Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4094 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11:00pm
Sun: 10:30am-9:00pm

We are pleased to offer free parking 7 days a week in the garages at Reston Town Center. Your first hour is always free; all garage parking is free Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday/Sunday. At all other times, visit the host stand for an Orange Garage validation code.

Weekend Brunch is served from 11:30am-4:00pm andSaturday and 10:30am-3:00pm on Sunday.
*Our bar remains open for beverages one hour after the restaurant closes.

Join us for Happy Hour in the bar area from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Monday - Friday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, and 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday!
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Phone number
(703) 707-0233
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Phil Frederick
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Catering
Mon Ami Gabi's airy interior sets a fresh, cosy atmosphere. This casual bistro is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months.
We're pleased to accommodate parties up to 200 guests in four private rooms and dining areas. The room is audio visual compatible for program events. Mon Ami Gabi also offer off-premise catering form 10-100 people, as well as platters and trays available for pick-up or delivery. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call our Catering Manager Kimberly at (703) 707-0233.
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Cross street
Library Street
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Parking details
We are pleased to offer free parking for the Orange Garage - visit our host stand for a validation code when you arrive. Parking is free in all garages on Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is also free on Sunday.
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Special events & promotions
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of wine tastings, cooking classes and dinner events where Executive Chef Phil Frederick combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our French Steakhouse provides an intimate setting for celebrating the joie de vivre! Our menu signals a return to simple French cuisine and features classic steak frites as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood and plats du jour.

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What 4094 People Are Saying
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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

This was my s/o's favorite restaurant so we came here on her birthday. It took over 30 minutes to get an order in and was sitting around waiting for our waitress to come take our order. She got our drinks initially wrong and also spilled my drink all over when I received my food (However, she did get me a new glass). I tried multiple times to try and talk to her discretely to have something special done for the birthday but she was "too busy" and so I had to ask in front of her when the dessert menu came. The receipt was also printed wrong charging us more than $30 of what we actually had which had to be fixed. I was extremely shocked by the service coming here, the food however was great.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our frequent/weekly dining choices in Reston! Foods are always delicious & delightful with attentive services! Strongly Recommend It!
Best Onion Soup in Town
Potato Leek Soup
Mussels & Oysters
Red Snapper
Grilled Chicken Salad

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AT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Although I have dined here many times this evening was a disaster. Moving to Chicago I came back to town to finish last few items of business before leaving for good. On my last night I thought I would treat myself to a pleasant goodbye. I was treated like the relative you did not ever want to see again.
I was put in a table in the middle of traffic with which I was continually bumped by both customers and staff. My soup was only slightly hot and my steak raw. Although I sent the steak back, it came back but it was overdone on the outside and passable in the inside. I know I could have complained but I came there to relax and not battle over dinner.
Like I said, my wife and I have frequented this restaurant, as well as other locations by this parent company (Big Bowl and others) and have usually been pleased. Since I will now be living in Chicago, the home of this company I hope to see a better evening.

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S
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I requested a dessert with a candle for my best friend, celebrating a BIG birthday. The hostess said happy birthday when we entered. The waiter was nice but clueless. I ordered a dessert. He brought the dessert without a candle. I told him about the birthday.. he still did nothing. We waited and waited for something. We got nothing. Embarrassing and upsetting.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly, server was courteous and attentive. Food was excellent.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is one of my favorite restaurants. Don't be afraid of the parking garage situation. It's well worth it to have a meal at this fabulous restaurants. It's my go-to place for meeting friends for lunch as their daily lunch special is a great value, and the food is absolutely delicious.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, service was bad. After an hour and food order was not taken and had to ask manager to get order taken. Table next to us turned over 4 times before we were served and got check. Had to rush to pick up people at airport at 9:15 after arriving for 6:00 appointment.

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DB
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mon Ami for a little birthday celebration and the staff was wonderful! They even brought out a special dessert with "Happy Birthday". written on the plate. They made it a very special night for the birthday boy! Thanks Mon Ami!

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t
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent wine, and the waitress was truly exceptional. My dining companion wa delayed because of rain, but the staff seated me right away. I appreciated having a glass of wine and some very good bread while waiting.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening and great food!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very poor service this time

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating the homecoming for my boyfriend who has been deployed overseas for the last year!

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JG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We barely saw the waiter. I couldn’t flag him down for a second glass of wine. My wife’s mashed potatoes were cool and her steak had a bitter flavor. The sauce on my hanger steak was overdone, watery and flavorless.

Update: I was very happy that Joseph from Mon Ami contacted me directly after my review and apologized for our experience. My wife and I look forward to trying another meal at Mon Ami.

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami is our family and friend “go-to” restaurant and the meal and service never fails our expectations. Would recommend to anyone.

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JC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our all time favorite restaurants. We are never disappointed!

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TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner for two

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was very good.

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FB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Several times have brought professional colleagues. Always a great meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Had a wonderful time

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great ribeye steak, sauce, and salmon tartare. After dinner, stretch your legs by walking in Reston. Great if you are dressed up and want a nice meal without breaking the bank.

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HW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's been a few months since we've gone to any Mon Ami Gabi. The food was amazing but we noticed the portion sizes were much smaller. The food was great, regardless. The service was good, not as great as it normally is, but we went during a busy Friday night. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves.

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VA
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Expensive and not great quality. Very limited menu. I had Gabi’s Fish and Frites which was awful. Fries were cold and soggy! Bread was the best part!

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DB
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always feel so welcome here. The staff is very nice, knowledgeable and ready to help if there is anything specific you need. The food is prepared expertly and always quite tasty. This is one of our favorite spots. My husband particularly appreciates the wonderful wines that pair so nicely with his meals.

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NW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food wasn’t as good as usual. The pate was a bit bland; the oysters were tasteless. But the steak and the salmon tartare were superb.

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Salad included interesting vegetables beyond the norm which made the salad very good. Deserts were unique also.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were very good. However, we had ordered filets and both were lacking. Mine was way underdone and I had to send it back. My wife's was not melt in your mouth like it was the last time we were here. Attentive staff took care of me efficiently and apologized. My wife ate hers but did not let her disappointment be known until later. It was a pleasant evening, but we'll have to wait awhile before returning. The excellent service was what salvaged the rating, otherwise it would have been an overall 2.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We were excited about the daily special, beef Wellington, but even though we had an early dinner reservation, they ran out after only 10 orders. So then we ordered other steaks off the menu and all the sides came out cold, and the steaks were not cooked to the temperature anyone ordered. It all had to be redone.

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VB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a great experience. I think the waiter and the menu could either or both do a better job of explaining what is on the menu. Specials were not on the menu -- but often could be printed to be easier to review. Drinks were okay, but not 5 star -- perhaps 3. Overall a good experience and I'd go again, but my feeling was that it was 1 star below Morton's or DC Prime which I'd recommend above Mon Ami Gabi.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the steak frites

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from start to finish. We were placed in a cozy, quiet corner booth which was very nice. The server Billy was attentive, knowledgable, and polite. The duck confit, cocktails/wine, and bone in Ribeye were all fantastic. We will definitely be dining at the Reston location again soon!

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CA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been a while since I've been to Mon Ami. Thought the food was good this time around, but honestly, a little disappointed. The $21 salmon and kale salad was a few leaves of lettuce, a couple of pecans and a small piece of fish. Not worth the price.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious but, when you sit outside, the service isn’t as good as inside it appeared. Will definitely come back but, won’t sit outside again.

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D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Busy Wednesday night dinner and it was crowded. Not as attentive service as times before perhaps because it was so busy. They ran out of my entree and the delay in telling me meant my companions got their food before me. Food was excellent though. Disappointing that you could not get happy hour specials at your table only in the bar. They used to have a bar cart come to your table as well and that didn't happen either. Will go again and hope the service is different.

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OT
Washington DC
245 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ask for Doug...the best waiter in Reston. The restaurant is always friendly and professional...couldn't ask for more.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with an old friend. Waiter was very accommodating and patient with our gabbing. Excellent salad with real anchovies on request and salmon eggs Benedict. Yum

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OB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Too much noise service was good no special occasion just Sunday brunch

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We've been there numerous times and enjoy our meals.
Steve our waiter and the host and waitstaff were all very attentive, professional, and responsive. Unfortunately this time, the kitchen was a bit off - the rice pilaf was "crunchy" - ie undercooked, and the mussels were seriously oversalted.
I was really sorry to have to point it out to Steve, who immediately offered to serve something else (I had worked around the pilaf and so didn't need another entree and declined) - and both Steve and the host stopped by to apologize and compensate for the lapse in food quality.
The errors were things that the kitchen should not have missed - I have alot of sympathy for the waitstaff in situations like that. Steve and the host both told us that they had reported the issues back to the kitchen - and they did everything in their power to help make it right.
We will return... hopefully the kitchen mess up was a one time situation.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This location has gone down hill significantly. They didn’t know how to prepare Trout Almondine, a former favorite. They cut almonds in half and put them next to the sautéed trout.
The waiter told us the fish special was a Wild Caught, Hybrid Chilean Sea Bass. Hybrid & Wild Caught?
He couldn’t tell us anymore about it.

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KL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service! The craft cocktails where wonderful and the food was great!

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant in Reston. Service and food very good.

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