The first time my friend Linda and I both Francophiles hit up a Mon Ami Gabbi it was in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lured in by the wine and fine food we fell in love with this classic French bistro.
Recently we dined at this wonderful restaurant in Chicago in historic Lincoln park. Seared scallops and pureed potatoes for me and cauliflower for Linda later, our waiter told us was the first Mon Ami Gabbi. Part of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, their first endeavor was located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park as well, R.J. Grunt where we started our afternoon with a glass of wine.
Mon Ami Gabbi literally means my friend Gabbi to me though, the restaurant is Mon Ami Linda et Cindy because it is a place where two longtime friend enjoy the Joie de vivre!