Mon Ami Gabi - Oak Brook

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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 Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi has something to satisfy all tastes. To complement the menu, an extensive selection of French wine, handpicked by renowned chef/owner Gabino Sotelino, is served from our rolling wine cart. While the favorites are here in abundance, there's always something new when you're ready to fall in love all over again. Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating. Outdoor seating is first-come/first-served. Free food is just one text away! Text GABIOB to 70717 for deals on appetizers, desserts and more sent to your phone. [You’ll receive up to 4 msgs/month from an automated system. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel/HELP for help. Consent to text messaging terms not required for purchase. Mobile T&Cs: leye.com/terms-of-use & Privacy Policy: leye.com/privacy-policy]
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MN
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was an excellent server. We had a wonderful evening. The specials were delicious tonight

c
Chicago
212 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet with Béarnaise sauce was excellent, as was the salmon with baby spinach salad. But the best part of the dining experience was the superb service of Asa. He was very efficient and friendly all at the same time. He took exceptional care of me because I have a garlic allergy. He also laughed at my corny jokes! I had mentioned how good he was to the man who had seated us, and he said that Asa was a relatively new employee. I hope the management there know just how lucky they are to have such a gem taking care of their guests.

IM
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Paris and the north of France for two weeks in September and we never had a lunch as good as the one two of us couples had together this week. First, the ambiance is very nice, not overly French in decor but enough to give it enough French flair. There is a good sized dining room to the right of the entrance, a nice bar and some smaller cafe tables for eating and drinking in the bar area, then behind the bar there are some other tables and a private banquet room. Very nice facility.

You get a good selection of French lunch fare, from sandwiches to salads to crepes and fish and steaks, a la carte; or for $19.55 a couple of us got the three-course Prix Fixe lunch which was an excellent value. There is French baguette bread in a bag on the table with butter to get you started. My first course was a tureen of the best French onion soup I ever had, great flavor, hot, onions and cheese .. delicious! My second course was grilled salmon on spinach and it was outstanding. While on the smaller side, after the bread and soup and with dessert still to come it was plenty, and very delicious. There were 3 dessert choices on the fixed price menu: chocolate mousse, pineapple sorbet, and a profiterole which I had and it was a great finish to the meal. The others had various lunches including fish sandwich and the classic French sandwich croque monsieur.

Good variety of wine choices mostly in the $8 - $12, I started with a red Cotes du Rhone (to take the chill off the 20 degree winter weather outside) and a white Pouilly Fuisse before coffee to end the meal. My wife and I with two wines each had a bill of $97 plus tip.

The only thing missing is that the staff we've always met in our 5 - 6 visits there, very competent and service-oriented, have always been American. I wouldn't mind having an Antoine or a Francoise with a nice French accent taking care of us. Anyway, we had a delicious and delightful meal, and look forward to our next return visit.

f
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday's special is beef short ribs. This was the first time I had it. It was absolutely wonderful. I want to go back every Wednesday and order this. It comes in an Urn that has Puff pastry on top. The presentation was great and the taste was 1000 times greater. By far one of my favorites at Mon Ami Gabi. The Trout is also great. I almost ordered that. But after seeing the Beef Short rib presentation. I switched. They have a limited amount available. Make sure you get your order in.

n
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Normally we have a great experience here but last night was off. A very inattentive waiter (who did apologize for being inattentive), my two dining companions would have liked a second glass of wine but as he never came to check on us, they did not have the opportunity to order. Also, an overzealous busboy drove us crazy - he kept asking to take away our plates when there was still food on them and we were still eating. Made us feel very rushed. I wish all restaurants would stop clearing plates until everybody at the table was finished!

LE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything! Our waiter and food selections and food was OUTSTANDING. Valet parking was terrific. We recommend Moni AmI Gabi to everyone looking for a fabulous dining experience. Thank you!

B
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exceptional customer care!
Two week ago, we had a disappointing experience at this restaurant. On our visit this week, the manager and the entire team went above and beyond to make sure our visit was great this time. And they did it. From the great food to the attentive service.
This restaurant knows how to care and provide a wonderful experience.

CL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service was sloooooow. Kitchen was very slow to turn out the food. The whole meal took far too long.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested to

CD
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mon Ami is always reliable and we always eat too much. Our waiter was excellent The food was good. The bread crust was a little soft...not as crispy as usual or as we like it. We will be back frequently.

RT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent!

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My table was crowded by guests behind me to the point I had to move my seat over to allow for the guest behind me to spread out. That table was quite loud and made for difficulty hearing my table mates.

L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The service, the food, the atmosphere -all were wonderful. We will be back!

SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience. Great room, service was overall good - though a little slow getting our initial drink order. Food was absolutely fantastic; I had a sea bass that was cooked perfectly, and my son had a perfectly cooked butt steak. Just fabulous food experience. Disappointed that I hadn't been there in so long, as each experience has been great.

B
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We love this place and the food is always comforting. A great feel of a French bistro... but this time our waiter was rude. She served a corked bottle of wine and told us that we did not know what we are talking about. Very rude as we have a lot of knowledge about wine and this one was terribly wrong.

R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Been coming here for years, this time I wasn't wowed. I had the duck, I won't again. Everything else was fine.

t
Chicago
155 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The duck appetizer was delicious the charrede Arc was a bit dry and needed a sauce the macaroons were good

MS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

French Onion soup was poorly executed and lacked flavor

J
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday.
The food was terrific, the server outstanding, and the dessert - unbelievable!
We will be back!

O
Chicago
381 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6:30pm reservations seated promptly, friendly front staff. Great food & service. Delicious meal salmon tartare, Frisée salad, Petite filets. Our waitress Eileen was most attentive, fantastic service. Another wonderful dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was good the food was good they accommodate my allergies and my husband’s vegan diet. I will definitely go there again. Also my kids enjoyed their meal.

JS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

2nd time at this location...feeling like just another franchise type restaurant...slightly above average...but nothing spectacular...used to be that a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant was always a quality experience...not the case any longer...can say that for their other restaurants as well...Manggianos,Shaw’s...wildfire Nothing special about any of these...seems like a LEYE trend in the wrong direction

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Mon Ami! Food, service and attentiveness were all great. We enjoyed complimentary sparking wine and a small dessert which was perfect. I can’t say enough for how nice it was. We had a very kind server as well. Great experience!

AJ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

D
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was great but the food was not. I tried the Tuesday special, orange duck, and it was not good. The breast meat was very tough and chewy, the leg was OK. The sauce tasted burnt, not even close to orange. The onion soup tasted a little off, not as good as the last time. My wife stuck with the prime rib and said it was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Server good. Long delay by kitchen on a special only down item.

JB
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 19.95 per/person lunch is great value with soup or salad, entree and dessert.
The baguette bread comes out warm and delicious
Great service

BD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the steak Frites. One of us had the classic and it was very poor quality. Too bad, because all the other food and the service were outstanding.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Mon Ami Gabi with school friends. Our server Debbie was excellent. She had excellent suggestions for food and drink. She was very welcoming and let us enjoy our lunch without pressure to order or pay. Definitely will go back.

H
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends came to celebrate the new year. The food was delicious, the ambiance lovely and the waiter was excellent.

G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, the staff is well trained and not pushy. The food is amazing and mostly correct for the restaurant concept being French.

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Steve is tbd best waiter! Food is outstanding!

c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fabulous time at Mon Ami we had our favorite waiter who is always attentive and personable. The atmosphere was loud we were near a loud table but still the time was not spoiled we enjoyed the spacing of the courses and had a great time to celebrate a birthday. We will be back

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We came to celebrate wedding dress shopping. Our server was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent

RR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We’ve eaten here many times. I requested a corner booth in main dining room - # 40, 44 or 48. Our young guests arrived before us and were seated in a horrible location in the back room in front of the entrance to the room. After being bumped by several wait staff, I asked to be moved. They reluctantly moved us to a table away from door.

Food was great as always. Service was good but a bit slow and disjointed. Overall, not the experience I’ve come to expect.

DC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service where great. We had an issue with the taste of a cocktail, notified our server and it was removed from our bill. Will definitely be back next time we’re in the mood for French cuisine.

s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that special you have Monday through Friday three course meal fantastic

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Took one bite and sent it back. Terrible food. They did try to make it right and took it off my bill. Even the Bordeaux was undrinkable. This was my second try, and sadly my last.

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