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Mon Ami Gabi

7239 Woodmont Ave. (Bethesda Ave.) Send to Phone
A French treat in the Maryland suburbs.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Mon Ami Gabi, Bethesda, MD

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Mon Ami Gabi Restaurant Review

: Ah, such a find. Such a French treat! This Bethesda eatery has become the coolest, hippest setting in the Maryland suburbs, and finding a seat is more than a challenge, it may well be an impossibility without a reservation. If there is a line mid-afternoon, patient would-be patrons must dream of the steak and frites to come, with a sturdy red wine and profiteroles for dessert. Unless they opt to sit at the bar, they might need to dream for some time yet. But, once seated, what a feast: A French bistro that serves rugged, peasant-like and rather lusty meals. Don’t-miss dishes include the very rich, cheese-encrusted French onion soup and the steak frites that comes in four versions, and we recommend the steak Roquefort moistened by about a pound of melted butter and the same of melted cheese. Other choices include crêpes and quiches, roast chicken, salads, oysters of the day, and the staple favorite Trout Grenobloise, but the general emphasis is on food of the common man served with great joie. Come. Eat. Enjoy.

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