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Chef Geoff's Downtown
Chef Geoff's Downtown

Chef Geoff's Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chefgeoff.com
  • Email: info@chefgeoff.com
  • Phone: (202) 464-4461
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Santos Fuentes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Private Party Facilities: Staging a star performance? Cast Chef Geoff's Downtown as your partner. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our two private dining rooms seat up to 48 and the entire restaurant can be reserved for as many as 300 guests. For more information please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster at party@chefgeoff.com, for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Foster (202) 706-7326
  • Special Events & Promotions: Chef Geoff's Downtown is host to numerous wine dinners and beer dinners throughout the year. To receive information regarding our next special event sign up for our newsletter at www.chefgeoff.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on 13th between E and F streets
  • Public Transit: Metro Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is self parking available in 2 garages located next to the restaurant.
A word from Chef Geoff's Downtown
What better place to be, than three blocks from the White House, walking distance from the Mall, across the street from the Warner Theatre, and right in the heart of Downtown? For over 8 years, Chef Geoff's Downtown has happily served Capitol Hill, theatergoers, business brokers, neighborhood friends and D.C. visitors alike with our New American Cuisine. Our expansive menu is designed to please. Enjoy 1/2 Price CG Burgers and $8.95 Pizza Pies during our phenomenal happy hour. Join us every Sunday for Brunch and every Monday for Half Price Wines. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! Chef Geoff Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great location! We were happy to stop at Chef Geoff's for lunch. The menu had many great choices, the staff was friendly and our food choices were tasty."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My friends and I ate at Chef Geoff's Saturday night before attending the Capitol Steps, just a block away in the Ronald Reagan Building. There was a good variety of items on the menu so everyone could get something they wanted. The waiter was helpful in making recommendations. And, the food was amazing. Really exceptional food. I also appreciated that when we made the reservations we could indicate that we would be attending a show. We were seated immediately and had no problem getting on our way in time. We look forward to going back for another meal there."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had the Calamari and fish tacos. The calamari was fresh and cooked well. However, it could have used some salt and maybe a dash of lemon. The fish tacos were just so so. The fish and salsa were fresh, but not overly flavorful. On the other hand my companion had the Lamb Kofta and said it was fantastic, well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The service was good, but not great. The one thing that bothered me the most, is how many menu items they were out of. I wanted to try the Mescal Mule, but they were out of Mescal, they were also out of the beer my companion ordered. In fact after the beer, the waiter, made himself a list of all the items they were out of, so that he could check the list as we ordered our entrees. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a late lunch at Chef Geoff's downtown location on April 19th. I was hoping for a bright location and was disappointed at how dark the restaurant is....since it probably used during the week for business lunches, it would be a great location for that kind of lunch. We had the hummus appetizer. The baba ganoush was pretty good but the two hummus choices were nearly runny in consistency and the pita was nicely seasoned but too oily. We had the Reuben sandwich was happily was served with a salad instead of french fries but the sandwich was soggy and very greasy. We did enjoy the Chef Geoff's Amber & the Redbridge lager but we could have had a meal of the same quality at Ruby Tuesday or Applebees. Disappointing."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Been there before and things that were once good were not what we remembered. Things were overcooked, oversauced, bland. Service was inattentive. Dessert donuts were bright spot."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed a memorable dinner this past Friday night at 6:30 PM for 5 adults, 2 older teens. Extensive menu items to choose from. We had fitness nuts and picky eaters at our table, they were all very pleased! Looking forward to the next time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have eaten at Chef Geoff's many times and it is usually outstanding. On this evening, several of the entrées were just not quite up to Chef Geoff's usual excellent standards. The service was great and the dessert (cheesecake) was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I found Chef Geoffs online, sounded great and had options for the whole family for dining! We arrived to friendly staff, great service, a great meal and a wonderful way to wrap up our first night in DC! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great spot for a lunch group and the staff is ALWAYS over and above - love this place right in the center of everything!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "on a very warm night the ac was not apparently working - hostess and waiter not particularly welcoming or attentive my fellow diners and I did not care for the appetizer recommended by the hostess - there was a wide variety of choices on the menu but none were all that appealing"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great dinner before we walked across the street to the Warner Theater for a concert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was really very impressed with the food. They have some unusual things mixed together that compliment each other very well. The goat cheese and beet ravioli in butter and onion was excellent. Great mix of flavors."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant as it was directly opposite the Warner Theatre and we had tickets for 8pm show. We got in at 6pm, they were very mindful that we had a show to go to and made sure our food was prompt, but not rushed. The meal was delicious, from appetiser to dessert. The waiter was fun and made the evening even better. Parking was next door and only $15 for the evening. Lovely ambience. We enjoyed a wonderful meal, and show afterwards and would recommend this place, especially if you have something to see at Warner Theatre."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As a D.C. resident, I had heard of Chef Geoff's but had never been. We had out of town guests and wanted to take them to a downtown restaurant after a stop at the Hotel Washington's rooftop bar. I selected Chef Geoff's based on the reputation and location. It was a hit! Our guests said it was the best meal they had had on their visit. We will go again even without out of town guests in tow."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was really fantastic! Service was great and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone. Family friendly as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The bar is always mobbed, the food is always spot on and the ambiance gets you ready for your evening. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The perfect place to enjoy dinner before a show at the Warner Theater! You and your special someone can enjoy a fantastic meal and drinks. When showtime comes along, simply cross the 13th Street and you are at the Warner!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If you use opentable to search for brunches in DC you'll find that this chef geoffs does not provide service as advertised - no jazz band, not fruit starter, no bread starter, and very poor brunch portions! Love the chef geoffs in Rockville so thought this would be great but was sadly let down - our waiter was so slow to service (he only had 3 tables?!?), we had to repeatedly ask him for drinks and was shocked how long we had to wait when there was little to no one there - definitely don't need a reservation if you decide to go because there's no one there - definitely not a brunch seen and will definitely not go back - if you dare to try for yourself beware! #worstbrunchspotindc"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Chef Geoff's is a great place to go before or after the Warner or National Theaters. We have never had a bad meal here and their drinks are fantastic. We had pre theater dinner reservations but due to all the traffic from the Cherry Blossoms, we were very late. We called ahead to let them know we were running late. They were very nice about it and very accommodating and saved our table for us. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had the tuscan style muscles and they were absolutely amazing. A must!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My business guest and I were initially seated near to the bar area, which is an open corner of the restaurant. The noise level at 7 p.m. (apparently still "happy hour") was deafening! (Later that evening, on our way out, the noise level had returned to conversational.) After moving to a table farther away, we had a very enjoyable dinner. Service was professional: friendly and polite, but unobtrusive. This was much appreciated as we had several items to discuss that evening. The menu is broad with many interesting choices for a return visit. Our dinners were quite good and nicely presented. I definitely recommend Chef Geoff's and shall certainly return... but only to a table at the opposite end of the restaurant from the bar."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I totally enjoyed my dinner at Chef Geoffs. The menu was varied enough to please everyone in our party and the prices very reasonable. The dinner salad was just average (basically lettuce and dressing with a few pistachios thrown in) however the trout, crab cakes were excellent. Service and atmosphere were excellent."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Easy place to drop in for good food, reasonably priced in relaxed and low key atmosphere. Has the feeling of a neighborhood pub."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Husband and I went for happy hour. The bar was really full, but hostess helped us grab a table to eat. The party seated next to us was very loud. But the happy hour burgers and drafts were good. Table service wasn't the best in the bar."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had a great time at Chef Geoff's after the Cherry Blossom run on Sunday. The omelettes were amazing!! The bloody marys and mimosas were awesome too. We loved our waiter/bartender Sean. He was so much fun. We can't wait to return to CG for brunch or even Happy Hour. Thanks! We will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Chef Geoff's at 13th Street is in a great location for visiting museums and the mall before sitting down for a wonderful meal in sophisticated surroundings. I have eaten at the 13th Street location numerous times and have never been disappointed. The service is always appropriately attentive and the food arrives in a timely manner. The calamari appetizer is crunchy just enough and the sweet potato fries were a big hit at our table of six. The menu has a wide selection, and out two teenagers had plenty of choices to please them. Overall, this restaurant provides very tasty food at good value prices. It's sophistication without being snobby. Always fun to eat at Chef Geoff's."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall food was good except the coconut shrimp which cut up pieces of shrimp sprinkled with coconut flakes. The waiter was horrible. He barely opened his mouth. No enthusiasm and the host never acknowledged that it was my hubbys bday which I put in opentable.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Love CG's for preTheatre dinners. Food and service are excellent and consistent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A group of us met here to catch up and eat. The service was outstanding...our waitress explained things well, made outstanding recommendations, and was attentive. The food was tasty. It wasn't "WHOA...the BEST," but very good. The menu had a great variety. The main-course salads were very tasty and filling. Both ravioli dishes were tasty but not over-powering. Both the salmon and the rockfish came with sides that complimented their flavors well. The desserts were very well-sized and rich, without being over the top. My only complaint is the noise level. SO LOUD. There were only six of us, but the folks on the ends missed half of the conversations. We all had to speak with raised voices...which only exacerbated the issue. I'd go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Beet & goat cheese ravioli were what I ordered and I enjoyed it tremendously - it's a fantastic dish, complemented with a light, creamy sauce, sweet onions and some kind of nuts. My friends had similarly delicious, unique dishes."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was good but service was very slow. Place was NOT crowded at all, but our waitress barely ever came to table. Needs a little more training I guess."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The waitress was attentive but not overbearing...super polite!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation for 5 @ Chef Geoff Downtown this past Saturday. We were sat right on time and were promptly waited on by our fabulous server! The selections were plentiful and enjoyed by everyone. Entrees were above average by the best by far were the desserts! Chef Geoff's employess a pastry chef and it's very clear in both the selections and the quality of the desserts served. We enjoyed a selection of house made ice creams, the donuts and the flourless chocolate cake- all magnificent! Even my daughter's brownie sundae was superb! Great location right downtown across from Warner Theater. We'll look forward to returning in the future"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Chef Geoff countless times and I will say that I am always amazed at how wonder my meal is! I had a few friends visiting from out of town and they really enjoy the place. Our waitress was also very nice went over and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our meal! My favorite dish is the Wild Mushroom Ravioli which is just so delicious! While I did find myself a little disappointed that the menu had not been updated in while, I think I would be more devastated if I couldn't order any mushroom ravioli."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Proximity to parking, theaters, and the Mall with all the museums make this a convenient stop for lunch and dinner. The noise level makes the restaurant less attractive for a quiet night with friends, but fine for a meal before a show or after a day wandering the museums. Geared toward a lively, younger crowd who doesn't mind the noise level. Food was fair to good. It's prime attraction is location."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My mother and I had a great brunch before a matinee at the theatre here. I'm still copying the brie stuffed french toast for my friends to rave reviews. We had good old world type service and the bar was busy at 11:30am. I would go back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The food is excellent and it's super convenient for a Warner show. The waitress we had a attitude and was rude. Other than that, it was great"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have been to Chef Geoff's on many occasions and each time the food and service has been exceptional. This time was no different. We opted for a small plate approach and ordered multiple appetizers and side items. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and offered good insight regarding our food choices. The calamari, mac'n'cheese bites, and crab cakes were all flavorful and exquisitely prepared. As far as the sides are concerned, be prepared for sharing. The broccolini was crisp and fresh, while the very gouda grits was bursting with lumpy cheese goodness. Any time we are in Penn Quarter, Chef Geoff's is great stop for lively atmosphere and amazing food!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was an ideal place for 4 friends coming from 4 different locations to meet for lunch. We tried different dishes, and everything was very good. The wild mushroom ravioli and mussels were especially tempting."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We went to the Theatre and then to Chef Geoff's for dinner, it is right around the corner. Perfect location and great food, for the adults and for kids."
    Dined on 2/9/2014