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Mon Ami Gabi

#248 of 8,486 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Fullerton)
CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
7733488886
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Nice breakfast spot with great atmosphere

Went for Sunday brunch, no buffet but all ala carte entree's with a nice mix of breakfast and lunch items. Good atmosphere (particularly for a chain, something LEY does very well), good food and very good service. A little chilly to sit outside but it would certainly be appealing on a warmer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Lake Forest, IL
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Forest, IL
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday brunch, no buffet but all ala carte entree's with a nice mix of breakfast and lunch items. Good atmosphere (particularly for a chain, something LEY does very well), good food and very good service. A little chilly to sit outside but it would certainly be appealing on a warmer day.Only disappointment was they had run out of... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Our son invited us to this wonderful restaurant for a Sunday brunch. What a memory we now have. The decor is all French and you truly feel as though you are dining in Paris. The menu offers several brunch entrees which on the surface resemble standard fare. But, they are not. Our table ordered Steak Benedict, Omelette Lorraine, Croque Madame... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food quality was outstanding, but the menu didn't have many options. Service staff was prompt and very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went to Mon Ami Gabi for the first time yesterday evening. I was disappointed: - the food was below average: I took the "special" Steak-Frites. The steak was thin, overcooked and hard; the French fries (frites) were thin and overcooked. However, the petite salade was fine and the profiteroles good; - the place was too noisy: The restaurant was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dinner here was like eating in a Parisian bistro without the plane ticket. Though a little on the pricey side the meals are always reliable and filling. Multiple varieties of Steak Frites are a menu staple with chicken and fish dishes as well. Specials are also available but arriving after seven for dinner lessens your chances for these. Service is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful cozy restaurant. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Onion soup, Steak Frites- Bordelaise and and Bernaise was perfectly cooked. Service perfect. Was going to leave then decided to sit in the bar for another drink and dessert. Will put it first on our list next time in CHI.

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Barrington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Perfect in every way, This is my comfort place, I have been many times and always a truly great experience, we always use valet parking, the men are always friendly, and service is quick (cost $14.00 plus grat) The lobby in the hotel part is very comfortable to enjoy a cocktail/ drink while waiting for your table, OR we enjoy... More 

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Chicago, IL.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I went there for restaurant week yesterday and had a fine meal, but also had the marvelous services of Sasa, who helped me with my dietary restrictions and took the time to converse with me since I was a single diner, even though they were quite full. I will be returning

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our table was not ready when we arrived so we ordered a bottle of champagne and enjoyed it in the beautiful hotel lobby in comfortable seating - very relaxing and a nice way to wait. The restaurant was very crowded (Fri night) and noisy, but our server was friendly and did a great job explaining the menu. The escargot and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I visited Mon Ami Gabi during Chicago's "Restaurant Week," which meant a more limited menu and somewhat lower prices. The food was great, but the noise level a bit high. Parking is also an issue in this neighborhood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614
    (Fullerton)
  • Public Transportation: CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 7733488886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.