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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

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5888 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is now open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking include: dine-in services at reduced capacity, masks and gloves on all employees, disposable and digital menus, thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:

-Reservations are strongly encouraged for the main dining room as distanced dine-in seating is limited. Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.

-Guests are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the restaurant, of course except while dining at your table.

-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 min as we would like to welcome back as many guests possible.

We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patronage of Mon Ami Gabi!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5888 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRock
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Came here for our anniversary. Service was slow, food was ok, barely warm. They ran out of bread. Expected a lot more from here, I’m sure they will say we’re doing our best post-covid. Feel if they can’t meet food & service expectations they should wait to open. Also, they add. 4% covid charge to bill and expect you to say something if you don’t want it...shaming patrons is poor taste. Very disappointed in our whole experience.

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vipJerry
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed another great meal at Mon Ami. They followed all the safety protocols.

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vipKathyA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

I don’t appreciate the 4% COVID surcharge. Everyone was financially impacted by the pandemic and passing that cost to the consumer isn’t wise. But if you are electing to do so, then service should be tip top and it’s wasn’t. The food was slow, despite the restaurant being nearly empty. I don’t fault the waiter, he was professional. But overall the experience was lack luster especially for a lunch that cost 155.00.

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AkinoriK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate onion gratan soup. it's so delicious. Steak is also good!

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely 21st birthday celebration. They made my daughter feel special. The service was outstanding, and food was delicious.

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viphkccmd
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Very limited menu due to COVID 19 and unfortunately rather short on staff so service left much to be desired. Classic dishes like trout, flank stead and salmon salad all predictable in quality and presentation.

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vipReneeMarie2014
Miami
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food is very good, we have been there so many times. since move back from NYC.
The service was not great on July 29th, the waiter Ishmel did not ask us what to drink? Asking what to eat first, we asked for tomato salad to share and he did not bring two little plates. I asked for french bread and butter, and he never brought.

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AH123
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible service. Cold food. Would not recommend to another.

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LindaH
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate outside due to covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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AnyaR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always !!!! I have had a few dinners during the pandemic and I have really enjoyed myself so much!!

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DelaneyP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have deemed this our special occasion restaurant. My fiancé brought us here the night he proposed. Most recently we came here after closing on our first house. The food is amazing and the service is always great. I can’t wait for the next special occasion so we can come back.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were sat outdoors at a cozy 2-top away from other diners. It was not as crowded as expected due to the ongoing covid concerns. I found the food quite well prepared and my date enjoyed the salmon and freshly made sides.
There were plenty of gluten free options without sacrificing any taste or artistry.
I would recommend on a cooler day or evening.

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SandraZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating at Mon Ami Gabi is becoming a weekly event for me. My friend wanted to go the Apple Store, so I took her to Mon Ami Gabi for lunch which is nearby. She loved the lunch; the food was great and the ambiance couldn't have been better. We both had a salad with salmon. I have tasted salmon in restaurants around the Capital region and can honestly say the salmon at Mon Ami Gabi is one of the best. She loved the bread (who doesn't)! Per usual, the experience was very enjoyable.

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EROD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

service was spotty. I don't think it was due to Coronavirus concerns because our waitress seemed attentive to everyone else. Just not us. We have eaten there many times before and this was the first time I felt that way. The overall pace of the dinner was slow (appreciate that) as expected but I had to ask for things too often like drink refresh and utensils.

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vipGenienotinabottle
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We did not even stay: waiter was close to rude and did not offer specials until we asked; the restaurant now charges for bread and butter, along with higher prices, and with a Covid surcharge, though it is optional.

Sorry--this restaurant, which we had long enjoyed, is now off our list.

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Elyssa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Server was polite but did not come to check on us at all. Table was filthy with dirty dishes (we had to ask him to clear it) server walked away as we were speaking to him (happened several times). When we told him we wanted our steak medium he replied “so you want it pink” as if we were idiots. The quality of the food was underwhelming. Steak was very thin and overcooked. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

When I went in the hostess was very unfriendly. Seemed like she didn’t want to seat me. Then we sat outside and it was nice but the waiter too seemed really unhappy to be there. We were pleasent and just ordered. Food was good but definitely felt like we were not wanted. Normally ok there but maybe they both had to work when they weren’t planning on it.

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AnyaR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

second time is a charm! We had a real good time I loved it so much for me and me and my family!!!!!

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vipDavidC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

We have been to mon ami Gabi several times before and loved it, obviously, so we kept returning. We went for our date night on July 10,2020 and our experience was not as pleasant as previously. We expected some differences due to the pandemic and the reopening, etc. however, there was really no excuse as to how uncomfortably hot it was in the restaurant! It was so uncomfortable we could hardly stay long enough to finish eating. Everyone’s face ended up shiny by the time they left. They had outdoor seating as well and we wished we had chose it because at least there was a chance of a breeze outside. We actually felt relieved once we stepped outside and it was hot that day, around 86 or 87 degrees Fahrenheit. We would be hesitant to return in the summer for sure. Also, they are adding a 4% surcharge to your bill to help cover I guess the lack of business now due to occupancy amounts as well as you now have to pay for the baguette they used to give for free (which I understand I guess) plus there was none of the carrot slaw type thing they used to give with it. The bread was also not as good as before, it was pretty dry although warm. With so many other great dining options, and even though we absolutely love the goat cheese appetizer with the tomato sauce and garlic bread (which is why we kept returning) we would probably not consider returning unless they turn on the air conditioner for patrons in the middle of summer.

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vipCarolB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First lunch out after staying inside for the Covid rules.

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WinnieT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed and felt very safe sitting outdoors with the next table at least 6 ft away. We had very good service. However, we were surprised there was no menu (not even a disposable paper one) - we were asked to look at our smartphone for the menu but we don't have one. Although we understand regular menus could not be used because of possible contamination if reused, maybe another way of providing a menu would have helped. Luckily we actually looked at the menu on our computer at home and decided what we wanted to order already.

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vipdavidl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

The food was uninspired and overpriced. Fries were soggy. Prices have increased.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great that MAG is open again for inside dining. Food and service as good as always.

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vipJacquelineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience!

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DebraC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! Steak Frites Bordelaise, tomato, red onion and feta salad. The food is consistently good! I’ve been coming here for years and I’m never disappointed. They have adjusted well to all of the necessary changes during Covid-29. 5 stars all the way!

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi is now offering outdoor dining. The menu is more limited than in the past. Prices have increased considerably and it is no longer a good value.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first outing to a restaurant since COVID. We ate outside and since they closed part of Woodmont Ave., it was very relaxing as we could watch people walking by. There were no menus and we ordered off the online menu. Food was delicious (Steak au Poivre!), service was stellar and was an overall fabulous dinner. Then we strolled over to Jeni's Ice Cream for dessert. Yum!

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vipWBWII
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi is doing a great job in adapting to the Phase 2 reopening rulz in MoCo. No place better to get steak frites.

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TaliJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside in reserved seating and had a wonderful lunch. This is my second time here and I have enjoyed both times very much!

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vipSnootyfoodie
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Spacing was nicely done felt safe & comfortable. Went back to my favorites- gazpacho, escargot & steak au poivre. All were great as before the closure. French martini was the best. Chocolate mousse was okay nothing special. Overall a satisfying my first out of home meal.

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vipMini
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Over 10 years everything has always been wonderful!
Nice service, good food and a great place to have lunch & dinner.

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vipHarveyW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as expected

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vipDEater
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Bethesda. Great food, service, and spirits in the heart of town. A warm and inviting team ensures a terrific experience.

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Judydu
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! Have been going here for years, and my latest experience, yesterday, was just as good. This is admirable because so many restaurants seem great for awhile and then start to deteriorate. Love the food, especially the mussels and french bread. Wonderful staff. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service

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Teaja
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

I used to love the food here but the last time I went the food and appetizer were literally ready within 3 minutes of us ordering, before our drinks even hit the table. It was such a disappointing experience. Obviously the food was already prepared and put under heat lamps. The waiter was good but the hostess couldn’t even offer a “hello” upon our arrival. I will not be returning.

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vipMattT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to a restaurant in more than 3 months was a great experience. We started with wine and mussels under an umbrella on the sidewalk cafe and when the skies opened up, our waiter, Federico, hustled us inside and got us seated immediately. The steak frites, mussels, profiteroles and Sancerre were just what the doctor ordered. Couldnt be more pleased with the food and service. Thanks for taking such good care of us, Federico!

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vipDT2425
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disorganized during the COVID ph2 reopening. Website made it seem as though we were reserving an outdoor patio table, but on arrival inside was only available which we declined for obvious reasons and had to find somewhere else to eat.

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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-1234.

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 5888 OpenTable diners.

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