Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
5102 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center is open for indoor and outdoor dining. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do.
Following CDC guidelines; if you have been fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask.

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 5102 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aiya
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!! The service was amazing and the prices weren’t too bad in my opinion. We had a really good time.

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mussels were over cooked. The meat inside shells were so small they were about 1/20th the size. I know perfectly cooked mussels- this wasn’t it, but the sauce is delicious. Had the beef Wellington special for $42. Sent it back to the kitchen because of the bloody red middle— not the medium well I was expecting. Chicken roast was dry. Confiding cause it was dark meat which is hard to dry up. French martinis were delicious. Dessert was okay. Had the berry cobbler a la mode and the duo cream puffs. Good but not impressive. Our server Fernando was awesome and attentive!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food excellent, although I note the formerly gratis baguette now must be requested (at a charge of $1 plus). Quiches are as good as ever. Server wasn't very attentive, although he seemed to have responsibility for too many tables. Still, always worth a re-visit. Don't forget the pepper steak.

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vipLynnem
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Disappointed in food and service

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Nick
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A special place in the Reston Town Center restaurant community. We love their Sunday brunch.

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vipTarheel78
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was not impressed with the quality of the food at all - brown romaine, horrible "parmesan" - should be shaved - mussels were absolutely midget. Waiter was super sweet, though.

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MaudeAbbott
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always dependable, good food, good service. one of our favorite places to eat out.

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HeatherI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seasonal arugula salad, filet mignon, salmon, unsweetened iced tea, cappuccino, espresso, and dessert. Wonderful staff. Happy atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Busy night and beautiful evening on Bastille Day that filled the restaurant and put stress on the staff. They pushed through with a smile and good food. Congratulations to the team!

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Tachi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great good. After a long time without going to restaurants I was greatly surprised how safe I felt.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at bar
Very good happy hour appetizers and cheap martinis beers wine offered

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Thank you.

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vipLeighG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herman was an excellent server - love the food and sitting outside

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DaddyBruce
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went early, 5:45pm, which was good because we were seated right away. Toward the end of our meal, the place filled up and was packed. They seemed to have just barely enough staff, but they were still scrambling. Wish these places could hire more.

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HeatherI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent and we had a wonderful lunch.

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vipnminarl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty meal in a pleasant patio setting. We always enjoy sharing an order of mussels.
Staff is attentive but not in your face.
It's a bit of a drive for us, but we were happy to resume our visits.

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JanetD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet was great and our waitress was very good.
We were seated next to the delivery place for outside seating, so there were a lot of people going in and out, but it wasn't too disturbing to our meal.

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vipmich
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have eaten many times at Mon Ami Gabi, which shows that I like the place, but this last meal was the worst ever. Starting with the chicken liver pate, which would be nice except that it was smothered with a revolting purple sauce that would be much better confined to a separate dish. Next I had halibut on a bed of ratatouille. The fish, which ought to be moist and flaky was dry and fibrous, a sure sign of over cooking. Since the fish did not come with any starch I ordered the pomme puree. Mashed potatoes should be white and creamy, but these were a dirty grey and rather watery. Could they have been made from a packet "just add water"? I won't describe the tarte tatin which did nothing to raise the tone of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston has been one of our favorite restaurants the past several years. However, our latest dining experience was so bad we decided we won’t be back. The food was unremarkable at best. We ordered chicken and one of the specials. Both dishes were extremely dry. The chicken (which has always been one of my favorite dishes) was so dry the meat and skin had detached from the bone and was dark and hard. It appeared it may have been left under the warmer for quite some time. The veal was also very dry, to the point it was almost impossible to eat. The chicken was sent back since it was inedible and Halibut was ordered instead. Unfortunately, it was also dry, but worse it was sitting on (what the restaurant) called ratatouille which tasted disgusting. When we received our check the restaurant had removed the cost of the inedible chicken (which was $24.95) but added the disgusting Halibut (which was $37.95).

We have visited this restaurant numerous times in the past and have ordered most of their dishes which have been spectacular. Not sure what has happened to the Mon Ami Gabi in Reston but this restaurant has definitely lost it’s edge. This was a horrible experience with food that should have never been served. We would have been better off going to McDonalds instead. At least their food is consistent.

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vipAFSEcats
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They had a wonderful prix fixe 3 course menu for the holiday. It was great - you got a starter, entree and dessert. Choices from several categories.
Waiter was very attentive but not intrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nathan H is an outstanding server

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vipTeresa
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had. I had the escargot and steak and frites classique and everything was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant

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BettinaG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. We lived off Mon Ami Gabi during the pandemic via delivery and were very excited to go back in person. One of the very best burgers ever. The chocolate mousse is a must try.

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Jarvs
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager ensured we had a great meal experience. Weve been here countless times over the past 12 years. Always had a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was superb. Definitely am overall great experience

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MadDog
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent French bistro in Reston. The only annoying thing is the confusing parking situation. Signs state first hour free but you don't receive a time stamped ticket when you enter the garage. I took my chances and it was fine but the worry was unnecessary.

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Mare
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French cuisine is truly delicious. We had more than enough of each serving. Everything was wonderful from the service to the drinks to the side dishes. Can't say enough how much we enjoyed it.

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MalaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our visit was great! We came to have an anniversary brunch.
Doug our waiter was very nice and gave us complimentary Rose Champagne in celebration of our 33rd anniversary!
We ordered from the price fix lunch menu, which was reminiscent of our actual Paris travels.
The manager was very good too and checked on us to ensure we were fine. He also helped clear the table throughout our meal...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Smelled natural gas, was told that they frequently have Washington gas out to check and they are told there is no problem. This is more against Washington gas than mon ami gabi, but there is definitely a gas leaking and it should be fixed.

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vipStephanieW
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Cute spot with nice bistro feel, excellent and attentive service. We were disappointed with a lot of the food. The escargot had little flavor, the French onion soup was bland and the gruyere had a very burned taste. The blue cheese sauce was broth based instead of cream based and was too bitter to eat. The steaks were cooked well and the baked brie was delicious. Desserts were good but very rich.

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Daniell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We loved sitting out on the covered patio!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love mon ami. Food is normally awesome. This experience was good but not to the level we are used to especially for the price. Will go back just wanted to provide An honest review.

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vipPaulKen
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Favorite salad was miisng from the menu.

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BDub
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Were to start..
When we first walked in we were overwhelmed by the smell of gas, the hostess said she was aware of the smell. We had reservations for 5:45 and were not seated until after 6:10. They kept telling us it will just be a moment or the person who use supposed to clean your table got asked to do something else. Normally that would be fine but we purposefully made the reservation early because we have two small children with us who were getting hungry. Our table was off to the side where the cafe to go used to be. The waiter who was serving us was not attentive and seemed like he wasn’t really interested in helping us. We ordered three steak frites and they were all cold even the frites. The only item that arrived hot was a burger.
Overall, our experience was poor. In the past we have dined here and everything was to be as expected, which is why we chose this restaurant. Due to our recent visit, I can say that we will no longer consider Mon Ami Gabi.

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SallyD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived, but we didn’t receive any service/water for about 20 minutes. Once a wait person was assigned to us, things went more smoothly. Our salmon on the salad was cooked perfectly, but it sat on greens that were overdressed with too much oil.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent good food & service!

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vipMichaelF
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always - our waiter was responsive and we were immediately seated for our reservation.

Mon Ami Gabi, however, has started charging $2 for a single mini baguette.

While this may seem a pretty gripe by some, the food value at Mon Ami hasn’t improved, and prices have remained constant (or have risen - not really sure), so charging for what amounts to a $0.15 cost item doesn’t sit well with me.

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vipLauraW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

fathers day

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, as always, but our server seemed to keep forgetting about us.

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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 5102 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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