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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 (88)
Good for a Date (78)
Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Pre/post Theatre (61)
Great for Lunch (60)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Great for Brunch (55)
Casual (47)
Business Meals (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Romantic (36)
Authentic (35)
Comfort Food (35)
Fun (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Mon Ami Gabi is a nice, all purpose restaurant. We think of it more as an atmosphere choice than a food choice, though our son always enjoys his steak frites. I gave the restaurant a reduced rating this time because they really need to address their vegetarian couscous option. Our waiter did give me fair warning that the presentation -- in a plastic bag -- is strange and actually a little gross, but the whole dish was truly terrible. Cold in spots, slippery, just really yucky. The restaurant took the dish off of the bill, which was very nice, but they need to retire this dish from the menu. Next time, I guess I'll just stick with a salad and red wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We love eating at Mon Ami but about half the time the hamburger is overcooked contrary to the order and sent back to the kitchen. This obviously means my luncheon companion has her meal in front of her while mine is being prepared again. Not a good situation for comfortable, stress free dining. Management has been advised of this in the past. And what is up with the so-called french fries? They are not the kind that are typically served in French bistros (nor American) and are hard, burnt potato strips.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a good time

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·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice place. Steak was delicious but the French fries not good. French Fries are better at McDonald I was expecting better fries.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A classic french bistro in downtown Bethesda, always good food, wine and service; can be a little loud (with a fully packed night, which seems to be every night), but well worth a visit

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi appeals to diners of all ages with a lovely setting, great food, and wonderful service. What a wonderful bistro in the heart of Bethesda!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Mon Ami Gabi and we eat there often. However, our service was below par. I ordered a martini which never came until I talked to the manager after asking 4 times! Our friends ordered wine and they brought the wrong bottle. The restaurant redeemed itself when the manager brought us a complimentary dessert. The food as always was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is charming with good food and a nice bar area with great service! It is quite popular and was a bit noisy with many patrons on our Saturday night visit. We will be returning soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The streak was good but was served too rare and had to be sent back.
Noise level and crowding were not ideal. Tables too close together where we were sitting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great and the service too! Specially the lady who brings water and bread, she is so thoughtful and sweet every time.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dine here monthly. Service was way waitert seemed distracted by the number of tables served and never had time to answer our questions or repsond to requests for water, menus, etc. We had a problem with an entree whichwas served medium rare when it was supposed tobe medium and he stopped at the table, didnot repsone, and went off. The problem was only resolved after we spoke to a manager who assigned another waiter after our entrees had been served. Our first waiter seemed to have disappeared form the restaurant. No acomodation was offered for the extremely poor service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The vegetarian dish, papillote, was totally tasteless. I only tasted it, and could not eat any more even if hungry. Very disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I always eat at MON AMI GABI when I am in the DC area. The food has slipped considerably. It seems to be also reflected in the fact that the restaurant (which is normally full at lunch time) was 80% empty

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was excellent as always and Ruben is an amazing waiter! Definitely I will recommend this restaurant to everybody for any ocasión.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

interesting crowded restaurant with good food.. tight table arrangement . overhear next tables conversations. service adequate. not a place for fine dining.
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Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for a Sunday lunch before going to a concert at nearby Strathmore. We both had the sea scallops. They were SO good, and the onion/butternut squash/celery root mixture with a tasty buttery sauce they were served with was really delicious. Not a quiet restaurant, but not too noisy, great service. We had a very nice experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We like the restaurant. Go there two to three times a month. Never disappointed. John and Diana Lacz French onion soup,escargot and oysters all great. Except this last visit oysters were miniature and hence over priced! They need help on making a Crown Royal wiskey old fashion. Not uniform. JAL

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful French Bistro and not overpriced. Waiter was initially attentive but often disappeared. However, we had a great meal while on the outside patio.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place for family dinner, GNO, and special occasions. There is always something on the menu for everyone, and it’s easy to get in/out in less than an hour with my family, or linger longer when there with friends.
Always amazing service! Great host/manager too!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Just about the only place on/near Woodmont in Bethesda serving food until 11:00. Otherwise, meh. Onion soup much too sweet, and who puts kale in frisee salad? Mussels were dreadful, and steak frite so-so.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Poor service and a menu which did not reflect what was actually served (the vegetarian "Papillote" listed on the menu had little to do with the dish served). Service sucked; the rest of the food was good, but certainly not excellent. Overpriced wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

as usual, good French style food at somewhat reasonable prices -- well trained staff -- extensive wine list (usually order the house red) -- only place I know of in this area for French onion soup -- good crepes at lunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Moules et frites are the best here. Other menu items are great, too.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always good food, modestly priced, ambiance, wonderful bread.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had the potato leek soup and the baby kale and goat cheese salad. It was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome everything!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent lunchtime meals at a very nice French style bistro.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Braulio was our server and he was great. We ordered wine and he brought the bottle over for us to sample. Wasn’t very pushy like some servers tend to be.
We always have our favorite items to order at Mon but this time around we opted to try something new and different.
I had the pasta with mushrooms, very good.
Hanger steak was cooked just right (medium)
Dessert is always good but I do hope they bring back the pistachio creme brûlée.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always enjoy meals at Mon Ami Gabi. Good French classics that taste like they do in France (where we used to live).

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Or exceeded our expectations. Getting better with each visit

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Friend recommended this place. She said it was rated best last year. I don't see how that was the case. The food was not good at all. Though the service was nice.

We ordered a full order of the mussels and split a steak dish. Heard the mussels were good but when they came out, they were huge and the meat was tiny and rubbery. They looked to be cooked/heated for several days. Definitely not fresh at all. Basically, they were the worst mussels I've ever tasted at a restaurant.

When the steak dish came out, they split the meal into two dishes. That was very nice of them to do that. Very convenient for us to share but again the steak wasn't very good. It was cold by the time it came out. Something about eating a cold steak at a restaurant. We didn't even bother complaining b/c we were so hungry.

Though the service was nice. I gave 3 stars overall but gave 5 stars for service to make up for the bad food they served. The only thing I enjoyed that evening at the restaurant was the company and dipping the bread with the broth from the mussels dish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The mussels are usually large & plump & the sauce delicious. On this occasion, 3 of us had the mussels, and they were small & stringy—areal disappointment!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is always good, and the service excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Consistently great food and service in an atmosphere that reminds you of Paris. Mon Ami Gabi is the go-to for terrific food, ambience, and service!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My review of Mon Ami Gabi is always the same because the restaurant can always be counted on to provide great food, wonderful ambiance and service with a smile. We love it for brunch, happy hour, lunch and dinner. Always great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The guy at the entrance was not at all friendly. We got stuck in traffic and I even call to let them we were late. When we got there we had to sit outside because for a table inside we had to wait for 20 minutes. I am a member of Lettuce Entertain you and this is not the way we are treated at Summer House. The waiter and the rest of the staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Just the receptionist was quite unpleasant. I would definitively recommend this place. I had been in this restaurant four days before and wanted to take some friends visiting from Philly the place that is why I went back. Thanks to everyone (Monday lunch and Friday dinner).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorites. Not cheap but worth it for a special meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very loud noise marred an otherwise enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A regular spot that has started to turn consistently disappointing. The service was inattentive, disorganized, and slow. The food has gone from being interesting and dependably delicious to obviously prefab - rather like Maggiano's or Cheesecake Factory. Since Mon Ami Gabi is still not cheap, the changes are even more of a disappointment.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A disappointment.

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