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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.4
2544 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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 featuring Endless Mimosas, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
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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.

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Phone number
(202) 237-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nebraska Avenue
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Parking details
Monday - Friday before 5:00pm: 50% validation for the first two hours. All other times complimentary.
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Public transit
N2 & N6 & N8 buses
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us! We offer wonderful patio dining and what more could a mom want than Bottomless Mimosas for Brunch!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2544 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was subpar.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

They had only one server for the entire indoor dining area.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Family friendly overall. Portions for kids are large and not a lot of choices. The calamari was excellent and the crab cakes are always very good.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was excellent. The broccoli soup was delicious. We are regular customers and frequently take our family.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great server at the bar.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The staff are wonderful and provided us with an wonderful time!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a nice meal. Restaurant was loud, but the food was good.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a good time at Chef Geoff's. One of our favorite go to places when we want something casual and good. Service was good; we all had one of the dinner specials and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Great service!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This used to be a go-to for burgers. It is not reliably as good as once was - the burgers tend to be lost in 'creative' toppings and we long for basic flavors to shine once again. It is an expensive burger once you add a drink, even without an appetizer or dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Thierrien (Terry) is a terrific waiter

Wonderful experience at chef Geoffs

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went for the Easter brunch. Even though I was a party of one, it was never weird. When dining alone in good restaurants, sometimes I am either overlooked or served extra fast since I am taking up a table for 2 or more people. Thankfully, this has never been the case at Chef Geoff’s.
My eggs benedict were PERFECT and the Bloody Mary’s were so good that I had 2!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love coming to Chef Geoff's from Annapolis to meet our daughter and family. This time it did not seem up to previous visits. We arrived as they opened on Sunday with a 10:30 reservation but waited while they got our table ready (party of 6 including two children). It was not crowded bc of being early but we were seated at a 4 table with extensions on the end for a crowded 6. With children, the table was not level in places. There were other options on the booth wall with pulling tables together and my personal experience is that children do much better in booths.
Service was okay but took some waiting to get coffee cups refilled. Had to ask twice for another food item. Just not what we are used to here.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) is our go to place for a very enjoyable, and delicious meal. I reserved for dinner as a Birthday celebration. The fish dishes were very tasty and fresh. The Alaskan cod was superb. I requested a banquette seating because we were concerned about the noise volume, and it was the right choice. The 3 of us were able to hold a conversation without straining our ears.
Our only concern was that our server was tardy with our bill. The wait was bit too long after our dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Very reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent as always. I go often. Especially love the kale salad and the pecan crusted salmon.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It is such a pleasure to have this restaurant in the neighborhood

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Burgers that come out missing 2 of the promised ingredients. Undercooked artichoke. A rueben with barely a shard of sauerkraut. What a disappointing meal. (And we did inform our server of the missing burger ingredients, to no avail.) Surely, this is now officially Geoff's neglected stepchild of a restaurant. How sad to see it decline so.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Sorry Geoff, we tried you again after a 10-year break, menu appeared the same, not impressed since we are pescatarians and that limits the choices tremendously. Add insult to injury our reservation through Open Table was challenged, my guess is due to the spaciness of the host who pretended to check us in. Great happy hour crowd I would have loved to be in 25 years ago, hope you get a wake-up call from this and others who used to praise your restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wow - believe the hype! Chef Geoff's is an exceptional dining experience. The sweet potato gnocchi was better than gnocchi I've eaten at authentic pasta restaurants. The pizza was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. The dinner rolls are fresh and warm. The dessert we got, the cookies and cream cheesecake, was a perfect portion and so delicious. The server wasn't very friendly, but he was attentive and made sure to put a candle in our dessert for my husband's birthday. We definitely plan to return to Chef Geoff's, and highly recommend it to others!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Be prepared for $35 entrees in this neighborhood spot, a haven for American University students on a big budget. The food and beverage selections are wide ranging and the portions are very generous. The chef may be little heavy handed with the salt shaker on the risotto and the tomato based Italian dishes.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was poorly prepared. Scrambled eggs were dry. Crab meat was bad, and substitute entrees had to be ordered.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I have been to this restaurant a number of times although admittedly not for awhile. My entree came out cooked to the consistency of shoe leather. To be fair when a manager happened by she did comp it. Positively inedible. Everything else—appetizers and my wife’s entree—was fine. To say our server was inattentive would be to overstate his attentiveness. The restaurant was not that crowded so I have trouble understanding the reason. It is hard to imagine returning.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had not been to this restaurant in a couple of years. We arrived at 6 PM on a Saturday for our reservation and were surprised to find the place nearly full. Overall, the meal was a bit disappointing. While the calamari appetizer was very good: crispy, tasty, and not at all greasy, the entrees were a bit subpar. In particular, my shrimp and grits, while tasty, were over-the-top soupy and messier than they should have been. The service was swamped by the crowd. And, although we got everything we ordered, it came somewhat haphazardly: too slow at points; too rapidly at others. I would come again, as we have in the past, but perhaps try a less frantic time, say lunch on a weekend or dinner during the week.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I like that owner/ chef Geoff Tracy comes around to check on local regulars. Makes me happy to be there. I like the waiters who care about pleasing. A great place to have in your ‘hood. There’s a wide variety of offerings so it’s easy to repeat visits. The lovely cal house wine is usually good value.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The shrimp and grits were very good. Also the scallops. Also the desserts. Good wine. Good service.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My neighborhood stand-by -- particularly for the wonderful Sunset Special. Their kale salad is a standout of interesting and unusual flavors and textures and their crusted salmon blends a crisp outside with a moist inside, cooked as requested.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always, the food was very good. The service, which is normally quite good, was this time fairly poor. We had to flag down someone for water, the drinks took way too long (we had already waited quite a while, they didn't appear, and the waiter came by to take our order seemingly oblivious to the fact that we were still waiting). When the food came we had to send one meal back as it was underdone, and again, waited. The rest of the party was finished dinner before that one meal was returned. The manager (or someone) comped a glass of wine, and while a nice gesture, it really didn't help.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great spot for lunch or dinner, excellent food, great atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation. Service was solid. I had to change reservations due to out of town guests and was graciously accommodated. Lots of choices in DC make this one of your.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

You cannot go wrong,
Because Geoff makes sure everything is right at his establishments!!!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We have enjoyed the Chef Geoff burger for years; large and excellent quality meat. This time the price had increased (again) and the burgers were literally half size. The meat wasn't the same quality and the whole thing was served on a small plate.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The restaurant was not crowded, but the service was still extremely slow, and we had to flag down a manager to get our check. Very good food and drink.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Our group of three enjoyed fresh and flavorful dishes, enhanced by pleasant service. We'd happily go there again.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waitress was a bit slow and inattentive to requests , ie a knife and fork, mustard 😳

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Crab cake sandwich was a bit on mushy side, but otherwise food was great. Good sized portions, very attentive waitress. Consistent and reliable.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Service was outstanding, we were running late and they found us a table and then the server expedited our meal so we still got to the theater on time. Very responsive as well as great food.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I tried Chef Geoff’s with my boyfriend for the 1st time on Valentine’s Day. The food was okay but the reason I’m giving it such a low rating however, is because our service was horrible. Granted, it was Valentine’s Day so I understand our server was busy but we had to ask 3 different people over the course of 30 min for a drink menu. By the time we got it, we decided not to order another drink because we waited for too long. Additionally, my bf didn’t get his baked potato that came with his meal. Normally wouldn’t be a big deal but our server didn’t come back to check on us the entire meal so by the time he came back, my boyfriend had finished eating. Also, we we never able to get water refills. It was frustrating because he seemed to be very attentive to every table around us except ours. Overall, was very disappointed with our experience, especially since it was Valentines day.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The evening started out well, with the waiter providing drinks. However, when we put in our orders for the main course dinners, something went wrong. One of the people in my party changed their initial order from a beef dish to a fish dish. We believe that change caused our dinner orders to get bumped back in order of preparation. Furthermore, one of the dinner entrees was never prepared, causing the waiter to re-place the order. All of this delay and confusion ruined Valentines Day for us. to their credit, Chef Geoff did not charge us for one of the entrees.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Crowded for Valentibe's Day, but reservation made through Open Table was honored and we were seated at correct time. As usual, food and service were great. We were not especially hungry, but the wo CG Burgers wrre properly prepared and the accompanying French fries were delicious. We have eaten here nunerous times before and the menu has a very nice variety of both appetizers and main courses. Only "complaint" is later that evening I received an email from Open Table semi-chastising me for not honoring the reservation I had not only made but indeed had the receipt in my hand when the email came through. I wrote back and explained I had been there. Also called restaurant directly and they said, without knowing exactly what had happened, that the hostess probably did not realize it was an Open Tabke reservation. Anyway, highly recommend this quite good neighborhood place. Open Table follow up email absolved me of the "crime."

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. Have never had a subpar experience at Chef Geoff's - one of my go to places.

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