Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

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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.

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TK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The lunch fare at Mon Ami Gabi is now standardized, like a good fast food restaurant. The soup was excellent, the main dishes good, but the service needs upgrading. Still, a good place for a casual meal.

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JL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Order was incorrect.
Quiche was not hot
Water tasted “different”

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CC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent, friendly and attentive service. Our server asked the kitchen about an off-dinner-menu item for our daughter and they were able to make it (lunch item). Great food (one dish was a little salty, but otherwise excellent for 5 different meals).

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N
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always lovely

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M
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but not as good as I’d expect given the prices. Wine was good. Waitress was nice and attentive (but not overly so).

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f
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful for us. I especially enjoy sitting outside. The food is outstanding and the service is very professional.

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FB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been to the restaurant several times in the past. I must have not recognized the menu limitations. There was beef, fish, and pasta. A little disappointing. That being said, the salad was great, and so was the wine and the waitress.

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FM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed Mon Ami Gabi. This time was even better with our server, Reuben. He was absolutely delightful.

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CR
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place to celebrate birthdays, holidays etc. We also go regularly to get brunch or lunch or dinner. Can’t go wrong. Food is excellent, service terrific. We were celebrating a bday and it was delightful as always. Highly recommend.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am at this restaurant on average about four- six times a month . I’ve very rarely have had trouble. My burger was so salty, I usually get fish. It took over 20 minutes to get a cherry coke! The children’s pasta was ordered without butter. The waiter said it was water on the plate, not butter. I realize this is not typical for this wonderful restaurant . This particular waiter is always grumpy and tends to ignore you if you’re not ordering lots of “drinks”. Very sorry , I know it is not an easy job!

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IC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bistro and fine food served in an elegant way.

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I
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Saturday brunch at 11:30 and asked for a quiet table. We were seated in the back room and for some time were the only ones there, so it definitely was quiet and allowed for great conversation. We had a leisurely brunch, including dessert, and we were not rushed by our waitress at all. By 1 pm the tables started to fill up and it got noisier, but never too noisy, and our corner table still allowed us to hear each other very well. Our waitress was excellent and super-accommodating in every respect - one of the best we've ever had anywhere.

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L
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food, drinks and service. One of our go to restaurants.

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T
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside since it was a beautiful night. Service was great. My friend and I shared the sole meurniere which was delicious. My husband had trout almondine which was delicious, and my friend's husband had steak which was delicious. We all enjoyed everything.

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D
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside on the side patio, was delightful and quiet! Had a wonderful meal and a terrific server!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Server was nice, nice outside setup. Food was ok, not great. Ordered steak medium rare/rare and got medium. Friend ordered medium and he got medium well.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was attentive, but not pushy. I had the arugula salad with salmon. Delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Trout almondine was poorly done! Gazpacho was good

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, definitely a lot of heavy items but all prepared well. Steak Frittes was good and escargot delicious. Service was a bit slow, took a while to get drinks, more bread, plates, etc. Overall was a great meal.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Food has really deteriorated. Over salty. Some of my favorite items, like the seafood crepe, are no longer on the menu. Onion soup was not good.

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BP
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing meal -- service was pleasant but slow. One of the hangar steaks was cooked incorrectly and was sent back -- took 15 minutes to bring a properly cooked plate back out but by then, everyone else had finished their meal. And then the restaurant didn't even take the corrected dish off the bill. Mon Ami Gabi must be really hurting for money to not do that, after screwing up the entree to begin with. Won't be back anytime soon.

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TA
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While still good, I much preferred the menu created by their chef of 1 plus years ago. A longtime waiter there agreed with me. It's gone downhill after that chef left.

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love your restaurant
Live near by
Our server was a bit pushy and rushy

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was our food. We sat outside under the umbrellas and had a wonderful brunch. Would highly recommend to everyone.

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service excellent, and the ambience both relaxing and invigorating.

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A
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is usually excellent. There was one mix-up that caused us concern. Our salads were delivered to the wrong table. Once the waiter saw the mistake, he took the salads from the other table and tried to give them to us. No way - we refused to accept food that had been on another table, not knowing if those people had already eaten any parts of our salads.

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w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Single glass of “house merlot” too expensive. I’m not sure why the review has to be at least 50 characters. We go to this restaurant, because of its location. Somewhat over-priced, though.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making my friend’s Birthday a success

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have always loved our experience when dining here. We hadn't been in over a year and there was a noticeable decline in the quality of food, service and overall experience. We were there for a special occasion and left voicemail disappointed.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately for us, there was a street fair that had been scheduled on Woodmont right in front of the restaurant. It made access to the entrance challenging for someone who is handicapped, and there was no valet available to park our car. No one offered to validate our super expensive parking. The meal was pleasant enough otherwise.

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LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and brunch.

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d
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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IT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is consistantly good. But wine list is very limitted and its noisy. One expects a good wine at a reasonable price to go with the nice stakes they serve.

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steak! Outstanding service by Reuben !

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KC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great choice for dinner. Onion soup is a standout.

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v
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Soup and salad and wine were very good, bread OK, and service was excellent. Waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and totally professional. But the main course - mussels - were tasteless.

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CB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought two guests who had never been there.before. They LOVED it. My only criticism is that all the dishes from lunch should be cleared before dessert is served. The waiter kept touching my shoulder in the “ Joe Biden “ way but it did invade my private space. I did not mind but others could take offense.

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FR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I eat here regularly. We enjoy it very much. This trip though the only negative was that the bread seemed to be warmed in the microwave and was quite hard. This was the first time I encountered that. Otherwise everything Fine as usual

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was much too noisy for a conversation at dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

SERVICE: Good to very good. FOOD: Onion soup was tasty. One of us ordered the mussels and raved about them. Three of us ordered the breakfast special of a petit filet mignon with eggs and potatoes. Prep of the meat satisfied all three distinct degrees from rare to medium; but I cannot say the same with the eggs. The restaurant was responsive and redid the eggs. They even went as far as providing a completely different entree when one person still wasn’t satisfied. Potatoes were disappointingly soft with little flavor even though they came with vegetables. I would be willing to give the restaurant a second visit to try the steak and frites which was my original intent until I got sidetracked with the breakfast special. Live and learn!

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