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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.
Washington, DC 20016
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.
$30 and under
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Monday - Friday before 5:00pm: 50% validation for the first two hours. All other times complimentary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for menus and details.
Private Party Contact:
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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 email@example.com.
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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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