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About Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

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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7239 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday-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.

We're happy to provide late-night bar service for one hour after dinner service.

Cross Street:
Wisconsin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 654-1234

Website:
http://www.monamigabi.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz up your dinner and head to Mon Ami Gabi on Thursday nights. Sit back and take in music, courtesy of the Greg Harrison Trio from 6:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday. 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.

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.

Parking Details:
Valet is $7. Parking also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.

Public Transit:
Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Fleischauer

Additional:
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

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.

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!

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (76)
Good for a Date (74)
Special Occasion (71)
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Good for Birthdays (64)
Great for Lunch (60)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Pre/post Theatre (54)
Great for Brunch (52)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Casual (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Cozy (39)
Romantic (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Authentic (36)
Fun (36)
Business Meals (34)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Bar Seating (23)
Happy Hour (21)
People Watching (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Live Music (10)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Had brunch with my daughter. Various drink offerings - Kir Royal was nice but small. Daughter enjoyed the beer options. Duck confit with fried eggs, hash browns, and Brussels sprouts was very good and filling. The hash browns were fried as a hard patty - first time I had hash browns like this. It was crunchy but good with the fried eggs. Shared the bread pudding with bananas and caramel sauce. Reminiscent of the bananas foster crepe - which we miss very much. The salmon entree was excellent as usual. Service was spot on. A very nice relaxing meal at a good price.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined 2 days ago

Basically a Lonestar Steakhouse with white tablecloths and exorbitant prices. Slow service. Very loud, hard to have a conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Had another excellent meal at Mon Ami Gabi. The food is always great and the atmosphere very relaxing. I always feel like I am at a Paris bistro.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My three courses were excellent and my friend had the same experience. The service was outstanding. The decor is charming. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We made a reservation to go after a movie. The show let out early so we were 30 minutes early, but they graciously seated us. We did not know it was restaurant week, but ended up ordering from the special menu because i5 had what we each wanted. The service was prompt but not rushed. The courses were well spaced. One of us had a salad, steak fritte and and creme brulee, the other had onion soup, steak fritte and profiterole. The food was well-prepared, the steak cooked to order and the soup, salad and both desserts were very good. The one food complaint we had was that the steak frittes were not hot when we received them. Otherwise, the tables were too closely spaced, but there was a crowd that night. We enjoyed ourselves, the place and the food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very busy, which resulted in unfortunate delay in food delivery. However, Ruben our server was incredible and more than made up for the delay with his sincere approach and empathy. Food quality was well worth the wait and overall experience outstanding. A definite favorite.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food. Good selections for Bethesda Restaurant Week. Efficient service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Wanted to take my team out for a 2017 celebratory lunch. We made reservations and went to the restaurant on the later side of the lunch rush. Arrived at the host station and while 5-6 wait staff stared and pointed at us, no one came over to greet us for more than 5 minutes. Finally, the host came from the back and seated us. We then waited another 10 minutes for our waiter to come by. The experience continued to go downhill from there; slow service, mediocre meal, and not really a warm/fuzzy that you expect when the restaurant is 1/2 full. My team member who’s worked in the area over the last 20 years commented at how great the place used to be, but everything was different now. We’ll pick another spot for our next celebration, as the restaurant didn’t assist in the celebratory vibe at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was superb, although service a little rushed. Ambiance is dreamy. Excellent. Excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and restaurant week menu was a nice value! The steak with bernaise sauce was yummy, and the butternut squash soup was flavorful. I enjoyed the profiterole!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went for restaurant week. They had good options. I’d been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time. The profiterole was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food. High quality. Good service. Very accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a very tasty lunch there this week. House salad was delish, also especially enjoyed the fries, steak with sauce and sorbet. Each was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was my 25th birthday and the service was wonderful, the food was fantastic!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

excellent onion soup and the fresh house salad was light and tasty- service was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I was the first person of a party of four, we order are meal and we waited for an hour, for are meal and kept on waited more for our meal too come to the table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was excellent!! In addition, the restaurant had complied with our special request on the Open Table reservation and also graciously seated us when we arrived 1/2 hour early and before our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We go to Mon Ami Gabi often because we really enjoy the ambience and food and it is near the Bethesda Row Cinema which we frequent. Very convenient and enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was excellent, the waitress was too and we had a very private table. A very positive experience in all regards!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was good. Slow service and loud ambiance but always great food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is a very reliable restaurant with good appetizers, salads, seafood and steak frites. The restaurant is a god-send for people who need gluten-free food. Service is always good and so are the mussels.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food, service. Restaurant Week options delicious. Engaging waiter, superb service and attention.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Wait staff very attentive. Brunch dishes, omlete and waffles were excellent. Restaurant week special was a real bargain . Loved our meal!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The steak and frites Bethesda Restaurant Week special was very tasty and well priced. I especially enjoyed the herb butter that came on the steak. My tomato bisque soup was very good. My wife’s salade maison was bountiful and fresh. The vinaigrette was undistinguished. The steak main course was nicely cooked.
The chocolate sauce that bathed the profiteroles was beautiful. The cream puff had nice crispness.
All in all a most enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Tables are on top of each other and temperature inside was over 80 degrees, waiters were dripping with sweat

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good, authentic, not-too-heavy French food. Our waiter got us in and out quickly before our movie even though the place was busy. Loved the Arctic char, but the Dover sole, a French must-have, was just okay. Something was missing and it was bland. The seafood tower is an excellent and fresh choice for a starter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had the same dishes as I did last year. What a downfall. Food was bad, and service even worse. Server took the salad plate I was working on, and placed the entree in front of me. You don't do that, even with a little child.

Where do they get these people from? Do they train them? Vulgarity and coarseness in behavior has permeated the restaurant scene now. Just eat at home.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our filets were over cooked. We were told pink in the middle was medium well so that is what we ordered. Both of the steaks were over cooked with no pink at all. Very noisy in the back room. Service was average. I think they forget it was for a birthday..reservation on open table did say that, but we had to remind them it was a birthday at the end of the meal. Overall....ehhhhh!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Crowded even on a Wednesday night! Good, but not great. Flounder was over cooked. Friendly, accommodating service.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was good, but we did have to send the French fry's back as they were greasy, limp and cool. We had to ask a second time where the new fry's were as we were almost done with our meals. The bread, which is to be served upon seating came after our meal was served. The service was a major disappointment! They did offer us a free desert or glass of wine, but the evening was already compromised and needlessly unpleasant. We will not be back as there are many better places.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great place for special romantic occasions, but food is no longer spectacular, but solidly very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went to celebrate my son's birthday. It's his favorite steak place. the food was wonderful and our server was delightful. He was so helpful when I wanted to order Skate wing, a fish I had never tried. It was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was terrific, starting with the best Cosmopolitan drink I've ever had. The four of us each enjoyed every morsel of our three-course dinner, prior to heading for the Landmark Cinema just a few feet away. My trout amandine was beyond delicious. The tarte tatin was scrumptious. I was truly surprised at the quality of the food and the delightful service, partcularly since the restaurant is so large. One suggestion: The by-the-glass wine list could have been more interesting and broader. Also, my pommes frites arrived lukewarm, but were quickly replaced by hot, scrumptious fries, with apologies from the waiter. These two remarks do not prevent me from giving Mon Ami Gabi a full five stars. We all intend to go back very soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great all the time. One of our very favorite spots.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have never had a bad meal at Mon Ami Gabi. For me it is a restaurant for special occasions, not a casual every day place. It has never let me down.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Slowest service ever at Mon Ami Gabi. Reservations for 7:30 pm. Waiter didn't take our food order till 830pm....he kept disappearing .... I told our waiter that it was my daughter's bday at the start of dinner (when he finally took our order); he assured me saying "don't worry I will make sure there are candles on the dessert for her!....there were still NO CANDLES on her Profiteroles. And he claimed..."you didn't tell me it was her bday and patted me on my shoulder??" I'm sorry, but who the heck do you think you are to be so patronizing instead of simply apologizing, at that moment, that you forgot and would get the candles ASAP!.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent place but the food has lowered its standards. My medium rare stake was raw and our friends did not think their plates were up to the price. Wine is excellent, but for $11/glass we got less than a 1/4 of a glass...

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I've been to Mon Ami Gabi many times for dinner, but never for lunch. Because I was in the area, I decided to take a friend there for her birthday. Unfortunately I was not impressed with the lunch I ordered, which was chicken crepes. The crepe was 'thick' and NOT hot at all. I think the waiter was annoyed that we did not order appetizers or desert. I could have sent my meal back, but did not. Dinners there have been good, but I have noticed that they have gone in their quality of meals....I think they assume they are popular enough that they don't have to provide the best meal in the area. They need to reevaluate this, because the area is opening quite a few good restaurants and Mon Ami Gabi will no longer be the 'to-go-place' in Bethesda!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We went for weekday lunch. Great service. Great soups. Try the crepes. Done very well. I will go again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

First, they changed the menu. The best meal was Cassoulet and they removed it. Now the menu is more American than French restaurant. My husband’ s steak became hard to eat like the stone. This is poor quality of the food.
I will not go back.

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