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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.6
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3047 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 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 elevated breezy 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Mon 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 3047 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipLucky1
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in DC! The service was spot on, too. I particularly enjoyed the fresh pasta with heirloom tomatoes. My son had a phenomenal pizza with bacon on it. Staff is also very good about masks and general COVID safety.

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vipElise
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely, food delicious and well prepare, and the outdoor patio felt safe and spacious. A wonderful celebratory experience.

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vipElizabethG
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating area

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DebW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but the fries were only ok

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Mike74
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crabcake which was excellent; real lump and little filler. My guest had the salmon which he reported was also excellent. Outdoor patio seating is spaced generously and is attractive. I highly recommend.

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MerrillC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining at Chef Geoff’s is a joy and delight! Lovely atmosphere, well away from street traffic. And consistently great food.

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vipJanette
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Spicy Caesar salad didn’t not taste good! Some sort of pickle sprinkled all over. Salmon on top had very fishy smell.
Table given to my friend and I too small for comfortable (safe) conversation while eating. I asked for the slightly larger tables, was told no, that they were for three or four person parties. Then two people were led to one of those tables right by us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My dish was not cooked to my order, it had to be recooked.

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janem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband ordered a filet which did not turn out to be a filet-- it was tough, cooked too much.
The humus and pita bread are delicious, as was the guac and chips--
The crab cakes are fabulous.
All in all, we liked our meal there, but would not buy the filet again. Service was excellent.

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vipfoodfan
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal at Chef Geoff’s. We wanted to taken advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy outdoor dining. The patio at the restaurant is spacious and the tables were appropriately spaced to accord with social distancing guidelines. The service was friendly, and we were not rushed. We liked the menu and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. It was only the 2nd time since the beginning of the pandemic that we have eaten out, and we were very happy with the experience.

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viplola
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent

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vipWalt
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch service and great food on the patio on a beautiful day.

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Nancy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed my Russian mule! and my crab cake but had hoped for your delicious mahi mahi and guess the fish just weren't available.

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vipMichaelQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and super-doggie friendly! Even put out a bowl of water. Thx!

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vipStevenL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Crab cakes cold and not up to usual standards

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BusinessinDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location for a business lunch and handy spot for people coming from both VA and MD. Atmosphere was nice and quiet when we arrived as we got in around 12 noon. Quickly built up and every table was full by about 12.30 - nice buzz. Not annoying and felt nice to be out and about again after Covid lockdown. Staff were attentive to the outside tables, everyone dining came wearing masks and only removed while eating. All staff also wearing masks. We all ordered something different but portion in the pasta was tiny for the price and would not by any means fill someone up - if it was a lunch price, i'd understand but wasnt. Salads were okay. Shrimp volume was generous but our colleague felt her salt was boring. Personally I think its hard to get a really good salad that isnt boring so she was right to be sorry she didnt go for the burger or the pizzas which we saw coming out and they looked signficantly better both in portion, size and price. Would go again but will be smarter in our choices.

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EvalynC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waiters were sometimes slow to respond (perhaps they were short staffed). When I asked for a white wine spritzer, they didn't know what it was. Although I explained what it was, it was too sweet--probably made with Sprite instead of Club Soda.

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Mike74
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My guest started with gazpacho which she said was the "best she ever had" (it included watermelon). My ahi tuna, medium rare, was excellent, with leftovers for the next day. Outdoor patio seating was delightful on a summer evening.

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geezerseat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor seating on a raised patio with lots of distance between tables. Child- and dog-friendly. Food is standard American, plenty of free parking, my go-to place when I want to catch up with friends.

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James
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent caesar salad and crab cake sandwich, good desserts and excellent service - nice experience, no complaints!

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lisag
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside seating was comfortable and safe. Our server was amazing!

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vipAnnF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like coming home. Missed all the terrific waitstaff during the pandemic

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Professor
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great. The consistency is a reason we keep coming back (and the cauliflower).

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vipMelissaP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing an outstanding job with safe, outdoor seating and service. It is the only place I've gone during these crazy pandemic times! They are also doing delicious meals for carryout/delivery that are wonderful.

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FoodieInDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!!! Thanks so much. Would go back again.

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vip21veka
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has one of the best outdoor patios - spacious, raised above the street and nicely shaded with umbrellas and trees. Extensive menu - delicious fish tacos and crab cake sandwich, generous portions, especially the sorbet, comes in three huge scoops, very refreshing on a hot day.

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viparhgriffin
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as always. Wait staff was wonderful. Outdoor seating was great. So nice to be able to go back to chef Geoff's.. it's a neighborhood gem

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vipShannonB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food here is always outstanding! Love the outdoor seating, especially now.

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MyriamV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sitting outside was lovely. The food was average - my asparagus was overcooked and the mashed potatoes not very warm but overall it was okay. We said later though that we remember the food at Chef Geoff's better in the past. Maybe we just were a bit unlucky with our choices that night. The service was good up to the point where we got the check and the server had put in the wrong prices for both our entrees, charging us $30 more than on the menu. When we pointed this out to him he was nice though and changed the bill accordingly. We would go back for the outdoor seating and the ambience but not because the food was outstanding.

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katherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Geoff's is always reliably good. Plus, he is a good neighbor that we should all support during this time. Our patio table was very well-separated, everyone was wearing a mask and wait staff had on gloves and masks. this was our first restaurant meal in a restaurant since mid March, and Trump was apparently incorrect when he said it would just go away by the summer, so we really enjoyed having a meal served that wasn't in a to-go container and that we didn't have to do the dishes. Highly recommend the spinach and cheese pasta, and they let me substitute ice cream for yogurt with the mixed fresh berries, which were absolutely fresh and flavorful (and I didn't have to wash and hull them!) For only $5 extra, you can get the double crabcake entree, and the diner who ordered that only wanted one, so I asked her to order the double and I paid the difference -- my dog (with cancer) loved the crabcake! Everyone but me got the brussel sprouts and raved about them.

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viplsk7
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very tasty, outdoor patio works great during Covid19 because there are very few people passing by. Fair prices for quality of food. Server was good, actual restaurant was slow overall and manager apologized. A neighborhood gem and reliably good food.

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LoriV
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner. So glad to support local restaurants.

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vipsandrad
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance! Nice waiter! Wonderful accommodations for Covid! Very good good!

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vipArthurB
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crabcake I ordered was very salty and the corn relish was very spicy. I should have returned the crabcake right away but was hungry and didn't want to wait for another order. I did tell our waitress after the meal. Service was very good. Just the food was disappointing.

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vipQuietplease
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Geoff Glover Park is our neighborhood go to. Rarely disappoints. We were seated promptly at outdoor table. Excellent spacing of tables put us at ease. We had the 3 course restaurant week special. I started thinking with fried calamari. Very light and fresh tasting. Not at all greasy. Main course was crab cakes. Served with baby potatoes and corn and tomato salsa. Crab cakes full of lump crab and very little filler. The crab fresh and sweet. Sides perfectly prepared and went well with the crab.
Desert was flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. Decadent.
A nice plus was being seated next to Geoff, Nora and family. It was great seeing them out on the patio enjoying a summer evening with their patrons.

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Luvgoodfood
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch outside

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vipLindaB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tuna steak and husband had the strip steak. Both excellent and done perfectly. Appreciated the tables being distanced so far apart. This has always been a favorite outdoor eating option of mine in the Metro area. Service was very good as well. Can't wait to go back!

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vipDonR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food,good service good noise level (quiet), good ambiance

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vipSandy
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef Geoff restaurants are my favorite. I never have anything to complain about, just to look forward to.

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ArleanL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this weird dining space during the Pandemic, chef Geoff’s offers as good of a dining experience you are going to get! Food service and social distancing extraordinarie.

FAQs

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) does offer 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 3047 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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