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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start Christmas Eve with family, friends and a Bloody Mary from our build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar! Join us for brunch to enjoy the likes of Crème Brûlée French Toast, Steak Eggs Benedict and more, or join us later on for dinnertime favorites like Steak Frites and Onion Soup Au Gratin.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say ‘au revoir’ to 2017 at Mon Ami Gabi! Join us for brunch to enjoy the likes of Crème Brûlée French Toast, Steak Eggs Benedict and more–plus the build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar– or join us later on for a classy evening of savory French fare and fabulous 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.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Great for Lunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Business Meals (31)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Fun (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Romantic (25)
Casual (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Authentic (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on March 2, 2011

Very nice business atmosphere. Great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2011

Food was very good. Service was okay, not spectacular. Noise level was definitely high. The salmon on orzo with green peas was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2011

Excellent service and food with careful attention to privacy by serving staff. Great for business lunch or dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Very good food and service, but the tables are too close to each other and it is very nosy and some time it is hard to hold a conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Steak & frites = yummy!! Great service. Reservations recommended, or you will have to wait on weekends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Table was available upon arrival. Warm bread with cous cous was wonderful. Several selections available for our 12 yr old son. Wine paring for dinner was suggested. Waiter provided an excellent suggestion. Very nice dinner for our party of 4. Would dine here again.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2011

Great ambience and very good food and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center was definitely an experience. From the beginning, the noise level in the restaurant was overwhelmingly loud. It was impossible to hear what was going on, and even the wait staff was yelling just so they could be heard. The food was good, the service--only so-so. It seemed as though they brought things out in batches. Even though I'd ordered 10 minutes before the table next to mine, they brought all four entrees (one for me, three for them) out at the same time. I saw my actual waiter only 3 times--when he asked me for my drink order, when he asked me what I was going to order, and when he delivered the check. Everything else was other staff!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2011

Excellent seafood crepe. I like this restaurant very much, lively and well decorated French bistro.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2011

Excellent as usual. This has become a favorite place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2011

Mon Ami Gabi in Reston was a great choice for their President's Day Brunch. The food and service was phenomenal, with many choices on the menu as well as some great specials. Definitely will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 21, 2011

Recently had lunch at Mon Ami Gabi - Reston. Would highly recommend. Excellent menu and the food was delicious. Very nice atmosphere. Waiter was excellent ~ wish I could remember his name!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2011

Good food, good value in a nice setting.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2011

Was shuffled off into what ended up as the kid's section, in the back ... super loud and totally unfit for a quiet romantic brunch! Geez.... even the service was juvenile ... had to ask three times for more coffee!! Guess if I wanted milk I could have had that faster! Am very disappointed in MAG ... it used to be a great, quiet, romantic place with a jazz group playing during Sunday brunch. Too bad ... I'll have to look elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2011

My fiancee and I went here for brunch for our anniversary... and the experience was perfect! Our server knew the menu and everything about the cuisine and the restaurant immediately. There was not a single question that he couldn't answer. We enjoyed a full brunch with mixed drinks, appetizers, meals, and a dessert to finish off... a few of them were recommendations made by our server, as we had never dined here before. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would both gladly go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2011

This was our first time at the restaurant. Loved the bread. My steak was great, my husband's was too rare, sent it back to the kitchen and it was burnt. The manager was very apologetic, my husband got another steak - and they took the fillet off the bill ($30.00) and we got a free dessert. Very classy establishment!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Great restaurant ! Little crowded, making it noisy... The tables are so big (at least the 2 they put together along the booth wall) combined with the noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation across the table. The tables in the center of the room appear to be the right size...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2011

This was our first visit to Mon Ami Gabi Reston, and without a doubt, it was one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever had. The food was extraordinary; the service was flawless; and the ambience made for a calm and relaxing meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2011

we celebrated the birthdays of two friends at Mon Ami Gabi. I booked the reservations online in the morning for lunch later that day. In the reservation request, I included the fact that we were celebrating. To my/our surpise, at the end of the meal, the waiter brought out individual profiteroles (with candles) for all of us! Very thoughtful on the restaurant's part.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2011

While the food was excellent our table was in the middle of the room with barely enough space between the other tables for the wait staff to get through. They were constantly bumping into our chairs while we were eating. Not sure if we would go back until the outdoor seating is open.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2011

Nice to try the flat steak and fritz....was good and very reasonable price

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Very enjoyable evening. Wife's dessert was not as warm as we expected but the matter was rectified. Pleasant surrounding but perhaps a little frenetic for a truly romantic evening (it was valentine's so I suppose that was to be expected). Overall, however no compaints. We will return to try the brunch next..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

We had a great time. Being on Valentines day I thought the wait for food would take a long time, but it didn't. the food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

This was my third time dining here. The food is good but the service could be improved. The first glass of wine I ordered was out of stock - unusual for a very common wine and for a restaurant the notes the wine selection as a special feature. No attempt was made by the waiter to suggest an alternate. I was surprised the waiter took plates as each of us finished instead of waiting for all diners to finish. Not what I expected. Also, dinner reservation indicated we were celebrating an 18th Birthday and there was absolutely no comment from the waiter. This information is available on the reservation and should be acknowledged by the staff. Not sure I would select this restaurant for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

The steaks were overcooked and tasted too charred (burnt?). Turn the grills down!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

The place was very nice and calming. The service was exceptional. We were always taken care of, however, the food was a bit disappointing. Our steaks were either dry or salty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2011

special dessert (red velvet cake) was amazing. Scallops were a bit bland. Overall very impressed and enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

An excellent French restaurant in the heart of Reston. Our number one choice for local Virginia dining

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Excellent food and service! The waiter made some suggestions that where superb. We planned on going for dinner. We ended up having waffles and crapes that were out of this world! To give you an idea of the service, the table next to us had a very small baby that was fidgety. Mom and dad were doing a great job. When their meal came they first tried taking turns coddling the baby. One of the waiters came over and offered to hold the baby for a while so that they could both eat while the food was hot. He did a superb job giving the parents a break to enjoy their Valentine’s day brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

There was no wait with an open table reservation! Our waiter was superb, patient (it was our first time at the restaurant) and friendly. The only drawback - seemed like the tables are set way to close to each other - the room we were in could lose 4 tables and be much comfortable. Other than that it was an excellent brunch restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Great experience: food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Overall, the food was decent with a great wine list. The service is slow if it's a busy night/weekend. If you are looking for an intimate dinner, this is not the place...tables are extremely close.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

The lobster bisque tasted like broth with a slight lobster aftertaste, the salad was some shredded romaine lettuce and a crouton, and the filet fignon came with french fries, or steak "frites." The mean would have been acceptable if the wine selection had been decent. The wine list however offered no American options, it was all French. And let me tell you one thing, if you want to be a nice restaurant, you don't make Louis Latour your creme de la creme for your Mersault or Montrachets. Simply put, we went down the street afterwards and had great wine at a little wine bar type place. Oh, and on a saturday night and no sommelier? What's up with that- and on Valentines weekend! I can't see myself going here again, it just wasn't worth i

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Wait service was professional, helpful, the right balance of being there without being overbearing. Accommodated little special requests with ease. Great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

A great Valentine's Day find. I could close my eyes and feel like I was back on the Champs Elysee. Good food, great service adn great atmosphere. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Went for their special pajama brunch for Valentine's Day weekend. The food was phenomenal (had banana's foster waffle and veggie quiche - highly recommend both.) The drinks were excellent also. The service was only OK, however, the place was quite busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Brunch was fantastic! I've been for dinner and for drinks which were good, but the brunch menu was great! Crepe's and quiche were outstanding. A little chaotic but the food made up for it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Mon Ami is our local favourite. Consistantly good food, wine, service and atmosphere. Very good value for money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Always A fun Pajama Brunch... if you havent tried one...it's a must! Great Fun

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2011

We enjoyed our meal and our attentive and entertaining waiter, Steph.
It's a nice French Bistro, but without the small, bistro feel - more like a chain. Thankfully, they put us in a quieter back room where we could hear each other, so we had no complaints. The lobster bisque was wonderfully rich and flavorful (but could use more lobster meat), and the steak was done perfectly. Nice place for a late night dinner in Reston Town Center.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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