We discovered this gem 15 years ago. It is our favorite for the French ambience of a real Paris brasserie. The food and service are excellent and in keeping with the bistro style. Love it!
As always, Mon Ami Gabi is a delightful dining experience. They have a friendly and professional staff. The food is delicious and perfectly prepared and the atmosphere is relaxing.
Wonderful as usual. The food was prepared perfectly. The mushroom soup was especially good.
Great meal with friends! Pleasant staff!
Steak frites were cold and steak was not stellar.
Service was friendly and efficient. Our meal (party of 4) was superb!
Great as always!
Open table, however, transmitted the reservation incorrectly - again
Great as always. From the exquisite food and impeccable service to the cozy and warm ambiance, Mon Ami Gabi never fails to impress.
The food was excellent as usual. The servers and staff are great. Definitely one of our favorites
This is a favorite destination, close to where we live and always a choice for birthdays and anniversaries. It truly reminds us of Paris. We always have great wait people and enjoy our conversation with the bartender Jordan.
Great service, great food, and nice restaurant.
Let's start with the food (which is why you pick a restaurant)--this is good French bistro food! I ordered the onion soup--I order onion soup for the melted cheese, but I judge it on the broth. Here I got both: great melted cheese and a wonderful deeply flavorful broth. I followed this with the hanger steak frites with Bearnaise sauce. Tender and delicious! But then we had a medical incident (not the fault of the restaurant), and the restaurant shined and went over and above! They called 911, they comped the doctors in the house who helped us, and they packed our food to go so that we wouldn't miss our dinner when we had to go to the emergency room. I know that not everyone will have this experience, and no one would want it, but it's reassuring to know that the staff is as caring and accommodating in an emergency as they are hospitable and gracious (with wonderful food) in an ordinary dining experience. We will be back, and we'll recommend this spot!
Our favorite restaurant!
Try not to fill up on the wonderul warm and crunchy bread, and save room for profiteroles!
Great food. Great service. We love this place
It was good but not great. Our server was nice but not super friendly. The croque Madame sandwich had way too much bread. The bread is very thick and it would’ve been so much more enjoyable to have just one slice, not two.
I received an email from you that I was a no-show. That’s not true. I was there, arrived at 9.40.
Dinner was fantastic. Only issue was with being sat next to the water station and the entrance to the kitchen. It was really loud and it was awkward when they went to refill the water, they just reached over the partition versus actually walking to the table. Also, when getting the plates, they reached over my shoulder, which would have been ok if I was expecting someone to be reaching over me to the table.
This is such a splendid restaurant. A charming French bistro but backed by Lettuce Entertain You so you know it's a trusted company as well. The food and drinks are phenomenal.
Amazing time & food as always. No wonder why it’s my favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park. David our server was great. Magnifique!!!
Consistently great food and great service
The atmosphere is lively and the food
The lady that sat us was very unpleasant and her body language and facial expression was that she was bothered when I asked if there was another in the main room. I have been coming to monami for the past 12 years. The table that I requested she said that it was reserved for a regular and I am not a regular guest.!!!! Very bothersome . I thought as a gold lettuce entertainment member and have been going there for 12 years should be treated a little better though I think all customers should be treated equally
Always a great experience.
Excellent service from hostess to serving staff - friendly and on top of their game 10 stars out of 10!
Wells managed and great atmosphere. This is a real restaurant gem!
Delicious food and attentive friendly staff
Favorite spot for a date.
Awesome as usual. One of my favorite places to eat. Feel like I’m in Paris
Very very good food. Would have liked to have an expanded wine list to compliment the wonderful food.
Always a good experience. Wait staff - especially 28-year vet John, outstanding. It is always a special occasion when we come to Mon Ami Gabi. Just wish we could come more often!
Been a loyal diner here for many years... Always a wonderful experience!
Our waiter was unfocused and rushed--perhaps too many tables at 1:00, but we gave him a 20% tip. Med RARE steak was served medium well. Sloppy pouring of wine during the meal. This is a favorite restaurant, so we will return but will complain at the time when the meal is poor. Perhaps we are used to an older, well groomed, and charming waitstaff.
We enjoyed a lovely brunch with our daughters after shopping for prom dresses. My daughter and her friend, Gabi! Great food in a French bistro atmosphere.
Delicious food and amazing service!
Excellent from the time we were greeted at the entrance until the last bite. Memorable. Will return.
Always good food, fresh fish and great steaks. My husband and I both had the frisee, kale and warm bacon salad. I enjoyed the salmon and my husband liked his steak and frites. The desserts were great. The have lots of lovely wines to have with salads and dinner. A great place to dine.
Amazing food and service, all around just an amazing experience.
Mon Ami Gabi has been a favorite neighborhood institution for a long time. It is a pretty authentic French bistro, offering steak frites , cassoulet, french onion soup, and other traditional dishes, properly prepared. They have a nice wine list, and friendly service.
Amazing as always!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Mon Ami Gabi as we always do. The food was outstanding, our waitress was lovely and we were given a spot a little bit out of the way, which was great as I had noted that it was a special occasion. My only complaint, which is small, is that the busboys took our food away to quickly and too briskly. I am sure that this was done in an effort to be efficient, which I appreciate, but it was a little disconcerting and took away from the relaxed and festive atmosphere.
Excellent food and service...one of our favorite restaurants! Salads, fish entrees, and profiteroles were wonderful!