Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
Great experienceUnlike the last time, this time the service was impeccable. Tep was the waiter and Alex was the busboy. They were both outstanding. Dinner was superb. Their Escargots de Bourgogne are out of this world!! Their dining AlFresco is so delightful; you just have to get there a little earlier than your reservation and request to dine outside; it's on a first come basis. Last night, the weather was great so the combination of great weather, food, and service made the night. Well done, you are truly Mon Ami!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience!-- TheExcellent experience!-- The service was fantastic, the food excellent, and the ambience fun and energetic!!-- It is our "go to" restaurant!! Celebrated a friend's upcoming nuptials, and we were greeted with champagne!!- My favorite restaurant in Northern Va/DC area!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOpen Table reviewedI loved the restaurant but was disappointed with some apparent breakdown in communication between Mon ami Gabi and Open Table; in the reservation area of Open Table there is a box for additional requests.
I noted here that two members of our party were celebrating birthdays and asked if they could bring out our desserts with one candle in each - this request never got noted and nothing was done.
I think I will just make my reservations by phone the next time and forget about using this APP
AB6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal!First, it was only quiet because we sat outside. We spent some time at the bar waiting for an outside table and inside was definitely loud. The food was exceptional and the service outstanding! I love going to Mon Ami Gabi and can't wait to go again!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal and outstandingWe had a great meal and outstanding service. Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious French BistroThis was our 2nd visit -- the typical French Bistro food was excellent: Steak & Frites and the evening's special Filet of Sole -- appetizers, bread, even desserts... all quite delicious. Highly recommend for the food! We were seated at a very romantic corner table (#51) so ambiance was excellent as well.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHappiIt was our first time to the Reston location. We invited another couple for brunch. All of us had god experience, except for the noise level and the proximity of tables.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectionAbsolutely outstanding. Had all courses, all were superb. Recommend highly the Sunday Beef Wellington offering. Don't hesitate to dine here, you will not be disappointed. Staff was excellent.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHusband did not like crispyHusband did not like crispy fries. Thought steak was too small.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, very tasty, goodGood food, very tasty, good service starting from the hostess to waitress. The ambience is always very nice and being outdoor was very pleasant at quiet at this time of the year.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a relaxing, quiet lunch.We had a relaxing, quiet lunch. The salad portion was perfect for lunch.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice AlternativeVery nice french in Reston Town Center. Service was excellent, food was great and it was all moderately priced.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat French CrepesYour crepes were as good we had while living in Paris! Maybe just a bit better!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food,great service,great fun!We went for a belated Mothers Day celebration. All had the classic steak frites and really enjoyed it. The desserts were fabulous too. All in all, it was a great family outing and we plan to do it again.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steaks everI absolutely love the steak bordelaise and my wife loved her caramelized sea scallops. What a great restaurant. .5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccible ServiceI made a reservation for seven and somehow lucked into a private room behind the bar. It was the perfect setting for our group and the waiter could not have been better. As always the food was incredible.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a great eveningAs always a great evening with wonderful food and service. Thankful to have this so close to where we live.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAdded to our favorites listWith our reservation, we got our table immediately even though it was a busy Saturday evening. We started with the Baked Goat Cheese which we all (4) loved and were fighting over the last of it. We ordered 3 different steaks and the Macaroni Gratin and we all enjoyed what we ordered. The Steak Bordelaise was delicious--so thin and cooked perfectly at medium rare (dark pink). The Chocolate Tart and Profiteroles are both delicious for dessert. We shared but wished we each had our own. Our server was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit pricey, but worth it.A bit pricey, but worth it. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice French RestaurantI've been wanting to dine at this restaurant for years. They have a location in Bethesda as well. The place was packed on a rainy Saturday in May around 12:15pm. Be sure to make reservations, as people who hadn't were waiting for a while. We had the seafood crepe and soup de jour. Not Paris, but not bad for an American-French restaurant. The food was good, but the service was fab! Will go back without hesitation.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt 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 AMMon Ami Gabi is a little tasteMon Ami Gabi is a little taste and spirit of Paris. It is our favorite "go to" for both lunch and dinner. Ambiance is incredible - you'd feel comfortable in jeans & leather jacket or black tie.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about theLoved everything about the restaurant except the noise level. The place was packed, even on a weeknight, and the noise level was borderline excessive, making conversation difficult. Otherwise food & wine were excellent.5/14/2013 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 AMOur visit was at the invitationOur visit was at the invitation of the manager and we are pleased to report that Mon Ami Gabi is back to its old high standard. We had a pleasant and lively evening with good service and tasty food.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 food. Annoying waiterFood was excellent and we will return for it. The waiter though, I would request to be reseated if in his section again. I knew it was down hill when he immediately explained what soup du jour meant. Really? Du juor is a borrowed word from French and is used in English all the time. Next he couldn't give us a chance to actually read the wine list before asking us 4 times what we wanted to drink in a 2 minute time frame. So annoying. It is a decent list and we were debating between a few and considering dinner options for pairings... As we wanted to order a bottle that would go well with our dinner. He was also overly attentive and kept returning to bother us.5/7/2013 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 AMBirthday DinnerMon Ami Gabi is always on the list when we're on for a French Bistro experience. The food is good, the service excellent but I wouldn't call the place intimate. And it's hard surfaces make it noisy. It has a nice outdoor area available on a first come, first serve basis. And you aren't rushed provided you let them know as they're attuned to the rush of life in Northern Virginia.5/1/2013 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 AMOk, but too many kids.The service is outstanding. The food is ok for the price. But, it's too loud there. Too many kids screaming. It has lost the cache it once had. Overall ok, but for ok you can get a less expensive experience...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 AM