Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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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.
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Went for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. The place was loud so we had a hard time having conversation. It was also pretty cramped. The waiter didn’t tell us any of the specials, so we overspent. The food was good, but a limited menu. It was expensive too, which I’m not sure why considering the entire experience. Definitely have no plans to return.

DS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

We had brunch on a Sunday, food was really good and service too, our area did not have a waiter so we shared which made it a long wait but he was trying his best and you could see he cared. Our bass girl was AMAZING though. The omelette's were delicious and the french toast too. Coffee is very tasteful with they would have larger cups though.

R
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice steak, frites, excellent food! We enjoyed ourselves - it was our first time at that location!

t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal and drinks were lovely. There were 2 extras glasses of wine charged to our bill though. Enjoy yourselves, but examine your bill. Recommend!

JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Javier was our server and was fantastic at anticipating our needs without rushing us.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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OS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We’ve been there many times. Usually they are 5 stars. They really underperformed in service and in food quality. Maybe because it was Valentines Day.

AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi is a great french restaurant with a fantastic selection of dishes. They host a gluten free menu that myself and my date both ordered off of. The environment is chic and very clean. Will be going there again soon.

KK
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day was a wonderful meal with great specials and food. The specials were fantastic and the service was very helpful and kind as he explained all the offerings and helped with recommendations for drinks to pair with it. The manager was also interested in ensuring everything was going well by checking in and ensuring our needs were met. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable evening with great food and drinks.

AL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mon Ami is so consistent - service & food always excellent. My go to place for special occasions or business lunches and they never disappoint. Fantastic (reasonably priced) wine list and staff has good knowledge to make recommendations. Can’t wait to come back again and again.
PS the salmon special in a pastry puff - I have never eaten anything like it soo good.

c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Me and hubby visited the Reston location on Valentines. This was our first time and was excited about trying something new. The service was wonderful. No complaints whatsoever. The food and environment however was terrible. The seating was sooo tight. It was hard to have a personal conversation. The food was bland. I was expecting more. I had fish. My husband had steak. We were both very unimpressed.

DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food :)

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great. Small tight tables. Food fantastic. Service super.

h
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

We are frequent customers of MAG but Valentines Day was definitely subpar. They were not ready for a full dining room at 4:30pm and they were disorganized and disgruntled. We had a reservation, were seated promptly and summarily forgotten. No one even looked our way for 20 minutes until we asked if there was a waiter for our table. There apparently wasn't and another nearby waiter said he would take care of us. His service was outstanding but when the runner brought our food and he asked if there was anything else he could do for us, i asked for my wine. He mentioned it to the waiter for the next tables, and he told the runner and anyone else within earshot, "Not my table, not my problem!" The restaurant was obviously overwhelmed by the early holiday crowd, but if you can't handle the numbers, don't take the reservations. Our first disappointing experience at this location, but an early crowd should not be an excuse. (They had sent a $20 coupon in an email earlier in the week; I offered it up but they couldn't get it to work. In the end, I insisted--was a MAG coupon after all--and in the end, they accepted it.)

GW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treated my husband to a late Valentine's Day lunch. He has hearing challenges, so we were able to select a table in a corner that tamped down most of the music and nearby conversations. The waiter was knowledgeable of the wines, the specials and was attentive to our needs at the table. The food - awesome. The pre-fixe menu - fabulous options. Dessert: raspberry sorbet - tart and tasty. Loved the experience and we will return.

KB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service in a comfortable, stylish restaurant. The prix fixe lunches are satisfying.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed a pleasant lunch with my son and was quickly seated even with it being Valentine’s Day at the peak of the lunch hour. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive.

PG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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m
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Mon Ami Gabi had a special main course that had been described to me in an email from the restaurant: coulibiac, salmon and other accompaniments baked in pastry. It was a draw, but was not offered or even mentioned by our server until I asked about it. Two of my companions and I ordered it and liked it very much, but it was accompanied by the dullest salad imaginable. Aside from this our server, although perfectly polite, was inattentive, and had to be reminded of things we had asked for; once he had given an order to the bar he didn't seem to think it his responsibility to see that it arrived.

RC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here. Can’t wait to go back. Prix fixe for lunch was perfect.

RK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Draft from the windows made it unpleasant although we selected the table.

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service. We were there on a Saturday night and it was rather noisy for the first part of the evening but then it became more tolerable.

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was delicious. Service was very good. Atmosphere was awesome!

LA
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice birthday meal!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We always love the food at Mon Ami Gabi, and the service is usually very good as well! However, our waitress was a bit rude when explaining a gift card promotion that was occurring during the Super Bowl Sunday brunch (we didn’t understand how the promotion worked at first). Otherwise, had another delicious brunch at Mon Ami Gabi!

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Surprisingly the menu is limited and not too interesting for vegetarians
Service was ok - attentive, but slow, and food arrived with dressing rather than “on the side”. However quickly replaced
Very loud with background music. Difficult conversation
Prices higher than expected - not outrageous. Entrees $30s +

KK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good time, dinner out with my husband.

CH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Hadn't been here in a couple of years. Quality of food and service appear to have declined since then.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mon Ami Gabi never disappoints. The bread, the soups, the apps, the entreés... all are wonderful. The service is impeccable too.

KM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for my birthday early dinner at 3pm. Initially we had it for five but they were able to take us earlier which was great! I’ve been to the Vegas location before so was happy to see this location was just as good. The food was delish!

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch with family! Larger than expected portions. Omelets were fluffy and quiches were perfect. Love the dressing on the mixed greens salad! Warm baguettes served with whipped butter and raspberry is always a nice treat.

VS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service very good, brunch was excellent. All 4 of us were delighted with both. Ambiance very good but noise level a bit loud.

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience with our server, Katie and manager, Laura. We also appreciate the great service provided by the gentleman who brought us bread and water. The food was very good. Dessert was a special toffee cake. The best dessert we have had. Thanks!

CB
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Disappointing visit. My husband had food allergies that are clearly part of our profile, and in fact the server verified those allergies when we were seated. That being said, the restaurant couldn’t do anything to accommodate, and had to keep correcting themselves when they would recommend safe options for him. It was a very clunky, somewhat embarrassing experience. Escargot could have easily been made with just butter and garlic, as is the transition, but apparently everything uses the pre-prepared compound butter they use...it felt lazy and a bit like they really weren’t that interested on going off script from their formula. Other food we had was very good, but be forewarned that they really can’t accommodate food allergies that are off-script for them.

f
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Food was very good, however service was marginal. Server was scattered and not attentive. It should also be noted that the tables are very tight.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was friendly and timely. Food was good. Ordered a bottle of wine that had turned. However the manager agreed and replaced it right away. Impressive for fixing the issue quickly.

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a wonderful time and had some great dishes as always. Can't wait to come back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with friends. Wonderful!!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and tender steak with attentive service. Recommended.

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