Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
5526 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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]
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 5526 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All around fabulous

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

DO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

BP
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing meal this time
Slow service, food was good
Did I say very slow service

K
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go to Mon Ami on a regular basis as our children and I love the escargot.
The service and food is usually very good. I rated 4 stars as I ordered fillet Mignon au poivre it came with a bordelaise sauce by mistake. I attracted a server and they replaced the sauce but the time I received it the steak was cold and so was the sauce.
If you go on a Sunday and sit outside there is a street musician across the road. At first you hear his music and think it’s ok but to be honest when he plays the same thing fot 2 hours it can get quite painful. In my opinion Mon Ami is a little overpriced but they are usually pretty regular in good delivery and food.

PC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, great service, good menu choices. A bit dark inside for my elderly Mother in Law to see food.

LC
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We truly enjoyed Mon Ami and the food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

l
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three friends met for lunch to talk and catch up on our lives. We had the back room to ourselves and were there for over 2 hours. Perfect afternoon! We lunch here often together.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent service ambiance. I should have dined outside as it was a beautiful day

LP
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

All good, sat outside with girlfriends Thursday for lunch.

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

We were seated in the back dining room, but asked to be moved before we ordered, as there was a young child screaming at one of the tables. The hostess said no problem and moved us (and several other tables) and we had a lovely dinner.

W
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating a birthday

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The steak was tough and over salted - we had requested a table in the main dining room and when we arrived there were several available but they insisted they were reserved so they stuck us in the back dingy back room - we could see the tables that they said were reserved and they remained unoccupied the whole time . Terrible experience with both food and atmosphere

EP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, Gregory Smith was my waiter and he made the experience just amazing!

SI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is consistently great. From the friendly and professional staff to the delicious food, it is one of my favorite places to go when I want to pamper myself.

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate outside and it was beautiful. Food was delicious and waiter was on top of it. We had a much needed date night. Highly recommend.

RB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had escargot which were prepared the correct French way. Overall the hanger steak was good quality and well prepared. Service was very attentive - will definitely come back.

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

Fantastic brunch, I had Ahi tuna nicoise, friends had eggs Benedict, omelettes, all perfect. Sat outside on side patio, very nice! Everything you want in a basic French bistro.

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Water was room temperature without ice. Took a while to get a drink. Food was very good.

L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our second time here. It’s clearly a beloved neighborhood restaurant. It was packed inside and outside. Service was slow but only because it was so crowded. I was pleased there was a gluten free menu. Trout almandine was delicious but a little oily. I ordered artichoke appetizer but wasn’t sure how to eat it. It wasn’t sliced. Everyone who got steak enjoyed — filet, ny strip, etc. but filet is a little pricey at $36. Kids were disappointed that dessert crepes listed on specials board were not available. Peach sorbet was just ok. Chocolate mousse was a little gritty. Overall food was good. It was too warm inside. Turn the air up please!

DD
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food a french bistro setting. The service is good but not cloying which is nice. There are some dusty bottles perched high in the restaurant that could use a good cleaning which would give this restaurant the refresh it deserves!

f
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak fries

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Sent the steak back TWICE, asking them to cook the steak longer, and it still came back bleeding. Took forever. Not good experience overall, wouldn’t go back or recommend.

I
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outside is not as nice as inside, but inside was too noisy.

MN
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Either no service or rude service. french fries were bottom of the bushel and should not have been served. worst experience ever in many years of greatness. Definitely an off day. sad.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steaks were very good. Drinks were good. Price, as expected for the area. Its a fairly loud place. The server could have been a bit more gracious when taking orders. For example, when walking to a table where the lady has just taken a bite of bread, she should order first, but cant. So, excuse and come back in a minute for the order.. sometimes its the little things. Definitely worth a meal when visiting

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BD celebration. Wonderful evening.

B
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother in law had fallen and hurt her arm and needed a pick me up and this did the trick! We had a table outside and the service was wonderful! We started with. Gazpacho soup and champagne 🥂 and then chicken and mushroom crepe which is consistently delicious ! So happy she enjoyed herself 😎

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We notified the reception about the high chair being broken and unsafe - they said ok but proceeded to do nothing about it

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a one-year old baby boy with us, so sat outside on a nice mild sunny day with a light breeze. Outside was perfect, and our waiter was also - polite, kind, attentive. The food was great, Sunday brunch. I had scrambled eggs with steak instead of bacon, easily substituted.

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was up to expectations. Sat outside. Was a very enjoyable evening.

p
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our first bad meal and service here. Our waiter, Ruben had an attitude right from the start. He brought my glass of wine in a dirty glass, ugh. My wife's steak was dry and the frites were old and just barely warm. Ruben was no where to be found, never checked on our meal, we were heading to a movie so no time to request replacements by the time Ruben did show his face we just asked for the check. Ten minutes later it showed up and another 3 minutes to get our credit card back.

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Not my cup of tea. Small portions and nothing special. Service was great. Just not so good food portion wise and taste.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Dinner with friends. Honored table request. When dinner served, one dish was not what was ordered. Check on table was delayed. Replaced dish after the table was half way through our meal. No comp if coffee or dessert. Disappointing.

k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been here twice and the food was incredible both times. The servers were way above anything we've had in years. It was busy the second time we went and I could tell our server was swamped and there were a few long periods where we didn't see him. But when he came to the table he immediately Thanked us for our patience, and then gave us all the time in the world. Excellent recommendations. Just another great experience.

DC
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Huge improvement on our last visit, knowledgeable server, good service , good food , appropriately priced, minimalist menu done well

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Two meals were overdone and not good. The menu has limited vegetarian options so I always have to get the caesar salad as my entree. Not a good choice.

Too bad. There are countless vegetarian entrees that Mon Ami Gabi could offer. It is very disappointing when the duck for one guest is overcooked and the steak for another was too tough to eat, and the French fries were mushy and had to be returned for a new batch.

All in all, a very bad dinner for four.

c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around with a touch of European ambiance!

IV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best place for restaurant week lunch/brunch otherwise pricey

R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place
Would go back, food very good. Great valve for Restaurant week

1
2
3
139

Tweets by Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda