Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
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*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.
Mon Ami Gabi is a French Bistro & Steakhouse located on Bethesda Row. We specialize in our Steak Frites as well as a variety of fresh seafood and are excited to be able to host your next special event!View Private Dining Details
The food was of very poor quality. The onion soup was nothing special. My friend said her salmon salad was good but my steak bearnaise was very poor. The bearnaise was that only in name, did not resemble a real bearnaise at all. The profiterolles were good, no complaint there.
I ordered a glass of Chateau Bonnet, the waiter poured red wine in my glass without showing me the bottle, when I asked to look at it, it turned out to be a different wine. He said they had run out of the Bonnet, so why did he not tell me that before he poured it. I then would have had the choice to accept what he was offering or order something else. With all the other good choices to eat in Bethesda I would think they would make more of an effort. I will not be back!
Returned to Mon Ami Gabi for either the second or third time for dinner on Sunday night, and was not disappointed. Right off the bat, the service was great; our table was wobbly and they were extremely apologetic and quick to fix. We started with the half-order of mussels, which were excellent, followed by steak frites and cocktails. The drinks were strong enough that we needed them watered down, but I think to most people that is a positive rather than a negative.
My only complaint is that the bread comes in a loaf, rather than in sliced pieces, which in theory is very on-brand and cute but in practice messy and difficult to distribute.
Wonderful meal, great service
Always worth the effort. the street was being torn up and Taste of Bethesda. It was worth the hecticity and parking issues we go about 3 times a year.
Great food and great service from our server, Missy!
Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints.
Steak and Frites was delicious and is always reliable. But, cappuccino was weak and tasteless.
Had stopped going to this once very good restaurant, but out of town guests choose it. Will DEFINITELY
never go again for dinner, but may get a salad for lunch and sit outside.
I called and noted in my reservation that we were having a small family reunion of sorts where we had not see each other in almost 2 decades. The host said they would try to give us a quiet table but instead we were right in the middle of the room. Horrible service combined with that and I would certainly find someplace else for a special occasion.
Excellent ambiance and service, and generally excellent bistro fare. Only downside was overly large and slightly fishy tasting mussels, which were not what we expected.
Had reunion date with bestie. Had 7 pm reservation on Thursday and was out the door around 8pm. Got tons of hints from the servers asking if we are still working on the food or we need to get out of the door. Food was really plain. Loved this restaurant but got very disappointed this time.
As usual delicious Their lunch especial is great a three course meal and their delicious bread fresh and crispy, I loved all my selections from the gaspacho, salmon and profiterole not so sweet just perfect.
Do not expect s quick meal there. Fabulous food but we had to wait for it over an hour. Everyone was famished by the time our dinner arrived.
Lovely wine and steak night out with friends. Great ambiance and location, excellent service.
My experience was limited, it was my first time trying French food ( cuisine).
It was challenging understanding the menu layout, very few items, but not well translated to English. I will suggest they introduce their food to new clients, in a different way.
Please don’t take this wrong, try it your self and let’s help them be better....
My friends and I dine here often and always have an enjoyable experience.
Come here often, love the food! Service is good and it is consistently above average
Mon Ami Gabi provides a lovely room with tables comfortably spaced and warm paneling. With the rooms fairly crowded, it is still possible to have a normal conversation. The mini baguette presented early on is far superior to the cold and neutral tasting fare too many restaurants provide. This is something I always look forward to. The last two times out I have enjoyed the duck confit which claims to be an appetizer but is suitable for an entree with a salad. It's accompaniment, a slow cooked chopped red cabbage, is a fine choice to go with the succulent duck.
Most pleasant ambiance ----comfortable outdoor dining----service excellent-----varied menu for all tastes-----prices accepatable
I have been coming to MAG for at least 7 years and always enjoyed it. Sadly the last 2-3 times and especially at lunch I found the food quality lacking: my steak was bland, the sauce very watery...only the famous fries made it worthwhile. My friend's salad came highly recommended by our waiter but the whole presentation seemed messy with big chunks of veggies(and I mean big!) She could not finish it. The service remains of good quality but dinner food quality seems definitely better.
Wonderful evening, as usual; however, the service last night was really great! ThNks!
This is our favorite restaurant in Bethesda. Been going for years and still go 2-3 times per month. The cocktails and food are outstanding and the service is exceptional.
It was great sitting outside. The express lunch pricing is wonderful! Food options were great.
I had heard so much about Mon Ami Gabi from my mother who goes frequently with her friends. Our server, Gregory Smith, was very attentive and professional. We had a variety of appetizers to include chicken liver mousse paté as well as salads and fresh baguettes. Entrées ranged from the classic steak with bordelaise sauce, fresh salad with salmon, and blackened salmon. The food was flavorful and well-prepared. Overall, it was a lovely evening.
Mon Ami Gabi is a breadth of fresh air dining with excellent service and delicious food!
Pretty good food. Wish the menu had specified all the contents of the crepe ordered. There seemed to be some kind of cream sauce or other creamy ctype of cheese not mentioned by the waitstaff. Also wish the waitstaff had been a bit more attentive and asked if we wanted to keep the baguette!
The delicious food is only outdone by the impeccable service.
Wonderful menu selections. Fantastic salad and steak with perfect wine to match. Excellent service!
As always, excellent.
Very pleased with the service! Highly professional! We were promptly seated. Most of all, the escargots, trout almondine, and mashed peas with leeks were superb. I also found the food prices most reasonable for the quality and the drinks were generous--not thimble-sized as I've experienced at some high-end restaurants.
Food has become very disappointing, even a basic salad.
The ambiance is the same but the prices seem to have gone up and the quality of the food gone down.
Worse food and smaller menu than previous visits. Would not recommend.
We had an amazing experience. We love this restaurant and chose to spend our anniversary there. They treated us with special care with made our anniversary celebration even better. In addition to the spectacular service, the food was incredible. Thank you!!
Our second time here for lunch and once again excellent. The burger with brie was cooked as requested (an uncommon occurrence it seems) and delicious. The quiche was excellent and big enough that we were able to take over half home and it provided another lunch later in the week.
Loved the authentic French cuisine and atmosphere, a rare finding nationwide
I would love to go back and highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi
Food and service is great although the Caesar salad needs pep-up. VERY noisy though
This was my second visit to Mon Ami Gabi. The food was great. We could have used a little more attention from our server.
I dont recall our server's name but he was so kind to us. He presented us with a dessert on the house after we had originally decided against having it. The food was excellent, drinks were good, servers/bussers were attentive. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time. Thank you so much for a great experience. Not a complaint but a note(this was towards the end of the evening) that when I went to the restroom the mens room was out of paper towels, but I quickly notified someone who then assisted immediately. Did not subtract from the 5 stars for such a small thing! I am still very happy with everything. I am hoping to return another time to try some of the specials. Was sad they were out of their Beef Wellington!