Brasserie Monte Carlo
Mother's Day Celebration, ExcellentWe were a party of 8, three generations, a very classy restaurant. Had the 3-course menu. Great Value for the price. We all had different things. We loved it. Food was simple,artful and flavorful! My personal favorites, The Chilled Vichyssoise, Shrimp Imperiale(crab) and the Apple Tart. Originally we wanted to sit on patio, but too cold. They already had anticipated us in-door's. The place was packed. Food and service was timely. I briefly saw the Chef, do a round of the main-room and go back to the kitchen. We have been here for brunch before, it was still great! I guess they must be something "right" to be here for almost 14 Year's. Very romantique!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood French fare at a good priceWe hosted a large group which they handled well. We were greeted by one of the chef/owners. The menu was delightfully varied with enough choices without being overwhelming. We had two different seafood dishes (the chef's special was really special!) several braised short ribs (fabulous) and a lamb stew (I forget the French name) which was excellent. Desserts were also a hit, and we had almost every appetizer on the menu. A very nice meal at a good price point.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Cannot wait to return!We had a late Sunday brunch for a group of six. We all had excellent meals, loved the restaurant, enjoyed the service which was excellent and look forward to coming back. It was very quiet, I think because we were the last table there, so I am not sure if it is really quiet when the restaurant is full as it's a small place. Due to the small size of the restaurant, I am not sure that this is good for groups. I think our table just got lucky that we were not taking up a large space while lots of folks waited. I think this is best for two and four tops.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotGreat food, good service, very pleasent atmosphere. We have been here before, enjoyed it then and enjoyed it again. We really enjoyed a meal with friends and would go back without hesitation. Wine list is good. The restaurant sits on a corner and it is pleasent to watch the world go by and we look forward to eating outdoors when the weather allows.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good food and pleasantAlways good food and pleasant service. We have never been disappointed. This restaurant is a recent discovery of ours less than a year ago and we have returned frequently.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's not necessarily kid friendly,It's not necessarily kid friendly, but when asked for the pasta and just tomato sauce, they accommodated and my 12-year-old son like it. They only appear to serve beer and wine, which was fine. The wines are limited, but Ithink certainly satisfactory. Would definitely go again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMcity gemthis is the best French/ Mediterranean food I have ever had. the most flavorful, well served, and lovely ambiance of a restaurant I've been to. it's truly a neighborhood gem.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Business DinnerI recently dined here with a colleague for a business meal and enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious and the service was good. Would definitely recommend it for either a business or personal meal. Just don't bring a large crowd - seems much more suitable for small, intimate gatherings.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVERY delicious, everyone thoroughlyVERY delicious, everyone thoroughly enjoyed every item in every course, but, was over-priced for what we got with so many other great options nearby. if the price or value of your meal is not a concern, we really did enjoy the food. The mushroom ragout, the onion tart, the filet, the fettucine carbonara, the lamb stew, the apple tarte and the chocolate mousse cake were all phenomenal and had us all eager for tastes of one another's dish.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. A nice, cozyFood was great. A nice, cozy place for a wonderful meal!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing....veryThe food was amazing....very cute quaint restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Brasserie Monte CarloThe Brasserie Monte Carlo packs in the tables and the diners (at least on a Saturday night) - but presents an atmosphere that is both warm and intimate. We ate beautifully grilled salmon (the Pernod sauce could have used a bit more Pernod but the tricky bit is getting the salmon right and they really did that), an excellent lamb navarin, first-rate salads, and a green apple tart that was "to die for." Noise level didn't prevent three old folks from having a real conversation. Friendly and attentive service. Suggested a rather unconventional wine pairing that worked out really well. Staff cheerfully gave us extra forks with the dessert. Finished off the meal with a lovely sip of peach schnapps. We'll be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood wine list, everyone atGood wine list, everyone at the table enjoyed his/her appetizers and entrees.
It's difficult to find duck cassoulet in Washington.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Gem" in BethesdaThere are over 200+ restaurants in Bethesda and there is a definite reason BRASSERIE MONTE CARLO has been successful for the last 13 yearsoutstanding service, delicious food and on-site owner management by Sonny Abraham.
We had the special Long Island duck was was fantastic AND it was really from Long Island. The salads were delicious especial the roasted beets as well as the white anchovies salad
They are serving brunch on weekends too.
Go, enjoy and I promise that you'll return again and again. I came all the way from LA to eat here!!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit andThis was my third visit and I have yet to have anything that wasn't excellent.
We took friends who are "foodies" and that said they had the best carbonnera ever
Can't wait to go back....3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM