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“Pretty good authentic French brasserie” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi
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Ranked #2 of 339 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: French, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wisconsin
Transit: Mon Ami Gabi is a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station.
Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews
“Pretty good authentic French brasserie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I was so surprised to bump into this restaurant right in the heart of Bethesda... I didn't realize it was a chain...first coming upon it in Las Vegas!.. it's an intimate space to meet friends for happy hour...the salmon sliders and frites are super. Parking can be difficult...

Visited January 2013
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My most favorite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Always in the bar area. service is unequaled; the food is prepared well--if it isn't Sean or Mark will return it.
The happy hour prices are great and drinks are fixed quite well and custom made

Visited February 2013
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Thank DonPlatt
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice and very bistro like restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Food is frnch and good; winecard is attractiveand service very helpfull and friendly. We spent a nice evening here. We came back, since the last time wevwere here we had the same experiance.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank PJ B
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Shanagarry
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the first Mon Ami Gabi we have been to and we now consider ourselves almost regulars to this French- inspired restaurant. The service is consistently good as well as the food. The staff is helpful with suggestions and it has a great wine list. Good to know is that you're never rushed;; that's a bit of European culture for you!
Atmosphere for a restaurant is always a plus and this one definitely has it. Though fairly large, one can always find a table tucked away, where if you choose, you can have a quiet time. The bar is a nice size and you can sit there with a drink before dinner, if you'd like. There's also in nice weather, outdoor seating in true cafe style.
Call ahead for reservations, otherwise you may have a wait since this is a popular spot for dining in Bethesda.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank PattyinIreland
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Stamford CT
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not as great as it could be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We hoped for a real taste of Paris here, but it was not to be. My classic onion soup was far from classic with its massive glop of unknown cheese sitting atop the huge bowl of just so-so broth in which blobs of soggy bread were immersed. My companion's fish dish was just OK, but bland. The wine and service (thank you, Bryan) were better than the food. This is one of a small chain of MAGs, and needs to get its act together.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Bern K
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