Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro that embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. Whether you come for the Onion Soup Au Gratin, Steak Frites or decadent Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi offers something to satisfy all tastes. To complement the menu, an extensive selection of boutique French wines, handpicked by chef/owner Gabino Sotelino, are served from our signature rolling wine cart. Note: All reservations are confirmed for indoor seating; outdoor dining is first come/first served. Now delivering on UberEATS. Visit ubereats.com or download the app! Free food is just one text away! Text GABIMD to 70717 to get deals on appetizers, desserts and more sent to your phone. [You’ll receive up to 4 msgs/month from an automated system. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel/HELP for help. Consent to text messaging terms not required for purchase. Mobile T&Cs: leye.com/terms-of-use & Privacy Policy: leye.com/privacy-policy]
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M
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

French food at its best! Onion soup large or small you have a choice. Snails perfection. Your own loaf of French bread! Steaks delicious! Salads very fresh,
Mussels are in a delicious sauce and plump. Save room for dessert! Made in house chocolate . Yum

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last year we were there to celebrate our anniversary, there were complimentary champagne. This year they did not provide the champagne, so we were just a little disappointed. Other than that, the service, the meal, and ambiance still excellence.

KC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together with friends for dinner. Been friends for 45 years

LH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really charming place with lots of atmosphere and warmth. You feel as if you have been transported to Paris! The service was excellent and the food delicious.

RB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table was in heavy traffic area. Otherwise, was very good.

LH
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid choice, M.A.G. Is the go-to when the desire is for a French-style Café with an authentic quality kitchen

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was horrible. Twenty minutes to receive cocktails at the table after we ordered them. They were diluted and warm. The waiter was never around and stayed in the kitchen. The manager was great when I told him what had happened.

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely lunch birthday celebration. Noise level allowed for easy interaction among all nine of us

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. We were not want for anything. And did not have to ask for refills, etc. friendly. Food was hot and delicious. It was my birthday and a profiterole and candle was presented ;-)

e
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The middle room was so loud that we had to move to the back room.
Beef Wellington was touted as a special made with filet mignon, so I decided to get it. Well, it was not bad but it was not filet-mignon either... Too lean and chewy and too large (3+ inch in diameter); possibly a center cut or the other end of the tenderloin.
That's OK, but don't call it filet mignon.
I was too disappointed to finish it and the manager took it off the bill.

TH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This is our upscale go to restaurant. Almost always, everything is great. Not today. Our waiter was most likely new. He just seemed awkward at doing his job. Our entrees took forever to be served. 3 out of 5 steaks came out cold. We were so ravenous that we ate our food without complaint. Our waiter had the bad habit of just disappearing from the dining room. We often had to ask others for refills or help. This happened all night. When we finished our entrees, I was ready for coffee and dessert. He gave us the menu and then disappeared fo so long that when he came back we were just plain irritated and did not order any dessert or coffee.

G
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great! And even though we were a bit late for our reservations, they were able to seat us promptly.

JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have already recommended Mon Ami Gabi to several people. I am not allergic but I often prefer to have gluten-free bread etc. as well as dairy-free, for example I had spinach with no cream with my salmon & it was delicious. I love having these choices!!!

w
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot on a cold night after a movie. Rapid service, good food at a reasonable price. A little loud but not the restaurants issue really

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The bar is set low in Bethesda, Md, and the food at this restaurant continues this trend. The food is lackluster and not fresh. I ordered the artichoke, and it was mushy and tasteless. I asked for olive oil for my bread. A glass oil dispenser was brought to the table, but it wasn't olive oil - it was vile. The bread that they drop on the table in paper bags was stale- they should take a cue from La Piquette, they do the same thing, but their bread is somehow warm and fresh every time. But, this is a chain, and located steps from the movie theatre - I suppose that they have a captive audience. If you must go, order just a glass of wine.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Yes i would recommend! the only thing i wouldnt go for a medium well filet. they said it would be pink in the middle...all brown, couldnt even eat it. Total waste of 37 dollars. other than that it was very good.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice in the past month, once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch menu offers many more options. The crepes are to die for. The wine selection was, naturally, outstanding, and the Beaujolais was so delicious (light, refreshing) I had it again at my dinner visit. The dinner entrees were more limited, and I was slightly disappointed with the roast chicken, which was rather dry and had fewer of the accompanying vegetables than I’d hoped (lots of onions but only a trace of mushrooms). The salad was marvelous, as were the slivered carrots served as an “amuse-bouche.” I asked for a second serving of these, which was brought graciously. Service is impeccable. Ambience low key, family friendly. Wonderful French bistro food overall, in relaxed setting. Not inexpensive, though. Price matches the quality here. It’s a treat.

L
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service!

4
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I met two friends for lunch on Friday, November 22. They are much older than I am and the noise level was way too high, even for me. I really liked the food, the service was excellent, but it was difficult for us to hear one another. I had eaten at another local restaurant the week before, where the noise level was so high that my friend and I could barely hear each other talk. The food and the service are way better at Mon Ami Gabi than at this other restaurant. I particularly appreciated the fixed price lunch, which all of us ordered, since I am on a budget. The price was definitely a good value for the amount we got.

I would highly recommend the restaurant but perhaps it would be better in the future to eat at a different time, when there are fewer patrons.

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Mon Ami Gabi everytime we visit. The menu has something for everyone no matter what meal you plan to enjoy ...lunch, dinner or brunch. We are particularly partial to the trout and the hanger steak. The wine list is very good, but a little pricey. The selection of wines by the glass should satisfy most dinners. The service is always friendly and attentive. The space is pretty tightly packed with tables so the noise level can be challenging at times, especially peak dinner hours. If you are looking for a nice pleasant dining experience in Bethesda, you can't go wrong with a table at Mon Ami Gabi.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th birthday.

OA
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This neighborhood gem is always a good choice. Our server was kind, knowledgeable and prompt. Food was delicious, as always! Loved the fixed menu with soup/salad, entree and dessert!

n
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightul luncheon - lovely waiter - excellent food. Couldn't ask for anything more!!

S
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for the birthday celebration for the senior.

EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated right away. The service and food was perfect. The location is nice too.

e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tasty fare but Too pricey: $20 for grilled veggies & about the same for eggs???

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Neh don wanna

OG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was highly recommended and the food and service were excellent. Unfortunately, in spite of reserving a table almost three weeks in advance, we were placed at a table for 4 right behind the host/hostess desk right in front of the exterior door. Since it was a cold night, cold air blew in on the table and the two sitting nearest to the door had to wear their coats while eating dinner. No one was overly concerned about our situation. Recommend that the restaurant purchase a screen to place in front of exterior door. It was my first time at the restaurant and when I went back to use the restroom, I saw it was quite large. It is a shame no one offered to relocate us.

DD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Vegan onion soup was more like a lentil onion soup. Recommend using a cashew type vegan cheese and skip so much lentil

AW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience2

We were and starte with sharing a liver pate. I order a sea bass special for entree and our friend ordered the Dover sole. The sea bass was not as described by the waiter and he brought out some of what was missing but it was still not as described and I should have sent it back. The sole was disappointing as well.

RK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MAG is consistently good with a fun vibe, good food, and a well-trained waitstaff. Always a good experience.

LR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, personal service, friendly staff, and good location all make this a great place to celebrate milestones, or just enjoy time with friends and family.

j
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun, lively and an overall great experince

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always enjoyed it! I did however feel a bit rushed which was strange because it was not crowed.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Dad’s service in the Marine Corps for Veterans Day and the team made it very special.

b
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for my birthday dinner. The restaurant seems a bit darker than the last time I visited. The filet was excellent, cooked well and the service is as usual excellent.

l
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food at sunday brunch was very good. service was attentive and quick.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Loved the ambiance and the quality of the food.

K
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food came out to us very quickly, and the food was wonderful.

KM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific NY strip, with perfectly prepared fries and broccoli on the side. Combine that with a generous drink and well-made piece of salmon for my wife with a glass of Sancerre, you have a real nice Friday night. See you again soon.

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