Mon Ami Gabi

4.8
5342 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Lincoln Park is open for indoor dining for a limited number of tables located in front of an open window and patio dining on our covered, heated patio. We cannot guarantee the location of any tables.

Your health is our top priority and we are taking necessary steps to ensure your safety including masks on all employees, disposable or digital menus and continuous sanitation procedures. To help ensure the safety of our staff and guests, we have set in place new dining standards:
-Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant and during interactions with staff, only to be removed while eating/drinking.
-Temperatures will be taken prior to entering; guests must confirm they have not traveled to any restricted states in the last 14 days.

NOTE: Reservations are limited to 1 hour 45 minutes. Our new entrance is temporarily located on Belden Street, due to construction. There is NO Valet offered at this time. We appreciate you following these guidelines.
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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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5342 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food to die for.

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. French onion soup is the best ever. Love coming here and the one in Vegas is awesome too.

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flaviush
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THEE best french onion soup i've ever had.
cannot wait to go back

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alchemy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place for a casual French bistrot experience! The baguette is just what you would have in Paris, the duck was great and the deserts were generous and did make us feel at home.
A consommer sans modération !

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vipLisaF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always Love Mon Ami Gabi. Great dinner! I feel they are safe and planning dining safely. It would be all 5s if it wasn't a tent. Our Server was wonderful and I always look forward to going there.

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vipKimberlyH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really figured out how to make dining safe yet enjoyable!

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CristianG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, I highly recommend ordering their baguette and onion soup, and the steaks which they come in different options. The price for the food was perfect, we sat down in the outdoor heated patio/setting they have for these crazy times, but indoor is amazing, it's a real authentic Parisian Bistro.

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NancyZ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, top-notch, except for the temperature. The only thing I would change, is that it was extremely hot with all the heaters running outside.

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were at Mon Ami Gabi on New Years day, 2021. We were specifically looking for heated outside space--which they provided--but I wish the tables were more distant. There was really no way to stay 6 feet from other diners. The food & service were quite good, but we were totally flabbergasted that they were serving people INSIDE. This made me very uncomfortable (after all, our servers were going back and forth to those eating inside too). I don't understand why this was happening, but it definitely detracted from our experience.

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IanH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and delicious food, the amazing ambiance you’d expect and want to accompany such a great meal.

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vipmmarto711
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great option for the current COVID dinning restrictions.

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vipAvi8trix
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Year’s Eve. Had a lovely time and meal. Menu is somewhat limited due to Covid and we sat outside but in our tent with heaters plenty warm!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A safe outdoor tent environment that wasn’t too cold even on a cold night. The baguette.......yum!!!

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ConnieG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting in the outdoor dining tent with the Zoo Lights visible was magical. Service was outstanding and, as always, the food was delicious. The perfect way to end a challenging year!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I always have a lovely time at Mon Ami Gabi. The escargot is a must if you are an adventurous eater, and while we typically go for the steak and frites I recently had the bucket of mussels which was absolutely delicious. Every server we’ve had had always been friendly and informative. Overall I’d highly recommend for either a date or family dinner!

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vipjohnnieS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons 30th birthday. My daughter and her New baby joined us and it was a wonderful evening. The staff are excellent. Courteous, timely and happy to have customers. The food is always excellent. This is a fabulous neighborhood gem and they consistently provide great food and dining experience.

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Claudia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant seated us inside by an open window. The temp was pleasant - not too cold Not too warm.
I will return here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Christmas Eve

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BillH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food we’ve come to expect in a warm atmosphere.

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CarolS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the prix fixe dinner with short ribs. The parsnip soup was sublime, as was the chocolate mousse cake. The short ribs were more like brisket than I cared for.

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vipServerAndGuest
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have a holiday dinner with friends here every year for the last 13 years. Will continue to have our holiday dinner here for years to come. Service was great, food was good, and the restaurant is always beautiful this time of year. They’re doing the very best to keep the experience as it should be while respecting Covid precautions and restrictions. For that, we thank the entire staff from front to back.

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LizB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although I am all for supporting restaurants and understanding their challenges during COVID, this was just a disagreeable experience. First of all we were in the dining room by a cracked open window which was freezing cold (no heat lamp?) even wearing our coats. The food here has always been overpriced for the « French » label but at least there is some atmosphere and good service. But when you spend over $200 for a basic Caesar salad, french onion soup, steak-frites (steak tasted tenderized and was lukewarm, fries were good but oversalted) and salmon/potatoes you expect at least a little more effort in the kitchen. As drinks we did have a glass of champagne each and then a glass of wine each (the white wine tasted like water had been added - our family is in the wine business) and the chocolate mousse was good. I would avoid during COVID and especially the extremely cold weather...many more modest restaurants are much better equipped and adapted.

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vipNBDB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon ami Gabi never disappoints. Excellent food and service!!

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karena
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Too cold in the environment due to COVID restrictions. Entrees were luke warm when delivered and cold within minutes.

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vipGeoffreyG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. We are never disappinted in the quality of the food, ambience and service, even during th pandemic.

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Vootoria
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the circumstances, with COVID restrictions and pouring rain, we could not have had a more wonderful experience. The total experience was wonderful and unique.

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vipHappyCeliac
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. I have celiac disease and must avoid gluten, and they are always happy to accommodate. The food is great too, especially the gluten-free French onion soup and all variations of Steak Frites.

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Raee
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great cozy place for a nice dinner
service was great as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great accommodations in the outdoor tent area. The staff did a tremendous job of providing great service and the food was served hot and fresh. Couldn’t ask for more during these tough times!

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vipPatty
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent distancing during covid times. Nice table in the outside tent with heaters. Service and food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Followed COVID rules while being able to enjoy dinning.

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vipfoodie16
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Such a treat to be able to eat wonderful food in a comfortable atmosphere outdoors in Chicago during December. Trout is my favorite here. Save room for dessert as the french classics are a traditional and delicious ending to any meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Not equipped to host diners during Covid due to cold conditions and terrible quality of food.

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MargaretP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was so beautiful all decorated for the holidays! The service was impeccable and the food is always delicious!!! Perfect 10!!!

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vipRobertM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite go to restaurant.

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TheSwedishChef
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My wife did eat something that didn't agree with her but otherwise the experience was outstanding.

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vipnone
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

iT WAS VERY COLD. i LOOKED AT THE WEB SITE AND THEY APPEARED TO HAVE INDOOR SEATING. wHEN WE GOT THERE THEY SAID INDOORS WAS FULL SO WE WERE IN THE TENT.

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vipdria7321
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

This whole COVID thing is a real bummer. They did what they could but it was a very expensive very disappointing experience. It was freezing in the restaurant bc of open windows and a way scaled back menu left us wanting (think no creme brûlée, pate, etc.)
Wait until things go back to semi-normal and you can actually eat inside again.

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foodiewannabe
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superlative as was our server. We enjoyed the evening tremendously and will definitely be back.

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vipChiEater
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It is a pandemic so I will tread lightly on my comments. So many restaurants have figured out the cold weather issues w outdoor dining, however Mon Ami Gabi is an exception. It was too cold. Service was mediocre with only 4 other tables. The managers seemed clueless as to how cold the outdoor space was. The cappuccinos were awful. The food could have been better. I will chalk this one up to covid, but I certainly won’t go back until things normalize.

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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 Caviar and Postmates. Mon Ami Gabi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 348-8886.

Mon Ami Gabi is rated 4.8 stars by 5342 OpenTable diners.

Mon Ami Gabi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/?utm_source=opentable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=holiday%202020&utm_content=maglp%20confirmation%20email.

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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