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“Great ambiance and delicious food.”

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
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Ranked #8 of 151 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Library Street
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and delicious food.”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Mon Ami Gabi succeeds in having the perfect balance if sophisticated, European ambiance, delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable service all at a reasonable price. It's special enough for an anniversary dinner or special occasion yet comfortable, without that chain restaurant feeling. I had called ahead for a reservation and noted it was an anniversary and was pleasantly surprised with a pair of glasses with champagne. Nice touch.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
nyc
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“If you have a whole night to kill...eat here!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

My party of 10 had a reservation at 5:30 this evening, I am writing this now after 8:00 pm which is when we finished our meal, not because we ordered so much but because the service was awful! The time between appertizers and the main meal was almost an hour, nobody came by to tell us they were backed up in the kitchen and things would be late, there was no 'sorry for the delay' until we started to ask where our food was - and then the same person had to send her steak dinner ($30.95) back once and then couldn't eat it because the cut of meat was too fatty - really if you have nothing to do on a Sunday evening and you like paying a fortune for mediocre food this is the place to be. The manager didn't say 'sorry' until I brought it to her attention how important those words are to any customer experience - she did take half the meal off as well as the steak but that didn't make up for the inferior service and food - there are so many other places to eat in Reston Town Center, try something else or be warned.

  • Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not much of a French Vibe”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Twelve of us visited Mon Ami Gabi for a friends birthday dinner and the general consensus among the group regarding the experience was: Average. The food was not great, but not bad either. Four of the people at our table had spent years in Paris and thought the attempt to duplicate a French Bistro was cute. Most of our diners were slightly disappointed in the menu though. There were many steak and fries options and a few seafood options, but none that really screamed "French". The night we went, the restaraunt was EXTREMELY crowded and loud. The service was good. Overall it was OK, but we would not return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Reston, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Almost as good as France”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Excellent, flavorful food. Been there many times and have never been disappointed. Be sure to order the frites!

Visited September 2013
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Reston, Virginia, USA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Healthy options at French style bistro”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Reasonable replica of French bistro food and atmosphere, US style. Very capable, friendly and courteous staff. Saturday and Sunday brunch is lively and fun. There are healthy options such as vegetable based soups such as butternut squash and chopped vegetable salad available sans fromage. Versatile for business, friends, family and couples. Good wine selections including at reasonable price.

Visited August 2013
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