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About Mon Ami Gabi

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.

2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00am until 2:00pm! The dining room reopens for dinner at 5:00pm.

Cross Street:
Belden

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 348-8886

Website:
http://www.monamigabi.com/

Entertainment:
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.

Catering:
Mon Ami Gabi's fresh, cozy atmosphere is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months with a great view of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
The Private Room seats 30 guests, our semi-private Room seats 50 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 150 guests. The room is a/vl compatible. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (773) 348-8886.
Mon Ami Gabi also offers carryout and off-premise catering for groups of all sizes including aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises.

Parking Details:
Mon Ami Gabi is located at 2300 N Lincoln Park West, in the historic Belden-Stratford Hotel. We are on the corner of Belden and N. Lincoln Park West, one block south of Fullerton and two blocks east of Clark St.

Valet is $14 and parking is also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.

Public Transit:
CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark
CTA 151 bus Inner Drive

Executive Chef:
Nelli Maltezos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.

Private Dining

Private Dining is available!

Mon Ami Gabi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Neighborhood Gem (88)
Good for a Date (78)
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Good for Anniversaries (73)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Cozy (71)
Romantic (66)
Authentic (56)
Comfort Food (46)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Business Meals (31)
Good for Groups (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Casual (24)
People Watching (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Kid-friendly (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Seasonal (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Scenic View (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful relaxed but elegant setting with great service and a large assortment of entrees. My sirloin with bordelaise sauce was superb as was my wife’s trout almondine. Even the banana desert with caramel sauce was wonderful. The homemade warm crispy French bread was awesome. A complete, great meal!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Fish was good but a little dry. I should have sent it back. Your profiteroles are THE BEST!! Excellent service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friends bday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a great meal. I love Brunch at this place. The Duck is amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We always have a good experience at Mon Ami Gabi. Good food, good wine list, good service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was outstanding. It was my daughters birthday and they brought her a special drink and dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Birthday celebration. Every thing was great!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

With overall great experience, this time steaks for both peoples at our table were over salted.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. John is one of the best servers in the city. A fantastic neighborhood spot that we will return to repeatedly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very slow getting the first drink order and getting the drinks to us. Alternatively the food arrived really quick. Made me wonder if pre prepared

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. Best meal I’ve had in my life! Wonderful service, great ambiance, and the food was beyond exceptional.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This restaurant is very reliable, it's quite loud on a Saturday night which was packed but it's good food, decent service and its reasonable. We'll go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We celebrated a 60th birthday and had a great time. Food was delicious and service beyond compare. Dave was our waiter. GREAT JOB!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

An exceptional dining experience; the food is beyond delicious, the staff are courteous and efficient, the ambiance is warm and inviting, I will be returning often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Waterfront, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the drinks!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have celiac disease and my date doesn't. We went for our anniversary and loved the ambiance for a date night. As someone with an allergy, I thought the servers were friendly and knowledgeable about what I could and couldn't eat and what substitutions could be made. We both thought our pre-meal bread and butter, appetizers, entrees and desserts were delicious. If it weren't so expensive, I'd go here every week instead of just for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I had been trying to get a reservation here for awhile. Finally on a brutally cold winter night I got in. The food was excellent. The best steak frites I’ve had. It was very busy but the service was still attentive. The wine offering was good with reasonably priced offerings.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was very good but I wish there was more of it. The snails seemed small this year and the steak, while excellent was slightly smaller than I expected. Felicia did an amazing job, particularly in helping us celebrate my wife's birthday. This is our 3rd year in a row and we all just love it and the proximity to the Zoo Lights was also wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

John was our server...did a great job! He recommended the Skate, which was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a 7:00 reservation and because the table before us was not leaving, we weren’t seated until 7:45, which was very frustrating. But John, the maitre’d, more than made up for it by ordering some appetizers for us that we got as soon as we sat down. And then also gave us their amazing profiterole dessert. We started the evening feeling undervalued, but it was more than made up for by the great service we had, and John making sure that everything after the late seating was taken care of perfectly. He stopped by our table a few times, as well as apologizing again on our way out. Because of all that, it ended up being a great night. This is why we’ve frequented this restaurant for so many years. Thank you for consistently great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Perfect bistro. Best steak frites in town. Amazing French onion soup. Very nice wine menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always a reliable treat! Mon Ami Gabi has a reputation to uphold and it never fails.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi offers great service and wonderful French food. We received a warm baguette upon arrival which is greatly appreciated. It was a perfect crunchy texture with a soft interior.

Crispy Duck Confit - this is an appetizer however it's a full duck leg, served with sauteed onions. This dish was very flavorful with a salty, crispy skin.

Steak Frites with Bordelaise sauce - well cooked and very tender. Fries were delightfully crunchy.

Braised Lank Shank - amazing dish and such a large portion. Served with Brussels sprouts and cheesy polenta.

Overall, this will become one of my "go-to" restaurants!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love the food, the location, the ambiance. Waitstaff is friendly and informed: simply a terrific dining spot.

Only potential improvement would be to remove a few tables to provide a bit more room, but then there'd be fewer happy diners.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We hit up Mon Ami post-movie as one of our favorite places in the neighborhood. We arrived earlier than expected but grabbed a martini at the bar and chilled in the lobby while we waited.
We were seated on time per our reservations by a very friendly gentleman host. Our service was also prompt, our entree (our default favorite) steak & frites arrived super-fast and properly cooked, to medium and medium rare, with delicious sauces. Normally we'd order a bottle, but given pre-martinis, we had wine by the glass, both served very promptly and delicious, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Bordeaux.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is our go to restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is always delicious and when the garden is open we like it even more!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always try to go to Mon Ami Gabi for special occasions. The food was outstanding, service was perfect, the hostess treated us like we where very special. Just a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I booked a table as a gift for my boyfriend. Since we were both travelling for over 10 days and had to pack thoughtfully we did not have our fanciest clothes with us but that was fine. The service was very good, very attetive servers. The food tasted delicious and the size was just perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Monterrey)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our overall experience at Mon Ami Gabi was great! There was no better way to fight the bitter cold weather of Chicago, than with traditional french Onion Soup (Note: It's big) and classic Steak-Frites with a Classic Sauce! The staff was great and getting a table by the window to take a look at the snow fall was simply priceless.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

First date

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Usually the trout is great, but this time over cooked. Other than that, always a favorite place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always fabulous!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Within a short walk from our home, this is our favorite go to place for a reliable French dining experience. From the rolling wine cart with a broad selection of French varietals by the glass to the steak frites choices to the fruits de mer plates, this is as close to the Seine as you can get in Chicago. After sharing the duck confit appetizer and a caesar salad, I had the bouillabaisse special and my wife had the vegetarian pasta dish, both perfect choices for a cold winter evening.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome experience, great food and a fun environment

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious meal and flawless service! I have celiac disease and must strictly avoid gluten. Mon Ami Gabi has a special gluten free menu and is my favorite restaurant for special occasions. I've never experienced a problem or reaction here. The gluten free French onion soup is especially outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a winner

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was as good as always. However, the service and seating was not special whatsoever. Ive gone to Mon ami many many times mainly the one in oak brook. The service is usually amazing at that location, but having been to this one in Chicago I was left very disappointed. I requested 2 months in advance for a quiet comfortable table, but they gave us a cramped booth in the corner between two very close tables. The young waiter was rushing us, not being attentive to our table, and didn’t even introduce himself or give the specials. The time was supposed to feel special and spending a considerable amount of money there on numerous occasions I was very disappointed with this visit and hope this is just one of those rare bad times.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely Christmas dinner!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Mon Ami is one of my "fave" restaurants in the city. I go here a lot and always love it!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful food and drinks! Such a cute restaurant! The onion gratin soup and steak fries were delicious! We also liked the baked goat cheese and dessert Carmel chocolate tart.

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