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Chef Tony's - Bethesda

1477 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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Chef Tony's in Bethesda, MA features classic, home-cooking inspired Italian fare that also blends some flavors of the Mediterranean region, too. Visitors will enjoy lots of seafood options, tapas selections and even a bit of Indian spice.

The menu options include a seven-course tasting menu, a three-course prix fixe selection, happy hour dishes, brunch, lunch and dinner selections. Menu selections at Chef Tony's in Bethesda include such unusual finds as roasted carrot soup and a filet mignon satay. There are daily specials that will usually feature paella and the freshest seafood, meats and ingredients. Ideal anytime, Chef Tony's in Bethesda is a must try destination.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: MONDAY - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Sunday Bottomless Mimosa Brunch Menu: 11 - 3pm, Dinner Seating until 8 pm.

Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.

We have the availability to rent out the entire restaurant for private functions, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners or corporate affairs. Contact Chef Tony to work out a menu and arrangements to fulfill your needs.
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Phone number
(301) 654-3737
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Marciante
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Private party facilities
We are available for your special event needs to any degree desirable. Create a custom environment with light, sound and other sensory changes to create a unique look and feel. Booking our the restaurant can provide you and your guests with a most unique experience.
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Private party contact
Tony Marciante: (877) 755-4639
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Reap the benefits of 24 years experience offering catered events from the staff of Chef Tony's. Anything from a backyard barbecue to the most upscale wedding can be planned with ease and within your budget. Our catering division has over 20 years in the industry providing upscale but affordable options. Allow our Chef owner to guide you to a great menu to complement your event including the availability of a full wine and bar service to complement your event. Download a helpful checklist at
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Cross street
Old Georgetown Road
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Parking details
Ample parking across the street in public garage offering pay by phone (setup ahead) (quarters accepted and happily provided at our bar) as well as street parking available on St. Elmo. Easy front door drop off directly at our curb for guests needing special access. Wheelchair accessible from curb.
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Public transit
Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
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Our restaurant features occasional live events including Poetry Reading, Jazz Music, Comedy Nights as well as Morning Business Leadership Breakfast Meetings. Contact Chef Tony if you have interest in working with our restaurant to feature your meeting group or offer your live entertainment suggestion. We provide complimentary WiFi and are happy to work with you to meet your needs and budget.
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Special events & promotions
Any kind of event we can imagine, we make it happen. When other facilities give you a book of rules, room charges and other constrictions...see Tony for a quick and easy booking process. We're in the business of hospitality and can plan an event quickly.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathiK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

The food is awesome, happy hour an affordable treat, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. There is a back area for larger parties.

vipOneWeekCloser (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

Chef Tony is a true chef and it's a pleasure to walk into a restaurant, see Chef sitting down and then see him get up to go to the kitchen when you place your order. It's truly his spot and the weekend brunch menu is plentiful - and available until 3pm on Sunday. I was there with two friends and we all ordered omelettes - one friend asked for some adjustments to make her selection all vegetarian which Chef Tony happily obliged. I had a chorizo and caramelized onion omelette and our third friend had an omelette with crab and asparagus - all delicious.
I always enjoy a meal at Chef Tony's!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

All the ingredients were fresh in every course, including the drinks! The trout and chopped salad were delicious!

vipLove2Dine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

Favorite seafood restaurant!!!! Can never have it to often.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Chef Tony's was outstanding. They have an absolutely great menu - dishes exceeded expectations. The seafood was fresh and superbly seasoned. The appetizers could not have been better - only wish we had left room for dessert!

MRRMLBN (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

I must admit I am a Chef Tony's groupie. You can never go wrong with this quaint, fun, yet quiet restaurant. The food is always VERY fresh and creative. The portions are generous. The staff is attentive and Chef Tony is dedicated to ensuring a grand experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

not a very nice interior so would not recommend to friends or family

vipDaveN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Had to plan a last minuet dinner with the family and found Chef Tony's. The place was a true neighborhood restaurant. The food was fantastic as was the service

vipLove2Dine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Consistently always delicious. A true hidden jewel in Bethesda.

JeffreyD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

Excellent food, attentive service, quiet side room - perfect spot for a date. Nice bar in the front and bigger room in the back for parties of 4 (or more). Will definitely go back for any occasion that justifies a nice meal out.