You just can’t go wrong with Mon Ami Gabi. I know it is a chain (four around the country) and part of a larger chain (Lettuce Entertain You). Yet it still keeps me wanting to come back for more. Fabulous service. Excellent food. Outstanding wine list. Great ambiance. And grab a seat outside if you can. Took my parents here for a special occasion and it was a first of a kind for them. The fresh, warm, baked bread and “seasonal slaw” is addictive. Limit yourself to one loaf!!!
Crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and a summery gazpacho got us started. Dad had the steak bordelaise and he loved it. He had never had pomme frites before so that was a treat. Mom the lamb t-bone special. They did not prepare it to her preference and we did have to send it back. When it was returned she loved it. My guest had the scallops, outstanding. And I had their vegetarian special. Delicious. The white Bordeaux was an excellent pairing. I did get dad a classic red Bordeaux that he loved.
Dessert was fabulous. A unique bread pudding and the chocolate mousse was perfect. They even liked the coffee.
Even for apps in the bar area, worth the wait and visit.