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“Great food and location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi
7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
301-654-1234
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Ranked #3 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wisconsin
Transit: Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stay in the DC area but always bring out bikes with us. Our trips have to include a trip up the bike trail to Bethesda to eat at Mon Ami Gabi. We've had their soups, sandwiches and a few other items. All we delicious and even the bread they bring you before your food comes is great. Their outside dining area is very nice and if the weather permits enjoy your meal outside.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DC Metro Area
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189 reviews 189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
“Really starting to slip ...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We've been dining at Mon Ami Gabi fairly regularly for more than five years and the experiences were always top-notch. Until lately. It appears the standards of the waitstaff have gone downhill dramatically in the past year or so, and the most recent experience illustrates that.

We had a late lunch there recently and it was abysmal. It took TWO HOURS for a simple meal of steak/frites and a dessert - and there were no more than six or seven tables occupied. There was actually more waitstaff in the restaurant at that time than customers, so this was entirely unacceptable. This was primarily due to the inattentiveness and lacadaisical attitude of our waiter who disappeared for significant periods of time. Even when we asked the other waiters to get him, they didn't offer to help in the interim, but disappeared to go find him and still our waiter didn't come back. After waiting so long and finally ordering the entrees, they arrived within a speedy five minutes. After that, we sat and sat and sat some more.

While sitting there, we ran out of water, ran out of soft drinks, etc. Finally had to get up and go get the manager involved who subsequently went away to get our waiter, came back without him, BUT did deliver our check - which we did NOT ask for as we wanted to order a dessert. Of course, the waiter magically appeared once the check was actually ready to be paid. While we were not looking for a rushed meal we weren't expecting this kind of time-wasting frustration, either. Really ruined what should have been a nice lunch and pleasant afternoon. There are lots of new restaurants in the neighborhood so we will be seeking out a new one to make our favorite stop.

Visited September 2012
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North Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Liked the place and food is well served and very good, I really had a good experience dinning inthis place and will come back of course!

Visited August 2012
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Consistent quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

You know that the terrific food quality and great, friendly service will always be provided at this time-tested restaurant. The steaks and french fries are heavenly and fairly priced.

Visited April 2012
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Houston, Texas
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257 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Very good dinner with relatives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our relatives have taken us here before and we continue to like it. We all had the steak and frittes and all were happy with our dinners.

Service was a little slow but the place was quite busy on a Friday night at 1000 pm.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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