Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.5
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5565 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm

*Lunch is served from 11:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
*Brunch is served from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and from 10:00am-3:00pm on Sunday.
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Phone number
(301) 654-1234
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Fleischauer
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Catering
Our private room is available seven days a week for lunch, dinner and even breakfast meetings. The private room seats 40 guests comfortably and is located off the main dining room through glass paneled French doors, featuring deep mahogany wood, rich leather banquettes, a large wall in which wine is displayed & a mosaic tile floor. The room is audiovisual compatible for program events. Semi-private dining is also available for parties of 10 up to 150 guests. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call (301) 654-1234.
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Cross street
Wisconsin
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Parking details
Valet is $7. Parking also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
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Public transit
Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.
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Entertainment
Jazz up your dinner and head to Mon Ami Gabi for a dining experience with an added entertaining twist. Sit back and take in music, courtesy of the Greg Harrison Trio while indulging in your menu favorites and sipping on fine French wine. Whether it’s date night out – or you’re looking to escape your own kitchen – Mon Ami Gabi’s Live Jazz Nights are the perfect way to add some pizzazz to the week.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This place has been a standard for us for years after a movie at Bethesda Row. However, tonight’s meal was a disappointment. Ordered the $37 halibut with sun chokes very disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patron and it was lovelier than I had even expected. The service was exemplary and the food was delicious with ample portions. Just a lovely restaurant which, judging by the filled spaces, is a very popular venue, and I look forward to my next visit.

MJ
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I have enjoyed multiple meals at Mon Ami Gabi over the years -- and the service has always been outstanding! Therefore I was surprised, disappointed, and embarrassed when my guests and I had such a terrible experience yesterday. The server was careless -- maybe inexperienced? We asked him to replace the bread -- which was HARD -- and although he took away the hard loaf, and said he'd replace it, he didn't. He didn't refill the coffee. At one point, he did offer me coffee, and when I asked for decaf, he didn't bring it. It took forever for the food to appear which may have been a kitchen problem. It also took forever to get the check. It was a bad experience. Maybe you have better servers at dinner?

E
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food reasonably priced along with great service. A Bethesda staple.

k
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go to Mon Ami Gabi frequently and always value the service and food.

OT
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went to restaurant after movie on Sat night. Very busy as usual. Food was very good and service good given crowd

m
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate before valet at Kennedy Center. We only had an hour. Our waitress was courteous and efficient. We ate outside the weather was great! I had the Halibut special and I would say it was the best fish I be had my honeymoon in Italy. Great choice

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent including our waiter Gregory

SE
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is reliably good. Got a lovely evening to dine al fresco. Onion soup, escargot and steaks were excellent; desserts still super. Just wish the people who come outside to talk on their mobile phones would move away from the outdoor diners.

M
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to MonAmiGabi so many times and the Thursday was unusually noisy. It just was no way to carry a conversation, major drawback.

OT
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a business lunch and we were seated in a quiet area of the restaurant. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the surroundings, albeit faux bistro, were very pleasant. The luncheon special was a salmon club sandwich which both looked and tasted wonderful.

PM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner celebration for my wife. The ambiance and service are excellent. The servers and waiters made us feel welcome and special. The food was very good overall but lacking complexity on the flavors. We ordered their signature appetizer escargot it was ok, the prime steak classique and bordelaise were very good. We enjoyed the complimentary dessert profiteroles.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise level was so high that it was difficult to talk with my wife. It made our lunch rather unpleasant.

L
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Alas, the frisee salad no longer authentically Parisian... Mussels, artichoke, trout etc just fine.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, good ambiance, bit too noisy. Service was fine, and overall it is a good experience except for the noise.

DD
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good french food served in a french bistro atmosphere. Front room with windows most desirable venue and should be given to those with reservations but you may need to ask. Service is friendly but when it's busy you sometimes need to flag down a server to refill water, etc. Solid Bethesda Row choice for business or pleasure occasion. You won't go wrong with steak frites, french onion soup, trout almondine and the escargot. The warm baguette served with butter is the piece de resistance! Coffee and dessert are done well too.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We four thoroughly enjoyed the Rosh Hashannah meal from start to finish Our server was outstanding and we will see you next year most likely with two additional guests.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on a nice Sunday evening at it was very nice. Steak frites were good as always, and the onion soup was also excellent.

D
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were there for Rosh Hashanah dinner menu. 2 slices of challah were served- had to request more 2 times
. Courses came too quickly
Service was slow/ waited 30 minutes for a cup of coffee
Coffee should be included
Rosh Hashanah and Passover menus never vary

FG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good to come back to Mon Ami Gabi ! We did enjoy our dinner very much !

SS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrating three birthdays at a real French style restaurant. Great food and service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very French

DV
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A visit to the DC area isn’t complete without dinner here. From service to after dinner cafe, delightful and delicious. I am not prone to superlatives, but Mon Ami Gabi Bethesda merits them.

G
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time back to Mon Ami Gabi in a number of years. Few things have changed and that is a very positive reaction. Excellent preparation of bistro classics--onion soup, crepes and steak frites. We will certainly return soon.

OT
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Priz Fixe for lunch is awesome! 3 courses of manageable portions for $20 lets you have all the tastes and leaves money left over for more important things, like wine!

HH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice setting, good food and service staff. Great baguette!

NB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor terrace has great atmosphere. Trout almondine is excellent.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Almost nothing after our appetizer was right, or on time.

That said, we've had several good meals here before, so we'll call this one an off night and move on.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was Gregory Smith and probably one of the best server I’ve had in a long time. He made our celebration so enjoyable.

SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Quiche was very dry

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami is a great place for dinner or lunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They paid for my bday dessert! Yay

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service! Great value for money the lunch menu, with a delicious options! All in all, my party and I had a great time!

K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food quality is in decline. In particular, the food seems to never reach the table suitably hot. Might be time to give up on this old classic (classique?)

g
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was disappointing. The French onion soup was very sweet, and my trout was dry.

B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All around fabulous

RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant noise level is too high and it is difficult to carry on a conversation

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful. Loved sitting outside. Steak was a little flavorless. And I’d expect a better wine by the glass list at a French bistro. We do like the restaurant and will be back.

B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We are frequent guests of Mon Ami and have found the service and food excellent. However, on this past occasion for lunch, we were all disappointed with the service -- slow, inconsistent and wrong orders arrived. DISAPPOINTED!! Hope this is one off.

DO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friends and I meet regularly at Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda and have always had lovely food and an enjoyable time. But on this occasion we found the dining room had new, stiff, and rather uncomfortable chairs. We still had an enjoyable time, but just shifted on our seats more than usual.

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