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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vipLori
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sunday. Restaurant was pretty empty thanks to Covid-19. But service was still slow- only 2-3 tables so not sure what was up with that. After we were seated a served placed a small plate of shredded carrots in the middle of our table without any comments. Fiancé said they tasted great but it would have been nice for server to explain or say something. We were t really sure what was in them or if we received them by mistake. The waiter latter explained they were Amuse Bouche but Amuse Bouche is usually just 1-2 bites and this was a small appetizer. Little strange but tasted fine so not complaining. Either server or kitchen mixed up our steak preferences so my steak frites was overcooked and fiancé’s Tibet was rare. He sent his back as he can’t do bloody meat (I like it that way). I did not send mine back as it is really hard to cook a thin steak rare and it tasted fine. My green beans were well seasoned and had the perfect al dente texture. When the waiter retired with the reheated steak he had made sure to provide fresh French fries so all was well in the world again! Lots of leftovers and they packaged everything nicely for us. We will be back once the world returns to normal.

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KimberlyM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for our anniversary! Food was delicious as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Parking continues to be confusing, but Mon Ami folks took care of that for us too. 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
266 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always. Can’t say enough wonderful things about our server Doug. Knowledge of the menu, professionalism and experience is outstanding. Love the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service. A family favorite!

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HenryT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service is Always Wonderful

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Avoid. Noisy. Limited menu. overpriced tables packed together.

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vipGino
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Splendid wine list and great appetizers reasonably priced given the Reston locale. Management always pays a visit and the wait staff is very attentive.

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Visitor
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Excellent food and service. Easily accessible parking

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vipFredB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn’t been in a long time and decided to try it again. We were very pleasantly surprised by both the food and the service. We will return soon.

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vipnminarl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fun space. Great food. Generally attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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davidW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the steak frites on the prix fixe lunch menu. The steak tasted as if it had been treated with tenderizer; it was very tender, too much so and had a liver flavor undercurrent. I would much prefer a "tougher" or chewier cut that retained a true steak flavor.

Actually this present itself as " French" bistro, but the menu is very limited and does not give much of a "French" menu of selections.

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Kitana
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the sole menieur and it was the BEST I ever had!! You should make it a permanent addition to your menu

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vipGreatGlutenFreeMenu
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mon Ami Gabi! They are so accommodating with Gluten Free diners. The Steak Classique is a real favorite. I think all 4 of us ordered it--although I upgraded to the filet. They have a fantastic Happy Hour, too. Highly recommend.

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vipCelebration
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food and great service. A favorite spot to meet co-workers.

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything was great except for our waitress. She started out very friendly but then completely changed and seemed annoyed with everything we asked for.

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vipLDYWDE
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Came in on a Sunday for brunch with my sister. It was busy that day but it didn't cause issues with their deliverance when it came to customer service. The only downfall was the food: overcooked fried potatoes and hash browns that were a bit on the salty side, even the scrambled eggs. I'm not sure if salt was added after preparing the food. However, I could taste butter so I'm going to assume that they heavily use salted butter. We got fresh eggs from the manager and they were better around the edges, but you can still taste the salt in the middle. Thankful with the mimosa we were able to wash it down and just deal with it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! The mussels and pomme frites and the goat cheese appetizer were awesome

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal.

Enjoyed the food, consistent as always.

Crying baby next to us was a distraction.

Family values are a small price to pay.

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Lint
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the salmon and it was excellent. The restaurant was crowded so the noise level was abit high. Food and drink were simply superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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DSB1972
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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vipRob101
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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trishs
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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!

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JJKWH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Valentines

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OldScientist
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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TurdFerguson
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a fantastic table, the oysters were great (my girlfriend likes oysters now!), and the steak frites were very good. Boo smooched me for taking her there.

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ArmanA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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KevinK
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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AlexandraL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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christicp
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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DaveS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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viphodge
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.)

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GloriaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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KarlB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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