Mon Ami Gabi

4.8
5615 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 and we are NOT able to offer Valet. Please enter at 310 W Belden.

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.
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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 5615 people are saying
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot. Never disappoints and service and atmosphere are top notch.

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vipBANDL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a busy Friday night. We haven't been to Mon Ami since before Covid and we all were looking forward to dinner. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was good. From the appetizers and drinks through dessert, everything tasted good and fresh.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric the waiter was fabulous

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LinnF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for decades- it never fails!

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vipmdillon41
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi is the perfect French bistro. Wonderful steaks, good side dishes and fabulous desserts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Polite and amazing service!

EH
vipEllenH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hanger steaks anywhere. Good bar. Lovely patio

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Betsy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just celebrated my husband's birthday at Mon Ami Gabi with our daughter and her family. The service was very good, as was the food. We ate outside, under the tent, so I really can't comment on the ambience or noise level, which is why I gave that a better than neutral vote! It is nice that one can continue to always count on the quality at Mon Ami Gabi.

LH
LeahH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel of a restaurant in The Belsen Stratford Hotel. Fabulous food and fabulous service.

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sanrekaw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Big positive was waitstaff. Micah is the absolute “BEST”.
However, we had a 3:45pm reservation. We called 2:45 requesting earlier seating. I was told not an option. My friend immediately called back, didn’t acknowledge a reservation and was told immediate seating available.
I am not so sure if this was reflection poor work ethic from employee or the fact I’m African American and my white.
Micah softened what otherwise would have been a very nasty experience.

MH
MuneerH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The appetizers & desserts were very good but the mains disappointed us.

SI
vipSarahI
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at Mon Ami Gabi for our wedding anniversary. Our server was gracious and upbeat. The food and service was excellent. We will definitely return.

SD
vipSusanD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak frites around! Beautiful patio seating. Friendly and attentive service.

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vipfressen
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, and especially the service could not be better! Impressive experience. Mon Ami Gabi is one of our favorite and special places to enjoy life's pleasures.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good but the fries were a little greasy. Ambiance was not as good because of construction.

JG
vipJimG
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining overlooking Lincoln Park. Reliable classic bistro food. Attentive service. What’s not to like?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We did the weekly prix fixe menu and the meal was definitely worth the price! We will definitely be coming back.

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viplincolnparklover
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A no-fail option- Classic French food in a garden on the Park. Whats not to like?

JV
JamieV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire night was perfect. The outside tent, lights, plants and ambience was beautiful!!! The food was absolutely delicious, from the bread to the Caesar Salad to the trout to the Mac and cheese!!! Amazing!!! I can’t wait to eat there again!!❤️

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for anniversary dinner. Food was great, staff was helpful and knowledgeable, and restaurant was clean and well-run. Great place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. The best French restaurant in Lincoln Park!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th wedding anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday and our waiter Eric did such a great job making sure our night was special! Thanks Eric! The food was delicious also!
Best, Lynn Spotts

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Erin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Mon Ami Gabi for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had been there once before and loved it, and was waiting for just the right occasion to go again with my steak-loving husband. This was it! I'd mentioned in my reservation that we wanted a special outdoor table for the occasion. When we arrived, we were told that the outdoor tables were all pretty much the same, but were given the chance to see a popular indoor table. We chose the indoor table for the bistro ambiance and because we could (with COVID restrictions lifted), though we were half wishing we'd stuck with the outdoor since with the absolutely perfect weather most people chose al fresco, leaving the indoor space a bit quiet. The service was excellent -- our waiter, John, was personable, funny, attentive -- a pro. The bus staff were on their game. And the food did not disappoint: gazpacho, escargots, steak frites. John brought comp dessert of profiteroles with lit candles, which we really appreciated. He also humored us by taking a photo that echoed one from our wedding day. We both had a wonderful time and look forward to the next Mon Ami Gabi visit -- next time outdoors!

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vipGramma
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The prix fixe meal was a little skimpy. Asparagus tough. Scallops perfect. Cherry clafoutis bland. Coq au vin generous and delicious as always.

JS
JoeS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!

Great outdoor dinning. Great service and food.

KP
KelliP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was remarkable! Our server made recommendations for even the picky eaters in our group. The food was fantastic as well. Salmon was the best! Loved the wine choices. Will definitely return next time we are in Chicago.

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vipoldgal
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional French bistro food well-prepared with attentive staff, and relaxed atmosphere. Extensive outdoor space. However, there is currently a great deal of "construction" on the Lincoln Park West side of the Belden Stratford, so some of the normal "ambiance" of the outdoor patio is somewhat compromised, and valet parking is not currently offered.

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vipDanielL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fine service. Great streak frites
Mussels not as flavorful as one would hope
Lovely ambience

PR
PamelaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Ambiance was compromised by nearby construction , no fault of the restaurant. Waiter was very attentive but a glitch in the kitchen delayed the entre for a price fix meal when the rest of the table was served their main course.

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Ginnie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Front manager seems not very friendly from the beginning. At the end of the meal there was a bug crawling on the table I mentioned to the manager, he didn't care.

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AlexA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time here celebrating my new engagement. Champagne and apps hit the spot and were decently priced. Service was excellent.

GM
vipGM13
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top choice in Chicago. Love the setting, the neighborhood, service is professional and perfect. Food is well-prepared and always great. Wine list is outstanding. You feel like you are in Paris.

MS
MiguelS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go to celebrate an occasion or just to have a great meal with family/friends.

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Katie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

In spite of having made a reservation several weeks in advance and stating it was a birthday we were sat at a very undesirable table near a light that once sundown hit was a bug magnet.

We had wanted to enjoy the later part of dinner and dessert but were unable because bugs were in our wine and swarming around us while we finished eating.

If it had not been for this 5 stars. Server Ryan rocked! Food was delish. But Disappointing seating for a reservation who would definitely be there past sundown. Before sundown or even walk in, I wouldn’t have complained but. It kinda dampened the experience.

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PeggyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Chicago classic, with such a friendly atmosphere and the BEST waiter in the city. A most pleasant evening and the food is as delicious as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. For someone with celiac and is gluten free, they brought me amazing bread and knew the menu! Highly recommend.

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SusanC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. I had the French onion soup and coq au vin which were delicious. The chicken was so tender it fell right off the bone. The soup broth was rich and flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. The wait staff was discreet yet attentive. Parking is an issue at the moment, but once the construction is over, valet parking should help the situation.

Our only request: PLEASE bring back Gabi’s Fish & Frites! In the almost 30 years we’ve been going to Mon Ami Gabi, this was the first time it wasn’t available and we miss it. When you’re back up to a full menu, we hope you’ll bring back this favorite dish!

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Islander
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never had a bad experience at Mon Ami Gabi and our latest was no exception. Servers are always attentive and the food is fabulous. We shared the caesar salad (one of the absolute best in the city) and the salmon. Perfect portion size for both and something we would absolutely order again.

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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 4.8 stars by 5615 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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