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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 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (89)
Good for a Date (79)
Good for Birthdays (64)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
Pre/post Theatre (61)
Great for Lunch (60)
Special Occasion (60)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Great for Brunch (55)
Casual (47)
Business Meals (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Romantic (36)
Comfort Food (36)
Authentic (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Fun (33)
People Watching (31)
Cozy (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Happy Hour (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Live Music (11)
Seasonal (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is a wonderful local place. The restaurant specializes in fine French cuisine. They have wonderful seafood and beef dinners. We hope to go back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great spot for lunch. Excellent Caesar salad, French onion soup, and salmon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A great go to restaurant. Very consistent. And it has pockets! Lol

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

- My duck was good, large portion, but came very slowly and the server defended the kitchen.
- When asked to pack away the left over for a bit later, the server probably misheard & took away all my food to pack...
- Later I discovered that the green beans were cooked in butter, as the grease solidified in the fridge. WHY can't they cook in vegi oil???

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was over salted and the salad was satires with lemon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It is not the same attention to service or food as before. The bread is stale the food is marginal.
Not a good dining experience, we were very disappointed.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good French bistro experience. Liked it very much, but I felt very ignored the first 15 minutes I was there, that no server came to greet me or take my drink order.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always consistent at MAG. Good value. I do not know whether they give the wait staff to many tables but our service was fair which is unusual for this restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always enjoyable --love the French toast -- try it plain!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I’d come back but my expectations are low.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our go to restaurant when friends/family come to visit. The atmosphere is great and the food is consistently good, especially the desserts. The service is on the slower side but on the other hand you never feel rushed. I wish there was more than just the one vegetarian dinner entree option, but overall I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Server was not very attentive. We didn't even realize there were specials until our server was doing his spiel at the next table. Also our used dishes and bottles kept building up on our table without staff clearing them. The food was pretty good although the steaks were thin cut.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Family dinner for my Wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very much enjoy Mon Ami We had the seafood platter and the food was delicious. Oyster immaculately fresh. Lobster perfectly prepared. Chicken liver is fantastic. Service seemed to focus on males at table which was a bit awkward. Otherwise an excellent late lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a favorite of ours. Frisée salad was delightful with a perfectly poached egg, Filet au poivre was cooked exactly to order and the Dover Sole special was delightful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the wine and looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Chicken and steak dishes were over cooked . Disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We dine here several times a month, at least. Great bar scene for girls night out, celebration dinners, and my son's favorite restaurant for dinner on Friday nights.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best server we've ever had! Gregory was fabulous and made our evening perfect.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was great as usual. Love the French Bread. Ate too much! The food runner messed up serving the right person x 5. Disappointed that lamb special was moved to Thursday from Wednesday. We took my Mother there on a Wednesday for the lamb 🙁.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was one of the best meals we've ever had; just perfect!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our waiter was Reuben who was from Argentina. He gave us very attentive and enjoyable service. The food was just right, as was the wine, and the table was a quiet one, as we requested. This is as close to a Paris bistro as anyone is going to get within a thousand miles.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful Happy Hour, just a special place to go with consistent great service and always fabulous food!!!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were a party of four, family friends. My dish was the seafood crepe, one of my favorites in this restaurant, and it was excellent, a dish I recommend. I would have opted for dessert, poire belle helene, which was listed on a black board on the wall but it turns out they used to have it, no more, and the board is merely "decoration!" A foolish move on the part of an otherwise very good restaurant. Service was very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We always enjoy going to lunch at Mon Ami Gabi, especially when we are going to a film at Bethesda Row Cinema. Makes for a complete outing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Steak frites with bordelaise sauce and lobster roll. Both were excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very nice to sit out and enjoy good food in early oct.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was great as expected. We've never been disappointed. Only minor complaint is they didn't have Duvel beer as in the past. Perhaps Montgomery county's fault.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent meal, pleasant ambiance and good service

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. The restaurant was energetic, vibrant, fun. We got a corner booth...the room was smoking hot...I was in a sweat all night. Our waiter was good, but inexperienced. I would recommend the restaurant. The value was good and the food was also very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went back to Mon Ami Gabi after a movie. Seated outside but the service--not only our server--was haphazard. Very different both from other visits and others dining at the same time. Bread came out only after 3 requests, our dinners took far longer than people who ordered long after we did. When it came we were very happy with our choices, but the service was unexpectedly, as said above, haphazard.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place is usually a hit or miss. Unfortunately, tonight was a huge miss and with how things seemingly operated, I don't foresee an ounce of improvement in sight.

The hostess who seated us seemed like she didn't want to be there. She had a nonchalant attitude as if she couldn't care less if we sat on the ground. Then we had to wait about ten minutes after we were seated for the waiter to come and greet us.

The waiter wasn't interactive, I perceived him to be insincere and didn't care much at all about his job. He used the same vocabulary for every type of fish. Not all fish is "not as meaty or flaky".

Finally when we got our food, mine came out ok since I got the steak au poivre. However, the mussels were full of sand and as rubbery as the tires on my car. The side, ratatouille, was stonecold. Needless to say, we asked for the manager. The waiter came back first and asked us how everything was, when we told him about the issues, he offered to replace the entree, which did not sound appealing at all. As we did not want to get the same food with added bodily fluids. When the manager finally made his way over, he abruptly asked us "What's wrong?" This alone implicates that the place is under poor management. He lacked sincerity or genuineness when he spoke with us. He seemed like he didn't want to spend an extra second speaking with us about the issue and brushed us off.

I haven't been to a decent restaurant that didn't invite the guest back or sincerely tried to make amends after an incident such as this one. I can only see this place going further downhill moving forward.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Terrible, we had the fish. The potatoes were burnt and the spinach was over salted. It was never worth $40 per plate.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is a very good 'go-to' restaurant as the food is predictable and very good. The kitchen was VERY delayed in getting out our order on Weds evening...it was not the waiter's fault. It was our anniversary and they brought a profiterole, which was very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

My friend needed a "happy moment" in her difficult week and she was looking forward to spending a relaxed lunch time with me. We had a great lunch mussels and salad.....with plenty of bread, talked for two hours and asked if we could relax outside at our table. The wonderful waitress filled our water glasses and told us we could stay as long as we wished!
A great afternoon chez MON AMI GABI!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Disappointing food, not up to usual standards. Willing to try again on a night other than Sunday. Caesar salads wilted lettuce, unremarkable dressing & presentation, fries not crisp, overall average food (salads a bit below).
Excellent server and drinks, back room conducive to conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good. I went there because of the cassoulet but I was disappointed that they removed it from the menu. The last time I was with my family the cassoulet was our favorite food there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The beef, which is a specialty was the best of the entrees. The salads were all overdressed and soggy. The service was inattentive, but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was full. We have eaten here many times, but this Saturday just seemed to be an off night to other visits. I will give it another try, but if it again disappoints, then I would probably not return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Loved our date night at Mon Ami. We've always passed the restaurant while in Bethesda but this was our first time in and we will be back! Had the amazing service of a British server, Joe, who recommended all the best dishes and was a true delight. We went with his recommendation on the Profiteroles for dessert and boy was he right! So good!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We like Mon Ami...and go frequently.
I am a great fan of your steak tartare, which I've enjoyed as appetizer and entree.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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