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KiKi's Bistro

#227 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#252 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8101 (Locust)
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.
312-335-5454
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Authentic French Cuisine

Kiki's is a wonderful French Country Bistro! You hardly feel like you're in downtown Chicago. The ambiance is quite cozy and casual, but classy. The small bar is charming and the owners are very friendly. We had Mother's Day brunch and recently dinner at Kiki's. Both were fabulous. Our party... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
cptraveler45
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kiki's is a wonderful French Country Bistro! You hardly feel like you're in downtown Chicago. The ambiance is quite cozy and casual, but classy. The small bar is charming and the owners are very friendly. We had Mother's Day brunch and recently dinner at Kiki's. Both were fabulous. Our party dined on Steak Pommes Frites, Coq au Vin, Eggs Benedict,... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We celebrated a birthday and had a great meal at a decent price. We had the fixed price $29.50 special and ordered from the menu as well. We had the lamb stew, salmon and lamb chops. All were excellent. Service was very good at a busy time with all tables full. Patrons were couples young and older, families and a... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We hadn't been to Kiki's in almost 6 years, so we were looking forward to seeing if it had changed much. It hasn't! The service was attentive, but not overwhelming. We were looking forward to enjoying the duck, and also had the Steak pomme frites. The duck was just as we remembered it, tasty and a slightly generous portion. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Given the good reviews and my friend's great experience on her last visit, we were looking forward to a delightful dinner at Kiki's. The restaurant's visual appearance is a melange of classy/casual with a charming crowd of mostly baby boomers. At the table, we were greeted with a basket of bread. The bread was not warm, not soft, most likely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I remember many years ago when I went to Kiki's for the first time…liver is still the best I have ever had. Staff is a little cranky..but that's ok..kind of adds to the charm!

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Chicago, Il, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We’ve been to KiKi’s several times and always walked away satisfied. The food and service are excellent. We are always treated with cordiality and respect. The restaurant is a little off the beaten path by a few blocks but worth finding. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. This is a place you can depend on!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a great pre-theater dinner at Kiki's Bistro. We arrived a little before the restaurant opened and were greeted by Kiki himself. He is a warm wonderful host. We sat at the bar and he chatted with us until 5:00 when the restaurant officially opened. The $29.50 three course early bird dinner is a great value. We each had... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The atmosphere is so cozy and friendly, we can always get a table but it's always full, the menu is casual, country french, very accessible comfort food and reasonably priced. Skip the overpriced, over decorated restaurants in Chicago and enjoy a place with real atmosphere.

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Clayton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice reunion with family here. Food and service were so nice we could just focus on each other. I recommend the Belgian Endive Salad and the Provencal Shrimp. Lovely.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely French bistro with excellent {and authentic} food with a wine list well matched and affordable. The service is attentive and knowledgeable; kitchen willing to accommodate changes to items readily. Tried both coq au vin and casseoulet; oyster appetizer was interesting and very tasty. Daily specials were interesting. There is valet parking.

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Additional Information about KiKi's Bistro

Address: 900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8101
Phone Number: 312-335-5454
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8101
    (Locust)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-335-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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