Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests must wear a mask when entering, exiting and moving about the restaurant and interacting with staff.
Please be advised:
-Reservations are encouraged for indoor dining as seating is limited.
-Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 minutes
-We have installed the AIRPHX Filtration System that eliminates bacteria and viruses (Coronavirus, Norovirus, MRSA, and many other harmful organisms) in the AIR and on SURFACES 24/7, achieving hospital grade levels of disinfection!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Escargot de Bourgogne
oven roasted snails, garlic-herb butter
french green beans, brown butter, lemon
french green beans, brown butter & lemon
Service was spotty. Food not as good
A bit disappointing. The waiter did not mention the existence of the menu at lunch and gave us the a la carte. And no express because the machine, which was already broken three weeks ago has not been fixes...
Food was excellent. Service was marginal; when I needed a fork I couldn't find any server and had to go inside to get one myself.
Mon Ami is a constant for us. Great food and service. It's one we enjoy for both special occasions or dinner out with the family.
The restaurant was full and the staff was very distracted and overwhelmed. Some food came on a salty side. However, this's definitely one of my favorite places.
We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and all of our entrees were unique in their flavors and execution. Our server was attentive and engaging.
Food is pricey and just ok. My filet came well done when ordered med-rare. When the new steak was brought out it was very rare (cold center) and everyone else had already finished their meals.
Menu was abbreviated for COVID and remains limited. Service was ok, not great.
Just not very good for the price.
The food was ok, nothing out space, but at the end the waiter lost my credit card, I wait for 40 minutes to get my card back.
This is the first time I've eaten here since before the pandemic. Back then, it was our go-to place for dinner after a movie at the Landmark. The service back then was always excellent. This time, the food was excellent (We both had the luncheon prix-fix - I had the salmon and he had the chicken and brie sandwich). The salmon was cooked perfectly! He really enjoyed the sandwich.
But the service was so very mixed up. We ate outside, and the waiters, when they came, almost always had the wrong dishes with them. They managed to come back with the correct ones, but the whole thing began to feel like a French farce. I suspect the restaurant has been having problems, like many others after the pandemic, with finding and training good wait staff. Still, great food, reasonable prices, and a nice outdoor setting.
The reservation was not on the books but the restaurant accommodated us anyway.
Covid has given a great excuse to restaurants throughout the land for significant menu price escalation, suggested Covid surcharges (how many times does a restaurant have to charge for the plastic barriers??), and a reduced menu selection! After all, French restaurants 'raison detre' is to serve French bread at the table, and even now, that has shifted to a menu item.
We are longtime fans of Mon Ami Gabi. Delicious food, warm and professional service and lovely ambiance.
Quality of the food has dropped dramatically
Their signature French baguettes have now transitioned to thick chewy San Francisco sour dough
Their signature Steak Classic is now $35 for a decent steak but their fries are now soggy and greasy
Spend a little more and get what you are looking for at Capital Grille
Used to be regular customers but will not be going back
Awesome! Staff are wonderful and kind. Food was excellent and the price was extremely reasonable
We appreciated the good separation between tables. The service was truly excellent and fun and the food was delicious!
We enjoyed our food very much however we never received a bread basket as is typical at this restaurant. Our waiter seemed in a hurry from the get-go, and was rather brisk with us. We sat outside, which was lovely.
We ordered mussels and had to send them back. They were “off” and my friend who always has mussels didn’t want to take a chance. This the second time I have ordered mussels at this restaurant and sent them back. Mon Ami Gabi is a French restaurant and this should be a reliable mainstay. They need to get on top of this. And the mussels were from the Caribbean! Never heard of that!
The steak frites is always a great bet. Excellent meat with delicious sauces. The hand cut frites are gluten free and perfectly crisped. There are many gluten free options to choose from for those who need that option.
We ate outside. Enjoyed the food and appreciated that we were able to eat outside.
It was lovely to be back at Mon Ami Gabi again, and the food was as good as ever. Alas, prices have definitely gone up, and you even have to pay for the lovely baguette and butter that used to come free of charge. They also have a 5% COVID surcharge, which you can ask to have removed. Hopefully that will go away altogether at some point.
Just a special night as always.. sitting outside was great. The waiter was totally professional, flawless and fabulous. The soup, steak, and Birthday treats were so nice. Great drink. Cannot wait to come back. Our totally Go To place!!
Reliable food, well-trained staff. Mon Ami Gabi does a great job at filling the pseudo-French bistro niche for when nothing but French comfort food will do.
Food was just average. Salmon was overcooked, pretty tasteless and dry. Salad it was sitting on was meager and dressed with a non-de script dressing. Service has been better. Seated outside nice day, ambiance inside is nice resembling a typical French bistro. Overall was fine, nothing great and has been better.
Pleasant sitting and the food was very good as usual.
Great food and ambience .
Service was-good but not as attentive and charming as usual. My water was not re- filled .
We had gem salad with salmon which was perfectly cooked with lovely fresh gem lettuce.
The food was great as well as the service. I don't think I have ever had a complaint after eating at a LEY restaurant.
Steak, Trout Almondine, tomoato gazpacho are fantastic. Service is spotty to poor, especially if you have a late dinner reservation, but overall atmosphere is comfortable; food is consistently excellent.
Nice environment to celebrate gathering and romantic atmosphere for couples….. I was there last weekend to celebrate my girlfriend BD. We had a blast. Food was delicious. Great customer service
Overall, good experience. However, food was extremely salty. From the steaks, fries, and sauces. We haven’t been in a few years, but they’re now charging for bread?
Our server was fantastic though.
Wait staff was excellent. Had filet with wine reduction sauce; could have cut with a butter knife. Wife had grilled salmon; another excellent choice.
Great dining experience! Outstanding service and food. Great place for brunch.
We sat outside on the closed-off street, under a very large red umbrella, and felt like we were in Paris! The food was excellent and the service even better! Well done, Mon Ami Gabi! We’ll be back! :)
Food is good but it is the first french restaurant I've been that doesnt have steak tarte in the menu. Service was much below average for similar restaurants with this range of price.
Outside! Great food and great service!
We eat here a lot and love the steak salads and proliferoles. However last night the server was not very attentive, the salad needed more dressing and we had to send back one entree because it was not cooked to our request.
Good food, decent service, outside dining makes it great!
Consistently good food, ambiance, service...my go-to place for lunch & dinner with colleagues, friends and family.
Food was good as always.
They are doing a good job recovering from the pandemia. They’re replenishing the wine cellar (sold the wines last year) hence the selection is limited but OK.
Great food and outstanding service. Outdoor seating is terrific. Wonderful experience for a almost post Covid emergence.
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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda is rated 4.4 stars by 6275 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.