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KiKi's Bistro

#182 of 7,738 Restaurants in Chicago
#198 of 8,491 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Delightful French bistro

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
madameK
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you want to escape from the franchise restaurants and want to have a nice night out at a family owned restaurant than Kiki's Bistro is the place. The word Bistro to it might not give the right impression as its a bit more chique than a bistro. Authentic people and lots of locals seem to agree that it is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I enjoyed my food, great service. They prepared one of my favorite dishes though it was not on the menu! When we arrived, it was crowded, we had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes of arrival.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
415 reviews 415 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Kiki's Bistro has been in business over 45 years. Kiki is 82 years old and greeted us when we arrived. Our service was excellent. For a French restaurant - you get plenty to eat. I had the scallops and my husband enjoyed the chicken. Our chocolate dessert was wonderful. The restaurant is within walking distance for us. We hadn't been... More 

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Kiki's Bistro is an adorable little French-style bistro, noticeable by the sweet little 50s bug parked outside. Mr. Kiki is a wonderful and caring man. I had chicken and fries, and split several desserts, mousse, and little cakes. Some friends I was with, as well as myself, spent much of the time gawking over and about the food. It's amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

once more we enjoyed the charming, warm and cozy atmoshere at this lovely restaurant while dining with family. It is elegantly decorated for the holidays and the food, desserts (simply divine) very pleasing. Highly recommended for romantic dining and for good wine and food with friends

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant provides really good, traditional French cuisine. We had a group of 8 on 11-15-14 and all were pleased with their meals. There was some argument whether the French onion soup was great or just fair but the rest of the meal was punctuated with groans of pleasure. The seating is tight but adequate. Service was nearly perfect with... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?