Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

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Contemporary American
Chef Geoff’s is a chef driven restaurant offering Contemporary American cuisine.

A DC staple with a friendly, neighborhood feel, you will feel welcome here for any occasion large or small. Our made from scratch menu, including our seasonal weekly specials menu, is fresh, flavorful and offers something for everyone. From pizza, salads & burgers to our more elaborate main dishes, one thing is for certain, we don’t skimp on flavor! Our bar, featuring our daily happy hour, covers all ends of the spectrum from our famous super mugs (giant beers) to our handcrafted cocktails created by our in-house mixologist Hector Carmona. The breezy elevated patio is the perfect spot to enjoy our Bottomless Brunch. And don't forget Half Price Wine Night every Wednesday! There’s always something happening at Chef Geoff’s!
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Festive Specials. Craft Cocktails and plenty of Holiday Cheer!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Extra Special, Specials! Come celebrate with us at Chef Geoff's!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First, the good news: easy parking, they use linen tablecloths and napkins, and we were able to have easy conversation without the need to speak with raised voices. Also, the service was good. Bad news: my food was disappointing. I ordered one of the specials - a filet mignon sandwich, medium. The sandwich was more bun than anything else. I had only about four or five small bites of meat (well done, not medium) with scant horseradish sauce on the bun. The plate was loaded with potatoes that tasted like they had been reheated and weren’t very good. I left most of them on the plate. Not a good value, in my opinion.

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was mediocre to poor.

C
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

best burger around!
Need work on serving hot fries, which I asked for😞

RN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner. The food was very good, and we would particularly like to convey our appreciation to our waitress, who was simultaneously efficient and very personable.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We went on Thanksgiving.

BF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While our order was delayed by an unexpected staff absence impacting the number of available servers for Thanksgiving dinners, my guest and I were talking and not unduly concerned about the delay in ordering our meals. Our original server (who apparently was overstretched) was then gracefully replaced by a fabulous young man--Tyler--who was stellar throughout the rest of our meal. I can't wait to return. After quite a long absence, I was delighted that the food and overall commitment to providing a memorable dinner are still active and valued by Chef Geoff's!

TC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went to Chef Goeff's for an early Thanksgiving dinner before going to the Kennedy Center. This was a sort of last minute plan because of a change in family logistics. Great turkey meal with 3 full courses. We are a family of 4 from Northern Va. My 16 and 13 year olds loved their meals. My wife and I were very happy with how our Thanksgiving plans turned out. Very comfortable atmosphere. Not at all stuffy. Perfect family venue for the holidays!

m
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect Thanksgiving for a family of four (with one small child)! No dishes to wash afterwards; traditional turkey dinner was excellent; the kid got to pick something she liked better! The atmosphere was welcoming and not stuffy, and the early seating was not crowded.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was a quite ordinary meal, adequate, but nothing special for Thanksgiving. The table, although in an excellent location, was badly set - no fork for one diner, no bread dishes for either. Will look somewhere else for more satisfying fare.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, Chef Geoff's has continued to decline in recent years. It used to be one of our favorites, but now doesn't measure up to what it used to be. On our recent visit, the service was the worst we've ever had.

AA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great! Food was amazing and so was the servife

f
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quiet, classy venue in a quiet neighborhood setting. Generously sized lunch pizzas (definitely enough for two) in addition to a variety of lunch options. Don't live in DC but would definitely revisit if in the neighborhood again!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only downside was the greeter when we checked in. Rather unpleasant but the waitress made up for it. Parking is overpriced --$4.00 for an hour and fifteen minutes.

PE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Our service was outstanding.

KR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was perfect! We had no concerns or issues at all. Food service was quick and served hot. Recommend anything we ordered: calamari, shrimp potstickers, wings, CG Burger, Kale Caesar Salad with salmon, NY Strip, and Sausage Rigatoni.

Great spot for date night, group dinner or just a casual dinner.

O
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Chef Geoff's are always delicious and gracious.

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner with friends or celebrating a special occasion! Love their mushroom ravioli.

MU
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always great food. But as usual, erratic service - partly due to the restaurant’s system of having the food delivered by staff other than your order-taker (who unaccountably disappears for long stretches at a time). So forget about quickly correcting or supplementing your order after it’s brought to the table. We’ve been going here since it opened many years ago and I’ve just resigned myself to service that is correct 80% of the time.

C
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I am a regular diner at this Chef Geoff's location but on this occasion my companion and i had two issue.s The bottle of wine first offered tasted like it had jet fuel in it. I'm not too fussy about wine normally, but this tasted awful. The waiter did promptly suggest another much better but a lot more expensive wine. As for food, again, I usually like the food here, but the Pad Thai tasted very sweet and I had to force myself to eat about two-thirds of it. It was not spoiled or anything, it sjust did not taste like any pad thai I've had in Thai restaurants and I would never order it again.

PP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a very good experience and especially recommend our waiter Tyler, he was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We also had a special welcome and connection with Marija, a smart, dynamic and most helpful hostess. She is an asset to the restaurant and we will return hoping to be greeted by her again!
We have been often to Chef Goeff but this time was extra special. Thank you Marija and Tyler!

L
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The kale Caesar is great, it was just totally overdressed & I like a lot of dressing so that’s saying something.

NN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good solid meal, flavorful burger. Attentive service. Unfortunately, seated next to loud table of eight who were clearly over-enjoying themselves. Nonetheless definitely recommended!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 12, 2019

Neil, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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JT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. The selection of on-tap beers was very good.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 12, 2019

Joe, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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VL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good value and service. Interesting menu, and options for all palate. Well priced.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 12, 2019

Veronique, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our visit to Chef Geoff's was perfectly fine. What's disappointing is that it used to be actually Good; something to look forward to.

Since the last time we were there, they scaled back the menu, reduced some of the special offerings (like house-made sodas), raised the prices, and eliminated the specials. We did not experience any problems. Since it is our neighborhood, we will likely return.

It was just an average meal and experience.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 5, 2019

Carmen, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience. We have just changed over to the Fall/Winter menu which is why we were not offering specials but they are most certainly returning. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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AD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Friday happy hour. Empty bar. Food was not good. Service was non existent.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated. We strive to meet everyone's expectations and apologies for missing the mark. Please feel free to reach out directly to discuss your experience further and we will share your rating with the team in order to assist us in improving. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a lot of attention initially and then were forgotten. We had to find a waiter. Once we did, he was quite nice. The salads were meager and one didn't offer what it had stated on menu, so diner had to ask.
I'd recommend C.G. only for convenience in the neighborhood, but otherwise prices are too high for the
poor quality and meager portions.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 5, 2019

Lila, Thank you for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated. We strive to meet everyone's expectations and apologies for missing the mark. Please feel free to reach out directly to discuss your experience further and we will share your rating with the team in order to assist us in improving. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef Geoff has a new lunch menu with excellent choices. As of October 30, there was no soup on the lunch menu, a situation that should be rectified.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Note: We have just introduced the new Fall/Winter menu but our specials (soup as well) will be returning. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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JF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

While food and service were very good, the lighting was so dim it was hard to enjoy the dinner.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on November 5, 2019

Jill, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was really nice!!!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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GS
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Entrees were excellent! She had the shrimp and grits and I had the turkey burger. Both were cooked perfectly and delivered at the same time. We split an arugula salad that was fresh, crisp and well-dressed. Each of us enjoyed a nine ounce glass of red wine. Service was excellent.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 30, 2019

GSCMJOE, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday brunch menu. Good cocktails. Very accommodating server, especially for one member of our group who is dairy-free and gluten-free (gf markings on the menu are helpful).

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 30, 2019

Sheri, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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t
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Chef Geoff’s is a neighborhood restaurant for us and one that we usually enjoy. I’m not sure why-is it employee turnover? Management change (as in the manager on duty), or complacency due to regulars, like us, but our recent experience wasn’t so good. The waiter was friendly but missing in action, and the delivery/bus staff was about the same, leaving gaping holes in what should have been a “quick bite”. An empty beer bottle lingering before the offer to get another one? A burger delivered without ketchup or mustard, which was asked for-with the order and after the delivery of the food, and soup delivered with no spoon. Asked for, and asked for again, then finally got up and a waiter standing in front of the bin with spoons, without looking bent down, grabbed one and handed it to me as if I was a staff member also, and not in a way involving camaraderie.
Then, another table’s dessert was included on our bill, which led to the correction and more waiting. We weren’t in a hurry, but who wants to sit and wait-for condiments, for a utensil, for the correction of someone else’s error?
Maybe it was just a bad night.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience. We strive to meet everyone's expectations, while upholding our standards, and we missed the the mark- apologies. I would like to discuss the details of your visit further in order to assist us in improving. Please reach out with the best contact info/method at your convenience. Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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GC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We were disappointed in the food....mushrooms ordered as a side were rubbery and flavorless. The pizza sauce tastes like it was not from scratch : overly acidic and sweet. Hostesses are wonderful and always customer-friendly. They make sure we get our favorite table!

CR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enough variety on menu to please everyone. Three lighter dishes. Very welcoming staff. Cozy room. Truly enjoyed it.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 14, 2019

Catherine, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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RT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Consistently underwhelming service. Made my reservation when there was plenty of availability and was ushered to a table for two in a yukky back room where we sat and sat. We got up and found seats at bar where two bartenders were gracious but running like crazy. Ordered a G&T and got G&T in a glass. No lime or lemon or anything. Bartender was very nice when I asked for a lime. Food came in reasonable time and was good. Service is always awful. Basic food and drink is ok.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated. We strive to meet everyone's expectations and apologies for missing the mark. Please feel free to reach out directly to discuss your experience further and we will share your rating with the team in order to assist us in improving. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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JB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were very disappointed with this experience, especially as we chose it to use a $100 reward certificate for my birthday dinner. Fish I ordered was undercooked. When it returned to the table it was completely over cooked and virtually inedible. While the charge for that was taken off my bill and I was offered free dessert, there seemed to be a complete lack of caring about what happened to the food or that this was supposed to be a special meal.

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitstaff and very nice meal presentation.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 14, 2019

Pamela, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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LO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dion did an excellent job. He was attentive to our needs and deserves a hearty thank you.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 14, 2019

Larry, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating with DeAndre and the team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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