Mon Ami Gabi
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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What Insiders Are Saying
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro in an upscale Lincoln Park residential building.
Always fantastic all around!! The food, the staff, the atmosphere...Love it:))
Always a great meal. Shout out to David and the rest of the team :-)
Delicious food, great food!
Some seats have couple facing outside together, reminds me of Paris where we got engaged.
The food was delicious. The french onion soup is perfectly seasoned and ooey-gooey. The muscles were delicious, and a large portion. The service was not as attentive as it usually is. I wished the waiter had come to ask me to refresh my soda.
Always great...my Lincoln Park go-to for great food and fun with family and friends
Fue nuestro aniversario y como siempre todo excelente es mi lugar preferido
A delightful experience all around, from the pleasant efficient waiter to the delicious special scallop dish and my all-time favorite Root Salad with Salmon. The corner booth was charming and quiet although right in the middle of the bar. A Chicago treasure
Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. We had two birthdays at our table, and two orders of profiteroles were brought to our table: how lovely is that? And, of course, the food was delicious.
Absolutely amazing staff and phenomenal food. Would come back again. (It was our second time.)
Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals. He had the Saturday special of braised short ribs on a bed of celery root. Very good! I had the scallop special of scallops on a leek risotto. Also very good. Both of us also had wines which were paired nicely with our meal.
Our server was attentive without hovering.
A lovely evening.
Loved it! It was for my wifes birthday and they even treated her to a delicious dessert.
From the host to our server, everyone was kind, friendly, and knew their stuff. Our server, Amanda, was probably the best server my wife and I had ever experienced. She was kind, knew the menu, and was able to make recommendations or answer any questions we had. All of this while being positive/good energy. We had gone for our wedding anniversary and she brought out complimentary champagne which was also a nice touch. I would highly recommend going to Mon Ami Gabi for the food/drinks, but you have to ask for Amanda, she will not disappoint!
As always, date night is better at Mon Ami. It’s our favorite spot bc the food is good, ambiance is right and it feels inviting.
Justy was the perfect server. She was friendly, her suggestions were spot on she was always there when we needed her. All four of us were impressed.
Meeting an old friend. Atmosphere was fun and festive . Food was super delicious. Even my drink had the right amount of alcohol. Lately I’ve been going to events where the alcohol watered down.
I must say that the service is super good! And the food is delicious. We had trout, steak, snails. Snails taste well cooked.
We have been going to Mon Ami Gabi for over 20 years and have yet to have less than a great experience. Prices have increased minimally, but quality of service and items on the menu have maintained if not exceeded their former quality. It's a great neighborhood gem, but well worth a trip to dine there. We were there for a birthday celebration a few days ago, and it was wonderful! probably one of the best French bistros in Chicago.
Service was disappointing, I have been a customer for 20 years.
Service was well timed, server was thoughtful with regard to birthday.
We were @ a quiet table, & not rushed.
Food was good...my friend really enjoyed his chicken...juicy, tender, yet crispy.
Lovely dining room. Comfortable seating. Delicious food. Courteous and professional staff.
Good ambience, but super mediocre brunch. Can't speak to other meals, but wouldn't be back for brunch.
Weekend brunch with the kiddos. Food is always good, atmosphere great. Service was a bit unfriendly today, but other times has been great.
It seemed as though our server rushed us for whatever reason and it made for a disappointing visit. We were a party of 2 but sat at a table for 4 so perhaps that is why the server was attempting to speed up our dinner. The server asked for our order while we were in the middle of enjoying an appetizer. After ordering our dinner, the food came out the quickest I have ever experienced at Mon Ami Gabi.
All and all very surprised at the competence of this server compared to most we have had in the past.
A perfect place to celebrate a birthday. Loved it so much we'd go more often if we were in the neighborhood.
Everything was amazing!!!!
What a very special evening!!!
Always a pleasure. A beautifully run restaurant. Our server David and his busser were hugely kind & attentive. The food was well-prepared and it was clear the kitchen serves with pride. MAG is a terrific neighborhood hang and we always enjoy ourselves.
Mon Ami Gabi is a wonderful, warm, and enjoyable experience whether for everyday dining or a special occasion.
Our waitress ignored us for other customers. We were sat by the kitchen.
Dining at Mon Ami for 30+ years, always delicious food, great ambiance and wonderful servers.
I used to visit this space when it was Cafe Un Deux Trois. LEYE has not only captured the authenticity of this space but has added a five star menu where every single bite was better than the previous one. One of the best dining evenings in ages and would go back time and time again.
Perfect Sunday night dinner. Always great!
We love Mon Ami Gabi! Great atmosphere and wonderful staff and food. The bread is amazing- hot and fresh. Thank you.
Mon Ami Gabi is fabulous! Great wines by the glass, daily food specials, Amazing grilled steaks and sumptuous desserts. One of the best spots in Chicago.
We had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday at Mon Ami Gabi. The staff was sooo nice and accommodating to our grumpy 4 year old and, I don't know if it was policy, or because we looked stressed, but they took my husband's meal off the bill as a birthday treat. The food was great and we liked the atmosphere as well. My only negative comment would be the lack of parking nearby, you pretty much have to do valet if you drive, but that's a minor criticism.
This was my first but not my last time. You feel important just walking in. It is more like a New York restaurant. The food was affordable. I ordered the Steak Frite medium rare. It cam closer to Medium well. However, the flavors made up for the doneness. My partner had a hamburger that he is still complimenting. I am looking forward to returning to this wonderful restaurant.
My favorite restaurant in Chicago. By far. Love walking the 2 blocks.
I'm from France and I'm always eager to try French food out of France. Mon ami Gabi is a 100% yes !
The food and service are simply perfect ! Snails taste just like home, large selection of wines and alcohol, meat is perfectly cooked and the desserts are excellent !
Negative point though on the sides : too thin grench fries, would have prefered some well cooked vegetables.
And also, though I do understand the point of creating a bistrot atmosphere, I would have prefer a less noisy and more intimate/fancy ambiance (furthemore regarding the price that doesn't match the bistro thing).
But in a nutshell, perfect place for a date and/or good food and drinks ! 9/10 for sure !
One of my favorite steaks in the city for 75% the price of other steakhouses. Great wine list. Great service. Great ambiance. Will be coming back.
Always a great meal and with service to match. Thanks again
Delightful meal and service. We had the Monk fish and about lost our minds over it! We’ve been talking about it ever since. Just fantastic. The steak was done just right as well. Thank you!