Mon Ami Gabi

4.7
5743 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Lincoln Park is open for indoor dining or dining outside under our heated tent. Our front patio is weather permitting, seated on a first come, first served basis with first priority to our guests with reservations. In order to minimize the number of guests waiting in the lobby, each reservation is limited to a 2 hour window for dining.

NOTE: Due some exciting updates on our building, the front entrance is closed. Valet is located on Lincoln Park West but you enter the building on Belden.

Your health is our top priority and we are taking necessary steps to ensure your safety including masks on all unvaccinated employees, disposable or digital menus and continuous sanitation procedures.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5743 people are saying
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNorm
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Amie Gabi is consisting great. Love the chocolate profiteroles.

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ajw3708
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Mon Ami….wonderful food, engaging and attentive wait staff, and a completely relaxing, delicious evening!

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vipTonySueB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Moules dinner was spectacular. Love the wine list as well. Great and attentive servers. Looking forward to skate wing being back on the menu.

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LadyDi
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to for birthdays and holidays and many celebratory occasions and it did not disappoint! It’s nice to be back. It feels safe and lovely in spite of the construction that is going on on the building.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of our favorites for a weeknight dinner or a celebratory dinner.

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vipZena
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely pre fixe menu. Burata salad, hangar steak and lemon dessert for $42. Great value. Steak ordered medium rare was medium well but still tender and flavorful.

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vipElena
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is not as "french" as it used to be. No more potatoes au gratin, salad and salmon have chili, no more soup vichyssoise. But service was good and the tent on the street looks nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Red wine selection could improve. Overall the bottles they offer are an average of 3.8/5

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vipKate
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Particularly wonderful service from a female server who mentioned being fairly new. She knew her wines and recommended a great Sancerre. Give her a raise. 😘

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vipLauraM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening on the patio. Trout almandine was tasty. Very dependable food and service.

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CourtneyP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The construction is the only thing from keeping this as a 5-Star review all around.

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vipHenriP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with our granddaughter. Enthusiastic server and good service all around. Did NOT enjoy the loud noise coming from the crane overhead. Was told the crane would be gone by the time our dinner arrived. Not true.
Will definitely dine her again.

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taylort
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was luke warm by the time it got to our table.
The frites were not fresh (darn shame)
The pice of salmon on my salad was small and slightly hard, maybe pre cooked? As was the poached egg?
My memories of mon ami gabi were of delicious bistro food. So it was disappointing.
Our server was very nice.

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SheShe
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami is the best! I have been to many but this original location is still my favorite. The service is always impeccable and the food it superior! Our server knew everything about the food, made the BEST wine recommendations and was very attentive. The secondary waitstaff is ALSO top notch! Love IT!

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mrsk
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waitperson!! His name is John and he made our entire meal delightful. He made excellent recommendations and was prompt and entertaining too. Our meals were absolutely wonderful. The trout was delicious from the first bite to the last. We have always loved Mon Ami Gabi for the food and the impeccable service from LettuceEats. We will certainly come back often.

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vipeatout
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Mon Ami for years. It was exceptionally good on all counts last night.

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DavidD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Respectful and attentive service. Outdoor space very comfortable. A pleasant experience.

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vipJanW
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch. The environment at Mon Ami Gabi is always delightful.
I noticed that there is now a minimal charge for the baguette. No problem just a change with the time.

Since the front entrance is still closed making it necessary to enter through the Belden door, the railing along the wall needs to be reattached. The bolt is coming out of the wall and it is a safety hazard. One of your guests could fall causing an injury. I know this is the building’s responsibility, but it needs to be taken care of. Thank you.

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vipSalvadorP
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a good experience

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vipJaxx
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat under the Tent, had an exceptional waiter named Eric who made everything so Special for us! Food was delicious as usual, music soft and sweet, drinks were phenomenal, Valet excellent!!!
We celebrated my Birthday.
Highly recommended whether inside or out. This is the best Mon Ami Gabi, no doubt!

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MochiTravels
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a great time. Our server was very attentive and sweet. The food was good. Our favorite was the French onion soup. We would come back again !

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Desmond
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, the patio is wonderful. Food was incredible, we didn't go overly adventurous but everything was done perfectly and came out quickly. Service was helpful and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure. This is a chicago classic. Service is superb, meal was fantastic and a good value. The decor could use a little refresh, but it is charming none the less.

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KevinM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eight of us enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Food and service were excellent. Definitely be back soon.

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vipKATHERINEB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable evening. We enjoyed the food, the outdoor dining and the service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago! Every single item we ordered, including the drinks, surpassed expectations. The staff was all extremely friendly and helpful giving suggestions. We will absolutely be back!

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MattT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weeknight date night, and Mon Ami Gabi came through. Service was excellent and the food and drink, start to finish, was fantastic. It didn't hurt that it was a perfectly cool evening on the patio. We cannot wait to return.

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flowerchild
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants! Great service and wonderful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Rats everywhere outside near our table on the patio. LOVE mon ami gabi but the rodents are unacceptable. I’ll definitely be back soon but will definitely dine inside.

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MarianneK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant dining experience, birthday celebration. Food is always consistent.
Evidently they are understaffed, but our waiter, John, did a great job.
Would be nice if the menu was tweaked periodically - doubt it's changed much in quite some time. Love the trout, but was swimming in butter. Excessive.
Nice wines.

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vipSusanF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways!

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vipSandroS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another flawless dinner at our favorite French place in Chicago.

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SLKChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

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FoodLover
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

If you want steak, this is a good value compared with most urban and suburban steakhouses. The menu is very basic, not creative, and the preparation is acceptable. The location is excellent and the option to eat outdoors in summer is great. I had trout, so I was hoping for something more interesting than just the old-time almonds on top. Green beans needed to be cooked a bit more. Those who ordered steak were very happy. We were happy they had open tables on the same day we wanted to go, which was a weekend day. The waitstaff was exceptionally nice.

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Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very "good" experience. Host who met us didn't seem to like his job. Bathrooms felt a little subpar for the restaurant. Inside the dining room was dark and tight. We sat outside, which was nice and I recommend, but were unfortunately looking at construction the whole time. Food was pretty good. Really enjoyed the baguette and carrot. Steak and frites was really yummy, even the next day as leftovers. Wish we would not have ordered the mac n cheese. It tasted like it was from a box and was overly liquidy. Drinks were very good. Dessert was amazing. Bussers were awkwardly fumbling around the table. Saving the best for last, our SERVER was amazing. Great at his job. Super friendly. Knew the menu, and was attentive, but not overly so.

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vipCyrano
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's good to be back on the terrace at Mon Ami Gabi after the covid lockdown! Le steak au poivre is a special treat.

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Coddie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go to" place for anniversary, birthday and other special occasions and has been for forty years. Time stands still here and continues to be dominated by consistently wonderful food and service. Our server, Janet, joins a long list of gracious servers and wait staff. You always feel at home here.

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CYNTHIAP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for years and was totally ripped off with our salads. We order what used to be the heirloom tomato salad which has been replace with regular tomatoes and a bunch of "filler" vegetables. Portion was smaller too. However the worse part was we added chicken at $8 extra and it was three small pieces that probably was less than 2 ounces of protein. Wow! We asked the server and he said that was normal well it wasn't the prior times we have been there. So based on our experience we will not being going back for a long time. Was one of our favorite jaunts. Oh well.

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vipPatty
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, authentic French cuisine, top-notch service, exquisite surroundings: a five-star experience!

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vipGreg
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner. Fine food. Super service. Janet, who took cate of us, was beyond superb. Will request a seat in her section when we return.

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You can order delivery directly from Mon Ami Gabi using the Order Online button. Mon Ami Gabi also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 348-8886.

Mon Ami Gabi is rated 4.7 stars by 5743 OpenTable diners.

Mon Ami Gabi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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