Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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

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

    DINNER:
    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: Steak, Seafood, French
  • 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: 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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Mon Ami Gabi - Reston reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (152)special occasion (113)neighborhood gem (106)great for lunch (93)fit for foodies (92)great for brunch (77)notable wine list (74)good for groups (66)romantic (64)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (33)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • He did it again
    MoetteVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice to be back at Mon Ami again. Our server(Romain) took great care of us. He is the reason that my husband and I came back to the restaurant again. The food were delicious My husband had chicken and I had Dover sole. Both enter were delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid dinner place for great steak
    bingoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was delicious, but you pay for it. Ask for a table in the main dining area if you want a more buzzing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time!
    FoodieLove
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Live this restaurant because it is affordable, with great food and ambiance. Consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOVA
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They had a great selection of gluten free items for a member of our party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 46th Anniversary - Way Too Loud
    Suzie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We asked for a "quiet" corner table - they put us in a corner next to 2 friends who gave us their life histories, laughed and we could not even have a discussion or hear one another. We had a nice dinner - shrimp, pate, wine and steak. Really nice and staff came by frequently to see we were OK. I did hate that the assistant waiter took plates off the table as soon as they were empty - I had not finished my dinner but my hubby had - off went the plates- kind of like - hurry up lady! There was NO ONE waiting for our table it - the loud ladies were still at it when we left! For what we spent, quiet would have been nice and clearing the table from dinner before I was done - in my house that is a NO NO! Oh, and they never mentioned our Ann!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Not Great
    Currican6
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The escargot & mussels muniere apetizers were very nice, as was the fresh, hot french bread. I had a very nice glass of Cotes du Rhone. For the main course, we had the sea bass special, which was nicely done & flavorful, and the steak frites bordelaise. The steak was nicely cooked, with a flavorful topping of carmelized onions, but the frites were largely rubbery & a little greasy. Perhaps they had been cooked & then sat waiting while the steak was prepared. We waited over an hour (from when we sat down) for our main course, but the restaurant acknowledged their mistake, and graciously treated us to the apetizers & dessert. Given their graciousness and the quality of the main food items, I'd go back and give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meandmycrew
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The servers were outstanding. I went there to celebrate my husband's birthday and my friend's last day in the States along with my 14 month old. They made sure we received everything we ordered as well as making my son comfortable. I never have a bad experience at this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was very very good as usual.
    SnickersVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    always enjoy the souffles....the mocha one is quite good. the trout is a favorite entree and was very good. this was the first visit for my companion and she thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mon Ami Gabi
    liztee
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food is always delicious..service impeccable, but noise level is unbearable. Do not plan to converse while eating unless you are sitting right next to the person you are trying to talk to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food.
    Jbrandcwr
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our steaks were cooked the way we ordered, appetizers/salads were crisp, bread was warm. Not excited with the Bananas Foster - crepe was thick and chewy and the bananas were not cooked in the syrup and were just a banana on the plate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new restaurant find!
    Loretta
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our son goes to Mon Ami Gabi quite regularly and had referred us. We finally got there this past Monday night to celebrate my and a friend's birthday and think we have found a neighborhood gem. Convenient location, great food, great service and a good wine list. We've already recommended it to our friends, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits the mark
    Eric1FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    If you like Steak Frites, this is your place. They have a wide array of sauces for your steak, au poive, bordelaise, bernaise, dijon, and calssique hotel butter. The frites are thinly sliced potato strips more than fries. There are plenty of them. We had the escargot which was very good to start and then a couple of the steak frites. Nice childrens menu including french pizza which was well enjoyed. Paper covering the tables provides ample drawing material. Wait staff friendly and helpful. Don't ever get complaints when we are in the town center to go there. Fresh warm baguette brought to the table with butter upon seating. Very yummy bread, some of the best french bread around. Thank you Mon Ami!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!!
    Seram2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We always love to go to Mon Ami Gabi because of their food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mon Ami
    BobG
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a party of four and all ordered the Steak-frites. It was very good and will order again. The seating arrangements was perfect with a free standing table near a window. I will return and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Mongolian BBQ
    BaseballVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This place is almost a farm to table location. All food is locally sourced and the quantity of the items to select are bountiful. The service is more than pleasant for such a location and my wife and I go regularly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    nerdrage
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi is my favorite restaurant in Reston. I've eaten here on date nights with my wife, friends, family, and large birthday parties. Every occasion was equally exceptional. The food and service are consistently wonderful. They also have a solid wine list and a private room for larger parties that makes the event feel more intimate and less noisy (also less like you're disturbing others if you talk across the table).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Capsfan
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was great with a lot of good choices. Steak sandwich was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New chef and kitchen staff??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I've been coming here since it opened. I come ateady 1x a week sometimes twice. This is the first time I experienced this. Smaller portions. Bread not fresh. My daughter ordered a medium rare steak. What came was well done. What's changed ??
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency
    hak3VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Continued quality experience in all respects. Service, menu choices which are uncomplicated and always fresh, wine list-moderate pricing, atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    MonAmi
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    One of the wait staff spilled soup On my wife. Stained her clothes. Main waiter for our table was less than enthusiastic. Crab cake was as thin as a pancake. Filet mignon was tender but was not cooked to my specification. All in all it was a so so experience and not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • summer evening dinner
    like2go2dinner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We chose to eat outdoors at Mon Ami Gabe on a lovely warm evening. The service was prompt and well done. Our server was friendly and helpful with suggestions. We have eaten here before and returned because we enjoyed their food. We weren't disappointed this time either. Good meal, good wine, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We ate dinner here on a Saturday evening for our anniversary. The food was delicious (steak frites and scallops dishes). The waiter was awkward and went through the specials and taking our orders very abruptly. We were surprised at how quickly the food came, as we were still enjoying the baguette, but everything was tasty and we had plenty of time to wander around the town center afterwards, since our dinner finished so fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    FamilyE
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We come here frequently. We brought my mother-in-law this time, and she enjoyed the restaurant very much. Love the steaks. It's all about the dijon mustard. The only blemis on the night was that my m-i-l ordered a 2nd glass of wine that never came. At the end of the evening, the server realized what had happened, and took the 1st glass of wine off the bill as well as the 2nd that had never showed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I ate their for a business lunch but the noise level was too loud. Great food and good service though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Night
    MrBob
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I got engaged after dinner the other night at the restaurant and the staff were most accommodating and made the evening very special. I had called ahead to reserve a booth and to order a special dessert which the Sous Chef personally delivered to the table; a plate with "will you marry me?" written in chocolate sauce along with La Grande Profiterole. The Manager, Kelsey Fettig, was very gracious, came to our table to congratulate us, took our picture and made us feel very special. The wine and food were excellent and served in a timely manner by our server, Rich, who did a fantastic job. The whole evening was spectacular!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Penny
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I took a friend for lunch and we had a lovely time. The food was very good (I had the steak classique and my friend, the salmon salad), nice atmosphere and the waiter was excellent, very attentive. I will recommend to friends and will go back there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have only been to the Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda and I was ecstatic to learn that there was a location in Reston! I'm so happy I found out, and will most definitely go back multiple times. Great food, wonderful service and an even better location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Stopped there for a birthday lunch and although our waiter was at first professional and friendly, he didn't stay consistent. The food was disappointing. Ordered the salmon and it was well done and dry. The waiter noticed that I barely touched the dish so he asked and I told him it is overdone and the peas were burnt and dry as well. He agreed and offered to take it off the bill but he never did. Ordered desserts and although he knew it was my birthday, there was not even a single candle or a friendly wish. Apparently the $20 birthday card I received and used on the bill must have annoyed him. This location is not that special and reminded us why we don't go there anymore.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always GOOD!
    liztee
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Had a delicious meal served by a charming gal with half price bottle of excellent wine! What more can you ask?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed quality dinner
    Andre
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We (my wife, I and some friends) have been to Mon Ami Gabi quite many times. Usually we were quite satisfied. However this time our impressions were mixed: 1. On the positive side, the gazpacho was excellent. 2. The crepe with Bavarian cream was good. 3. On the negative side we were strongly disappointed with the seafood served to us: a) crab cakes (two people had them) were too salty, to much patted down to a flat pancake, greasy and fried quite hard. b) caramelized scallops were very very salty. Not tasty and not healthy. 4. The espresso coffee was not good. Conclusion: Whoever cooked our seafood that evening (06/20/2014) was clearly not a master chef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lollie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Seafood crepe was delicious .... scallops and shrimp cooked to perfection, light sauce, greens. Nice crusty, chewy mini-baguette.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing. Won't be back.
    LouGVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Unfortunately the restaurant failed on many levels. The menu is more limited than an average French restaurant. Options for my gluten free wife were limited. My entre, scallops, was tasty but not filling. Four small scallops is not an entree. Service was lacking. Waitress forgot my drink. Offered no service recovery when I mentioned the entree was inadequate. My wife's steak, ordered medium rate was bright red. Potatoes they came with were odd at best. No gluten free options for dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    FrequentDinee
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi is my family's go-to-place for special events and regular family dinners on a Friday or Saturday night! The food is always good; and the service is great! There are different "Plats du Jour" or "Dishes of of the Day" that are served in addition to the everyday menu, so everyone can find something they like! I suggest the Steak au Poivre for newbies and regulars alike! It's my favorite dish; and it never disappoints! The portions are pretty large; but each dish is cooked very well. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent place to meet friends, as well as for bussiness meetings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i was expecting more
    MIRKOISN
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The overall experience is not that bad but the Steak Tartare I had is really far from the original French one....I'm still trying to define which kind of recipe they've used to make the steak
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been to Mon Ami Gabi many times and have always enjoyed it. The food is consistently good and the service is good. It tends to be noisy but we had a nice table so it wasn't too bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    MoetteVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My husband and I go to the restaurant for so many time. Our server was excellent. She gave us an outstanding service. We ordered smoked salmon as an appetizer. It was delicious. My husband order lamb Tbone(medium rare) his enter cooked perfected. I ordered hey York strip(medium rare) it came out medium well. I had to send my steak back. The server told me that chef prepared another steak for me. 30 mins later I haven't received my new steak yet. By that time I felt like my appitize had gone I told the server to cancelled my order the manager stop by and apologize to me for over cooked steak Thanks to the manager (Bryan whitford) he was a very nice manager he kept appologize. I tole him it was ok
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic steak & frites!
    GrigioVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My husband and I went to Mon Ami Gabi for the first time on a Tuesday evening, and sat outside. We both ordered the steak frites with Bernaise sauce and were remarked at how wonderful the steak was! Super tender, perfectly cooked, and their fries are ultra thin and crispy, absolutely delicious. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced, and our salads were excellent, as well. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Lunch
    PajamasVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Met for a business lunch. Nothing but good things to say about the food and service. He did a salad and I pieced together several delicious starters as if eating tapas. The word "tasty" keeps coming to mind. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Server
    flltjfVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Excellent food as always, but we had a very poor server. He did not present the wine, only poured and walked away. No offer of ground pepper for salad, no check back. He could not have more disinterested. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic