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Chef Tony's

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4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Old Georgetown Road)
+1 301-654-3737
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is among Bethesda's best. The building itself is older and seems cobbled together by way of knocking down walls and building corridors to connect rooms that were not actually designed to be a restaurant. I'd love to see it updated inside or moved to a more modern setting.

Thank absentspace
Potomac, Maryland
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is THE choice for seafood and fish in Bethesda. Chef Tony's is a non-chain, one location gem. Don't go for the decor or ambiance, but then again, you can't eat decor. Terrific fish dishes, excellent, attentive service. Fair prices and Tony often has some offering or deal on his website. I have yet to be disappointed. Give... More 

1 Thank David G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Tony loves food and variety, as he creates a fresh menu daily based on the fresh ingredients available. Try his Tiramisu from his grandmother's recipe. Yum!

1 Thank sphren54
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I took a friend to Chef Tony's restaurant for her birthday and we had a great time. The food was very tasty and the service was outstanding. Chef Tony came to our table to check on us and have a fun chat and the waiter couldn't have been more sincerely friendly. I highly recommend this place for a nice dinner... More 

Thank Andy S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lunch here one sunny day. The food was great! Menu said the calamari was Bethesda's Best. So we decided to try it. Yup, it was awesome! The squid was tender and the peppers added another layer of taste to the calamari. We also ordered the ceviche and if we were not full, we would have ordered another ceviche. Additionally, we... More 

Thank kilaonig
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

You heard right - our Calamari is one of the city’s favorites! Glad to hear you were able to test it yourself so it can live up to its name. Thanks so much for sharing all these stars with these fine TripAdivsor folks, it means a lot. More 

Adelphi, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Crab cakes was a 5! My dish was different and a 3 can't really remember it but similar to salmon. Also no issue with parking, no wait other than to get a high chair for my infant. Good experience overall.

Thank Josephine N
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Can you suggest anything we could do better to earn 5 stars? Have a great Sunday! Tony More 

Rockville, Maryland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Overall, the food was very tasty. I had the Lobster Pasta - it was extremely flavorful, but I was hoping for a bit more lobster. My wife had a Blue Moon beer, but it wasn't cold and they ran out of glasses (she asked for an orange slice, but it was denied). Our drinks took a while to be served.... More 

Thank Karl V
Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The steak kabobs, coupled with cucumbers and plantains was very nice. Very satisfying, filling without feeling like you've over done it. The bread pudding and especially the whiskey sauce were delicious. A refreshing change of pace. The staff were also very attentive.

Thank TORC12p16
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Chef Tony's consistently serves great seafood. Calamari and carrot soup on the appetizer menu were very tasty. Our party of 4 people tried 3 of the fish offerings and all three were very nice. Overall a nice dining experience at an affordable price point.

Thank Noel A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was looking for a restaurant in the Bethesda area and went to Trip Advisor for suggestions. Chef Tony's was rated very highly and after reading all the positive reviews, we went with it. We were NOT disappointed. There were four of us. We each ordered various omelettes from the menu. One asked to omit the Parmesan cheese. Our waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (Old Georgetown Road)
  • Public Transportation: Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-3737
We are a Chef owned seafood focused restaurant in beautiful downtown Bethesda. We feature a daily changing menu and use as many locally sourced products as we can. We maintain a friendly and comfortable dining space that allows our guests to relax and recharge. We approach our restaurant with an appreciation for simplicity, authenticity and connection to our community. We deliver daily with high quality food, spirits and people. Our menus include fresh seasonal seafood at their core. We deliver food that nurtures, delights and reminds people that life is short and to enjoy a great meal more often. Our restaurant delivers a comfortable upscale environment that promotes conversation and connection

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