Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Always goodWe always enjoy this restaurant. Excellent happy hour. Love the bleu cheeseburger and fries and baguette. A friend has gluten issues and they had a separate menu for her with lots of selections. She really liked their gluten-free bread.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for those who must eatGreat for those who must eat gluten-free! Uncomplicated, delicious French cuisine, served by friendly, professional wait staff.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceKnowledgeable server, very attentive. As a non-Caucasian member of a group, this was the first time my order was taken first in the US. Thank you.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunchOur experience was lovely, service was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend Sunday brunch.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways...Had another great dining experience at Mon Ami. I would definitely reccommend it to anyone.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner at MonWe enjoyed our dinner at Mon Ami Gabi very much and plan to return. The food was very good and the waiter was attentive to our needs. All of our enjoyed our entrees, including our 22 month old granddaughter, and the desserts were delicious. The only "challenging" aspect to the evening was parking which is always the case in Bethesda and certainly not the fault of the restaurant.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat work lunchWe were greeted promptly and professionally. We were given the option of dining inside or out - we chose outside. It was a beautiful day and we had a great table.
The service was great - attentive but not overbearing. Just what we wanted.
The food was amazing. Everyone complimented the food they got and the wine was very good as well.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place to eat.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was disappointed with dessertI was disappointed with dessert menue. Not European, definately not French. Regular choice what can be found in any place - ice-cream, chocolate cake, strabery....6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodWe have been frequenting MAG for over 5 years on a regular basis. Fare is consistently very good...the steaks are very good, the frites are excellent, the fresh seafood is very good, salade frisee is excellent and everything else we've tried is very good or excellent. The wait staff is attentive and professional, but they seem to be assigned too many tables, so catching their eye can take an annoyingly long time.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIntegrity.My wife and I spent the day in Bethesda and went to Mon Ami Gabi for my birthday dinner. We have been to Mon Ami Gabi before and enjoy the food. (The wine list is great as well.) Service is always top notch. For this dinner, things were no different.
However, as we left the restaurant, I left my sunglasses on the table. Since it was evening, I didn't realize it until the next morning. I was upset in part because the sunglasses are functional, look great, and expensive. But I was most upset because they were a gift from a couple of birthdays ago. I treat them as such - an expensive gift - but in a moment of carelessness, they were gone.
The staff found and kept my sunglasses for me to retrieve. You cannot top integrity.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun lunch meeting placeFirst time experience. Loved the lobster rolls sandwich. The chips were a little dull. Some soggy and could have used some salt. Waiter was friendly and prompt with requests. Will definitely return for dinner. Location is great- go to a movie, visit the bookstore or just stroll around town. Will try eating outside next time, but this day was just too hot.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fanAlways been a fan of this place, food is great, good service, never disappoints.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchI met with some friends for lunch at Mon Ami Gabi and we were delighted with the food, the bistro atmosphere ,and the attentive service. The waiter asked us if we were celebrating any birthdays , which we did, and we were all offered dessert, which was a very nice attention!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFine service & foodAttentive service without being intrusive. Cobb salad for lunch was delicious. Grilled corn was nice addition.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJust Keeps Getting BetterThis has always been one of my favorites so I never
imagined it could be even better! The new frites were
Awesome and the service extraordinary as usual.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinite KeeperWe ate outdoors and that was a perfect choice. Our waiter was attentive and he was there to refill water glasses and see if we wanted anything else, but he didn't hover. It was the most busy restaurant on the street, but we were seated immediately. Nice wine list, and enough choices on the "by-the-glass" menu. Steak Frites was enough for two if you order a starter. The beef was a tad chewy, I needed the steak knife, but it was very flavorful and cooked exactly as I ordered it. My companion ordered the halibut special and it was completely delicious. It was moist and it was a very generous portion. We would definitely return the next time we are in Bethesda.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor location and steakAmazing steak frites. The fries are to die for. Very nice wine selection. I tried the Chateau Maison Neuve, ($48) and good choice. For dessert the bread pudding, again delicious. And I just love outdoor dining. And not to forget: very friendly service.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIn spite of the Mother's DayIn spite of the Mother's Day crowd, the food was great and the service quite good. It is good to know that a usually very good restaurant is able to maintain its high standards in the face of large holiday crowds.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe went to Mon Ami Gabi for brunch on Mother's Day, and were in from out of town because of a graduation. The service was superlative, and can best be described in the words of our waiter, Greg. When one guest asked if she could have something different than on the menu, he told her he could do whatever she wanted, then asked what it was. And he followed through. It was the best service I have ever had at any Mother's Day brunch. The food was also excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat French CuisineThis was my first time visiting Mon Ami Gabi, and I was very pleased with the food and the service. I will definitely be returning some day. It's a great place to go for a low-key, quiet meal at reasonable prices.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sea ScallopsOur group of 6 had various entrees and were pleased overall. The Caramelized Sea Scallops with their accompanying pea puree and assorted vegetables were excellent. The Frites had mixed reviews. Desserts were delicious.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful outdoor dining onWonderful outdoor dining on a beautiful night. Service was exceptional. Food is always good.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent dining establishmentIt is always nice to find a place for dinner with a friend that is spot on every time. Mon Ami Gabbi is that place in Bethesda for me. It is wise to have reservations because it is packed. With reservations you never wait (love that). Fresh ingredients and the seafood was flown in that morning. The soup, salad, and main entree were wonderful. The presentation was perfect - even with a packed house we were not rushed or slighted. Nice wine list as well with a range of moderate to high end selections.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though it is a chainEven though it is a chain restaurant, I am amazed at how they maintain a unique character. The food is both classic (e.g. onion soup) and modern (salad nicoise with seared tuna). Servers are young, energetic and attentive. The mixed drinks are well done and the wine list is extensive.
It is consistently a good meal for reasonable cost5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our meal here!I ordered the asparagus quiche and it was much larger than I expected and very delicious! My daughter had the mushroom crepe and loved it. The ambience was great. The only problem was the noise level. We were at a table for 4 in the corner - I could talk to the person next to me but had trouble carrying on a conversation with the other 2 people across from us. Overall it was a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate a birthday at lunchtime!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated right awayWe were seated right away and had a very enjoyable lunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA taste of France traditionalElegant neighborhood, stylish waiters, splendid food, in generous portion indeed (quantity is as important as quality), Parisien ambience. Not even in Manhattan are there French restaurant of this caliber. Perhaps one of the best French restaurant in the US.
Bon appetit!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA most enjoyable meal. MonA most enjoyable meal. Mon Ami Gabi is our restaurant of choice for the special occasion of getting together with family who we haven't seen for awhile. The food is always very good as is the service. This time, our server was Brian, who was most accommodating and patient.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive StaffWe celebrated a special occasion with a small group. The waiter was fantastic and we felt very well taken care of the whole evening,5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual French dining.Great casual French dining. My husband and I especially enjoy the bar area.
A place to take out of town guests as well as meeting friends before or after going to the movies.
Winelist is adequate.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMon Ami Gabi has become ourMon Ami Gabi has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food, the service and the welcoming atmosphere are constant and reliable. We love going back and frequent the resturant!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile I've dined at the restaurantWhile I've dined at the restaurant before, this time was especially nice. We sat outside, which I had never done before. The char was outstanding -- and the server did not hesitate to allow me to make a slight change to accommodate my low carb diet. Will go again every chance I get.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit.This was our third visit. We consider this place suitable for entertaining our guests in a relatively informal setting with a sophisticated menu. Our guests were suitably impressed and we were very well satisfied. We'll be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and they offerGreat food and they offer an excellent gluten free menu.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance. Enjoyed itGreat ambiance. Enjoyed it would return in the future. Food is okay. The ends of the bread were very hard and not edible and the fritz were hard like potato chips expected them to be softer like french fries. The fish on the fish and chips was very good lightly fried and great presentation but a little too salty. Salmon & Spinach salad was good. Server gave us free dessert which was very nice.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and kid friendly.Really glad we made our reservation w/ Open Table as the folks right ahead of us were told they'd have to wait for 90 minutes (on a sunday nite). Had a wonderful dinner. Kid friendliness was an unexpected plus for us. Great presentation for the little one's dinner. My filet mignon was cooked purrrfecly. Had a glass of Gigondas and it was exquisite. Highly recommend it. Considering coming back for lunch/brunch.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for Bethesda RowWent there for Bethesda Row restaurant week. The food was good, had generous servings, waitstaff was helpful and professional.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBig flavor and portionsI was surprised by the huge portions. We came for restaurant week so had three courses and I was TOO full! The food was amazing so it's hard to complain. Come and split two courses and have your own steak frites. Yum!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService impeccable, RestaurantService impeccable, Restaurant Week offering sumptuous, atmosphere genteel - as always4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did a girls night dinnerWe did a girls night dinner for restaurant week and the waitress was very patient and accomadating and giving us options so we could get exactly what we wanted. Would definitely go back!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the best RestaurantWe had the best Restaurant Week lunch.. everything was fabulous. Soup presentation so beautiful, Crepes fabulous, Dessert A plus
Cannot wait to go again..4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicous. SundayFood was delicous. Sunday brunch inside was busy and loud.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMlove bringing the family herelove bringing the family here for Sunday Brunch. Blueberry french toast a hit with the kids. Great bloody mary bar.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried the seafood crepe.I tried the seafood crepe. I remember it being more tastier when I ate it awhile back. I remember the filling was inside the crepe as oppose to outside.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant....despiteLove this restaurant....despite the noise level...and there were still a lot of kids at 7:30pm4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined with a person whoWe dined with a person who is on a very limited diet. The staff went out of their way to accomodate her needs and made many helpful suggestions.
The food, as always, was excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect night for a celebration!Our waitress was awesome -- very knowledgeable & fun to interact with. We always enjoy this place & went there to celebrate 2 birthdays -- by their choice, so the couple we went with loved it, too. Great food, great atmosphere!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy visiting thisAlways enjoy visiting this charming restaurant with consistently good food and service.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely love this restaurant!I absolutely love this restaurant! I've been going for years and it always seems to get even better. I highly recommend it!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I took my parentsMy husband and I took my parents to this restaurant and it was a thoroughly delightful experience. Our waiter, Tony, was terrific - attentive without hovering too much - and the food was delicious. We particularly liked the onion soup, the scallops appetizer (enough for a small entree), the garlicky escargots, and the chicken and mushrooms crepe. My parents said it was one of the best restaurant experiences they have had recently. It's no wonder my husband and I are regulars there!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM