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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.

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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 for a dining experience with an added entertaining twist. Sit back and take in music, courtesy of the Greg Harrison Trio (Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm) and the Rick Whitehead Trio (Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm) 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.

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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

This year, celebrate Christmas Eve with French fare at Mon Ami Gabi. Start the day off with your favorite brunch items – plus $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas at the bar – or join us later on for dinnertime classics like Steak Frites and Beef Bourguignon. Reservations recommended.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say ‘au revoir’ to 2017 at Mon Ami Gabi! Start the day off with your favorite brunch items – plus $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas at the bar – or join us later on for a classy evening of savory French fare and fabulous wine. Dinner reservations recommended.

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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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (79)
Good for a Date (74)
Special Occasion (60)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (59)
Great for Lunch (57)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Pre/post Theatre (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Great for Brunch (51)
Business Meals (40)
Romantic (40)
Good for Groups (38)
Casual (37)
Fun (36)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Comfort Food (32)
Authentic (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Cozy (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
People Watching (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Hot Spot (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Seasonal (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Live Music (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

gave them another try as i have had some good meals there over the years, but last night fillet requested medium rare was cooked beyond medium. it was dry and tasteless. french fries were hard and not very hot. small caesar's salad very overpriced.

my dinner companion enjoyed his escargot.

good selection wines by the glass. warm bread is good.

overall was disappointed enough not to go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

I had the mussels: and they were ok but the broth was smothered with tons of onions and was thick and greasy. The coffee was absolutely awful, bitter, and cold.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Struggling to continue to patronize Mon Ami Gabi....we WANT to like this restaurant, but it has gone downhill and it is definitely a management problem. Management doesn't seem to care. Last visit, food was sloppily presented. This visit, for brunch, service was poor. We sat for nearly 25 minutes before waiter (Les?) took drink order. Those were interested in Bloody Marys before eating decided not to bother and we ordered everything at the same time rather than risk sitting for another 25 minutes. A bottle of sparkling water arrived with no glass of ice; glass of ice arrived after the food was served. Food and drink orders were correctly executed, and the presentation was nice. There was garbage on the floor by the table, the first person we asked to pick it up, didn't. The second person we asked did pick it up. On past two visits, managers do not seem to observe what is going on at individual tables, no maintaining of high standards; they walk around but don't really look at the tables to see what's going on. Generically asking "how is everything?" doesn't cut it. Any good manager would have wondered why our table sat with no drinks or food for a half hour.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved it - perfect spot for dinner with friends. Lively, attractive atmosphere. Very good service with knowledgeable waiter. Delicious vegetarian option, which means a lot to us. Great steak frites!

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was incredibly slow and inatentive. Othereise, we enjoyed the dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

While the steak frites was reliably good, either our waitress or the kitchen was having a bad night as it took almost 45 minutes to get our food, particularly problematic because we had theater tickets that night. And it seemed like the waitress was offering apologies to all her customers for a variety of problems.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a great dining experience. The food is tastefully prepared and the atmosphere inviting

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Merci pour cette merveilleuse experience culinaire! Mon Ami Gabi is a Bethesda gem and almost never disappoints. If I do have an issue, the excellent and attentive wait staff will quickly correct it, so I have no complaints. My favorite is always the seafood on a vegetable puree, be it cauliflower or parsnips. The chef is a master with herbs. The food is so flavorful and the gluten free options are a welcomed surprise as we have family with sensitivities. I can't comment on the wine list but our guests always love the pairings. For this, I will always return. Merci Beaucoups!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lovely meal with four diners. We enjoyed salads and main courses but passed on desserts as we had post-dinner plans for dessert. I loved the bison steak. It was beautifully spiced, perfectly prepared as per my medium-rare request, and a most enjoyable meal. The other diners had steaks or fish and were equally pleased with their meals. The wine we had was a mid-priced red that suited us quite well. The freshly baked bread was as always, delicious and worth the excess to which it was consumed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi continues to be an excellent choice. We frequently choose this restaurant for after theater dining and have never been disappointed. It would be nice to have a Valet Parking option .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Super heavy handed on the dairy side of things. If you’re even remotely lactose intolerant, don’t go. It’s on EVERYTHING. But if that isn’t an issue for you, go for it. I’m only slightly and ended up being super sick. My husband isn’t intolerant at all and was perfectly fine. Despite all that, the food was awesome, the service was on point and we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice evening out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dine here often. We love the food and service. Great value. Be sure to try their onion soup.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I've been coming here since MAG opened and never had bad service until yesterday. As is our custom pre-movie my friends and I ordered appetizers or soup. The waiter, who I suspect needs further training, was so disappointed that he actually argued with us about how small the portions were and didn't we want anything else. He then proceeded to get one of the orders wrong, and didn't seem to believe my friend that she had NOT ordered the onion soup. Grudgingly, he took it back. His disappointment continued when we ordered only capuccinos afterwards. To be fair to the restaurant the manager saw what was happened and immediately tried to correct the situation. He was very apologetic when I told him what had happened. The food was OK. They keep changing the menu, so you can't rely on your old favorites -- plus a French restaurant that doesn't serve omelets is a rarity!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

While still eating our started course of mussels, our entrees arrived. I complained about this and got”sorry” and they plunked them down
Trout almondine smothered in butter
NY steak ordered medium rare was overbooked and waiter agreed. He then came back from kitchen to tell me chef insisted it wasn’t but they would redo it. The next steak came out with the chefs revenge and it was practically raw. So of course sent it back once again and it came back, not proper, but acceptable since by this time my friends were almost done eating
The chef should be ashamed of himself!!
I’ve had other measly here that were fine, this was not

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Dine her often with a friend as the food is good and we can sit in a corner of the back room and have privacy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was a great place to go for my birthday celebration. At the next table there were two people celebrating a birthday, too. I knew in advance that I wanted a specialty, steak-frites. I don't eat French fries anywhere but here (or any other French restaurant) because they are REAL, just like in France. So nice to receive a free profiterole for my birthday! Very good service, loved the atmosphere that was lively but not too loud.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is a great place with wonderful food. It can get very busy so sometimes the service is not the best but they try hard.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

What a wonderful, very French restaurant! I love hearing people speaking French around me and the atmosphere and waiters brought me back to my time in Paris. It is not cheap, but far less expensive than going to Paris and the food was as good! It is also the closest restaurant to Bethesda Row Movie Theaters and respectful of show times!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is delicious and dessert is always amazing. I have been here a few times and it is one of my favorite spots.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good French food. Nothing fancy or pretentious but pretty authentic. Fresh materials. Great warm buqett and very fresh salads. The snails are great. Very busy on a Sunday morning. That's why the main dishes were a little slow.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been longtime regulars at Mon Ami Gabi, our fav spot for family get togethers and special occasions BUT Unfortunately Mon Ami Gabi has gone down the tubes. Though our waiter was fabulous and our food tasty , the hosts and management were extremely rude and uncooperative. Refusing to accommodate one extra person added to our reservation, bullying my 80 year old parents by refusing to seat them, and trash mouthing the member in my family who originally made the reservation, leading to my 80 year old father getting into an altercation with the manager and my 80 year old mother bursting into tears. It was my birthday and thanksgiving weekend and we were celebrating with family & Friends. Just a shockingly terrible experience. Both my husband and my best friend who have been in the restaurant business for 30 years locally here in MD/DC area have never seen anything like what we experienced at Mon Ami Gabi.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our 3rd time here and the food has been consistently good. My husband had the Bordelaise steak frites and that was very good, tender and flavorful. I had the fish of the day and it was good. The onion soup was good also. We both liked the cocktails. Didn’t try the deserts as we were quite full. The service was good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful service, the rockfish special was excellent and the mussels were good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Extremely overcooked meat, crunchy thin fries, hard bacon in salad made for disappointing meal

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always great food and wonderful service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Awesome onion soup! Good all around bistro menu and excellent quality

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi was a perfect fit for a business lunch conversation. The pureed root vegetable soup was exquisite. You have skim milk by the glass. And, your bread is delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is a nice, all purpose restaurant. We think of it more as an atmosphere choice than a food choice, though our son always enjoys his steak frites. I gave the restaurant a reduced rating this time because they really need to address their vegetarian couscous option. Our waiter did give me fair warning that the presentation -- in a plastic bag -- is strange and actually a little gross, but the whole dish was truly terrible. Cold in spots, slippery, just really yucky. The restaurant took the dish off of the bill, which was very nice, but they need to retire this dish from the menu. Next time, I guess I'll just stick with a salad and red wine.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love eating at Mon Ami but about half the time the hamburger is overcooked contrary to the order and sent back to the kitchen. This obviously means my luncheon companion has her meal in front of her while mine is being prepared again. Not a good situation for comfortable, stress free dining. Management has been advised of this in the past. And what is up with the so-called french fries? They are not the kind that are typically served in French bistros (nor American) and are hard, burnt potato strips.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a good time

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very nice place. Steak was delicious but the French fries not good. French Fries are better at McDonald I was expecting better fries.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A classic french bistro in downtown Bethesda, always good food, wine and service; can be a little loud (with a fully packed night, which seems to be every night), but well worth a visit

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi appeals to diners of all ages with a lovely setting, great food, and wonderful service. What a wonderful bistro in the heart of Bethesda!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Mon Ami Gabi and we eat there often. However, our service was below par. I ordered a martini which never came until I talked to the manager after asking 4 times! Our friends ordered wine and they brought the wrong bottle. The restaurant redeemed itself when the manager brought us a complimentary dessert. The food as always was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is charming with good food and a nice bar area with great service! It is quite popular and was a bit noisy with many patrons on our Saturday night visit. We will be returning soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The streak was good but was served too rare and had to be sent back.
Noise level and crowding were not ideal. Tables too close together where we were sitting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great and the service too! Specially the lady who brings water and bread, she is so thoughtful and sweet every time.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dine here monthly. Service was way waitert seemed distracted by the number of tables served and never had time to answer our questions or repsond to requests for water, menus, etc. We had a problem with an entree whichwas served medium rare when it was supposed tobe medium and he stopped at the table, didnot repsone, and went off. The problem was only resolved after we spoke to a manager who assigned another waiter after our entrees had been served. Our first waiter seemed to have disappeared form the restaurant. No acomodation was offered for the extremely poor service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The vegetarian dish, papillote, was totally tasteless. I only tasted it, and could not eat any more even if hungry. Very disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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