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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 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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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (76)
Good for a Date (69)
Special Occasion (68)
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Great for Lunch (60)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Great for Brunch (52)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Romantic (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Fun (37)
Cozy (36)
Business Meals (35)
Authentic (34)
Notable Wine List (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Bar Seating (23)
Happy Hour (21)
People Watching (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Seasonal (10)
Live Music (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We go to Mon Ami Gabi often because we really enjoy the ambience and food and it is near the Bethesda Row Cinema which we frequent. Very convenient and enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, the waitress was too and we had a very private table. A very positive experience in all regards!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was good. Slow service and loud ambiance but always great food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a very reliable restaurant with good appetizers, salads, seafood and steak frites. The restaurant is a god-send for people who need gluten-free food. Service is always good and so are the mussels.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, service. Restaurant Week options delicious. Engaging waiter, superb service and attention.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service. Wait staff very attentive. Brunch dishes, omlete and waffles were excellent. Restaurant week special was a real bargain . Loved our meal!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Tables are on top of each other and temperature inside was over 80 degrees, waiters were dripping with sweat

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Crowded even on a Wednesday night! Good, but not great. Flounder was over cooked. Friendly, accommodating service.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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

Great place for special romantic occasions, but food is no longer spectacular, but solidly very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went to celebrate my son's birthday. It's his favorite steak place. the food was wonderful and our server was delightful. He was so helpful when I wanted to order Skate wing, a fish I had never tried. It was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great all the time. One of our very favorite spots.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have never had a bad meal at Mon Ami Gabi. For me it is a restaurant for special occasions, not a casual every day place. It has never let me down.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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!.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent place but the food has lowered its standards. My medium rare stake was raw and our friends did not think their plates were up to the price. Wine is excellent, but for $11/glass we got less than a 1/4 of a glass...

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We went for weekday lunch. Great service. Great soups. Try the crepes. Done very well. I will go again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

First, they changed the menu. The best meal was Cassoulet and they removed it. Now the menu is more American than French restaurant. My husband’ s steak became hard to eat like the stone. This is poor quality of the food.
I will not go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great original french atmosphere

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a great dinner. Yummy food, awesome service, great drinks. Our go to place for a celebratory meal.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service on a cold winter afternoon. Very pleasant experience.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a pleasure and yesterday, especially so! Jordan, our server, was helpful and kind.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great lunch with friends! My Cubano was delicious and the house special Bloody Mary was like a charcuterie platter! Nice bistro ambiance with attentive professional staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a great place to have lunch before a movie, as the servers seem to be very aware of time considerations. The food rarely disappoints, and the ambiance is great. Everyone is just having a good time, and you could almost imagine you are in France.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic service - sat us immediately even though we arrived late. Split the salads without being asked, and made it easy to share entrees. Excellent food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

A great place with live jazz music if you sit in the room which is near the bar. Great atmosphere and good food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music
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