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Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.6
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3071 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 is fresh, flavorful and offers something for everyone. From pizza, salads and burgers to our more elaborate main dishes, one thing is for certain, we don’t skimp on flavor! Our bar covers all ends of the spectrum from our famous super mugs (giant beers) to our handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy our elevated breezy patio for the perfect al fresco dining experience or our cozy newly renovated dining room. We cannot wait to see you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3071 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnneB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice!

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vipfemfacti
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was safe and delicious. The staff is courteous, kind and safe. Would definitely recommend for the delicious food and social distance safe experience.

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vipYusif
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent neighborhood eatery. Service is a bit spotty, but the food is decent.

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vipHala
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service! My only regret is that I couldn’t eat my entire delicious shrimp and grits entree because I was too full from eating all the appetizers, the hummus and calamari.

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vipRich
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having such a terrific and consistent restaurant in one's neighborhood is a real treat. We don't go out for meals a lot, but when we do, Chef Geoff's is always near top of the list for consideration. Recent visit just confirmed that. Well prepare and very flavorful dinner accompanied by friendly and efficient service staff. Outdoor seating well spaced and they clearly "get" the requirements for safe dining in this year of challenges.

Again, we'll be back.

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vipKittyL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Chef Geoff for decade. It is my favorite restaurant. I have written many reviews. Unfortunately I do not have time to write a specific review for our wonderful moonlight dinner on the patio. Please look at the photos I will attach.
Kitty Lansale

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vipMelissaP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!!! They are doing a great job with outside dining during Covid. This is the only place I will go right now!

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vipSheilaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood spot!! Awesome customer service & delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Some hits, some major misses. Might have been an off night in the kitchen.

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vipCharles20895
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

With Covid, I Had wanted a hamburger for a while so decided to go since warm out. Waitress was delightful. Split our big mugs in to two glasses. My wife and I each ordered the hamburger and couldn’t decide on sides and she suggested we could do half of fries and salad. Perfect. But the salad was just lettuce and dressing.
Hamburger and fries were great, salad was just boring but I was outside so all good. Someone served us who was delightful so all is well.

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vipMikeinDC
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there recently for a lunch with my in-laws as they have a very extensive and well-spaced outdoor eating area. Everything from the salads to the pizza was great and service was excellent. Would happily recommend to anyone!

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vipcimkene
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was really awful. Drinks good though. And patio was nice.

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vipKayakDC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside. Tables are well spaced. Food and service were both excellent. And they have lots of propane heaters when it get chilly.

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Jillian
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating, as we didn’t know of a person in our group was going to show up. Everyone enjoyed their food and service was perfectly fine. I will definitely be coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around for the six of us

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vipMontgomerySlim
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The fried calamari was much too salty and greasy. The fries served with our sandwich were cold but when we asked for hot fries instead they were happy to bring them. Service was attentive.

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DCFoodie
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Geoff's outdoor patio has always been a pleasant place to eat -- and an absolute balm during this time of coronavirus. The food remains as excellent as it ever was, the staff is taking all the necessary precautions, and the service is excellent. I hope they install outdoor heaters so that we can continue to enjoy this neighborhood gem as the weather turns cooler.

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vipLWinDC
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great safe outdoor seating.

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vipSJMc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Armenia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I requested a table in open table and just to make sure I called and I was told that table was reserved for us well was another story when I got there, I guess the manager decided to seat us wathever she wanted , is not right specially couple of hours before they confirm , also if you have ordered an appetizers should give you time in between for your next course
Thanks

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vipShannonB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. Wonderful service, lots of friendly smiles and delicious food!

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vipKarenLR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reserved a table outside. Well spaced and the staff and patrons were masked when interacting. Felt safe, good food, and lovely staff. I observed good spacing of seating inside as well.

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vipCapsWiz
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and largest outdoor patio in DC. Umbrellas on tables are large enough to eat outside in a light rain.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love them! Local owner.

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vipLucky1
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in DC! The service was spot on, too. I particularly enjoyed the fresh pasta with heirloom tomatoes. My son had a phenomenal pizza with bacon on it. Staff is also very good about masks and general COVID safety.

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vipElise
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely, food delicious and well prepare, and the outdoor patio felt safe and spacious. A wonderful celebratory experience.

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vipElizabethG
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating area

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DebW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but the fries were only ok

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Mike74
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crabcake which was excellent; real lump and little filler. My guest had the salmon which he reported was also excellent. Outdoor patio seating is spaced generously and is attractive. I highly recommend.

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MerrillC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining at Chef Geoff’s is a joy and delight! Lovely atmosphere, well away from street traffic. And consistently great food.

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vipJanette
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Spicy Caesar salad didn’t not taste good! Some sort of pickle sprinkled all over. Salmon on top had very fishy smell.
Table given to my friend and I too small for comfortable (safe) conversation while eating. I asked for the slightly larger tables, was told no, that they were for three or four person parties. Then two people were led to one of those tables right by us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My dish was not cooked to my order, it had to be recooked.

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janem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband ordered a filet which did not turn out to be a filet-- it was tough, cooked too much.
The humus and pita bread are delicious, as was the guac and chips--
The crab cakes are fabulous.
All in all, we liked our meal there, but would not buy the filet again. Service was excellent.

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vipfoodfan
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal at Chef Geoff’s. We wanted to taken advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy outdoor dining. The patio at the restaurant is spacious and the tables were appropriately spaced to accord with social distancing guidelines. The service was friendly, and we were not rushed. We liked the menu and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. It was only the 2nd time since the beginning of the pandemic that we have eaten out, and we were very happy with the experience.

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viplola
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent

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vipWalt
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch service and great food on the patio on a beautiful day.

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Nancy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed my Russian mule! and my crab cake but had hoped for your delicious mahi mahi and guess the fish just weren't available.

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vipMichaelQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and super-doggie friendly! Even put out a bowl of water. Thx!

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vipStevenL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Crab cakes cold and not up to usual standards

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BusinessinDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location for a business lunch and handy spot for people coming from both VA and MD. Atmosphere was nice and quiet when we arrived as we got in around 12 noon. Quickly built up and every table was full by about 12.30 - nice buzz. Not annoying and felt nice to be out and about again after Covid lockdown. Staff were attentive to the outside tables, everyone dining came wearing masks and only removed while eating. All staff also wearing masks. We all ordered something different but portion in the pasta was tiny for the price and would not by any means fill someone up - if it was a lunch price, i'd understand but wasnt. Salads were okay. Shrimp volume was generous but our colleague felt her salt was boring. Personally I think its hard to get a really good salad that isnt boring so she was right to be sorry she didnt go for the burger or the pizzas which we saw coming out and they looked signficantly better both in portion, size and price. Would go again but will be smarter in our choices.

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You can order delivery directly from Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) using the Order Online button. Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 237-7800.

Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) is rated 4.6 stars by 3071 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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