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“Great ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mon Ami Gabi - Reston

Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
11950 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5692
703-707-0233
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Ranked #7 of 130 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Library Street
Buffalo, New York
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193 reviews 193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Great ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is a great restaurant with wonderful ambience, extremely good service and above average food. Comparing it to the Chicago restaurant, I think this falls a little short but I would still recommend it enthusiastically. We had an absolute delightful waitress who had extraordinary posture employees.

  • Visited December 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
  • Spanish first
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English first
Everett, Washington
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great happy hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We love their happy hour! Bottles of wine are $16 and their onion soup is absolutely delicious at $5...all during happy hour 4p to 7p on weekdays. Great service too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and delicious food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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nyc
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“If you have a whole night to kill...eat here!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not much of a French Vibe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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