Most of the good restaurants where my cousin La lives are in Reston Town Center. I’ve already eaten at The Counter and Pitango Gelato and the next place she brought me to was Mon Ami Gabi.
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro serving quiche and crepes as well as steak frites and other popular French fare.
The plates of the day are for dinner only.
We went to Mon Ami Gabi wanting a light lunch. I chose a croque monsieur or in plain English, a ham and cheese sandwich. La couldn’t imagine why on earth I would order an ordinary sandwich for lunch. I love sandwiches. Even in Manila I often brown bag a sandwich for lunch.
I took one bite of the open faced sandwich and groaned. It was so freakin’ good! Thin crunchy bread topped with country ham and melted salty, nutty Gruyere cheese. It was the best ham and cheese sandwich I’ve ever eaten. I let La try it and she agreed.
Croque Monsieur $8.95
My sandwich came with a generous amount of very thin cut fries. Naturally, the best sandwich came with the best fries too! It tasted like a cross between thick potato chips and fries. I couldn’t stop munching on them.
La had the seafood crêpe. That’s all the seafood you see in the picture. The sauce was very rich and savory and went well with the seafood and crêpe. The only problem was that the crepe was filled with peas that seemed like it came straight from a bag. La said the other crêpes on the menu were better.
Seafood Crêpe $11.95
Mon Ami Gabi menu (click to enlarge)
Mon Ami Gabi
11950 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 11:30am – 3:00pm
Mon – Thurs 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat 11:30am – 3:00pm
Sun 10:30am – 3:00pm