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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro in an upscale Lincoln Park residential building.

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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

This year, celebrate Christmas Eve with French fare at Mon Ami Gabi. From the staple Escargot and Steak Frites to cold-weather favorites like French Onion Soup and Beef Bourguignon, we’re the perfect place to warm up before or after your trip to ZooLights. Please note, we will not serve brunch.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say ‘au revoir’ to 2017 and ring in 2018 with a classy evening of savory French fare, fabulous wine and the best of friends at Mon Ami Gabi! When the clock strikes midnight, partake in a champagne toast and raise your glass to the New Year. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Private Dining

Private Dining is available!

Mon Ami Gabi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (94)
Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (76)
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Good for Birthdays (70)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Romantic (66)
Great for Outdoor Dining (54)
Authentic (53)
Cozy (48)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Notable Wine List (39)
Comfort Food (36)
Business Meals (30)
Fun (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Casual (27)
Good for Groups (27)
People Watching (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Scenic View (19)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time for brunch. We love the dinner and have always had a great experience. Not so much for the brunch. Food was bland and bloody Mary's not so good. Will return for dinner but probably not brunch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and Atmosphere were great, as well as service at the table.
Looks like a french Bistrot with a similar set-up and atmosphere.
Food is authentic, wholesome and home made (bread, brioche and pastries), very tasty and comforting when you are craving for a french experience.
Only sad note is about the way we were welcomed at the entrance. The restaurant needs to make an effort on how they welcome their guests as we almost ran away based on how we had been welcomed which would have been a pity.
They nicely offered a free dessert to apologize. However, this leaves an awkward feeling when it could have been a overall good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Buen restaurante. Vale la pena. Platos abundantes y presentados adecuadamente.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always consistent service and delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I dined at Mon Ami Gabi’s year ago and the steak fritte has stayed on my mind. I was so looking forward to dining ther again and having the steak fritte I was craving. The food was good, but not the same. What happened to your famous steak fritte with the ball of garlic butter sitting atop? I have been raving about that dish to my husband, but alas it was not to be.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was very good, we both got steaks and our waiter was awesome.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were in town from another state and wanted to treat ourselves to a meal that we couldn’t find in Ohio. We had heard amazing things about this restaurant and making a reservation from there was one of the things we looked forward to most on our trip. Our server was extremely unprofessional, causing us to have to ask for him to order several times. The bread with the appetizer was burnt as well. These things we could look past, however the entrees we looked most forward to were the worst part. The food was so cold it, as was the plate. The fries appeared old and one of the worst meals I’ve had in a while. We couldn’t even get the attention of the staff in order to talk about this. Overall, this was so disappointing for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a great time. Service was outstanding, food flavorful and delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Mon Ami Gabi, I feel like I am stepping into a Paris bistro. Love the décor/ambiance.
Food is great, especially the profiteroles - THE BEST DESSERT EVER! It is always crowded but they handle it well. I look forward to going back again and again.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Worst food ever!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mom Ami never disappoints!! This is our go to spot for great food for a special occasion or when we just want a nice midweek meal!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Got a drink at the bar before dinner. Great service at the bar and in the restaurant. Food is always great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I wish I could remember our servers name because she was amazing. The food was DELICIOUS and the restaurant was upscale without being pretentious. Wonderful experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful ambience food and service. Favorite lettuce entertain you. Restaurant

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I dine out frequently and return to Mon Ami Gabi often. They offer consistent freshness and quality. This is likely one of the few places where I order the same item Steak Frites. Really just superb flavor adequate portion and the best frites in town.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were there for my birthday and they gave us both a free glass of champagne to celebrate!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is always consistently amazing as well as the staff and ambiance! I always request a table near the windows which is perfect for people watching.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The problem with this place is that the food is so good and the portions so generous that you really have to exercise some self-retraint when you order. We went for my 70th birthday, & ate like we were 30 again. One appetizer (mushroom tartare - excellent), Dover Sole/Lamb Shanks, side of cauliflower, two desserts and we practically had to roll home. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All of the dishes were more than good, but the Dover Sole was perfection.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic onion soup and the flavorful Cesar salad were among the best ever. The bread was warm and crunchy outside with a tender inside and served with lots of butter. Service was attentive with plenty of refills. The steak frites were just as expected for medium rare. And don’t miss the profiteroles. Lower rating for ambience because we got the tiny corner tables where we could hear the neighbors gossip. Who would know that it was quite but still disruptive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Never disappoints! A terrific place for a special occasion or just an excuse for a great meal. Service is terrific and subtle. Wine selection more than adequate and the taste superb. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was perfect

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My favorite in Chicago! Great food and great service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious brunch -- bananas foster waffles, cheeseburger, steak frites and eggs Benedict were all excellent. Service was at your preferred pace. Atmosphere was cozy, but not cramped, and conducive to conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Beautiful room, great vibe, service was efficient yet friendly - food was fab! Loved it all xx

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My favorite place in Lincoln Park

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is one of our families favorite restaurants. I think we have dined at the restaurant close to 50 times. Our son Carter was home from college this weekend for fall break and he personally requested steak and frites from Mon Ami Gabi.

This evening we were seated at the table right next to the kitchen entrance. What a disaster. I had at least 5 waiters bump into me, there was excessive noise as the waiters grabbed or replaced to stands that are used to hold the serving trays, the doors were constantly swinging open and closed, as the doors swing open a flash of light came into my eyes from the lights on the kitchen ceiling. This area was ridiculously over crowded.

What should of been another amazing meal at the restaurant was a complete disaster and we all left there very unsatisfied.

I would appreciate it if someone from the restaurant would be willing to give me a call. My cell us 773-255-3412.

Bill Swales

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Where would we be without Mon Ami as our neighborhood "go to" restaurant? Reliably tasty with relaxing ambiance and wonderful service from all.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Chicago. Never fails. Beautiful spot, delicious food. Found a new friend with our server John. The best! Thank you Mon Ami. See you soon.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The waitress was amazing! Super friendly, she recommended us the best options.
amazing onion soup!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Location - fantastic! Offered a corner "booth" that wasn't a booth, but a squished up corner with no room. Had to wait for a table to free up then, even though we'd booked. Coffee: tepid and tasted average. Wait for the food: lengthy. Serving staff: really friendly. Food: bland. Butter: didn't taste like butter at all. Complimentary baguette: really good - only my friend is gluten free and we had advised that at the time of booking. Hash brown: really oily. Eggs benedict: cold. Overall: didn't enjoy it, can't in all honesty recommend it. Sad, as it was such a great location and the wait staff were really nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The overall ambiance was great. I had a beautiful date that was a ton of fun. She loved her drink right from the get go. I had an old fashion to loosen me up.

This girl was a smoke show. I don’t think it was the drinks or the lighting either. 10/10 girl you take home to Mom. Great values.

Food was actually worth the money too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our late night dinner was delicious! Whenever we have guests visiting from out of town, Mon Ami Gabi is one of our favorite spots for dinner. Their steak frites, fish, chicken, escargot, hot baguettes and profiteroles are the best! Their wait staff took great care of us.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time we tried it it was awesome. Second time the table we got was too Small and the host didn't even try to help us to get a better table. The food is always good, but if you are sitting in a very crowded and tight space, it is hard to enjoy your dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Despite multiple neighbor dining options we've now become regulars: service is outstanding the patio is a delight. Food is consistently excellent but with a French tendency to over salt so unless hypertension is your goal request no added salt and then add to taste. if you don't have the chance to work around the menu start off with the trout (better than any seafood restaurant we've tried), the hanger steak or the chilled seafood platter (limited substitution option if your waiter is helpful). After that you can be safely on your own. ENJOY!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were looking forward to our experience at Mon Ami Gabi. We come once a year when we travel to Chicago. Unfortunately, this time, it felt like we were stuck in a corner and forgotten. Service was slow, our wait staff had a huge area. The food was still good but we probably won't be coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints. We live in the neighborhood and are thrilled to have a restaurant of this quality just a short walk from home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I am always grateful for my time at Mon Ami Gabi. We had a GREAT waitperson named Dave and he should be commended for his helpful service, friendliness, and care. The food was, of course, really great and this is one of those places in Lincoln Park for which I am grateful because it always feels like home. It's clear that you put up with a lot, no doubt, so thanks, again, for everything you do. It really is appreciated.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was awful. The bus staff was more attentive than our waitperson. The prices for what one gets were high. a bigger portion or a lower price for every entre and app we ordered please. The full order of mussels was a joke and the artichoke app was a bigger joke. The trout was decent tasting but small. The strip steak the kids split was dry. The filet mignon seemed the only normal looking entre. The single birthday profiterole for my daughter came at least 10 minutes before the others for the rest of the table. Overall I give Mon Ami Gabi a d minus the other night. Not going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love Mon Ami Gabi as always !! It's the best restaurant to celebrate special occasions. Everyone enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Would not recommend, not that this will diminish popularity of restaurant. Food and service were average. Ambiance definitely fun, which must account for its popularity. Contacted management and received perfunctory feedback. Will not return or recommend.

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