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Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:
-Reservations are strongly encouraged for the main dining room as distanced dine-in seating is limited. Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-Guests are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the restaurant, of course except while dining at your table.
-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 min as we would like to welcome back as many guests possible.
We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patronage of Mon Ami Gabi!
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
butcher's cut, bordeaux butter
bordeaux butter, red wine reduction
Open table allowed me to make a reservation on a day they were closed.
My boyfriend and I had the best experience at Mon Ami Gabi! Our server, Johanna, was so kind, attentive, and just helped make our experience. Not to mention, the food was absolutely spectacular — as always! I also definitely felt safe dining inside with temperature checks about arrival and far distanced tables. 5/5 stars! We’ll definitely be back :)
Great place for everyday, date, special occasions, business meals and meeting up with friends.
Great food and service. Sat out on the patio that was spaced out. Great, friendly service. We both had the specials that were fantastic. Will be back again.
The restaurant week menu provided great value! While the portions were small that's to be expected for restaurant week menus.
Joanna was awesome! She made a great wine recommendation and she is such a sweetheart. Great evening out in downtown Reston.
Our go-to restaurant for a great meal with friends.
Servers were quite attentive...overall a great dining experience.
We have been to Mon Ami Gabi many times before tonight. We go there each year to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Given the current environment we are all trying to navigate through, we were especially excited as we try to limit the amount of places we go. With that being said, we were underwhelmed to say the least.
To begin, when I had made this reservation, I had requested a specific table. When we arrived, I had noticed it was occupied. Ok, fine. It was a nice night so we opted to dine outside. Onto our server - completely and utterly disappointing. After he finally took our order, we had to wait for at least 30-40 minutes for a Caesar salad to come out. He passed by our table numerous times with not so much as a “let me go check on your salad.” Once our meals came out, thankfully they were everything we had expected (the food never disappoints). As we had finished up our meal, all we got was a casual passing by and “dessert?” Not even like a full stop to check in and see how our dinners were and then the offering of a dessert menu. Just super disappointing. If our server had paid just a bit more attention, we more than likely would have ordered another bottle of wine, dessert and would have tipped a bit better like we usually do. Hopefully our next experience is way better than what we had tonight.
We sat in an outside table that was comfortable and safe. The precautions taken for health protection are visible and very good. The waiter was attentive but the food took a while to arrive. Seemingly there was some confusion in the kitchen and things slowed down a lot, so the waiters were frustrated even if they tried hard to apologize, they were nervous and a bit erratic.
I've been dining at MAG-Reston for over 10 years, perhaps 2-3 times a year. I think it's a Covid-thing, but this particular evening just fell flat. It was the LEY chain's restaurant week. The quality of the hangar steak was okay, but not as good as in the past. Other items were quite good though. The service started as rushed then ended quite slowly and to us not as good as in the past, but again with restrictions, etc., these days it's hard to come down on restaurants trying to navigate the new [and hopefully shorter term] normal. The next time I try MAG, perhaps I'll give the brunch a try.
We went to this restaurant to take advantage of the special Restaurant week prices. The food was excellent and the service was equally good. Pricing was extremely good for the large volume of food ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambiance and outdoor seating is readily available. All precautions were taken prior to entering the establishment by taking our temperature prior to entry. Great idea in today's day and age
Are outside, it was nice
The food was ok but not hot once it was served. We were outside which was nice because the weather was beautiful. This was the first time we’ve had dinner at Gabi. I prefer the lunch menu. Service very good. It’s quite expensive.
Formerly one of my favorite restaurants seemed tired! Food was “heated” rather than prepared, salad wilted. So sad to see it go down hill during the Covid reopening
Great lunch and an overall good experience. Service was just average, no refills on ice tea and a bit pushy when we initially arrived.
My dinner was perfect. The Caesar salad was delicious; lots of croutons, great dressing with plenty of Parmesan cheese. The Hanger steak was tender and full of flavor; combining it with pommes frites soaked in Bordeaux butter was sublime. The Bordeaux which I drank complemented it perfectly. The tarte Tatin was a marvelous sweet ending to the meal. September 22nd was my birthday; I had told Open Table it was. No one at the restaurant wished me a Happy Birthday. I would have liked that. Otherwise it was great.
please support this wonderful restaurant. they are struggling during this pandemic and have added additional outside seating to accommodate their customers. Their menu and food is as excellent as always!!!
I ordered the small - they were smaller than my pinky Nail - should not have been served-
Fries are now a separate up charge . Bread is now an additional charge of $1.95. Everything about
Mon Ami Gabi is disappointing and sad— but the mussels were the most sad. I had loved this restaurant and probably will not return— I guess another loss due to Covid. But, restaurants that do make it- is because of continued good food and fair price— this restaurant does not offer either.
Good food, great to be back dining at the restaraunt. The price was a little on the expensive side anf my daughter didnt like that he green beens were sauteed in butter (prefer steamed). Apart from that very happy!
Both food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back!
Interesting menu but food is less than spectacular. While my companion enjoyed his lunch quiche, my steak au poivre was beaten to a thin pulp which was disguised by a decent pepper sauce. Fries yummy, wine not so yummy. Overall, ok but certainly far from really good French food.
Joanna was awesome! Food was great! Will be back again soon!
Salmon with smashed peas was delish as was the gazpacho. The white wine did not taste like a Sauvignon Blanc - more like a Chardonnay.
About 3 times as expensive as I was expecting but oh boy was it delicious, staff were knowlehgeable, food was good, good French food
Nathan is an awesome server! Very attentive and thorough!
Beware of the "optional" COVID surcharge on your bill.
There was nothing special to comment on, in either direction. The baked goat cheese with baguette was interesting. The frites with the steak were luke warm and resembled what is left at the bottom of the serving dish.
Our waiter, Nathan, was helpful.
Beautiful outdoor patio and the food is always good
It was amazing!
Wait staff very kind and helpful, Enjoyed the ability to eat outdoors in the fresh air.
I ordered a filet and so did my friend. Both of us felt it was a very tough fillet, not enjoyable. Also the fries were small pieces, not a good food presentation at all. We both walked out unimpressed and disappointed with our meal. This was not our first time going there, but we were not thrilled with the food experience.
Great French restaurant. On par with Bowfinger in Paris.
The bone-in rib eye steak is delicious. We had a great meal.
This was our first dinner out since COVID. The restaurant was immaculate, the service attentive, and the overall experience was great. We will definitely be back!
Wonderful anniversary dinner!
The wait staff was fantastic, they are the only reason for the stars on this review.
However, the food leaves much to be desired. Texas Roadhouse would kill this place in a head to head competition... and it’s half the price. Pretty interesting if you ask me. Mon Ami Gabi (Reston) is overhyped and draws positive reviews mostly from overpricing their food and delivering on a well thought out ambiance. The steak is tough.. and in the case of the bone in ribeye; overpowered by peppercorn. Although, it does a nice job of hiding a subpar cut of meat. The filet mignon with Bordeaux butter sounds amazing but it misses the mark. I wanted to like this place but the overall execution of their food is lacking. I do not think this is a one-off thing either... there is just so much missing on a tradecraft level that it’s not like I hit it on a bad night.
—Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!
It was great. We really enjoyed the meal. Great birthday celebration.
Food and service was excellent
Traffic noise was terrible. Can’t blame the restaurant for that. Food & service were excellent. Attention to cleanliness was appreciated.
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 4852 OpenTable diners.
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.