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

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Neighborhood Gem (82)
Good for a Date (66)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Romantic (56)
Cozy (51)
Authentic (49)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Comfort Food (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fun (30)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
People Watching (22)
Casual (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Scenic View (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We love this restaurant and have been her many times for dinners. Always a huge hit. This was our first visit for brunch. The ambiance was perfect for a get together on a Sunday morning. The cocktails and coffees were delicious and the service was friendly and professional. Crispiest hash browns ever, only an average omelet, but the same fabulous freshly baked bread.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience as always

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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was perfect, the food, the ambiance and very good service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Another wonderful dinner at Mon Ami Gabi! Almost every year for the past 10-12 years, we've visited ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo and then warmed up with dinner at Mon Ami Gabi afterward. French onion soup and mussels were outstanding as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

always a favorite; great ambience and excellent food. Consistent and reliable. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great about this place - food, ambience. Even the kids liked it which is HUGE. Love that they offer a steak frites option for kids.

My only complaints were that the tables are small and kept gliding around easily and the restaurant had a cold draft. We were pretty cold sitting near the door, even though it was closed except for when patrons opened it. Granted we went during the winter and the front door of the building itself is to blame for this - how about installing a revolving door so people inside don't get blasted with a cold gust of air once those heavy doors open? This air then circulates right through to the restaurant since it's nearby.

Other than those two things, we loved the place itself.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely excellent service !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Frequent visitor. This time paid with gift card. No big deal ... but server didn't gave me a receipt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The entire experience is like being in Paris. The bistro has great energy, focused service and great french food. The food is fresh, seasonal and authentic. The wine list offers a full range of options from around the globe at all price points. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great waiter and staff. Food is always consistently excellent. Cocktails are excellent. Wine list is excellent. Thank you.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a fun and delightful place to go for good French food, lively atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

What a wonderful experience! We had not been to Mon Ami Gabi for a few years and were very pleased to see that the ambiance, service, and food are still great. We will be back there soon for more mussels and pommes frittes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food great service but it was very noisy & hard to have conversation that evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the food love the atmosphere I will go back! The location is hard to reach if you don't live in the city.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location in Lincoln Park! We really enjoyed our meal and the ambiance!

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We visited during Zoo Lights and had a lovely dinner with a terrific server. Really a wonderful night.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We waited over 2.5 hours for our meal. We were not addressed about the delay until we asked our server. We then had an incorrect bill and despite an additional wait and discussion with the manager, nothing was improved with our bill. It is very disappointing as we previously have had great experiences here. It is embarrassing as we had our of town guests. We will not be returning.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Celebrated my Mom Birthday! Food was awesome

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Like and second home to us and our waiter John,, is among the best persons and professionals we know

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a favorite with us and a great place to start the Christmas holidays. They throw themselves into decoration.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great restaurant with attentive service. Sunday Brunch is the bomb.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Long time fav does not disappoint. Yummy food, great service. A little pricey but huge portions.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Convenient to Zoolights. Felt very crowded. Would go again if was going to Zoolights.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and great service as always. Never disappoints.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi was awesome as always. We had lunch and dinner at the one in Vegas. Awesome experience every time. This time, we decided to have dinner at the one in Chicago. Same awesome experience! Delicious food and drinks, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Consistently good, our go-to place. Staff is always very accommodating & friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Allwas good but had requested a more private table and instead we were seated right by the kitchen doors and in the middle of traffic area

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always consistent service and delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was great! Highly recommended. Priced right

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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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for a girls brunch to celebrate three promotions. The waiter was fantastic and didn’t make us feel rushed as we caught up. The portions were extremely generous for the standard prices of brunch in Chicago. Highly suggest getting the do it yourself bottle of champagne to make your own mimosas with five different varieties of fruit juice or blends. Their French onion soup is very generous with the onions and extremely flavorful. I substituted that instead of a salad with my quiche. At the end of the meal, the waiter surprised us with a creampuff dessert that was perfect to share for the three of us as we celebrate it. Would absolutely go back!

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