Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4224 reviews
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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.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had asked for a table away from the crowd and were given a perfect table. The service was impeccable as always and the food was delicious. The staff anticipaed our every need and this is one of the reasons we frequent here often.

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G
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Started with a delicious Celery Root and apple soup and enjoyed streaks die the entrees. Very tasty and enjoyable.

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L
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service. The best restaurant in Reston.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to catch up with a friend.

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O
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoy having lunch here when we have business in Reston . We often have the fish special and have enjoyed it but this time the fish was mealy. We were very disappointed.

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DG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good, but it was a very noisy place. Not sure that I would go back.

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AG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I’ve tried several times to like Mon Ami but I keep getting disappointed. Their steaks are always dry so I ordered the fish and chips this time and it was disgusting. I don’t know if it was because of the thick breading or the fish it’s self but it was so difficult to cut through - it was so strange. My plate was picked up virtually untouched and the waiter didn’t bother to ask why. Won’t be going back.

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CE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never paid 20.00 for a flute of house champagne
I would have got a bottle Instead of paying so much

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AG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend there for her birthday lunch. This is the second year we've gone there for her birthday because we had a great meal last year. This year they put us at the same table, which was comfortable and felt private. The server was very friendly and informative and the food was delicious. We both had the chicken-mushroom crepe and would definitely have them again.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cut above in food and service.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening where we felt we were not rushed, everything was explained very well, and the courses were all served timely.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great service

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Love the steak frites and Bordeaux Superior wine. The service was a bit lacking on our last visit.

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GE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoy mon ami gabi and go there on special occasions

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love Mon Ami. We've been to the one in Bethesda Row during Restaurant Week, and my company orders our birthday lunches from here.

We had an excellent time at Pajama Brunch on New Year's Day 2019, too!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pretty good New Year’s experience! Free hats and champagne!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Have been to Mon Ami Gabi a few times. Decided to try it for New Year's Eve. Had high hopes, given that it's an expensive restaurant. The worst experience ever. The food was awful. The service was mediocre at best. If that's the kind of experience they offer on New Year, then they should be closed, and let their staff enjoy time with their families. Will not be returning.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve. We were seated by hostess. Waiter moved us over one to a much nicer table. Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Waiter was so good to us. Could not have been any better. Thank you.

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LL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Went here for NYE and was really disappointed! Food and service were not up to the regular standard. Our oysters had huge pieces of shell in them, our entrees were cold when they arrived, and our waiter was nowhere to be found for most of the evening. Would not recommend for a big night like NYE.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Years eve

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This place sat us in a sparcely decorated overflow room despite our reservations for New Year's Eve. Service was slow and unresponsive. My steak, which I ordered medium rare, came out well done. It was overcooked and salty. My partner's fillet mignon, was tough and dry. The fries, typically very good, tasted chewey and stale, like they'd been sitting under a heat lamp for 20 minutes. The French Onion soup was full of inedible onion husks. The roasted root vegetable salad, was not roasted. It was drowned in vinegar and peppered with ice chips. The only good part of the meal was the wine, which I should have had more of. It would have helped me forget what an awful dinner I was having. I used to be able to trust this place with a steak, a soup and a salad. Stay away. Save your money. Spend it on groceries. Cook yourself something better.

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JB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon ami Gabi is alway a good meal. We felt a little rushed but it was New Years Eve.

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G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten here many times always have a nice experience

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was just as good, very attentive staff. Can’t wait to return.

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VI
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service on a busy night! Food was delivered promptly and was delicious

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JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unprofessional service, mediocre food. Overall a much less enjoyable experiece than on previous New Years Eves.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a New Years Eve lunch with the family. Great service and food.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good but unjustifiably expensive. It was nothing special. The area is expensive in general but it isn't DC so I don't expect to pay DC prices. My cocktail at brunch cost $14. My friends side of brussels sprouts cost $7. I have eaten at most of the surrounding restaurants and none have seemed this overprice for the quality. Our waitress was nice enough but slightly awkward. The hostess just looked at me when I said I was meeting a group of people, I thought she was thinking but after a long silence I said I would walk around and look and she just looked at me, never said a word, it was very strange.

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E
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall, it was a good experience. However, towards the end of the meal we felt very rushed. They removed all of my flatware before I was done eating.

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We had a party of 7 and had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone involved, especially our fabulous waiter!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with family from out of town. Food was great. Server Steve took great care of us as always.

Merci Mon Ami Gabi!

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!
Love the food, ambiance and super friendly staff!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went to Mon Ami Gabi on Christmas Eve. Seated 3 minutes after reservation and promptly received menus and a fresh baguette. Ordered an Artichoke Dip to start, steak clasiqué as well as a steak berinaise along with green beans and mushrooms. Artichoke starter was plated beautifully and tasted great. Main courses arrived as soon as we finished the artichoke heart. Was not expecting such a thin steak for $27, and also received stale fries. Passed this on the the server who initially tried to defend it but after showing her what we were served said she would send out two orders. Second batch was on par with the price of the plate. Sides were ok however the green beans were a little under al dente. Will probably give them another shot but not anytime soon.

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RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been eating at Mon Ami Gabi for Christmas Eve for 6 years in a row. The drinks are good, the food is delicious, and its just fun!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

No flat bottled water was available and the fries that came with the steak frites were cut so thin that they were like chips (crunchy and dry) and impossible to eat with a fork, and quite impossible to chew/swallow.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Christmas Eve dinner was very disappointing. We had to wait for water, remind the server we needed plates for our bread & then when I spilled my champagne all over, I asked if I could have another glass & I was charged for it!! Going out to dinner for a special occasion used to be very special / not anymore.

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KY
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our small family group of three dined at Mon Ami Gabi during the busy Christmas Eve rush. I give high praises to any restaurant that can preserve it's sense of calm, friendly and festive service during this busy time. The entire staff was great, from bartenders to bus servers. The food was very good, but not outstanding. We all are looking forward to going back to try the brunch!

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P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service is always great however it is extremely noisy and the seating arrangement is not great. I specially request a booth when made the reservation. We were seated on a makeshift table in the middle of an area that servers had to move food. We were constantly bumped by servers and others guest. It was quite uncomfortable. As I said I love the food and the service but we won’t be back there for a holiday dinner.

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