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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4.3

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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 (40)
Special Occasion (40)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (38)
Great for Brunch (38)
Business Meals (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Romantic (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Fun (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Casual (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Cozy (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Authentic (16)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (10)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

One of the worst experiences I’ve had dining out. Waiter was not attentive. Did not great us properly, did not take our menus after ordering. My son’s food came out burned . We returned it but he did not take it off the bill. My trout was not good either. Food overall tasted like it is from a buffet. Mom Ani Gabi is better in Batesda. Not coming to this location again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very cold at our table in the corner by the window

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our anniversary dinner- we were greeted with complimentary champagne! Afterwards, complimentary dessert! Great anniversary celebration.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed brunch with my sister and my daughter on a Saturday afternoon. We had traveled to Paris together and wanted to bring back done if that memory. Mon Ami Gabi didn’t disappoint. We had cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert and everything was delicious. I had a half order of mussels and a seafood crepe, both full of flavor and cooked well. Others had escargot, salmon Benedict and crab Benedict. We had 3 different desserts and they were spectacular. It was a pricey meal, but a special occasion for us. I only gave 3 stars on ambience because the fire alarm sounded for about 15 minutes.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service are always good. It's one of my go-to laces in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful place for special occasion celebration. Manager Willy is the best. He keeps this place humming and he made my birthday celebration happy, fun and memorable. David is a wonderful server. Fast, efficient and friendly. This is why I keep returning to dine here since they opened in Reston. Hope they stay forever.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Both my husband & I LOVED Mom Ami Gabi. The menu was great (even for my husband, who is gluten free) the wine list is terrific (all French wine, you can’t go wrong), and the service was good.
As an extra, every Sunday from 3-9pm, wines are 1/2 price by the bottle. (Yes, every bottle).
We would definitely recommend. My husband’s comment was “that was the best meal I’ve had in a while”.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Consistently great food and service! Thanks!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

solid comforting restaurant good ambience and srice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I dine at Mom abu Gabi frequently. It’s our favorite restaurant not only because of their cuisine but service is great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Usually love this place. Find the daily specials to be very reliable. Was really disappointed in porterhouse pork chop.

I would still recommend. I think this experience was a one off.

Staff and management are, with the rare exception, warm and welcoming with excellent menu knowledge

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent as well as the service. Have been here many times with my wife and with groups. They can accommodate large groups as well. Enjoy the experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This used to be my favorite restaurant, but it hasn’t not kept pace with the other options in the last few years. Menu has not changed much, very heavy on beef and pork with limited poultry options for those needing lighter fare. Hard to dine here if the entire group does not share the same palate. Salads are still very good, and they allow substitutions in the protein selection. Breakfast is the most limiting when it comes to options, if you opt for the bananas foster waffle ask for extra topping up front as it arrives in a separate serving dish and there is never enough in the bowl to ensure each bite of waffle has sauce on it.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome, New Years Day Brunch! Wear your pajamas. Food was awesome, atmosphere was perfect, service was great! We will be here next year!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Mon Ami Gabi, especially the hamburgers, they have always been perfect medium rare with awesome fries, however, this New Year, our hamburgers were overcooked and our waiter seemed overwhelmed, I did not complain since we were getting back our money via GC but this was The worse dining experience I ever had with Mon Ami.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Mon Ami for New Years and had a lovely time. Great food and great drinks with impeccable service. It was a little loud which should be expected on New Years but we were in the mood for loud. We all loved our meals and would absolutely go back. As a plus they have a gluten free menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent with a great ambiance.
Good Service

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

WE were rushed in New Year’s Eve, entree came while we just were serve the appetizers , they had to take it back, then brought it back it was in the microwave, did not taste good at all. Never coming back again

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I loved it even though I got hit by one of the light bulbs thing and the manager didn't say anything

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vegan, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always fabulous food and great service! Nice touch of complimentary profiteroles for dessert at New Years Eve brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mon Ami delivers...my favorite place for a filet, perfectly cooked, friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love breakfast here. The best coffee in the city and The corned beef hash is so amazing. I try to make it here every time I'm in Vegas

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A not-fussy, very pleasant French restaurant with a smallish menu of tasty, freshly-made dishes. The only drawback is the weird parking garage situation at the Reston Towne Center that appears to require installation of an app to pay for parking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Onion soup was very salty (something most amateur chef are guilty of).
Young waiter needs to be better trained (to not through the spoons on the table when soups are served).
Sandwich steak and frites (French fries) were good.
Profiteroles shells were not fresh (dry)

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. A little noisy at height of the lunch hour

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was disappointing. I was born and raised in France, so I know all about thinly-cut steaks, but have never had a steak this thin, except on a Philly cheesesteak. It was about 1.5 mm thick, the thinnest I have ever had in any restaurant, in any country! I wanted it medium rare, not sure how they could have achieved that given it was so thin. The escargots' garlic butter was mostly clarified butter once it reached my table. Not the garlic butter I am used to, even at this particular restaurant. The fries were very good as alway, so were the green beans and sautéed mushrooms. Service was very good. Overall, not a great experience, will stick to the occasional casual lunch.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is always great here. Their tables are too close to each other and the noise level is extremely high. I was keep getting bumped by the passing servers and other guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas eve. All was wonderful, except one vegetable meal came out undercooked (vegetables were hard and crunchy ). The waitress took it back to be cooked more and was apologetic and offered another meal. My daughter said that she'd just wait for her original meal to be cooked more. The rest of our group were mostly done by the time her meal came back out. We never complained, but we were given such nice treatment to help make up for it, that we left happy and impressed. ..my husband's wine glass was refilled, desert rolls with chocolate sauce and ice cream were delivered to the table and, when we paid, we were given a $25 gift card. That's what I call top notch customer service. Plus our meals were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly; knowledgeable; & thoughtful service from staff and management.
The restaurant bathroom needs a little TLC and table linens should be reviewed after each meal (table linen next to us was dirty) since they only remove the paper from the top of the table once you depart.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It took almost 45 minutes to order, and about 40 minutes after that we finally got our food. Well worth the wait but it shouldn’t take that long.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Entire party enjoyed our meal. Both food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend as a spot for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

If you are looking for one of the best places to meet people for lunch or to have a nice dinner, don’t hesitate to visit Mon Ami Gabi. The cauliflower soup was outstanding, and the price fix lunch included a delicious piece of salmon and their scrumptious profiterole for dessert. An outstanding value for some of the finest food around. We can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great Service overall, problem with a side, quickly remedied, but problem with an allergy issue was more concerning. Manager addressed situation...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Never disappointed. Courteous service and fresh meal
Mother daughter brunch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Every thing was excellent as usual!!! Keep on doing a great job!! Hopefully when weather gets little warmer we will enjoy our dinner outside and spend some quality time with friends and family at you restaurant!! Great meal great atmosphere great price and also great service all under one roof!!!

Tags: Casual
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