Mon Ami Gabi

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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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M
Chicago
214 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last day of dining before complete in restaurant shut down. Had skate wing and superb pepper soup. Wines by the glass were great too.

JK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the dining experience at Mon Ami Gabi was excellent. The ambience is not quite as plush as some other restaurants, but the food and service are outstanding from the wine to the dessert. The experience is always extremely pleasing.

OT
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off with the artichoke. For entrees we had the trout and skate. For dessert my wife had a nice chocolate cake with whip cream.

RW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I continue to be disappointed by the food quality. The service is always stellar.

CH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great!

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The stake & frites was amazing. The goat cheese so smooth and well balanced. We both had it and we were both very satisfied with it. Also, dessert was delicious.

r
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Our waitress was one of the best we’ve ever had. She was professional, attentive, and had a wonderfully positive spirit as she made sure our meal was a terrific dining experience. Along with our waitress, the Gentleman who assisted her was equally excellent. We will definitely return, and often.

HM
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. Great service, delicious meal, convivial atmosphere. Wonderful restaurant!

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were extremely helpful. One of our group is on a very low sodium diet. They were very accommodating.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. All the food, service, and ambience. Love this place.

ZH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was up and down depending what you ordered. Salad was not good. Drinks were ok.

VI
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Big Stuff for Little Bucks! Consistent

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Mon Ami Gabi! Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience!

WI
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great gluten free menu and attentive service for those with dietary restrictions. Overall a great restaurant but you do feel a bit crammed at times. I prefer when you don't feel like you are part of an awkward conversation at the table next to you.

R
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the skate wing and profiteroles!

S
Orange County
105 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi has changed little over the years, and that's a good thing as it remains consistently excellent. Same comfy vibe; reliable French bistro menu, well-executed; and very good service for such a busy restaurant. On this occasion we really enjoyed the Icelandic cod special and the wonderful tarte tatin dessert. Good wine list, too.
We look forward to our next visit.

LC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant! Wonderful ambience, delicious food, great service. Loved the special birthday dessert!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice. Will go there again.

MB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service every visit!

HF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I decided to try this place after seeing other raving reviews, and I had never been to a french bistro/restaurant before!

We went at brunch on a Sunday (12:30pm)
The food was absolutely delightful - I ordered the Creme Brulee french toast and my (now) fiancee ordered the Salmon & eggs Benedict. We had the Mango-Passion fruit sorbet for dessert.
The french toast was HOT on the plate, which was amazing. I don't think I've ever been served actual HOT french toast before! Usually it is lukewarm at best so this was instantly a plus. The toast was crisped perfectly on the exterior and soft inside, and the blackberry glaze and fresh whipped cream on top was incredibly delicious and well-balanced. 10/10
My fiancee's eggs Benedict had pefectly poached eggs, and the salmon portion was seasoned perfectly, cooked perfectly, and there were a generous amount of capers (usually restaurants skimp on those in fear of overpowering the dish), this was perfect. Her only complaint was that there wasn't MORE food. 10/10.

The Mango-Passionfruit sorbet was sweet and tart and light and brilliant. 10/10

Now, it was busy in the place so I don't fault our server for taking a little extra time to check in on us, but she did forget a few items. We both ordered cocktails, and she asked my fiancee if she wanted another - she said yes. It was never brought to our table. I also ordered a side of bacon with my french toast. I had to ask her to bring it out a second time, and didn't get it to my table until i had about 2 bites left of my toast. It happens, I understand.

Overall this place is amazing! They even have a really great deal for $20 off of your first visit of $40 or more if you join their email club. We got 2 entrees, 2 drinks, a side of bacon and dessert -- with the coupon it was less than $35 (pre-tax, of course).

Will definitely return for dinner service in the future! Compliments to the chef and terrific value for the quality.

LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful! This has been a favorite for at least twenty years. Solid French fare.

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very flavorful and delicious. The perfect portion for an entree. Atmosphere was lovely. Perfect for a date night but can also accommodate a larger group.

SP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Good food and glad to have found a separate menu for vegan/vegetarian.

d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been going to Mon Ami Gabi for 20 years and have always loved the Steak Frites and pretty much everything else they serve. Recently, we decided to switch to a plant-based diet, so we were a little nervous about going back to the restaurant and facing disappointment. While it wasn’t the same experience (different food, obviously), it was still very good. The vegan onion soup with lentils was delicious. I had the Cauliflower Steak Frites— the cauliflower was really nicely roasted and seasoned, and the olive tapenade on top added a nice touch. Our server was wonderful. She was familiar with the vegan/vegetarian menu and made suggestions, which we appreciated. The menu wasn’t extensive — it would be nice to see more items added to that menu, and perhaps a second option for dessert, like something creamy or chocolatey (we had a lovely sorbet, but this was the only choice). Overall a great experience, thank you!

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon ami Gabi is my favorite restaurant of all time and never disappoints

KW
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time to Mon Ami Gabi. Great atmosphere: think French bistro. Dark woods, white tile floor, high ceilings. Very good service, Helpful bartenders, servers, hosts, etc. My disappointment was the food . Specifically my filet. It was well-seasoned and well-prepared, It was just not a good piece of meat. The price was not outrageous, so I don't feel cheated - just disappointed. Very good drinks. Very good pomme puree. Outstanding peppercorn sauce (This ALMOST made up for the poor quality of meat). I like this place. I like the staff. But based on my initial visit here, there are a LOT of better restaurants in Chicago.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, and lovely overall experience!

BG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Steaks were not the best in Chicago but one of the best values and overall a great dining experience.

V
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependably chic, warm, delicious and professional.

FC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi is wonderful and I am always thankful for the times I spend there. My recent meal was a delight. I enjoyed a steak/frites while my friend was very pleased with the salmon special. Mark was amazing as our wait staff and could not have been more professional. This really is a site I cannot recommend highly enough.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always consistent neighborhood gem

E
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ambi Gabi is my absolute favorite restaurant. My husband and I have been going there for years and it is always consistent - great food, great waiters and love the atmosphere. Favorite dish - Steak Frites

EB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon ami Gabi is always a reliable choice: great food, excellent service and generous portions. Their drinks are expertly mixed and never watered down.

HM
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday Night is Burger Night. Always a great dinner option at our favorite restaurant.

MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always above and beyond!!! Service and food were exceptional!

NY
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and made the experience even better!

D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mon Ami Gabi. Great food, excellent service and lovely ambience. What more could I ask for.

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