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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JP
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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PK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

CS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service was great, profiteroles are a must

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

GV
Cincinnati
69 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
5 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
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Been to Mon Ami many times -and actually dined there for brunch on the first weekend it was offered! My only disappointment is that the brunch menu has been dramatically scaled back, and I would like to see some more non breakfast savory options - appetizers and/or vegetable side dishes.

M
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great staple in the LYTE family of restaurants. The food is good and reliable.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Rushed us out of there. Steak wasn’t good. Waitress was great.

LC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Very warming and welcoming. Perfect to celebrate our anniversary!

DG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. definitely going back!!

Went there for a special occasion and was treated like a queen. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

B
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely table, great food and great service. Salads, entrees and dessert very tasty and appealingly presented. Large wine selection. A wonderful evening out with my husband.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

This was a fun experience for us all, and especially my eleven year old son. However, as someone with a lot of experience eating in actual French bistros, I could not have been more disappointed with the food.

The soup tasted as if it were from a can. Most of the dishes were sugared, like you would find with fast food. The boeuf bourguignon was obviously thickened with corn starch, and was flavored with liquid smoke or a similar artificial flavor.

This was not surprising when I realized that Mon Ami Gabi is a restaurant with at least a half dozen locations, and that it is owned by a company with something like 50 different restaurants and chains. It was easy to imagine the food came from a Disneyland "Paris bistro experience" fast food theme park attraction. What Mon Ami Gabi is NOT is a classic french bistro.

L
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable gastronomic paradise! We've never had a bad meal (or bad service!) at Mon Ami Gabi - and everything we've ever tried on the menu has been exquisite.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super fantastic.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as always. A favorite restaurant. Food and service is outstanding. But it is a tad on the noisy side

MB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our all time favorite Chicago restaurant. We were looking forward to the dinner getting together with long time friends from Chicago. The wait staff and the menu did not disappoint. Food and the service was excellent...which has been our experience every time we ever went to Mon Ami Gabe. We have been coming here since the days of "Un Grand Cafe" and enjoying the whole time.

c
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and casually refined service with food quality a solid B+ and reasonably priced

LK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all-time favorites in Chicago since it opened in '98. Always consistently perfect.

JG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the one in Vegas and this one was great as well. Totally different site but perfect for Sunday Brunch in Chicago!

F
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy French food, this is the place! Wonderful experience that reminded me of our days in France.

EB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible. I will definitely come back and recommend to others.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance

EH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place. It's completely consistent in lovely service and delicious food. The bar is charming, the cocktails yummy and classic, and there's always someone interesting to talk to! Our seating requests with reservations have always been honored. What more can we say? Mon Ami Gabi is our date/birthday/anniversary place of choice.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Our go-to for great French food.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wines and food.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch places in the city! Classic, elegant, lively, fun, delicious, and reasonable - an excellent choice, always.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janet is the best!
We went for my friends birthday and she is always so warm and welcoming. Food was outstanding (as always). Meat always cooked to perfection and the wait staff doesn’t miss a beat ❤️

HM
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening. Good table, excellent server and good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible! Would highly recommend!

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