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“A Pleasant New Year's Eve”
Review of Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi
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Ranked #139 of 10,814 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 18 - US$ 40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Fullerton
Transit: CTA 22 bus or 36 bus to Belden/Clark CTA 151 bus Inner Drive
Description: 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. While the favorites are here in abundance, there’s always something new when you’re ready to fall in love all over again.
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was surprised that this old favorite not recently visited was packed at 6:00 PM on New Year's Eve. But given great corner table in back room and a cheerful, attentive waitress. While the menu isn't overly long, it does offer a range of Bistro dishes. I had the Filet Mignon, Au Poivre (there were four other ways to go with this steak) and my wife took one of her favorites. Both great! So was the Profiteroles which hit a triple +(great crust, great ice cream and super chocolate) for me. Wife loved the special Xmas log. Fast valet taxi service home on a -5 night.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Visited Chicago for holiday light tours and shopping, had dinner at this establishment. Onion soup was likely best ever tasted, steaks served with Bernaise and Roquefort sauces were amazing, very tender and flavorful and cooked to perfection as ordered. Also served with excellent French fries. The I'm We will definitely return to this establishment on next trip to Chicago.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Made an 11:30 reservation for Sunday brunch. Location easy to find on Lincoln Park Drive, the restaurant is within the historic Belden-Stratford Hotel building. Valet parking is available for $14. We enjoyed the special Eggs scramble with crabmeat & spinach, the bacon quiche & Croque Madame. Also enjoyed mimosas, fresh juice & coffee. Excellent service & flavorful food. Total bill $91. Will return here to dine in the future.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The French onion soup was sweeter than I am used to. They probably did it correctly and carmelized the onions appropriately. A great local gin (CH), excellent wine with a list that, for the most part, stays well under $100. The mussels were superb. Even the appetizer order was perfect for out party of 3. The skate was amazing!!!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We returned here after a wonderful stop last year. They have great gluten-free options. However, this time, we were seated awkwardly, ignored by our server, and in general, made to feel like we didn't belong or were not wanted. The food was not good enough to compensate for the service this go round.

I still recommend the French Onion Soup.

Date of visit: October 2017
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