Gabi

4.6
489 reviews
$31 to $50
French
(Hours Subject to change during covid) Gabi Restaurant is an authentic, all-day French café in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our goal is simple; to provide fast, affordable and delectable French café cuisine. Gabi serves many of the classics such as onion soup, steak frites, and country pate. A guest can dine with us for a quick bite and a beer at the bar or join us for a romantic 3 course dinner with wine . Located in the Hanover North Broad building, Gabi’s décor, designed by Stokes Architecture, is an homage to the 1930’s French Art Deco period, The dining room is adorned with neon and brass accents and a Man Ray inspired mural, featuring photography by Peggy Woolsey.
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GiaB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very freindly and attentive. The food was delicous!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was average, but the service was outstanding. It is a lively environment, so expect to talk a little louder. Great job Gabi staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & delicious food. Will definitely go again!

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the vibe of this place! Came for breakfast/brunch, but def want to try dinner and drinks sometime. The waiter, I think Michael, was really great... attentive, personable and friendly. Eggs Benedict and French Toast were great!

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vipmonkeyfrog
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, but the service was a bit unpolished. Hopefully, th waitress will (we assumes he was new) will learn with time.

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PeterP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Entrees came out cold and second time the same. They bought dessert.

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MAtthewH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot - great food - great service and a fun spot to dinner

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vipPhillyfoodie
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team, great food and great ambience! Philadelpia top eats!

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charles
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with first visit! Appealing art deco ambience, great waiters, excellent food! We had escargot, duck pate, a burger, scallops, pit du creme, and apple vol e vont. Also two curated cocktails each. Love ved everything! It was quiet but 5 pm on a Monday, so could be louder on a different night. Nice vibe to you he room. French rap music mildly annoying, but I guess the 'yutes' like it!

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice local restaurant with a good take on Bistro French. Good size portions and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all across! Our server Alex was fantastic and super nice. We got the French onion soup, escargot, duck breast and the steak frites. For dessert some delicious apple puff and caramel pudding. Rich decadent delicious!
Overall we had a great time, loved the vibe in the restaurant as well. We will definitely be coming back on our next trip to philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Beautiful ambiance. Limited menu but still very good.

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Arebiz
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The frites dishes we ordered were excellent. The steak was cooked to order and seasoned well. The chicken was simply delicious.

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vipStevenM
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great combination of excellent, sophisticated food and service in a well designed deco environment.

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vipatg136
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, excellent service, friendly waitstaff. Food was outstanding drinks were great. We stopped here on our way to a concert at the Met. The staff was quite attentive and make sure my food and drinks came out expeditiously to have plenty of time to walk down to the concert venue. I’ll be back.

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LeslieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent, friendly, attentive service.

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vipAndyR
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good French food. Excellent escargot, chicken and duck. We will go back.

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Alex13DogG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Solid bistro experience with a casual atmosphere and a focused menu. Main courses took an hour and a half to come out of the kitchen, but apparently there was a large party ahead of us. Still, the food was great and the service professional.

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vipStanM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was superb. The toast for the Pate' Foie Gras was over toasted and too crumbly, it fell apart. Everything else was perfect.

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TimK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Flawless execution of classic French bistro fare. Delicious. Service was exuberant and efficient. Wine program is disappointing, considering the high quality of the food.

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vipTrialgirl
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is marvelous but be prepared for a very leisurely (slow) dining experience

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Jack
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try a little of everything!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were great.

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LoriR
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, our server Chris was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Gabi and the food and service is excellent and happy to have Gabi in my neighborhood!❤️

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Couldn't go to Paris, so went here instead for our anniversary. First time dining at Gabi. It was quiet for a Tues. weeknight - only a handful of tables. Mike our Waiter greeted us quickly and gave us specials; we wanted a bottle of wine to celebrate and couldn't decide on Chardonnay or Sauvignon blanc, so he quickly brought over a taste of both. Glad he did- Chardonnay was hands down! We shared country pate and escargots which were both wonderful! Hubby had a half roast chicken which he enjoyed but I had scallops which were a bit rubbery - probably overcooked. Plates were served very quickly - much faster than most places where the wait seems interminable these days. And server was friendly. All in all a very good meal though. Would definitely try again.

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Julianna
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service, tasty and affordable happy hour cocktails, and delicious food. Please support Gabi--it was nearly completely empty, indoor and outdoor.

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willyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was delicious.
beautiful presentation
decent Amt.
service was excellent, recommendations spot on.
portion size was described perfectly
happy hour drinks were priced fairly
parking easy[next store, [but$$]
outdoor area was nicely done, great for late brunch or quick drink even this late in the season

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MikeW
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were excellent! The staff was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations

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vipMagnificent
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gabi was great. The restaurant is still recovering from the COVID Slow-down, so it was not crowded at all. Service was good and servers were attentive. Food was outstanding. We had the roasted chicken and the hanger steak which were both fabulous. Enjoyed being away from the craziness of Chestnut Street dining area.
Gabi is worth a visit.

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vipLenster
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pate for an appetizer, bistrot steak w/ pommes frite, chicken paillard... All really really delicious!! Definitely going back!

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DaveM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent, and the food was very good and moderately priced. Happy hour drinks were a great deal.

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vipAnthony
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not many people, it was like having a private dining room.
Server Alex was great, and manager Chris was very good.
The food was very good.

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vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
153 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a second visit to Gabi, and we continue to believe that it is a restaurant that services wonderful French themed food with very pleasant staff. All of us had the escargot which were great. Two of us had the duck, one the trout and one the steak. For dessert two had the apple tart and two the sorbet. Everyone enjoyed their dinner immensely.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal very much. Both the duck breast and the scallops were each nicely presented and very good.

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vipddrew
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a reasonable price. Decent wine moderately priced. Really a neat decor.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad you liked the whiskey and sour patch kids! Thanks for letting us be your last cover for Restaurant Week.

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JVDB8
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was ice-cold, service atrocious and apathetic. Go to Parc.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Meeting up with friends.

FAQs

Gabi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 377-9407.

Gabi is rated 4.6 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.