Mon Ami Gabi

4.7
5730 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. Valet is located on Lincoln Park West but you enter the building on Belden.

Your health is our top priority and we are taking necessary steps to ensure your safety including masks on all unvaccinated 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 5730 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Respectful and attentive service. Outdoor space very comfortable. A pleasant experience.

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vipJanW
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch. The environment at Mon Ami Gabi is always delightful.
I noticed that there is now a minimal charge for the baguette. No problem just a change with the time.

Since the front entrance is still closed making it necessary to enter through the Belden door, the railing along the wall needs to be reattached. The bolt is coming out of the wall and it is a safety hazard. One of your guests could fall causing an injury. I know this is the building’s responsibility, but it needs to be taken care of. Thank you.

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vipSalvadorP
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a good experience

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MochiTravels
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a great time. Our server was very attentive and sweet. The food was good. Our favorite was the French onion soup. We would come back again !

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Desmond
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, the patio is wonderful. Food was incredible, we didn't go overly adventurous but everything was done perfectly and came out quickly. Service was helpful and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure. This is a chicago classic. Service is superb, meal was fantastic and a good value. The decor could use a little refresh, but it is charming none the less.

KM
KevinM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eight of us enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Food and service were excellent. Definitely be back soon.

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vipKATHERINEB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable evening. We enjoyed the food, the outdoor dining and the service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago! Every single item we ordered, including the drinks, surpassed expectations. The staff was all extremely friendly and helpful giving suggestions. We will absolutely be back!

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MattT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weeknight date night, and Mon Ami Gabi came through. Service was excellent and the food and drink, start to finish, was fantastic. It didn't hurt that it was a perfectly cool evening on the patio. We cannot wait to return.

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flowerchild
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants! Great service and wonderful food.

MK
MarianneK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant dining experience, birthday celebration. Food is always consistent.
Evidently they are understaffed, but our waiter, John, did a great job.
Would be nice if the menu was tweaked periodically - doubt it's changed much in quite some time. Love the trout, but was swimming in butter. Excessive.
Nice wines.

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SusanF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways!

SS
vipSandroS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another flawless dinner at our favorite French place in Chicago.

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SLKChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

FL
FoodLover
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

If you want steak, this is a good value compared with most urban and suburban steakhouses. The menu is very basic, not creative, and the preparation is acceptable. The location is excellent and the option to eat outdoors in summer is great. I had trout, so I was hoping for something more interesting than just the old-time almonds on top. Green beans needed to be cooked a bit more. Those who ordered steak were very happy. We were happy they had open tables on the same day we wanted to go, which was a weekend day. The waitstaff was exceptionally nice.

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Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very "good" experience. Host who met us didn't seem to like his job. Bathrooms felt a little subpar for the restaurant. Inside the dining room was dark and tight. We sat outside, which was nice and I recommend, but were unfortunately looking at construction the whole time. Food was pretty good. Really enjoyed the baguette and carrot. Steak and frites was really yummy, even the next day as leftovers. Wish we would not have ordered the mac n cheese. It tasted like it was from a box and was overly liquidy. Drinks were very good. Dessert was amazing. Bussers were awkwardly fumbling around the table. Saving the best for last, our SERVER was amazing. Great at his job. Super friendly. Knew the menu, and was attentive, but not overly so.

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vipCyrano
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's good to be back on the terrace at Mon Ami Gabi after the covid lockdown! Le steak au poivre is a special treat.

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Coddie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go to" place for anniversary, birthday and other special occasions and has been for forty years. Time stands still here and continues to be dominated by consistently wonderful food and service. Our server, Janet, joins a long list of gracious servers and wait staff. You always feel at home here.

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CYNTHIAP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for years and was totally ripped off with our salads. We order what used to be the heirloom tomato salad which has been replace with regular tomatoes and a bunch of "filler" vegetables. Portion was smaller too. However the worse part was we added chicken at $8 extra and it was three small pieces that probably was less than 2 ounces of protein. Wow! We asked the server and he said that was normal well it wasn't the prior times we have been there. So based on our experience we will not being going back for a long time. Was one of our favorite jaunts. Oh well.

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vipPatty
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, authentic French cuisine, top-notch service, exquisite surroundings: a five-star experience!

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vipGreg
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner. Fine food. Super service. Janet, who took cate of us, was beyond superb. Will request a seat in her section when we return.

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Vhal
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came here for a Sunday Brunch. We ordered a Bloody Mary and Rose for drinks. My Bloody Mary was very good and she enjoyed her drink as well. For our entrees, we had the Salmon Benedict and Omelette Lorraine. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. Our server was very nice and made the overall experience enjoyable. We sat on the outdoor patio and breeze and sun cover was perfect to enhance our experience.

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Diane
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could have been more generous and creative with the presentation.
Last time better.
Bread was a given last time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 22nd wedding anniversary. 5 star all around. Mon Ami Gabi was not our first choice so we were somehow resigned to an ok experience and it was superb.
The food was incredible, much better than other expensive steakhouses we go. Service was awesome, professional and personable at the same time.
We got the duck confit as an appetizer, steak and rib eye for dinner with spinach and sautéed mushrooms as sides. They surprised us with a beautiful profiteroles.
We loved our dinner. We sat outside looking at Lincoln Park. The ambience, food and service was awesome for a great value. Normally I don’t write reviews but this one is highly deserved and recommended.

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stevenproduces
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Can’t wait to go back.

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Sparky
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter Eric was wonderful. Food was wonderful. Crowded and noisy not wonderful. Overall we had a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time in years, we celebrated our sons return to Chicago

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vipCINDY
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Nice to see the restaurant “back to normal” as the last time I dined here in March 2021 stricter COVID restrictions were still in place.
That said, service was poor.
Server was inattentive and seemed to forget about us for long periods of time. She was completely unaware of the birthday celebration even though it was part of the reservation. We were never asked if we wanted additional drinks from the bar, when asked if we wanted coffee we replied yes and it never arrived (honestly think the server wasn’t listening to us as she was looking over our heads when we answered in the affirmative that we did want coffee).
Food quality great as ever, and all other employees were doing their jobs perfectly and attentively. It was literally JUST our server that made our evening less than satisfactory.

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vipgoodfood
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had not been to Mon Ami Gabi for a long time. While we did not get our table until about 10-15 minutes after our reservation time, once we did, we had a most enjoyable evening. The tomato and grilled feta dish was not quite what I expected—it was tomato puree with grilled feta in the center, served with a baguette; but it was good. The gem salad was fresh and very nice. The skate wing was excellent, as were the mussels and frites. The profiteroles dessert was outstanding. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The ambience was terrific—nice, lively crowd. We definitely will go back.

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vipBigT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had my favorite waiter-John Mahady-who is so amazing and skilled Love his service and the food and everything

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bastille day

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TOLReviewer
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine with prices that are more than fair. In fact, for Chicago, Mon Ami Gabi is a real bargain ... and a real find.

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Carol
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi was a delightful experience! The cocktail was lovely, the liver pate was outstanding, the frites were wonderful but the steak could have been a bit more tender.
The chocolate mousse for desert was delicious and not too sweet.

KM
KevinM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed her Steak Roquefort and my Coq Au Vin. Our high expectations were met and exceeded. We just moved home to Chicago after being away thirty years. 'Un Grand Cafe' was a favorite of ours in the nineties and we were thrilled to find the same space so well occupied! LEYE is a rich part of why we are thrilled to be home. We will be making the rounds. Cheers.

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vipChiDiner
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely wonderful. He took such great care of us even when one of our party spilled things three different times. He was kind and funny. As always, the food and ambiance were top-notch. A good option for tried-and-true classic cuisine.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully authentic feeling French. The ambience, service and food are all worth the trip. The waiters are experienced, attentive and friendly.

MH
vipMarjorieH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience on the patio!! Lovely dinner w/ superb service. Thanks!

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Dantecat
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitting at the outdoor terrace with view of the park is a good experience; although construction now blocks the views. Service is excellent. Escargot appetizer very good but salty. Trout almondine very tasty but salty. Steak with roquefort sauce was slightly overcooked; frites were cooked perfectly (crunchy). Blueberry sorbet was extraordinary. Overall a nice experience but will be more precise when ordering next time.

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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 4.7 stars by 5730 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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