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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Business Meals (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Fun (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Happy Hour (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (16)
Cozy (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

My favorite Reston hangout! Great for an evening out with friends.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

The service at Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. I love the relaxed feel, especially for brunch. My quiche was flavorful and perfectly prepared. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive. My husband was very happy with his steak sandwich and we both adored the butterscotch pots de crème recommended by our waiter. I can't wait to return and would not hesitate to host a group at the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing dinner and exceptional service. Thus was our 8th year conning to Reston for the holidays and we always come to Mon Ami Gabi for our special dinner. They have never disappointed us!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We always love Mon Ami and the bonus this time was getting Hernan, our favorite waiter!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always have a great meal here and this lunch was no exception. Meal service was a bit faster than preferred between courses, otherwise, brilliant! Fish of the day and the chocolate salted caramel dessert were especially amazing! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is was my 2nd time at Mon Ami Gabi Reston (I visited once before, but it was years ago), and I was very disappointed by the experience. My three friends and I were there to celebrate our friend's birthday, and two of us arrived before the other two. We had two waiters, and the first one (a young guy) put a loaf of bread in a bag and some carrots in a bowl on our table with no explanation of what the carrots were and no instructions about the bread. I had to flag him down to ask if we could have some plates for the bread, because he didn't provide any, to ask if we were just supposed to rip the bread into pieces (since there were no knives), and to ask what the carrot concoction was. He apologized and gave us an explanation and brought some plates. Once our other two friends arrived, it took about 10 minutes for either waiter to notice their arrival and to bring over more water glasses. Then it took an additional 10 minutes or so before they asked for our orders, and I had to flag down Hernan (our main waiter) in order to get him to come take them down. My scallops were amazing, but there were only 4, which was disappointing, especially for the expensive price of 27.95. I don't recall either waiter coming over to check in to see if we needed anything throughout the meal. At one point, I asked the 2nd waiter if we could have more bread, and he said yes, but he never brought any more.
When we first arrived, I asked Hernan if Mon Ami Gabi did anything special for birthdays, since we were celebrating my friend's, and he said they offered a free dessert. At the end of our meal, they brought out the correct one, but then they charged me for it. If I hadn't double checked the bill, I would have paid $8.95 for a dessert that was supposed to be free. Hernan also didn't ask if we were paying separately, so I had to ask him to go back and split the bill for us. Overall, it was a very frustrating and disappointing experience, and I don't plan on coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a nice French bistro-style restaurant in Reston Town Center that provides additional diversity to the many other choices. The entree choices are very good and wines by the glass feature a number of fine French wines. Service is attentive and polite. Overall, a good choice for a night out in Reston!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great experience, never disappoints! We will be back soon.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We dine at Mon Ami Gabi frequently. The food is always excellently prepared and we enjoy the restaurants atmosphere. We recently celebrated our anniversary there and the staff went out of their way to accommodate the special requests I had made in in advance. Our server Steve is the best, genuine and unpretentious.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Too loud to hear our guests but food and service were great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Been a long time for dinner at Mon Ami. We usually just do Happy Hour, a great value! We met friends for diner. Wife had the Boeuf Bourguignon, I the steak with red wine sauce and onions. Both were fantastic with large portions for take home. Our waiter provided a fresh loaf of bread for an excellent steak sandwich for the next day's lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great white table clothe, long white aprons on wait staff, tile floor and wood and brass restaurant. Yummy French standards, steak frittes, escargot and parpaillot filled with veggies for your vegan pals. Service is excellent. Reservations highly recommended for this popular bistro at Reston Town Center. I stay at the Hyatt Regency for holidays while visiting family and it’s a quick and pleasant walk by the ice rink and colorful Christmas decorations to this fun Bistro. Try the fresh croissants and cappuccino in the morning!

Tags: Vegan, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good service and good food. Everyone enjoyed it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had our traditional brunch after the Holiday Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The restaurant was packed, but we had room at our table for 6. Service was great-attentive but not annoying. Everyone was happy with the food-for apps we had chicken liver pate and goat cheese w/ marinara, entrees were a variety of Benedict’s and a couple of burgers. Drinks ranged from water to bloodies to moscow mule variations. Prices are a little steep, but location, service, quality of food, and the nice decor make it worth it. Only suggestion is to have more appetizers that are not shell fished based, we had two people with allergies so we had to ask our server if they had anything else available, which they did.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service. A mistake was made on my order and yeh waiter effusively apologized and my correct order came out in minutes. They even gave us a $25 gift card. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Considering this was Brunch after the RTC Christmas Parade and there were over 20 strollers in the restaurant and not nearly enough wait staff, they tried to do an admirable job.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve with the family (multigenerational).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The service was splendid and so too was the grilled Bison - best I’ve had, ever!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My favorite place to dine. Always excellent. Wait staff always attentive and personable.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very thoughtful. Gave us champagne because it was our anniversary. And free dessert with happy anniversary written!
Excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great value! The food is very delicious and the hospitality is top notch. I always feel like I'm at a real French bistro!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Try the goat cheese appetizer! It is outstanding. They have a great list of wines to choose from and well priced. The steak frites is still the best reason to go there.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

So many restaurants try to pass themselves off as "French," and so few pull it off credibly. Mon Ami Gabi is authentic French, and doesn't try to Americanize the food or the service. Truly authentic French cuisine in an elegant yet casual setting and perfect service. Boef cooked to perfection per the customer's stated preference. Go here if you appreciate quality over quantity. So happy this restaurant is in Reston Town Center - I will probably eat every dinner there when I come back in May 2018.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Brett was our bartender/server at the bar. He was most enjoyable and attentive. I met my girlfriend at the bar and Brett suggested we dine at the bar, rather than in the diningroom. Very nice. Avocado toast was the special, very good. We split a salad and the salad came split already for us . . . .that's a plus.
Will be back . . . . .

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Awesome again... French Onion soup on a cold day and escargot. Yum

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tried some of the new fall items this trip. Duck confit and mushroom tartare are both great additions. The new scallop set up with butternut squash. Maria out server was very attentive to our needs

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful place for a special event with the family!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant was loud. But the food and service were excellent. We had a nice time!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The steak as always was quite good, cooked exactly as requested. The fresh warm bread is always appreciated plus little side dish brought with the bread. Unfortunately the frites tasted like they had sat under a warming lamp too long. The waiter wasn’t bad, just appeared uninterested in his job. He was pretty tall , when presenting the daily specials he kept looking out around the restaurant, rather than at his customers, so it was a little hard to hear what he was saying. It was ok, but have enjoyed the food and service which was more attentive in the past better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waiter John was wonderful (despite forgetting an item or two) - his personality was terrific and food was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I treated my husband there for his birthday. This was his 1st time visiting this restaurant and was very pleased with it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrated a birthday at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston - food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We noticed the wait staff going above and beyond for other tables as well. A great place for dinner on a cool fall evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a first-rate experience. No surprises, just exceptional French bistro food, served in healthy portions by solicitous wait-staff, in a pleasing, classy atmosphere. A typical Lettuce Entertain You experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always Excellent!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This restaurant is frequently busy, so reservations are recommended. Service was prompt, knowledgeable about wines and dishes, and attentive without overdoing it. Seating can be tight. Some items seem a little pricey, but the quality is there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Mon Ami never disappoints - always a great glass of wine, good meal and good service. A go to for girl's night out and have been enjoying brunch as well!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great for business lunch or just fun brunch or lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Mon Ami Gabi is always great. This time, I was fortunate to have an outstanding server, Doug, who recognized me from over 4 years ago. He was knowledgeable, attentive (without hovering), and truly added to the dining experience. Yesterday's special was a potato-leek soup (can you say yummy?). I will be returning again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic service and great food! Waiter gave us free dessert and was attentive to our orders. Wonderful for brunch. Can't recommend enough!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great restaurant! Duck Confit was excellent! Wonderful restaurant for streaks and Great wine!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion
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