Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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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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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Reserved for Easter Brunch with my wife and 2.5 year old son. Got seated at a nice corner booth, which helped contain our little one. The goat cheese burger we ordered was rare and leaving blood onto the plate, even though we ordered it medium. We also asked the server about the missing fries, which were part of the meal and he responded we did not order fries. He brought the fries, but we still had to ask one of the managers, who confirmed the burger included the fries. After returning he burger to the kitchen, we were brought one that was properly cooked.

We also ordered the salmon eggs Benedict, but these were not even lukewarm. Completely room temperature. By this time, we did not feel comfortable returning the second plate we ordered, so we just ate it as it came.

Quite the disappointing experience. I first at at Mon Ami nearly 13 years ago in Las Vegas and could not rave more about that experience. So much so, that I was thrilled to be eating there again for this occasion and shared my enthusiasm with my wife. The experience was below underwhelming and quite embarrassing after speaking so highly of the place. This experience brought me back to earth and, sorry to say, I am not sure I would venture to return.

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SS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu selection..something for everyone. Everything was temperature appropriate and cooked as requested. Attention from the server without being annoying and the pace made for a relaxed and enjoyable dinner.

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MK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always can count on having a wonderful experience.

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DK
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was great and we had a fabulous server.

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NH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with three other people and everyone loved their meals. We shared 4 appetizers; the duck confit was tender and full of great flavors, the frisée,kale &warm bacon salad with poached egg is my favorite and always delicious, escargot with garlic herb butter filled the table with a great aroma and the house bread was just right to soak up all butter, the local tomatoes salad with feta was filled with flavor. Main courses of succulent rainbow trout, tender and tasty New York strip with house special frites that everyone enjoyed, and the Monk fish special with an amazing bean purée made everyone very happy! Topping off the night we shared a delicious creme brûlée, berry sorbet and the best of all the blueberry bread cobbler. The service was spot on, friendly,attentive and knowledgeable. High praise to everyone and looking forward to going back soon!

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LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The hostess and waiter were outstanding.

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JD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always and we had wonderful evening with friends. We will be back again soon

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal but pretty slow for their “express lunch” but server very lovely.

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DJ
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always!

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KB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch with friends and the food was amazing!!

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AR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We recently celebrated a friend's 50th birthday and had a wonderful time. They allowed us to bring in a cake, created a fabulous presentation and ensured it was a special evening. Our waiter was fantastic and it made for a terrific celebration!

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AM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening with great food and drinks. The service was great!

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PK
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our absolute favorite restaurants! been to the one in Vegas in the past but this was the first time we ate at one in the DC area and it was excellent as well. We had steak, monkfish, and lack of lamb and everyone thought theirs was excellent. and I'm still dreaming about the chocolate cake desert. Thanks for a fabulous meal!

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NS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was a very kind person and friendly . The manger , I cannot remember but I think he was Turkish. He stopped by a few times and made sure we had everything thing we asked for. And he also tried to help the server . Great experience . Thanks
The food is always great 🙏🏻

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday. As always the food was amazing and the staff very kind.

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RZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our Mon Ami Gabi experience.

Service - Our waiter was very cold and unfriendly, and made several mistakes throughout the night. I generally like to get some feedback on what to order, what is good, etc., but good short, unhelpful responses. I will say that the busperson was very nice and cordial with us.

Food/drink - Food was ok. My wife got the salmon, and she found it bland and portions undercooked. I did enjoy my steak and the sauces, but nothing exceptional. Fries though - really good. I only got one drink, an old fashioned, and it was pretty bland. I did not order a second.

Value - overall, our experience was really thrown off by our waiter. We will not be dining at Mon Ami Gabi again.

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SF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Friends first visit was impressed with service, food and ambiance

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic. Great service. Allowed us to take our time, with rushing us. Steak was delicious. My wife enjoyed the trout. Very enjoyable meal.

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F
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Got omelette Lorraine...not enough cheese or eggs, too much caramelized onions

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was bland and uninspired, nothing special. Also inconsistent as of late. Higher prices with every menu change but the quality of food is diminished. The restaurant is getting old and dirty. Ladies bathroom is always a wreck - no one checks throughout the day. Purse hanger broken in the door for what seems like years. No maintenance or upkeep being done. Have been going to Gabi since opening. Now barely go twice a year as opposed to every week. This time was the last time. No more chances.

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CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go back and are always happy to do that.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Reston.
This time the New York steak was not good and it was the priciest item on our order.
Expectations were not met this time

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food, service could have been more attentive

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LL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very enjoyable

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JC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was just ok service was terrible used to love the restaurant won't be going back
Thanks for asking wish I could have been more positive about experience.

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KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Our favorite restaurant.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was nice and our waitress was kind and the owner was apologetic. However, we were served the wrong soup. They did realize it before we could let our waitress know and we had already tried it and realized it wasn’t what we ordered. In their defense, they were extremely busy that night, but our food took forever to come out and they came out to ask us what we ordered again. When the food did come out, it appeared to have been sitting as it was not hot but lukewarm. We didn’t even bother sending it back as we were already hungry. As far as the waitress and her tip, we tipped her because we felt it was a kitchen problem.

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HM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Initially we were seated at a round table for five; we were a party of four. The seats were far apart & the large table was not conducive to conversation. We requested to be moved to a smaller square table that was vacant near by. They were very accommodating and moved us quickly. The change made our evening so much more enjoyable and allowed us to really relax, chat and feel comfortable.
The food was prepared as ordered and delicious as always.
Nice night out with friends.

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AF
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Everything was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Creative drinks to select from.

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FJ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fries were old

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TM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
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
21 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Steak Frites very disappointing. Over cooked fries replaced cold soggy fries. Steak pre- marinated and texture was strange and tasted too salty. Won’t go back.

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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
121 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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