Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4081 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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 4081 People Are Saying
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JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
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
17 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
244 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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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for dining out personally or for business. Great food and excellent service!

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K
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. A little pricey for the meals though.

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WR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meal. Got hanger steaks, always great here. Nice Bordeaux to wash it down. Also shared frisee salid - split it - when you do this they give each person an egg. Nice touch.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I hadn't been to Mon Ami Gabi in a while and remember having a great first couple of experiences. I'm not sure what has happened since I've been there, but the overall quality and taste of the food has not lived up to my memories and standards. I ordered the french onion soup, chicken pate, and Gabi's fish and frites. The only item I truly enjoyed was the soup. The chicken pate was fairly tasteless and the fish was very oily. It had a breaded/crusted topping that was more soggy than crispy. I'm hoping this was a one off experience because I enjoyed going here in the past.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our choice restaurants in the area. Good ambiance, good food, good service, fair value.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were looking for quiet intimate dinner and we got that and more! Food and service was excellent. Wine list quiet extensive and we really enjoyed the French ambiance and quiet music. Lovely relaxing time. Plus waiter gave us complimentary dessert as first time quests. Great attention to detail

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DD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter , and the staff were superb ! The food , cocktails , and wine were equally superb ! Have not been to Mon Ami Gabi in a while. I will go back again soon !

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L
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, extensive wine selection. The outdoor patio is wonderful in the summer with fans adding to the slight breeze. We both had the steak with hand cut fries. A taste of France in Reston. Wonderful server added to the ambiance. Very accommodating and highly recommended. We’ll definitely be back

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GW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the escargots (sand and all) and frites. Perfect outdoor seating

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IA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special. Good, but not outstanding quality of food. Service was OK.

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EB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and the service! The wine list is great as well. The only complaint I have is the noise level is very high. I had a difficult time hearing my date, but no problem hearing the couple at the table next to me.

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VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

There was nothing French about this place, a truly disappointing experience. The food was served lukewarm and the presentation was comparable to a roadside taco joint. The server was uninformed and inattentive - it seemed he had been brought over from IHOP that morning. I have been to this place before, they seem to be striving for quantity rather than quality.

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FD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Avoid this restaurant at all costs, especially if one is going there for a special occasion. My wife and I checked in for our reservation 15 minutes early and the rude, unfriendly host did not bother to one acknowledge our reservation by looking it up on his computer and two made us feel as if we were dogsh*t scrapped off of his shoe. He first informed us that we were too early for dinner (dinner started at 4 pm and we arrived at 3:45 pm), we then stated that we will return if this would make it easier. He stated that no we did not have to leave, but kept asking us if we wanted to sit outside and each time we told him that we preferred an indoor table. The restaurant was virtually empty having only 2 other groups in the dining area while the bar area was doing good business. Once seated, he stated again we were too early for dinner, by the time we actually got to order it was 3 minutes after 4 so we were able to order dinner without having concerns that the dinner items were not available. We were provided with bread that was so stale it crumbled instead of tearing when separated with our hands (no knife or cutting surface provided to cut the bread). The server did the absolute minimum service possible, refilled our water once each and never bothered to check to see how our dinners were. We received an email from OpenTable asking us why we were no shows; I responded we were there, the restaurant failed to even bother to verify our reservations. We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and this went from an expected nice dinner to one that will always be remembered as one of the worst starting with the conflict with the host, to whom we were very cordial and respectful, the host, as stated earlier, treated us like crap. My wife wanted to leave, but I was hoping that maybe the restaurant would redeem itself in its service, it failed miserably. The food was very good, but the rest of the restaurant left much to be desired. Avoid at all costs!!

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