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Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monamigabi.com
  • Phone: (703) 707-0233
  • Hours of Operation: WEEKEND BRUNCH:
    Sat 11:30am-3:45pm
    Sun 10:30am-3:45pm

    Mon - Fri 11:30am-4:00pm

    Mon - Thurs 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Fri - Sat 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 3:00pm-9:00pm

    *Bar remains open for beverages one hour after restaurant closes*
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Martin Ticar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mon Ami Gabi's airy interior sets a fresh, cosy atmosphere. This casual bistro is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months.
    We're pleased to accommodate parties up to 200 guests in four private rooms and dining areas. The room is audio visual compatible for program events. Mon Ami Gabi also offer off-premise catering form 10-100 people, as well as platters and trays available for pick-up or delivery. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call our Catering Manager Kimberly at (703) 707-0233.
  • 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 Martin Ticar 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: Library Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Garage and street parking is offered in the Town Center.
A word from Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "A very attractive place for outside dining and the wait staff are excellent!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Used to go there frequently. The last 2 times the food was awful and the service worse. This last time, had a 12:30 reservation. Got there, got seated (had to ask for the third time for a gluten free menu). Finally got it. Ordered a hamburger and fries at 12:45. Finally got served at 1:30. Burger was cold, gluten free bread was burnt. Server didn't seem to care. Had to ask 3 times for ketchup. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Overall it was an enjoyable experience, the steak was very salty."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our "go to" place to bring guests we want to impress. Our waiter Tim, is exceptional in every way, and quite honestly, is the reason we drive an hour to dine with Mon Ami Gabi Reston. The steaks are amazing (especially the bacon wrapped filet on Saturday's). We also love the shrimp cocktail to start and the soufflés to end. Make sure you order one, even if you have had them other places, this one will be better, I promise."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious! Food and service were good as always! One of my favorite places to bring clients for lunch."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "While the service was excellent and the bread and caesar salad were superb, the steak frites was lacking. Only luke warm, drenched in a glaze that only sat on a interchangeable steak (one steak for different glazes), it left the diner wondering why each different steak frite couldn't be marinated in it's glaze to make each choice unique. Maybe other things on the menu are better, but the frites are done much better elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food is consistently good at mon ami gabbi. Wait staff is attentive and good at recommendations."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent option for gluten free dining. Many choices and good sized portions."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I came for our anniversary and the food was awesome as always! We started off with the mussels and the broth was very tasty that we wanted to slurp it out of the bowl. I had the Chicken Grandmere (huge plate of food) and my husband had the Poisson du jour. :-) Didn't have any dessert since we had our preordered anniversary cake waiting at home, but I'm sure the desserts here are very good. We will definitely come back! Also to note, Sunday is half off on any bottle of wine and if you don't come in on Sunday's and want to bring your own bottle of wine (750ml), there is a $20 corkage fee."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is our favorite place to eat in RTC. We come here for all of our special occasions. The food is delish, and the service is friendly."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our waiter Joe was very proper and knowledgable of the menu as well as wine. He made us very comfortable and treated us very special. I would come again to this location and request his service even if we're closer to the Bethesda location."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've been many times for brunch and dinner, and always walk away happy. They have introduced cask-aged cocktails now (yum!) and their specials are consistently delicious. The soufflés are perfection, and the waitstaff knows the menu, making it easy to ask questions or learn more about the food and drinks before ordering. It can get busy and noisy, and they are very accommodating to children. The outdoor space is great on nice days. We're becoming regulars here."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Came here for date night with my husband. Overall a good experience & would definitely come back. Much louder and busier than we would have liked, but still had a good time. Server was great on giving suggestions for wine & food. Don't recall getting us his name when he came to the table which is a pet peeve of mine. Other than that he was great. Ordered amaretto souffle for dessert which was delicious by the way! We weren't quite finished with dinner when it came to the table. Wasn't really an issue for us since we were close to finishing & you could tell it was fresh from the oven. Server offered to get us a fresh one, but we told him we were okay with the one we had. Imagine our surprise to see that he had comped the soufflé! Kudos."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi has become a favorite of mine of late; mostly for their outstanding wine by the glass menu but also for their fabulous desserts and their amazing service. I took my niece to lunch there on Saturday and it turned a rainy Saturday afternoon into a real occasion for both of us. I would recommend this neighborhood gem very highly for anyone who is looking for great food in a convivial atmosphere with outstanding service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a good dinner, loved the assortment of side dishes..lentils and root veg were great. Wine was a suggested by the waiter, a French Malbec and it was very good, made the meal special. We were going to an early movie and really appreciated the service helping us keep on schedule."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was great! They have a great wine selection. We were disappointed with the noise level. We could hardly talk across the table, but we still had a good time. The food was pricy and the portions were small, but that's what you expect at this type of place. The Skate Wing and soufflé are both delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have dined here many times and it's always a pleasant experience although I am never that impressed with the food. I had to send my steak back which I never do but it was so salty I couldn't eat it. Second one was good. Great atmosphere here. Our waiter was a bit on the pretentious side this time, which is always disappointing. I will come again for the ambiance and drinks, maybe appetizers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was very good, although the main course was served even as we had barely finished our first course."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Six of us got together and had a great time - food, atmosphere & conversation. Really impressed the newcomers to the restauraunt."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Mon Ami never disappoints. Food is fabulous and atmosphere is vibrant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "we celebrated a special birthday at Mon Ami Gabi on a weeknight and had a fabulous time. Our friends had never been there before and said they would certainly return. Our server was fabulous:; knowledgeable, attentive, friendly."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This closely resembles a French bistro, with the added advantage that they offer wine samples before you commit. The food is excellent; the ambiance is lively and fun."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a family brunch & enjoyed the special drinks, the Bellini was fab! The eggs Benedict special for St.Patrick was yummy. We all enjoyed our meal & appreciated the gluten free bread."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had a seafood crepe. Excellent! Big scallops and shrimps were nicely done. Definitely come back again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Mon Ami used to be a favorite, but they are now packing the tables so tightly together to maximize revenue that their servers can't move around the tables or guests and guests are now sitting practically on top of each other. During our most recent brunch, service was unreliable, the kitchen was overwhelmed, and the food was not properly cooked. It's a shame that this may now be a restaurant to only visit during non-traditional times in order to have a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Mon Ami Gabi did not "wow" me. The service was excellent but the courses could have been better paced. The food seemed reasonably priced but was a bit uneven. My wife's scallops were cooked to perfection while my steak frits was a bit over done and the "frits" hard and over cooked.. Warm olives and roasted goat cheese were a nice first course, the beet and goat cheese salad could have used more of both. The wine list could use a few more reasonably priced options. Rock bottom wines were $34 to $48 and the list quickly got over $100 for what I would consider "good" wine. I will return because the menu features many of our favorites, the gluten free menu is a plus, and I think "Gabi" deserves another chance to win me over."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Mon Ami has a great french feel ... scallops appetizer excellent, nice Bordeaux ... several to pick from. steak frites is the best -- I love the au poivre sauce... the beef bourguignon was also excellent. Cheese after dinner was nice. I like the chocolate moose but they could loose the mini-malti-ball topping... Our server did a very nice job being there when we needed (service at Reston is not always prompt) We ate inside but the outdoor dining will be opening soon. A great place for a good meal -- its never quiet but generally fun and good energy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Have dined at Mon Ami Gabi many times and it is a favorite, with so many nutritious, farm fresh choices. The staff is always attentive and polite and the baguettes are a delight. Reservations are recommended. The combination of spices is just enough for flavor enhancement without overpowering the protein."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. We took friends who had never been before and they loved it. The souffles are wonderful. The frites are to die for, and everything was just great!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I had not been here in some months and was anxious to enjoy a meal there. My mushroom soup was delicious, wine and bread/butter were excellent. The salmon on my salad did not taste at all good, tasted old, and I did not eat it. I have had the same dish there multiple times and it has been much better. The service was good and attentive. Not many people there which was different than usual. I hope the restaurant is not going downhill."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We frequently go to MAG in Reston because it is my granddaughter's favorite restaurant. Everything is delicious and the service is great. In my experience, it is a good idea to have reservations because everyone else seems to want to eat there, too."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Weeknight dinner at Mon Ami Gabi with the kids. From reservation to paying the bill, it was an excellent experience. We waited maybe 3 minutes before being seated. Service was very friendly and attentive. Salads and entrees were great. Love the fresh tasting French bread. Choices for kids was better than most and the boys ate everything - without complaint. Overall...excellent experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "we always come away happy with our choice to eat here. its consistently good , both the food and service. hence we go back again and again."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We recently ate here with a group of 6. Our waiter was rather stressed. He became some what irritated when we advised him we all needed separate checks!! The food was outstanding!! Wine list was very good but a bit pricey. There needs to be less of a hassle to have separate checks if they want to encourage groups to dine."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went for brunch with family. Good menu options though food was a bit salty. Tables were a bit close to each other."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Family always enjoys dining at Mon Ami Gabii. My two daughters (10 & 11) rate it as a top favorite, while my wife and I look for opportunities to dine there often (with or without the girls)."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I lived in Reston for years, but move to Maryland. What a pleasant surprise to return to Town Center for dinner with old friends. I really didn't expect such a great menu and food. And the atmosphere and service made it a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The Fish and Frites was great, the Skate wasn't our favorite but the potatoes were excellent. I thought the pound cake was a bit dry. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. The ambiance was very good. Overall, we had a great dining experience"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Meal was excellent. Our waitress was ver attentive."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Amazing reccomendations from the server. Great service, excellent food. Was able to do a work lunch here perfectly. Will come again for another work lunch."
    Dined on 2/24/2014