Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4156 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.

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: 11:30am-11:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-11:00pm
Sun: 9:00am-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 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday and 9:00am-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.
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

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 4156 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French Onion Soup in DMV!

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We came in with a toddler and they sat us at a table very, very close to another table. I think everyone involved would have appreciated more space. There were open tables; I should have requested another one.

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

Hi

Thank you. We enjoyed it. I appreciate the champagne for my anniversary celebration.

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MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great happy hour specials! We made a dinner out of it.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime an out-of-town visitor comes I ALWAYS put Mon Ami Gabi on the 'must do' list. The food is amazing, the service impeccable, I've never been disappointed, and those pickled carrots they bring with the bread are to die for. I would eat a whole bowl of those as a meal if I could.

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HA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner place. I would just recommend they update the chairs as they are not very ergonomic. I have a sensitive back and always end up with pain after dinner there. I would also advocate for adding more dinner options as well.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue for birthday lunch. Had 12, seated in a private area, felt like our own personal room. Lovely!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant. The food is great; he cocktails delicious, and the service is superb.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi was so good! The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious.

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i
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreAt service great food. Love the French toast. Kid friendly!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was very strange that none of the staff help anyone with their winter coat!
Frits was over cooked and meal was ok.

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r
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to this restaurant in about 6 years after a mediocre experience, but my son wanted to have a special father-son catch-up dinner there after work. This experience was so much better! Our server was very attentive & courteous - pacing the courses just right. The ambiance was beautiful, decorated nicely for the holiday season and the background music was at an appropriate volume. It was a crowded Friday night, but we were still able to converse easily within the energetic atmosphere. And, most important, the food was delicious! We began with both the escargot and the baked goat cheese appetizers, along with a delicious baguette. My son had the Trout Almondine with a glass of Chardonnay and I had the Steak Frites with Roquefort sauce and a glass of Cotes Du Rhone. We decided to share a dessert and went for the Chocolate Mousse. It was a great experience from start to finish! I am grateful to my son for treating us to this delightful meal. . . .and I will definitely return - next time with my wife. Highly recommended!

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K
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays! The festive atmosphere was a fitting backdrop for the lively crowd they had on Friday night. Despite being very busy, the staff was friendly and helpful and our server made it a point to make sure we were very well taken care of. I had one of the evening's specials, the Icelandic Sole, and it was excellent . . . perfectly cooked and flaky with a very light crust and served over tender leeks. I would order it again. My table mates were equally pleased with their entrees of mussels and pepper steak. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening and I would highly recommend it!

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Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to connect with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch with out-of-town guests. The luncheon specials were an excellent value.

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VC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! The baguettes are so good. Will definitely come back again

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely evening with business associates. Service was great. Food was on time and correctly cooked. Wine selection was very nice. A great evening.

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CR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the food was excellent along with the cocktails we had. It was a little loud for our tastes, completely full restaurant on a Tuesday night, but very enjoyable. Easy free parking across the street.

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ZF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Daily specials on soups and seafood are reliably terrific -- tonight pumpkin soup and sea bass served over lentils. Service was professional. MAG/Reston always a good choice!

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CT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good solid bistro fare, nothing that will knock your socks off, but nothing that will disappoint either. We had three appetizers— escargot, steak tartare and shrimp cocktail. The escargots were nice and buttery and garlicky. The shrimp cocktail were fine, but a rather small serving for the price. The steak tartare was nothing special. It was chock full of cornichons, which masked the flavor of the beef somewhat. It was okay, but would likely skip it next time. For entrees we had the tournedos of beef and the fish special for the day, a Black Sea Bass. The beef was so incredibly tender and the fish was perfectly cooked and served on a bed of lentils and roasted root vegetables. We would go with either of those again. MAG has a nice wine by the glass list and as much crusty baguette as you can consume, so what’s not to like.

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service from our waitress JoJo!

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

As a recently converted vegan I was sorry to see that the only option for me was to order 3 vegetable sides. There was one vegetarian option but it included eggs.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food was cooked to perfection.

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k
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
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 on November 14, 2018
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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VH
Washington DC
11 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
12 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
25 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
6 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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