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
258 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (172)great for outdoor dining (167)great for brunch (106)great for lunch (98)fit for foodies (72)good for groups (67)kid-friendly (58)special occasion (48)vibrant bar scene (38)notable wine list (22)hot spot (19)romantic (17)scenic view (9)late-night find (9)Show More
  • 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
  • Joe1VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was slow this evening, but it was clearly a busier night than most Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service; Okay Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The waiter was attentive and diligently sent our special orders to the kitchen. The kitchen did not respond to our special orders. The waiter had the kitchen redo one of the orders. My wife let the second botched order slide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good outdoor seating, good service and food - reasonable price
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Generally very good
    KarenLR
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a standby place that is comfortable and good. I think the night vibe is different (more vibrant), but I usually come for brunch or lunch with my mother (who loves the place and is always treated very nicely). My food this past time was disappointing, but it wasn't bad -- just bland. I had the breakfast burritto, which not only seemed to lack the chorizo (like there was none), but it lacked any kind of flavor or spice. Nothing bad -- just not very good. This place is generally better -- and the service did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we were hoping for
    smarc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was very good, prices were reasonable and our waitress was cheerful and helpful. My only complaint was that, even with a reservation, we were seated in a back room that had no ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plea for less noise
    AuntieM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our dining experiences at Chef Geoff's have overall been very positive - a varied menu, well-prepared food, good service, and a nice wine list. The only negative has been the sound level in the main dining room. It may be termed "energetic" in the survey, but for aging "boomers" with some hearing challenges it creates a less relaxing ambiance. The exception to that was once when, because a rain storm closed the patio, the back dining room was opened up for regular restaurant seating. We wish it were available on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luncherVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love to go here to sit outside. Crab cake was all filler and very little crab. Server never ever refilled iced tea or water. But we keep coming back for the atmosphere....however, the food isn't as good as it used to be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE Chef Geoff's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had a wonderful experience revisiting the New Mexico Ave. location for Chef Geoff's. The food was fabulous - it was Restaurant Week, and we were all pleasantly surprised by the robust menu offered. We ended up taking advantage of the Restaurant Week menu, and all of our dinners were great! We sat outside - weather was perfect, ambience even better. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My lunch partner went to the other Chef Geoff's so was an hour late arriving. The wait staff were so kind to me even though the restaurant was packed. They never huffed or puffed or made me feel like I was taking up a valuable table. When we were finally ready we had good service and enjoyed our 3-course restaurant week dining. I had the kale salad, tuna burger, and mixed berries. All were fresh, well prepared, and very tasty! It was my first dining experience here and I will bring more people back with me - I will just make sure they know at which restaurant we are dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    HomerJ
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A summer rainstorm passed through an hour before we went for dinner. The early evening sun broke through, and they opened the patio and dried off the tables and chairs. A gentle breeze made it even more pleasant. Service was friendly and attentive. My crabcake appetizer was exceeded only by my partner's choice of artichoke. The entrees were spectacular. Prices are fair, and this is absolutely a neighborhood gem. The patio is also dog friendly, much to a joy of a little black schipperke, who serenaded us during dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level good outdoors
    Sabrina2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Inside it is impossible to hear or talk. Do not go if you plan to eat inside unless it is 3 pm. Food is good, service excellent if you get there early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shocking.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    the bus staff were flipping over place mats rather than cleaning or replacing them and brushing crumbs off the table with their hands. One bus staff person put someone else's dirty class on our table while he filled the water glasses of another table. Their uniforms were dirty with obvious food stains. Our food came out late and it was not the food we had ordered. the second attempt took even longer. Management made appropriate adjustments to our check but it was not a fun night out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent American food, great service
    JAWNPSVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service is consistently good. The food is slightly above average American fare. I give it 4 stars because everyone should be able to find something on the menu to eat (gluten free, vegetarians, etc.) which I like. And it's close to my home so it's easy to meet friends, etc. Also there's a lot of outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed!
    southernfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place never really disappoints. We went in for a light Saturday evening meal and sat outside in the lovely courtyard out front. My husband had a hamburger which was very good, and I had the caesar salad with the grilled chicken breast. The chicken was lightly grilled with a wonderful flavor and lots of freshly cracked black pepper. The service is always efficient and friendly here, and it is one of our favorite outdoor places in which to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Special a great deal
    BigeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our group of 4 (plus toddler) enjoyed the Sunset Special, a three-course dinner at a bargain price. Toddler had a kid's pizza, which was enormous. A great place for an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing meal & service
    SpaGirl54VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've eaten at both Cheg Geoff locations several times and this is the first time it was a disappointing experience. The service was off, meal slow to come out, never got our bread or water refilled. The meal itself was fine, nothing special. Fish Tacos were good, veal milanese was ok. I'm a loyal customer, I'll go back and hope this doesn't happen again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Neighborhood Resource
    FineNWResource
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Years' pleasures here stay constant. Calamari, other foods reliably very good. Seating locations in/out comfortable, pleasant. Special deal - evening burgers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • generally good meal
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    WE enjoyed a good dinner. Some menue items are better than others so you need to order wisely. Pre-6:30 pm dinner special is a good bargain. We go often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    DCnBack2VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and for the price, I just cant do it anymore. I am consistently disappointed by the food and the service. In this case location is the only advantage. I'd rather go out of the neighborhood than give them a 7th or 8th chance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Perfect Sunday Supper Spot
    happy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The place has a casual, but polished ambiance. It's upbeat. The food's good. Pleasant crowd. Off-street parking. Good mix of ages and, during the AU school year, there are students and families from everywhere. Service always reflects good training. Menu always is interesting. I look forward to Sunday nights there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    food was excellent but the server ignored the party informed management
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in Glover Park
    WW2OTVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Another great meal at Chef Geoff's New Mexico Ave. location. I love the charm of this location (I typically dine at their Tyson's Corner location). The food was great as usual and the service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    IzzyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Well,Chef Geoff's is a FAVE!! Every time we go there for brunch it is relaxing and the food is absolutely delicious. As it becomes busier it can be a little loud,but to me that is part of it's charm-it's lively!! It is a special place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7/12/14 Chef Geoff's review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Meal was good. Service was not. When I arrived, minutes after my friend, already seated, our waitress asked if I wanted a drink. I told her i did not, yet she 2ce more interrupted our animated conversation for a drink order. We had just buried our heads in the menus when she came by to try to take our order, paying zero attention to whether we looked ready to order. She forgot to bring bread. We were still sharing a delicious grilled artichoke when our entries arrived. The clincher was tea. I asked re herbal teas. She admitted she was new, went to check, & reported back: black tea, green tea and "herb tea." I politely noted that black & green had caffeine & asked her to ck again; she returned, clutching one camomile tea bag in her hand.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ndrob
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food and the service were great as always. Will definitely keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate for casual dining
    BigeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    As always, Chef Goeff's was perfect for casual dining. Good food and service, at reasonable prices. One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was poor and even though the restraunte was only 1/4 full
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Waitress needs more training. Her timing was not really in sync with us. Food was good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointed
    new2dc
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I am relatively new to the area and work down the street. I had a quest speaker speak at an evening class and wanted to take him to a nice dinner to thank him. Everyone highly recommended Chef Geoffs so I thought I would give it a try. While the restaurant was charming, the service was slow, the food was ok, and everything was extremely overpriced. Would not recommend unless you like paying a lot for mediocre food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great patio dining
    denny
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The Sunset Special is a great deal. Now that the landscaping has grown, the patio is wonderfully cozy and secluded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our servers were more focused on watching the world cup than filling our drinks and getting our order out. We repeatedly had to ask for our server to come to our table. I've dined at the Pennsylvania Ave Chef Geoff's and enjoyed it very much, but, I will not be coming back to dine at this specific location.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant
    NYLOVERVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch in the outdoor cafe of the New Mexico location. It was lovely sitting there and the food was great, as usual. We will certainly be back many times again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent good food, good service
    DCeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a lovely time last Friday evening with a party of four. The host was absolutely phenomenal in going out of his way to update us on our table (we had requested patio seating and only had to wait five minutes for the table, but he kept checking in on us to make sure we were ok). Our waiter was also super - very knowledgeable on the menu and just the right amount of interaction. We've had a good meal here many times and it is always nice to see consistent good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and ambiance were great! I loved that it was close to American. We lost our parking ticket and the staff was very accommodating. We loved the tuna soba noodle dish & fish tacos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably just a bad server
    CCBC
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    For the first time in a long time, we left disappointed. It took 10 minutes for the waitress to come when we first sat down. Then we waited for every step thereafter. The food was decent, but not to the level that we usually experience here. Hopefully, it was just the waitress and not a larger trend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be going back again and again
    KellieG
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great first time visit. Was doing a test run for a private event we will host there in September. Was not disappointed. The food was outstanding - and very generous portions. The beignet's were delicious. Summer Sangria was a great refresher to the delicious food. Was not disappointed in the crab benedict. Can't wait to share this find with my friends in September.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun brunch
    neighbor
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was very good and the setting wonderful on a lovely summer day. It was a family occasion, and the outdoor space was perfect for our little granddaughter to run around on the patio (outside the dining area) when she got tired of sitting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch
    BoscoramaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had terrific service on a very busy Friday and a very tasty lunch. The food is always excellent and they will accommodate my dietary needs. I did note in my Open Table reservation that it was a business lunch and timeliness of getting in and out were important to me. The waiter we had was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    DCfoodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My dining experience at Chef Geoff's was fantastic! Caleb R, our server, really made the evening special by offering helpful suggestions and being so very attentive. Our questions were always answered, and our glasses were never empty. For service alone, I would recommend Chef Geoff's. In addition, the food was also spectacular, and I will be returning to try more of the entrees. Finally, though the weather was taking a turn for the worse, the outdoor, patio area served as a delightful dining environment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.