Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
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It was great.. as always!
Dear Kathleen, Thank you for the compliment! We truly hope you'll come back in and join us again soon. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Salmon appetizer was a delightfully fresh taste and creatively presented. The traditional French Bistro steak and fries-steak cooked exactly as requested. Trout perfection-moist and delicate taste. So good we considered ordering another one. Others shared a single dessert which was more than ample and not a morsel remained.
Always like Mon Ami Gabi. However, tonight, the service was slow - food took a while. Food was very good - vegan onion soup along with a chopped salad topped with salmon. Yum!
I had a very good experience at Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda. Mike was excellent and took very good care of us. He did not hover, yet showed up at appropriate times to check on us. I am very picky when it comes to wine, but he was able to recommend something that I liked and will ask for again.
I would go here again.
Dear Veronica, I'm happy to hear that Mike took good care of you. I will share your comments with him. We all appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your positive experience with us. It means a lot. Be Well, Adam Murphy General Manager
It was fine. Nothing special. Over the years many people raves about it and we just never chose to go. Finally our daughter asked us if we could go for a birthday dinner. It was fine. It was not bad but other French bistros or steak frites locations are much better. The bread was good.
Need to expand the options in the menu
The steak frites was amazing as were the desserts, an array of three. Had not been to the restaurant before Restaurant week, but so glad we went. Next time we go, we'll try to have the same waiter, whom we enjoyed so much.
Dear Nancy P., Thank you for joining us for restaurant week! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and that you received good service. Your kind words mean a lot to us. Please come again soon! Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Service is not what it used to be at this restaurant. Servers seemed more interested in chatting with each other than making sure guests were satisfied with their food. Our server Braulio, didn't even come over once the food arrived to ask how everything turned out. It took him over 15 minutes to ask what we wanted for dessert since we did the restaurant week menu. In my opinion, the restaurant week menu is not worth it. It is $20.00 a person for restaurant week. Portions are halved into kid size portions. There are plenty more Restaurant Week options that are well worth the visit, don't waste any time coming here. Will never come back to this restaurant.
Great vegan and vegetarian options. Excellent wait staff.
Thank you for your generous comments. We are receiving GREAT feedback on our vegan and vegetarian menu. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you appreciate. The same goes for your kind words about the service team. Your positive comments make us strive even harder to deliver an exceptional dining experience for our guests. Thank you! Adam Murphy General Manager
Mon Ami Gabi is very dependable and, best of all, only steps away from the Landmark Bethesda Cinema.
Dear MellowMel, Thank you for the shout out. It is our aim to continue to be dependable for you for many years to come. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy
Always amazing!! My favorite restaurant!
Like always the restaurant was packed which did not help the noise level. Service as usual excellent and food was very good too. Since we had made reservations we did not have to wait, our table was waiting for us.
As always, great dinner here!
Dear LLTanna1, Thank you for the great comments! We hope you will join us again soon. Stay warm! Best, Adam Murphy General Manager
Excellent as always. Probably no way to avoid this, but sitting at tables along the wall--which are very close--pretty much assures you're going to overhear all the details in the conversation at the adjacent table. I'd really like to be a little farther apart.
Dear Steve, Thank you for your feedback. It's always tricky trying to balance the energy and vibe with personal space. We do our best to strike that balance on a day by day, shift by shift basis. Your comments are valid and appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write in to us. Please let me know if I can ever assist you with a reservation. We'll do our best to accommodate your seating requests. Best Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Lunch service was slow in the bar area everything else was good
Authentic classic French music set the mood. The ambiance is the best. Today I went with my book by myself for a treat. Had an excellent waiter who was helpful and attentive but not intrusive. The food was magnificent. The coffee is the best.
Thank you, Marvegal. Your kind words inspire us to work doubly hard to deliver a great dining experience for all of our guests. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your meal. Come back and see us again, soon. Cheers! Adam Murphy General Manager
Great meal, quiet restaurant, great service
Thank you for the positive words! We appreciate you dining with us and I hope are able to join us again soon. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Server was covering too many tables and we were that last to be waited on during the entire meal. Three times we asked another server to find our server.
Although the location in downtown Bethesda is great, including valet parking, revisiting Mon Ami Gabi after several years was not even remotely in my plans ( never a bad experience, but average ambience and food). However I'm glad I did. I have food allergies and the server was immediately attentive and helpful and there is a gluten free menu including bread. The by-the-glass wine we chose was not good but we asked the server for the half bottle of Schug pinot noir. When he brought it, it turned out to be a very different year from what was on the wine list and he acknowledged it, apologized and offered to bring something else if we didn't like it. It turned out to be very good so no problems there. I had the fish of the day - wild caught char. Delicious and so was the apple tart. Happy to have a Bethesda restaurant option with parking, good food, and where you can hear yourself speak. I'll be back!
Dear pfw1, Thank you for the kind words! I'm sorry to hear that the first glass of wine wasn't up to par and that the vintage for the Schug was incorrect. I am happy to hear that we were able to help you find a wine you enjoyed, however. We're happy that you returned and we hope to see you again and again. Please let me know if I can ever assist you with a reservation. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Delightful meal and service.
I always enjoy this restaurant; the food is good, especially their specials. The ambiance is pleasant and the restaurant is reasonably quiet so you can enjoy a conversation with a friend. The side room towards the back is the quietest of the three. I eat in Mon Ami Gabi 6 times each year.
Dear Sheldon, Thank you for joining us the other day. I'm happy to hear that you had a nice meal. Please let us know if there is every anything we can do to assist you in the future. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Overall food and service were good. Staff person broke an empty wine glass (and one that was never used yet replaced) at the table but didn’t clean up all the glass-had to point out large pieces to clean up. But our waiter was very good.
My steak however was undercooked, more med rare than medium. But didn’t send back...we were headed to the movies after.
Service was prompt and friendly. Ambience very nice as always. Food was not as good as I’ve remembered in past. Roasted chicken was flavorless. Salmon was just a dead fish. Other food was uninteresting.
Brunch was a nice way to start the new year. The food was good and the service was excellent. Will be back for restaurant week.
Dear Robins, Happy New Year! I'm happy to hear about your great experience. I hope you are able to join us many more times in 2020. Cheers! Adam Murphy General Manager
Surprised to find both the steamed artichoke and the quiche lorraine overcooked. Suspect it's because an actual French chef would want to be creative, which is difficult with a chain-restaurant menu.
Fantastic as always. Just a burger and beer today with my family and Mon Ami makes it better. You will see us again soon
The service was so wonderful, best I’ve had in a very long time. Food was excellent and fairly priced. Get the steak frites!!
Dear SamanthaJ, Thanks for the kind words. They are good motivation to keep us working hard! I'm happy to hear about the great food and service. Come back soon! Best, Adam Murphy General Manager
The pate was very delicious. It was hard to rate this place very high because I was comparing it to the bistros I frequented in France. The service was very good even if it seemed chaotic sometimes. Since this was a last-minute decision to eat here, it was okay for the value.
Dear MoniqueO, I'm happy to hear that the service was good. I hope that you join us again soon. We, too, love the bistros in France. While we can't always get there, we're always here for you. Stay warm and come see us soon. Warm Regards, Adam Murphy General Manager
Excellent food and experience.
Perhaps it was a false advertisement for New Year's Eve. The Jazz band did not come until 8 pm. The crowd were more like for senior citizens.
The food was wonderful, the service great, and I could hear my companion talk!
We didn't care for our food (salmon entree and scallops starter), but enjoy the atmosphere and location. Kids menu is very good and the service was good. We will likely go again and just try some other choices. Profiteroles for dessert are excellent!
Very authentic decor and food. Wonderful neighborhood cafe.
We drop into Mon Ami Gabi pretty frequently and the food is always good, service is great, and the atmosphere is buoyant. We took our teenagers for breakfast— we had cocktails and they had salads. It was delightful a couple of days after Christmas!
We were dining with 7 friends total and really enjoyed our meal . I ordered the steelhead trout which was superb .
We always try to sit in the back room as it is much quieter .
We had a lovely time and our wait staff was superb .
We have been dining at Mon Ami Gabi for over 15 years. It's always a treat. The food is great, the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.
We have been here a couple of times before. The melted goat cheese and classic steak is really good. This time It was my husband’s birthday and they surprised us with a nice little profiterol desert with a candle on it! Much appreciated!
We were seated immediately at a lovely banquette table providing us with comfort and privacy. The food selection was good and we enjoyed the lobster bisque and rack of lamb specials, and the beef bourguignon. Our vegetarian guest very much liked the vegetarian onion soup. Our server was attentive, and overall a good value.
It was our first time at Mon Ami Gabi, and it was a great experience. The ambiance is very fitting and feels just like an elegant french cafe. We were there on a Thursday evening and they had a live combo performing in the bar area, and they were great. Our waiter couldn’t have been nicer! He was so accommodating, pleasant and attentive to our needs that our party of three was amazed! And the dinner was superb - cooked just right, tasted delicious, and was wonderful. And the best thing was it is reasonably priced! Overall, I would highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi to everyone! Well worth the visit.
We had the Steak with Roquefort & Frites. The steakwas tender but it's a very thin cut. The Garlic Spinach was excellent but the portion is small for the price.
Desserts are made in house. The Salted Chocolate Caramel Torte is FANTASTIC and more than enough for one.
The service was top notch. Our water had a lot of tables but he managed it like a pro.