Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.5
6169 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is open for indoor and outdoor dining with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking: dine-in services at reduced capacity, staff temperature checks, masks required, disposable and digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures.

For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests must wear a mask when entering, exiting and moving about the restaurant and interacting with staff.

Please be advised:
-Reservations are encouraged for indoor dining as seating is limited.
-Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 minutes
-We have installed the AIRPHX Filtration System that eliminates bacteria and viruses (Coronavirus, Norovirus, MRSA, and many other harmful organisms) in the AIR and on SURFACES 24/7, achieving hospital grade levels of disinfection!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6169 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jesse
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good execution of all the food delivered to the table. Friendly service. Distanced seating kept noise level modest.

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vipCarlomann
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks, attentive service, excellent desserts and overall quality!

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Compared to last yr this place has been changed lots.
Even bread was bad. Not recommending here

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vipWino
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything now is a la carte. Very expensive plus a service fee.

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RuthM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. Good service on the street corner!

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vipTriciaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Dined outdoors on a pleasant Sunday late afternoon and although it did take a while for the server to greet us, once we ordered our food, it arrived sooner than expected and everything was delicious -- fantastic mussels and trout!! Will be returning again and felt that the value for the quality of food was excellent.

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vipNenina
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service and ambiance.

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EdgarC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salmon and the burger. Don't forget to add a good wine with your food!

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vipNealS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining. Everything is always delicious and service excellent.

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vipT4two
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was my first visit to Bethesda for over a year. I was pleased to find the nice variety of outdoor dining especially at my favorite spot, Mon Ami Gabi. The lunch prix fixe has a nice variety of choices and the food was as good as always.

There was great emphasis on the website of a 90 minute "meal allowance." The exact time we arrived was recorded at the welcome desk; however, the waiter totally missed the mark as we attempted to "obey." We were seated for 30 minutes before our orders were taken and at least twenty minutes after our entrees were completed we had to go inside the restaurant to find someone to place our dessert orders. Fortunately, we were not ostracized for being at the restaurant for two hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Trout was excellent as was profiterole! Service took a bit longer but was very friendly. Remote outdoor seating not as nice but happy to eat a great meal at a restaurant after such a long time!

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vipcoco
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all ordered the steak frites and they were excellent. Profiteroles for dessert sealed the deal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to dine outdoors - plenty of seating with the road closure !

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vipDeb1
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always delightful

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vipCharles
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Party of 3. Gave the rating based on our server. Seemed that we were an inconvenience versus a valued customer. He is not an asset to your business. By actions of his other tables served by same waiter, they seemed displeased as well.

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vipKevinC
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

totally average meal, with acceptable service .

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vipChris
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good and the food was on point. Would go back again.

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vipSallyM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was excellent.

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PaulC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be out again for the first time in ages and this is such a nice restaurant. Nothing is as good as it was the last time we were there (14 months ago!), but I know they are making do under challenging conditions. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

steak is ok spinach has too much garlic overall a decent place

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vipDanielle
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Things are a little bit different with the whole pandemic.
There weren’t enough servers. There’s not a bar. That being said the food was still amazing even if it was slow. The service was pleasant just stretched thin. I will absolutely go back. Just give them time and patience and then I hope with time it will be back to it’s full potential!

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vipPipp
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always pleased with my Gabi experience. Quality food, service and convenience.

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CollinR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waiter was awesome, food was eh

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BijouxN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i need more macaron cookies it showing on the pictures but you guys didn't have any.

Thanks.

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vipAnneB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great birthday party!

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vipWino
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked eating outside- good service!

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TiffanyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. I highly recommend it! Get the French toast your won’t be sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waiter seemed overwhelmed with the amount of tables he had. It took forever to just put our order in and we always had to ask another person walking by to find our waiter if we needed anything, including the check. Even the busboy who delivered the food was overwhelmed so much to h the point that he was just flat out rude. At one point we asked if he could remove the menu from our two-top table so we could have more room in which he snatched the menu from the table, crumbled it up and catapulted it from where he was standing to the trash can. You can imagine the embarrassment my friend and I had.
Overall we just weren’t happy and aren’t planning to go back anytime soon.

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vipPhyllis
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place in Bethesda. Even through the pandemic, we did carry-out and bought lots of good wine early on. There are never any surprises. Excellent every time!

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tuffcritic
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our waiter had to be reminded about one of our beverage orders. Maybe he was stretched over too many tables. When one person has their cocktail and the other person doesn’t, you lose much of the flow that makes dining out special. We finally got it but it shouldn’t have been that much trouble.
BTW we come from the school that believes diners should increase their normal tip by 50-100% to help out servers who have been out of work. We have been doing that. But in return we expect reasonable service. We didn’t get reasonable service and left only a 20% tip.

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michaelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food, service, ambience. Only problem was parking, but not restaurant's fault. It' was my mother's 92nd birthday and she loved it. Thank you

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LouiseL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during Covid, delicious food and very friendly service

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vipMilano
Washington DC
311 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice go to place - although the ambiance outside could be much nicer and cleaner

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MarilynQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun to eat outside on a beautiful weekend - brunch is delicious and the staff is wonderful

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PamF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food wasn’t great, the server was fine but seemed so slammed everything was a rush when he was at our table. Not his fault but lack of support from management I assume.

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SandraZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favorite Restaurant! I had dinner with my grandchildren who also love the food at Mon Ami. I never get tired of eating there and will be back soon with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the staff were great at maintaining covid safety standards, which may have slowed service down a bit, but everything was great. I got the quiche, which was bigger than expected and a great value!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this lovely place is still with us. Food was as delicious as always- but enjoyed outside. Terrific for celebrating or just a fine meal that feels special.

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vipRobertD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Although the mgr allowed me to skip paying because of the poor service. I will simply never return. Why wait for 25 min to have a wine glass refilled? And then 10 min to get wine glass #2. The waiter loudly and aggressively would not take away my finished dishes while waiting for the next course.

Happily, I went to a fabulous French restaurant in Tenleytown to compensate for such awful service at Mon Ami Gabi and its mediocre food.

Never again - to all - Why not try a small local restaurant rather than a chain that doesn’t really care about you ????

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LeslieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi has long been a favorite of mine so it was with much anticipation that I reserved a table for my first post-Covid birthday dinner. The escargots and steak frites were as expected. It was when we ordered a baguette ($1.95 for a demi baguette) to sop up the garlicky butter of the escargots that things took a turn. The baguette was so hard that we could barely chew it and when we told the waiter he simply said that they were bought from across the street. I got a similar response from the hosting staff although we were offered a ciabatta roll which we accepted as the garlic butter was still awaiting. We finished our meal and wine and after some time were able to call over the waiter for dessert. We ordered the profiterole, a favorite of mine. Sadly it seemed old--the pastry was hard and the chocolate was still cold. We ate what we could and asked for the bill and were somewhat surprised to see that we were charged for the baguette. I am hoping that this experience was the result of Covid related issues and that as things continue to open this restaurant will return to pre-Covid excellence. I will probably wait at least six months to return. A good French restaurant should have a good baguette and include bread with the meal.

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You can order delivery directly from Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda using the Order Online button. Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-1234.

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 6169 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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