Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
butcher's cut, bordeaux butter
PRIME STEAK FRITES
served with hand-cut frites; choice of classique butter, bordelaise, bordeaux butter or roquefort butter
Mini Onion Soup au Gratin
We had a lovely time at Mon Ami Gabi - the food was delicious, the service very prompt and courteous, and the environment very comfortable.
It’s a favorite of my wife and I. We always enjoy the delicious food and great quality service. It’s always a recommendation for our family!
Everything was delicious! We simply wished for more brunch menu options.
All ordered the famous steak frites. All steaks over cooked and fries overcooked and dry. Had to be sent back. Second time only marginally better. Waiter did the best he could - but product has suffered. Most of steak no more than 1/4 in thick. Cutting corners. Total bill for 3 nearly $200. Save your money and don’t bother. Won’t be back.
Mon Ami Gabi rocks. Great food, nice atmosphere and great wait staff.
Fast service….excellent tasting food. Would highly recommend.
We have been to MonAmi Gabi in Vegas and love love love the food. We were in DC for a weekend getaway and cancelled reservations at a local French restaurant when we saw how close Mon Ami was. Delighted with the service and chef’s kiss for the outstanding meal.
Love Mon Ami Gabi! Delicious food and the staff is excellent! I was celebrating finding my wedding dress and the waiter surprised our table with an extra dessert.
While service is still quite good, the quality of the food has slipped from preCovid days. Had the seared salmon - for some reason there was something like kosher salt on top of the crust making it very salty. My husband had the vegetarian pasta which he said was bleh. The onion soup and smoked salmon appetizers were still very good.
The food was delicious, as always. Good ambiance. Even a dessert for my birthday!
Nice food and friendly service. We celebrated a friends birthday there and it was great.
I normally enjoy eating at Mon Ami Gabi, yet this visit was ok. I ordered the filet mignon and the quality of steak was not great. It was also under cooked (I asked for medium and it came medium rare). The filet mignon we get at Costco is a much better quality. I did not send it back - the quality of the steak was not going to change, plus we didn't want to wait. Not sure if the fries are normally crisp, but they were not (limp).
My husband ordered the salmon. The salmon was good, but the side was this huge pile of colorless, sad looking chopped potatoes that were not quite cooked through. It had some seasoning (salt), but nothing else. Did not look appetizing.
The hostess and wait staff were great and our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. She redeemed the evening!
Food and service excellent. Server was very helpful.
Delightful restaurant. Love ambience, love the service, and the food is delicious. What's not to like?
Great food! We lived in Paris for three years and are pretty snobbish about French restaurants. From the escargots, to the baguette, to the pommes frites, Mon Ami Gabi didn’t disappoint. My only slight irritation was with the hostess who tried to seat us next to the only other table in a mostly empty dining room and failed to give us the brunch menu. But the food and the service from everyone else was terrific. It has a lovely bistro-like interior, despite having a grand French restaurant-like menu.
I had a great experience but the service was slow and left our table abandoned.
Always a great place. Fantastic cocktails, French onion soup and steak frites.
I don't understand what has happened to Mon Ami Gabi Bethesda. We had last Easter lunch there and it was terrible. We gave them slack because of Covid and being understaffed, so let it go. We decided to try it again last night, and it was just as bad. My house salad had obviously been dressed and sitting in the fridge, there was a big clump of dressing soaked into soggy greens, and the waiter stood there and handed it to me. The baguette was hard, been sitting in the oven way too long to keep it warm. My husband's potatoes were crazy salty, and his skate dry. I'm sad because we used to enjoy the restaurant, but will not be going back for sure. It also felt very impersonal and like they wanted to get us in and out. Sorry to have to say all this!
The best quiche Lorraine around, and most dishes are equally great, esp the mussels. Excellent coffee, warm, beautiful ambience. My favorite restaurant in the dc metro area and surrounding counties. Been going to the Bethesda location since the early 2000s. The service staff can be a bit aloof, but pleasant enough. I give it 5 big stars.
Great food and an amazing service. We also received party favors for our New Year's Celebration.
What a wonderful and elegant place to s
Lovely setting, gracious service snd good food and drinks —for romantic evening!
The food was remarkable in that it was presented beautifully and was so fresh tasting. We will come back. It was my son's birthday and we had a lovely time.
I have dined here many times, even during the pandemic. I usually have been very satisfied, but this most recent evening was a disappointment. It is obvious the restaurant is still suffering from the effects of the pandemic on dining out, as the room was sparsely populated. The menu was limited and there were no specials up on the board. Service staff were very disorganized. Initially two different waiters wanted our drink order, but once that was accomplished, we waited an inordinately long time then for someone to take our food orders. A salad with feta cheese was good, but my companion’s artichoke preparation actually had the artichoke heart removed, so there was little to dine upon. My steak au poivre was satisfactory, but again my companion’s skate was greasy.
I will definitely go back, as it used to be a popular and pleasurable place to dine, but the pandemic has taken its toll.
As long time fans of Mon Ami Gabi, our return after a long break was disappointing. Service was poor with our and several other tables neglected on several occasions.
Great food and service place to go for great time. I definitely will return. The onion soup is great
Service was amazing. However, we had a very rare incident of a trout that had not been deboned correctly. The server compensated by offering us dessert.
Croque Madam is great but only available at lunchtime. Evening menu is OK. We miss their Happy Hour - hope it comes back soon
Family Christmas Eve dinner. We had to change plans last minute and there was a table available. We rushed over from Alexandria and we’re seated early. Even more exciting is Inna was available to serve us. It has always been a great experience but w the on Senic we were never able to tune it right to her schedule. She made it a very pleasant experience. She’s a great addition to your team. Thank you. PS the front end staff is soooo much better than in the past. More hospitable and much nicer :-)
We had a Christmas Eve reservation early. We preferred late but understood that it is Christmas Eve. As it was early, the dining rooms were not crowded. Still, the host recommended to the hostess to seat us in the back room. We were pleasant and a group for whom there was no reason to seat us there (accessibility to restrooms, equipment near table etc.). I asked and we were seated in the front dining room. However, this is one of my biggest complaints. When you are early, and the place will accommodate the diner, the best tables should be given. I hope many restaurants will take this advice to hear b/c it influences a diner's perception of the place and a desire to return. The food was good and the service was too, as expected.
Xmas dinner with family. Food was so so.
Food was great, but the service wasn’t. The server forgot one of our drinks
The host was very accommodating about adjusting our reservation. We ordered champagne but the one on the menu was no longer available. We were offered the replacement which cost $20 more. Our request to have it at the price on the menu was declined. Free dessert was offered instead. When the bill came, one dessert was comped but the second was charged. When we complained it was taken off. The fries were lukewarm, steak was good. Hot fries were delivered when we requested them. Service was very slow and restaurant wasn’t very busy. Over all we were very disappointed - used to be a favorite place.
It as a beautiful setting inside. I would have a nice date there. I met a friend there and had a wonderful time talking. The noise level was low and all staff were wearing masks.
My time at Mon Ami Gabi was excellent! The waiter was diligent with our food and refills on water. The noise level was a little loud since it is the holiday season, otherwise the food was great and the service is exceptional.
Mon Ami rarely disappoints. It is a great place to go after the movie next door. The food on this outing was particularly good, and the service was excellent. Very celebratory, and they gave us the table we asked for. Food prices have gone up, but at least they are now giving free bread again!
Love this place
El mozo fue muy intrusivo, hasta grosero
The food is delicious, the service incredible. Is a very good place.
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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 6452 OpenTable diners.
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