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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 #316 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
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570 reviews 570 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kiki's Bistro at 900 North Franklin, between Walton and Locust on Chicago's Near West Side, has been around for more than 20 years. It was brought to us by the same gifted chef who established Le Bourdeaux on Madison Street and later on Michigan Avenue. So why did it take so long to discover Kiki's Bistro? Friends tipped us off... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Kiki's has been around for many years. Why I haven't visited until just recently - I don't know. I will be back for sure... When I see onion soup gratinee on a bistro menu - I order it. When prepared well, it's rich and sublime. Kiki's version was - rich and sublime. A thick top layer of cheese, dark intense... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The proprietor warmly welcomes you to his comfortable, intimate bistro, and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. The food is consistently excellent, well prepared and presented, and very, very tasty -- Our group had steak, fish, and other dishes, and everything was delicious. The wine selection is superb. You won't be disappointed with a visit here!

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Chicago/Palm Springs
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been fans of Kiki's for 20 plus years. Last night was way above expectations. The atmosphere has always been quiet and comfortable with nice spacing and flattering lighting. The linens and table settings are crisp and fresh. The floors shine and the staff is quietly friendly and helpful. The food is what's just at the top these days. Four... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food and service are excellent and not too expensive. Had the roasted chicken and I felt like I was in france. Great wine list too. I go there every time I am in the city and have never had a bad meal!

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you crave for authentic French food and wine, you have to go for a trip to Kiki's Bistro in Chicago. Great food: steak frites, foie de veau, soupe à l'oignon, moules à la crème, champignons de Paris, magret de canard, and more. Great French wine too: beaujolais, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and more. Great French bread with crunchy crust--the way... More 

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Birmingham, MI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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