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Mon Ami Gabi
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Bethesda Row 7239 Woodmont Ave Bethesda, MD 20814
7239 Woodmont AvenueUSMarylandBethesda20814
$$French Restaurant, Bar
French Restaurant
French Steakhouse Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Mon Ami Gabi is an authentic turn-of-the-century Parisian bistro serving French classics like Steak Frites, Onion Soup Au Gratin, Trout Amandine and Escargots de Bourgogne. To complement the menu, an extensive selection of more than 80 boutique French wine varietals, handpicked by renowned chef and owner Gabino Sotelino, are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart. Cooking classes, seasonal chef dinners, wine tastings and catering services for parties of all sizes complete the offerings.

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French bistro menu served at lunch & dinner in lively art deco-style setting with wine, live music.- Google
"The "Caramelized Sea Scallops" entree was really good too."
"I have not had delightfully made "Crème Brûlée" in a very long time."
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JC Kollmorgen
2 months ago
I came here with my mother for brunch. The place has a great ambiance. Excellent, strong coffee. I ordered the eggs benedict. My biggest pet peeve are brunch places that screw up the poached eggs, but this one came out well. My mother ordered an omelet and was similarly pleased.
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Allison Swift
a year ago
Wow! I walked into Mon Ami Gabi just a little after 5PM on a weeknight and the place was packed. There's a small bar with bistro tables for happy hour and the specials can't be beat. I had the escargots and they were delicious. I will certainly return for a full meal next time I'm in Bethesda. 5 Stars!
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Christopher Santos
a year ago
We had a delicious meal. I really enjoyed the "Housemade Country Pâté". The "Caramelized Sea Scallops" entree was really good too. I have not had delightfully made "Crème Brûlée" in a very long time. We sat inside at a table for two with a nice window view. The atmosphere was very welcoming, a little high volume at times, but not annoying. Our overall experience was very good.
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Will O'Neil
a year ago
Attractive place with good food, but on the expensive side for what it is.
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Carol Chan
5 months ago
An alumni dinner at Mon Ami Gabi was a nice consolation in making me momentarily forget and feel better about how much I owe in dental school debt. We were treated to a four course dinner where we were given a prefix menu with 3-4 selections for each course (except for salad course). My classmate and I decided to split each course to sample as many items as possible. We opted for warm Brie and scallop gratinees for appetizers, chicken pillard and mustard salmon for entrees, and profritoles and chocolate mousse for desserts. They started us off with warm, toasty house made French baguette with soften better. Carbs and I are inseparable - I especially appreciated that they spent the time and effort in heating them up! These baguettes were the perfect munch as they worked up our appetites on what were to come! Scallop gratinees - they turned out to be too good to share. I polished my plate clean before acknowledging "oh ya we were supposed to split". The cheesy, bubbly cream over the sweet, caramelized onion baked over meaty, whole scallop. Wished there were more than 3! Mustard salmon - moist, flavorful, made to perfection. Paired with citrus sauce over the buttery, creamy mashed potato - what a nice contrast! Chicken pillard - the chicken was a bit dry for my taste. However the baked kabocha squash and mushroom sides were beyond delicious! I would order this dish again just got the sides alone! Profitoles - puff pastries filled with giant scoops of vanilla ice cream and drenched in chocolate fudge sauce - what is there to not love? Pure scrumptious! Chocolate mousse - light, smooth, and airy - everything a chocolate mousse should be! Loved the extra crunch from the dark chocolate puffs and the additional creaminess from the whipped cream! Since I have a reputation of insatiable appetite, all leftovers were generously offered to me. I was able to sample the traditional steak and creme brûlée. Tbh I'm not a big red meat eater - the steak was a bit tough and I didn't think it was all that special. However, the dollop of herb butter over the steak was a nice touch!. The creme brûlée on the other hand was out of the world! Rich, decadent, so so so good. Already had eaten 6 courses worth of food, my stomach managed to expand further and finished everything. Overall, what a treat! Service was beyond attentive even in a private, large group setting. Price can be a bit steep but well worth it! Happy belly = happy alumni. Hope my school hosts all future alumni events at Mon Ami a Gabi! I will be sure to clear my schedule to attend!
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Lynn Lytle Downing
a year ago
One of Bethesda's best. Often go there with my husband weekly. Wonderful service--way above the norm (Rubin is amazing; others outstanding). Fish--especially fish of the day--is always fresh & good. Some of the old French standards--cook all-day fall off the bone red meat consistently is wonderful as well. Veggies are great but wish there were a few steamed (less buttery) choices, as well. Mon Ami does like butter and cream, as do the French. However, it usually can be served on the side or left out if you ask. Restaurant is very accommodating about taste & dietary preferences.
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Meg Smith
a year ago
Mon Ami is gross. What used to be a reliable standby has progressively slipped over the years, making it near inedible in recent years. Food is bland, tasteless, overcooked, and over seasoned. Kitchen execution is horrendous. Service is slow, disinterested, and fails to ask after your food or empty glass. Space is crowded and loud and showing its age. This is a chain that needs a serious overhaul.
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Dan Reid
3 years ago
When I take the Metro to work, I almost always stop at Mon Ami Gabi on the way home, one of my guilty pleasures. For a late lunch I love their Prime Beef Sandwich or Au Poivre Burger, always consistent and always great. For a dinner entree you won't be able to beat their Beef Bourginon or Steak Bernaise anywhere, including New York. The staff at this location is very personable, the service is absolutely first class, and while I am a big fan, I avoid the place on weekends because it can get too crowded and too noisy for my personal taste. In fact it seems more crowded than their Vegas location, also worth a visit, so I wish they would take reservations more seriously to mean fewer customers for a quiet and leisurely dining experience. That aside, Mon Ami Gabi is a real treat that you shouldn't miss if you love French cuisine.
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