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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.

Private Dining

Private Dining is available!

Mon Ami Gabi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Good for a Date (84)
Neighborhood Gem (81)
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Good for Anniversaries (76)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Cozy (65)
Romantic (64)
Authentic (56)
Comfort Food (44)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Fun (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Casual (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
People Watching (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Seasonal (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Scenic View (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 18 hours ago

Amazing as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Good, very good

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrific. Very good food and ambience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Montreal)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Felicia was fantastic!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Second time for Sunday Brunch. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Restaurant week

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had not been back in some time and some things do not change. Everything was wonderful from beginnings to end.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Hadn't been to MAG in a while. Even better than I remembered. Food is terrific!!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We came for our 24th wedding anniversary. Food was great along with the service. We will come back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants in Chicago. Consistent and very good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

For my birthday we enjoyed an excellent meal provided by Restaurant Week Special.
Exceptional service by our server Amy made this date that much more enjoyable. Please send her our thanks.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food, service, ambience all excellent. Great way to be in Paris w/o the travel hassles.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (México)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent restaurant week offering at $22. Appreciated having Felicia as our server, delightful.

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful service and even better food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Have been here before. This must have been an off night. Food was very average. Not impressed. Table for 4 was so tight and server had to reach over a serving area to pour our water and clear dishes. Quite expensive for a mediocre experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love restaurant week

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We can here for my birthday. The service was amazing and I ate the best steak I ever had!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

If you are lucky enough to have John as your waiter then you are in for a treat - possibly the better waiter I have had in the past 6 months. The Steak was fantastic with the roasted cauliflower. Shrimp as a cocktail was so good. Enjoy.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a fabulous meal. The service from the bus boys was exceptional and everything that we ordered was delicious. We can’t wait to return!

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