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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com
  • Phone: (301) 654-1234
  • Hours of Operation: WEEKEND BRUNCH:
    Saturday 11:30am-4:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

    LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm
    Saturday 11:30am-4:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

    DINNER:
    Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm-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: French, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I joined another couple for a weeknight dinner at Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda. We sat outside at a sidewalk table which was busy but not too crowded. The food and drinks were good, as was the service. It is one of my regular places in Bethesda."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We really liked our server Ben--he was charming, fun and courteous. Ben's interruptions to our table were timely and done carefully, I noticed. However, I didn't like that after making reservations for two and specifying it was a birthday celebration, we were given a table right in front of the bussing/service table where plates and left-over food were being cleared and a lot of noise made--even water fell to the ground and we were asked to lift our feet. Ben really saved the night. The food was nice but not extraordinary."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "One waiter per room at lunch time not paying attention and completely overwhelmed, to a point of looking angry at us"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "White the French Onion Soup was tasty, the seafood crepe was dry and rather tasteless. For some reason they put the seafood on top of the crepe instead of in it and it was cold, rubbery and was missing seasoning. The pancake (crepe) beneath the topping was just folded in quarters and had a cream sauce splattered around it. With the sauce being sparse, the salad garnish overpowered the dish with it's bitterness."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Brought 2 friends here that have never been.......this is our go to spot and it's always enjoyable. The salmon tartare was wonderful and the steaks - perfect. Only complaint I have is the waiter at the next table. LOVES to talk to the customer which is wonderful, if I was eating by myself, I'd probably enjoy the chat - but he's loud and frankly I don't want to hear about his classes or his travels....I want to have a conversation w/my guests."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "A very enjoyable luncheon experience for both me and my spouse."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Booked Mon Ami Gabi for a Sunday brunch with visiting family. Atmosphere, kids menu and food were great! We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Always enjoy Mon Ami. Been there with entire family, on "date night," and with other couples. Food, drinks, and service are always solid."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Bread was good. Water offered was warm Service very slow Salmon special over cooked Been here many times and was not up to usual standards of the past experience"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was fine until the server started to take away my plate - without asking - when I had clearly not finished my meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I love the onion soup at Mon Ami Gabi and although not listed on the menu, they will make you a half portion. It is perfect for lunch with a small salad or shrimp cocktail. The service is always great. A nice place for dinner -- and a great place for lunch."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Poor meats. We both had salad and steak. Disappointed with both of them. Too much dressing and the meat had no flavor--none! The only thing worth the $140+ dinner was the wine and pate. Frites were cold and the only accompaniment. Sides were extra. Service timely and responsive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining for lunch on a beautiful weekday afternoon. Service was prompt but not overwhelming and the steak sandwich was unique the way it was cut, cooked perfectly and very tasty. A must visit!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Delicious! A good start while waiting for your food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Best French restaurant I've ever been to. Highly recommend for date nights, group occasions, birthdays, or gatherings. Fantastic menu."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I was greeted by almost every employee including the manager, the food and service were both very good. My companion has dietary restrictions, and they were very good about it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi remains one of our favorite spots despite the so-so brunch dishes we had this last visit. Poached eggs were overcooked but favors were still very good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Good service and good food.. Normal price. A very enjoyable evening to celebrate my birthday."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had been several times for lunch, but never dinner. Took my husband and was disappointed. First, we had reservations and still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Second, we waited in the bar area for our table and encountered the RUDEST bartender on earth. He was truly a dickque (that's French). He asked us if we wanted to see a drink menu and my husband said "no thank you, we are just waiting for our table." His response was to shout "WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE A DRINK MENU?" As though my husband were feeble-minded. Really obnoxious. The food was okay. It is better at lunch. The warm Brie was good. I got the Hangar steak. It was uninspired. The frites were good. Waiter was nice. Made a decent recommendation on wine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " We are regulars at MAG and where very shocked at the cuisine. We had a country pate' at the bar and it was fishy . the two steaks my wife and daughter order was not cooked correctly and was served luke warm.- it will be a while before we go back. It used to be our go to restuarant and it will be no longer"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service is always great and food very pleasant. Nearest thing to France you can get. They even serve Ricard the correct way."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We've been to Mon Ami Gabi many times. It's always good and enjoyable!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We wanted to sit outside, but there were no tables available. They found us a nice table in the back room near the window. The steaks were very good; the salmon just ok; the regular salad was very good. The "frites" were outstanding! The special dessert was very good. Service was excellent. I will return, and hopefully sit outside if the weather is nice."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When Mon Ami Gabi first opened, its food and presentation were fresh and appealing. Not so today. It may have been a crowded evening, but our dinner took very long to arrive. The salad was tired and appeared dumped on the plate. The steak frites was tough and bore no resemblance to medium rare ordered. The herbed butter had melted into large, unattractive pools atop the meat . The fries were lukewarm. Others had better luck with the filet mignon, which was cooked to order. The baguette, served shortly after we were seated, was great, as was the creme brulee. Mon Ami Gabi will always be popular. But the kitchen has lost its way, and is mass producing without caring. Mon Ami Gabi really needs to clean up its culinary act ."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had lunch on July 4th prior to going to movie at Bethesda Row - very convenient. Both of us had the steak sandwich, a salad and frites. The sandwiches were excellent - steak cooked perfectly. Our server and the other staff met our needs along with adjustments we required in a timely and friendly manner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This wonderful--and truly authentic--French bistro is adjacent to the Landmark Theater, which makes it a natural destination for those who love foreign films. Unfortunately, it tends to get very crowded on weekend evenings. However, lunch and mid-week evenings are fine, and a wonderful opportunity to savor the lighter side of French cooking. The fish dishes are especially good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I like the atmosphere and the food is good. I feel like I am in Europe / France when I go there."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We love Mon Ami Gabi, and no matter what we choose, we know the food will be Delicious! The French onion soup is consistently great, as good as you'll find in Paris! Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The scallops main course were little blend The fries were little still Dessert were awesome"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Seafood platter was excellent ! Diverse, pungent, refreshing. Onion soup was watery, needs more chopped onions. Opentable booked me incorrect twice, had to call Mon Ami Gabi and fix it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Treated a friend for her 50th birthday at Mon Ami Gabi on a busy summer Saturday. Valet parking was a plus and a reasonable price. Grilled Cobia was the fresh catch of the day. Delicious! Service was excellent as always. It was my friend's first time dining at Mon Ami Gabi and she was very impressed. We requested and were seated outside. The siedwalk was busy but this provided the backdrop for people watching. We were too full for dessert so we'll so we will have to return ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a great brunch at Mon Ami Gabi. The only downside, which is not their fault, is the construction happening in what was once the open parking lot in Bethesda. That put a damper on the ambiance, but I knew that going in."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was inattentive, we waited a half hour after being seated for him to take our drink order, his voice was at 'shout' level, and his attitude was flip and defensive when we asked about delays in bringing drinks. We were celebrating a birthday and asked before dinner to have a cupcake-and-candle dessert surprise after dinner, but he forgot, and it never appeared."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Mon Ami is a favorite neighborhood place, especially if you are going to take in a movie at Bethesda Row. Very friendly atmosphere and great service. The outdoor seating on the side is especially nice. the food is quite good; not gourmet, but better than average. The onion soup is outstanding. I would stay away from the steaks and stick with the fish or the special of the day."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Service was outstanding and food always good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food is consistenly good. Great for after movie choice."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Seated outside, on the side, away from the street was excellent. Both the roasted chicken and mussels entrees were yummy. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service is perfect; not too intrusive, friendly and attentive. Food was great and price was more than reasonable. The desert and coffee are top notch too. I cannot recommend this place enough."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "French food at its finest. Excellent Steaks and Fish. Service is great. Pass on the desserts!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a really nice option when you want something nice and not too loud. As a bonus, the lunch menu is very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Server Reuben was professional and attentive. He was outstanding and set tone for meal.Reuben poured a taste of wine we could compare 2 different wines by the glass since I wanted a white . Then friend came and she tried a red. early dinner before 7 pm movie next door for friend's bday. Shared cold shellfish platter "for 2 or more." Just right for 2 of us. Bread pudding bday treat w candle was perfect end and very tasty. This is a chain but I was v impressed this time-- due to early hour v quiet. Then fantastic live jazzy band in bar area every Tues night was fabulous and not too loud in dining area. Valet parking really helps in busy Bethesda!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014