Loves2DineWell
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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    March 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 10, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
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Kiki's is a French Bistro with regional specialties and has the look and feel of a French country inn. <br><br> It has received 3-star reviews from both *The Chicago Tribune* and *The Sun Times*, and now in its eighteenth year, Kiki's Bistro maintains its well-earned reputation of gastronomic excellence and friendly, professional service. A comfortable French country atmosphere attracts an eclectic array of food-lovers, including celebrities, politicians, and acclaimed chefs. <br><br> Previous to Kiki's Bistro, Georges "Kiki" Cuisance opened Le Bordeaux at Madison and State in 1969. The restaurant attained a revered status among cosmopolitan Chicagoans, and when "Kiki" moved his kitchen to its current River North digs, his avid following of regulars and Francophiles pursued without hesitation. In an official proclamation the City of Chicago praised Mr. Cuisance for being at the forefront of introducing French cuisine and savoir-vivre to Chicago's developing dining scene.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Step off the beaten path to Kiki's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2001
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I hadn't been here in a couple of years....Kiki's is just sort of off the beaten path despite it's close proximity to the Loop. We were able to find on-street parking quite nearby; had a delicious dinner with attentive, knowledgeable service; and--in part because we were dining early on a Saturday evening--were able to converse without having to shout at each other across the table. Sad that quiet dining is such a rarity these days. Request a secluded table at Kiki's and have a romantic dinner with a loved one!"
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2001
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the favorites are all here in abundance, there is always something new to try from the ever-evolving menu. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites.<br />To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart. Guests will enjoy the airy interior with our large French windows opening out onto the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or in the summer months, the lovely outdoor garden.<br />Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Atmosphere and dinner, magnifique!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2001
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Appreciated the warm, welcoming atmosphere, looking out at Lincoln Park Conservatory through the snow--on March 1! David, our server, was enthusiastic and well-informed about menu items. We began with appetizers we each enjoyed: baked goat cheese in tomato sauce (for my husband -- LOTS of sauce, which he polished off, nonetheless) and mussels mariniere for me (sopped up all the broth w/ bread - yum). My husband really liked his frisee, kale, & bacon salad; my house salad was crisp, tho nothing special. We had an inexplicable LONG pause before our entrees arrived--trio of filets (H) and a tasty fish special with delicate, just right sauce. Split a truly tasty bananas foster crepe for dessert w/ coffee to fortify us for our trip home. Lovely!"
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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