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“Funtastic” 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 296 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.
North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Funtastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant has it all--good to great food, excellent atmosphere, fantastic service (thank you Brian). When you enter the restaurant, you immediately feel like you've been transported to Paris. The tables, chalkboards with daily specials, waiters aprons, and table arrangements are spot on. The night we were there, a trio was playing and the place was buzzing. Mon Ami Gabi is evidentl know for its mussels and frites and steak and frites. The mussels were outstanding and the steak was good with an excellent sauce and cooked to perfection (rare+ which is hard to do). I can't imagine why this place is not rated #1 in Bethesda. .

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of my favs...great for gluten-free dining, too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This neighborhood French bistro never fails to delight. A great atmosphere, even greater wait staff and outstanding food makes this a consistent favorite for brunch, lunch, dinner or just catching up with a friend over a good glass of wine and appetizers. What makes this even more a pleasure is that you're sure to bump into someone you know. Watch for seasonal dishes. In the warmer weather, the outdoor dining is a must.

Mon Ami clearly prides itself on providing a delicious, diverse gluten free menu. Ask for the gluten free bread with warmed olives on the side, which is the best I've ever had. And the choices for safe dining are nothing short of extraordinary. The filet is always fork tender and well-aged, the chicken grandmere is heart-warming with its braised cipollini onions, bits of thick bacon and mushrooms, and the steak frites is wonderful. Silly, but the shrimp cocktail is one of the best in the city!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The food we've ordered each time we've eaten here has been very tasty and satisfying. Kudos to the staff for their attentiveness and to the chef for accommodating my dietary allergies. The restaurant is also so convenient as a place for lunch just before or after going to the movie theatre next door. However, keep in mind, though, that, if you polan to eat here later in the day, it would be wise to make a reservation in advance, as it is a popular restaurant and there might not be an available table.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good little french resturant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

have been there several times. I prefer the lunch menu and was disappointed that I was unable to order the salad at dinner that I had at lunch time. We arrived around 4 and the lunch menu options were no longer an option.
Love sitting outside when the weather is nice and we had great servers each time.
I believe that the kitchen could be a little more accomdating with the menu options. We specifically went back for a certain salad and were told we could not order since it was the dinner hour.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food and service with reasonable proce”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Cant complain of anything.
Best place for family gatherings.
The experience will be good for all ages.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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