A must eat place in Reston Town Center. Two thumbs up!
We had a great dinner with exceptional service Tuesday night. The trout was well prepared and delicious. My husband loved the pate and French onion soup.
Just a so-so place.
Ordered steak with bernaise sauce. Sauce I received tasted only of butter, no lemon, no tarragon etc. My wife also tasted the sauce and agreed that the only taste was of pure butter. Manager insisted it was bernaise sauce that I received, but he agreed to take it back and add some tarragon. He did add the tarragon, and the lemon juice. He did made it right in the end by comping the dessert, which was very thoughtful even though I hadn't asked and didn't expect it.
Place was very, very noisy. Couldn't carry on any conversation.
Would not recommend.
My husband and I have been to Mon Ami Gabi many times for dinner, usually on a week night. We thought it would be a great place for Mother's Day dinner with my parents. While the food was very good, the staff seemed to be a bit overwhelmed (I am sure it was a long day since they had a Mother's Day brunch too). We were also seated in the overflow space next to the bar, which was drab. I definitely didn't like where we were seated. Also, the table wasn't set for six people when we were seated. It was set for 5 and we had to wait for a seat and shift the plates and silverware around.
Disappointing this time. When arrived for a 3:55 seating on Mother's Day (with reservation) , we were told we could sit down if we wanted but we were not going to be able to order until 4:00. We weren't in any way urging them to immediately take an order. Then the waiter, as he was leading us to a seat, said, very abruptly, "Have you been here before?" We said we had on Easter recently. It seemed as though the area we were seated was not well prepared and there was no attention to the occasion. We probably will return again in a few weeks but will be careful to sit with table cloth, appointments on the table and the waiter seeming to be more welcoming. In all, there seemed to be irritation in the hostess desk and the waiter... Hard to know what set them off but it was disappointing for us.
We were there for Mother’s Day, seated immediately ( thank you!) Our server must have been new, (maybe) he seemed very flustered, we were charged for a glass of wine we never got - it was taken off the bill. I’ve been to Mon Ami Gabi for dinner & had great service...really bad service this trip & the food was so-so.
Mother’s Day luncheon
Jo Jo was great!
While the food was pretty good the waiter was inexperienced and/or clueless. Took too long to come to the table after we sat down, did not give the specials of the day, when the food came out, the appetizer dishes were still on the table. Had to hand the person bringing the entrees the appetizer plates. Poured a half glass of wine. The so called bus boy didn’t clean the table and brought whole weat bread instead of white true French bread. Won’t be back. The couple next to us noticed the poor service as well.
Great food but really great service. Our waiter was attentive and we didn’t have a problem asking others for more bread or water. We be been a few places for mother’s day and this is the one place where everyone enjoyed their meal.
So I made a reservation a week or two before so you could get a table outside. I arrived and was told that it was inside or an hour wait. Badly done. This was my Mother’s Day dinner - two days before the holiday - and I got a shrug and attitude from the hostess. So disappointing. The dining room was loud butter food was excellent.
Great experience. We sat outside with our puppy. Our waiter gave him water and a biscuit, and took my kids’ orders first. Wonderful service and good food on a lovely summery evening.
Celebrated our 4 year anniversary, place we had our first date.
Not impressed by food. Have been a customer of the chain for years and this was definitely not good enough to come back to this location.
The fish I ordered was perfectly cooked, and the glaze gave it some extra special flavor. Our server was very attentive and made sure our water glasses were full and checked back quickly to be certain we were pleased with our food selections. Thank you!
Sever very attentive!
Outstanding place for Sunday dinner . Hanger steak plus half price wine.
Usual excellent service both at the bar and table. Our server made very solid suggestions to our party of 6. He was kind enough to point out the 1/2 price wine bottle offers on Sunday. The Bordeaux he recommended was so good we ended up with multiple bottles.
As it was an 80th birthday celebration, he even brought an order of your amazing profiteroles to finish off the day.
Only negative and I almost hate to mention it bu the cold seafood platter is a favorite, was a real disappointment. Server told us in advance that the lobster was now served as a lobster “salad”. For a fresh seafood platter, missing the whole lobster was sad.
Finishing on a high note, we are usually at your restaurant as a party of 2, our large party was handled smoothly with all the attention we have grown to love.
Continue the excellent work
My daughter (6 years old) has been craving steak frites since we got back from Paris in August. Mon Ami Gabi did not disappoint. The steak frites here were very close to what we had in France, as was the crème brulee. We will definitely be back.
Overall it was a really fun place for a date. The food was spectacular (particularly the bone in filet with truffle béarnaise) and the ambiance was casual and inviting. I was a little surprised by the small portions, but it provided the opportunity to enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert - and dessert is a must here! The server seemed very knowledgeable about the wine selection and her recommendations were spot on. It’s a little pricey for me to be a frequent guest but I will be back.
The noise level continues to be an issue here. It has been a while and I now recall why the last visit was not repetaed sooner.
The Ribeye was great - nice and juicy. The Pinot Noir was good as well. Kind of noisy. But, wait staff was very attentive and friendly.
Have always liked this restaurant. Hadn’t been in awhile. Beautiful weather day, we arrived early to get outside seating. Host was terrific. Once seated, our wattress was a little too pushy. There were plenty of tables and they all filled up outside, but they were not going to turn them again as when we left there were four open. She could have calmed down a bit with asking too many times as well as trying to get us to pay the bill. Just because you say “don’t rush”, please mean it. Wasn’t relaxed
Went for lunch with a friend and was surprised by the serving of a wonderful ice creamed filled chocolate covered cake. Yum
Absolutely lovely. Went there for a first date with my girlfriend four and a half years ago, and we went back Sunday night right before I proposed (she said yes!) Excellent experience helped made by this excellent eatery.
Great food, as usual, on our last visit -- a special celebratory occasion. Our server, Billy, was great and very attentive. This is one of our favorite restaurants and our go-to spot whenever we want to meet friends or visiting relatives.
My wife enjoys the steak and fries here. I enjoy the coupons I get via text for free appetizers. Nice atmosphere. Staff very attentive.
We had an excellent brunch. Our waiter was attentive but not hovering. He explained the specials well and checked about ingredients for one of the diners.
We always enjoy eating at Mon Ami Gabi for the good food and especially the combination of meat and fish entrees along with the French bistro atmosphere. Our meal was great in terms of food quality, but the service was very rushed. We were dining with another couple and the waiters made us feel like they were in a hurry to turn our table. They removed appetizer plates before we were even finished without asking and we had to ask for them back. We were meeting up with friends that we hadn't seen in a long time so the rush, rush atmosphere was disappointing.
Good quality food. Good atmosphere.
While we always enjoy the food here - it the folks that keep us coming back! The staff at Mon Ami are super welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We always know we'll have a nice time here.
Our service forgot our drinks and also part of our meal. Not attentive to details.
Great gluten free options.
Open Table on the other hand is a pain making me add extra words to my review.
The service, food, everything was outstanding.
Too many interruptions from service staff. Server was pushing booze during a work lunch, and making silly jokes that were disruptive and uncomfortable.
Food was okay. Kitchen mixed up one of the orders, and it delayed the entire order. Hence fries can to the table stone cold. Very disappointing.
Wild Escargot De Bourgogne, Onion Soup Au Gratin, Classique Frites. All very good in taste and presentation.
Fantastic meal. The steak and chicken was the best. Our server was excellent
I don’t know why I would go anywhere else for lunch with a friend, when the food at Mon Ami Gabi is so outstanding, as is the value. Their express lunch (no feeling of being rushed at all) offers 3 courses, with choices to please everyone. It’s my new favorite place to have lunch!
Excellent as usual. A great place to get together with friends.
The mussels and crepe were the same as they've been on prior visits -- excellent. The crab cake benedict special was good, but just not on par with the rest of the meal (although the potatoes were very tasty). Our server was pleasant and very attentive. Although the restaurant was not packed, it seemed noisier than it has been on prior visits. Maybe where we were seated.