Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chefgeoff.com/
  • Phone: 2022377800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jerome Sharpe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Think of a reason to party and we can make it happen. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our private dining room has its own bar and seats 65. Our patio offers unique outdoor space for entertaining groups up to 200 in the spring, summer, and fall. Please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster, at party@chefgeoff.com for menus and details.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Foster 2027067326x
  • Special Events: Chef Geoff's hosts a variety of wine dinners, beer dinners, an annual Oktoberfest, and more. We can offer the perfect venue for either personal or corporate entertaining, and accommodate groups of all sizes. For more private party information contact our events team at 202.706.7326 or email our Event Director Amy Foster at party@chefgeoff.com.



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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nebraska Avenue
  • Public Transit: N2 & N6 & N8 buses
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Monday - Friday before 5:00pm: 50% validation for the first two hours. All other times complimentary.
A word from Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Come enjoy our Contemporary American Cuisine, casual sophistication, and generous hospitality! For over ten years we have been the quintessential neighborhood restaurant in Washington DC. Chef Geoff’s offers everything from fresh day boat scallops, seared tuna and steaks to great burgers, pizza pies, salads and sandwiches in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Chef Geoff's also features some of DC's best outdoor dining. Enjoy our phenomenal happy hour specials like 1/2 Price CG Burgers and $8.95 Pizzas or celebrate Half Price Wine Night every Monday. Enjoy Sunday Brunch with classics like Eggs Chesapeake or Steak and Eggs. Cheers!
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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (154)great for outdoor dining (139)great for lunch (86)fit for foodies (75)great for brunch (71)good for groups (57)kid-friendly (56)vibrant bar scene (42)special occasion (37)notable wine list (23)hot spot (18)romantic (15)late-night find (8)scenic view (6)Show More
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    absolutely great food. wonderful first date location - not too pricey but not cheap
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wunnerful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    great food, wonderful service, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Regular Stop in the Neighborhood
    AmyH
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Chef Geoff's on New Mexico Ave. is a neighborhood hot spot. Regular customers seem to frequent this tried and true venue. The service was very friendly and the food was served in a timely manner. The decor needs a bit of updating, but this did not deter from the menu offerings which are plentiful and could satisfy almost anyone with food restrictions. The sweet potato fries were delicious and a must try at your next meal on New Mexico Ave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    AndreagpnVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always a great go to place for reliably good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Tanner20
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was the best meal I had in a long time. I had the penne pasta with sausage dish. It was the best dish of this kind that I have had recently. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly as I has the chance to taste that as well. The wine list was excellent and the coffee was very good as well. From start to finish this was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great after work meeting place
    frankie64
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Reliable and tasty place to meet up with a group of friends. A little noisy, but the menu is good and the appetizers are varied and tasty. Our waiter was super young but excellent. Overall a great, reliable place, would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Every Time
    Fixo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our daughter is a Senior at American University and over the last four years we've been frequent visitors at Chef Geoff's. Then food has always been terrific and the same goes for the service. Restaurant management clearly is focused on quality because this place seems to be in a continuous improvement loop. We haven't seen and big menu shakeups, rather new items get introduced and less popular ones fade away. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The beer menu is awesome--and our waiter was very knowledgeable--provided great recommendations! Although my daughter will graduate soon, I'm sure we will find some way of returning to Chef Geoff's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a good time
    Paul
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We made our reservations using OpenTable. We had to update them twice within an hour of our reservation. (The OpenTable mobile app is great.) They had the updated reservation in the computer when we got there. We were seated immediately. The service was fast. The restaurant was not as full as it usually is so it was relatively quiet. The fried calamari, curry chicken, scallops, and lemon tart we ordered were outstanding. This was exactly what we were hoping for when we made our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jojoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful food; great service. A little loud as there were many children there for Sunday brunch. Too bad parents can't control their kids, but not the restaurant's fault.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty meals had by all
    sslambie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our group of 9 enjoyed dinner at Chef Geoff's last night. We had pasta, burgers, tuna tartare, scallops and steak, among other dishes. The service was pretty uneven, though, with a long wait between appetizers and main course. Then another long wait between ordering dessert and seeing it on the table. We weren't in a rush, so it was fine. Everyone was pleased with their dishes, both adults and kids. If I could make one suggestion it would be to liven up the dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch no jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The guitarist was "too expensive" we were told. Without the live music the place was just ordimsry
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Outstanding fried green tomato BLT at an outside table on a gorgeous day
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so good
    darkandloud
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was tasty and the service was good. BUT, the light level at our table was terrible; two guest had to use a flashlight to view the menu. Comments to what seemed liked managers about the lighting got brushed off. The place was full and quiet noisy. Ball game on TV was part of the problem; temporary due to playoffs by Nationals! Overall the ambience was not conducive to fine dinning or the ability to have a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    BillieJoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place continues to amaze me. Business events, quiet dinner for two - everything is perfect. Parking near; creative and delicious menu which constantly changes to peak your interest. Great service which sees your reason and adjusts timing accordingly. Wish we had one in Gainesville VA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Al Fresco
    ChinaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A beautiful autumn day to eat outdoors. Very good burgers and crab cake sandwich. Excellent service. A favorite spot for lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service and delicious food
    BoscoramaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We ate outside and enjoyed a beautiful day. Our server was attentive and was able to accommodate my dietary preferences. We were joined by a wasp from time to time, as we head into fall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All enjoyed a pleasant meal
    BebopVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    There's nothing that will wow you, but each meal was well prepared, well presented and enjoyed. Reliable and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot near American University
    Fixo
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've dined here a number of times,usually taking advantage of the "Sunset Special" which includes an appetizer, main course and dessert (limited selections) for a reasonable price < $25... The food is great as is the atmosphere. Usually the service is terrific, but this time it was fairly slow and inattentive. This was the first time we ate outside, so maybe that is the difference. Previous visits we had impeccable service, so I will consider this visit an outlier. Although the Sunset Special used to be a great deal, they have recently increased the price which in my view makes it less attractive. In the future I will likely just go for the entree and pass on the appetizer and dessert which I don't usually have anyhow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DgrellbvVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Beautiful afternoon on deck, good food, great service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always perfect
    BillieJoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great space to know that everything will be perfect - great Bacon Bar - great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    kingbVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Chef Geoff's Sunday Brunch is about the best in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mistake on the order
    FLCarolVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the first time we have ever, after 20 or 30 times, had a mistake on the delivery of an order. When we pointed it out, they first tried to fix it by keeping food hot in the kitchen. The sauce congealed and the food didn't stay hot, so we complained, and they re-made the dishes. They couldn't have been nicer. They also offered free dessert and coffee. We were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our neighborhood go-to
    Brandy12
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food, has really improved since the days we used to take kids here. A little loud especially by the bar. Had our book group here-had to wait for a while despite reservations but once we sat down our server was lovely and food was good-no complaints from group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues Good
    Eatitall
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Nice spot, interesting menu. Honored reservation, immediate seating, service attentive. Good evening overall plus convenient parking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing...
    8outVA
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Drinks were good. Service was fine. The great disappointment was the food. My husband had tomato watermelon gazpacho which was bland and too sweet, followed by shrimp and grits (nearly $30.00). For that price, the dish should have soared. Instead, it collapsed under the weight of too many ingredients piled on a mountain of soggy grits. My salad was over-dressed with vinegary dressing, and too peppery. The worst dish was my crab cakes. Since crab cakes are listed in 3 places on the menu, I thought they ought to be decent. Although advertised as lump crab, there was nary a lump to be found - just shredded crab with lots of filler and no taste. If you are going to spend this much money, there are far better places to go than Chef Geoff's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    CsealsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We brought our daughter and some of her college friends for a fun and festive meal. Everyone enjoyed their entres and we would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done New American Cuisine
    Bennett5115
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nice wine list. The Bacon Bar menu was fun. The shrimp and grits were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good lunch
    MorrVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Lamb kofta with hot pita and onions and feta and couscous..and whatever it is that I might have left out! generous proportion of berries and mascarpone. Iced Coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    SplinkyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We return to Chef Geoff's regularly because the staff are welcoming, the service is consistently solid and the food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Lovely dining and friendly wait staff. She must have been quite busy as it took a long time to get a drink order through. The venue could use some air conditioning. Lovely food and very nice ambience. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There were so many great choices for dinner we all had a difficult time picking our order.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diappointed
    LesTVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have eaten here many times before and enjoyed both the food and the service. However, tonight I experienced perhaps the poorest and most irritating service I have ever experienced in any restaurant. (If I have received worse service before, I have mercifully forgotten it.) There was a very long wait (15+ minutes) after we were seated until someone noticed us and brought a menu. We asked for bread and butter. It was very slow in coming - did not arrive until after we had our entrees. We had to prod the wait staff to provide dessert. Finally the most irritating thing, with every delivery being slow, we had to repeatedly defend our meals against staff who wanted to take our plates away before we were finished.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CE20016
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a pleasant neighborhood restaurant with a nice terrace for outdoor dinning, and a history of fine, but not spectacular, food. Good news: the food seems to be improving based on our most recent dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    AUparent
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First time visitor and was very satisfied with the experience. The menu had a good selection of meats and pasta dishes and some veggie selections. Nice assortment of beers and wine. Bar was active with TVs showing pre season football. Well worth the visit and I would definitely come here again in the future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for all eaters
    beekVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I chose the restaurant because it has an extensive gluten-free menu, and one in our party had a gluten allergy. Also included in our group were two 12-year-old boys who can be picky eaters. The boys loved their steak frites and burger, and the gluten-free eater loved the beet salad and mussels (made gluten free by excluding the bread that normally comes with it). My risotto was great and the non-gluten free eaters enjoyed the plantain chips. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, including advising my friend about the items that could be made gluten free even if they weren't on the gluten free menu, and she also helped us select a couple of great cocktails. Everyone was pleased with the restaurant choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Careful
    YUMMYTUMMYVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chef Geoff is an neighborhood restaurant with OK food and always spotty service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    CPAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chef Geoff's is always good. I had the swordfish and brocolini. Although both were good, the chef overdid the amount of brocolini. I would have preferred less brocolini and add a starch. Also, we were there for evening dining and sat outside. While it was delightful, they really need to add lighting. We had to use a phone to read the menu and see our food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    Danjenp
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Found via help as we were only in DC area for 1 night. Truffle popcorn to start was a unique way to start our experience but well worth it. We stuck to pizza and burgers for the most part but all were extremely tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kingbVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food is always excellent. Noise level is quiet in the patio, indoors, not so much
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I prefer outside dining there
    Arlingtongal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The noise level is moderate outside, but energetic inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate