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
240 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (163)great for outdoor dining (157)great for lunch (97)great for brunch (90)fit for foodies (78)good for groups (63)kid-friendly (57)vibrant bar scene (39)special occasion (33)notable wine list (24)hot spot (17)romantic (14)scenic view (10)late-night find (7)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious, unique, special
    NutsyandTrigger
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. My party particularly enjoyed the unusual mix of ingredients. We felt that it was a real "find" and look forward to going back frequently. It was slightly expensive, but worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Please note that the only section I accurately filled out is section 4. The rest is simply to allow for submission. Please do not include them in the rankings. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place, great food
    Rula
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very relaxed ambiance, excellent and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kingbVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Now that warm weather has finally arrived, this is our favorite place to eat outdoors. The menu is diverse, innovative and consistently good. My designation of the noise level as being "quiet" refers to outdoor seating; inside, not so much. But wherever one sits, the food will be great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at Chef Geoff
    acorn
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I like the shrimp caesar salad but 5 shrimp is skimpy. Add more and charge more if necessary. The salmon caesar is a huge slab of salmon - there should be some parity between the two salads. It's time to refurbish the restaurant. It looks tired and appears dirty, even if it is not. It really is depressing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The new salmon dish was not good nor was the rice and bean side. Salmon used to be Chef Geoff's highlight; sorry to see that it has deteriorated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 169 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1729 reviews are from the Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) reviews archive.
  • Always worth it!
    starvinmarvin
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We always have a great experience at CG's. The filet mignon was excellent, and the Very Gouda Grits were a terrific pairing. As usual, enthusiastic, attentive but unobtrusive service. If you're claustrophobic, the space inside is tight, but the outside dining area is huge and spacious. Our favorite "go to" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eating at Chef Geoff's
    4201cathedral
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    All of us were totally satisfied with the meal we were served the other night. I had the spaghetti and meatballs. My friends had the CG Burger and the Mushroom ravioli. The service was outstanding even though the restaurant was packed full. I was very impressed with everything that night. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    It was extremely busy on Sunday night, and the wait staff was "jumping." David, a relatively new waiter was excellent, despite the crowd and some challenging customers at the table next to us. It was late, and each of us just had a main course, and we shared a dessert. Two of us had the special Black Cod entree, and I had the regular tuna entree. While I have no problem with "rare" tuna, I don't like it when it is literally cold, which was the case. Fortunately, the soba noodles were so hot, the fish was warmed somewhat by the noodles under it. I don't think I've ever had this problem before when ordering tuna at Chef Geoff's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CG delivers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    First time at CG New Mexico Ave. and found the food to ne as good as the downtown restaurant. The service was efficient and prices reasonable. The large outdoor seating, and easy parking are added bunus. The brunch menu could be expanded a bit. I know Chef Geoff can create some extra delicious dishes. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Geoff's delivers great food.
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was my second visit of the month, and once again, the menu was extensive enough to suit everyone. The fish tacos are excellent, and this time, my dining companion had the chicken wings appetizer and the cheeseburger. We were both satiated and happy. Despite several children seated adjacent to us, we were able to have a long conversation, until the last group came in. The service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation weekend:busy
    LMAPA
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Understandably, the restaurant was busy because of the number of graduations in town..service was good for food but the bar was super slow getting us a bottle of wine that was ordered well before dinner and we had to ask for it after the meals were served...and it even took time for it to arrive, even after asking. Disappointing given the reputation of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistency is highly underrated
    DHofAlex
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We love Chef Geoff. My girls and i get together once a month on a Monday nite. This monday we sat on the patio and enjoyed the sunset specials. Yes price went up but still a great value. That and half price wine enables us a great place to reconnect every month. Meals are great, staff is great. We change spots occasionally but always come back to New Mexico ave. Thanks for your consistent great dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch - Evolving Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Chef Geoff's is a great place for good food in a friendly atmosphere. I visited the New Mexico Ave. location on a crowded spring sunday for brunch and my party of 5 was seated immediately and served by attentive and friendly waitstaff. Brunch for 4 with apps and alcohol - $150. Well pleased. I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre mothers' day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    resting on its reputation, this restaurant was disappointing. Food only adequate and not worth the outing. Sitting on the outside deck was lovely, and serving staff was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate