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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

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$31 to $50
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French
Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is now open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking include: dine-in services at reduced capacity, masks and gloves on all employees, disposable and digital menus, thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:

-Reservations are strongly encouraged for the main dining room as distanced dine-in seating is limited. Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.

-Guests are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the restaurant, of course except while dining at your table.

-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 min as we would like to welcome back as many guests possible.

We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patronage of Mon Ami Gabi!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. He made great recommendations.

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CarolineM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a co-worker here for his birthday. We had the prix fixe lunch menu and of course, et comme toujours, it was delicious and a special treat. Highly recommend!!!

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vipMoco
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Was excited to go w friend and eat outside. Waiter was terse bordering on rude. Unfortunately all 3 of us had issues with digestion within an hour of eating. Food looked good. Trout and French toast tasted good. Steak Benedict was overcooked (ordered medium rare got well done). Should have asked to see manager before leaving. With choices in Bethesda, won’t be returning. Sorry.

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vipjweinstein
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great they have lots of outdoor seating very enjoyable. Feels safe

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vipSteakluvr
London
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always!! Eric was our server and service was superb!!

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Vaashti
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We celebrated our anniversary there and felt completely spoiled! The service was impeccable, the food was exquisite; it was the perfect way to celebrate 11 years together.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was not hot and fries were very dry. They also served next course before removing plates from the previous course and appeared disgruntled when we pointed it out! Appetizer was served with no side plates - we had to ask for that also!!!

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deputydog
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food was excellent, server were adequate at best, long wait time to get service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience, we were greeted promptly and seated outside away from other patrons. My wife and I each started with a beer and then ordered filet mignon and steak bordelaise which arrived perfectly cooked. We wrapped it up with dessert, profiteroles and creme brûlée. First time there and will definitely not be the last. The service and regard for safety measures were both excellent. Finally, kudos to our waiter who was very attentive and friendly in addition to sporting a Baby Yoda mask.

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vipMolly
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious appetizers, entries and dessert never disappoints

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MartinB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Do you to Covid, the street was closed off in front of the restaurant and several restaurants on that block put tables and chairs in the street and served dinner there. We loved it. We had live music about 60 feet from us. The food was outstanding (as always), and we couldn’t have been happier.

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FlaviaM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fix Price Lunch Menu: great value for money and good service!

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MarthaT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific French bistro with outdoor seating in the recaptured streets of downtown Bethesda. Great food and great vibe.

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vipRock
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Came here for our anniversary. Service was slow, food was ok, barely warm. They ran out of bread. Expected a lot more from here, I’m sure they will say we’re doing our best post-covid. Feel if they can’t meet food & service expectations they should wait to open. Also, they add. 4% covid charge to bill and expect you to say something if you don’t want it...shaming patrons is poor taste. Very disappointed in our whole experience.

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vipJerry
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great meal at Mon Ami. They followed all the safety protocols.

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vipKathyA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I don’t appreciate the 4% COVID surcharge. Everyone was financially impacted by the pandemic and passing that cost to the consumer isn’t wise. But if you are electing to do so, then service should be tip top and it’s wasn’t. The food was slow, despite the restaurant being nearly empty. I don’t fault the waiter, he was professional. But overall the experience was lack luster especially for a lunch that cost 155.00.

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AkinoriK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate onion gratan soup. it's so delicious. Steak is also good!

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely 21st birthday celebration. They made my daughter feel special. The service was outstanding, and food was delicious.

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viphkccmd
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very limited menu due to COVID 19 and unfortunately rather short on staff so service left much to be desired. Classic dishes like trout, flank stead and salmon salad all predictable in quality and presentation.

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vipReneeMarie2014
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very good, we have been there so many times. since move back from NYC.
The service was not great on July 29th, the waiter Ishmel did not ask us what to drink? Asking what to eat first, we asked for tomato salad to share and he did not bring two little plates. I asked for french bread and butter, and he never brought.

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AH123
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Cold food. Would not recommend to another.

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LindaH
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate outside due to covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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AnyaR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !!!! I have had a few dinners during the pandemic and I have really enjoyed myself so much!!

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DelaneyP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have deemed this our special occasion restaurant. My fiancé brought us here the night he proposed. Most recently we came here after closing on our first house. The food is amazing and the service is always great. I can’t wait for the next special occasion so we can come back.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were sat outdoors at a cozy 2-top away from other diners. It was not as crowded as expected due to the ongoing covid concerns. I found the food quite well prepared and my date enjoyed the salmon and freshly made sides.
There were plenty of gluten free options without sacrificing any taste or artistry.
I would recommend on a cooler day or evening.

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SandraZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Mon Ami Gabi is becoming a weekly event for me. My friend wanted to go the Apple Store, so I took her to Mon Ami Gabi for lunch which is nearby. She loved the lunch; the food was great and the ambiance couldn't have been better. We both had a salad with salmon. I have tasted salmon in restaurants around the Capital region and can honestly say the salmon at Mon Ami Gabi is one of the best. She loved the bread (who doesn't)! Per usual, the experience was very enjoyable.

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EROD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

service was spotty. I don't think it was due to Coronavirus concerns because our waitress seemed attentive to everyone else. Just not us. We have eaten there many times before and this was the first time I felt that way. The overall pace of the dinner was slow (appreciate that) as expected but I had to ask for things too often like drink refresh and utensils.

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vipGenienotinabottle
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not even stay: waiter was close to rude and did not offer specials until we asked; the restaurant now charges for bread and butter, along with higher prices, and with a Covid surcharge, though it is optional.

Sorry--this restaurant, which we had long enjoyed, is now off our list.

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Elyssa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Server was polite but did not come to check on us at all. Table was filthy with dirty dishes (we had to ask him to clear it) server walked away as we were speaking to him (happened several times). When we told him we wanted our steak medium he replied “so you want it pink” as if we were idiots. The quality of the food was underwhelming. Steak was very thin and overcooked. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

When I went in the hostess was very unfriendly. Seemed like she didn’t want to seat me. Then we sat outside and it was nice but the waiter too seemed really unhappy to be there. We were pleasent and just ordered. Food was good but definitely felt like we were not wanted. Normally ok there but maybe they both had to work when they weren’t planning on it.

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AnyaR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time is a charm! We had a real good time I loved it so much for me and me and my family!!!!!

DC
vipDavidC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We have been to mon ami Gabi several times before and loved it, obviously, so we kept returning. We went for our date night on July 10,2020 and our experience was not as pleasant as previously. We expected some differences due to the pandemic and the reopening, etc. however, there was really no excuse as to how uncomfortably hot it was in the restaurant! It was so uncomfortable we could hardly stay long enough to finish eating. Everyone’s face ended up shiny by the time they left. They had outdoor seating as well and we wished we had chose it because at least there was a chance of a breeze outside. We actually felt relieved once we stepped outside and it was hot that day, around 86 or 87 degrees Fahrenheit. We would be hesitant to return in the summer for sure. Also, they are adding a 4% surcharge to your bill to help cover I guess the lack of business now due to occupancy amounts as well as you now have to pay for the baguette they used to give for free (which I understand I guess) plus there was none of the carrot slaw type thing they used to give with it. The bread was also not as good as before, it was pretty dry although warm. With so many other great dining options, and even though we absolutely love the goat cheese appetizer with the tomato sauce and garlic bread (which is why we kept returning) we would probably not consider returning unless they turn on the air conditioner for patrons in the middle of summer.

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vipCarolB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First lunch out after staying inside for the Covid rules.

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WinnieT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed and felt very safe sitting outdoors with the next table at least 6 ft away. We had very good service. However, we were surprised there was no menu (not even a disposable paper one) - we were asked to look at our smartphone for the menu but we don't have one. Although we understand regular menus could not be used because of possible contamination if reused, maybe another way of providing a menu would have helped. Luckily we actually looked at the menu on our computer at home and decided what we wanted to order already.

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vipdavidl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was uninspired and overpriced. Fries were soggy. Prices have increased.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great that MAG is open again for inside dining. Food and service as good as always.

JD
vipJacquelineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience!

DC
DebraC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Steak Frites Bordelaise, tomato, red onion and feta salad. The food is consistently good! I’ve been coming here for years and I’m never disappointed. They have adjusted well to all of the necessary changes during Covid-29. 5 stars all the way!

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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-1234.

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 5901 OpenTable diners.

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