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Mon Ami Gabi

2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #124 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Fullerton
Transit: CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
Description: Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the favorites are all here in abundance, there is always something new to try from the ever-evolving menu. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisee & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mere style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites. To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart. Guests will enjoy the airy interior with our large French windows opening out onto the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or in the summer months, the lovely outdoor garden. Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
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85% Recommend
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Celebrated an upcoming wedding with family; attention to detail, questions about food and wine was handled in an efficient and courteous manner. Food and libations were excellent.

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Hamden, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An ex-Chicagoan recommended this restaurant for my birthday dinner while on a business trip for Got a complimentary dessert with a candle. They start you off with a baguette and whipped butter. Mmmmm OMG, the steak was the best I've ever had with steak frites. My co-worker had the seafood stew and devoured it all. It smelled so good, had... More

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New York City, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

had dinner here with friends who live in Chicago. Traditional French bistro menu, fabulous french bistro setting. Very busy, with tables really close together, but the staff handled it excellently. Above average salade frisee with a poached egg. We all had steak frites which were very good, except my husband's, which he said was liver-y. Great baguettes.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great food, great service, nice terrace out front. Great food presentation and a vast wine list. The whole staff was very accommodating and paced just right!

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West Chicago, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Last night we were pleased to visit Mon Ami Gabi for dinner and because it was a perfect evening weather-wise we chose to dine outside. There are lots of steps here, so be mindful of that - there are steps up to enter the building and restaurant, there are steps down to use the lavatory facilities, and there are more... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The ambiance, linen table cloths, jacketed waitstaff, the waft of elegance and money - what a place to dine. We landed here for a Sunday dinner and enjoyed the beef wellington special. Magnificent! As was everything else about our dining experience. This was our second visit, after a year's absence from visiting Chicago, so when we ended up in the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I almost always eat here when I visit Chicago! The restaurant is always busy and the food is fresh and well prepared. They have a nice wine selection. It reminds me of a bustling Parisian cafe!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Arrived at Mon Ami Gabi and didn't know we were at the correct place as it was difficult to see from the sidewalk. We were a little early for our reservation, so we waited a little bit until they were ready with a table. There were at least 3 large groups 12+ people dining, so I thought the service might... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I had heard many good things about this restaurant, and decided to try it when I visited Chicago, first in April with a friend, and again in June with other friends. The April visit provided good food, a lovely setting but somewhat slow service. Not objectionable, but a little slow. However, the June visit was not good. First, my husband,... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This little and hidden restaurant, is such a wonderful place., nice patio, excellent food. The escargot were great and the steak au poivre outstanding! They have something for every taste! Not fit for big parties (or at least I didn't see a room for big parties) but it's a great place!

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