My wife and I were looking for a good dinner in a nice restaurant. Although the restaurant wasn't crowded, we were placed in the bar area. This wouldn't have been an issue except that we were served by the bartender who was inattentive, at best. Ordered a 2014 wine and after being served we noted we were given a 2015. When we mentioned this, the bartender brushed us off stating, "yeah, sometimes we run out and they change it". He asked about bread, then didn't bring it. We had a better interaction with the guy dropping off the food; who did finally bring us some bread. The food was excellent, however, we expected more than Applebee's service.
Cold, wet night, I think they appreciated our coming out. Staff was friendly and attentive. Love that they offered tastes before we purchased a bottle of wine. Husband had the trout with sweet and sour cauliflower (recommended by server) he said best meal he’s had in a long time...outside the home ;)
Entrees are a little pricey but good for a special occasion or date night.
This is my second visit to Chef Geoff's. The service was excellent. I enjoyed my salmon burger and the rose wine that I chose. My friend had a kale pizza that looked scrumptious. We had a great lunch.
The food and service is always excellent at this restaurant. We have been there many times and it is excellent......
I had to keep waving our sever down to ask for simple things like a fork.
My wife and I have been to CG’s many times, and this special Valentines dinner was no different. The food and the wine list is phenomenal. I suggest you stop by on any given night. You will certainly find something on the menu that gets your attention, and pleases the palate.
Chipped glass, missing side order, long wait just to get drinks, soup delivered without a spoon .... in fairness the first sub par experience I have had here, so I’ll put it down to being overly busy on account of Valentines Day.
How lucky to have Valentine’s Day fall on half price bottle of wine night - not many local restaurants stock Barboursville Cab Franc! The lobster ravioli was fabulous as was the crab cake. Alway a great meal here.
Fat Tuesday at CG was very nice. Always new tastes offered by the Chef. A bit noisy, but the booths allow for a private, romantic dinner. BZ!!
We just had Sunday brunch there. The menu was imaginative without being crazy -- best of all, the food was perfectly cooked. And the service was unobtrusive but completely responsive to our needs.
We started with happy hour prices at the bar. Next, we were seated at a cozy booth which supported conversation and getting to know one another. We were given impeccable service: our server volunteered his recommedations; he checked on our satisfaction with our entrees shortly after we received them; a manager briefly checked on our satisfaction; our water glasses were refilled multiple times without prompting. I had the salmon and a glass of cabernet - both were wonderful.
The bacon-wrapped shrimp salad was fabulous -- perfectly done. Also, had the chocolate cake for dessert and i would go back again and again and again just for THAT DESSERT. And i know chocolate. It was the best I've wrapped by lips around.
We enjoy Geoff’s for business ,Social and Happy Hour gatherings. Overall food and service was excellent. However , I don’t know want was going during our visit but the bar was major issues getting simple drinks prepared. Can’t even do a Cosmos or a simple martini. We had to return the drinks and and the remake were not that great, we just gave up. It’s a Saturday night and one would expect that you have your top people on board. The waitress finally admitted that it was a bar helper and not a bartender making our drinks. Oh well , next time we will stick to a nice bottle of wine.
Food was good. Service was about a “meh”as you could get. No highs, no lows. Would have thought it would have been a little more attentive especially when it wasn’t all that busy. Valet service looked real fancy though.
Open table only allows reservations up to 12 people here and the restaurant graciously accommodated our request for a 13th seat without a problem. Food is great though many items on the menu were not available. They had run out of several apps and entrees, which was disappointing though not really surprising as we were there in the evening on the last day of Restaurant Week.
We have come several times for RW over the years and Chef Geoff's makes a point of offering most/all of the menu (other restaurants only offer certain things), which is nice. But you have to be careful because if you end up choosing cheaper options without realizing it, the RW deal is fairly close to normal price. This isn't really a complaint as I don't think you run much risk of finding 3 courses of options that would normally run less than the RW price, but if you really want to walk away feeling like you got a deal, this is the week to go for pricier entrees.
The food is outstanding. The various seafood options were all available (except the calamari app), and I really enjoyed the BBQ shrimp app and swordfish special! I've had the shrimp and grits before too and HIGHLY recommend it.
The place has usually been pretty full and quite loud when we have gone before, but Sunday night at 8:15 PM, we had the room to ourselves and were entirely at fault for how loud that room got! The staff was really polite and accommodating. The server even offered to handle split checks and all the awkward complications customers often add to split checks without being asked to, which was over and above. (This in particular is big change from past experiences at this same restaurant.) And while we stayed quite late, we were not rushed out at all. That said, part of why we were there so long was that the food doesn't exactly fly out of the kitchen. Again, not really a complaint in this case since we were there to enjoy time together with friends in a nice place and that's exactly what we got.
I think this restaurant has become very mundane - there's not much special. Service is just ok. Food is nothing to write home about. Sorry to be bleak - I was a fan when it first opened but I think Geoff needs to spend more time there.
I've been to Chef Geoff's before so chose it for my bday dinner BUT the experience this time was not good. So many options were not available and we were there on a very uncrowded, early part of dinner service. On top of that the waiter was a ghost...we had to ask on 10 occasions for water refills. He was simply unresponsive. It was not a good birthday dinner.
I must say this was not the best visit to Chef Geoff’s. Although it was restaurant week and you would think they would stock accordingly, a lot of things they were out of on Sunday and the service were slow. We had a couple of people in our party that had seafood allergies and that was pretty much all that was left on the menu. One good thing was that they were knowledable about the menu for allergies and took precautions to not cross contaminate food brought to the table. I would probably try to give them one more try but definetly not during restaurant week.
Went for Restaurant Week on the Sunday. We had reservations for 1:30 PM but did not get seated until 35 minutes past our reservation time even though we got there 20 minutes early. When we went to order they were out of almost all the appetizers including two out of three that we wanted. Besides those issues, the food is outstanding and the value is very good for Restaurant Week. In addition, they provided some kind of carrot cake bread that was delicious. Lesson learned is to book an early time on the weekend.
The food was good and our server did his best to accommodate us. We were not happy with the fact that we had a 1:15 PM reservation yet we were not seated until roughly 45 minutes after our reserved time. In addition, many of the items advertised on their Restaurant Week menu were not available.
I was very disappointed with my brunch experience at Chef Geoff during restaurant week. My reservation was for 1:00pm but we were not seated until nearly 1:30 and we didn’t get the final check until 3:45pm (although we ordered the standard 3 courses, 2-person party, no loitering). When we finally got seated at our table it took an extended amount of time for our waitress to greet us and our table was dirty along with the bread plates. I do understand that it was restaurant week so I’m trying to be sensitive about it. Additionally, we discovered they ran out of 5 of the more popular starter options and the espresso ice cream, every item my wife preselected while waiting to get seated. One positive is that the main course was well prepared and arrived piping hot! After eating our main course it took our waitress about 20 mins to come back to our table and take our dessert order. Even after we placed our dessert order, we had to wait 20 addition mins for the lackluster dessert. Only at the end, without prompting or sour faces, did our waitress offer an apology for her poor service and encouraged us to return. We were very disappointed in the whole experience and hopefully this will be a lesson learned for the management team. Perhaps Chef Geoff should consider developing a standard RW menu rather than disappointing the customers by running out of the popular items.
Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait about 25 or so minutes to get seated. Service was a little slow, but the food was very good. I had the avocado toast which was delicious!
Tried the brunch for Restaurant Week and were very pleased with the menu selections. My husband and I kept changing our minds. Food was excellent and service was a little busy due to the restaurant week crowd. Will definitely eat here again!
We were a party of four there for lunch as part of restaurant week. Several of us had the Jalapeño Lime Steak Tacos, unfortunately the Steak was very tough and it was disappointing. I had the Greek Side salad which was also just average. The Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake for my desert was very good.
The service was also very slow, but that was expected being restaurant week.
The hostesses are young and inexperienced. We had to wait 30 minutes later than our reservation to be seated, they never updated us, and it was not busy. The service was slow. The food was not worth it, either. Their calamari was oddly soft and had a strange smell. The salmon was over cooked. On top of it all, my date and I practically had to scream at each other because it was so loud in the dining area. If I ever went back there then I would definitely eat at the bar, where the noise level was comfortable. I expected something much better from a restaurant in such a prime location.
Dined here many times. Packed for restaurant week. Waited for table. Tim bought us a drink at the bar. Professional, classy, charming guy. Tried dishes never had before. Right choices. Crispy Brussels sprouts excellent( consider a balsamic dipping sauce). Maple bacon chicken dish super. As moist a breast as we’ve had in a restaurant.Sauce delicious. Would love a bottle. Clam chowder sauced Cod, wonderful. A creative approach. Kitchen was out of mashed potatoes. Tim came by and suggested grits or a rice bed. We went with grits. Sensational combo with the sauce. Moved the dish from N.Y. To Charleston. Fish beautifully flaked and moist . Stayed creamy and never “ set up” the way mashed potatoes and sauces do. Offer grits all the time. Our waitress, Ashley, is a poised, pro, comfortable both talking about food, and with people. She was just what we needed to expedite a relaxed dinner, in spite of the somewhat madhouse atmosphere of Geoff’s during restaurant week. She is a real asset to your staff.
And speaking of which KUDOS on your continuing to offer your complete menu to restaurant week diners. It is both a gift to us and reflects real business acumen as well.
Came here during restaurant week with my family. Even with a reservation, it took about 30-45 minutes to be seated. My dad ordered a medium well steak, and it came out cold and rare. My brother got pasta, and it tasted like the pasta was sitting out for a while. Everything tasted over seasoned. I do not think the regular price for what you get is worth it either. If I had a choice to come back, I would not.
A group of four friends shared a booth on Saturday night of Restaurant Week. The restaurant was filled to capacity, but we had very good service. Our waiter kept us informed about some delays in the kitchen, but we were fine since the drinks and bread had arrived promptly and, despite the crowd, we could converse easily. When it arrived, each course of the food was delicious and at the proper temperature. Our waiter took good care of us !
Over all great experience would recommend this restaurant to friends and family
I am a big Chef Geoff’s fan. I’ve been to this location and the former downtown location many times. We went here for my fiancé’s birthday dinner, and perhaps it was because it was Restaurant Week, the experience was below par with what I normally experienced. Unfortunately, it was rather disappointing this time.
The overall value for the money wasn’t terrible, but I would go somewhere else next time for a special occasion. The managers were very attentive. Three managers checked on us during the meal. Could have something to do with the meals taking so long in between courses. Conversely, our waitress, though friendly, was not at all very good. We saw her less than the managers. We didn’t want to ruin an evening with complaints to the managers. However, she visited us about 3 times in the first 5 minutes and then didn’t see her at all for 20 more when we actually needed to order! The wait for the food was very long in between courses, which was strange, since she specifically told us that the chef had pared the menu down to items that didn’t take a long time to prepare (for restaurant week). She also charged us extra for the dessert that came with our pre-fixe meal when we asked if we could use our free ice cream coupon for a coffee (lesser value) instead. She said yes and then came back and said no, then counted the coffee as the dessert part of the meal and charged us $9.50 for the dessert! We would not have ordered the coffee if she told us we couldn’t swap the ice cream for coffee. We were tired by this point and were not confident she would get it. It wasn’t worth the effort. Speaking of restaurant week, the upside is that there is a large selection to choose from, unlike most other restaurants that have a separate pre-fixe menu that has a limited number of items. The downside of Chef Geoff’s menu was that you didn’t have a choice to choose from the normal menu, as with other restaurants.