Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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4283 reviews
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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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J
Sydney / NSW
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The beef Wellington plat du jour was delicious! Sunday night half price bottle night was also great!
The appetizers of snails and the lobster bisque soup of the day, root vegetable salad and the after dinner cheese course left something to be desired.

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FM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined there many times and the food is always outstanding.
The food is DC quality and we have been dining with them for 20 years plus.

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XC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I got a NY Steak cooked Medium and when the plate arrived, it was a burnt steak. The smell was like burning charcoals. Very disappointing. Never going back there again.

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LD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They have ok food and ok service. It is reliable and decent. If you are looking for a foodie experience, this is not the place.

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

We like it now more than when it first opened, years ago. I think their menu has improved and they focus on things that are popular with their customers and drop some that weren’t. Their mixed fries are good and we like the steak. The bar has an imaginative bunch of drinks that are fancied by our locals, but we stick with a more traditional lineup.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food, excellent service AND value for money! I will DEFINITELY recommend and visit again.

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambiance, great service. Will go again.

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J
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friends visiting & decided on French Bistro style. Party of six warranted the Board Room which was quiet & serene compared to the noise of the dining area. Service was a wee bit slow, overall food was worth waiting for.

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n
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is really good, especially the mussels. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Every time we go, we are reminded what a nice, inviting space it is.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great evening.. Food was pefect.. service perfect 👌🏾

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MG is Our favorite place to celebrate and for special time with friends. Food is delicious, service is wonderful, and the ambiance is always great....

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The lobster bisque tasted like dirt. The salmon over beats was very good. The creme boule was served cold, obviously made earlier and fridge. I've always enjoyed it warm/hot. Paid $95 + tip for a table of two.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I think I ordered the wrong food.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak frites delicious! Cooked to order, and a generous serving. Wine list extensive!! Love and will be back.

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we love Mon Ami. Their oysters are delicious, their French 77 cocktail is yummy, and - as usual - their steak frites do not disappoint.

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BW
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I usually have a great meal at mon Ami not this time. The onion soup was watered down and bland...and came 15 minutes after my husbands soup. The goat cheese appetizer was good but the beef bourguignon was horrible. The meat was mostly fat and the gravy horrible. The wait staff spilled water all over the table including my silverware without any apology.

Very dissatisfied.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is always a great place to go with family, friends, co-workers. The menu has no surprises, but the food is always of good quality, cooked well and presented well. The service is excellent. A place to return with confidence when you want to spend a good time with good food.

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JZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many restaurants struggle to do a good job on Valentines Day, but Mon Ami Gabi was exceptional. The steak frites were delicious and the service impeccable!

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RH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were some issues with some of the food runners but the waiter, John (I think) , and the beef medallions, spinach and mushrooms were fabulous we we are over looking that. Highly recommend.

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KB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as usually, with a surprise rose for the ladies at the end of the night. I could eat here every night!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The restaurant and kitchen seemed overwhelmed. The food was not prepared as well as it has been when we have dined here before. My steak was undercooked and the pommel frites seemed to be refried and we’re overdone. The escargots were not great- kind of overdone. The noise level was tough. The waiter was terrific though- and the manager gave use a credit to use for the next time.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's Day dinner with my wife. We love Mon Ami Gabi and it is our "go to place" for special dinners. Food is always of high quality. Wait staff is always attentive and helpful. I was headed out of town and arriving home later afternoon on Valentine's Day...so I knew that any plan for something special had to be taken care of before my trip. Open Table is easy to use and it was a snap to get a reservation and then not worry about what to expect or wonder how the dinner experience would go. Everything went without a hitch. Arrived a few minutes early...got seated right away...food and company was excellent. So, I highly recommend using the Open Table app and highly recommend Mon Ami Gabi for those who want great service, high quality food...and an ambiance that is noisy...fast paced, café-like in a way that allows you to have intimate conversations with the feel of an International locale.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined for Valentines Day and it was delicious...every bite! The service was fabulous and we had an amazing time. What a wonderful evening!

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f
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was expected better for a French restaurant.Food taste was average and the fries look like old. Very disappointed for 100 dollars I paid

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J
Sydney / NSW
56 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Fish of the day en croute was amazing! Thanks! Coming back soon!

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g
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a quiet table, and the hostess prepared a table for us. We had a delicious, light dinner. Our waiter was attentive, but not hovering and did this almost without notice. Our intent was to just have a nice dinner; much to our surprise,it became a very special occasion.

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d
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We like MAG for brunch. Service is top notch and the food delicious. Would like more vegetarian options. And my wife would love having onion soup with something other than a meat broth.

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place. The food is wonderful and the service was great! We always have a wonderful experience.

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SF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is delicious, but the noise level in this restaurant detracts immensely from being able to enjoy it. We noticed that the floor is tile and wondered how much that contributed to the decibel level. Mon Ami Gabi used to be our go-to restaurant for anniversaries and birthdays, but have since found other places with delicious food that are quieter and better for date nights.

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NN
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service excellent. Food very good. Need to return to try more of menu! Well done. Thank you for outstanding dining experience

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in until we left for the evening, the entire staff were phenomenal! We were running a bit late for our reservation; however, they easily accommodated us and we were welcomed without being rushed. There was a mixup with it enter order and the server and staff fixed it without missing a beat!

We will be back, for sure!!

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PJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great steaks!

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j
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, service was very good, food could of been much hotter.

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F
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Incredibly high prices for sub-par food. We ordered shrimp cocktail as an appetizer & the shrimp did not smell or taste fresh. Other dishes were OK, but not great & for $25+/entree you’d expect to have a well prepared entree.

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R
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing SuperBowl Sunday brunch at Mon Ami Gabi Reston. While the restaurant was packed that day, we received wonderful service and the brunch items we ordered were delicious Classic Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon on a homemade English muffin and Creme Brulee French Toast with blueberries and Chantilly cream. This is one of my favorite local restaurants especially for a wonderful weekend brunch.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Jersey day on Super Bowl
Didn’t appreciate being seated in an empty room behind the bar. We made reservations right after email came out.

My colleagues and I spend a lot of time and $ at your place. I should have spoken up but everyone was already seated after I arrived after parking car.

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DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love their Brunch and Friendly services... Menu as always rich and satisfy..

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DO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch was good, service was good.

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LI
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice atmosphere! Great service and a well balanced menu that has something for everyone!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic for a party of 10! Keeping glasses filled either with water or wine was on point. Steaks very good considering they were thin, but med. rare was med. rare. Amazing.
Birthday desserts for 3 were great too. Will definitely go again 👍

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