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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
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8:30 PM
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Mon Ami Gabi

4.7
3784 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(773) 348-8886
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nelli Maltezos
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belden
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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.
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Public transit
CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark
CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3784 People Are Saying
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing as always!

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jnavery (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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vipGigi (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service...one of our favorite restaurants! Salads, fish entrees, and profiteroles were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good, very good

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vipJenBaron (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time having Sunday Brunch and it was delightful! I very much enjoyed myself. the omelette was excellent and overall a really nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent service and Ebert effort made to accommodate gluten free requests - even the bread and butter.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always amazing. Never disappoints. Steak frites and filet were perfectly cooked. Love the service and the atmosphere!! Perfect date night, family nights or friendly get together!

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Funch (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dinner with another couple

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MercedesT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my first time at Mon Ami Gabi, and I was very pleased with the experience. I've been wanting to dine here for quite some time. The escargot were superb. The steak frites literally melted in your mouth. I highly recommend the Bordelaise and Roquefort sauce accompaniments. The macaroni au gratin was Sublime. Our server, Dave, was wonderful, and truly added to our experience. Good job! I can't wait to come back for the French onion soup and creme brulee!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrific. Very good food and ambience

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megreeneil (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago, hard to get in, have to book in advance.

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AnaG (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

If you are new to French cuisine, I would recommend trying this restaurant as a stepping stone. If you are accustomed to authentic French food - this is not your place. It's an average/Americanized version - almost like the Olive Garden of French food. Huge portions, large loaves of bread, mediocre frites, so-so dessert...
Our waiter was fun and we enjoyed the wine - but, I would not go back for the food when there are so many "mom + pop" French restaurants at our fingertips.

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Carla (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our server John was friendly and thoughtful and accommodated our needs graciously. His dessert recommendations were perfect and when we wanted to split the excellent French onion soup, he had it split into two smaller crocks so we could each enjoy the baked top. BIG THUMBS UP! Great food and superior service. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fantastic - the place was full but food was still bought out quickly. Overall a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Over the years this became our ultimate special occasion dining. Delicious food, remarquable service and atmosphere that makes you feel in Paris! Coup de Cœur: escargots gratinés for appetizer, for main steak with fries to die for or scallops that are oh so so tender! Accompanied by rose bubbly and crème brûlée for desert! Surely will make your occasion even more special!

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JenJen (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My favorite place for hanger steak with hob nob pinot noir.

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vipFoodDelights (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Felicia was fantastic!!!!!

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FChris1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints and remains such a favorite spot of mine. The food was delicious, my seating preference was available, and the service was amazing. Our hostess [I don't remember her name, sorry!] was friendly and warm. Our server, Nicole, was professional, friendly, and also respectful of our conversation time ... I was having an informal business dinner with a colleague who I have not seen in a long time. Again, I highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi and suggest it to my friends who come to Chicago to visit. Thanks you for such a consistently good experience.

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vipChi1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Long lost Fish and Frites not up to their old standards.

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CAGirl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi always good choice, but 1st time for brunch. The salmon benedict on hash browns was great. I'd recommend any of the desserts, but the seasonal sorbet was particularly amazing - several citrus flavors including Meyer lemon and grapefruit - try it!

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JoeO (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a great time at Mon Am Gabi this past weekend. The food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. We had an issue with our reservation and Mark was able to assist us quickly. We look forward to coming in again!

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CarCoverLady (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Second time for Sunday Brunch. Love this restaurant.

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vipGramma (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This was our second annual celebration of the restaurant’s special Super Bowl Sunday brunch. We ate delicious, interesting, we’ll-priced food in our pajamas—and outstanding service.

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MichiganGal (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was simply, out of this world. I had ordered the lamb shank and it was "melt in your mouth" delicious. The service was great and we felt special. Will be there again, most definitely.

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SteakLover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food as always. I loved the trout. It was cooked perfectly. My wife had the bone in filter and it was better than restaurants that charge almost twice as much.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Terrific as usual. Remind me of a Paris bistro. I always enjoy my meal

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vipMario (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I am always happy with Mon Ami. Good food that is straightforward and very well-prepared - good wine and good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I went with two friends for the Restaurant Week prix fixe menu. The salad and dessert were delicious, but for my main course, I ordered a pasta with preserved lemon, mushrooms, truffle, cheese and a poached egg on top. It would have benefited from less salt, and the poached egg was cold. I still love Mon Ami Gabi, but I certainly won’t order that pasta again.

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vip2018RestaurantWeek (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

mini baguette, duck confit, escargots, steak frites, profiteroles

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