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
292 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (146)special occasion (105)neighborhood gem (101)great for lunch (90)fit for foodies (88)great for brunch (77)notable wine list (68)good for groups (62)romantic (60)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (32)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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
  • 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.
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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.
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
  • Never disappoints.
    RFox
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Properly priced and great place to bring friends, customers and family that wants to have a great time while dining. Great service and food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic-Love the patio
    FoodieLove
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food at Mon Ami is consistently good and never dissappoints. The wait staff is friendlly, polite and attentive. The patio is fabulous on a beautiful day offering sun or shade throughout. I highly recommend. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, 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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    theatrepatronVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great experience - delicious food and top notch service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always dependable food & service
    zanexecVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great server! Took client who had not been there recently and he remarked on our attentive server...not too much so, but a real professional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The highlight is the food - a nice continental touch to a varied menu, with excellent warm bread.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 182 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2498 reviews are from the Mon Ami Gabi - Reston reviews archive.
  • Mom/Daughter Nite
    VaGranny
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    A perfect dining experience for me and my daughter. We had outside seating as requested and it was a great atmosphere for conversation, fine dining, and sipping wine. The food was excellent (as usual); we had sea scallops and blueberry soufflé for dessert - both were vere good! This is a favorite for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly Disappointed
    Foodie801VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Sadly Disappointed compared to the Las Vegas Location
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a solid choice
    eatsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Good place for dinner after work. Who can not resist steak and frites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Resting on its laurels
    IceSk8r
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Mon Ami Gabi used to be one of my favorite places to go to celebrate a special occasion. The last few times, though, it's been disappointing. The warm brie appetizer, which I love, has been getting smaller and smaller with each visit. The wine prices are going up. The entrees less appealing. The ambience is less special, and it seems louder. The only saving grace on my last visit was a wonderful waiter. (To be fair, I didn't get a chance to sample my favorite dessert - the chocolate mousse still looked delicious when it was delivered to another table.) For the price, though, I'd love it to be better. I could have pretty much the same dining experience (minus the expensive wine) over at Jackson's for much less.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regulars NOW Disappointed
    PERFECTIONVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Still great food but too many service issues that were upsetting: they just kept happening from start to finish. While we have loved and frequented this site of Mon Ami Gabi, the wait staff needs serious work before we return. We notice many new faces,, however either they are trained to do the job to the standards set, or not.
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  • excellent french food
    adrian07
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    as usual Mon Ami Gabi good service, good/excellent food, the bread fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mon Ami Gabi -- Great Choice
    magpie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    great food and great service. we went for a brunch on a Sunday but have been there at other times, too. the food is excellent as is the service. It is a pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner after Art Festival
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed out dinner at Mon Ami Gabi. Everything was well prepared, the bread was delicious...they even gave us another bag to take home. The scallops were delicious, tender and no grit! The Skate Wing was a new experience and very mild and tasty. I enjoyed this but prefer other types of fish. It was very well prepared and had an interesting "crablike" texture! The steak was also well prepared and moist. There was a tendon in the center which made part of it very chewy. My husband did not care for that but complimented the great flavor. We will definitely return and recommend to others, unless they want a quiet intimate dinner with conversation! It was not impossible to talk but it was very noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caring Servers
    FrendServ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have always been pleased with the Mon Ami in Las Vegas, but our previous experience at this Mon Ami restaurant was just OK. This time it was great. As usual the food was perfect and the service was professional. Our server was especially friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Mon Ami and will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Funfoody
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We arrived on time but had to wait 10 minutes for our table. Kept being told "it was being prepared". Waiter was very pleasant but not "on top" of our table. We had to ask for our waiter several times. We have eaten here before and this was the first time we had any complaints.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.