Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.4
6382 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
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LisaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate outside, which was nice. However, the street musician with the loud speaker system across the street was a challenge. The food (steaks) were fine but nothing spectacular. The service was fine, but not outstanding. Given the price, I wish we'd gone somewhere a bit more memorable, but it's a perfectly solid choice.

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Snow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon Ami was a great place to eat. The value for the meal was excellent. They do give you quite a bit of food so go there hungry. The staff was very nice and helpful. They may have been a bit understaffed but the waiter did an excellent job.

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tunkra
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Understaffed and no bartender.

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vipFabrisse
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All three people in my party thought the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The roast chicken was over cooked, the pasta with root vegetables didn’t work and the steak wasn’t anything special. We really enjoyed the appetizers of mussels and the French onion soup.

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OpenTable Diner
Selkirkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Don’t want to come back

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AmyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining for weekend brunch. Everything was delicious. The waiter was very helpful with recommendations and very attentive. One member of our group was running late and they allowed us plenty of time to have her join us. Only challenge was a faulty umbrella which would have helped keep the sun off of us. But it certainly wasn’t enough of an issue to dissuade us from Kirs, baguettes with escargot and French onion soup. Then croque monsieur and quiche before finishing with excellent profiteroles and sorbet. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were so friendly and professional. We loved our waitress

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vipSJSpector
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time we’ve been to this location, as we have been to Vegas and Chicago several times over the years. We started traveling down to Bethesda to celebrate our anniversary since 2019–obviously missed last year—happy to be back! We had a great meal, but there were a couple of hiccups.
I had the escargot which were awesome. My husband has the mussel which were sandy—totally should have sent them back, but I think we are both so happy to be out at a restaurant, we just let it pass. We both had steak-different cuts, both delicious. The fries were a little potato chip like. We were surprised to not get any ketchup or mayo served automatically. Our server was lovely-we just got the feeling they were short staffed as we didn’t have the opportunity to ask for anything once we were served. I again ordered their house Merlot, and I highly recommend it. I wish it was possible to buy it on the outside-it’s that good! All in all, a great time. Please note: if you sit in the front room near the door it will be chilly if the outside tables are busy.
And, a sign of the times, they have started charging for their baguettes. Don’t skimp, they are served hot and totally worth it!

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BobC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice brasserie-type place. Caesar salad was fine, as was mushroom soup. We both had the chicken & brie sandwich and the chicken was dry. Suggest you consider a mustard sauce or a chutney . Desserts - mousse and profiteroles were fine.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always EXCELLENT! The web site said they opened at 11 but with COVID they open at noon. There was a line to check in and Many people were already sitting at outside tables. The manager was TERRIFIC- went around to check reservations and took care of patrons who didn’t have them. Salmon Salad is EXQUISITE!! Amazing service - we had so much conversation to catch up on and they didn’t rush us thru lunch.
5 STARS!!!! The inside bar is closed during COVID but plenty of tables available.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot for a civilized luncheon, and the 3 course prix fixe is very fair. Service is professional and attentive, and the restaurant has the true feel of a French bistro.

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JuliaL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The mussels, trout and filet mignon were delicious. Kids Mac'n Cheese were made freshly and came with fruits and beans, which the kids loved.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent, as always. Server excellent. Very polite and made sure I had everything I needed. Keep up the good work. I love the pre fixe lunch.

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vipMills
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were surprised that the service was so good! We had a wonderful waiter who made good suggestions for food and wine. You might have on hand specific instructions for finding the menu online, either on the website and/or on the table.
It was good to be back!

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Dinerzz
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Greg Smith was amazing! Very courteous and attentive even though he was very busy. He appreciated that we were patience with the wait that he gave us a free dessert. Made our day. This restaurant is one of our go to for Sunday brunch.

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DianeC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.My Paris neighborhood Bistro.Love, love, love,love,love

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vipJohnT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was covering too many tables, bussing to clear dishes was very infrequent as dishes just accumulated. Lacked the usual attentiveness that Mon Ami was most notable for. Disappointing.

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vipRocketkitty
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great weather for outdoor dining for business lunch. Loved the menu and everything was delicious. Service a little slow- gotta keep your eyes on the clock if time sensitive.

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vipMixMax
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish they would bring back the full menu and daily specials. Also, bring back the carrot slaw with crusty bread!!

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VB13
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience for my birthday. The service was excellent and we sat outside. But I could not order from the fixed price lunch menu because I needed gluten free options due to health reasons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal as usual (we have been to Mon Ami dozens of times), but felt a few things weren’t up to previous standards.
In no particular order-
Outside tables were not well maintained and understaffed.
We missed the little appetizer (carrot slaw, etc.).
We thought it was a bit petty to charge for bread considering prices seemed to have been raised.
We missed some of the traditional menu items (frisée salad for one).
The tables in the street area could use some additional lighting.

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viptryit
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The steak and fries (frites) at Mon Ami Gabi are consistently delicious! We sat outside which felt very comfortable and safe. That part of Bethesda has plenty of outdoor seating which makes it so much easier.
The restaurant is expensive, though

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vipFoodDude
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dependable but operating on autopilot. Service was indifferent. My steak frites, ordered medium rare, was technically correct only in so far as it was rare on one side and medium on the other -- the line cook just didn't flip it at the right time. The fries were damp by the time they reached our table. The French onion soup was limp and plain. The wine list is okay. That said, the ambiance is pleasant, the menu is tightly edited, and the food better than you find in most suburban chains.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We greatly missed the bread and carrot appetizer that came with the meals in the past. Now, you must order and pay for the bread. We also saw that the menu and cocktail offerings are much fewer. And one of our group had the filet mignon and said it was very tough. When we mentioned that to our server, however, she took it off the bill. That was very kind.

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Frenchy
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always good but the service not so. The waiters can be a. It friendlier

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vipMomtazW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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SusieQ
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite chain restaurant and we have none in Colorado. We must enjoy in Vegas or DC area. The Steak Frites was superb with herb and butter sauce. The steak salad and steak sandwiches were delicious. Service was worrisome when they said it was slow going but service was also great. Thanks again. Viva la France.

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Foodie12
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a date night with your significant other.

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Alfie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Entrees chosen by my party were adequate but undistinguished. I ordered the chicken which was slightly overcooked, a second person in my party opted for trout almondine which was reportedly very palatable but also undistinguished, and the third person in my party chose gazpacho soup and a salad (reportedly adequate). Menu is quite spare.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Really nice french płace in Bethesda. Confortable and good food. Very nice and helpful people at the front desk. The place was super busy and maybe the service could have been bit more attentive on less crowded night. But overall great experience and great wine selection.

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priscillad
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Not good variety of choices& way overpriced for what was received

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunching outdoors mid-day on a beautiful early fall afternoon certainly is hard to beat, and Mon Ami Gabi did not disappoint. The three-course prix fixe offered ample and varied choices, my selections were of good quality, and the services was outstanding. Our server, Julia K, though kept busy serving several tables, was attentive, helpful, flexible, and genuinely friendly.

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GiuliaF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food! Snce 2005 it's my favorite
I'd suggest to clarify that reservations are for dining inside, and I'd recomend to buy heaters to continue to keep sits outside. These heaters will make even more like being in Paris!

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steveg
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service and food were excellent. Julia, our server, was personable, professional and was available when we needed something.

I highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi!!

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vipAutumnDiner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Unfortunately my steak was extremely overcooked. I ordered medium rare and received one well done. By the time any wait staff came around to our table again, the person I was dining with was almost through with their meal.

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vipNeighbor
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside on a dark table. Table light would have been appreciated as we had to use phone flashlight to read menu, much less see our food. Appreciate the variety in wine offering and their value. Food is standard fare with emphasis on red meat. I had roasted chicken which was dry. My guest had steak and loved it. Service was good although harried as we were approaching 8 pm on weeknight. All in all, a good choice for standard Bistrot fare and pleasant setting.

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Kpndc
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on one of the street side tables and enjoyed the scene. Food was very good, nothing special but enjoyable. Our waiter was excellent, prompt and knowledgeable about wine. Creme brûlée was very good.

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excelent food but slow service

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vipLloydR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything was ok except the French fries that came with the steak frites. They were soggy and lukewarm. Very disappointing since we’ve been there many times and always had a very good meal.

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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.4 stars by 6382 OpenTable diners.

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