Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
In 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMFirst our server was excellent.First our server was excellent. She was attentive, friendly and knew her profession. Plus when we told her our table was wobbly, she produced a wedge from her pocket and immediately fixed the problem. The food was very good. Delivered in a timely manner and hot. The wine by the glass was fresh.
On the negative side, The Maitre'D was lacking experience. We asked for a special table (knowing you don't always get what you ask for) but were shown to different table then what we asked. If she had mentioned this we may have asked 'How long until....'. We took the table but by the end of meal our table was stacked with china and stemware (small tables for two when you have a bottle of wine along with all the other items).4/13/2013 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 AMNo better place for Easter BrunchMy husband and I and our two adult daughters (one in from St. Louis for the weekend) had a wonderful Easter brunch. We ended up being there for almost 3 hours but felt no pressure to leave. Our wait person, Jillian, was FANTASTIC.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was very busy because itIt was very busy because it was Easter Sunday. Service was a little slower than usual. Food was delicious and some very nice specials. Its a little pricey.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Wonderful Service,As always, Wonderful Service, Wonderful Food, Wonderful desserts, Wonderful night!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwe went for lunch for thewe went for lunch for the first time and loved the look of the restaurant. Our waiter was great. My husbands meal was fabulous. What I ordered they were running out of but the waiter assured me I would get it. When it came they had substituted duck for the beef in the dish. Waiter took it back and I quickly ordered something else so had to sit and watch my husband eat. Manager came with the new item and apologized which we appreciated. Did not care for the new dish but let it be. They gave us free desserts which we enjoyed. I was alittle disappointed in the meal, but know things happen. Just thought it was early in the day 1pm to run out of the beef.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccableThe service was impeccable and the food delicious.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMatzah timeVery nice...they even had matzah upon request at Passover. Excellent Bloody Mary!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of seven andWe had a party of seven and everyone enjoyed the experience. I had made a couple of special requests due to my elderly parents, which they accommodated without any problem. The steaks were great, perfectly cooked and the fish eaters seemed quite happy as well.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a reservation for meI made a reservation for me and my daughter. We were immediately seated at the best table, then we had the best server, and then we enjoyed the best food and conversation. Always a restaurant we visit when I come to town.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJames our server was amazingJames our server was amazing - very knowledgeable & polite - the food was very good - I had the Crepes which were delicious - large portion.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful. WouldAbsolutely wonderful. Would highly recommend, especially to steak-lovers! The french onion soup and steak frites are perfectly done!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has been about four orIt has been about four or five years since I last ate ate Mon Ami Gabi. The food was still good. I would have gone a little lighter on the butter and sugar with sauces, though. Still worth visiting.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints! It doesNever disappoints! It does seem to get louder, however.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMQuick and friendly service,Quick and friendly service, excellent food, and a complimentary profitrole with candle for my wife's birthday...bar is somewhat noisy and it was live jazz night (pleasant, but raises the noise level so it's a tradeoff). In and out in an hour...just right!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-Movie Lunch!Not only did we get the table I asked for, but they made us the old version of the Chopped Salad, which has been replaced by one we don't like as much. All in all, a very satisfying lunch. This is the ideal place to go before a movie at Landmark Bethesda.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome every timeGreat food and great service as always. Can't go wrong with Mon Ami.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSpot-on ServiceThe food was very enjoyable and the service was top-notch. The profiteroles we had for dessert were yummy. This is more of a bistro type place than a gourmet eatery, but it can be a great place to eat if you know what to order. Try the grilled salmon salad, for example.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, had a lovely dinner.As always, had a lovely dinner. Best steaks around.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWill return again.Our food was delicious and the portions were generous. The service was outstanding. I look forward to returning to this restaurant again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMunassuming bistro type of placegourmets will find food less than stellar, but it is very good for the price -- if you like onion soup, oysters of various types and country pate, this is the place to go in the area -- ambiance and decor is pleasing: somewhat like a Paris bistro, but without the cigarette smoke -- service is attentive and friendly -- wine list is not extensive, but it touches all bases -- house pinot noir is a good vin ordinaire -- jazz combo on several evenings -- a good place to go for lunch or a relaxed dinner -- bar area is popular, but it is not noisy3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding...Outstanding management, service and wait staff. You can't select a better place for a long business lunch meeting in Bethesda. It's almost like being in France, where they expect you to sit and stay all day! Top drawer service and attention to detail rivals many restaurants in the area who think they are the best.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM