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KiKi's Bistro

#307 of 7,468 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
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900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8100 (Locust)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited KiKi's Bistro for the second time. My father, who is a resident of the area, loves this place and brings guests of the city here. He has good reason! It is simply lovely. The ambiance is warm and inviting. I have dined inside and out. Both were lovely experiences. The menu is extensive, but not pretentious. Fresh... More 

Thank Lisa B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for 27 years. It is a charming venue and the food is always good. Kiki is there all the time which probably ensures that quality is not compromised. It is relatively quiet and you can actually hear the people at your table. I have never been disappointed here

Thank Ginger P
West Plains, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible and should have more kudos towards it than it has received. The owner (check out video posted from website) seated us and could not have been more gracious with 50 years of experience and at age 87. We hosted a friend from France and she said that Everything felt like home. We are avid travelers with... More 

Thank Dstgolf
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Kiki was a trail blazer when he opened in this neighborhood just west of Water Tower Place 20 years ago. Great food & service, at a reasonable price !

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Four of us each ordered something different and each dish was delicious. The waiter was helpful in explaining the menu and sharing his favorites. Kiki was charming. The restaurant was busy, obviously a favorite with the locals.

Thank sandycv2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Kiki's is one of our favorite reasons to visit Chicago. From the Vouvray wines and other wines from the Loire Valley (plus a fine Malbec from Southern France!) to the dinner specials including the Skatewing we enjoyed last night, Kiki's never disappoints. This was about our tenth visit. Quiet enough for a large group to talk comfortably. A real treat!

Thank G O
Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and great service by Raul our waiter. The duck entree, mussels, Boulebaisse, Trout Almondine were all excellent choices.

Thank JenP48095
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

To say that Kiki's has been around awhile would be an understatement, but that can have its bad side in that one tends to forget about it. I would say it has been 5+ years since my wife and I dined at Kiki's and we felt like going back. What makes Kiki's unique is that the style of food probably... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This long time favorite, with its wonderfully rustic interior, elegantly set tables, and superb food cannot be beat. Kiki himself is usually at the captain's station, as he has been for decades, greeting every guest and supervising every detail. The food is typically French bistro with the steak au poivre, poulet roti, and confit de canard walking away with honors.... More 

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Siesta Key, Florida
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

For seven months every year we live in Chicago. Kiki's is absolutely fantastic; from the moules to the steak frites. It is on Orleans several blocks west of Michigan Avenue. The owner, Kiki, is almost always there to welcome you. If his Citroen 2CV is there so is he. We eat there once a month. The only real competition is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8100
  • Public Transportation: Chicago Brown Line Stop #66 Chicago Bus, Franklin Stop We are 3 small blocks north of Chicago Ave. on Franklin, at the northwest corner of the intersection with Locust St.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-335-5454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?