Chef Geoff's Downtown
Perfect Location!This was my first time at Chef Geoff's. We went there because we were going to a show at the Warner Theatre, Saturday!
The restaurant was right across the street from the Warner and less than a block from the parking garage. Perfect location, great food and ambiance, made for a FABULOUS NIGHT OUT!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful waiter whoHad a wonderful waiter who served our party of 9 in the back room. It was quiet as a result of being there during theater time so we really got so much attention. Food was very good as well!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceWe had dinner on a Friday night. The party included two children and a baby. The staff was extremely nice, efficient and accommodating. We had a wonderful time and will probably be back.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA classic place for a decentA classic place for a decent and reliable lunch that doesn't require an expense account or annual dues. Perfect in its way.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRefuge in a stormDespite torrential rains outside, the atmosphere inside Chef Geoff's downtown eatery was animated and cheerful. The salads and seafood were fresh and prepared well. Friends from out of town thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were pleased especially to find such a good eatery just around the corner from their hotel.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, go there!I brought my wife and teenage daughters, we had a fantastic meal. Fried oysters and the best pork roast / chop that I have had in a long time. One daughter had the scallop salad, the other had a buger, both were delicious. My wife ordered a pasta dish that was unique, there were no leftovers.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Nth Visit!We have been to this restaurant so many times that we can lost track and we will keep coming back. The service is outstanding and the food is great.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeWe were visiting from Boston and saw this online. We lives the menu'a diversity. Food was fabulous and service great! Would definitely recommend6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT PLACE FOR RELAXING LUNCHWAS AT CHEF GEOFF IN DOWNTOWN DC. LOVED IT. HAD A QUIET TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE RESTAURANT WHERE NOISE LEVEL IS WAY DOWN. GREAT SERVICE AND THE SIZE OF THE LUNCHES WAS ENORMOUS. YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE TUNA MELT. OUR GUEST AT LUNCH TOOK HOME HALF FOR HIS DINNER. WE ARE COMING BACK HERE.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food for lunch andExcellent food for lunch and a great place to hold business meetings. Always a pleasure to dine at Chef Geoff's.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurantWe went there to celebrate my son's high school graduation. The food was excellent and the service was great. We had a lovely time.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently impressiveI've been back numerous times to bring others to enjoy Chef Geoff's. this past time a coworker who is from the South said that the Shrimp and Very Gouda Grits was the best she had ever had...anywhere!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerMy husband & I won a raffle that included a complimentary dinner for 2 (2 apps, 2 entrees & 2 desserts). Upon making the reservation, I made the hostess aware of this & I also mentioned it to my server. I was expecting mediocre service along w/a special menu, since our dinner was free. It was quite the opposite. Dinner was fantastic & the entire staff couldnt have been friendlier. We left our server a 30% tip based on what our entire meal would've been.
Chef Geoff never disappoints.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Special OccasionsMy friends and I ate here before prom one Saturday night. Making reservations for a party of five in advance was definitely worth it since they were able to get us to our booth as soon as everyone arrived. The service was respectable and overall a good decision.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great, theThe service was great, the people were very friendly and before we could finish eating our bread, they appetizers were at the table. before we could finish the appetizers the food was here - so the wait time was a plus that we didnt have to wait.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a Business LunchFriendly welcoming staff seated us quickly. Service was friendly and efficient, and did not have to wait long for our food. Great selection of food and drinks on menu.
Seated in a booth, great for business discussions5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - great locationMy daughter and were looking for a good restaurant near the Warner theater as we were a ttending a concert there that evening. Very good meal and atmosphere. Waiter was attentive and gave good service.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb ServiceConsistently good -- both the service and the food. Enjoy going for lunch.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmmmmHad the fried pickles & garlic fries & shrimp/grits .....all delicious.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprisedOur first choice for brunch was completely booked. We wanted some place walking distance to the museums (National Gallery) with easy parking on a Sunday. This was a great location for that. The brunch portions were a good size but not overwhelming. Prices were comparable to higher end brunch places we've gone to. The server was very pleasant. Out of town hotel guests should consider this vs their hotel restaurants. Better food and service for same money. Chef Geoff''s formula for all his DC area restaurants is always well executed.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSat us in the closed in patioSat us in the closed in patio area. Was disappointing but the food was good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Great food, great service, good atmosphere (not overly loud), very accommodating to large groups, nice location, etc. I would highly recommend this restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcoming environment to visitorsGreat find in a very central location .the menu was very diverse and interesting .they were extremely welcoming to our party .5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for all sorts of occasionI have enjoyed many romantic dinners at this restaurant, as well as meetings with colleagues after work. It is perfect for lots of different of occasions. I highly recommend Chef Geoff's.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchWe went for brunch and my husband is all about the buffet brunches. This was plated and he loved his food. Everyone at our table liked their food including my two children who are under 6. They ordered from the kids brunch5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to High Expectations!I have always heard great things about the Chef Geoff restaurants, and was not disappointed! Mother's Day dinner was fabulous, service was great and overall a wonderful experience. We will be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent!Chef Geoff's for a post-graduation lunch, great food, and our servers were excellent. The food is as usual, great and fresh, with seasonal shifts and twists. I love it every time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA constant gem!I am a frequent diner at Chef Geoff's Downtown. The dining experience is always outstanding -- and most enjoyable. The service is always phenomenal and the food is excellent. I am a loyal customer now!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch spot for a groupWe had a great brunch here. The menu was diverse enough that everyone was able to find something that they liked, and the portions were good. The gouda grits were among the best grits I've had (the portion was very generous, too). The one low spot was one of our party ordered a soda that did not come out with the other drinks, and had to ask two additional times for the beverage before it was brought out (about halfway through the meal).5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe food and service were great, as always. I've dined there a number of times, and never been disappointed. I would recommend it to anyone looking for good food and drink with a good variety on the menu.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Work EventsHad a nice going away lunch for 8 and was able to get in and out within an hour-great service and good food. More vegetarian options would be nice, but they have a bean burger as well as pizzas. Look out for early in the week specials on food all day (and happy hours the rest of the week). Overall a very solid neighborhood choice for a sit-down restaurant. Happy hour can be very crowded but they have good food and drink specials.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were looking for a restaurantWe were looking for a restaurant downtown at the last minute, and Chef Geoff's was able to accommodate us -- which turned out to be a wonderful find. The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. We were most pleased with our dinners and will be back.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy Chef Geoff's,We really enjoy Chef Geoff's, but this time we happened to come for brunch on a Sunday morning after the Nike Women's Marathon. STAY AWAY when this place is crowded. My family and I had to yell at each other (literally) to be heard and it was horrible. We were tucked in the little back room where noise bounces around like none other. Next time I'm going to request that we not sit in that awful back room.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Cheff Geoff's and I definitely plan to return. The service was excellent (from the reservations desk throughout), and we received our food and dessert swiftly. The quality of the food was fabulous! I don't remember the waiter's name, but he was excellent! You can share this comment with him by tracking the servers on Friday, April 26th. My reservation was at 12:30 p.m., and we were seated at table 10. KUDOS TO CHEFF GEOFF'S!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great! Our waiterFood was great! Our waiter didnt even say hello just asked what we wanted. He made us feel like we were inconveniencing him.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has been a while sinceIt has been a while since I was at Chef Geoff and I was very pleased. They gave us a requested "quieter" table for our group of 5, service was perfect, food delicious. Everyone was very satisfied. Will go again soon.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat before theatre dining.great before theatre dining. while they forgot our table was there at first, they made up for it with attention later and got us out in time for the show. i do really like this place.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery crowded on a SaturdayVery crowded on a Saturday night but we had made a reservation so no problem being seated shortly after we arrived. Portions are very large so the excellent soup and entree (shrimp and grits) would have been plenty. But we also ordered the Mediterranean Trio appetizer which was almost a meal in itself. Service was good at first but then slowed a bit as the restaurant became more crowded.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time visitingThis was our second time visiting Chef Geoff's Downtown. Our 7:45 reservations were promptly honored and we were seated in a nice, intimate booth. Our host didn't provide a drink menu, just a minor misstep to begin, but it was easily overcome when we mentioned it to our waitress who arrived within 2 minutes of our having been seated. I opted for the Vesper Martini (gin, vodka, lillet blanc, lemon zest), which was really refreshing. We were a little disappointed that the menu hadn't changed much in the year and a half since our last visit, but we enjoyed everything we had. Caution to those looking for a leisurely dining experience: the kitchen closes at 10PM--by the time we were ready for desert at 9:50 we were pushing it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatTis is the 4th time we have eaten in Chef Geoffs and its always been a great experience, service is impeccable, food is awesome and its a great place to dine before or after a show, easy parking. We will be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual the food was veryAs usual the food was very good and convenient for the show at the Warner. However, it felt rushed by the wait staff to get folks in / out quickly; presumed this was due to an expected crowd but still it was not conducive to a relaxing meal. Yes, we will return but hope it will be a bit more leisure.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot bad, good menuOverall OK. We probably didn't order the best food choices, so the food was ordinary. The menu had a variety of options. Service was great t the beginning and then then the restaurant was busy, it was not very good. Would go back to try again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was excellent.Our experience was excellent. Our server Josh was knowledgable and attentive. He asked if we were attending a show after diner and receiving our affirmative reply Josh ensured that our meal was delivered at an appropriate pace (we had an early reservation) but that we were finished at just the right time. The food was excellent. Calamari as good as I have been served in New England. The Saffron Risotto and Sesame Encrusted Tuna were prepared to perfection. We tried Geoff's riff on "Pimms Cup" and that too was most enjoyable. Going to the Warner Theater or another nearby venue? Try Chef Geoff's Downtown for an excellent pre-show meal.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMrecognized we were meetingrecognized we were meeting for a quiet business lunch, the hostess seated us in the quiet room, the waiter paid close attention to the pace comfortable to us, each course arrived efficiently exactly as ordered, food was hot, tasty, and as envisioned, drinks were replenished as needed and appropriate, and the price of the experience was right4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dinner and brunchEnjoyed a wonderful brunch. I've had dinner - super there, too - and now brunch. Terrific restaurant. Great food and service4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was somewhatOur experience was somewhat limited as we stopped in after a theater show and only had a quick late dinner. The menu is perfect for that as they have everything from light appetizers to salads and sandwiches to full entrees. We chose to have just an entree. We had the chicken and the duck entrees and both were excellent. The service was excellent although we had limited meals. We were treated as well as if we had chosen a four course meal. We were very impressed for our first time and look forward to visiting again,4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for brunch. It's menuWent for brunch. It's menu not buffet which we
prefer. Food was good- served with mini muffins
and fruit plate. We also enjoyed a mimo
and bloody mary. We left full and would go back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNormally I've been there forNormally I've been there for the happy hour specials which a amazing but if you want a guaranteed great dinner I'd definitely recommend chef geoffs. Their menu has a wide variety of dishes that it's easy to please everyone.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and they were very quick. We said we were running late and they brought our food very fast.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Poor ServiceAfter an afternoon at the National Theater we enjoyed our food and the ambiance at Chef Geoff's. However, the server seemed indifferent, disconnected and uninterested in our needs or experience in the restaurant. There were no errors with our order, but the whole experience was off because of his attitude. Not something I would want to repeat. Yet I'll go back to the restaurant, the menu was extensive and there are more wonderful sounding dishes I would like to try, but I will not sit in his section. The dishes we did have, the tuna appetizer, garlic steak frites, wild mushroom ravioli, and the jumbo shrimp sandwich were all very good. We did reluctantly leave an 18% tip, because we felt it was the right thing to do.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM