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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.4
2547 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 2547 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was good!

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving ... excellent food and service

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Good as usual, but overpriced.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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 .

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food and family-friendly. It was quite busy sitting inside on a Saturday night (8ish). Without asking, our waitress kindly split our meals so we could share them after hearing that we had planned to share them.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

As usual the curried chicken was fabulous. The fried calamari were good as well. Unfortunately, we had a waiter who was new to serving and so the service was not good. We had to ask for bread and would not have been given it if we had not asked. I had a dirty knife and finally asked on of the buss people to bring me one when our waiter never did. The same was true of getting a water refill.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Never disappoints. I had the maple brined chicken which was simply delicious. Hope it stays on the menu. Mushroom Ravioli and Trout with Shrimp Sauce were winners as well. Service is always friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food; good service.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Food not as good as has been. Shrimp and grits were blah and coffee was barely luke warm. Out door ambiience was terrific and waitress was very, very sweet to a handicapped member of our group.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

It was the first time my three friends ate at Chef Geoff's and they loved it as much as I did.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

We have been here a number of times. It has always been good. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

We shared the crispy brussel sprouts to start. They made an excellent appetizer with plenty for us each. They were indeed crispy and delicious. I had the lamb burger - juicy and so well seasoned. My friend thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom ravioli. We told our server Elizabet we were two friends on a catch-up lunch and were in no hurry so Elizabet gave us the perfect amount of attention and time for a good chat. All in all a lovely lunch in a lovely and warm and friendly place.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was good however, I was disappointed that an establishment the size of chef geoff’s had run out of red wine glasses and the server did not apologize for serving us our red wine in white wine glasses. Even one of those was chipped and had to be pointed out to the server. Don’t lose your attention to detail Chef Geoff staff!

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