French food at Mon Ami Gabi on the Las Vegas Strip

Mon Ami Gabi viewed from the Las Vegas Strip
Mon Ami Gabi viewed from the Las Vegas Strip

In Las Vegas? Are you craving casual but delicious French food with a cool patio? Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is the place to go.

I would have never visited Mon Ami Gabi had it not been for my friend, who raved about the place for its food and relaxed environment. He told me that Mon Ami Gabi was different and not like the other pretentious and overpriced restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. I’m glad I believed him.

If you have walked by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, you have passed by Mon Ami Gabi. I have walked by here many times and have yet to enter the restaurant.

The patio out front, with its green exterior and bright red awnings, is hard to miss. You will find the restaurant next to one of the four legs of the replica Eiffel Tower.

Arrival at Mon Ami Gabi

Given its location, Mon Ami Gabi is quite popular with foodies, locals, and tourists. On the weekends, the place can get busy. Fortunately, reservations are accepted, but only for inside seating.

The outdoor patio seating is first come, first served. On my visit on a Saturday around noon, the wait for the patio was about 30 to 45 minutes. Since you are on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, you can easily find plenty of things to do to waste time until your table is ready.

Interior of Mon Ami Gabi

Interior of Mon Ami Gabi
Interior of the restaurant

Walking into the restaurant for the first time, I noticed a rather dark and intimate bar area. A little worried I was underdressed, I continued and emerged into a rather large and boisterous dining area with towering ceilings and ample natural lighting.

The ambiance was casual but upscale. You will find white tablecloths but without the attitude.

Outdoor patio at Mon Ami Gabi, Las Vegas
Outdoor patio with beautiful views of the Las Vegas Strip

When I visited during the day, things were slightly more relaxed. You will find all sorts of people enjoying a nice meal, from the well-dressed in suits to families with kids making a mess to tourists enjoying drinks in shorts and a t-shirt on the patio.

At night, though still casual, I assume people would dress slightly more classy than during the day.

Mon Ami Gabi Menu

Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas menu
Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas menu

The Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas lunch menu was separated into sections of hors d’oeuvre (appetizers), fruits de mer (seafood dishes), entrées, les salades (salads), steak frites (steaks), crêpes and quiche, and burgers and sandwiches.

There was also a limited brunch menu served only on weekends. The menu included eggs benedict, fruit salad, french toast, fruit bouquet, corned beef and hash, muffins, and coffee.

Petite Salad Maison

The Petite Salad Maison with a side of lemon-dijon vinaigrette
The Petite Salad Maison with a side of lemon-dijon vinaigrette

The meal started with the Petite Salad Maison. You had mixed greens topped with red and yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, celery, and cucumbers for this salad.

As the name petite implies, the salad was small. However, while small, it was fresh and bright, with each ingredient complementing the other. The greens were fresh, the cherry tomatoes sweet, and the onions, celery, and cucumbers crunchy in texture.

My favorite part of this salad was the delicious, sweet, tangy lemon-dijon vinaigrette served on the side.

In the end, while simple, I found the salad fresh and colorful, though overpriced for the size.

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Corned beef hash and eggs
Corned beef hash and eggs

I love corned beef. With a limited brunch menu, I was delighted to see Corned Beef Hash and Eggs.

The dish featured two over-easy eggs over a pile of corned beef topped with fresh herbs, a small grilled potato, bread, and hash browns.

The components were simple yet delicious without being too fancy. The eggs, slightly runny when I cut into them, were cooked exactly how I ordered. The corned beef was extremely tender, smoky, and slightly salty. Just how corned beef should be. The bread was warm, thick, and basic.

Strangely, one small piece of a grilled potato was on the plate. Though delicious, I wish it included a few more pieces. Potatoes aren’t that expensive.

On a separate plate to the side was a small serving of hash browns. The top layer of these square-shaped potatoes was crispy and brown. Just below was a soft layer of warm shredded potatoes.

Ask for a bottle of Tabasco hot sauce for some added flavor and heat. I won’t give away the surprise, but wait until you see the size of the bottle of Tabasco.

Chicken Liver Mousse Pâté

The Chicken Liver Mousse Pâté with a Burgundy red wine mustard
The Chicken Liver Mousse Pâté with a Burgundy red wine mustard

I’m not a fan of anything made with liver, especially chicken. For unknown reasons, I decided to order the liver. I thought Mon Ami Gabi could prepare the dish better than other places.

Taking a chance, I ordered the Chicken Liver Mousse Pâté with a Burgundy red wine mustard, olives, and cornichons, a fancy name (that I had to Google) for pickles.

The first thing that caught my attention was the portion size. I was kind of surprised with how much pâté was on the dish. Usually, I love huge portion sizes, but with the liver, I was a little less than thrilled.

When I think of liver, I think of gritty textures and intense, earthy flavors. The liver flavor of this pâté was quite mellow, making it much more enjoyable.

The texture of the pâté was incredibly smooth, rich, and creamy. Make sure you spread some of it on the crispy slices of toast or, better yet, on the fresh and warm baguettes brought to the table.

Mix the pâté with the spicy Burgundy red wine mustard for a little bit of sweetness and heat.

Sample the small assortment of crunchy pickles, pearl onions, and olives to the side for a much-needed texture change. The saltiness and crunch of the vegetables worked well by complementing the rich and smooth pâté flavors.

In the end, I enjoyed the chicken liver mousse pâté. Am I a fan of chicken liver now? Nope. But I would order it at Mon Ami Gabi again and recommend you do the same.

Seafood Crêpe

The Seafood Crêpe topped with scallops and shrimp
The Seafood Crêpe topped with scallops and shrimp

Next was the Seafood Crêpe with scallops, shrimp, peas, and a cream sauce.

The presentation was fantastic and colorful. On top of the savory crêpe was a creme sauce topped with two seared scallops, three perfectly cooked shrimp, cabbage, and peas.

The crêpe, though savory, soft, and creamy, was forgettable as all I wanted to put in my mouth were the scallops and shrimp.

The scallops were perfectly salty and seared beautifully. I wish that there were more scallops on the plate.

The shrimp, though basic, were large and cooked correctly. I would order the dish again just for the scallops and shrimp.

Though basic, the cream sauce was rich, light, and creamy, complementing the seafood well.

On top was a small cabbage salad, which added a crunchy component and texture to the dish.


The service at Mon Ami Gabi was friendly and prompt, and everything arrived correctly. The highly trained servers were around when needed and knew when to back off when you just wanted to enjoy your meal. Drinks were also promptly refilled without asking, a sign of excellent service.


  • Outdoor patio offered great views of the Las Vegas Strip
  • Reservations accepted for the main dining room
  • Bloody Mary bar
  • Great for big groups
  • Fancy dishes in a casual environment


  • Outdoor patio can get busy on weekends
  • Reservations were not accepted for the outdoor patio
  • Limited brunch menu


Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

4:00 PM – Close


3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
GPS Coordinates: 36.112889,-115.172534



Last Updated on April 17, 2024