Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

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2912 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chef Geoff’s is a chef driven restaurant offering Contemporary American cuisine.

A DC staple with a friendly, neighborhood feel, you will feel welcome here for any occasion large or small. Our made from scratch menu, including our seasonal weekly specials menu, is fresh, flavorful and offers something for everyone. From pizza, salads & burgers to our more elaborate main dishes, one thing is for certain, we don’t skimp on flavor! Our bar, featuring our daily happy hour, covers all ends of the spectrum from our famous super mugs (giant beers) to our handcrafted cocktails created by our in-house mixologist Hector Carmona. The breezy elevated patio is the perfect spot to enjoy our Bottomless Brunch. And don't forget Half Price Wine Night every Wednesday! There’s always something happening at Chef Geoff’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good social distancing measures

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RaineyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was amazing, I will definitely be coming back here for a meal. Also the view is phenomenal😃😃

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Picky
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The crab cake was disappointing. Cake was mainly filler - potatoes and asparagus flavorless!
All 3 others loved their food!!!

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vipCanada
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to have the neighborhood restaurant open again. Nice to be able to make reservations for the patio so we know that we can bring our dog.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant! Exceptional customer service!

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vipFoodieneighbor
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

1st Phase 1 reopening dining experience, and Chef Geoff got it right! Their patio was always a great outdoor space anyway, and now, with the required distances, the tables are well spaced making for a relaxing, quiet experience surrounded by trees and flowers.

Pretty much their full menu, food & drink, available, with attentive staff. Good safety protocols in place so we never felt at risk.

They got it right, and we'll be back!

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vipSandy
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Levi was excellent: personable, helpful, attentive, knowledgeable. Our dinners were excellent. Chef Geoff restaurants are my favorites and never disappoint me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Brussel sprouts were fabulous. I was very disappointed in the fish tacos. The fish was dry and overcooked. Service was excellent.

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MildredWHolmes
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Birthday. Waiter was in and off. Female bartender was outstanding.

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JamesD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant with great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual for a location of this restaurant group, the food was very good, more than sufficient in quantity and promptly and cheerfully served. We were very pleased and will certainly go back.

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Foodlover25
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Chef Geoff's on New Mexico Avenue to try the special menu for diners between 4 and 6 pm. It was terrific! The food was delicious and the hostess and waitress could not have been nicer. It happened to be a few days after my birthday and they honored a birthday coupon for me. Even without the coupon, the dinner would have been a great value.

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vipJason
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The calamari and the salmon were excellent. The service was very good.

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roberts
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

great neighborhood place, good food and drink, enjoyable atmosphere. love the outdoor area when the weather is good. our waiter Patrick was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food took 45 minutes to be served after ordering. That’s way too long.

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RobertH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love to meet friends here and the food quality is always good and consistent. Sat. night they had a wedding going on and the food was still good. The receptionist took care of our seating needs and sat us at a nice table in the back that was comfortable and maybe even quieter than near the middle tables. The specials for Valentine's Day were unusual but two of our party enjoyed them. Waiter was friendly but over the course of the meal I noticed we weren't getting water refills and no rolls before dinner. I had to ask. And then dessert took extra long because they had to make the ricotta donot holes. Not very efficient on that end. Food good, noise level was moderate and we were able to talk but the little things were annoying. I tried to tell the front manager but she wasn't available when we were leaving. Definitely will go back especially when the patio opens in the warmer weather.

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EdwardN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great vibe, very good service and other diners behaved well. All type of folks- families, groups, couples - so the noise level was bit high but again a good vibe so the buzz was upbeat and friendly. Oh and the food was really good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with a party of 12 which grew to 16 and they pleasantly accommodated us even though it was a busy time on a Saturday night . The food and service were excellent - all 16 in my party agree- can’t say enough good things about this gem of a restaurant!

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IrmaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner. The food was simply fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Excellent new items on the menu—as usual. Chef Geoff was there overseeing the kitchen as he often does. Great table for 2 at the window.

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JeanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were ready to order when our beverages arrived, but our server rushed off. Never came back for beverage refill. Took too long to get the check. Some of us have to get back to work. Food was delicious, however!

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vipirabetsy
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our get together is a grief group which meets each Tues. We found the restaurant conducive to our wishes. Accessible for handicapped and quiet. The food is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely casual dinner.

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LizT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband an I both had fish and Hoth his halibut and my combos, a special, were fabulous!

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janbull
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Lovely decor, good food and parking too?

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MaggiW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a quiet night since it was Super Bowl Sunday. The specials were wonderful and we had a great night together.

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vipLucky1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great evening. It was quite busy and we enjoyed the coziness. Our favorite in the neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Waiter was pleasant enough but we couldn’t figure out why the service was so incredibly slow. It took one hour for us to even get bread at the table. For a party of 4, dinner took 2 hours. Unacceptable. Food was tasty but I don’t feel the need to come back any time soon.

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Picky2014eater
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I appreciate the gluten free buns. The burger was delicious. My friend had the mushroom ravioli. Our service was on point. Also there is a parking garage behind the restaurant and they validate parking. I definitely will return.

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vipAlicia
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The server was swamped, I get that would cause stress but when I alerted him that our kids meal was missing the fruit it was supposed to come with he huffed as if I was personally offending him and rushed away from the table. Eventually a bus boy brought it. We never received our bread, no one noticed even though I asked twice. The server was so passive aggressive I was afraid to ask him for anything else after that (like the second round of drinks we wanted) the rest of dinner and honestly couldn’t as he never checked on us and the next time he came back to the table was to drop the check with no “I hope you enjoyed your meal” or any acknowledgement. Just a pouty-faced kid that should learn to handle the pressure or he’ll continue to deter customers from the restaurant. We asked the bus boy to wrap the remaining pizza we had left and as we were walking out the door realized they never brought us the bag. My mom went to the server asking about it and received the response, “well did I take your food to wrap it up?!” as is if she made some accusation that he lost it and how dare she ask him. She had to walk over and find it herself. The icing on the cake is since dinner my mother has been extremely sick and up all night because of something she ate. My guess is the shrimp potstickers. Anyways, overall it was such an unenjoyable night that we will never be coming back which is a shame because we live in the area and the food was good even if it made my mom sick.

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Tammy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Courteous, professional service from hostess and waitstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Chef Geoff’s is consistently excellent. We almost always enjoy new, fresh flavors when we dine there.

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AndreaK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I don’t know Chef Geoff’s policy but generally when you’re celebrating a birthday and the Restaurant knows about it in advance there’s some sort of acknowledgment. It didn’t happen when I took my husband there for his birthday. We were disappointed. Also my steak had an enormous amount of gristle. It was not the best dining experience we’ve ever had. 🥺

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MADX
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and reasonably priced

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vipCAL11
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love the options on the menu! Solid go to place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Chef Geoffs has been a favorite of ours for over 10 years. We hadn’t been there in a while and were excited to go back. Food, drink and ambiance did not disappoint; however our waiter was surprisingly inattentive, almost rude, especially compared to other waiters/waitresses.

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vipValeriaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Fun Happy Hour. Very professional team and overall management. Wonderful deals for those of us who can take advantage of the Sunset menu. Thanks!