About Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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 has something to satisfy all tastes. To complement the menu, an extensive selection of French wine, handpicked by renowned chef/owner Gabino Sotelino, is served from our rolling wine cart. While the favorites are here in abundance, there's always something new when you're ready to fall in love all over again.

Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is first-come/first-served.

11950 Democracy Dr
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11:00pm
Sun: 10:30am-9:00pm

We are pleased to offer free parking 7 days a week in the garages at Reston Town Center. Your first hour is always free; all garage parking is free Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday/Sunday. At all other times, visit the host stand for an Orange Garage validation code.

Weekend Brunch is served from 11:30am-4:00pm on Saturday and 10:30am-3:00pm on Sunday.
*Our bar remains open for beverages one hour after the restaurant closes.

Join us for Happy Hour in the bar area from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Monday - Friday and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday!

Cross Street:
Library Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 707-0233

Website:
http://www.monamigabi.com/

Catering:
Mon Ami Gabi's airy interior sets a fresh, cosy atmosphere. This casual bistro is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months.
We're pleased to accommodate parties up to 200 guests in four private rooms and dining areas. The room is audio visual compatible for program events. Mon Ami Gabi also offer off-premise catering form 10-100 people, as well as platters and trays available for pick-up or delivery. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call our Catering Manager Kimberly at (703) 707-0233.

Parking Details:
We are pleased to offer free parking for the Orange Garage - visit our host stand for a validation code when you arrive. Parking is free in all garages on Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is also free on Sunday.

Executive Chef:
Phil Frederick

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, 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 Phil Frederick 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

Start Christmas Eve with family, friends and a Bloody Mary from our build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar! Join us for brunch to enjoy the likes of Crème Brûlée French Toast, Steak Eggs Benedict and more, or join us later on for dinnertime favorites like Steak Frites and Onion Soup Au Gratin.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say ‘au revoir’ to 2017 at Mon Ami Gabi! Join us for brunch to enjoy the likes of Crème Brûlée French Toast, Steak Eggs Benedict and more–plus the build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar– or join us later on for a classy evening of savory French fare and fabulous wine.

Private Dining

Our French Steakhouse provides an intimate setting for celebrating the joie de vivre! Our menu signals a return to simple French cuisine and features classic steak frites as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood and plats du jour.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (46)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Business Meals (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (24)
Romantic (23)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great value! The food is very delicious and the hospitality is top notch. I always feel like I'm at a real French bistro!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

So many restaurants try to pass themselves off as "French," and so few pull it off credibly. Mon Ami Gabi is authentic French, and doesn't try to Americanize the food or the service. Truly authentic French cuisine in an elegant yet casual setting and perfect service. Boef cooked to perfection per the customer's stated preference. Go here if you appreciate quality over quantity. So happy this restaurant is in Reston Town Center - I will probably eat every dinner there when I come back in May 2018.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Brett was our bartender/server at the bar. He was most enjoyable and attentive. I met my girlfriend at the bar and Brett suggested we dine at the bar, rather than in the diningroom. Very nice. Avocado toast was the special, very good. We split a salad and the salad came split already for us . . . .that's a plus.
Will be back . . . . .

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome again... French Onion soup on a cold day and escargot. Yum

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tried some of the new fall items this trip. Duck confit and mushroom tartare are both great additions. The new scallop set up with butternut squash. Maria out server was very attentive to our needs

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful place for a special event with the family!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant was loud. But the food and service were excellent. We had a nice time!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The steak as always was quite good, cooked exactly as requested. The fresh warm bread is always appreciated plus little side dish brought with the bread. Unfortunately the frites tasted like they had sat under a warming lamp too long. The waiter wasn’t bad, just appeared uninterested in his job. He was pretty tall , when presenting the daily specials he kept looking out around the restaurant, rather than at his customers, so it was a little hard to hear what he was saying. It was ok, but have enjoyed the food and service which was more attentive in the past better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waiter John was wonderful (despite forgetting an item or two) - his personality was terrific and food was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I treated my husband there for his birthday. This was his 1st time visiting this restaurant and was very pleased with it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrated a birthday at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston - food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We noticed the wait staff going above and beyond for other tables as well. A great place for dinner on a cool fall evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a first-rate experience. No surprises, just exceptional French bistro food, served in healthy portions by solicitous wait-staff, in a pleasing, classy atmosphere. A typical Lettuce Entertain You experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always Excellent!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This restaurant is frequently busy, so reservations are recommended. Service was prompt, knowledgeable about wines and dishes, and attentive without overdoing it. Seating can be tight. Some items seem a little pricey, but the quality is there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Mon Ami never disappoints - always a great glass of wine, good meal and good service. A go to for girl's night out and have been enjoying brunch as well!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great for business lunch or just fun brunch or lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is always great. This time, I was fortunate to have an outstanding server, Doug, who recognized me from over 4 years ago. He was knowledgeable, attentive (without hovering), and truly added to the dining experience. Yesterday's special was a potato-leek soup (can you say yummy?). I will be returning again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic service and great food! Waiter gave us free dessert and was attentive to our orders. Wonderful for brunch. Can't recommend enough!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great restaurant! Duck Confit was excellent! Wonderful restaurant for streaks and Great wine!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've been there before but my friends were from out of town. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went on a Thursday to try the braised short ribs - ohhhhh myyyyy, they are fantastic. Mon Ami never disappoints. The food is great, the staff very welcoming , and the wine is always perfect.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Family dinner for three. David, our waiter was fabulous ~ sensitive, not overbearing, very knowledgeable, allowed us to have a quiet intimate dinner. Artichoke appetizer had no flavor, and my husband's meal (beef) was well overdone. We made a small comment and both were taken off the bill. The lamb shank was fabulous, as were the kale salad appetizer and the soup of the day. Manager came out to speak with us frankly about the meal, and invited us back. Good experience overall.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Sand in one of the escargots, but tasty nevertheless. Still one of my favorite restaurants, and we will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had the delicious quiche and my daughter had the chicken and mushroom crepes. Such amazing food. Our waiter Frank was excellent and I loved the half price bottles of wine after 3:00. Awesome experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a great server, beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine and brunch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Steve was great! I’ve been eating here for 8 years and request Steve everytime!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service, great meal! We always have a excellent time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was excellent
Our server took quite a while to get to our drink order after we arrived. The server that brought our charcuterie platter literally dropped it and ran, and no one explained what anything was on the platter.
We were seated next to the group room and as a result, we were constantly trying to avoid large platters of food being brought in and out of that.
Could have been much much better in terms of service however the food was excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is a great favorite of ours. Very good food - the lunch salmon was terrific. Good value with their active couponing program, nice Sancerre wine, and super desserts. I particularly like the mushroom soup along with the great crusty bread. The only downside is that the restaurant is somewhat noisy - so it's hard to hear the people across the table. Very nice staff that have been there for years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent again... escargot are the best in town...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was very good. Best mussels in Reston area. Good drink selection. The Beef Bourgonne (sp?) was uninspiring and I’m not sure why. Anyway, I tried something different but think I’ll go back to their steaks.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

1.Little things rushed dinner unpleasantly, leaving few improvements'd be beneficial for both, so asked for MOD. A Spanish mgr volunteered to talk but no name exchange. When relaying the concern, he immediately cut off and started lecturing me on what service should be/how each staff should behave. He talked 20 min. and did I 2. Don't lecture what ideal service is to customer; obviously it wasn't happening under his mgmt.
2.He said there's record on me?? Now, Mon Ami profiles customers? of course the intent would be to serve better but 1. mgr tells the customer they keep record, and 2.because there's a record, he said he watched my table from the beginning to the end. So Mgr's personal attention over my table means 40 minutes of neglect? Is this manager telling me, he not only profiled me, but also watching me? and yet, let all those neglect happen? is that another his neglect or retaliation or simply he has no idea how to do his job??
3.He lectured me today that Bus-girl/boy do NOT take away finished dishes/silverware. They are only to do "pre-busing", and it is definitely not one of Bus-girl/boy's responsibility to assist and bus table for the next course of the meal and complete any task waiter delegated or relying on. I guess my school taught me wrong.
4.the manager said, the bus-girl does not speak English. and shortly after his lecture about ideal restaurant services, he defended the bug-girl is actually a waiter, not a bus-girl. So I can't quite complain about her not doing the bus-girl work. So, 1. why lie to defend her wrongs? then 2, as a customer, i do not care if she's a waiter or movie star. Even if she was a temporal busgirl, then my expectation was she does it well accordingly. If she was a waiter? then go wait a table. if she was a movie star? drop an autograph, not dish-clanking noises and rushing off diners, or extensive neglect to attend/bus the table.
I did talk to another manager, and I am sure he will talk to the owner and other staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We decided to check out the new fall menu. My husband had a fabulous Beef Wellington and I had an excellent Salmon. Our friendly, attentive waiter Everet, reminded us that it was Sunday and all bottled wines were half off.
Outstanding! The 3 very large profiteroles were so decadent and the perfect ending to our meal. Jedd, the manager was as energetic as ever bustling around making sure everyone was enjoying their dinner. We are locals and always feel at home at Bob Ami Gabi.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a good meal at Mon Ami Gabi. Love the carrots and fresh bread and sitting outside in 80 degree weather in mid-October wasn’t too shabby either.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Because we had a coupon that was about to expire, we went to Mon Ami Gabi for an early birthday brunch. My husband likes their "make your own Bloody Mary bar" too. :) The crabcake eggs benedict were just ok -- mostly muffin. Our server was just that -- he served us and was attentive to our needs, but definitely not too friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is good and so nice to have choices that are different than the normal restaurant fare, but the noise level is outrageous. My first time there and probably won't go back because you can't hold a normal level conversation. Disappointing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was scrumptious..everyone enjoyed their special meal! It's a bit noisy if you have hearing problems, and pricey, but worth it. Very good portion sizes, delicious sides, and beautiful plating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We come here often for happy hour (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) but this time did a sit down dinner. The frisée salad was amazing. Service: excellent. It was a bit loud, but overall a fun time was had by all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was wonderful. Both my niece and I got the chicken pot pie. Wow....best pot pie either of us have ever had. Lots of chicken and flavorful veggies and sauce. Only downside: we didn't have enough room for dessert! Thanks for a great dining experience Mon Ami!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

GREAT FOOD AND THE SERVICE STAFF WAS GREAT. HE REALLY KNEW HIS WINES AND FOOD PAIRING

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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