Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.6
3215 Reviews
$30 and under
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 is fresh, flavorful and offers something for everyone. From pizza, salads and burgers to our more elaborate main dishes, one thing is for certain, we don’t skimp on flavor! Our bar covers all ends of the spectrum from our famous super mugs (giant beers) to our handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy our large elevated patio for the perfect al fresco dining experience or our cozy newly renovated dining room. We cannot wait to see you!

Support Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 3215 people are saying
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ZakiyaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. Everything was good, I’m definitely coming back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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MildredWHolmes
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was horrible. And the people two tables down had the same problem. We did not get our drinks until after we got our food! Same with our neighbors. We felt ignored all night.

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vipSuzy
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We scooted our chairs in closer to the table when the rains came, as we were eating outside. And it worked, just spray from strong rain and wind briefly. So while luncheon would otherwise have been excellent , as usual, this was a notch less so.
Food always top and service super!
A favorite luncheon spot.

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vipacorn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our service was the worst we have experienced ever at Chef Geoff. We were told that there was a big flurry of customers at once. However, that is not a good excuse and no pains were taken to make our experience better.


No one checked with us. It took 20 minutes to get our cocktails. When they arrived, they were not correct. Worse, on drink had about1/4 inch of liquid . Everything took forever. The staff was oblivious and acted as tho they could care less.

We’ve been going to Chef Geoff ever since it opened at its New Mexico Avenue. Frequently.

It will be a long time before we return.

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JHoward
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We appreciated the attentive service and the spacious patio, and the food was satisfying.

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vipBillB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp scampi, which we had on actual "national scampi day" was some of the best I've ever tasted, outstanding flavor and freshness, and it arrived piping hot outdoors!

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dcdiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside under a large umbrella. The service was good. The only issue, 3 of us ordered 2 appetizers instead of entrees. One ordered a “dinner” salad. We got all the apps but her salad didn’t come, “because it wasn’t an appetizer”. We had to ask for her to get her salad.

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DorothyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor location and great choices re food.

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vipdebbiekahn
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chef Geoff’s was an okay neighborhood restaurant. The food was okay, the service okay and the setting, okay. It was my first time there and although it was okay I don’t know if I’d go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was very nice --- outside on the terrace. The service was excellent and the food was very good, but the portions were a little large. No complaints, though, I had left over veggies for another meal.

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vipluncher
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat outside on a warm spring day. The patio is perfect. The crab cake was excellent.

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vipLili
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating with seating. Careful distancing and mask. Greater and server great

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ChrisH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant staff and excellent food, but uncomfortable seating outside.

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DiannaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting friends in DC & they took me to Chef Geoff’s. The food & drinks were amazing. The Berry Bramble drink was delicious & the sweet & spicy cauliflower was out of this world. But, the crispy shrimp steamed buns were unbelievable. I could have just eaten several orders of the buns. This place is a must in my next trip to DC.

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VeryPicky
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great to emerge from the past year is a safe and clean environment that’s also pleasant and delicious.

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NaniDC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat outside under the warmth of a heater. The place was bustling. We've been there many times over the years, but this was the first time my food was just meh. No real flavor in the turkey burger, and the fries changed. My Passionfruit mule was excellent, not too sweet. We'll return because we like to support our local businesses.

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vipDCguy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Chef Geoff’s. This was my first time dining outdoors there and it was excellent! We will be back!

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vipLenaM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the outdoor ambience on their patio. The staff is always excellent.

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Westies
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had shrimp and grits and a crab cake - all good!

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vipNicoleF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite local spot to eat at. Good ambience and great food

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rsquared
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation for outdoor seating for 4 at 6:30 but had to wait until after 7 to be seated. The hostess offered us a drink, but wanted us to pay for it!! Our fabulous waitress, who is usually the bartender, competed our drinks and gave us great service to make up for the delay. Chef Geoff needs to put a bonus in her check!! And the hostesses need a little training in customer service. We still love this restaurant!

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We’ve been regulars at Chef Geoff’s for 12 years. This was our first outing in six months and we were really looking forward to a bit of normality. We arrived on the dot at six pm and were seated. TWENTY MINUTES LATER, we were still waiting to make our order. No one checked on us until some guy, who was clearly not our waiter, came by to ask if we had been served. We don’t like feeling ignored. That was it for us. We will never be back.

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annapolicious
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I was happy to try Chef Geoff's, since it had come so recommended by a friend, but it did not meet my expectations - probably because of the hype. It seemed a bit on the pricey side (e.g. $16 for a turkey burger and fries?). The turkey burger was very good, nonetheless, with its brie cheese and apple. Another selection in our party was the salmon - very tasty, but pretty basic - and $22. And the service was pretty inattentive, considering there were exactly six occupied tables total. Happy to try it once; not sure I am motivated to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible and the server never brought back my $30 change for the $70 check. I didn’t have time to wait more than 15 mins

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Sherlocko
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always fun eating at Chef Geoff's on New Mexico Ave. Good food, pleasant patio and great service!

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vipVanessaK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
202 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Birthday dinner enjoyed by all!

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vipAnneB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved being outside on a warm night...not as loud as inside usually is!

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lawmom
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice outdoor dining. Service was a little bit slow at lunchtime, but menu is very nice and varied and food was quite good.

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Paeonia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been coming to Chef Geoff's for years, for our family celebrations. Happy that we can continue to enjoy CG during the pandemic. Staff were very helpful.

(My one minor quibble is that the outdoor chairs are extremely uncomfortable, especially for one who is not tall (<5 feet) like myself - my feet barely touched the ground if I sat all the way back. And, the seat is angled such that if I sit on the edge to be able to rest my feet, the edge digs into the back of my legs. Might seem picky but it is uncomfortable over the course of a whole meal. So I would suggest that petite diners bring a jacket or something to sit on - or eat indoors, after you are vaccinated! :))

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SergeantMajor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and found the table to be perfect, our server was attentive but not overly so. Lunch was delicious. We all agreed that we would absolutely return at a later date. Thank you so much Chef Geoff’s for a very enjoyable lunch.

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VeryPicky
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific
Beautiful day
Wonderful environment
Great service
Food excellent

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vipSuzy
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Generally excellent. But one must recognize that with Covid the number of servers seems to be a bit less than in the past. A bit slower but otherwise quite good and food excellent - we cleaned our plates.

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Gert
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Something wrong with reservation system. They lost my reservation even though I had confirmed it.

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vipkurtbardella
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipDarleneH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The mandarin curry chicken was excellent as always, however, the pork belly on sticky rice had an unpleasant taste. Also, while we knew that pork belly would be fatty, in our serving the fat completely overtook the meat.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend this restaurant for patio dining. Inside is somewhat cramped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Vibe was great! Service was amazing!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) using the Order Online button. Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 237-7800.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) is rated 4.6 stars by 3215 OpenTable diners.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.chefgeoff.com/chefgeoffsgiftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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