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Mon Ami Gabi

4.7
3962 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro that embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. Whether you come for the Onion Soup Au Gratin, Steak Frites or decadent Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi offers something to satisfy all tastes. For those looking to indulge in a unique dish, the Escargots de Bourgogne with garlic-herb butter is literally a sizzling experience.

To complement the menu, an extensive selection of more than 80 boutique French wine varietals, handpicked by renowned chef and owner Gabino Sotelino, are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart.

Join us for Sunday brunch from 10:00am until 2:00pm! Sip on Mimosas or cozy up with morning coffee while enjoying a variety of delectable dishes such as the Omelette Lorraine or our Crème Brûlée French Toast.

Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00am until 2:00pm! The dining room reopens for dinner at 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(773) 348-8886
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nelli Maltezos
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Catering
Mon Ami Gabi's fresh, cozy atmosphere is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months with a great view of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
The Private Room seats 30 guests, our semi-private Room seats 50 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 150 guests. The room is a/vl compatible. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (773) 348-8886.
Mon Ami Gabi also offers carryout and off-premise catering for groups of all sizes including aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belden
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Parking details
Mon Ami Gabi is located at 2300 N Lincoln Park West, in the historic Belden-Stratford Hotel. We are on the corner of Belden and N. Lincoln Park West, one block south of Fullerton and two blocks east of Clark St.

Valet is $14 and parking is also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
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Public transit
CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark
CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
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Entertainment
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
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Special events & promotions
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of cooking classes, wine tastings and dinner events where our Executive Chef Nelli Maltezos combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro in an upscale Lincoln Park residential building.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 3962 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Father’s day

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was very rude and disinterested. Ambiance disappointing. Very very noisy. Good food not great. Disappointed because we’ve been in Intro Ambria. In Grand Cafe. Lobby is pretty. This space is like a coffee shop

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very solid classic French cooking in an authentic bistro atmosphere. The setting across from Lincoln Park Zoo in a historic building is perfect.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful meal and was very well executed by the restaurant staff. The group of 6 of us all enjoyed our entrees and starters. My steak was the perfect medium rare. We had 3 starters..oysters, escargot and baked goat cheese and were all yummy. The baked goat cheese was a recommendation and very glad we ordered it. Most of us had steak and every like their preparation. The sea trout was great too.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food is fantastic, and the service is always above and beyond. I always have a great experience dining here.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated our five year wedding anniversary and loved everything we ordered!

Shrimp cocktail, oysters, steak, asparagus, and fries! :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We've been to Mon Ami Gabi several times. Each time, the entire dining experience has been memorable. From the initial greetings by the host, being seated where you want, instead of the staff's choice, the patience with our order as well as delivery of our meal, it was truly enjoyable in all aspects. Our waitperson was knowledgeable and patient, our meal wasn't rushed in any degree, and the food preparation was perfection.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very nice meal on the patio; great service, wonderful food and exceptional ambiance.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always great

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a great meal. Our server was just OK. Great atmosphere and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food was great, beautiful restaurant on parkway across from Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo. Excellent service, we had a very good meal with family. There are seafood and vegetarian options

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Always enjoy a meal at Mon Ami Gabi. Drinks are excellent, food choices varied, and service is excellent. We love going here when we are in town.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Typical Lettuce Entertain You restaurant with great food and service.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Good food at a reasonable price including excellent wine list. Our young waiter was an excellent server and very enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

As always good food, good service and lovely wines. Everyone enjoyed their salads, entree's and desserts. The steaks were excellent as was the sauces.
Recommend dinning here.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Superb service from Barman and butler

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great environment , feels like you are in Paris !!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Exactly what a bistro should be. You will not be disappointed in the French onion soup, the bread and the steak frites. Nice wine selections.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent overall experience.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a terrific server! Our wine was fantastic. The Caesar salad was perfect. The salmon was amazing and the chocolate Carmel tart was one of the best desserts I have ever had!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Tables very close together and easier to follow conversations from neighboring tables than your own

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The restaurant provided the perfect atmosphere for a Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and the service excellent. As we were celebrating a birthday, we wanted a quiet, relaxed meal which is exactly what we got. I am looking forward to returning to sample other items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We absolutely loved this place. Terrific location, amazing food, carefully curated wine selection and a vey attentive staff. I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Have been frequenting Mon Ami for years! Used to live in the building. Would recommend the French Blonde cocktail!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a birthday brunch planned. Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and friendly; we were seated outside per our request, but the tabletop was extremely hot in the sun (we were the only group without an umbrella). The waitstaff was friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent, as always, as were the cocktails. This is an old fave, and I would highly recommend for brunch!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Love the gluten free options, so accommodating! The gluten free toast is amazing and my favorite benny in the city is definitely the smoked salmon on top of hashbrowns with extra Hollandaise :)

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is a Chicago gem! Great food which is exceeded only by great service!

11 stars out of 10

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Excellent food and service as usual

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had delectable hamburgers, prepared perfectly as ordered. Ditto for profiteroles, thoughtfully divided into individual portions. It’s just hard resisting that outstanding warm bread that comes while you’re waiting.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Fabulous birthday dinner. Great service and beautiful ambiance. Will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our server was outstanding! So was the bus "boy"!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Authentic French bistrot. Love the mussles and the trout almondine. House wines rock!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Best staff of people working there !

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. We sat on the patio which is beautiful and much less noisy than the inside. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Mon Ami is in my neighborhood. I go there often. It is the best place in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Have been going her for special occasions for years. Yet somehow they continue to outdo themselves in ambiance, quality and all the reasons you go out to dine for. Long live Mon Ami!!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I was rather disappointed. The service was terrible. We had David. He was nice enough but took long to get water and then bread. We ordered drinks and were done with them and he never came back for us to order another one. So we just had one and probably would have had three. One of us was drinking coffee and had to continually ask for refills. We did linger because we hadn't seen each other and David just went home and didn't even tell us and another lady came over and said David left and did we need anything but she too was leaving. This doesn't inspire me to suggest this place or go back. This is a shame, cause the food was amazing and it is such a great space and location.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Love this restaurant! Amazing Caesar salad! Terrific service. Delicious wine! We all had either the salmon or halibut special and everyone loved their meal. The fries are worth it too! Definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Came here for our anniversary - we had the pate and steaks Roquefort with profiteroles for dessert. Everything was delicious.

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