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Mon Ami Gabi

2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #119 of 8,264 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
New York City, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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249 reviews 249 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Mon Ami Gabi is always wonderful. It is a perfect classic French Restaurant with a steak house feel and a perfect outside terrace. I go often because the food is always perfect. I love the Gabi Fish and Chips, which really isn't a fish and chips. It is an amazing piece of perfect fish with elegant fries. And, their steaks... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

French Bistrot situated in the very elegant Belden Stratford Hotel, offers good french cuisine with excelent chart of Bourgogne and Bordeaux wines. Nice atmosphere and kind attendants. It's really worth for a night to remember.

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