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Mon Ami Gabi

2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #134 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Chicago, Illinois
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394 reviews 394 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Mon Ami Gabi, a Parisian bistro overlooking Lincoln Park across from the Lincoln Park Zoo, is a member of Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You empire--so you know you are getting a lot of flash and dash and friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. It is located in the lobby of the old Belden Stratford Hotel. The place was... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Mon Ami Gabi provides the experience of a Parisian Bistro overlooking Lincoln Park. Most of the seafood dishes are outstanding. So is the steak frites. And so are the escargots. Service was so friendly and nice. Also for a sophisticated restaurant, the place is kid friendly - the mac and cheese is fine for the kids and tasted good to... More

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163 reviews 163 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The appetizer scallops and the profiteroles for dessert are worth coming back to......the other dishes are ok as expected in a French bistro, nothing extraordinaire.

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Orlando, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've read the rave reviews and my local Chicago friends have long touted this place, so we had to try it. I thought it was okay and I don't understand the other reviews. The tables are quite close together. The waiter did recommend a lovely bottle of wine for us which we all enjoyed. The baguette with whipped butter was... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 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
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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