Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.6
3168 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 3168 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Birthday dinner enjoyed by all!

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vipAnneB
Washington DC
14 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
9 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
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
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific
Beautiful day
Wonderful environment
Great service
Food excellent

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vipSuzy
Washington DC
54 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
4 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

DH
vipDarleneH
Washington DC
25 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
124 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Easter Brunch and the menu was not much different from the regular brunch. I do miss the days when CG used to serve a small fruit platter with mini muffins during brunch. I was hoping that they would bring it back for Easter.

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vipAbbeyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Hear about Chef Geoffs over the years and never visited. Won't be going back. Food was lackluster at best, service was bad. We sat for over 20 minutes before a waiter offered to take our order. We were nearly finished with our meal before the waiter even checked on us and asked things were or if we needed anything. My fiance and I were sharing the 2 entrees we ordered (which we told the waiter when we ordered) and would have liked to have some additional plates to share things... instead had to keep trading the entrees back and forth. We had finished our meal and waited at least 30 minutes to get the check. The waiter basically disappeared and my fiance had to get the attention of a bartender to get our check. Never offered to refill our coffee until we were paying the bill. Was just not great and honestly a disappointment for an Easter brunch.

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FoodJunkie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been in a LONG time and was very pleasantly surprised how everything was just great, first when we booked we only had option of patio but it was really cold that night and they were able to accommodate us and move us inside. The food was fast & fantastic. The service was even better. Thank you for reminding us how wonderful you are and we will be back very soon!

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vipdinerwiner
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love the outdoor terrace at Chef Geoff's. Unfortunately , the food is not always good. This time it was bad and we had to return it. The service was very good and they brought us a new dish. However, it was nice to be able to go out and have dinner again.

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Stef
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Chef Geoffs Never disappoints - even their comfort meals are amazing.

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LatoureT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant we have tried a lot of items on the menu and they all were amazing. We love the Apple French Toast it’s always so delicious. The stone ground grits were superb it was my first time ordering them. We’ll always be customers.

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good service good crab cakes been a fan of Jeff's 20 yrs always happy I go.

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Camerahog
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were incredible. Save room for dessert. It was the best part!

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vipirabetsy
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time out for some of us and it was a perfect place to celebrate that moment.

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vipKellyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early dinner on the patio!
So glad you are able to serve alfresco

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first venture into restaurant dining in a year. Cheff Geoff's, as well as Lia's, have always been favorites. Everything went very well — all social distanced, all efforts made to maintain sanitary conditions, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We waited 35 minutes before anyone came to our table and we had to stop someone to wait on us for the initial order and all subsequent requests. We had a reservation. It was frustrating.

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vipinsider
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

If you have a few people seated inside, they should not be ignored - they are paying the same but have to get up and walk outside to get a waiter's attention. This spoils the atmosphere and the really very good food.

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vipQuietplease
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are regular neighborhood diners at the New Mexico location. Starter was sweet / spicy cauliflower appetizer. It was excellent. We both tried new entrees and they were good not great. I had a NY strip and my partner had beef beef bourguignon. My steak was a bit dry and lacked

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SandyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always delicious. A comfortable neighborhood place with outstanding food.

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LinP
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so good to get back to Chef Geoff’s. Before COVID I would meet a friend at least once or twice a month. Always a great dining experience!

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abecker
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice outside lunch, service was very nice.

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Jenelle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful here! The food, the ambiance, and the staff? I could go on and on about Erin the bartender! She is just awesome! She is always delightful and pleasant and she make amazing cocktails! If you are a Bourbon drinker ask Erin for the "Man of War" cocktail! You will not be disappointed!!!

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vipKathyK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well-spaced tables indoors and outdoors. Attentive, masked staff. Cheeseburger was perfect!

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Picky
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside -- very nice layout! Friendly place!

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vipToddT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Chef Geoff's! We love the outdoor patio and the staff and food are always excellent.

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vipjazzer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good as was the food and the ambience and low noise level. pan seared salmon was delicious and my friend liked the bean burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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Nancy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine both servings: Crab Cakes Benedict & French Toast

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 3168 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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