Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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$30 and under
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French
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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Three-course business lunch of steak-frites for $20, and a very attentive staff. Just a great deal in a great setting.

p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mon Ami was fabulous! The service, food, and ambiance were all fantastic! Perfect for a date night with my hubby of 20+ years.

PD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my new favorite restaurants. They were super nice an helpful, the food was amazing, and it's a lovely environment. My friend and I had a great lunch here and will return.

SS
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 6:30 pm.....When we arrived with two elderly gentlemen (one with a rollator), we asked for a table and one was available. However, we were told that we could not have that table because it was reserved. So reluctantly, we went to a booth. The manager did say he'd move us to a table when it became available in about 15 minutes, but with seniors the idea of moving mid meal was more of a hassle. When we finished our dinner at 7:30, the table was still unoccupied and we could easily have sat there. The manager knew I was upset and said the table's reservation was for 7:30 and he didn't want to rush us. I never heard him tell us about the reservation for 7:30.
The manager apologized because we were unhappy and told us he'd give us a table the next time we came in. Really, would he remember us and our name?! That's not realistic, is it?! We didn't get a card for "free appetizer" or "free dessert" for out next visit. Nothing...just a card so I could complain to the manager's manager.
We like Mon Ami Gabi, go fairly often, and think the food is good. But it was not a pleasant experience for elderly individuals. Next time we go, we'll definitely request a table with chairs so everyone in our party is comfortable.
All this said, the food was good and so was the service. It's relatively a quieter restaurant in RTC.

V
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend although the fries were lukewarm and tasteless. The mussels were well prepared with a tasty white wine sauce.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! The food was delicious and our server was very attentive and friendly.

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful lunch at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston. Everything was perfect: there was a generous fixed price menu that I chose, great Bordeaux wine and outstanding service - it couldn’t have been better, but it was. It was Veterans’ Day and I’m a veteran. They gave me a whopping veterans’ discount too.

T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch with my daughter. The food & service were great. A nice place to be on a cold fall morning.

GM
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the way to the airport and they were open! Hooray! Leisurely breakfast! Great service

L
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, waitperson, Whitney is the best. Attentive and informed. Lovely, relaxing time.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for dinner. Went to dinner for a birthday celebration and the service was excellent. One of our meals was a bit undercooked (Duck à l'orange) and the server took care of it for us.

Will be back, again.

KL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had asked for a quiet table for a group discussion and were given an excellent one in the back. Service and food was the usual high standard. One of the best.

HT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th birthday. The waiter Frank was great! The food was amazing, like always!!!

s
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here is always a warm and pleasant experience——like coming back to a friend. No surprises (that’s a good thing), but reliable, competent, welcoming and thoroughly enjoyable—both the well prepared comfort food and the excellent service. Highly recommended.

l
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Met my sister for dinner here and was not happy with the food. We split a $40 bone in ribeye and were highly disappointed at the flavor/taste/texture of the meat. The mashed potatoes and spinach were way better than the actual meal. Would have rather gone somewhere else to eat. Not sure why, but i used to love coming here and now i feel like the food isn’t that great. The sauce was not flavorful and we both ended up requesting different sauces. The meat needed more seasoning/salt.

FR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as well good service and the Restuarent looked outstanding

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great.
Wellington’s on point. Cooked to perfection.

PW
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to Akon Ami Gabi when I’m in Reston for a business meal. It’s quieter than some of the other options nearby and the food options do not disappoint. The service is well above average with an attentive team fulfilling your every need.

JL
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mon Ani Gabi was wonderful. We went for a late lunch so it was not so busy. Our server was no that attentive but efficient. The food and sauces were amazingly delightful. It's also nice if you are a Lettuce Entertain You member for specials and points.

JB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday morning brunch is always a treat! Our server was not as attentive as most of their servers, but, he was still pleasant and professional.

AG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have preferred the steak to not have such a rich sauce on top. However, now that I know I will let the waiter know this.

m
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service, as always, outstanding; to us? beats Le Diplomate and closer to home

S
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. However we felt rushed when our server took our signed check while we were still talking.

R
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was great, but steak came well done when I ordered medium. They sent it back and it came back perfect. The quality of food was great and wine selection extensive (and reasonably priced for quality). The service was slow, but the place was packed. Because we were there for a birthday, they provided a free birthday dessert.

WE
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unusual for DC area but truly delightful environment, food, service and value. Actually felt like we were in Paris (or as close to it as possible!) Not DC like at all, with truly special "Specials" and attentive service. Always satisfied, always a delightful experience. Salmon, trout, sole and soups all shine as does the warm baguette!

FC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, as always! The food, staff and customer service were perfect. Love the new fall lunch menu!

PA
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great no matter what you choose. Try the Goat Cheese Appetizer. It’s the bomb.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends. Great food and service.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Waitress completely ignored our table. Manager came by to apologize. The Macaroni Gratin was a joke. There was nothing gratin about it. It was just simply macaroni and cheese for kid! This place has lost its value and became more like a cafeteria than a French bistro/restaurant.

KW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good before, and very special this time! I am looking forward dining at Mon Ami Gabi again

L
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing place,enjoyable meal, friendly front desk and experienced efficient service.

BM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was marginal. The waiter was bad. He had no idea how to work a table and was totally unfriendly. Plus, the French Onion soup was "unFrench". Just broth with few onions and minimal cheese. Disappointing.

RT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Noise level began around 6 pm...it was intolerable. I would never set a business meeting there again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My in-laws 51st wedding anniversary

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, no pressure to order get moving, had the filet mignon, awesome!

M
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We’ve eaten here many times, especially for Sunday brunch. This visit, I had the salmon eggs Benedict which was good, especially since the usual English muffin was replaced by shredded potato pancakes. My mom enjoyed the chicken mushroom crepe.

Unfortunately, the service was neither responsive nor prompt. We had to ask for bread which is usually served along with the initial water service. No offer to refresh my coffee was made. The wait for our server was lengthy and unusual.

As an aside, please bring back the skate entree which we miss.

Thanks!

R
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the service here was absolutely impeccable and detail oriented and professional. Everyone was super helpful from the hostess stand through the wait staff to the assistants> the food was well prepared, served at our pace and was delicious.
The specials were a little pricey i thought but for the service we received, appropriate.
Bravo— go here for a very nice dinner experience!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dining experience. We will definitely be back!

T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I ate here 10/4 and 10/5. 10/4 was fabulous - waitperson was attention, everything was timely and correct. I left a 60% tip. Different story sitting at the bar on 10/5. 3 couples and me (single). They were waited on timely; I was not; their orders (I was watching attentively) were correct, mine was not. They were offered water, I was not; I had to request bread with my soup. I sat for 18 minutes (yes, I timed it) after finishing my meal before I had to motion to the waiter/bartender. I ordered coffee, room temp at best. I asked for the check to the waiter's face, literally - he forgot, I had to request a second time.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steak in the area and the best secret

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