Mon Ami Gabi

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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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SN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creme brûlée French toast was amazing along with homemade sausage. My daughter I split it and couldn’t finish it all

J
Chicago
190 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Caesar salad. The steak was perfect. Best part was the profiteroles!

m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very good as usual.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location for an extended family get-together. We lived in France for 2 1/2 years and although the menu is not strictly French it brought back wonderful culinary memories. The nostalgia started with the Kir Royale and continued through the Poisson du Jour and was topped off by the fabulous Tarte Tatin. Wonderful!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our one year anniversary there and we were first time diners. The food was incredible and the service was spot on.

CR
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get tkgether

RF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Janet was amazing and food was spectacular as always!

d
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in my neighborhood ❤️. Best Caesar salad. Too

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Been here so many times that it feels like home. When I want to feel like I'm in Europe I head over to Mon Ami Gabi.

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfied with experience

CS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The food came out in a timely manner, and the atmosphere was very comfortable.

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is this restaurant routinely fantastic, they handled our special occasion (anniversary) beautifully with champagne, dessert and a romantic table. Cant recommend enough!

PA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When on their game Mon Ami Gabi is superb. Once in a while when off their game it is an indifferent experience. We live 2 minutes away and drop in often.

The off hand lack of welcome tonight - when a reservation is not available better could be done the sending guests outside a closed door to wait in an open area with mismatched (and dirty) chairs and no sense of apology or urgency. Likely would have been better if one of the more experienced hosts were at the front desk who either do a good job recognizing return guests or bother to notice on the system and welcome us back.

This was followed by lack luster table service (the beer was warm, the glass a water glass from the warm drawer, the staff kept clearing plates before the table was finished, the bread plate was dirty....), and a general sense of everyone being harassed it was not the best of experiences.

Fortunately we know and have experienced Mon Ami at their best. So will be back.

Glad we did not bring any first time friends or clients with us. It would have been a let down!

KS
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good menu and good food.

HM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Chicago.

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LK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and great food..
Just very crowded and noisy. We’ll take the noise to have the great food!!!

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always love going to Mon Ami Gabi for the delectable food and cozy atmosphere. Our server was very nice about splitting the Dover Sole for us (delicious) but I did feel a little rushed. It was a Friday night, but I didn't feel particularly encouraged to savor the experience.

DE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

p
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thanks for the great experience !!! Keep it up

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love mom ami. Ultimate cold weather comfort food. They are so fast and everything on menu is great.

EL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our neighborhood gem and New Year's dinner was made special with the staffs friendly attitude, helpfulness, and the added bonus of party favors and champagne passed out to everyone in the restaurant minutes before midnight! The special of the night was melt in your mouth amazing; salmon and wild rice wrapped in a light pastry. A great way to bring in 2020!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We loved everything!

MJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambience is wonderful. I felt like I was in Paris. Service is always outstanding.

EZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Mon Ami Gabi for years, and our New Years experience was superb.

s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience and definitely will go back!! The service was great, food even better and overall really enjoyed ourselves!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5/5 stars. This place is incredible!

a
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite French bistro in Lincoln Park never disappoints. We had all our more traditional favorites this trip: the crusty baguette, cheesy onion soup/lobster bisque, and buttery tender steaks with crisp frites. Oh, and legit cocktails and glasses of wine. Room for creme brûlée? Why not. Foodie or Francophile, trust you’ll enjoy it all.

B
Chicago
180 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service with great wines. The salmon in puff pastry was excellent. The salmon was cooked through but still very moist with spinach and other veggies. My husband's steak was also excellent. We had a lovely table, was not crunched together and were able to carry on a good conversation. A lovely evening.

OT
London
204 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really love this spot. Great ambiance. Great staff. This was our second visit. The first visit, everything was over the top great. Our recent return visit was really good, but the food this time didn't hit it out of the park. I think we ordered different items, and they were not quite up to the awesome level we had experienced before. We are planning to return. Really love the space, menu and staff.

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter(Ryan, I believe) and Henry were terrific!!
Food as good as always.

S
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch....as good as always! The omelets and hash browns are super..flavorful and
nicely presented. Great bread. Just very good, classic French cuisine.

NW
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Mon Ami Gabi recently for a family brunch on a Sunday. At 11am the restaurant was busy but not crowded and we were seated promptly in a nice corner table. Our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive and our initial drinks were delivered in good time. One dietary request from our party was met with positivity and our request well taken care of. The food was very good indeed - the classic eggs benedict was excellent and a salmon equivalent very tasty. The sides were memorable. The bill represented real value for money in my opinion. We will be back!

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend here for her birthday. The food was delicious and the service was just perfect. After our meal the server brought out a profiterole with a candle in it and my friend was impressed. Will definitely be coming back.

Nice!!

M
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We had two specials- salmon Wellington and beef tenderloin medallions with melt in your mouth gnocchis. The server was a blast. The setting was intimate. We were celebrating a birthday. It was perfect.

JG
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French bistro in Chicago. A tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo lights followed by dinner at Mon Ami Gabi is a holiday must!

JP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere. Plus, excellent service.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were so excited to go for Christmas Eve dinner. The room was cozy and seating a bit tight. Food and service was great though.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice family tradition over the holidays.

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