Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
5024 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center is open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking: dine-in services remain at reduced capacity, staff temperature checks, masks required, disposable and digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures. For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests must wear a mask when entering, exiting and moving about the restaurant, and interacting with staff.

Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:
-Reservations are encouraged for indoor dining as seating is limited.
-Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-We have installed the AIRPHX Filtration System that eliminates bacteria and viruses (Coronavirus, Norovirus, MRSA, Staph and many other harmful organisms) in the AIR and on SURFACES 24/7, achieving hospital grade levels of disinfection!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5024 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipChristineC
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here. Food was delicious. Service was attentive. We had a wonderful time!

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vipExceptionalFoodService
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, excellent. Love to see Lettuce Restaurants doing so well. We will definitely be back

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PeterP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Monday luncheon is a great bargain. Tastes great. Attractive price.

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JohnT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was extraordinary.

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LeoB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great. We expected a more complete wine list, including wines by the glass at this restaurant. Atmosphere was very charming.

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vipNSowell
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We always enjoy dinners here: unfortunately the service today was disrespectful and very disappointing. Our waitress, Joanna J, was rude to my mother. Really dampened the experience.

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Betsy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience. Everyone thought the food was great. Our party of 8 was large and probably difficult to accomodate, but your restaurant handled it beautifully. Thank you for a wonderful Mother's Day experience.

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williamr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Nee to work on the Crouque Madam very mushy bread should be very crisp with the egg and sauce and maybe open face on country bread

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vipEarlH
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely brunch good service and food

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vipYellowRoad
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for Mother’s Day and I was a bit disappointed - and we go here several times a year so I’m very familiar with this particular venue and enjoy it quite a bit.

Our waiter was just so-so, matter of fact, no word was said about Mother’s Day and just pretty blah... not to mention we sat for 10 min before he came over. The food was also just ok. My son’s steak was cooked more than he asked for; the French toast was a bit under cooked (eggy) and the eggs Benedict with spinach and tomatoes was just a-ok. The best things were the asparagus soup, Caesar salad and Bloody Mary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was superb. My only suggestion is that they expand the menu to offer more choices.

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tigersnowkat
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE Mon Ami....it was wonderful to be able to eat outside with our dog in the sunshine. Nate was a great server and made the brunch wonderful. We love that Lauren and Frank came by to see us. We come here for the service and yummy food. Thank you!!!

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vipClinton
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had an awesome Mother’s Day brunch! Everyone loved their food. Bellinis were great too

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MeganM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This restaurant has been a long time favorite of mine but this last trip will probably be my last. Everything was sort of so-so. Very lack luster. The steaks were not cooked properly, two were over done and one was so rare we sent it back. Also, the power went out and that put a damper on things. It was dark and quickly became very warm in the restaurant. They apologized but nothing was offered. Just not a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Mon Ami Gabi last Saturday evening. It was an early Mother’s Day meal with my family. We have enjoyed this restaurant several times in the past and this was no exception.
The service was attentive and approachable. The food was delicious and done exactly as we ordered. The manager was present and made sure to check in with all the guests to make sure we were happy.
Towards the end of our meal the power went out on the whole block! The staff and management calmly spoke with each table about how best to serve us in the present state. We were so impressed with how something that could have been a catastrophe was handled so well.
We will definitely return to Mon Ami Gabi, Reston. Sooner rather than later!

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DebW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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DanaC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Definitely a must try when in Reston

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AminaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing service. Food is great. Love the onion soup and the kids food was super cute and yummy.

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vipSnickers
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

very good as usual however the waitress was a bit over-eager in her checking on the table. She interrupted a couple of conversations in order to move us along. We felt some pressure to rush along. Had there been others waiting to be seated I could have understood but there weren't.
when we ordered coffee i asked for alot of cream - which I go but the coffee cup was almost overflowing and there was little room to add the cream. I ended up asking for another cup of coffee only about 3/4 full - to allow for cream.
she may have been new as I've never seen her there before and we try and go at least once a month.

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vipSuzanneC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was excellent except the mussels could have used more garlic and flavor but was still good. The fish, chicken and escargot was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, always is!

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HeatherA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here for brunch - ordered the french toast (amazing) and the steak and eggs (just okay - the steak was pretty tough and had lot of grizzle, for what it cost, I'd expect a better cut of meat).

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipScottJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I am a big fan of mon ami. We had a nice experience, but seriously, kill the COVID tax, bring back the free bread and carrot salad and allow us to reserve the outside tables on the app.

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ThomasL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot and mussels were wonderful. Steak and Caesar salad were generous portions.

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vipCourtney
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always great to go here. Brunch is the best in my opinion!

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vipshoemaven
Naples
71 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful night, decided to eat outside. Mon ami Gabi is the perfect place! Food is always excellent. Service was an A- this time. Will always go back!

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vipBobby
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met an associate for lunch & the service, food, and patio setting combined to make it an excellent experience. Our waiter kept active tabs on our needs but never disturbed our conversation.

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GaryC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food always good but service tends to be suspect. This night we had a great server and got an excellent meal and great service!

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vipDCchickfoodie2014
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was not good as it used to be. Service sucks. We waited for a long time to get service. Also, they added 5% covid-19 surcharge to bill. It says to help offset restrictions on their business but when we went, the place was 90% capacity.

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diner50
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Mon Ami Gabi was the first date night my husband and I have done since the pandemic started. Food was good but service declined at the end of the evening. We wanted to order desert and got a menu, but waited 30 minutes for a server to ask about taking our order.

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SusanB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved Mon Ami for dinner. This was my first lunch visit and it was great.

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BettyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter! Friendly but professional. Attentive but not interfering. Five stars for sure.

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Jerryinpf
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We’ve eaten at MAG many times and never had an experience as poor as this one.

We were on time for our reservation for 4 and had to wait over 30 minutes. When we were finally seated there was no mention, let alone apology, for the delay.

Our waitress consistently mixed up our order, giving the medium rare and rare hanger steaks to the wrong people...and another steak was less than 1/2 inch thick and inedible.
We took it home, cut it up, and gave it to the dog. He would not eat it.

We did not order dessert - so the very sad story ends here, but the salmon was perfect.

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vipDavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

French restaurant with barely any french food. What was available was poorly made and tasteless. Enjoy the classic american rock/modern pop with your french food....

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vipCgerkin
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very weak service and management at the location, understaffed and made for a long brunch, ended up skipping dessert and going to Pitango

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JCNY
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love escargot so we came for it & mousels

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Caution— you’ll get a COVID surcharge here—spending your money here and supporting this business isn’t enough... they demand an extra 5% for the privilege. We were seated basically in the middle of a high traffic hallway, the food was cold, and the service was lacking. The appetizers were the best part of the meal, beyond that, just skip the rest.

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CBBB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not great, service and ambiance are fairly good.

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VincentPriceless
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service from our waiter was AWESOME!!! Atmosphere (inside and neighborhood) was also well worth the trip.

Food here was just OK for the price and compared with the competition in the area. For a European restaurant, we felt most (not all) of the dishes were too salty. The beef wellington that was one of the specials was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked -- fillet mignon was perfectly seasoned and wrapped in just wonderfully baked pastry: YUMMY! However, the chicken was not marinaded well enough; it was cooked perfectly -- not too dry -- which is a nod to the kitchen's skills.
Both the burger and filet mignon were "OK" for the type of restaurant -- i.e., better than the average chain restaurant as far as quality of meat, but lower quality in taste than the higher end steak restaurants in the area that charge about the same price or less for comparable dishes.

The desserts were similarly mixed in quality: crème brulee was great, chocolate mouse was good, mixed berry sorbet was about what I can get in an American grocery store: artificially flavored sorbet in a French restaurant? I guess 20 years living in the Mediterranean spoiled me, but still, I had expected more from a "slightly higher end" French Restaurant in the middle of Reston Town Center.

Wine was OK. I "grew up" on Italian wine and think they're comparable to French wine at lower prices. Most of the better California cabs beat the crap out of any European offerings, French or Italian. So paying premium price for an OK wine while dining out was just "OK."

Service was awesome! Our waiter was so helpful, we'll come back just for the atmosphere AND the service. Perfect restaurant? No. Best in the area? No. But overall atmosphere, variety, good (even if not great) food, and awesome service made for a recommended experience.

They do put a COVID surcharge on the bill, but we asked to have it removed, and they accommodated.

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You can order delivery directly from Mon Ami Gabi - Reston using the Order Online button. Mon Ami Gabi - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 707-0233.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 5024 OpenTable diners.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/?utm_source=opentable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=holiday%202020&utm_content=magrtc%20confirmation%20email.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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