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KiKi's Bistro

900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8101 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #364 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Locust
Transit: Chicago Brown Line Stop #66 Chicago Bus, Franklin Stop We are 3 small blocks north of Chicago Ave. on Franklin, at the northwest corner of the intersection with Locust St.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, MI
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Kiki's Bistro is something of a time warp. Outside is a vintage Citroen 2cv and you can practically hear a Parisian Accordion playing from inside (there isn't one). I've only been coming here for a few years, but everything about Kiki's feels like it's been there for a while...almost like a movie set. The menu is classic, the waiters don't... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Second rate French bistro. Nice atmosphere and excellent service but undistinguished food. You can do better.

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New Yorkers in Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I'm not sure that Eric from Denver ate at the same restaurant we did. We lived in France for two years and I can honestly say that the duck confit was very authentic. The only difference was that the size of the portions was larger at Kiki's. Three of us had the wonderful duck entree, which was both the breast... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Love the charm and atmosphere of this cozy little neighborhood bistro. You are always welcomed so warmly and the place just feels comfortable. This was my second time here. The first time I wanted to try the roast chicken but they were out for that particular evening. This time around I did snag it but wish I had ordered the... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Kiki's on each Chicago trip for years and have never been disappointed. Step in off Franklin Street and you are in a quaint French cottage. Service is attentive and friendly, the food excellent. My duck (perfect medium-rare breast plus melting confit) was great as was my wife's moist and tender chicken. Accompanying sides were also... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Where to start... a "French" restaurant that puts a lime wedge in a side car... and serves it on rocks! A French restaurant that can't make duck confit... horrible service. This place is a joke and I seriously question any review over 0.5 stars. This is a French restaurant for people that hate food because the cooks certainly do.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Enjoyed ourselves here with work colleagues on the last night in Chicago Had a great filet mignon and veggies would revisit again

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I've been dining off and on at Kiki's Bistro over the years. I'm happy to report that the restaurant is still one of the top bistros in the city. Tonight we enjoyed a very tasty starter of black mussels in a cream and red onion sauce, I had the duck breast and duck leg confit and my dinner guest enjoyed... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a great dinner hear and were delighted to find great french food in Chicago. The escargot was deliciously prepared and the staff were always nice. Though I couldn't tell if my French was so bad that they didn't understand me or if it was some third language that was their native tongue.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Ambience, service and food ..all reminded me of the best of Paris. From escargot to muscles A and truly crisp salads we could not have been more pleased. If you want your friends to have a memorable meal, just ask Kiki to order for you.

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