When you visit Chef Geoff's in Washington D.C.., you will quickly find out why it was voted Diner's Choice by OpenTable in 2016. This is just one of six restaurants opened by namesake Chef Geoff since 2000. Whether you choose to dine in the bright and cheery dining room or the outdoor patio, the highly trained staff at Chef Geoff's will ensure you have the best dining experience possible.
The extensive menu created at Chef Geoff's showcases unique dining options you won't find anywhere else. Appetizers such as spiced plantain chips, grilled asparagus bruschetta and crispy brussel sprouts will prepare your palette. Bacon and bleu cheese mussels, wild mushroom ravioli and madras curry chicken are just three of the choices on the entree menu. If something more classic is to your liking, stick with standards, such as steak, pizza, or a burger. No matter what you choose, disappointment is not an option.
One of the last nights for Chef Geoffs and thank goodness. Thought I would visit an old favorite one last time, but what a terrible mistake. Service was awful (never received bread or refilled water, took forever to visit our table), they were out of a lot of things or didn't have certain things properly prepared (wines chilled, etc), and there was some loud argument between wait staff and some diners (just awkward). Had been an old standby. Now I'm glad it shut down. Won't visit other locations.
The soon-to-be shuttered (due to downtown redevelopment) Chef Geoff's had several things going for it: a central location, an attractive dining area, and the ability to serve people reasonably quickly for a business lunch or a pre-show meal. These were all in evidence at our recent lunch there.
Great food has never been a hallmark of Chef Geoff's. And at lunch, the cooking was not bad -- my fish tacos were reasonably tasty, and the accompanying plantain chips were quite good. But the tacos had neither the flare or authenticity of something that would be served by a real tacqueria, nor did they have they creativity one would expect from a chef-driven establishment. They were good enough -- but priced fairly steeply per bite.
We sat in the enclosed patio area, lacking any ambience.
Otherwise, the food was great!
Love this place for a before-the-theatre meal. Consistently interesting menu with excellent service. New favorite cocktail - the Hibiscus Royale. My steak frites with arugula salad was delicious and my companion's short ribs were perfectly fall-apart tender. Portions were generous so we didn't have dessert but the coffee was a great end to the meal. We will be back.
Very nice quiet dinner. We took our 11 year old and would recommend this restaurant to any family looking for an upscale but not too stuffy place for dinner. Food was perfectly prepared.
we had a large group and received amazing service and ---as always---very good food. Excellent for a business dinner.
I ordered a spinach salad and all they left behind was the cellophane. Nothing else to the salad - it was really substandard. No thought to food presentation. There were three of us and none of the food looked appetizing. Very disappointing. Best thing about the restaurant was our helpful waiter.
This restaurant is ideally located across the street from the Warner Theater and around the corner from the National Theater. It is a great place to have lunch or dinner before or after a show. The food was good and considering the location the price was very moderate. I highly recommend it and will definitely go back.
First they accidentally cancelled my reservation - but the hostesses were very good about getting in touch with me and making me aware of what happened and fixing it. So great customer service on that end. Although for the most part the food was good I was disappointed with the Chicken Fajita soup. Basically all broth. Almost no chicken or tortilla's. Maybe I got the bottom of the pot. Also we were unable to get desert due to the very bad time management by the server. I also never got the handmade soda I ordered which is supposed to be a house specialty. The server took almost 15 minutes to greet us and made many mistakes. I have 20 years experience in the restaurant industry to include 10 years in management. I understand that new servers can make mistakes. I do not expect a restaurant at this level to be hiring inexperienced servers. The manager when he did his table touch did offer to rectify the soda and dessert situation however we needed to leave to make our show at the National Theater, so I declined. Overall not impressed with my first experience there but would be willing to give them a second try.
We went to Chef Geoff's before a show across the street at the Warner Theater. This was one of our first nights out since getting married. I noted it when I made our online reservation. The restaurant took note and brought us two free glasses of champagne! The food was good and unique, though very expensive for the small portions. Our waiter must have been overwhelmed because he only spoke to us once. The rest of the time, we needed to stop one of the other waiters if we needed something. He was always very helpful and happy to take care of us. I hope he got the tip! All in all: Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good location, but a bit too pricey for the food.