Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
It was great and the staffIt was great and the staff encourages you to savor the drink, food and atmosphere. I loved that I was not hurried through the meal.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable First ExperienceOur wait staff who served our table made a great first impression. Very attentive and pleasant. The timing was perfect during our dining experience from receiving the menu, to placing our order and receiving the food. Our foursome shared a cheese board appetizer with warm fresh bread. I had the salmon salad and the the fish was grilled perfectly. Next time we will try their outdoor seating area.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day lunchThis is the fourth time we come to this restaurant and we love their steak and frites. The only complain is that even with a reservation, we had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table to be available. Otherwise, the food was great, as always.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good foodI like Mon Ami Gabi very much. The food and service was great. My only complaint is that we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. Management did not even say they were sorry.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSure to please.We frequent Mon Ami Gabi often and are never disappointed. We have had Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner here and will continue to give them our business as the food is fresh and the service excellent. The ambiance is really versatile, meaning my wife and I can have a romantic dinner here and we can bring the kids and have a nice family meal as well. This has also become our Mother's Day brunch spot for 3 years running. Can't say enough!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMore restaurant than French bistroThis is a great hot spot in Reston, but unless you thrive on noise and a crowded restaurant/bar scene, be sure to eat outside on the patio where it's quieter since this is a large place. Our waiter was solicitous and excellent with advice--which really made the experience a special occasion for 3 of us. He spent a lot of time explaining things and brought several wines to taste before we settled on individual glasses instead of a bottle. The menu emphasizes the French-style bistro steak frites with various sauces. They're good, but if you like your steak rare, then this isn't for you. The rib eye only comes in 22 oz so 2 of us split it, which was great. But I still vote for Ruth's Chris Steak House for the best rib eye around.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Souffle, Great ServiceWe dined on a very busy Saturday night. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Food was very good. We both had steak and frites, and they were done perfectly. The souffle was wonderful. Next time I am not sharing!
Service was attentive but not overbearing.
We liked that it is open relatively late (for suburb dining) and there were still enough diners late in the night, so you don't feel like the staff is just staring at you waiting for you to be done so they can be on their way like in other suburban restaurants.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a good timeTerrific service as usual w/our Honduran server, dover sole fantastic5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood MealVery nice restaurant, I enjoyed the filet medallions wrapped in bacon and they were cooked a perfect medium rare; my wife had the fish of the day which, I believe, was branzino served over vegetables - she thought it was also very good. The spinach and ratatouille as sides were both good as well. Overall a very nice meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodI heard a lot about this place before going. I also heard that it was expensive. The prices turned out to be average for the area. I had high expectations about the food and it turned out to be just average french food. I've been to significantly better french restaurants in DC. If you're in the area, then check this place out, otherwise skip it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a RestaurantThis is an excellent restaurant for special occasions. The service is excellent and the food is always delicious. I've mainly reserved dining opportunities here for special occasions; however, the outdoor dining options and casual bistro that is also associated with the more formal dining option make this an option for more casual occasions. Reservations are recommended as this place can get crowded quickly. Arrive early for your reservation and enjoy a cocktail at the marble topped bar.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMScrumptious scallops and delicious,Scrumptious scallops and delicious, buttery Dover sole. Lively place4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food !I had a business luncheon here, they put us in a corner which worked out perfectly and the food and service was excellent!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal and best serviceWonderful meal and best service ever received at a restaurant. The only negative was the noise level. Was hard to carry on a conversation.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and excellentDelicious food and excellent serviceIt is one of my favorite restaurant at Reston town center4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place for lunch...myA wonderful place for lunch...my table was waiting and ready. I was pleased that they hired the host from the now closed Daily Grill, is a sparkling addition to the place.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebration was aBirthday celebration was a lot of fun. The noise made it difficult to have a conversation, but the food and service were fantastic. Thanks to our waiter, Adam, for making it a special birthday celebration.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, but menuFood was very good, but menu seemed limited re: French offerings. Kyle, our server, did a great job. However, the Host for the restaurant was exception.
It was our first time at this restaurant. We were a party of 4 plus a toddler, and were ushered to a secluded room (probably used for meetings or small parties. We had ambivalent feelings about that as we were not able to enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOn this particular night thereOn this particular night there were several large parties (10-12 people) around us; mostly women. Their celebrations made our environment noisier than usual. Still, all-in-all, a nice dining-out experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on Saturday night andWent on Saturday night and the service was excellent, as was the food. I didn't mind sitting so close to the next table that we ended up having a lively discussion about the food that had just been placed in front of me when they sat down, but I did not like that I barely had any space to get up from the table at the end of my meal without disturbing my neighbors.
If you're looking for dessert after your delicious steak frites, try the bread pudding!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the ladies...the floorFor the ladies...the floor is very slippery. Walk slow or don't wear heels! While everything from the food to the service was excellent, the floor is the only thing I noticed negatively.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Mon Ami Gabi, deliciousLove Mon Ami Gabi, delicious good, great cocktails and a calming ambiance -- great for any celebration or a quick dinner with your loved one!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen in the mood for classicWhen in the mood for classic French technique, this is the place. Best Onion Soup Au Gratin you'll ever eat. Fantastic Steak. Clean, simple, classic recipes.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great choice!We always come here when we want food that is European, sophisticated, and quality. Wine menu is terrific, as is the bar. Reasonable prices and consistently great service. Two of us each shared two main courses -- sea scallops and steak/frites (beurre maitre d'hotel is the classic French style). The kitchen prepared each course separately and brought us nice portions. Never figured out why their fries are cut so small and curly, as this wouldn't be something you'd find in France. However, this anomaly is probably Mon Ami's attempt to be a bit distinctive -- and their food definitely is. Highly recommend!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for gluten free dining.Great for gluten free dining. We had an outstanding meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice venue for a special evening.This was my first visit to Mon Ami Gabi; my boyfriend had been there once several years prior. Our meals were excellently prepared and wonderful to the taste buds. Superb service without being rushed. The atmosphere was just right for a quiet dinner for two without being stuffy. Both of us were very delighted with the entire evening!
-- Julia4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone is like family hereEveryone is like family here and gets to know the real you!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the third time myThis was the third time my girlfriend and I have gone here for dinner in the past month. We had requested a booth on open table and were happy that the request was fulfilled. We were fortunate enough to have our first-time visit waiter, Miquel N, as our waiter again this time. And always he was excellent! We also met with the manager, Alex, who greeted us and made us feel 'at-home'. He also was able to turn down the spotlight, as it was shining brightly on my girlfriend.
The food, as always, was excellent. What really sells us about the place is the courteous staff; you're treated as a person and just another bill.
PS - thanks to Alex for the dessert!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent findWe really enjoyed our dinner. The service was great too. On the noisy side because it's popular.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Dover Sole and SalmonWe had Dover Sole and Salmon with Leeks! Love this place for a special treat or occasion!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBaguette, steak bordelaise,Baguette, steak bordelaise, whipped cauliflower and desserts were fabulous. Service was sketchy at times, it took 10+ minutes for the waiter to return to the table after dropping the check.
VERY LOUD.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was all great very crowdedIt was all great very crowded for Easter but to be expected3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a WONDERFUL EasterWe had a WONDERFUL Easter brunch at Mon Ami. The food was delicious and my son devoured every bit of it. They even gave him an Easter basket filled with candy. We would return in a heartbeat!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis specific location hasThis specific location has the best service I've ever experienced at any restaurant. They go completely out of their way to cater to what you ask for and what you need/like (within reason of course).
The staff across the board is extremely polite and inviting. The food is fantastic. My wife and I can't say enough by way of praise regarding Mon Ami Gabi.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice job on all fronts. ExcellentNice job on all fronts. Excellent sauces including a classic bearnaise and peppercorn sauce3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family enjoys MAG and weMy family enjoys MAG and we plan to continue keeping it on our top level of dining choices. Noteable with this last visit was that my 9 year old daughter was having a difficult night. Our waiter, Matt, went out of his way with service, discussion, and overall good manner to turn things to the better. We have always been treated well at MAG, but Matt really stood out this night.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely fantastic night.absolutely fantastic night. Steve was a great waiter as usual - we've had him before. we took friends and this was their first time - absolutely loved it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal. Adam,We had a great meal. Adam, our waiter, was wonderful: attentive, informative and just a "nice young man". The food was very good: mussels were fabulous, oysters very tasty and the soup du jour (spring peas with tarragon) was excellent; service was spot on and we truly enjoyed ourselved. The only negative was the room was very cold. Apparently, there were dueling air conditioner adjusters. Adam would make the change for us when we advised him we were cold and another group was asking the same of their waiter when they got hot. Other than that, a great night. We have not been their before but we will be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMon Ami Gabi has the bestMon Ami Gabi has the best hamburgers around. That's what I always have, and I'm never disappointed!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steak frites! IExcellent steak frites! I ordered the version with caramelized onions and red wine sauce. Also loved the grape cocktail. We will return again to try the brunch and appetizers.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLess forgetful waiter whoLess forgetful waiter who listens to how you want your food cooked instead of suggesting how they would like it would be a plus.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust such a lovely place...Just such a lovely place... I am reminded a little of being in Europe. I especially like the paper tablecloth; great for "conversation-writing", complicated mathematical problems,a simple business deal or, drawing hearts and arrows...3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good place to eat.A very good place to eat. The food is wonderful, the service is attentive.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food.The service and food was excellent. The steaks and specials are great. The side dishes are good comfort food. We also enjoyed the soufle. The wine list is extensive.
The seating policy needs to be looked at because they seat people too close together, even when they are empty. Because groups go here to celebrate, the noise level is unpleasant. I asked several times to have a door partially clsed so that I could talk with my guests. I was told is was against policy to partially close the divider doors. They why did they put a noisy group next to us. Common sense, please.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was superb!The food and service was superb! We got there early and hung out at the bar, where we were able to try out a few wines before deciding the right one for us. Dinner was excellent as was the service. Miquel, our waiter, was great. We weren't rushed and were able to take our time enjoying ourselves and the ambiance. The steak fritas was amazing. My girlfriend who doesn't normally eat meat had it; that's how good it was! Definitely coming back and we highly recommend trying it out!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSince moving closer to theSince moving closer to the Reston area (from McLean), we have discovered Mon Ami Gabi, and it's been a pleasant surprise. In the Tysons area and Lettuce Entertain You network, our go-to place used to be Wildfire (which we still frequent but not as often). One of our new neighborhood go-to place is Mon Ami Gabi. The steak au poivre and caesar salad ... and of course, the pommes frites (potato fries), never disappoint. In time, we will sample most of the menu but for now, enjoying the foods we know we like. Can be busy and bustling; service is not always consistent (e.g., sometimes offered ground pepper, sometimes not) but still good. Highly recommend.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was very good,Our experience was very good, from the minute we arrived to when we left everyone was attentive and friendly, helpful with selections of wine and food...Wonderful!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FrenchI have been to Mon Ami Gabi for both lunch and dinner at the Paris resort in Las Vegas. This was my first visit to Mon Ami Gabi located in the Reston Town Center (RTC). Keep in mind French and continental are my favorite cuisines.
Three members of our group were at the bar when we arrived for our dinner reservation at 7:30pm. I noticed the coat racks located near the bar and dinning area.
My party of 6 were seated immediately at a very nice round corner table over looking the dining area.
When we ordered our cocktails the waiter informed us that all wine was half price on Sunday so I ordered a bottle of Tainttinger La Francais champagne to celebrate. It was $81 on sale for $40.50.
Most of us ordered the steak frites, cooked rar2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice experienceHad a very nice experience at Mon Ami Gabi. Started off in bar with escargot and drinks during happy hour then moved into restaurant. We enjoyed the salmon special and scallops entrees. Overall food was prepared well and service was outstanding.1/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and tender beefDelicious and tender beef short ribs, fresh green salad, and scrumptious banana foster big enough for two. Lively and trendy place (that's not stuffy). Professional and pleasant service. Located right in the Reston Town Center, within walking distance to our hotel.
Will definitely go back the next time we're in Reston.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM