mon ami gabi

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amoreeeeeee. Luckily you don’t have to travel too far to see the Eiffel tower because there’s a mini one located in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Right near the front entrance of the Paris casino, you can find a cute little French bistro “Mon Ami Gabi”.

Their website describes the restaurant as “honoring classic French cuisine, Mon Ami Gabi redresses traditional French gastronomy in our quaint Parisian bistro, devising fresh takes on classic fare”.

My mom and aunt told me we used to go to this restaurant when I was younger, but I honestly don’t have a clear recollection of it. So my aunt decided to take me back to try it for an early birthday celebration dinner and I decided to go again a few weeks later to introduce my friends to the ambiance.

The hours for Mon Ami Gabi is:

Sunday – Thursday 7 am – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 7 am – 11 pm

Breakfast is served from 7 am to 11 am, lunch from 11 am to 4 pm, and dinner from 4 pm to closing.

Both the times I’ve been here recently were for dinner, and I had a recommendation to try to go there earlier for dinner or at a bit of a later time to sit on the patio since they don’t do reservations for patio seating.

And trust me, you want to check out the patio seating. Although it can be quite noisy due to the Las Vegas traffic from both cars and pedestrians, at least you’d get a bit of a show from the Bellagio fountains during your dinner.

My recommendation is to ask for a table that is not too far off in the corner because you could only see a fraction of the show or you could be stuck in the corner with the heating lamps that reek of propane.

Okay, on to the good part. The food!

Honestly, the Cheesecake Factory has been too good to us that sometimes whenever I go out, I expect some restaurants to bring us a little something for us to munch on. And when walking through the restaurant to find our table, I noticed almost everyone has a french baguette on their table.

Little did I know, you’d have to pay for that french baguette. I mean it wasn’t too pricey — $2.95 for a French baguette, sweet cream butter, and carrot amuse-bouche. Nothing too crazy, but I would rather get free bread.

Now let’s move on to the entrees I’ve tried:

My grandpa got the seared salmon served with asparagus and crème fraîche-sorrel sauce. I think this dish was pretty good! It wasn’t anything too crazy, so I’d rate it an 8 out of 10.

I ordered from the prime steak frites section which was pretty cool because you get to choose what kind of sauce you’d like: maître d’hôtel butter, brandy peppercorn sauce, or classic béarnaise sauce. I chose the peppercorn sauce which was the Steak Au Poivre and it was served with their signature hand-cut frites.

I ordered this dish both times I’ve been here and thought it was good both times around. The only inconsistency was the fries. One time was saltier than the other but other than that it was still good! I mean, of course, it’s not your Wolfgang Puck or Ruth Chris’ type of steak but it was still good! I just have to prepare you that the steak is a bit thinner than I’m used to, but it was made deliciously nonetheless. I’d rate it an 8.5 out of 10!

Last but not least for the entrees, my aunt ordered the Prime Burger & Frites which is 100% source verified, family-farmed brandt beef with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cornichons, remoulade sauce, brioche bun, and you get the choice of jarlsberg, brie, or blue cheese. I got to try a bit of it and it was pretty good! It wasn’t dry or anything! But I don’t know, I wasn’t too crazy about it either, so my overall rating is an 8 out of 10.

Since it was a birthday celebration dinner, they gave us a free profiterole filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with homemade double chocolate fudge. I’m not a big fan of cream puffs, but for profiteroles? Count me in! It was so good, I’d give it a 10 out of 10!

Overall, I’d rate Mon Ami Gabi an 8.1 out of 10!

Would you come to check this place out? What would you try?

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