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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RH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love to meet friends here and the food quality is always good and consistent. Sat. night they had a wedding going on and the food was still good. The receptionist took care of our seating needs and sat us at a nice table in the back that was comfortable and maybe even quieter than near the middle tables. The specials for Valentine's Day were unusual but two of our party enjoyed them. Waiter was friendly but over the course of the meal I noticed we weren't getting water refills and no rolls before dinner. I had to ask. And then dessert took extra long because they had to make the ricotta donot holes. Not very efficient on that end. Food good, noise level was moderate and we were able to talk but the little things were annoying. I tried to tell the front manager but she wasn't available when we were leaving. Definitely will go back especially when the patio opens in the warmer weather.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a party of 12 which grew to 16 and they pleasantly accommodated us even though it was a busy time on a Saturday night . The food and service were excellent - all 16 in my party agree- can’t say enough good things about this gem of a restaurant!

EN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibe, very good service and other diners behaved well. All type of folks- families, groups, couples - so the noise level was bit high but again a good vibe so the buzz was upbeat and friendly. Oh and the food was really good!

IC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner. The food was simply fabulous!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Excellent new items on the menu—as usual. Chef Geoff was there overseeing the kitchen as he often does. Great table for 2 at the window.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were ready to order when our beverages arrived, but our server rushed off. Never came back for beverage refill. Took too long to get the check. Some of us have to get back to work. Food was delicious, however!

i
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our get together is a grief group which meets each Tues. We found the restaurant conducive to our wishes. Accessible for handicapped and quiet. The food is good.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely casual dinner.

LT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband an I both had fish and Hoth his halibut and my combos, a special, were fabulous!

j
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Lovely decor, good food and parking too?

MW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet night since it was Super Bowl Sunday. The specials were wonderful and we had a great night together.

L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. It was quite busy and we enjoyed the coziness. Our favorite in the neighborhood.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiter was pleasant enough but we couldn’t figure out why the service was so incredibly slow. It took one hour for us to even get bread at the table. For a party of 4, dinner took 2 hours. Unacceptable. Food was tasty but I don’t feel the need to come back any time soon.

P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I appreciate the gluten free buns. The burger was delicious. My friend had the mushroom ravioli. Our service was on point. Also there is a parking garage behind the restaurant and they validate parking. I definitely will return.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The server was swamped, I get that would cause stress but when I alerted him that our kids meal was missing the fruit it was supposed to come with he huffed as if I was personally offending him and rushed away from the table. Eventually a bus boy brought it. We never received our bread, no one noticed even though I asked twice. The server was so passive aggressive I was afraid to ask him for anything else after that (like the second round of drinks we wanted) the rest of dinner and honestly couldn’t as he never checked on us and the next time he came back to the table was to drop the check with no “I hope you enjoyed your meal” or any acknowledgement. Just a pouty-faced kid that should learn to handle the pressure or he’ll continue to deter customers from the restaurant. We asked the bus boy to wrap the remaining pizza we had left and as we were walking out the door realized they never brought us the bag. My mom went to the server asking about it and received the response, “well did I take your food to wrap it up?!” as is if she made some accusation that he lost it and how dare she ask him. She had to walk over and find it herself. The icing on the cake is since dinner my mother has been extremely sick and up all night because of something she ate. My guess is the shrimp potstickers. Anyways, overall it was such an unenjoyable night that we will never be coming back which is a shame because we live in the area and the food was good even if it made my mom sick.

T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous, professional service from hostess and waitstaff.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Geoff’s is consistently excellent. We almost always enjoy new, fresh flavors when we dine there.

AK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I don’t know Chef Geoff’s policy but generally when you’re celebrating a birthday and the Restaurant knows about it in advance there’s some sort of acknowledgment. It didn’t happen when I took my husband there for his birthday. We were disappointed. Also my steak had an enormous amount of gristle. It was not the best dining experience we’ve ever had. 🥺

MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and reasonably priced

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Chef Geoffs has been a favorite of ours for over 10 years. We hadn’t been there in a while and were excited to go back. Food, drink and ambiance did not disappoint; however our waiter was surprisingly inattentive, almost rude, especially compared to other waiters/waitresses.

VB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun Happy Hour. Very professional team and overall management. Wonderful deals for those of us who can take advantage of the Sunset menu. Thanks!

SH
New York Area
386 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is becoming my DC go to!!!

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would totally recommend to a friend

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first visit. We had the honey chipotle wings and calamari to start. Both were excellent.
We didn’t care for the bloody Mary’s but that’s more of a personal preference. They were kind of chunky and maybe too heavily seasoned for our taste.
I had the egg scramble with bacon and home fries. It was delicious as the eggs were perfectly cooked but could’ve used a little salt.
She had the mushroom frittata with truffles. It was just so so. not well seasoned, couldn’t taste any truffles at all and it had hardly any mushrooms. No salt and very bland.
Well all in all service was excellent and the food was good except for the mushroom frittata. We will return.

W
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic
We love CGs need a place on the west side of the Potomac
Best value in DMV

LA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’ve heard many great things about this restaurant but I think I went on an off night.

LD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and cheesy grits delectable, service attentive and friendly -- great evening out -- a cannot miss for quality and beautiful presentation!

n
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

When you advertise restaurant week and take lots of reservations, you need to hire more staff, Regular customers like me will grumble and return but you certainly will not attract any new customers with the very poor level of service we experienced this time.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Easy to get to; easy to park (but be careful of the rules for the parking lot in the back); walk through the office building lobby to come out the front and then hang a left to get to Chef Geoff's entrance. Food was delicious, although the mahi mahi tacos did not present well and tasted good but not outstanding, as the shrimp potstickers, calamari, or shrimp and grits. Service left a a little to be desired: instead of patiently waiting while we took off our coats and got settled to hand us the menus or putting them on the table, the hostess passive aggressively kept trying to hand us the menus and even commented that she wanted to give us the menus. Then, our main courses came when we were not even DONE with the appetizer course, let alone a waiter coming by to clear to dishes or even our waiter checking in on us. Would return for the food, hoping the service is better.

JR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good but pricey. Service very attentive. Happy hour prices and menu only apply at the bar which is not stated on their website.

AM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. Service was not. Unclear whether they hire kids from AU or what, but the service was not good. Servers were polite but were very inattentive. We were seated for 15 min before anyone greeted us at the table. Service was slow. After dinner, we asked for a dessert menu and another glass of wine... after waiting 10 min the server came back with the check, completely forgetting our order. Probably won’t return.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria greeted us with hugs and seated us as requested at the front window. Food was great as usual. Love Chef Geoff’s!

H
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower as an appetizer and the Madras Curry Chicken were both top shelf (I do beg to differ with the servers heat rating for the appetizer; definitely a notch hotter than the 5 out of 10 rating he gave it). The Atlantic Salmon was fine, but nothing special. The bacon brussels were a disappointment, particularly after the accolades from the server. Under-cooked and barely a whiff of the bacon. Being new to the restaurant, I am not sure what the norm is for this location, but the scene was pretty quiet for a weekend (AU was on break so possibly a much more vibrant restaurant when the school is back in session). Would definitely return for the two noted gems.

F
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was knowledgeable, took time to respond to questions and checked back. Much appreciated.

P
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went to Lia's, not Chef Geoff's on New Mexico. As many times as I've been there, I've never been disappointed in the food!

AC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This DC standard never fails. Excellent menu, excellent service, excellent value.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, service was okay at best.

J
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait-staff checked in on us quite frequently to make sure we enjoying our experience! The food was also quite tasty.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had to wait too long for our table

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