our bartender was super friendly and very likable. I would come back here in a heartbeat. We had a great time!!! The food was OK...just OK. It was clearly gluten free for my wife and they made us feel very secure with the safety of the food. It was a great experience.
With that being said, the escargot was soooooooo good. Highly recommend!
Coming back next time I’m in town for sure
We arrived towards the end of brunch. I rated the ambience lower than I normally would because there was a fly buzzing around our table.
Our server was excellent! She was very accommodating.
Delicious as always! Escargot, hanger steak frites, and halibut special.
Party for 10 with old friends. Everything was excellent. My guests raved
I always appreciate the hostess skilss of Laura. this time our server, Amanda was great
Always consistent and delicious! A favorite restaurant of ours.
Mon Ami Gabi remains one of my all time and most-recommended restaurants. I am most thankful for the ways in which the staff are so accommodating and welcoming when I make special requests, particularly about seating. The food is delightful, the wait staff is always friendly, and it is simply always a delight to dine at Mon Ami. Thank you for the opportunity to share my feedback.
great food - scallops were delicious also one of us had mussles great warm and crunchy bread
loved the atmosphere - outside patio with little tree lights
We requested a quiet table to accommodate an elderly man (86) that is very weak in speaking and uses a walker fir his Parkinson’s disease. They wanted to sit us by the kitchen door! There was another quiet room off to the side, but we were seated by s larger table with an obnoxious loud mouth.
Our waitress was fantastic but the whole table situation really disappointed us!!!
Excellent, delicious and fun too!
Since there are so many new restaurants popping up all the time I hadn’t been here in several years. It was better than I remember! Crowded but not crazy trendy.
You could tell that the wait staff were pros.
Very very delicious and delightful!
Yummy French food and authentic bistro decor. My kids beg to go to Mon Ami Gabi for brunch!
Are waitress was extremely inattentive.
Always my favorite place to have a nice dinner in Lincoln Park.
Food was wonderful, service was spectacular and the restaurant went above and beyond for my grandmother's 86th birthday by bringing a creme brulee with a lit candle to the table. Thank you for a perfect evening.
The servers are friendly and accommodating. They try to please you and are helpful with food choices. We love Mon Ami Gabi
We ate outside and loved our experience. Bartender, waiter and manager were exceptional!
This restaurant never fails. The patio is delightful. Wish it was just a little less expensive so we could go more often!
Excellent food, wine list and super service even though there was a large crowd. Very reasonable prices!
I went to Mon Ami Gabi as one of the must go places in Chicago! Did not disappoint. Food was delicious, staff super welcoming and the ambiance is unbeatable. Treat yourself here :)
Superb restaurant, staff, and ambiance. I will gladly call this my goto French bistro
The service was great. The wait staff made a very good recommendation for wine when I was eating steak and my boyfriend eating fish. Always enjoy going to Mon Ami Gabi.
MAG is a wonderful neighborhood gem of a restaurant.
I love Mon Ami for a special occasion. Their food is always excellent and our server was fantastic. I had the escargots, dry riesling, and petite filet. Their fish is also great here- last time I had the fish of the day special and I wish it was a regular menu item!
I go frequently and asked for a good table. I wanted something away from the bar and near a window. They sat us next to the bar and almost in the kitchen. I asked for my favorite waiter and did not get him. He may have been off that night. The food quality is going down. The fish was less than perky. The mashed potatoes were left over form whenever. If this continues, I will not go back.
We came here for my birthday and everything was amazing. We both had the classique steak frites and shared the macaroni gratin. Highly recommend! We will definitely be back.
Everything was perfect. The outdoor patio was great on a lovely evening. The food was fantastic as always(chicken, trout, pommes frites, salads). Wine was excellent. Service great. Very consistent. Have gone there many times over the past 20-25 years.
Mon Ami has been our favorite restaurant for many years. It never fails to give us a special evening.
Classic brasserie in a beautiful setting. Wonderful dining experience, type of place you'd expect to be super expensive but was not at all expensive. Perfect for a more quiet date or for a tame celebration dinner.
Food and Service were great.
We are part of LettuceEats and forgot to tell our waitress. Can we still get rewarded?
It would be nice if you could acknowledge the customers upon check payment. Thank you so much!
Great food, Great service and surprise complimentary birthday dessert for my 17 year old granddaughter!!!
As usual, a very pleasant dining experience at the outdoor patio. Food and wine were good, except the kale/frisee salad wasn't as good as before, a bit underdressed and light on lardons.
Our server Jeremy gave us an outstanding dining experience. We will go back to Mon Abi Gabi for sure for another fantastic dinner and will request to be seated at one of Jeremy's tables.
Our first time at this authentic French restaurant. My husband and I loved the food, the service and the ambiance. David was our waiter and he was very attentive, pleasant and had a sense of humor.
Great restaurant. We will definitely go back.😊
The food was delicious even though a little pricey. Would have preferred draft beer over bottles for the price. Ambience was very nice albeit a little noisy. Look forward to going back.
Delicious from the best onion soup ever to the fish special to the profiteroles! Trey Bien!
Excellent spot for a Wednesday evening. I went with my niece and nephew. We had a reservation and were seated right away outdoors with a view of the park. It was lovely. We started with oysters and ended with profiteroles. My nephew got the hanger steak frites, my niece stayed with a light option of shrimp cocktail, and I opted for the tomato salad with salmon. Delicious! Ingredients were fresh, light, and delicate. Service was impeccable and the crowd lively but not too loud. Overall, a lovely restaurant nestled within a stunning old hotel. 5 stars.
We enjoy dusk on the patio at Mon Ami. The gas heaters took away a chill breeze, and it was lovely. Each of us chose different specials for the night — halibut and duck — and they were delicious as well as plentiful. Our dessert, a chocolate tart, was equally good. We waited a short while for an outside table to be free. The wait was easy sitting in the elegant, old world lobby of the Belsen Stratford, sipping excellent wine. Service was pleasant and efficient and attended to particular requests.
We have been a couple of times before and staff remembered us and were welcoming and quick with all requests and orders. Burger was spectacular, fries could have been better so overall the food was good. Drink options at a reasonable price are great. If it were just a bit quieter then it would have been a perfect visit.
It was a beautiful night and we sat on the patio, the wind screens helped screen the street noise and winds. I was hoping the skate wing would be like what I had in France, but must have been a different type. Slightly disappointed with it, but had high expectations. My daughters filet was good, but small. The creme brûlée was good, but would have been even better with fruit on top. It was a beautiful restaurant, very elegant! Hope to return!
Fun evening. Steak frites a bit tough