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KiKi's Bistro

#334 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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900 N Franklin St, Lbby 1, Chicago, IL 60610-8100 (Locust)
+1 312-335-5454
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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Calistoga, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time on initial recommedation of local foodie friends, another pair of which called it "an old favorite" ...excellent poulet roti, pate de la compagne, and cassoulet...profiterolles were delicious, ...well priced wine list and very professional service ...among the best in the US!

Thank KennedyBrooks
Evanston, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

I have been to KiKi's several times and it remains a solid "go to" place for great food, service and atmosphere! As a self confessed foodie, I try many of Chicago's new and upcoming restaurants and many I leave with the "one and done" mantra. Not so with KiKi's. It continues to serve outstanding food while not breaking the bank.... More 

Thank kurtlittle15
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Kiki's Bistro never fails! The menu selections are what you would typically find in a bistrot in France. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Some are French speaking also. Every time I have dinner there, I feel like I am back dining in Paris!

Thank susanjR7361BN
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Excellent chicken and steak at this adorable French bistro. Lots of seating though reservation is recommended. Valet and street parking available.

Thank Katie P
Cary, Illinois
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Great service and wine list. The food was good. The interior is warm and inviting. At 50, we were the youngest patrons. Nice to visit once.

Thank 3olboy
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This restaurant has been here over 25 years, but I just found it. Any trip to Chicago should include a visit here if you love French food. The atmosphere pulls you out of the busy city and places you in a quaint French country bistro. Very attentive staff who are knowledgeable and friendly. We started with French Martinis, which were... More 

Thank arochkus
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a gem of a spot. Great vibe, fabulous food and the service was PERFECT! Two of us had the Steak Frite and one had the Bouillabaisse. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Stuart B
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

The attention by the owner was over the top! The food was great as normal. This is a great place. The escargot was great, the duck with red cabbage is back for the fall menu, and we took a side order home. We had to take some more red cabbage home.... The profiteroles and Lemon tart would allow you to... More 

Thank Leonard G M
Deerfield, Illinois
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

When I think French bistro and cannot go to Paris, we go to Kikis, no thought process or other places are talked about as an alternative. Over the years we've gone to many French bistros in chicago and suburbs but they always fall short. You know a good bistro by the wine list. In Paris bistros serve Cabernet Franc wines...... More 

Thank jps819
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

A meal at Kiki's is on the to-do list every time we take a girls' trip to Chicago. Classic French cooking, deliciously executed. Between the liver pate or beet salad appetizers, or the duck, chicken, lamb, and filet, I've never had a meal here that wasn't perfectly cooked and delicious. For dessert, treat yourself have the chocolate mousse!

Thank kbmurko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: +1 312-335-5454

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