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About Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

Come enjoy our Contemporary American Cuisine, casual sophistication, and generous hospitality! We are the quintessential neighborhood restaurant in Washington DC. Don't miss our seasonal menus, Weekly Specials, Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, Half Price Wine Night every Wednesday, Happy Hour daily from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday, or our beautiful patio offering some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We also offer private parties (including private cooking classes), and offsite catering for any occasion (We also deliver with DoorDash!). We look forward to welcoming you soon! Cheers! Chef Geoff.

3201 New Mexico Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Bar open to midnight daily.

Cross Street:
Nebraska Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 237-7800

Website:
http://www.chefgeoff.com/

Parking Details:
Monday - Friday before 5:00pm: 50% validation for the first two hours. All other times complimentary.

Public Transit:
N2 & N6 & N8 buses

Private Party Facilities:
Think of a reason to party and we can make it happen. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our private dining room has its own bar and seats 65. Our patio offers unique outdoor space for entertaining groups up to 200 in the spring, summer, and fall. Please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster, at party@chefgeoff.com for menus and details.

Private Party Contact:
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chef Geoff's hosts a variety of wine dinners, beer dinners, cooking classes and more. We can offer the perfect venue for either personal or corporate entertaining, and accommodate groups of all sizes. For more private party information contact our events team at 202.706.7326 or email our Event Director Amy Foster at party@chefgeoff.com.



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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Casual (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
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Great for Lunch (31)
Comfort Food (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Kid-friendly (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Seasonal (18)
Happy Hour (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Healthy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The food remains very good but the service has been crappy for a good 3 years now. And it's not just a one time thing. We come 30-40 times a year and it's mediocre to relatively bad every time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

the tuna tartare had a off taste to it and I was afraid to keep eating it! the crab cake with ginger broccoli was ridiculous...there were about 30 flowerets of the broccoli on my plate...more than any vegetable lover would ever eat and they were soggy! Totally disappointed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Prices have gone up. Food is OK but not impressive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Family dinner before a Christmas concert at Wesley Seminary at AU. Convenient parking. Friendly staff. Variety of choices from menu.
Everyone enjoyed their choices. Delicious hot bread and sweet butter. Nice vibe. Manager visited our table to say hello. Nice touch. Will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

They could not have been nicer. We had a large table - of ten. The waitstaff handled us well, served us beautifully and kept everyone happy. Well done!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always enjoy the holiday menus at Chef Geoff. The selections are extensive offering something for everyone. Portions are ample and the price is reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Anniversary celebration trip to dc and thanksgiving dinner

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

we were pleased to be seated promptly and then receive attention from server. delicious drinks. we ordered the thanksgiving special, but we were disappointed. the turkey was dry with lukewarm gravy. looked and tasted like it had been 'standing' for a while. mentioned this dryness to server and she said 'sorry' but then walked away. dessert delicious.
i'm a long-time fan of this restaurant, but was disappointed for a holiday celebration.

thank you for asking
jane schubert

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were here for Thanksgiving and it was hopping. The servers did a great job, but it was very busy - never did get bread for example. Still they did a great job, and the turkey dinner was terrific. I had the trout, and it was fantastic. It was a good choice for a non traditional holiday meal (for me). Good desserts too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was good!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were looking for a resto for TG dinner for our family of 7. Food was very good. We had a great waitress but they could have used more help. It took forever to get our cocktails and the service was slow. Overall tho, happy with the food and the resto overal. Happy TG!

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving ... excellent food and service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved our Thanksgiving dinner today. Stress free for me and had a great meal with my family. Thank you for giving us a nice holiday for a great price.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner - disappointing. Food was not that interesting or exciting - whether choosing the turkey dinner, steak or pasta.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving dinner and was not disappointed. Nice traditional dinner of turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and brussell sprouts, the latter featuring big chunks of bacon, apparently a favorite of the chef. Desserts were a little disappointing. Waitstaff was extremely helpful, finding me a nice off-the-wine list beaujolais to complement the meal. Total with tip came to about $65, in line with the Washington restaurant scene.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good as usual, but overpriced.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ordered glass of wine and Brussels sprouts. They never came. Asked for Tina medium and it came out seared.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Crowded brunch. Food came out ice cold. Remade it but long wait. Quality left much to be desired.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tablecloths, comfortable seating, great staff and ambiance as well as good value value. The noise level was pleasant during our Saturday brunch, and we appreciated
Being able to hear each other and converse without stress. However it took the new bartender a while to figure out how to make a Bloody Mary —forgivable but surprising. Our big suggestion is to lighten up the serving portions. There was too much food of the wrong kind—starch especially, e.g. toast with home fries overwhelmed the plate of scrambled eggs served with a skimpy piece or two of bacon. I would go back but be particular about ordering .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have come here a few times now while visiting DC. It is a great spot if you are in the area as there are not a lot of finer dining options. The food is consistently good. We love the pizzas and the sweet potato gnocchi are a hit. Greens could use a bit more dressing or perhaps offer some on the side. The tres leche cake for dessert was a disappointment. Too untraditional and had some odd add-ons that seem random like the figs and brown sugar crumble. However, I am sure we will go back for the food and just choose a different dessert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and have had some good and some not-so-good experiences. This visit was the worst experience to date. On the up side: (1) my request to be seated at a quiet table was honored; (2) we felt welcome and welcome to have a leisurely lunch; and (3) the hot water for the original service of our tea was nice and hot. On the down side: (1) my guest and I both ordered the black bean and pumpkin soup, which arrived at our table lukewarm ... and while it had been sitting wherever it had been sitting prior to being served - presumably white still hot - the croutons had melted into mushy sponge-like blobs in the soup; (2) likewise the miso glazed edamame was served at almost room temperature, the chili garlic sauce/garnish congealed into globs; (3) the bread we requested was never served; and (4) we had to ask for hot water to refresh our tea. Our waiter was present but not very attentive.
I felt embarrassed for having recommended your restaurant to my guest and unless I get an uncontrollable urge for the cinnamon doughnuts it is unlike that I will recommend it again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The mushroom ravioli was delicious...and the rolls- Wow! Hot right out of the oven and sheer perfection!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a lovely lunch date - quiet enough for an opportunity to catch up our latest news, bustling enough to be part of a vibrant lunch experience. There were plenty of good choices, our server was attentive and helpful. Chef Geoff's provides a wide variety of lunch options, good portion size, and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friendly and attentive from the moment we arrived. The wait staff was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I am often a customer at Chef Geoff's, and find it uniformly good, both for its terrific food and its wonderful waitstaff. The are very accommodating about altering a dish if it is possible. The attention to customer details is impressive. IF you have not tried it, at least do so.
The one caveat is that it is near a University, so it can sometimes be noisy. That is easily overcome by making sure that the students should be in class, and avoiding days of big sports events, which they come in to watch. Otherwise, it is reasonably moderate in volume.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

For the first time in several dining experiences we sent a dish back to the kitchen. The crab cakes had an odd taste and smell and my mom ended up sending it back for a salad.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Chef Geoff's is always a good experience. Fresh ingredients, well presented and tasteful. A place to return to again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was great. Bread was fine. Guest had soup which was good. I had Chinese chicken salad. I asked for light dressing and it was swimming. The chicken was chopped and flavorless. Not awful but makes me unwilling to return anytime soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our dinner consisted of 12 people; family reunion of sorts celebrating a 92 year old birthday. Everyone enjoyed the location, parking was easy, ambiance very good, food very good. It was our first time there so we were all pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great service; excellent food...far better than used to be; noisy but tolerable; wine too costly. All that said it was a pleasant surprise to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Waitstaff less than attentive...for example said would be over with bread which never came and we never really saw him again

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Crowded with neighborhood folks and families. Kids running around. Wait staff overwhelmed. Pedestrian food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Super friendly staff and servers, delicious food, lots of options!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Slow lunch service when needing to return to work. Error on a meal for someone who had a gluten allergy and lactose intolerant. I also got sick that evening

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My garden club selected Chef Geoff's after a nearby event, and we were not disappointed! We were able to make a reservation and we were seated promptly. A table for 13 guests together is never easy, but we had excellent service throughout our meal from Alex, and other helpers as needed. Most of us had sandwiches and everyone loved them! The lamb burgers were particularly good with the house made pita bread and fresh salad along side. The portions were generous. I had not eaten at Chef Geoff's but will certainly return there soon!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My daughter and her boyfriend were home for a visit. It’s a family favorite!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We've been coming to this place for years...but have noticed a deterioration of late. On this trip, they didn't have the wine we ordered, but did conveniently have one for $20 more per bottle. Though we weren't half done with out dinner...they asked us about three times if we wanted to see the dessert menu. They couldn't have been more obvious about wanting us out of there to flip the table. Worst part was, the food (which has always been pretty good) was just average...and certainly not worth that kind of poor customer service. After years of loyalty to this place...we won't be going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Never a dull moment from the menu to the clientele. Chef Geoff's serves it up in style. I had the soup of the day which was a delightful pseudo-minestrone. It was light, well seasoned and loaded with vegetables and greens. I opted for the salmon burger which was served with mixed greens (my choice) that had a dressing that brought out the taste of the greens. The salmon burger was perfectly cooked, moist and garnished with bacon lettuce and tomato. My date had an entrée salad with steak. We enjoyed the hot, fresh bread with lemon butter and the vodka on the rocks, she, and red wine me was adequately priced. Yes, I shall return!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This place was terrific. The outdoor patio is so nice and the noise level was low, which made it relaxing. Our server was very nice, and recommended the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer. So good! I also got the maple chicken, which was phenomenal, particularly because of the mac n cheese and acorn squash that it is paired with. It is a little pricey, but worth it for how good everything was.

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