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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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luv2dine (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 3, 2013

someone needs to give chef ramsey a call...

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2013

Have been to Chef Tony's a few times and have found the food to be terrific every time. The menu is never the same but the selection is always appealing. On this visit, however, the service was very disappointing. We were at our table a full 1/2 hour (not exaggerating) before anyone came to take our wine order. At that point, we quickly put in our food order as week, not wanting to risk another wait, and our food did come out promptly. But it did seem like our waitress was very overwhelmed, and her attention to our table was lacking.

I would go back again. Food is very good. I am assuming that this was an off night (Tuesday at 7:30), but a red flag on this visit.

vippresto (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 28, 2013

Great experience with excellent service. The wine list is great as well.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2013

Chef Tony is a great guy. He attends to his guests and his food is always delicious and fresh. We go often for a comfortable atmosphere of just a carefully prepared seafood. Highly recommend!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 25, 2013

The meal and ambiance was excellent. Chef Tony personally greeted guest and made everyone feel welcomed and at home. Although quaint, Chef Tony’s is perfect for a first date, or a gathering of friends.

1017 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 24, 2013

The waiter was very attentive. The food was not outstanding and the interior was not welcoming.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2013

My husband and I tried Chef Tony's with a GROUPON for brunch. It's a small neighborhood restaurant that you wouldn't look twice at from the outside. However, inside it has simple decor, small table settings for up to 4 and its very quaint. The dishes were simple and cheap; I had steak and eggs with very well-seasoned potatoes, and my husband had Texas french toast with eggs and bacon and mimosas. We may go back to this spot if we're ever on that side of town again.

vipIrnie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

Emphasis on fresh seafood has made this one of our favorite places to visit in the Bethesda area.

vipAndreaK (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

Had our 3rd or 4th meal here and really enjoy the food. In general, I find it well-prepared and really like that the salad (I had the fresh achovy salad with greens) isn't too small and "nouvelle" in size. Will definitely be back!

BBBB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

Our third meal at Chef Tony's - Always Great

Marlee (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2013

We love Chef Tony's. Great, fresh food, good service, great prices....what more could you ask for??? We have dined at Chef Tony's before and have never been disappointed!

Tony grows his own mint for Mojitos in the front of the restaurant.

Mimi (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2013

Scallops were outstanding so was the Oyster salad.

vipKjl8 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2013

Salmon pasta was not good. Too much garlic! Way too much sauce and a first timer in my group will never return!

camnianj (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2013

My husband and I went for our anniversary. Everything was wonderful. Very low key but a great way to spend the evening!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 16, 2013

Had 6:15pm reservations and was not seating until 7pm. Took another half an hour to get the appetizer. Main dish delivered (and not all at the same time and there were only 3 of us) 7:45pm and we had to leave by 8pm. Got dessert to go and still haven't eaten it, so just like never getting it. The appetizer - mussels and calamari were both delicious. The main dish fish (catfish & sole) weren't great and both filets had bones. I'm aware that it was the last day of a living social deal but the restaurant was under staffed and the food not good enough to warrent going back. Sorry, just being hones.