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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (75)
Good for a Date (74)
Special Occasion (74)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Great for Lunch (54)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Great for Brunch (47)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Cozy (44)
Casual (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Romantic (38)
Comfort Food (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Authentic (36)
Business Meals (34)
Fun (32)
Worth the Drive (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Hot Spot (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
People Watching (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Live Music (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Good. We’ll definitely go back and bring friends!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite Friday night spot! Intimate table for two in the window, great food, service, ambience. Valet parking, a must in Bethesda! Love it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

LOVE Mon Ami! Our waiter was excellent. He had extensive knowledge of the wine list, food, etc.
Would definitely recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner at Mom Ami Gabi. We were seated within a minute, were given a large table due to my wife being extremely pregnant at the moment, and had attentive service the whole evening. Our server was very pleasant, the food was delicious & fresh, & we left very happy. I highly recommend this restaurant without any reservations & We will be back soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been coming to Mon Ami Gabi
for many years but unti this past
Valentines Day had never been for a
special occasion. My husband and I
we’re very pleased with our food and the excellent service. For dessert I had a flourless chocolate cake that was delicious. The
atmosphere was festive and upbeat and I left feeling satisfied with our
dining choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I asked for a specific area to sit and specifically not to sit at any of the booths, saying that we needed to be able to carry on a conversation. This was two times in a row that they completely ignored my request and placed us in a booth in direct path of waiters and customers and registers so very noisy. Previously this restaurant had always honored my same request. It took 75 minutes to receive our entrees. Appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive. Water, wine and bread came right away. Water was filled repeatedly which was great. Once received, the quality of food was very good.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We have tried both regular dining and happy hour meals, and fully enjoyed both.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

my husband and i were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided to go French this year. we came a little early and decided to hit the bar. the bar was small but quaint surrounded with wine bottles. lighting in the restaurant was dim and romantic. the bar tender was nice enough to make me a virgin mojito (currently pregnant) and it came out tasty. My husband and i had the scallops with buttersquash and steak (forgot which type) it was tasty. Then for dessert I chose the gala apples with ice cream and they did something special to it :) Overall experience was nice. One small issue was when our waiter didn't check on us for a good 15 minutes and my husband didn't have a drink for awhile because of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Consistently excellent food, service, and ambiance. That's why we keep going back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Reliable menu, better than average service, relaxed atmosphere. We come here all the time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I have been to Mon Ami many times; however, this was the first time I ordered the steak au poivre—it was sub-par. The steak was ultra thin and lacked flavor and the fries seemed stale/old.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall it is a great place with delicious foods. Also the customer service was good except that they were kind of rushing us and forgot to bring birthday cake as requested when making reservation. We had to ask them again.

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

Ttès bon! I had the steak and frites and my son had the prime steak sandwich. Both were outstanding. Highly recommend the eatery for anytime, any occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The menu was limited and the food ordinary. The lamb shank I had was not seasoned at all. The Brussel Sprouts were soggy and overcooked. The endive pear salad was unsatisfactory. The meal was expensive considering the quality of the food and its preparation - definitely overpriced. And it was quite noisy even though we had requested to be seated in a quiet area This was our third visit to Mon Ami Gabi and each time we went we hoped we would have a good dining experience. It was not to be - each time we left disappointed. We won't be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Birthday. Really excellent. Our Argentinian waiter was too notch and a really nice man. Merci beaucoup!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi is consistently excelllent and the setting/ambience feels French. There with friends and meals were very good. Waiter very attentive but a bit overly certain and earnest. I appreciated his assistance wit questions but others were not as much. Certainly not a big deal and I would be quite open to having the same server. I’d rather be taken care of so well than someone who didn’t know much and not helpful. Will certainly come back!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was good except the front desk couldn’t not find reservation and when second party arrived they had no idea where the first person is.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I just enjoy the place and pretend that I'm in Paris. Menu has good selection. Wish they were located in Pike and Rose, Rockville. I hate Summer PLace.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

After spending $270 for a meal, we came away dissatisfied with the overall experience when one person complained that the steak was very sinewy and hard to chew or even cut. The server's response, "Oh." Although listed as a birthday occasion, no recognition. They seem to be on auto-pilot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were a family group of 5, and we all enjoyed our brunch. The food was quite tasty and service was fine. Only negative was terrible coffee. Please work on that!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was a lovely evening - I felt like I was in Paris. The waiter was very helpful in guiding us on steak selections, the steaks were perfectly cooked to order and the fries were out of this world.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice evening out

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Despite having said we were celebrating a birthday no one acknowledged that. Unfortunately we were also given the worst table near the front door. Every time the door opened a blast of cold air seemed to overtake the median temperature. I would have hoped that they paid more attention if you book your table well in advance. Lesson learned.

The food was very good and our servers were also good. I’ll go back but this time I want a table in the back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been here several times and the food and cocktails were generally good. I particularly liked the special fish of the day - I don’t remember the name but it was black bass with spaghetti squash, clam, sausage and red peppers. My husband’s Trout Almondine was ok, he said. The cheese plate was good. I liked my cocktail, I don’t remember the name but it has rye whiskey, vodka, cinnamon, nutmeg and cream, I think. Very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another fine meal today at Mon Ami Gabi. Many thanks to the chef and to the staff for a scrumptious brunch in a lovely environment!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Pretty much a perfect evening, enjoyed by the four of us who gathered for a friend's special day. As luck would have it, we were seated in a the back room, which, while large, had a noticeably lower conversation-volume level than the even larger main dining room. As a result our dinner was quite pleasant; think it might have been a bit hard to carry on a sustained conversation otherwise.

The profiteroles on the dessert menu were especially good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Gregory Smith was our server and he was excellent. I feel it's hit or miss with the service but Gregory was impeccable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I always like the food at Mon Ami Gabi, but don't often go because it is usually too noisy inside. We lucked out this time because it was 9:20 Sunday evening after a movie. No noise and we could actually hear each other talk. In nice weather, I always try to sit outside so I can have a conversation without shouting or saying "what? Huh?" the entire meal. When are restaurants going to learn that most people HATE eating somewhere that assaults your brain and ears?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was good however service was extremely poor. First off, we were a party of seven that was seated at table for six. Extremely cramped seating with hardly any room to walk in between tables to exit the dining area. Four people in our party were almost 6 feet tall so our comfort level was not that great. Our server never touched based with us to see how things were going or asked if we needsd anything. Food took almost 45 minutes to be brought out and no apology or check in by our server throughout our wait for the food. We had to flag her down for anything we needed including simply having our water refilled. Have eaten at the Reston location with an exceptional experience there. Too many other options in downtown Bethesda to have this type of service and seating for what you are paying.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious but a larger variety of seafood would have been nice.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bustling restaurant in bustling location. Though a chain, still retains some level of non-chain ambiance. A bit loud, service is fine but uneven, food always consistent. I am on a diet so I don't enjoy the fresh baguettes but people seem to love those. I love the shaved carrot salad they provide gratis as well -- helps distract me from the baguette.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Scallops lacked the usual good flavor. Steak always good. Dessert great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always can count on good food, experienced waiters, good selection of wines, love the live music

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had asked for table in middle of main dining area near windows & received one at end of line of booths by entrance traffic. Waiter was simply okay and service was too slow. Food was very good once it got there. Had to ask for appetizer plates to be removed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good. The size are really good. And the service was fine.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The place is lively, especially in the bar area where they had live music. We were seated immediately and the meal served was very good. Our courses, salmon and scallops, were tasty but had very rich sauces. The house Pinot was excellent.

Our main complaint was that we were rushed from the beginning. The minute we sat down we had our menus, and the waiter was there almost immediately to take our drink order. What was unusual was that he asked if we wanted to order our meal. We asked to wait and he returned almost immediately with our wine and asked again to take our order. Thinking it would take a while, we ordered - we were not having an appetizer but wanted to enjoy the wine and bread. Within 5 minutes, our meal was served. The waiter kept peering over at our table and the minute I had finished it was taken even though my wife was obviously not finished. He immediately asked whether we wanted desert and when we declined, he brought us the check without asking if we wanted coffee.

We were looking forward to a nice relaxed meal. While everyone was courteous and the food very good, it was too costly to feel so rushed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent food, wine and service! One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a great place to go before a Landmark movie. The waiters respect your timetable. And the food seems to get better and better, after all these years. I had a French country pate that was as good as if not better than in France. We had a delightful server. We are lucky to have Mon Ami Gabi...so many franchises seem "canned", but not this one!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Birthday dinner. We enjoyed Mon Ami Gabi and will come back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A good location for a great lunch. Just a little more background noise than one might like, but the food more than makes up for it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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