Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4134 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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Neighborhood
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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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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start Christmas Eve with family, friends and a glass of champagne. Open at 11:30 AM, order favorites from our new lunch menu, or join us later for dinner for a festive feast of French classics alongside seasonal specials. And enjoy the always popular Onion Soup Au Gratin and Classic Steak Frites!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Cap off an incredible 2018 with an epic, positively French New Year’s Eve feast at Mon Ami Gabi! Brunch is available from 11:30am-4:00pm, Happy Hour will run 4-7PM, and dinner will be served from 4pm-12:00am. We’re the perfect place to dine while the clock strikes midnight!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4134 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food was cooked to perfection.

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k
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Retirement date night enjoyed Dover sole. Extensive wine list terrific bread pudding

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok but I noted birthday celebration and restaurant did not even acknowledge. You’d think they were actually French

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My sister and I really enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar! The brunch was really great. That duck confit is to die for!! I wish you had a restaurant in Alexandria!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, service was good and the evening was lovely. The tables were just a bit crowded which made the noise level a little high.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, highly recommend it!

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c
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. This last trip seemed even more so. Steak and chicken were awesome.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall good. Food excellent, Lauren our server is always outstanding. Your drinks are below average. 1 gin & tonic had to be sent back twice due to lack of fresh tonic, & weak gin. My Bloody Mary didn’t taste like there was much vodka. Come on you can do better.

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two Thumbs Up! Highly recommend it!

French Onion Soup
Ham/Egg Quiche
Caesar Salad w/ Salmon
Smoked Salmon Hash Browns Benedict 👍👍

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PI
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent naming all the specials and very attentive. Food was excellent once we got it, waited over 45 min for our entrees to be delivered. Restaurant was not that crowded either. Don't know why it took so long.

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami is by far one of my absolute favorites restaurants. On top of great food and lovely ambience, their staff is always extraordinary. They go out of their way to make every visit special.

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TG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fabulous. Don't know her name though,
thanks.

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A
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

For the first time, poor service. Very rushed and inconsistent.

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RI
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Pleasant decor/interior of restaurant.

Food was mediocre at best as my wife and I each started with a salad course (root vegetable, caesar) followed by prime steak frites (au poivre, bordelaise) as well as shared side of sauteed spinach and we shared a bottle of bordeaux. Nothing was particularly memorable about the meal/quite mediocre

Service was truly inattentive and non coordinated as our entree's arrived approximately 4 minutes after our salad course arrived and the waiter simply asked if he could remove our salads acknowledging that they were just served. When we asked if we could finish our salads the response was a mumble and the entree's were simply placed in the center of table.

Our server then arrived approximately 15 minutes later to "see how we were enjoying our meal". Numerous servers walked by our table (including a manager) which now had our empty salad plates as well as our entree plates and seemingly no one seemed to think "maybe I should clear these plates"

Not rude just simply inattentive

Given the vast choices of restaurants in Reston I can't see how I will ever need to or want to return

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BS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! Enjoyed Mon Ami Gabi yesterday for a birthday celebration lunch and we will be back! Delicious food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!!!

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience as we hadn’t been there since going gluten free. The menu has nice options and the service was great.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing! He gave my friend samples of 3 different wines to help her decide. He made great recommendations and was attentive without being intrusive. I had the salmon, which was perfect. I love Mon Ami Gabi!

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KP
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The endive salad had hardly any apple or blue cheese and no taste ... the plate had a pool of water in the bottom with perhaps a small amount of dressing.
My main was fried fish and frites. The frites were lukewarm at best. The fish looked like nicely cooked weiner schnitzel, i.e., breaded, browned, and very thin. There was practically no fish (was it sole? I'd have preferred cod!) and clearly the pan hadn't been properly heated because the fish was greasy.
Friends seem to like MG, but I have yet to have a good meal.
Oh, I did like the wine and appreciated the sample at the table before committing.
Needless to say I skipped dessert.

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PH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love their French martinis !!!!! Great service , can eat at your pace and never feel rushed ,

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PC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We eat here frequently... however last few times, duck confit was soggy, squash soup VERY sweet, the pate accompaniment was more jelly than the dollup of fine sweet accent that has been on the plate previously ... you guys are losing your consistency ... bad sign.

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love coming here for our anniversary every year. The staff has a keen attention to all the details.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service . Highly recommended

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was very fast. Only complaint was that we had to ask for water re-fill once. Food was excellent. Steaks and fries always come out perfectly--medium rare for the steak. When we made the reservation, we wrote "Birthday" under requests. Without more, at end of meal, the waiter brought out a chocolate cream puff. Assistant General Manager Judd came to our table to greet us. Very personable and articulate. We always order the steaks. Next time we plan to have one our non-meat eating daughters try the salmon.

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food servicr at an inexpensive price. My favorite place to eat out!

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/27/18 Lunch
Fish de jour today is halibut- two Thumbs Up 👍👍
Mushroom Crepe
Mussels & Squash Soup

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D
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had Steak Frites with Au Poivre and they were amazing!!! We were given complimentary desserts as a sweet surprise! The service was top notch as well. Just a wonderful evening :)

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AK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak frites. The duck confit is a go-to if you've never been here before. They serve you bread and tasty carrot slaw before your appetizers/entrees. Sat in a great corner booth. Our server was very attentive and our food came out fast. Everything was great!

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D
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice meal. Excellent steaks. Great bread and butter. Attentive service. Overall a really nice meal. If there was any complaint, the service was almost too good, keeping the next course coming quickly and pacing the meal a little quicker than I would have liked, but it did not stop us from enjoying our meal.

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S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy this Restaurant...good food, good service and a nice spot for business meal.

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HS
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Dinners are great, BUT lunch special is a disaster. The soup was great, the steak is a flat piece served on a cold plate. The butter on top did not melt and frites were cold. It was redone for both of us. Both came out hot but were cold in less than 5 minutes due to cold plates. I was embarrassed that I had taken a friend there for lunch. Profiterole dessert is a favorite. Luncheon manageress needs to insure food is served quickly while hot on a hot plate so it stays warm.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience. We booked for (7) late Saturday, we arrived early and the staff was able to accommodate us with the utmost care and service... Simple outstanding!! I would highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi to my business associates and close family and friends! We will definitely be back! Thanks again for the outstanding service, food and dining experience!

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SE
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered trout almondine. It was very ordinary and not much flavor. The spinach and mushroom side dishes were very good

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J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for simply steak and fries! Steaks were perfectly cooked and fries are great - thin, crispy and golden brown. Atmosphere is a wee bit noisy, especially in the inner dinning area. Auxiliary dinning area is better for noise level and quiet space to have a normal conversation without the background noise and clatter. Busy place so definitely recommend reservations.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The onion soup is the absolute best. Great steaks and drinks. Recommend the mac and cheese if you like that kind of stuff. It is decadent. This is a great place to for a date or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mon ami Gabi's weekend brunch! We used to live nearby and would come all the time. Now we're a bit further away but still worth the drive!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding service, nice ambiance made me feel like if i was in Paris. Will definitely return. Wines were outstanding as well.

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S
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the Dover Sole and it was very good. Our server Greg was excellent

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent in every way. Love it!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
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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