Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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4318 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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JC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Our favorite restaurant.

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FJ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fries were old

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TM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good French food. Being seated in the back near the window was perfect to allow us to talk. Waitress was outstanding and food was good as ever. Trout Almondine was good as ever and my colleagues both thought the scallops special was outstanding. Desert was great - we shared the vanilla bean creme brulee (good) and the salted caramel chocolate tart (amazing - go for it). A good experience as I've come to expect.

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BW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food was perfection! Very lovely evening.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was very knowledgeable about our gluten free needs!

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KL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. They provided a nice corner table for friends to talk. Good food, good ambience, good conversation.

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F
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent!!! Will attend brunch again soon!!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had good service, nice food and a great wine. Overall no complaints.

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JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent for the price point.
Could do better on sauces.

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T
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was fine, as usual, including a root-vegetable salad that was so good I'd go back again just for that. The duck confit appetizer was delicious, especially the red cabbage, and enough to serve as my entree. Service was OK, though our waitress seemed less experienced than is usual for Mon Ami Gabi, and she attended much more closely to the adjacent table of four, who seemed to be ordering a lot of drinks, rather than to our table of two, one of whom is a nondrinker. The main problem though was that I, whose hearing isn't terrific, had specifically requested a quiet table -- in a corner or against a wall, not in the center of the floor -- and what we got was a table smack in the center of the floor. To the restaurant's credit, it was a corner table, so my guest and I were a little closer, but it was still deafening.

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s
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Check out their happy hour for some great deals.

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HT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food great steak!

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KA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a good time at Mon Ami Gabi-Reston however it is more expensive than we expect. Good wine, good steak frites and nice ambiance.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of Great gluten free options to include bread. The GF menu isn’t updated very often so ask if something can be made GF. An excellent experience with delicious steaks. Both the escargot & duck liver mouse were outstanding.

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RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a coffee or dinner business meeting.

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L
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

German was a wonderful server! Very knowledgeable & attentive. Overall the food was good the only thing that could have been better was the shrimp cocktail- shrimp were not consistent in size ( went from large to small) & had a bad taste. The rest of the food was cooked perfectly! The hanger steak was very tender . Music level was nice . The lights had not been dimmed for dinner service & you could feel the cold air anytime the door opened for other guests to come into the restaurant. We enjoyed our experience & would come back .

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful experience!

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c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was outstanding. Nice place. Good for business lunch and dinners too.

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WD
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mohammed was an exceptional server. He was very friendly, courteous and attentive. His stellar customer service attitude along with delicious food made for an outstanding dining experience.

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is one of my go to places… I typically enjoy it. I met four of my friends for brunch on Sunday. Our waiter looked and acted like he wanted to be anywhere else other than taking care of us. My one friend asked what beer was available and he sighed and said “wait till I get you a list ..this is a wine place.” Food is typically very good but my crème brûlée French toast was barely warm when I got it and my friends omelette was so dry she didn’t eat it. Looks like we hit the place when everyone was having an off day.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine selection and service. We always enjoy our dinners there!!

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c
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service. We received a free appetizer via Lettuce Eats, made the evening all the more enjoyable.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered a vodka martini dry up with a twist. No olives. Waiter came back to check- did I want it dirty? No just vodka, vermouth and twist. Got dirty martini with a twist. Got it corrected but flunking martini is basic.

We had 1 Steak Frites and 1 NY Strip. Both were marginal. Steak Frite was more gristly than usual. My strip was not flavorful. We have these items often so can compare. Took home half but never ate them.

I go to MAG in Bethesda often. But this experience was disappointing.

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DV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m a customer since Mon Ami opened. Typically it ok. Lately however the service has gone downhill. I made a reservation and requested a specific table. When we arrived we were told that the table was taken even though we both arrived around the same time. I was told that they had requested that table a week prior however there was no mention of this when they arrived. The waiter then came by gave us the specials and instead of taking our beverage order quickly walked away I had to chase him down to ask him to come back. We placed our food order asking for both burgers to be medium well. They both arrived medium rare. The waiter never came by to check on us. He came much later. By then it was too late. Disappointing yet again

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DC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy food!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice place to get together for brunch, enjoy good food and have a wonderful time overall

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated next to a noisy group which made talking difficult. Otherwise everything was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service quality of food, thanks for an unforgettable evening.

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AH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall food was good though fries were not hot. It was my first time to this location and it was so noisy it was hard to have a conversation. I would come back at a less busy time and give it a try as the food was tasty. Our server was meh, though the bread/water server was great.

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SW
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. Sometimes I have not received the highest quality service, but our server Sat night was impeccably professional and attentive. This is a pricey restaurant but tastes authentically French. The bread was outstanding!!

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OH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Meat cooked perfectly. Wait staff attentive. Wonderful experience every time.

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m
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Mon Ami Reston! Great neighborhood gem.

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VD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going there for years. The quality and service continues to be the best

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J
Sydney / NSW
56 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The beef Wellington plat du jour was delicious! Sunday night half price bottle night was also great!
The appetizers of snails and the lobster bisque soup of the day, root vegetable salad and the after dinner cheese course left something to be desired.

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FM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined there many times and the food is always outstanding.
The food is DC quality and we have been dining with them for 20 years plus.

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XC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I got a NY Steak cooked Medium and when the plate arrived, it was a burnt steak. The smell was like burning charcoals. Very disappointing. Never going back there again.

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LD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They have ok food and ok service. It is reliable and decent. If you are looking for a foodie experience, this is not the place.

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DP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like it now more than when it first opened, years ago. I think their menu has improved and they focus on things that are popular with their customers and drop some that weren’t. Their mixed fries are good and we like the steak. The bar has an imaginative bunch of drinks that are fancied by our locals, but we stick with a more traditional lineup.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food, excellent service AND value for money! I will DEFINITELY recommend and visit again.

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