Mon Ami Gabi

4.8
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$30 and under
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French
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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AS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Annual zoo lights

JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places/ food is always great, ambience is lovely, service is cordial and gracious, & it is an overall gratifying experience - love it all the time - especially outdoors in the summer

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service!

PF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. The ONLY thing I do not like is that the restaurant is SO small that you are literally seated right next to strangers-which in our case was a couple and their 2, very young, very noisy, very loud crying children.

JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi was outstanding. I got the Steak Frites with the Roquefort sauce and it was one of my favorite dining out experiences in recent memory. My wife ordered the lamb chops, which were a daily special. Sides were good. Huge wine list. I was very pleasantly surprised and look forward to returning.

LK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great wine and food. Will be back!

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

WP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday celebration!!! Food was awesome and waiter was excellent!

CM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with two friends to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the complimentary birthday dessert was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend to friends.

One request—please put short ribs back on the menu.

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

the hostess on sunday 12/1 was incredibly rude and unaccommodating

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch

OT
London
200 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable. We were greeted warmly. The bartender was awesome and fun-loving. The ambiance was a perfect French bistro. Food was great. Service was great. We will be back. Really good experience even though they were slammed busy.

u
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. You can't go wrong at this place. The beef bourguignon is killer.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loooooved our dinner and Mon Ami Gabi! The food was absolutely delicious, service was fantastic and drinks! We had the baked goat cheese and french onion soup for appetizers, and the fish of the day that was pan seared with artichoke and butternut sqaush puree. To top, the profiterole was the best I’ve had! It truly felt like a Parisian bistro!

C
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good place to celebrate.

M
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pre Thanksgiving special dinner! Beef brisket in a puff pastry. Delicious! I hope to make this an annual event!

CW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful French food (sometimes with a delightful updated twist) served in a homey and warm room by professionals who know their business. It's always my go to for when I need an elevated comfort food experience. I especially appreciate their accommodation of the vegetarian and vegan--something French cuisine is not normally noted for.

J
Chicago
180 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food wine and service. Came with family and we all had a delicious meal. Caesar salads. Steak and fries and the salmon was excellent. We will be back.

RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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GA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent, except for the fries that came with the steak dish. They were quite chewy and tough, which was disappointing since they come so highly touted. Service was fine, though not exceptional. We appreciated the extensive gluten free menu. The wine by the glass recommended by our server to accompany the scallops was spot-on.

j
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Celebrating my birthday here for the past decade always perfect!

Z
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Great service, really tasty food, overall a wonderful meal.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fabulous food

MJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. I had the rack of lamb for the first time. It was great. We usually go on Friday so I can have the Dover Sole but I may change my habits and go on Thursday instead.

d
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi is a wonderful place for dinner - it's always delicious and the service is wonderful!

JP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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d
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine , food, and service

PK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Need to update dining furniture. Some of the chairs had a hole on the seat.

CS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We have eaten at Mon Ami Gabi a few times and it has always been good. This last time we went for brunch and we were very disappointed . The food was terrible - cold, undercooked and tasteless. In the past we have had dinner at Mon Ami Gacbi and this is the first time we have had brunch. I am still recommending this restaurant because of our past dinners. Hoping it was just a fluke.

T
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Very loud restaurant. We were at a table that was squeezed in between two other tables so we could hear everything our neighbors were saying. Just not very cozy. Food is excellent though

b
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding, as usual. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, enough for me to recommend Mon Ami Gabi to our CEO for a business dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Seating was awkward. The Dover sol was delicious.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service was great, profiteroles are a must

S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the young lady who took care of us this evening. Amanda was excellent. Great personality and did a perfect job attending to us.
We will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is not perfect with John M as company!!!

GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a table for 8, but the seating was pretty tight. We were almost rubbing shoulders with each other.

GN
Cincinnati
71 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, I love this place...this was the worst experience I've had due to where we sat - very, very tight quarters and servers bumping into my chair, despite being very close to the table (and my gut is not so large). Also, the service was rather slow...took 30min before offering a drink after we sat down. Otherwise, for good food at right value, with a diverse and reasonably priced wine list, this is a good spin on French food.

MA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening with friends. Food was excellent and so was the service. Bex was helpful and added to our overall enjoyment of the evening

d
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always fantastic at Mon Ami Gabi!

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