Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

4.5
5004 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center is open for indoor and outdoor dining, with new responsible standards of service and distancing are in effect. Your health and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. Steps we are taking: dine-in services remain at reduced capacity, staff temperature checks, masks required, disposable and digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures. 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.

Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:
-Reservations are encouraged for indoor dining as seating is limited.
-Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.
-We have installed the AIRPHX Filtration System that eliminates bacteria and viruses (Coronavirus, Norovirus, MRSA, Staph and many other harmful organisms) in the AIR and on SURFACES 24/7, achieving hospital grade levels of disinfection!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5004 people are saying
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SuzanneC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was excellent except the mussels could have used more garlic and flavor but was still good. The fish, chicken and escargot was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, always is!

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HeatherA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here for brunch - ordered the french toast (amazing) and the steak and eggs (just okay - the steak was pretty tough and had lot of grizzle, for what it cost, I'd expect a better cut of meat).

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipScottJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I am a big fan of mon ami. We had a nice experience, but seriously, kill the COVID tax, bring back the free bread and carrot salad and allow us to reserve the outside tables on the app.

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ThomasL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot and mussels were wonderful. Steak and Caesar salad were generous portions.

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vipshoemaven
Naples
70 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful night, decided to eat outside. Mon ami Gabi is the perfect place! Food is always excellent. Service was an A- this time. Will always go back!

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vipBobby
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met an associate for lunch & the service, food, and patio setting combined to make it an excellent experience. Our waiter kept active tabs on our needs but never disturbed our conversation.

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GaryC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food always good but service tends to be suspect. This night we had a great server and got an excellent meal and great service!

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vipDCchickfoodie2014
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was not good as it used to be. Service sucks. We waited for a long time to get service. Also, they added 5% covid-19 surcharge to bill. It says to help offset restrictions on their business but when we went, the place was 90% capacity.

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diner50
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Mon Ami Gabi was the first date night my husband and I have done since the pandemic started. Food was good but service declined at the end of the evening. We wanted to order desert and got a menu, but waited 30 minutes for a server to ask about taking our order.

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SusanB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved Mon Ami for dinner. This was my first lunch visit and it was great.

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BettyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter! Friendly but professional. Attentive but not interfering. Five stars for sure.

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Jerryinpf
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We’ve eaten at MAG many times and never had an experience as poor as this one.

We were on time for our reservation for 4 and had to wait over 30 minutes. When we were finally seated there was no mention, let alone apology, for the delay.

Our waitress consistently mixed up our order, giving the medium rare and rare hanger steaks to the wrong people...and another steak was less than 1/2 inch thick and inedible.
We took it home, cut it up, and gave it to the dog. He would not eat it.

We did not order dessert - so the very sad story ends here, but the salmon was perfect.

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vipDavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

French restaurant with barely any french food. What was available was poorly made and tasteless. Enjoy the classic american rock/modern pop with your french food....

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vipCgerkin
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very weak service and management at the location, understaffed and made for a long brunch, ended up skipping dessert and going to Pitango

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JCNY
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love escargot so we came for it & mousels

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Caution— you’ll get a COVID surcharge here—spending your money here and supporting this business isn’t enough... they demand an extra 5% for the privilege. We were seated basically in the middle of a high traffic hallway, the food was cold, and the service was lacking. The appetizers were the best part of the meal, beyond that, just skip the rest.

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CBBB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not great, service and ambiance are fairly good.

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VincentPriceless
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service from our waiter was AWESOME!!! Atmosphere (inside and neighborhood) was also well worth the trip.

Food here was just OK for the price and compared with the competition in the area. For a European restaurant, we felt most (not all) of the dishes were too salty. The beef wellington that was one of the specials was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked -- fillet mignon was perfectly seasoned and wrapped in just wonderfully baked pastry: YUMMY! However, the chicken was not marinaded well enough; it was cooked perfectly -- not too dry -- which is a nod to the kitchen's skills.
Both the burger and filet mignon were "OK" for the type of restaurant -- i.e., better than the average chain restaurant as far as quality of meat, but lower quality in taste than the higher end steak restaurants in the area that charge about the same price or less for comparable dishes.

The desserts were similarly mixed in quality: crème brulee was great, chocolate mouse was good, mixed berry sorbet was about what I can get in an American grocery store: artificially flavored sorbet in a French restaurant? I guess 20 years living in the Mediterranean spoiled me, but still, I had expected more from a "slightly higher end" French Restaurant in the middle of Reston Town Center.

Wine was OK. I "grew up" on Italian wine and think they're comparable to French wine at lower prices. Most of the better California cabs beat the crap out of any European offerings, French or Italian. So paying premium price for an OK wine while dining out was just "OK."

Service was awesome! Our waiter was so helpful, we'll come back just for the atmosphere AND the service. Perfect restaurant? No. Best in the area? No. But overall atmosphere, variety, good (even if not great) food, and awesome service made for a recommended experience.

They do put a COVID surcharge on the bill, but we asked to have it removed, and they accommodated.

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KevinK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight’s experience for my wife’s birthday was fantastic. The staff worked with me on my reservation in advance to ensure that we could make her night special and they delivered in every way. In addition, the new procedures to keep guests safe re-assured me about the safety of our visit.

We celebrated, my wife got her favorite dish on the menu, and the staff was fast, kind, and friendly. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed tonight, and we thank the entire staff for helping to make tonight special.

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JimS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mid-afternoon lunch on a quiet day in the middle of a pandemic. Good food and quality service -- as always -- I miss the au poive prime burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everyone from hostess stand to waiters were rude, kirt, and could careless about our party. We were the only party in the room and forgotten.

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BarbaraW
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Servings were mini sized. We ordered the special, swordfish and asparagus. The fish was a 3 Oz. Piece at most. About 5 spears of asparagus. Plate looked very empty. Not worth the $30 plus price!!

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BarbaraB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just there for our Anniversary. My husband had the lunch special with salad, steak and carrot cake. I had quiche Lorraine and chocolate mousse. They gave us sorbet and two glasses of champagne because it was our anniversary. I was not surprised to get the sorbet, but the champagne was a wonderful touch.

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TracyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A great afternoon lunch outside! The food was spectacular. Quiche Lorraine and halibut were big hits at our table. The only glitch was our waiter seemed to disappear yet one of the food runners stepped in when we flagged her down. I can't wait to go back and try the steak frites... the onion soup and more.

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vipAlbie
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

menu is somewhat limited but all items are excellent, The specials can surprise;I had lamb shank..The wine list is very good and service is exceptional.

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vipJoelM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was excellent. Fish was nicely prepared with good sauce but not overpowering. Lamb shank was very tender and had a nice soft taste. A very good meal!

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edwardjones
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed that this place now charges $2 for bread. It used to be complementary.

Food was mostly good, only complaint is that the steak with the steak frittes was not hot enough.

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vipLovefood
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been here since prepandemic. Food was excellent. There is a charge for the bread now and the baguettes are smaller. There is also a Covid surcharge added which you can request to have removed. I am not really complaining about this as I want my favorite restaurants to do what they need to do to stay afloat. All of the employees were properly masked and I felt very comfortable eating there. Food was delicious as always. It was great to go back there.

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EllenC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am thrilled to see business picking up at Mon Ami Gabi. It has been our favorite restaurant for years. We moved father out and don't get to come in to Reston as frequently as we like. We did for Easter and the food was fantastic, the ambience was great. They have weathered the parking fiasco, the pandemic, and I hope they come out stronger when the pandemic is over. It was fun.

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vipJohnB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Easter brunch

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vipmelindam
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As much as I wanted to love my dinner here, it wasn't as good as I expected it to be. We loved the Caesar salad. I don't mind paying for a baguette, but it was kind of hard. The thing I was disappointed in is the steaks. Their featured steak (Classique) is a top sirloin pounded down. Normally a steak frites is a hangar steak. I got the top sirloin and my daughter got the hangar steak. While my steak was some how cooked rare, which I wanted, it was tough and riddled with strands of fat. It was very difficult to cut it and chewing it was not fun. My daughter's hangar steak was small and not tender. I knew if we wanted the best (but not steak frites), I should order the filet but I am not going to pay $40 for a filet. I go to a restaurant that serves steak frites for a quality hangar steak. This was not that. My husband's lamb shank was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with a French friend who was in town from NY! He rated the food as excellent! I agree.

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BettyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Menu was limited and the filet mignon was a little tough.

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AmirAHS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Covid compliant. Not as lively as it was before, as many establishments aren’t neither, but its survival is the very testimony to its quality.

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sdfaf
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service, everything is incredibly clean - best steaks in RTC

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laural
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the area and dine here frequently. The food and service are always impeccable. They have a full bar, perfect cocktails. Go ahead and splurge the $1.50 (or whatever it costs these days) for a baguette which comes hot and with fresh butter. Every entree' we have had has been delicious. Unfortunately, we have never had room for dessert. Service is professional. The whole place is spotless and they are great at respecting guests' space during COVID.

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Bandit
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They need to bring back their pre-COVID menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was poor, our waiter didn’t clear the table. We had to ask for the specials. He wasn’t very personable. He didn’t bring enough take home containers. Food was excellent as usual.

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You can order delivery directly from Mon Ami Gabi - Reston using the Order Online button. Mon Ami Gabi - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mon Ami Gabi - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 707-0233.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 5004 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.

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