Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4489 reviews
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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and bustling atmosphere of good food and people enjoy the experience. Escargot is amazing and the baguettes are delicious. Mussels a little over cooked, but great flavor. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Our server was patient and professional, as they always are. Can’t wait to go back.

HT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonder experience! Enjoyed the food, like always & took advantage of the half price wine bottle!

CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

One thing it took too long for seating out on the patio for 5. We had to wait 30 mins longer

S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I returned to Mon Ami Gabi after a not-so-good visit with some friends. The manager had read my comments and invited me to return. I went there for Sunday brunch this weekend with family and the food and service was what I was used to receiving here. Friendly service, good brunch options and a very nice chat with the general manager. He even did something really nice for my brother which was very much appreciated. Class act by the manager Joseph. Prices are reasonable. The only thing I didnt like and I know this will get me some eye-rolls, but we sat outside. I have been in healthcare for more than 30 years.....seeing a glass upside down on a table where I saw birds sitting on tables made me not want to drink any water out of that glass. Sorry! Ha...I know, I know, thats better than having something go into a glass that wasn't upside down on the table. Thats just me. So..I am back to Mon Ami Gabi being one of my go-to-places. Their steak frites with bernaise are awesome!!! And the profiteroles....sooo yummy!

E
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We've been to other restaurants from the chain and always enjoyed the food and service. At Reston the service was not stellar, one of the dishes was not the quality expected and it was replaced. then the bill had mistakes and needed to be corrected. Not a big deal but we shouldn't have to call and wait twice to get things fixed.

YN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

This was our first time going and we had high hopes for a nice anniversary meal. Our waitress was bad, received dirty glasses twice and our soup came out after our steak which indicates the order was probably. All of that could’ve been overlooked if that food had actually tastes good. It did not. We will not be returning or recommending this place.

SK
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The red snapper, the Fresh fish of the day was excellent!

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent table outside with very good weather, and as always, wonderful dining, mussels and steak frites up to their usual quality.

NY
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always, consistently excellent level of service and food.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Reston - delicious food, friendly service and amazing atmosphere any time of the year! Join their customer loyalty program to get extra perks and promotions. Great for any occasion: weekday HH, business lunch or dinner, or family meals. Best Sunday brunch in town! Our family lives MAG!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. We wanted a long slow dinner. Our waiter accommodated us and in no way rushedus.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a nice Sunday, Summer evening out with the family. Natalie and team provided great service. Food and drink were great as always.

We’ll be back soon!

NF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hanger steak was terrific - well flavored and gazpacho so light and refreshing. Best part of the evening was server Bobby. He was attentive, pleasant and professional and didn’t miss a beat! Was just a great experience - we will def be back!

SJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner again at the Reston location. Fantastic fresh salad, and an incredible ribeye steak. Fresh berries for dessert kept our meal
Low carb

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered medium well steak and it was past well-done. Server wasn’t engaged with the table at all

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Very knowledgeable staff. Paired the perfect wine with our perfect meal selection.

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

food was very nice. Service was disappointing. Took forever to get our drinks - we had to ask about the order and our server disappeared after our food was delivered.

LA
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quick service on a late dinner....great food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing which made the dinner!

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent French sidewalk cafe atmosphere with delicious food. Steak tartare was available at lunch though not on the menu. It was a birthday celebration, and they brought a profitrole with a candle. Very nice.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The overall experience didn’t meet our expectations. The french onion soup and escargot were mediocre. The chicken and mushroom crepe and profiterole were both pretty good. Still debating if we would return for a second try knowing there are many other restaurants out there to try.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance very much. The waiter was very attentive.

MS
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The place is really nice and servers are great, but the food is very expensive and low quality.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, especially for a busy Friday night. Outstanding food and great, lively atmosphere. Excellent overall experience as usual!

ND
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Laura (manager) and Muhammad were great. It's the little things that mean the most...they were aware of the little things.

G
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I go there on a regular basis. I'm not a fan of the removal of the country-style pate...

Food is great, service is impeccable, I prefer to go there during the Fall or Winter, as the noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation (and it was too hot to stay outside).

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food and drinks for a family get-together with people all ages

SJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the best meals ever, everything was perfect from the service, the mussels, the frisée salad and the ribeye steak. Our waitress even brought me a “healthy” dessert to celebrate my birthday ( after we turned down fries repeataly.

l
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Picked the restaurant as we love the steak frites. Food did not disappoint. Fun Friday atmosphere. Kitchen and service was very slow.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good meal. Great service! Muhammad was awesome!

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Yes, but..... Worst bouillabasse ever! Who would put salmon, potatoes, & carrots instead of cod, ect into Bouillabasse?? No Spoon? Had to hunt down a waitress to obtain a Spoon..... Stick with the excellent baked Goat Cheese and Trout Almondine (BUT you might have to request extra Almondine Sauce.....) Ask for a table with the "Rattan Chairs" to avoid the hard, hot vinyl chairs.

M
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food is always good here, but the service is always spotty every time I visit. This time the waiter took my husband's drink order, but didn't ask anyone else at the table what they wanted. Finally we told him we were ready to order our drinks. He took our order, and brought two of three drinks, but I had to ask him after another 10 to 15 minutes where my drink was. I could see the bar from where we were sitting so there would have been plenty of time to make my drink, I just don't think he placed the drink order with the bar. Food was not hot when it came out, but only warm. They should put more hollandaise on their eggs benedict.

P
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another terrific experience. The Prime Steak Sandwich and Caesar Salad were excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter was excellent! The food was delicious! But the noise level really loud!

SL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was pretty good although nothing spectacular. And our waiter was a bit abrupt and not very friendly. We did enjoy the outdoor seating.

N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a most delicious and enjoyable time at Mon Ami Gabi. The Bastille Day specials were delicious and our service was impeccable. Such a great selection of food and drinks.

r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good menu with their classic staples, steak frites is their classic offering

KK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The fries on the steak frites were over cooked and dry, the steaks were slathered with either the steak Oliver sauce or the classic sauce instead of being on the side.

NR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Nathan was excellent. Quiche and trout were delicious but my sister and I were so disappointed in the French bread loaf. We were told it is a different recipe. Please go back to the original one. Otherwise, it was a wonderful experience. We even were given a complimentary birthday dessert!

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