Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com/
  • Phone: 301-654-1234x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday:
    Lunch 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Friday:
    Lunch 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Saturday
    Brunch 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Sunday
    Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm

    *Plus, we're happy to provide late-night bar service for one-hour after dining has finished.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Fleischauer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our private room is available seven days a week for lunch, dinner and even breakfast meetings. The private room seats 40 guests comfortably and is located off the main dining room through glass paneled French doors, featuring deep mahogany wood, rich leather banquettes, a large wall in which wine is displayed & a mosaic tile floor. The room is audiovisual compatible for program events. Semi-private dining is also available for parties of 10 up to 150 guests. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (301) 654-1234.
  • Entertainment: Join us at for Live Jazz on Tues. evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Thurs. evenings from 7-10 p.m.! Give yourself a much-deserved break and take in music courtesy of the Greg Harrison Trio while enjoying your menu favorites. Whether it’s date night out – or you’re looking to escape your own kitchen – Mon Ami Gabi’s Live Jazz nights are the perfect way to add some pizzazz to the week.
  • Special Events: Appreciating the flavors and aromas of great wines adds a remarkable new element to your dining experience. That's why Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of wine tastings and dinner events where Executive Chef Andrew Fleischauer combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wisconsin
  • Public Transit: Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $7. Parking also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
A word from Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites. At lunch, we offer lighter fare including crepes, quiches and seasonal salads. Come in Saturday and Sunday for our weekend brunch, featuring a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar!
To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart.
Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda reviews from OpenTable diners
422 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (217)great for outdoor dining (212)great for lunch (135)special occasion (129)fit for foodies (127)great for brunch (111)notable wine list (99)good for groups (85)romantic (78)vibrant bar scene (67)hot spot (56)kid-friendly (41)late-night find (26)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great Happy Hour
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Love to frequent this place while visiting Bethesda for work. Was interested in the weekly special but could not resist the happy hour food specials. The escargot was fantastic! I could not resist dipping their bread in the garlic pesto butter...cooked to perfection. Also had the salmon sandwich too. Wow! Everything was great and the service was speedy! Enjoyed happy hour wine for $5.50 a glass. Great bargain and tasty food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuesday night visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Visited for the plat du jour (Duck a l'orange) for 8p rez...restaurant ran out. I ordered the trout amandine and my husband orders the Chicken Grandmere. Both were very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toxdoc
    Toxdoc
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Three for lunch and it was very pleasant and relaxing. Service was very cordial and not rushed and the food was great as far as all were concerned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    oceanmanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I had trout with silvered almonds and wife and friends had rockfish. All were excellent. We forget why we do not go more often....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeping up high standards
    PeterJan
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This must have been our 10 th time to Mon Ami Gabi. Every time the food has been great and the service excellent. We normally combine it with the movies next door, and they have always been quick to seat us and the food comes fast. Last night, my first bite or two of my steak showed it was not as hot as it should have been, so they responded very fast and brought me a new steak, not just the old one warmed up. Their steaks are the best we know-- better than in France!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and wine
    newballk
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As always, we were very impressed with the food quality and vast wine selection. Service, however, was disappointing this time. Our waiter took our order, then we barely saw him again. I've been frequenting this restaurant for a decade and know how good the service can be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's the Pork?
    karenVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We're fans of this restaurant but when we ordered the featured pulled pork sandwich we couldn't believe how lousy it was. Thick bread, with about an inch of greens and two small slivers (1"x1/2")of dried out pork.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    TabletalkerVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always reliable and a beryl pleasant evening. French onion soup served bubbling in a ceramic crock on a chilly evening warms the soul. Hanger steak and frites... What more can I say? Oh yes, a glass of Beaujolois?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The steak sandwich is one of their specialties. It was cooked perfectly. We had the summer tomato salad which had a good variety of tomatoes - a nice treat that's about to go out of season. Service was super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Date Night Restaurant
    SomFilipinoGuy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is a very nice place for a intimate dinner. It has quite delicious food and very small, perfect for intimate occasions. Overall a very good experience! Would recommend the escargot. Save the plate afterwards and use it to dip the bread in!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice bistro dinner
    HLDV
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My dinner was very good but the live music and close in tables makes it impossible to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HopsVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Usually a very good or better overall experience turned out to be just good due to unusually long wait time for our food on a Thursday afternoon for lunch. Also one of our party received their lunch and the two others came out 5-7 minutes late with no explanation. I will chalk this up to a bad timing day in the kitchen. Server was not around when needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Love how this restaurant has a separate gluten free menu as well as gluten free bread with olives to those who request it.. Food is good, frites are really good.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No record of reservation
    MillsVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I love Mon Ami Gabi and lunch there frequently before the movies at Bethesda Landmark. When I arrive this time, I was rather snottily informed by the young lady at the desk that I had no reservation. As it was 11:45 am this wasn't a problem but I then showed the reservation confirmation on my i-phone to her, but she didn't seem to care. The food was great as usual. When I presented my birthday gift card for $15 to the server with a $10 bill, she said, "Well, it's only $.85!" To which I replied, "Well that's all I have, so presumably you don't want a tip?" I got change for the ten. Otherwise MAG was great as usual. Kudos to Lettuce Entertainment for maintaining the quality of this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday after movies
    drinksandotherlibations
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food great, service was at best deaf. How many times does one need to ask for a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Okay
    memeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were slightly disappointed this visit. Mussels were small and lacked much flavor and fries were too thin, almost shredded. Wife's hangar steak was decent, nothing special. Service was great, as usual, and restaurant had a nice buzz. We have dined here many times, but not recently, but got the sense the restaurant is operating on autopilot. Menu needs tweaking, perhaps a couple more seafood choices, and more attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Really enjoyed the lemonade at brunch. The beef wellington that was recommended tasted great too! Excellent service as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    ColleenVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi is our favorite place in Bethesda for brunch. The eggs benedict and bloody mary drink are perfect for any weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, but watch the noise
    BrooklynGirl26
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I love the restaurant but cannot go as often as I would like due to the fact that it is hard to have a conversation. The acoustics and music make it difficult. I avoid the live music nights as much as possible. The menu, food and service are great so that makes it more disappointing. Go if this is not an issue for you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    BigAlVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Polished servers and all the basics of a good French bistro. No surprises
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fine Lunch Experience.
    melvinius
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our party of four were seated in a very quiet part of the restaurant, much appreciated due to the hearing difficulty of one of us. Service was very attentive without being obnoxious, waiter knew his business and took care of us most efficiently in a friendly manner. My own choices of the tomato soup and seafood crepes could not have been better; I have been a fan of the crepes for quite a while now. The other choices, consisting of steak sandwich, croque monsieur and a super cheeseburger received very positive comments. Everyone felt that it was a most pleasant lunch experience, well worth repeating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It's quite nice, good quality food & service...the food was nothing special to write a review about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic bistro done right
    Phil
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi doesn't try to be everything for everybody. It has a fairly compact menu, but still manages to keep enough variety that there's something for everybody. The wine list is extensive. That's refreshing. Service was terrific and so was the food. Unfortunately, something must have gone astray in the kitchen, as one plate was several minutes late arriving at the table. They made amends with a free desert and otherwise tried to bend over backwards to satisfy both the diner and the table. I'm ready to return for another great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mon ami GABi
    Cestlavi4VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant is fantastic for brunch or dinner. It is american cuisine with a French accent! It has great variety with excellent specialties. The service is impeccable with the general manager always at your call. I unequivocally recommend this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful apres dining in september
    Hardtoimpress
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Its always feels like a vacation day when you happen upon a great movie and Landmark and eat outdoors at Mon Ami in late September...Out waitress, Rebecca was outstanding...Ordered a relatively expensive Bordeaux and she suggested the house which was a better vintage and lower price...good thing because we had two bottles...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    wendysue26VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always, the night was so special. We did not feel rushed, we had a wonderful waiter, and the food was excellent. This is a go to place for us and we always enjoy it. I feel like I'm in a little corner in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Kodemeister7
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. We have dined there many times and have never had a bad meal or a bad service. The steaks are prepared correctly and on those rare occasions when they are not the folks make it right without any hesitation. Well worth the trip in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Failing
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant was a favorite right next to the movies but the food is going down--always the fries are cold, salad swimming in dressing, and very bready crab crakes. Sorry to see it head steadily down. good drinks, excellent service save it from disaster
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveEatingOut
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent dinner! Would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    tonyindc
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is always good, the ambiance great, and the staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good holiday dinner
    NoVaDaveVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi is one of the few restaurants that offers a special Jewish holiday menu. Six of us went and it was good enough to make us never want to cook at home for the holiday again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Choice
    lov2dine
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Whenever I go to Mon Ami I remember how good the food and atmosphere are there. The service is friendly and the wine list good including letting you sample as many as you would like until you find on special. Make sure you leave room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service; Food Not So Much
    Shabot
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I've had some great meals here, but this time around the food was not up to par. I ordered their Duck a l'Orange and although the potatoes au gratin were fantastic, the duck itself was, unfortunately, quite dry. On the bright side, the service was quite outstanding, with servers quite attentive - with the one exception that no one ever came around to ask how the entrees were.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Luncheon
    cparkVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The soup of the day was potato leek. It was not very flavorful but was fixed with a dose of salt. All three of us in my group had the steak and I was disappointed in it. Very thin and fatty. We did share the brie which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the salmon with spinach salad
    paokansasVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food can be counted on, at least, mine was - this time and other times. The salmon salad was delicious but my friend's quiche was cold and looked dry, which was a surprise. I asked for a separate glass of ice and the servers were good at refilling it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Mon Ami
    FunwithfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been many times and it is consistently a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birth-month
    bigeasye
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had had a birthday and birthday dinner a week later, but my daughter was in from New York, so we did it again. She also loves the restaurant and we all ordered our usuals - escargot, steak classique (for me), a Manhattan, Bordeaux Superieur, and profiterolles. Service was excellent and he chose a great wine for me. We like to go there for special occasions even though the atmosphere is comfortable and prices reasonable. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    kdm127
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I, along with another couple, dined here for our anniversary. We had reservations and got seated immediately. The atmosphere was lively but not overwhelming. Service was efficient, friendly and the waiter gave us helpful suggestions. The guys had the onion soup which was delicious and we each had a differently prepared steak for our main course, all cooked to order. My friend and I asked to exchange the frites for mashed potatoes and that was no problem. For dessert we shared the creme brulee which was delicious. Only minor complaint was the paper which covered the white tablecloth--don't love that. Everyone was happy with their meal and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels
    AmyfromOakton
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were greatly surprised that the mussels were not debearded when served. Patio dining was lovely. Yummy bread!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sign up for Text Alerts!
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We signed up for text alerts and received a free shrimp cocktail today! What a great treat. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate