Chef Geoff's Rockville
Good for lunchI had the Cubano sandwich. Really, half of it would have been more than enough food. It was very good as were the plantain chip that came with it. My lunch companion had the tortilla soup. She said it had a little kick at the backend, which she liked.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere, good reliableNice atmosphere, good reliable food, variety of cuisines.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch. DefinitelyExcellent brunch. Definitely going to try it for dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchMy son took me to brunch at Geoff's last Sunday. We were also celebrating his birthday. We were both very happy with the choice. The food was splendid, especially the beignets and the shrimp 'n grits. Service couldn't have been better-prompt, friendly, available and not intrusive. He lives in West Virginia and I live in Bethesda but we both said we would return and also recommend this fine restaurant to others.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGotta Go Back (Again!!)This was my third visit to Chef Geoff's, twice in Rockville, once on New Mexico Avenue. Always excellent food and atmosphere. Reasonable prices too; can't miss.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWill Return AGAIN and AGAINMy husband and I returned for our second trip to Chef Geoff's Rockville and were once again VERY pleased. Our service was wonderful, not too clingy, and not absent. He had great recommendations on menu items which we tend to rely on heavily as we are both indecisive with food options. He picks were delicious. I have never been unhappy with a dish from Chef Geoff's. Ambiance is clean, calm and fresh as well. We will definitely return AGAIN and AGAIN!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGem on the PikeThe diverse crowd on a Saturday night (old and young, families, girl's night out, dates) was a welcome surprise. We started with calamari and salads - the calamari was tender and lightly breaded. In fact, the kitchen prepares seafood with panache. I had the mussels in a thai broth, a refreshing change from standard broths. The corn accompanying the crabcake was in the form of a chowder. The ravioli stuffed with crab and shrimp melted in your mouth.
The wait staff accommodated some fussy order changes, and even the busboys fulfilled some special requests. We'll be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!The restaurant called to confirm the reservations and to see if there were any allergies or issues they should be aware of. I was impressed by the follow up. The food was awesome and the service outstanding. Definitely plan to return!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Little Restaurant!I have dined at this restaurant a number of times and the food is always delicious, the service is good (although not amazing), and the ambiance is energetic while at the same time subdued. Really enjoy this restaurant - just wish they would bring back the fried pickles!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect BrunchChef Geoff's Rockville location is the perfect place to enjoy Sunday Brnuch - great food and the service was very attentive!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable MealSimply put, my wife & I had a great meal at Chef Geoff's. We will come back, again and again !5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch an incredible experienceI have always enjoyed Chef Geoff's restaurant locations around the metro area. I dined at the Rockville location and had one of the best dining experiences I can remember. It was Saturday evening and from the moment we walked through the door, the staff was personable and professional. Our waiter, Benjamin, started off with such a vibrant passion about the menu, we all looked at each other and commented on what an incredible waiter he is. When he returned to take our order, he answered every question with a level of detail that you would think he was describing a fine painting. He offered recommendations that were outstanding. In addition, the food was amazing! Everything was perfect! I cannot wait to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly and accommodating,Very friendly and accommodating, including the availability of a gluten-free menu. Services is attentive with good listening skills..Ribeye steak was excellent as was halibut.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Salad & ServiceVery pleased with the grilled chicken salad. Server was very pleasant & attentive.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMImproved serviceThe food is amazing as usual! Waitstaff seems far more attentive than previous visits.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exellent, theThe food was exellent, the presentation was perfect, service was excellent and friedly4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience at Chef Geoff'sOur experience at Chef Geoff's was lovely for my dad's 70th birthday. The service was knowledgeable and friendly without being overbearing, and the food was delicious.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent,The service was excellent, at first we were concerned about the noise level because we had a hearing impaired person in our party but the design of the restaurant effectively absorbed the sound and made it easy to converse. Food was very good. We will definitely return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAt an early lunch, the fourAt an early lunch, the four of us were seated in the front room almost alone, and even when more tables filled the sound level was mostly low enough that my hearing aids worked just fine.
We all thought the food was excellent, especially the risotto, the crab cake, and the two desserts we shared. The service was not as fine--we were conscious at points of waiting for something or other, and the tea ordered with dessert by one of our group never arrived (but was at least not on the check). In the past, seated in the main dining area, I've found the service much better. The waitstaff may have been stretched too thin.
I wasn't dazzled by the selection of white wines by the glass, and thought $12 high for the soso chardonnay I drank.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only complaint was whenMy only complaint was when we initially arrived about 10 minutes early. The restaurant was pretty empty and we were seated at a small table with a protruding brick wall which made it very uncomfortable to sit since our elbow would hit the wall. I looked around and saw at least 4 other couples seated at bigger tables (that sat 4) and asked if we could sit in one of those and or even move down to the other 2 seater table that was near a window where there was more elbow room and was told by the hostess that those were for people with reservations. This really didn't make me happy since A. we had a reservation and B. even if we didn't, they shouldn't treat their customers that way since we are paying customers and spent more that $1004/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSat at a booth at the barSat at a booth at the bar and had fabulous food and service4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu seems to be a bitThe menu seems to be a bit pricey for what it is. Wine by the glass also is a bit pricey!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday brunchThoroughly enjoyed our brunch and our waitress was fantastic.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExpanding reservationStarted with a reservation for 5, expanded to 7, then to 8, all on the same day. The restaurant was extremely accommodating. The food was delicious and we were able to take advantage of the sunset special. The wait person was friendly, accurate and there when we needed her. Nobody was disappointed. We will be back again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressed a 13 year oldTook my daughter for her birthday. We eaten at one of the DC restaurants before and have always been impressed by their food and service. Received the same caliber of food and service here too. Would highly recommend. Calamari is excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant - enjoyedVery nice restaurant - enjoyed the food and service!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a lovely placeWe had a lovely dinner Friday night. The early bird special was very welcome with 8 people which we were treating. Have been here before and will definitely return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time dining at thisFirst time dining at this restaurant. Found it on open table. Food was very good. Cesar Salad was tasty although some may find the dressing a bit heavy. The halibut was outstanding, cooked perfectly with a very nice sauce. I don't typically eat desert but the Ricotta Donuts were tempting and did not disappoint. I also had the Lemongrass soda which was different and refreshing. The only negative was that the tables were extremely close together and the restaurant was loud. Not a place for intimate dining but the food is definitely worth returning for.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the hummus, baba ghanoushWe had the hummus, baba ghanoush and red pepper hummus. The pitas were thin crispy and nicely seasoned. I had the seasonal greens great flavor wonderful dressing. My sister had a Caesar salad with chicken. The chicken wasn't great; didn't seem to be very well cooked. She sent it back and asked for no chicken. The waiter was gracious about it. The salad was brought by the maitre d' who asked if everything else was ok. Overall a good meal, great service. We did notice that there was quite a bit of pork on the menu. The daily specials all had bacon in them, which for as culturally diverse area as Rockville, you would think they would realize not everyone can and likes to eat pork!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the early birdReally enjoyed the early bird special. Thank you
Wendy4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Chef Geoff's resturants!I love Chef Geoff's resturants! Service is excellent! Choices are varied and good! There is no rush and you feel very pampered.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere. Very friendlyNice atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Food was very good. Special three course meals for under $20 from 4 - 6 p.m. every day. Great deal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to Rockville, Chef Geoff!Went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Although we were all intrigued by the appetizers, we elected to forego trying them as the entrees were calling more loudly. We decided that we would return another time for drinks and appetizers. But that didn't stop us from sampling drinks on this occasion as well! The cocktails were all delightful creations with catchy names and creative combinations. For entrees, we had a variety, including steaks, lamb chops, mushroom ravioli and a seafood medley. Every plate was cleaned! Compelled by a birthday to end on a sweet note,we a slice of cheesecake, doughnuts and flourless chocolate cake. Looking forward to the return visit to sample those appetizers!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Catch of the Day!We had such a great time for my brother's birthday, that we decided to have my birthday dinner here too! They accommodated a table of 7 people, and they catered to us all night long. We love the menu, and they always seem to have a great special or catch of the day! I highly recommend this restaurant!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA great addition to the neighborhooA great addition to the neighborhood. Always good food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Chef Geof'sI have been to Chef Geof's 4- 5 times. The food is consisently excellent. The wait staff is very professional.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently went to Chef Geoff'sI recently went to Chef Geoff's Rockville with a group of 5. It was my third visit to the Rockville location; I've been to Tysons and Friendship Heights locations many times.
We sat in the front dining room area. Our waiter was quite friendly and helpful making suggestions on various items on the menu. I loved the noise level: enough to create a sense of enjoyment but low enough to allow conversation with normal voices.
We had shrimp w gouda grits, scallops with bacon bits with creamy risotto (with smattering of corn and asparagus), rockfish, and lamb chops. All were a success. I can't remember the name of the desert with it was Cherries something or other and it was delicious.
All and all, we had a great time.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat resto -- a bit pricey,Great resto -- a bit pricey, but is expected based on the amazing food, ambiance, and top notch customer service. Money is worth it at this resto. Servers are definitely attentive and curteous. Food was amazing, I can't say anything bad. the fresh fruit platter and mini assorted muffins was definitely a healthy treat. Definitely coming back again, but next time as a dinner date with hubby - possibly during lunch or dinner to try something different (we went during brunch).4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Rockville restaurantOur ultimate favorite in Rockville. We've been here so many times since they opened. We'll bee back again and again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOriginally i made a reservationOriginally i made a reservation for 5 people when unexpectedly 2 more family members decided to join up making a total of 7. I called the restaurant and they were able to accommodate our needs on a Sunday afternoon.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTops in RockvilleExcellent restaurant with an interesting and varied menu. Food is well prepared and the service is outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 5th visit since Chef GeoffOur 5th visit since Chef Geoff opened plus several meals downtown as well. Always good, interesting menu, well-priced.
Service is consistently pleasant & courteous. An outstanding feature of the restaurant. We've enjoyed all of our visits.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!Excellent service with helpful suggestions from our waiter Brandon who spoke with a nice southern drawl.
Wed and Thursday night Bacon Bar
The three standouts were the creamy pork sausage spaghetti dish- so good my husband actually closed his eyes in enjoyment and NEVER does that when eating. His bacon scallops were also quiet good and were served on a bed of asparagus corn risotto. The dessert, a cherry blossom tribute was a cherry streusel with pistachio ice cream garnished with pistachios.
on the pricier side of our dates but great for occasional dates4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall Birthday DinnerI took my husband out to dinner here for the first time for his b-day. The service and food were superb. From their new spring menu, we ordered the fried calamari and wedge salad for starters and the lamb chops and steak minuto for our entrees. We were extermely pleased with how everything turned out. Everything was tasty and prepared to perfection -- nothing was tough or disapointing at all.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGO!!1st timers- we celebrated our anniversary with such a great place. Had wonderful food. I'm not a grit lover & fell in love with the shrimp & grits. Spaghetti (with house made pasta) Fruitti de Mare was superb!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for an early lunch onWent for an early lunch on a Monday -- 5 adults and one 18 month old. Staff worked well with us to get in and out fairly quickly and were understanding of the needs of the 18 month old. We have never been disappointed by a Chef Geoff establishment.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Chef Geoff's for EasterWent to Chef Geoff's for Easter Sunday Brunch and had a great time. The beignets were as close to Cafe de Monde as you can get and the sausage gravy was incredible.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our first visitReally enjoyed our first visit to Chef Geoff's Rockville location. We'll be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Easter brunch andWent for Easter brunch and a good amount of food for the money. Wait staff was very attentive. Took my 3 year old and 1 year old and it was appropriate for both of them. Good children's menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Easter Brunch. PriceGreat Easter Brunch. Price was right as well - for $25 we had a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, coffee, juice, fruit plate and our main dish. Service was great as well. Highly recommended.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM