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.
The food is awesome, happy hour an affordable treat, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. There is a back area for larger parties.
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!
All the ingredients were fresh in every course, including the drinks! The trout and chopped salad were delicious!
Favorite seafood restaurant!!!! Can never have it to often.
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!
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.
not a very nice interior so would not recommend to friends or family
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
Consistently always delicious. A true hidden jewel in Bethesda.
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.
Really excellent, fresh seafood at reasonable prices every day. Good-sized servings make sharing always a possibility. The fresh whole trout and "Bethesda's Best calamari" are standouts.
The food was great, the waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and on point, the atmosphere was cozy, but not too close, we would definitely come back again!
I have been to Chef Tony's on several occasions. Now we had a relatively large group so there was concern about timing etc. The food was uniformly excellent and the service was spot on.
Everyone working there all have excellent customer service skills. Our waiter did a wonderful job in hosting all seven of us. He was very patient. And he makes a mean Lemon Drop! By far the best crab cake ever! Kudos!
My family visitied Chef Tony's for Mother's Day dining. Chef Tony's is a quaint and cozy little restarant in the heart of downtown Bethsda, that offers VERY tasty entrees of FRESH seafood. Everyone in my party tried a different Entrée, and were ALL pleasantly delighted! If you love fresh seafood and good customer service, this is the place to go!
this was an awesome meal i had never been before but went there with fiends from san Francisco ,they were so impressed . We tried an array of appetizers and entries great staff recommendations who were not afraid to make the call on one over another .Really impressed with flavors almost liked the plate s clean . great mohito and tony himself was super gracious
We are so glad we found Chef Tony's. We are so tired of the usual restaurant experiences in Bethesda, I.e. over priced, mediocre food, impersonal and perfunctory service. Chef Tony is the exact opposite of all that. Tony came out and introduced himself, gave us his recommendations, and was a really nice guy. Our food was excellent, prices were terrific, and service was prompt and thoughtful. It is a quaint little place, nothing spectacular, which adds to its charm. We were so pleasantly surprised and look forward to going back.
The seafood is very fresh, as good as the fresh seafood in Europe. We had scallops - huge, fresh, very tasty with a cauliflower mash. Very good. The calamari starter was fresh but a little too salty. Try the Moorenko ice cream - creamy and not too sweet - a pleasant surprise.
If you have a taste for FRESH fish---Chef Tony's should be at the top of your list! They only serve fresh caught fish, and never frozen. Chef Tony is always there and listens to his costumer needs. Every time I've hit Chef Tony's, he's always in the kitchen cooking up a storm with a great big smile! :D
Best crab cake ever!
This is the place for a wide selection of tasty, well-prepared seafood. I've gone there a number of times and always liked whatever seafood I happened to try.
The salads are great. Try the anchovy salad which is unique, Any fish dish is cooked properly. Don't hesitate to order the sin cake. A bit more reasonable than many upscale restaurants in Bethesda.
Food was excellent. One of the best sauce I have had in recent months
Avoid the chain restaurants in Bethesda. Chef Tony's has better food and is a great value.
Usually my daughter and I go over the bridge to celebrate her April birthday, but this year her schedule didn't permit the trip. So we met at Chef Tony's, in Bethesda, which is a half way point for each of us.
We had fresh oysters, cream of crab soup (her favorite); she had the scallops on the tapas menu and I had the crab cake on the lunch menu. The fresh vegetables were great, a mix of shredded zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots which actually tasted fresh, not frozen!
The server was just excellent; obliging without being obtrusive. The chef and the servers obviously work as a team! Even tho' it was a rainy day, we had a lovely time!
I enjoyed my food, but the restaurant really lacks a "complete dining experience." The space just isn't that inviting and the staff seemed distracted.
Chef Tony's has a tremendous ranking in Trip Advisor for restaurants in Bethesda. My wife and I ordered a bottle of one of their "interesting" wines - a French white and it was a nice surprise. We both had the cod stuffed with shrimp and scallops and it was mouth watering!! Service was very good.
There was no apparent host or hostess and so when you arrive hopefully a waiter sees you. This isn't especially professional or welcoming. Also we were seated in the very front of the restaurant which has no atmosphere at all. There's a small fish tank and a view of passersby on the street, but that's it. We didn't go back beyond the bar area which was just behind us, though obviously there is dining room seating back there which may provide a different ambiance.
We took our daughter to Chef Tony's for her birthday dinner . The food was fabulous. I can't wait to go back again and enjoy some of the other menu items that look so good. Great chef!
Were there as a family on vacation, but there were others enjoying each others company as well.
Our Japanese guests and we were very impressed with the food, wine recommendation and slightly jovial service.