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Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

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4855 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center is now 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 include: dine-in services at reduced capacity, masks and gloves on all employees, disposable and digital menus, thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

Just a few notes to help make your meal with us an enjoyable experience:

-Reservations are strongly encouraged for the main dining room as distanced dine-in seating is limited. Patio dining is on a first come first served basis.

-Guests are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the restaurant, of course except while dining at your table.

-Please take care to arrive on time and limit your dining experience to 90 min as we would like to welcome back as many guests possible.

We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patronage of Mon Ami Gabi!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4855 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh and delicious the baguette was on par with what I get in Paris!! Attentive service and wonderful ambiance

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vipLissaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love our waiter! Just the best. And the food is always great.

AL
AidenL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Open table allowed me to make a reservation on a day they were closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

This is my favorite restaurant and have only had excellent service prior to this meal. I made our reservation for a special birthday dinner well in advance. We were held up in traffic and I called to let the restaurant know and they were very cool about it saying to take my time and be safe. He did not state that we would lose our reservation or have to be seated at a different table. When we arrived, they set us in the side of the restaurant which is usually used for private events. I am all about location location. Sitting the birthday girl in a side room and not in the main restaurant was extremely disappointing. The restaurant didn’t even look very full so I’m not sure why we were not seated in the main dining area especially since we were there for a celebration. Not one single person said Happy Birthday to me. I say this because I have been spending my birthday at this restaurant since 2010 and have always been greeted with a Happy Birthday and a birthday dessert on the house. We also celebrate many anniversaries and special events such as Mother’s Day at this place. On Saturday, the manager walked around and greeted guests and changed the tv station to a college football game but not once did he come to our table. Our niece was a GM of a sister location and when we’ve dined before, they have gone out of their way to greet us. Our waiter never asked to fill our drinks and we felt ignored most of the evening. Our meal was just so so this night which is also very disappointing because it is usually absolutely amazing. Overall, we were very underwhelmed with our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had the best experience at Mon Ami Gabi! Our server, Johanna, was so kind, attentive, and just helped make our experience. Not to mention, the food was absolutely spectacular — as always! I also definitely felt safe dining inside with temperature checks about arrival and far distanced tables. 5/5 stars! We’ll definitely be back :)

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vipGHR1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for everyday, date, special occasions, business meals and meeting up with friends.

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vipLouisefoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Sat out on the patio that was spaced out. Great, friendly service. We both had the specials that were fantastic. Will be back again.

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Maddy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant week menu provided great value! While the portions were small that's to be expected for restaurant week menus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Joanna was awesome! She made a great wine recommendation and she is such a sweetheart. Great evening out in downtown Reston.

KL
vipKenL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for a great meal with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Servers were quite attentive...overall a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We have been to Mon Ami Gabi many times before tonight. We go there each year to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Given the current environment we are all trying to navigate through, we were especially excited as we try to limit the amount of places we go. With that being said, we were underwhelmed to say the least.

To begin, when I had made this reservation, I had requested a specific table. When we arrived, I had noticed it was occupied. Ok, fine. It was a nice night so we opted to dine outside. Onto our server - completely and utterly disappointing. After he finally took our order, we had to wait for at least 30-40 minutes for a Caesar salad to come out. He passed by our table numerous times with not so much as a “let me go check on your salad.” Once our meals came out, thankfully they were everything we had expected (the food never disappoints). As we had finished up our meal, all we got was a casual passing by and “dessert?” Not even like a full stop to check in and see how our dinners were and then the offering of a dessert menu. Just super disappointing. If our server had paid just a bit more attention, we more than likely would have ordered another bottle of wine, dessert and would have tipped a bit better like we usually do. Hopefully our next experience is way better than what we had tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We sat in an outside table that was comfortable and safe. The precautions taken for health protection are visible and very good. The waiter was attentive but the food took a while to arrive. Seemingly there was some confusion in the kitchen and things slowed down a lot, so the waiters were frustrated even if they tried hard to apologize, they were nervous and a bit erratic.

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vipmjhs
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I've been dining at MAG-Reston for over 10 years, perhaps 2-3 times a year. I think it's a Covid-thing, but this particular evening just fell flat. It was the LEY chain's restaurant week. The quality of the hangar steak was okay, but not as good as in the past. Other items were quite good though. The service started as rushed then ended quite slowly and to us not as good as in the past, but again with restrictions, etc., these days it's hard to come down on restaurants trying to navigate the new [and hopefully shorter term] normal. The next time I try MAG, perhaps I'll give the brunch a try.

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Eric7104
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went to this restaurant to take advantage of the special Restaurant week prices. The food was excellent and the service was equally good. Pricing was extremely good for the large volume of food ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambiance and outdoor seating is readily available. All precautions were taken prior to entering the establishment by taking our temperature prior to entry. Great idea in today's day and age

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Are outside, it was nice

MB
MaryB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was ok but not hot once it was served. We were outside which was nice because the weather was beautiful. This was the first time we’ve had dinner at Gabi. I prefer the lunch menu. Service very good. It’s quite expensive.

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paulaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Formerly one of my favorite restaurants seemed tired! Food was “heated” rather than prepared, salad wilted. So sad to see it go down hill during the Covid reopening

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great lunch and an overall good experience. Service was just average, no refills on ice tea and a bit pushy when we initially arrived.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My dinner was perfect. The Caesar salad was delicious; lots of croutons, great dressing with plenty of Parmesan cheese. The Hanger steak was tender and full of flavor; combining it with pommes frites soaked in Bordeaux butter was sublime. The Bordeaux which I drank complemented it perfectly. The tarte Tatin was a marvelous sweet ending to the meal. September 22nd was my birthday; I had told Open Table it was. No one at the restaurant wished me a Happy Birthday. I would have liked that. Otherwise it was great.

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vipsusanson
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

please support this wonderful restaurant. they are struggling during this pandemic and have added additional outside seating to accommodate their customers. Their menu and food is as excellent as always!!!

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vipCandaceZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

I ordered the small - they were smaller than my pinky Nail - should not have been served-
Fries are now a separate up charge . Bread is now an additional charge of $1.95. Everything about
Mon Ami Gabi is disappointing and sad— but the mussels were the most sad. I had loved this restaurant and probably will not return— I guess another loss due to Covid. But, restaurants that do make it- is because of continued good food and fair price— this restaurant does not offer either.

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Craig
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, great to be back dining at the restaraunt. The price was a little on the expensive side anf my daughter didnt like that he green beens were sauteed in butter (prefer steamed). Apart from that very happy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back!

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bob1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Interesting menu but food is less than spectacular. While my companion enjoyed his lunch quiche, my steak au poivre was beaten to a thin pulp which was disguised by a decent pepper sauce. Fries yummy, wine not so yummy. Overall, ok but certainly far from really good French food.

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SteveD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joanna was awesome! Food was great! Will be back again soon!

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ginger
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Salmon with smashed peas was delish as was the gazpacho. The white wine did not taste like a Sauvignon Blanc - more like a Chardonnay.

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Wesley
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

About 3 times as expensive as I was expecting but oh boy was it delicious, staff were knowlehgeable, food was good, good French food

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vipClaudiaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nathan is an awesome server! Very attentive and thorough!

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JosephS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Beware of the "optional" COVID surcharge on your bill.

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Tyler
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

There was nothing special to comment on, in either direction. The baked goat cheese with baguette was interesting. The frites with the steak were luke warm and resembled what is left at the bottom of the serving dish.

Our waiter, Nathan, was helpful.

SM
vipSarahM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio and the food is always good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wait staff very kind and helpful, Enjoyed the ability to eat outdoors in the fresh air.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I ordered a filet and so did my friend. Both of us felt it was a very tough fillet, not enjoyable. Also the fries were small pieces, not a good food presentation at all. We both walked out unimpressed and disappointed with our meal. This was not our first time going there, but we were not thrilled with the food experience.

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SteakLover
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great French restaurant. On par with Bowfinger in Paris.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bone-in rib eye steak is delicious. We had a great meal.

JH
vipJenaferH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dinner out since COVID. The restaurant was immaculate, the service attentive, and the overall experience was great. We will definitely be back!

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HenryT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner!

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Alex
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

The wait staff was fantastic, they are the only reason for the stars on this review.

However, the food leaves much to be desired. Texas Roadhouse would kill this place in a head to head competition... and it’s half the price. Pretty interesting if you ask me. Mon Ami Gabi (Reston) is overhyped and draws positive reviews mostly from overpricing their food and delivering on a well thought out ambiance. The steak is tough.. and in the case of the bone in ribeye; overpowered by peppercorn. Although, it does a nice job of hiding a subpar cut of meat. The filet mignon with Bordeaux butter sounds amazing but it misses the mark. I wanted to like this place but the overall execution of their food is lacking. I do not think this is a one-off thing either... there is just so much missing on a tradecraft level that it’s not like I hit it on a bad night.

—Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 707-0233.

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 4855 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 bookings at the moment.

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