Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.6
3388 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!

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
What 3388 people are saying
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MaryR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was Delicious ! Portions were very generous.

Carlos our server gave us the best service.
My friends and I enjoyed the great experience at this restaurant.

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LyleS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, portions of the Holiday meal really too great. I hope not too much food went to waste.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The plate presentation was weak, uninviting. The side, broccili, was on steamed, no seasoning. Maybe add a little seasoning or garnish.

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RobinH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved Chef Goeff's. It's nice and cozy indoors, or, in warm weather, beautiful outside on the deck. Thanksgiving yesterday was delicious and just a matter of showing up...no frantic shopping, no labor intensive cooking and, best of all, no
cleaning up. It was a relaxed day with friends and a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!
Way to go, Chef Geoff!

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BethesdaFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Ben, was stellar. We couldn't have written a script for better or more attentive service. The food was amazing--delicious and huge portions with enormous amounts of take-home feasting. The heat elements worked well although it was a mild and sunny day. We stayed 1-1/2 hours! Some technical advice--Open Table didn't accurately reflect table availability but during a subsequent visit, I was able to move up our reservation to daylight hours. Also, the receipt process was faulty. After submitting my tip as part of the transaction, I'm glad I asked for a receipt because my tip didn't show up. It hadn't gone through! Ben was able to enable me to go back into the transaction and add his tip. He was grateful that I had noticed it wasn't included. All the human elements were wonderful. Just watch the tech!

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DLee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alot to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day including Chef Geoff's New Mexico Ave NW.

Superb food, spelendid service & warm atmosphere!

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vipD135
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent... food was creative and delicious. Mahi tacos and ahi tuna - wonderful.

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DLee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brrh, baby it's cold outside so it is great to be back inside Chef Geoff's bar area enjoying the return of the "Happy Hour" specials. The smoked mozzarella & sausage pizza & spinach salad was perfect to satiate my leading lady & I.

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vipPhil
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Only problem was heater ran out of fuel. Server could have been more attentive to heater issue. We did ask about it. Didn’t really seem to care too much.

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BarryB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was REALLY hard to find our waiter to get the check. Took almost 20 minutes.

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vipAndreagpn
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Shame the Parisian Eggs Benedict are no longer on the menu. They were the best.

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent patrons of Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Avenue) as well as Lia's. Saturday's experience was excellent as always.

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vipSusan
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Geoff's never disappoints. A perfect setting for a great Saturday brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and outdoor seating availability!

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vipPhil
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. Great outdoor heaters.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent appetizers, great entrees and salads, great service and appropriately priced beer, wine, mixed drinks. Excellent cleanliness and COVID standards. Ample parking.

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AliciaC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is the first time I have been disappointed at Chef Geoff's. The Brunch menu has changed so much that my friend and I had to resort to asking our waiter for more information as our faves were not listed. We miss the hot bread and butter and the new "additions" were not interesting enough.

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vipLilyDog
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcoming neighborhood gem fabulous service and teriffic food🌸Cauliflower and brussels sprouts apps plus pot roast tortellini were delish🦋

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vipFishluver
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to this restaurant in a long time and we can’t wait to go back. Food was so delicious and our sever Matthew made it extra special.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very diverse menu. Outstanding food and service.

MK
MonaK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had asked for a medium well fish but it was rare. I had to return it and then it came back as I had asked for.

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Mike74
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chef Geoff's is a consistently reliable place to take guests. All 4 meals were excellent as was the service and the ambience. While not super quiet, we could still converse without raising our voices, which is a HUGE plus to me.

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LynnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal for outdoors. Service a bit slow. Needed more wait staff.

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dws1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eaten here many times while visiting family at American University. Never disappoints - the food is always very good.

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JimE
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8pm dinner outdoors with comfy space heaters. Good food, good service.

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vipJeannedarc1
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food super and staff as always great!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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ReneA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chef Geoff's is one of my favorite restaurants in this area. My guest had never been there and it was their 60th birthday. From the arrival to the departure everything was amazing. I let the wait person know about the birthday and at the end of our meal out came a plate of tasty bites along with a beautiful firework that made my cousin smile. The new dishes were wonderful, the wine, the beer. I can't thank them enough for making this special occasion perfect and lovely.

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DLee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef Geoff's NM is unbeatable. Well run & hard working staff. Only problem was that they were out of my signature pour: Irish whiskey! But that was not a deterrence.

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MissHart
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food did not come out timely and when it was served it was cold. Coffee served but had to wait 20 mins for sugar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very accommodating wait staff and food perfect from a neighborhood restaurant. Staff still stretched a bit think by the pandemic and having to serve two distinct areas (indoors and outdoors) but overall a very positive experience.

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Soozie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We three friends hadn't been together for dinner since before the pandemic, so it was great to get out. I recently moved and am now very close to Chef Geoff's. We all liked what we ordered. One even took half of hers (the shrimp salad) home, as it was too much to eat, and too good to leave. The other friend and I loved the Mahi Tacos. Drinks were perfect. Two of us split dessert; chocolate ice cream and raspberry sorbet. Yummy! Our waitress was very good and nice. We'll be back!

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JudyG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great place but they only a few waiters. The waiters they have are great, but they have too many tables to cover.

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RTSRGS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoors is perfect. Indoors, too noisy and a bit too close for comfort. It’s popular, so I guess there is little recourse.

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DaveH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE "Go to" place for lunch and dinner frequently dine there and never disappointed.

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Cossie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to be back here, expensive but great food and Cameron looked after us really well

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SelenaJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. Friends and I had a great time.

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LizT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are loyal customers of Chef Geoff's and last night's dinner was great.
Food interesting - nice additions to the menu, espec. the chili - and of course our waiter Maria (not sure of spelling), whom we've had a lot in the past and always appreciate.

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LabanuelG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Our server was personable and pleasant, attentive. The ambiance was nice. And they had the Braves game on just far enough that I could keep tabs and still be engaged with my lady lol. Wonderful patrons also. Will be back!

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
196 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Chef Geoff's is still a favorite, post pandemic. Warm service, good food and prices. While the patio is especially charming compared to so many restaurant sidewalk and street set ups, the new dark walls and bright lights indoors are far less inviting and enjoyable than the earlier color scheme.

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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 3388 OpenTable diners.

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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