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“Lovely French Bistro”
Review of Mon Ami Gabi

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Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Oak Brook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 22nd Street
Elmhurst, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely French Bistro”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great food. Nice tasting menu for lunch. The best French onion soup with warm French bread and real butter. The skate wing is also quite good here. They have a nice selection of red wines and the service is excellent. Be sure yo try their desserts.

  • Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“french done well”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great restaurant for above average French food! They do a great job, can be a little price for their berdeauxs!

Visited August 2013
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Chicago
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Pleasant restaurant, okay food”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

The very civilized and pleasant atmosphere made me really want to love this restaurant, but it only rises to the level of "like." A $15 cobb salad for lunch should have been better and more cobb-y than a half slice of bacon, a half hard-boiled egg, a half dozen small cubes of turkey, and 2 or 3 grape tomatoes served as a tossed salad. Fresh, yes; distinct, absolutely not. Excellent waiter, though, and water glasses were replenished often. Have been here previously for a drink only at the tiny, tiny bar, which was well mixed. It's not a restaurant I'd necessarily seek out since there are so many other strictly average places in Oak Brook from which to choose at a lower price. Small, attractive outdoor seating area, but too hot and humid to be outside.

  • Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“So good I ate way too much!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Attended as part of a hosted dinner. Hors d'oeuvres were delicious and varied - lots of seafood, which is a downside to me as I'm allergic, but there was plenty else to choose from. House wines were worthwhile. The limited hosted menu still had so many good options it was hard to choose, but I didn't regret the steak with pommes frites. Would definitely go back if in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
445 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Bisto Okay”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Mon Ami Gabi describes itself as serving classic bistro food. I figured that I'd try the steak frites. I also opted for au poivre sauce (extra cost).

The food was good, but not great. The steak was cooked as ordered (medium), but the au poivre did not have much peppery flavor. The frites were unusual, thinly sliced about a quarter inch wide and about as thick as a fat egg noodle. Some were crisp as potato chips and others had a more tender texture. The taste was okay, and I initially wondered whether this was what they intended. The inconsistency argues against an intentional menu twist.

The service was prompt and friendly and the decor pleasant, but the food was neither above average nor worth the price.

  • Visited August 2013
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