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KiKi's Bistro

#365 of 7,610 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
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 14:00
Thu 11:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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
Lake in the Hills, IL
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Have been wanting to try this place for a while and was not disappointed. Had the escargot for an appetizer and it was wonderful. Trout almondine for my entrée was delicious and chocolate mousse for dessert was good. Mousse appeared pre-plated which was a bit of a let down. Wine by the glass selection was decent and I enjoyed a... More 

Thank kek
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 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

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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
US$ 21 - US$ 30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-335-5454

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