About Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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.

11950 Democracy Dr
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steak, Seafood

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 on Saturday 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 and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday!

Cross Street:
Library Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 707-0233

Website:
http://www.monamigabi.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Phil Frederick

Additional:
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

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.

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.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Special Occasion (43)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Good for Groups (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Great for Brunch (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Romantic (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Business Meals (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fun (24)
Casual (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Authentic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (9)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We were a party of 4 and we all had a lovely time. All the staff members including host and waitress, and all servers were very nice and did a great job. The drinks were perfect and the food was delicious. We had a good time and definitely plan to go back soon.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Unfortunately, we were there to celebrate and we were disappointed with the evening. We special ordered appetizers - no love was put into it. We ordered steaks and they were over cooked. All and all, we feel as if the food and service has become inconsistent.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great as always and our server was outstanding...he was fun but on his game. We were out with friends and had a great time.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We recieved a gift card so we decided to use it for valentines. What an incredible experience. Good old fashioned customer service! Our waiter David was so helpful and very attentive. He was amazing! We will ask for him next time. The food was perfect. We chose the steak and it was cooked perfectly the way we liked it. And I love the way my water glass was continually being filled!
Overall a wonderful experience and we plan on coming back even without the gift card!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Estaphani is awesome!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Went for dinner and ended up just ordering cocktails and apps - it was all amazing and the waitress was on point; this was also on Valentine's day - I can't imagine going on a night when they're not incredibly busy. If you're thinking about going, stop thinking and just book it.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Good food from start to finish!

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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I are regulars at Mon Ami Gabi. We love the athmosphere, the food and the service is always superb. Our favorite Sever is Herman. He’s the best!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went to a very early dinner. There were only about 4 or 5 tables occupied, yet the hostess sat us down between two full tables -- our table was only about 3 inches away from the other occupied tables. Because the restaurant was empty, we could hear the conversations at those tables easily (and they could hear us). Was kind of awkward. Have no idea why they insisted they pack us together when 95% of the restaurant was empty (it was only 4:00).

The food is pretty fresh and well prepared. The happy hour menu offers better deals though. The stripped bass special I had was delicious, but I thought the portion was on the small side.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Busy night. Even with a reservation, we had to wait a half hour for a table. The staff kept us informed, though their scheduling should have been better. Once seated, the service was its usual high standard and food, as always, was yummy.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food great service

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Dining with another couple, the restaurant provided the usual quality experience. Service was there when you wanted it and absent when there was no need. Sunday night half-price wine is always a winner. Since they added the Bison Rib-eye to the permanent menu it is my go-to location for a hearty, red meat meal.
Fresh baked bread and triple filtered water make for nice additions. The dessert menu is not extensive but really does offer something for everyone in its 6 or 7 options. We had the bread pudding and that night's special, flour-less chocolate cake. Both were winners.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always! This place is consistently wonderful - great service and great food. I miss last winter's scallop dish, though. The butternut squash with Brussels leaves and hazelnuts is one of my favorites. I enjoyed the new mix with currants, but I look forward to the more savory version coming back. Our server was clearly knowledgeable about wine pairings and went to great lengths to ensure that our one party member with a diary allergy was well advised. We all had a wonderful evening, and no one rushed us out. Now...if we could just get them to stop clearing plates until the last person is finished....

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Anniversary lunch. Appreciated being in a quiet corner. Waiter provided good info on parking

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was amazing. We definitely be back soon.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent again....

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent again!! I keep coming back :)

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi is our go-to restaurant for date night, out-of-town guests and celebrations. We love the menu options. The food preparation is consistently delicious. The service is excellent, especially when we have our preferred server - she knows us by name and by our preferences. The managers, too, go out of their way to make each experience exceptional for us as regulars.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our guests and ourselves enjoyed our dinner at the Reston Mon Ami Gabi. We normally eat at the Bethesda Row location, but thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Reston. The staff, entire staff, run a tight restaurant and it shows how much they enjoy what they are doing. The food and service were both top notch. Mon Ami Gabi has been one of our favorite restaurants for close to 20 years and will continue be.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely evening. Busy restaurant added to the festivities.
Food was delicious and served hot and all courses arrived at the perfect rate.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for our anniversary. The hostess was pleasant and sat us right away. The waiter who offered us bread and water was pleasant as well. The main waiter was aloof and acted annoyed when we didn't order wine or a cocktail. The charcuterie and cheese board was quite good. And the kids meal was also quite good with good size portions. The main entrees for the adults were okay for the price (over $30 each). Nothing spectacular, just good. Ambiance was nice. Good date spot or after a movie.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was excellent for flavor and quality. Wait staff was continually gathering in dining area for conversations and would lose track of guests.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Worst experience I ever had. Waiter made us wait and was very rude. We got a replacement waiter who was equally bad and argumentative. We used prepaid VISA gift card to pay for part of our meal. They didn't take the entire amount and lied about it as we looked up on line that the majority of the amount was deducted. When we confronted them, the waiter was argumentative and said he does not know why it was like that (on the expense of us). Manager did nothing to compensate for all the trouble.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Mon Ami Gabi came through again. Even though I am trying to be careful of my diet, was able to totally enjoy the lovely salmon on a bed of spinach and baby kale. Service was outstanding (of course, I did have my favorite waiter). small glitch with one item, which my waiter made right. This is one of those things I truly love above Mon Ami - they focus on making sure your meal is completely enjoyable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

This is a reliable restaurant for good comfort food with a French undertone. Been there several times and it has always been a good experience. The combination of well prepared food, good wine list, great atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices provides me with reasons to keep going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful!

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

A quiet Sunday night dinner started with cocktails at the bar with Dave. He immediately informed us that it was 1/2 price wine bottle night. He suggested a nice bottle for us to enjoy before our meal. Excellent service

We moved to our table, well after our reservation time but the host was very accommodating. We had such a nice time at the bar that we lost track of time.

We opted for the seafood platter with a beautiful lobster, fresh oysters, large chilled shrimp, and salmon rilliets. This dish is one of our favorites. It is excellent for sharing and very reasonable priced.

Our server was very attentive. He recommended a nice Margaux to pair with our small plates.

This was a truly enjoyable

On our way out, as the restaurant had slowed considerably, the manager, Judd, asked about our experience. He thanked us for being regular guests.

Professionals from start to finish.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

We've been to Mon Ami Gabi several times, and have really enjoyed it. This time was a Saturday night, so it was jammed, and the food was a mixed bag. My tournedos, the special of the day, were overcooked and barely still warm by the time they were served, which was pretty disappointing for a $35 entree. My three dinner companions all enjoyed their dinners considerably more. Service, as usual, was very good and attentive. I'll probably go back again eventually, but I will try to find a less crowded time when the kitchen is more likely to be on top of the food preparation -- and I doubt I'll be risking another $35 entree.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great food and service! A guaranteed great experience. Only issue was a table very close to us. When one of their party put on hand cream the smell interfered with our meal. That’s how close.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Data night! We here regularly as usual service was excellent, really appreciated the daily recommendations. Cocktails and wine was amazing. Food was very well prepared. Unfortunately we didn't leave room for desert. Will come again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great Service And Good Selection

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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Tables are way too close to each other. Waiters/customers kept bumping into our chairs, and that aspect of our experience was totally un-enjoyable! Our waiter was very good, and food was tasty.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for dinner on a Saturday night with a reservation. Promptly seated upon arrival. Fantastic waiter. Excellent food. Disappointing that wine by the glass is so over-priced. Usually don't see $15 / glass for Malbec, even in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excelkent hanger steak and fries... French Onion Soup is the BEST

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our group of six was seated in a small private room. This was a pleasant surprise and made for a very quiet and intimate dinner. Unfortunately, no waiter saw us for the first 10 minutes until we went and asked for a waiter. After that, the waiter was moderately attentive although not very informative or lively. The busboy was far more attentive. All of the food was enjoyable and the portions were healthy. The side salad was surprising boring. Both the steaks and the fish dishes that we ordered were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waitress was rud. Snapped at my guests over easy requests.

Cake which I had requested to be placed in the refrigerator was left outside leaving the cake droopy. Not a good looks for your restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were visiting from South Florida! Mon Ami Gabi was a really good choice. We made a reservation for 8pm but we're able to arrive early and they accommodated us with no issue. Our waitress, Leo, was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu and had great suggestions for us. We had the Escargots and the Baked Goat Cheese for the appetizers. My husband and I always try the escargots if it is in the menu but our favorite was the Baked Goat Cheese. For entrees, we both had the Filet Mignon with the Truffle Bernaise Sauce. And I'll be honest, we are frequent visitors to one of the most expensive and renowned steakhouse around and the filet mignon from Mon Ami Gabi was better than those we've had at that steakhouse. The manager, Judd, had great recommendations for dinner the following night. He even gave us a list and his business card to contact him if we had any questions. We highly recommend the restaurant to everyone in the Reston and vicinity area!

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·Dined on January 17, 2018

Came for our 4 year anniversary and were very well taken care of. The waiter paid extra attention to us and the managers checked in on us periodically. Fantastic experience and would highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi Reston for special occasions as they truly made it memorable.

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The entire process from start to finish was fabulous. The escargot were absolutely amazing. All the food was delicious. The entire meal was a pleasure. I will certainly go back again.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service by Bahador! He and the manager, not sure of his name, were kind, informative and provided excellent attention and service to us.

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