This is not your neighborhood French restaurant. Make no mistake about it, this is a chain restaurant. Therefore, the menu is not at all creative; they are just trying to give you a sampling of an American tourist's favorite French dishes. And the decor is really a canned version of a traditional French brasserie. The tiled floor and the loud jazz soundtrack make it difficult to carry on a conversation or hear your dining companion (this was a Sunday night). Having said that, the food is really very good and the service is excellent. Among the starters, the baked goat cheese and the chicken liver mousse were standouts. For the main course, the beef Wellington, the fish of the day (barramundi) and the duck were all excellent. The only thing that was sub-par were the frites (fries), which was surprising, considering steak frites is one of their specialties. The frites were limp and thin, nothing like the firm, crisp fries one remembers from France or Belgium. But everything else was delicious and I would definitely come back. Next time, I'll try to come on a quiet night.
If you own or manage Mon Ami Gabi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.