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Mon Ami Gabi

2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #112 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great bartender, excellent drinks. Steaks are excellent. Everyone who worked here was very warm and friendly.

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small, boutique restaurant located in the Belden Stratford. The atmosphere is art deco, historic, and beautiful. The staff was excellent. Every aspect of the meal was first rate. We were here on a Friday night and it was packed. The bar area is small. One of the things that I would recommend is unless you are super... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can't go wrong here! Sitting outside on the patio adds to the experience. Amazing steaks and wine.

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mon Ami Gabi is part of a chain. But you wouldn't know it. And every restaurant could take lessons in food quality and service from them. Our server was delightful. Knew the menu very well and made good suggestions for course pairings. Also knew the wine list and made a great suggestion from there. He checked back on us multiple... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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416 reviews 416 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 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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