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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Open Thanksgiving Day! Turkey and fixin's served all day! Thanksgiving Delivered to your door, more info. at www.chefgeoff.com

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

What 2825 People Are Saying
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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).

t
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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 6 hours ago

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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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Took a very close friend who is leaving the area for a relaxed lunch. All was well until she discovered a hair (not hers) in her food😝. She was offered to make another choice but really had no appetite. They removed the charge but our hopes for a nice farewell were dashed .

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

Therese, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated. Please feel free to reach out directly to discuss your experience further and we will share your comments and 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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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was pleasant. Drink was good. Food was okay. Special Brussels sprout pizza had way more blue cheese and bacon than Brussels sprouts and it was soggy. Food overall was okay. Might be better for a burger and fries.

SH
New York Area
363 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great for a meal when visiting American University. Really good food and priced well enough to treat your student and several friends. Would certainly go back.

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

Sharon, Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment on 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 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Nice waiters and hostesses

t
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening revisiting DC Northwest!

DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The New Mexico Avenue Chef Geoff's has been a favorite for years. The patio is especially fantastic, one of the best in a city where outdoor dining can either be hard to come by or not terribly comfortable and atmospheric. The food is uniformly very good, and occasionally excellent, and menu is updated regularly with seasonally appropriate, highly creative takes on old favorites. The food menu is paired with an evolving drinks menu that seems to make each trip different enough that you always need to give the menu a good going over to ensure you haven't missed out on something.

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

Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment on 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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g
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's our go to neighborhood spot. Great to eat outdoors. Consistent. Food not fabulous - but consistently good. On that night, halibut could have been cooked slightly less. Spinach salad excellent
Husband loves the ravioli currently on menu. And we used a $25 off bday ceritificate from the restaurant. They offer so many good deals it's hard to keep them all straight.

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner on the patio, and highly recommend Chef Geoff's.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 1, 2019

Judith, 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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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and Maria was our server. She didn’t rush us, let us take our time between courses and was very attentive and engaging even though she was busy. Food was great as always.

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

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

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ET
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely outdoors lunch on the patio. Chef Geoff was flexible and eager to meet dietary restrictions of my guests.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 1, 2019

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WH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good location.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on October 1, 2019

Walter, 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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j
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is diverse enough to accommodate a wide range of preferences as well as restrictions, while still offering a standard burger (apparently delicious and perfectly cooked according to one of those in our party). We were seated inside, which was perfect as we had two elderly people and noisy environments can be difficult for them to hear conversations within the group. We had blue cheese potato chips for appetizer; there was plenty for all. The rolls are delicious. Salads were fresh, cold, and crisp. Mahi tacos were excellent. Black bean burger was delicious and the shrimp scampi was amazing - all the seafood was fresh and the scampi had a bit of heat - perfect. Would certainly visit again if in the area!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 23, 2019

Jenna, Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment 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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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening eating on the patio. The food was delicious and we had excellent service!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 21, 2019

Maggi, Thanks for taking the time to comments and 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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RB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch option, especially on a nice Sunday when you can sit on their extensive patio. First time eating a falafel waffle (and that is exactly what it is). A very nice, a very filling, savory option.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 21, 2019

Ronald, Thanks for taking the time to comment and 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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DP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service not up to usual standards.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dr. P7, Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment on your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating and comments 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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k
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This neighborhood place is ok, not great. Fairly predictable food, nothing special.

m
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The level of cooking is dependable and tasty. It is one of the best outdoor seating areas in town because you are away from the traffic and under the trees. Friendly service a bonus!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 16, 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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AS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a good lunch outside. A little noisy, though!

KI
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I brought two out of town friends to dinner and on a perfect weather evening we dined on the patio, putting everyone in a relaxed and happy mood. Our server was great and offered guidance when asked for it, steering us to a meal so successful that my friends said they want to return on their next DC visit! Particular favorites were the halibut on ratatouille, the mushroom ravioli, and the scrumptious freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with caramel and ice cream which we shared.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 16, 2019

Kate, 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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J
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We used to go to the Rockville location and that restaurant was our favorite. 3rd time here in the New Mexico Ave restaurant, the food is always great, but the service we had on our last visit was very slow. It took about 10 minutes from the time we got our table to seeing our server. Hopefully we get a different waiter next time because we are going back because of the food.

SH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and had the sesame salmon wrap. Very tasty!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 7, 2019

Stephanie, 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
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Usually love Chef Geoff's but service was slow even though not busy and food was not as good as usual.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 7, 2019

Sharon, Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your rating and comments 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
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming here for years, and the marvel is that the menu remains so fresh and the food is consistently prepared perfectly.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 2, 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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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food. Chef and the cooks could have been a little more liberal on the basic seasoning of dishes. Overall, great meal. Thank you.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 7, 2019

Patrick, 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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J
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were both very good. It's terribly noisy indoors however.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had one of the best meals we've had in any restaurant in this area and Chef Geoff's is now our #1 favorite choice for lunch or dinner.

It was outstanding!!!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 2, 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner party for my 19 year old daughter

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on September 2, 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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OT
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We usually eat at Lia's with stellar service and fantastic food. Our experience here was not so good. First, we were told it would be 40 minutes to get a table outside when there was almost no one waiting and tables outside. After about 25 minutes, we were offered a table for 2 for 3 of us, which I accepted. Then immediately a table for 4 opened and we were moved. We thanked the staff for that. In the future, I will choose Lia's.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to rate your Chef Geoff's-DC experience; it's greatly appreciated and we will share your comments with the team to assist us in improving. We hope you will join us again soon! Cheers, David Lynch General Manager

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LM
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our neighborhood gem. The hanger steak with tomatoes, pita and tzatziki sauce and is outstanding. The burger is great also.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on August 28, 2019

Lisa, 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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H
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a nice outdoor setting. Mention you want the patio in your reservation. Good GF menu as well.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on August 28, 2019

Heidi, 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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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and definitely won’t be the last! With an AU sophomore right up the street, it’s perfect for when we visit. We had great service (wonderful waitress moving back to Ireland) and the food was delicious. Hummus and pita app was our fav!

d
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress is spectacular. We comeback more for her than for anything else. The food is solid but she is fantastic!

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
Responded on August 24, 2019

Dooley, 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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