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Chef Tony's - Bethesda

1477 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipDCEater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

vipmaarmian (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

Food was excellent. One of the best sauce I have had in recent months

vipqwerty (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2016

Avoid the chain restaurants in Bethesda. Chef Tony's has better food and is a great value.

Portia (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2016

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!

Jimmy (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 6, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

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!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Were there as a family on vacation, but there were others enjoying each others company as well.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2016

Our Japanese guests and we were very impressed with the food, wine recommendation and slightly jovial service.