Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

4.4
4927 reviews
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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.

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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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OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service......................................................

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GF
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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!

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a
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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f
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, great service

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l
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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DR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service from our server, Missy!

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

Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak and Frites was delicious and is always reliable. But, cappuccino was weak and tasteless.

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BR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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WN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

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.

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GS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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YS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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LA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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N
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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h
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely wine and steak night out with friends. Great ambiance and location, excellent service.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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....
Take care,

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l
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friends and I dine here often and always have an enjoyable experience.

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GM
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here often, love the food! Service is good and it is consistently above average

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j
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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HG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most pleasant ambiance ----comfortable outdoor dining----service excellent-----varied menu for all tastes-----prices accepatable

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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D
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, as usual; however, the service last night was really great! ThNks!

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D
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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B
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great sitting outside. The express lunch pricing is wonderful! Food options were great.

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L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DE
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is a breadth of fresh air dining with excellent service and delicious food!

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GG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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!

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The delicious food is only outdone by the impeccable service.

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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful menu selections. Fantastic salad and steak with perfect wine to match. Excellent service!

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OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Worse food and smaller menu than previous visits. Would not recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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P
Baltimore
185 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RM
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the authentic French cuisine and atmosphere, a rare finding nationwide
I would love to go back and highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi

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RB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service is great although the Caesar salad needs pep-up. VERY noisy though

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my second visit to Mon Ami Gabi. The food was great. We could have used a little more attention from our server.

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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