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Gabi, Philadelphia, PA
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Gabi

4.7
4.7
680 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
(Hours Subject to change during covid) Gabi Restaurant is an authentic, all-day French café in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our goal is simple; to provide fast, affordable and delectable French café cuisine. Gabi serves many of the classics such as onion soup, steak frites, and country pate. A guest can dine with us for a quick bite and a beer at the bar or join us for a romantic 3 course dinner with wine . Located in the Hanover North Broad building, Gabi’s décor, designed by Stokes Architecture, is an homage to the 1930’s French Art Deco period, The dining room is adorned with neon and brass accents and a Man Ray inspired mural, featuring photography by Peggy Woolsey.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 377-9407

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Bush

  • Private party facilities

    Gabi offers special events for all occasions. We offer partial or full buyouts of the restaurant which includes the bar and patio areas. Menus are flexible and can easily be customized to our guests preferences so long that menu items are off our current menus and fall within our concept

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Callowhill Street + Broad Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage directly next door!$15 to park Monday- Friday for 60 minutes, and $15 after 5pm .Weekends are 16$ Saturday and Sunday for the entire day.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with old college roommates. It was our first time at Gabri, and our last since you are closing. We are very sad to have missed the Gabi experience. However, if we could suggest reopening on the Main Line, there is a closed French restaurant in Ardmore that would be excellent. It was called A La Maison but the chef owner got sick and closed it a couple of years ago. Plenty of off street parking in the back with a nice back entrance. Please move Gabri there!
  2. DW

    DaquanW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Gabi was a really nice time. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere 🖤 the waiters were very kind and professional. The food was pretty good as well. We’re pretty sad that’s it’s closing down :(
  3. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Menu was extremely small with only 4 options for an entry and of those one (the steak) was sold out. Food was mediocre and service was slow considering the restaurant was barely half full. Overall, not impressed. Hopefully their non-restaurant week menu has more “it” factor.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service. Gabi is our favorite spot for date night and restaurant week did not disappoint!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary dinner
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    went for restaurant week. appetizers were amazing, entrées not so much... overall not a bad experience but not so good either
  7. H

    Hailee

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice spot for RW. Our server was a lovely lady and had no problem answering questions. The food was also good, and I always appreciate a spot that gives complimentary bread. Keep slaying Gabi! <3
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabi is always a good time. Amazing food, ambiance and staff. Our waiter Michael was incredible and took great care of us. He was great at dealing with food allergies.
  9. AT

    AlexT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Got there on restaurant week. Great quality and tasty food, perfect service, great vibes. Steak was picture perfect, tastes great. Real French Bistro style steak frittes. Great value too. Everyone who works there are extremely nice. Definitely will go again.
  10. B

    Bklyn

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food. We will definitely be returning!
  11. SC

    SierraC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun and the food was amazing! Service was amazing as well
  12. SJ

    SusanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful, delicious food and exceptional service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my significant others mothers birthday here and the food was great, cocktails for all party members and great atmosphere!
  14. B

    Bernard

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited this restaurant during Restaurant Week, to try a "new" restaurant. I will definitely return. The ambiance is quite cozy with outdoor sidewalk seating that provides partitions to separate you from the sidewalk traffic. The service is excellent, attention is given to make sure you have an exceptional dining experience. I will save the best for last, the food. The food is outstanding. The steak and duck that were ordered were cooked to perfection. Treat yourself to this excellent restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabi was fantastic!!! Great food & wine, really fantastic service - I will definitely be back! Thanks for such a good night!
  16. SR

    SharonR

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect in every way . Great food, service and ambience!
  17. KB

    KurtB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apologies can’t remember the server name but she was outstanding!
  18. JM

    JeanM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is always good I normally go their brunch. The staff are excellent very attentive
  19. J

    Jcat

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The potential is there. Not much around the location, but will be. No one inside on a Friday night, but will be. Ambiance is fine, but would will be better when more full. Service was great, so must keep that up when busier. Cocktails were good. Food was priced very fairly, and portions on the larger size. Quality seemed to be good. I think it will get better with time. We’ll be back to see if it can match sister restaurant Bistrot le minette
  20. CP

    CarolinaP

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Highly recommend!!
  21. S

    Sportsgirl

    Malta

    135 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Gabi pate appetizer was cold and not very tasty. Green beans side order was very salty. Bistro steak was also salty.
  22. LG

    LenoreG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The servers were great, paying close attention to our requests. The food was special, but some was a bit salty. Dessert was spectacular.
  23. RH

    RuthH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Foie Gras which was outstanding. Can easily be shared. The duck breast was done to perfection and the trout was beautifully presented and was delicious too. The "fraisier" dessert was a little disappointing. It was presented in a glass with some cut up pieces of cake and a cream on top. Not too many strawberries.
  24. JG

    JGlusk

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Gabi's food is absolutely amazing. The escargot and duck were the clear stand outs to me. Casual but upscale ambiance and friendly service.
  25. JR

    JenniferR

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had an early dinner before a show at the Met. Our party enjoyed a variety of foods and drinks. Staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend the cheese plate. Had a seasonal margarita which was okay and then followed up with a glass of wine—which was a generous pour. Would definitely go here again if attending a show at the Met.
  26. B

    Bethm

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Gabi before show at the Met. A top notch experience from start to finish! Food was delish, servers extremely attentive and a very cool space. Look forward to going back very soon!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outstanding, but the service was above and beyond. Can’t say enough about the staff. Everyone that catered to us was so incredibly kind and helpful.
  28. LD

    Loves2Dine

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience here at happy hour with friends. I enjoyed the cucumber cocktail and the escargot. I’d definitely return.
  29. W

    Winy

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabi was amazing. It was a nice summer evening with the perfect weather to enjoy French cuisine outside. Food and drinks were delicious. The bartender was very creative with our drinks. Everything was perfect, I wish they closed later than 9 pm.
  30. MR

    MarkR

    Glasgow

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food good however best expresso martini’s I’ve had in a LONG time! 🍸
  31. G

    2Greedygourmets

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent experience at Gabi . The food was delicious. Their frites are so good! Our server was gracious and very efficient. We appreciated the complimentary glasses of champagne, as we were celebrating our anniversary. We have always enjoyed our visits to Gabi.
  32. DJ

    DJBphiladelphia

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabi never disappoints! The service is always on point and food is amazing, one of my favorite spots in the city.
  34. F

    Funfoodie

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The staff were very friendly and helpful
  35. M

    Martina

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service/staff wonderful. Escargot, cheese was wonderful. We both had French onion soup. We both hardly ate much of it. Too salty. Only complain is that server didn’t ask what we both didn’t eat our soup
  36. D

    Drmissann

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as we remember from two years ago.
  37. L

    Lana

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The menu isn't very good for vegetarians is my one complaint. But I ordered mussels and it came with a MOUND of fries which was great. Drinks were excellent, but I wasn't too excited about the menu offerings. Wait staff was excellent. Ambiance was nice. Bathroom was really clean. I had a good experience overall, but the menu isn't my cup of tea so I probably won't be returning unless it's for drinks and a snack.
  38. BS

    BillieS

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid classic French bistro fare and warm, attentive service (hats off to Clara!) and PERFECT, contemporary and classic French music. I started with the Gabi Provencal salad, then perfectly prepared La Belle Farms duck breast and a strawberry Frasier for dessert accompanied by a glass of La vie en Rose (negrette grapes, copper color). A plus! I will be back!
  39. AG

    AGJR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch. We were treated well by staff from the time we entered, until leaving. Duck Confit scrapple, Eggs Benedict and a fantastic cocktail and wine list. Did I mention the scrapple? A great start to a great day. We are looking forward to trying dinner. Andy G
  40. BW

    BradW

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lots of fun. Enjoyed the wine selections a lot.

FAQs

Gabi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 377-9407.

Gabi is rated 4.7 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Callowhill Street &#43; Broad Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage directly next door!$15 to park Monday- Friday for 60 minutes, and $15 after 5pm .Weekends are 16$ Saturday and Sunday for the entire day.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Bush

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 377-9407

  • Private party facilities

    Gabi offers special events for all occasions. We offer partial or full buyouts of the restaurant which includes the bar and patio areas. Menus are flexible and can easily be customized to our guests preferences so long that menu items are off our current menus and fall within our concept

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