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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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Bethesda, MD 20814
French, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
*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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Valet is $7. Parking also available on surrounding neighborhood streets, parking lots & garages.
Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!.
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!
I love the ambiance and the decor of this restaurant. A very cozy place to dine on a cold winter's evening. I have to say nothing changes much in this restaurant as far as the food goes, but most of it is very good - the french bread and carrot salad to start with, the various steak-frites dishes and lots of good (high calorie) dessert options. I had escargots which were a good texture (not rubbery) and the fish of the day which was very inventive (cod over road beets and celery root). Always likely to come back here as it has such a great location in Bethesda.
We were seated right away, had a reservation for 6pm. Service was great, waiter and bus person very attentive. I had indicated that we were there for my husbands birthday and when the waiter brought him his desert he had one for me as well so that we didn't have to share. I thought that a very nice touch.
I had read the reviews for Mon Ami and thought it would be perfect for a pre-movie brunch on New Year's. I have been to many French Bistros and was looking forward to a lovely meal. Unfortunately, the food was overall just mediocre. The escargot were rather flavorless even with the garlic sauce. The shrimp and scallops were perched on top of the crepe and were heavily salted. The crepe was not very tasty and a bit heavy. My dining partner's steak was also very heavily salted and the french fries overcooked. Salt is not the way to get the best flavor in food. The coffee was bitter/sour tasting, not pleasant. The best part of the meal was the bread. Service was fine. On our next trip to Bethesda we will be exploring one of the other many dining options there. But the movie (The Post) was great!
Spent our New Year's Eve here.
Very busy and vibrant atmosphere. Friendly and courteous staff.
We enjoyed the food. The French onion soup was superb. And the desserts are large enough to share.
Surprisingly inexpensive given the level of service and quality of the food.
We went right after the movie for our 4 pm reservation and was quickly seated in the back, which is nicer for dining for our part. We both had the onion soup which is THE best anywhere in MD. We both opted for the Beef Wellington, medium rare, and it came out EXACTLY like that, and the side dish of spinach I would LOVE to learn how to prepare at home. The red bordeaux was just the right taste and temperature for our food. Of course, the BREAD that accompanied our meal could be the only reason you'll need to dine here. Pricing was on the high side overall, but here the old adage is true: You get what you pay for!
We had a group of 8 people for 1 pm lunch. I had dined at Mon Ami Gabi before for dinner and breakfast outdoor but was not quite sure how the atmosphere would be with meeting out of town guests for lunch inside on a cold day. I was pleasantly surprised with the ambiance that put me back in a provincial European setting with all the visible details one can observe in the daylight. Our server, Gregory Smith, certainly added excitements to our gathering with his descriptive narration of the specials as if he were the one going back to the kitchen to cook the foods for us himself. I was delighted to find out that I could order breakfast as well. All of our dishes were plenty for one person and my original thought of not finishing my chicken crepe quickly dissipated once I realized how tasty it was. All in all this turned out to be the perfect place to have brunch or lunch if you want a little European flare while you are dining.
The restaurant was extremely crowded and loud, with very little space to wait to be seated. We made a reservation for 6:30 and we not seated until 6:50. We had to remind the waitress multiple times for our requests for additional bread, and all people in my party found the meal to be average. There was also a birthday in my party (noted in the reservation) that was never acknowledged by the staff.
My husband and I went to Mon Ami Gabi with friends before a movie next door. This place is always busy and you need a reservation. The food is good, prices moderate and a great location near the movies. We had a nice bottle of wine, not too pricey. We will go there again.
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