Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.6
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$31 to $50
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French
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. Note: All reservations are confirmed for indoor seating; outdoor dining is first come/first served. Now delivering on UberEATS. Visit ubereats.com or download the app! Free food is just one text away! Text GABIMD to 70717 to get deals on appetizers, desserts and more sent to your phone. [You’ll receive up to 4 msgs/month from an automated system. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel/HELP for help. Consent to text messaging terms not required for purchase. Mobile T&Cs: leye.com/terms-of-use & Privacy Policy: leye.com/privacy-policy]
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JV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and pleasant service

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

spectacular food outstanding service

s
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi had great atmosphere. Really looked and felt like a French Brasserie. Frisée salad, duck liver pate, salmon and steak frites were very good. The only real issue was a few points off for service. Greeted nicely at seated right away, water within seconds but our server, who was professional and friendly, had too many tables so it took too long to get cocktails and starter orders in. Everything improved after that. Excellent price and value for this area

MD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, even with Coronavirus concern. Diners came out to support the restaurant and we had a lovely time. Scallop appetizer was so good I want to rush right back! Lovely bottle of Bordeaux at a $55 price point. Suggested by the server, who was knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Steak frites done nicely. Value suffered just a bit for the portion at a $24 price. It was plenty to eat. The brandy-peppercorn was delicious! Thanks Mon Ami Gabi!

F
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably good in all respects. Something for everyone.

JK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. A bit dark and difficult to see the menu, but would definitely go back!

S
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like this restaurant. Good food, great service. We were made to feel especially welcomed on this visit because business is off due to the Corona 19 virus. I hope customers return soon.

Gregory Smith, our server, was so welcoming and attentive. He is the textbook example of how to make guests feel comfortable and cared for.

Oh yes, dinner, steak frites and the cod entree were terrific. But the service was perfect. Thanks, Gregory.

FR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat outside and was gorgeous. My daughter joined me and we split everything. Server was so accommodating and our food deliverer, was completely efficient.

JM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice experience....as usual! This a go-to favorite for us.

P
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fantastic Monday lunch out -- walked in early for our reservation and were quickly seated. Burgers were cooked perfectly and the French Manhattans made the meal.

FB
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a fine place for lunch
but be prepared to wait your order.

ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, especially great for a special occasion

k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were four seniors coming to a restaurant we had not been in before. We are always worried about the noise levels in restaurants. We were seated in one of the back rooms, and were pleasantly surprised that the noise level was not too high, and we were able to have a good conversation. It's a great restaurant with a varied menu and very good food. We had the steak and enjoyed it a lot.

A
New England
71 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Food delivered at room temperature and had to be sent back. We were seated in the back room with large families with loud children. Wine was not decanted. Service slow due to not enough wait and service staff.
When I told the manager , he shrugged his shoulders . We should have been offered front room bar area before being told the only window table was in the back room.

T
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!!!
Always a favorite :)

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch spot, great atmosphere, good service.

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The salad which was labeled as a Caesar Salad, was anything but! Just because Romaine lettuce is chopped up and shredded cheese is sprinkled over----that does NOT make a Caesar Salad!

OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the French martini, steak frites, roast chicken, green beans, and chocolate mousse. Everything was fresh and good. Already planning another visit.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service by Diana and all the staff. We will be back soon!

NG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure in food and service. Many French design elements like tile floor and wood chairs make the noise level somewhat high for folks over 70 or those with hearing issues.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served in a beautiful presentation by solicitous and knowledgeable waiters in a bustling but friendly and comforting ambiance. Just like the bistros in Paris! One of my family's all-time favorites, whether for a special occasion or just a fun night out.

s
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food, presentation and server were excellent.

BV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambience. I had to keep telling our host that our assigned table was crappy so the eventual table was only slightly better even though there were other open tables in better locations that didn't have reserved signs on them. Seems a little odd and discriminating.

JO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely waiter. Wish I knew his name. We were celebrating 2 50th birthdays. He was so sweet & brought us glass of wine & profiteroles with candles.

Food & wine were excellent.

KK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mike was OUTSTANDING. Great guy and love MAG...favorite in Bethesda

BD
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the County. Duck a l'Orange was perfectly done - crispy skin, not overdone on the inside. Grand mere's chicken was likewise delicious. Potato-leek soup was very tasty, with some good zip to it. Cocktails are always tasty. Service was attentive and friendly but not too much so.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place my wife and I have been here for our anniversary 2 years in a row and they are consistently great. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. The food and the wine are amazing, I always try something else but I always have the French onion soup which is fantastic.

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear Cristoza, Thank you for celebrating with us! I'm glad that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to taking great care of you again soon. Best, Miranda Carbone Manager

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L
Washington DC
307 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

My wife and I have eaten at Mon Ami Gabi many times. We are consistently pleased with the food and wine.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Cold steaks 2x

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and always great food!

UB
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a business commitment for dinner at another place with others, but wanted some great desserts afterward. I recommended Mon Ami Gabi for its profiteroles and crème brûlée. We arrived and the dining room was packed! It was Saturday night, bien sûr !
Anyway, it was quite slow getting a menu and ordering, but the result was all I hoped for. 2 orders of profiteroles and 1 crème brûlée and “oohs and ahs” all around the table! A little espresso or cappuccino and the evening had a perfect ending.

If you have not tried their profiteroles you MUST! I mean what’s not to love — nice little puff pastries filled with exceptional vanilla ice cream and topped with dark chocolate syrup!
We’ve heard things like this, in a cup, called parfaits, but this IS the perfect dessert, in my humble opinion!

I’ll be back, but for much more of the great menu next time.

Oh, and in terms of ambiance, Bethesda is MUCH better than their Reston location and worth some extra drive time, if that choice applies to you.

A la prochaine, mon ami, Gabi!!!!

LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional value for delicious food, ambiance and wines.the back room by the kitchen is quiet compared to the front area.

NW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for a 1st anniversary celebration and had a party of 12 - two tables with 6 at each. Our waiter, Ruben, was excellent and had 1 or 2 assistants helping him to keep things moving with our large party. The food was great, the service excellent, and while we didn't rush, we were able to get on to our follow-up celebration across town in Bethesda by 8:30. Great job Ruben!

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear NormW, Thank you for the nice review. I'm happy to hear that you both enjoyed your 1st-anniversary celebration. Please join us in the near future. Best, Miranda

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OT
1 review