Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
4459 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good meal. Great service! Muhammad was awesome!

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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M
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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P
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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SL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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

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KK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 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.

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NR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 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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a
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The gazpacho was sweet. Having lived in Spain for 4 1/2 years, we know that gazpacho is NOT sweet. The pate and filet medallions were OK. The gin martini was VERY mediocre and my wife's French martini was knocked over by a server but the restaurant did replace it. BIG complaint. We went on Saturday and today (Tuesday) the bill is still "pending" on my credit card AND the "pending" bill is not correct. Fortunately, I kept the receipt so if it is not reconciled correctly I will have to make an unwanted trip to Moon Ami Gabi to have it corrected.

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OT
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour food and good value drinks

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BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, not outstanding.
Service was borderline - coffee was cold (they replaced it when we asked. The wait staff was OK, but clearly wasn't paying attention to each table.

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w
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon Ami Gabi is that place that is always good, has staff who are always pleasant and professional, and has an atmosphere of a neighborhood place (unless you go during happy hour and sit near the bar...then it's too noisy and no fun at all). The gazpacho was terrific!

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L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Outdoor seating on a summer evening. Excellent food - escargot and trout were delicious - service, and ambiance.

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O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, friendly service and great food as always. This restaurant never fails to impress.

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E
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch!

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AF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at Mon Ami Gabi! The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We felt rushed through the meal. Our main course was delivered as we had barely started the appetizers.

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RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed people watching while eating. The meal started with a loaf of warm baguette which was a nice touch. The steak and frites are the specialty and did not disappoint. Our server was very attentive even though we were out on the patio (not always the case in RTC). The food isn't cheap, but still worth the price of admission. Will definitely return.

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabi is in the league of its own. 1789 is the only other good restaurant in DC area. Everything else is pretty much Taco Bell.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends and had a wonderful meal and dessert using the express lunch. Staff was outstanding!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good!!

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food as usual

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we stepped in the service was great! Food was also wonderful!

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KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Corporate Mon Ami Gabi screwed up changing to the inferior "French Bread" now served compared with the excellent loaf of French Bread this MAG formerly served. Bring back the real French Bread loaf...PLEASE!!!

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F
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My omelette was not a creamy rolled French omelette as expected. The first one was rubbery and more like an egg pancake. The second replacement was still not a creamy like a traditional French omelette should be, but more like a country omelette. The waiter removed it from the check which was very nice but I would have really enjoyed a traditional French omelette.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food. Lovely service. Brunch is consistently good. Will return!

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PO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening and felt like we were in Paris. Baked goat cheese appetizer was superb!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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KP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server only came to our table twice the whole time we were there but was consistant at surrounding tables

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time food was excellent and service was attentive.

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ME
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We thought the meals were expensive for the dinners that were offered. One party's steak frites was OK to start, but then became un-edible half way through the portion. Vegetables were indifferent, but the mac and cheese was good (sot of like Annies). The blueberry dessert was very good. The service was OK through to ordering food, but was lackluster toward the end of the meal.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious and we all walk away content with full bellies every time. Since it was Father’s Day, we were given a complimentary brownie to our dad which was amazing.

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RC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day!

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, consistent restaurant with good food and a helpful waitstaff. Would feel comfortable recommending it to anyone.

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WS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service for Fathers Day Brunch! Our waiter was attentive and helpful, guiding our choices. My picky husband and son were completely satisfied with eggs benedict and steak frites. The andouille sausage on my benedict was spicy and delicious. We finished with deserts - chocolate mousse was a clear hit with my son, while my husband and I shared the blueberry bread cobbler. The visit reminded me of how much I enjoy Mon Ami Gabi and made me want to visit more frequently. My only concern was the noise level. It would have been more relaxing if the noise level could be reduced by a few notches.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Father’s Day breakfast.
Had an issue with eggs Benedict. Over poached. They were hard boiled.
Not just my plate, on another member of my party’s plate. She sent hers back and got new ones which one was over cooked and the other was undercook. I sent mine back and refused for another order. Didn’t want people at the table to wait and have their food get cold while I waited. So I sat there starving on Father’s Day.

We used to like coming here because you never behaved like a chain restaurant. Evidently, things have changed. We won’t be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was OK, the food was very good and the service we could tell was trying very hard, but the ambient noise in the place is just rough. It gets so loud inside!

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