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Mon Ami Gabi

#198 of 8,179 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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the favorites...
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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    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    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
Busy place

Very busy on a Sunday night. The waiter was pleasant, but rushed. This is not a quiet place to dine. It's more of a "happening place". The trout almandine was good, but the caesar salad had soggy croutons.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
30POP
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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255 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy on a Sunday night. The waiter was pleasant, but rushed. This is not a quiet place to dine. It's more of a "happening place". The trout almandine was good, but the caesar salad had soggy croutons.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the beautiful Belden-Stratford Hotel. Everything about it is top notch. Our server was just delightful. I ordered the filet. It was the most incredible tasting food I've ever put in my mouth! It was like butter! I barely had to chew it! I'm starting to drool just typing this. It came with a side of peppercorn... More 

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Montepulciano, Italy
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took my brother here for a belated birthday dinner and for the most part it was fine. The scallops were really good but my brother had the crabcake as his main course and while it looked to be just great crabmeat it was unusual in its shape - very very thin and very wide. He liked it but said it... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough about this place, it's perfect! Small, quiet, you can actually hear what your company has to say, wait staff fantastic, could eat here always when visiting the city.

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USA
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know, I know...it's a neighborhood institution. But overly crowded tables and mediocre food does not make a "go to" place. Our server, who has been with Lettuce Entertain You for years, was pleasant but not very attentive---probably due to the number of tables he had to service. Place felt like it needed a deep clean as well. Food was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I really enjoyed my experience at Mon Ami Gabi. I went with two other people and the atmosphere was quaint, never felt crowded, service was attentive, and the food portions were perfect. They also had a nice wine selection.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We went as a family( 5 adults , a 3 year old and a 1 year old) on December 26th after a visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights. We were running late at the zoo and thus to our dinner reservation. I called the restaurant and they graciously held our table another 15 minutes. Everything was perfect. We have... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Our party of 4 enjoyed our experience at Mom Ami Gabi. The steak the steak the steak. We had a few appetizers which worked well with our entrees. The waiters and general staff were attentive, personal and yet not intrusive. Our head waiter had charm and a wonderful sense of humor. The menu lacked variety, not to be confused with... More 

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Chicago
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Mon Ami has great atmosphere and is usually very busy. In the warm months it has lovely patio dining practically in Lincoln Park - just across from the zoo and gardens. In the winter, the interior is welcoming and cozy and can get a little noisy due to the tile floor. It's very pretty when decorated for Christmas. If you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I hadn't been to MAG in quite a few years. I live in the neighborhood, and there's always a crowd. While the service and atmosphere were good, the food was not great. I had the scallops in cheese sauce, and was disappointed the scallop was razor thin. The sauce was great, but come on, how about a plump scallop. I... More 

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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

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.