Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.5
4769 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.

Note: All reservations are confirmed for indoor seating; outdoor dining is first come/first served.

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Delivery or takeout
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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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Special events & promotions
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of wine tastings, cooking classes and dinner events where Executive Chef Andrew Fleischauer combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
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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

Private Dining

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!

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What 4769 People Are Saying
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place for Francophones and Fans. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Generally find this a reliable and excellent place to dine. Although our server, Gregory, was handsome and attentive, I was puzzled why he became somewhat unpleasant at the end of the meal. I even saw him carefully helping an elderly, handicapped lady later- so very puzzled!
Food and very chilled wine were wonderful, but I will think twice about returning.

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D
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was outstanding!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Each of us enjoyed every single bite of all the dishes. We simply had a delightful time there.

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always our go-to date night place. Steaks are to die for! They had a vichyssoise as a special for Bastille Day and it was amazing.

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L
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sat outside on a beautiful night, the food was great, the service exceptional. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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JJ
4.0Dined 5 days ago

As can be seen from the rating, food and service was just fine. The noise level make me reluctant to go again even though this has always been a favorite.

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LM
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The steak was delicious, but was very thin (skirt steak?) and not what I was expecting for the price. Delicious fries and bread, and a yummy creme brûlée. Very French atmosphere with nice wine choices.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I loved it. It made the special occasion even more special.

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B
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We all had the hanger steak with frites and butter sauce. Delicious. And split a Caesar salad. Great service.

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LG
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent service and food. Loved it.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was good, but our server was pushy at first and inattentive after we placed our orders were placed

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DC
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Mom's birthday. She loved the mussels, which were huge! We ate outside, beautiful weather. Good people watching. They gave use free profiteroles with candles. Delicious! Much appreciated. Great waitress too.

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AB
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were delighted that our strong request for outside dining was honored! Service was prompt and professional/personal. The “Amuse Bouche” delectable — grated carrot salad. Food as always delicious. Very enjoyable evening!

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T
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Was expecting more since the location in Vegas is so good. Food was ok. Came to try the French onion soup. Had better soup at a steakhouse. The broth was lacking flavor. Tyler Florence has a better recipe on the food network website. Not a place I would go out of my way to come back to. I hear the steak and frites are better options here so you may want to stick to that if you eat here.

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C
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The salmon tartar is superb. The food is always predictably good as is the service

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OT
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The service was spotty. It was a busy time and we were left too long to decide on our dinner. By the time the waiter returned for our orders, the special was no longer available. One of our friends was so disappointed that he didn't order an entree. He thought that if the special was close to being out, that the waiter should have informed us. Our food itself, was very good. The waiter provided complementary wine and dessert, which we did not order.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great decor, but the service was extremely slow. We had the breakfast menu. Asked for ketchup for the potatoes. It never came. Finally got up and went to our waiter to get it. My Eggs Benedict were poorly prepared, not enough sauce and the ham was hard to cut and tough to chew. We received complimentary desserts, but this did not make up for the poor service and food.

Date: July 4, 2018 at Bethesda, MD location

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l
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I hadn't been there in while and went because we wanted a place in downtown Bethesda before the movie. The food is about the same, good but not terrific, but they took skate off the menu which was one of the major reasons I used to go there. Maybe I'm wrong, but i remember the menu being more varied. My mussels were large and plentiful, but not much taste. Service was fine, and it's a good reliable place. Somehow it didn't seem as good as it used to be.

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GR
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent ambiance, superb service. Mon Ami Gabi does its name justice - it's like going to a friend's house, one who is a great host and has amazing food! From the brunch menu (which is why we went this last time), their gazpacho is amazing and all their crepes are delicious. Plus, their summer brunch cocktails are on point (we had kir royales, yum!) Can't wait to go again.

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CB
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Enjoyed the food. Gazpacho was especially good. Service was inattentive and lacked polish and attention to customers. Server may have had too many tables.

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JL
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere, good salmon salad and apple tart, just the right amount of attention from the pleasant wait staff.

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KE
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We go often and particularly enjoy sitting outside. In the last 6 months or so they have changed their desserts. I used to have trouble deciding which one but my favorite was the bananas foster crepe.

Nothing really tempted us on our previous two visits. We tried the caramel chocolate salted tart (I think that's what it was called). It sounded good but you could have used it for a hockey puck. When we were in France the desserts were light, almond cream, chocolate cream and flaky pastry. Or many choices of dessert crepes or profiteroles. The desserts Mon Ami offers now are definitely not French.

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G
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Makes us look forward to having to go to DC. Top notch service and food.

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DK
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

First time there. Excellent place. Great for a business or personal experience.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We like this place a lot!

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NE
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I invited my friend for her birthday and for being there for my surgery last week. We were ontime for our reservation at 8pm. We asked to sit outside and the weather was nice. The restaurant was less than half full. We ordered escargots as appetizer, deux dishes and 2 glasses of wine. My friend ordered a second glass of wine. The waiter was in a rash and picked up the plates while our mouths were still at the last bite. He came with the dessert Menu and I said we would be taking a profiteroles. He asked if we will take coffee and I said it is too early for the coffee because my friend had still a full glass of wine. He said he was rushing because the kitchen closes at 10 and he left. We looked at the watch, it was 9:22! Despite what I said, the waiter came back with the coffee and the dessert. I have found it unacceptable but didn’t do any scandale because my friend didn’t want me to say anything. I can say it now: what happened was unacceptable. Even if the food is good, having to rush to

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OT
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We ate outside, which was pleasant and quiet. We were not having a big meal. The food and experience was enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Mon Ami Gabi to friends.

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TM
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I brought my very old mother here, and the servers were super conscientious, polite, and friendly. It made our night!

Thank you.

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R
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Enjoyed our meal at Mon Ami Gabi. Great restaurant with a large wine selection and good food. The wait staff is extremely attentive even when the restaurant was very crowded. The hangar steak and frites were very good and cooked to perfection at medium rare. The trout almandine was good, but a little overcooked and dry. All in all we were happy and will come back.

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JW
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Solid Bethesda version of French bistro, with reliably good steaks and salads, and a small number of good fish dishes.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Birthday with friends

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AL
2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The inexpensive (relatively) lunch fixed price menu sounds great but the steak frite included a very thin piece of meat that had been pounded to produce some tenderness and didn't have great taste, and the "frite" were close to matchstick potatoes but curly and thin. The gespacho was great and the profiterole tasty but none of the dishes approached full size. Very disappointing.

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l
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Still an excellent place for a friend's lunch. Luncheon menu was excellent and quite reasonably priced. We could talk and were not rushed.

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n
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent as always. Food was delicious, service was abundant but overwhelming or hovering, and for my friend the 3 olive martini was exceptional. The seasonal gazpacho was marvelous.

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LB
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food is consistently good. It's really loud, so if your looking to have a decent conversation over dinner, I might go elsewhere. The service was disappointing as was sitting us next to a table with restless children when a much better table remained open the entire time we were seated.

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CH
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Another very nice meal at Mon Ami Gabi. They really have it down pat and we always look forward to dinners there - for fun and especially when there is a birthday or anniversary; just seems like the right fit.

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O
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food and service have been consistently excellent for many years. The same holds true today.

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LD
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We sat outside and it was nice. Service was excellent. However, I felt sorry for the waiters wearing long sleeve shirts in the sweltering 90 degree heat.
I ordered a steamed artichoke and was surprised to see how small it was and very overpriced ($13). I enjoyed it. You might want to re-think the size or make the price commiserate to what you are serving.
Other than that, it was a lovely experience.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Was taken out for Father's Day and I'm not disappointed for the only reason that I got to spend the day with my wonderful family. The escargot was okay, the beef wellington was way under cooked and when we requested it be a little more done they reheated the entire plate. It wasn't that busy but I was really hyped up. And now, I'm hungry.

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