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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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249 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

group of friends wanting to get together after work someone suggested going here. A fun evening. Food was good to above average.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time out to let the world know about your time here, what can we strive for to do better to get a 4 or 5 rating? As a small business owner, I'm always trying to improve. Thanks! Chef Tony Marciante More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was visiting the D.C. area after moving away a few years ago. Needed a place to meet up with a dozen friends I hadn't seen for while. Tony and his team were more than accommodating. Several of us arrived early and had drinks at the bar. We eventually made our way to a long table setting the back area of... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing such a detailed and complimentary report..we really appreciate your time in doing so. Please do say hello next time you're in , we love our repeat family... Chef Tony More 

Silver Spring
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Tony's is a fine Restaurant, with an excellent menu, and one that offers a lot of variety. We Love dining here, and can't wait till our next visit!

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony is a terrific chef and we go for great fish dishes. Always fresh and prepared perfectly. The space is not particularly inviting but this is not a deal-breaker. We have gone several times and always get the best calamari ever. Would go more often because Tony Can Cook but the menu is a little limited, perhaps because of the... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Tony's is a fairly intimate restaurant with very good food that focuses on fresh seafood. The lobster was outstanding, and the cannoli are recommended for dessert. Unfortunately, the service was atrocious. The server had to be asked four times for extra bread, he did not know what half and half was, he brought the wrong wine, he made several... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let me know, I believe I know who this was. He is newer on the staff, and needs some counseling. My apologies for the obvious mis steps, and please do come back, as you can see by our reviews here and elsewhere, we do a great job overall. We did have a very... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent! The service was fabulous!! We went there for New Year's Eve. I had gotten a Groupon for a prix fixe dinner for two. I was informed that it could not be honored that night. Instead they had a special menu for tonight. It was a four course dinner with a bottle of wine and two glasses... More 

Thank Gary D
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live and work near Chef Tony's, so I probably go at least once a month. The seafood is always fresh and perfectly prepared. The service is attentive and the ambiance is on the nicer side but has a neighborhood feel, tablecloths but not stuffy. I go their for business as well as family occasions and everyone is always pleasantly... More 

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

Jonathan! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world about our restaurant, we really appreciate it! It's been an honor taking care of you over these many years, we look forward to many more occasions! Chef Tony More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Chef Tony quite a few times over the years, and it never failed to impress with its warm hospitality and great food. I like that the cuisine is healthy, delicious and uncomplicated. It is also very reasonable. The staff is very accommodating and the kitchen will tweak dishes to your taste. There are gluten free alternatives... More 

Thank Joyce S
The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the restaurant - Chef Tony stopped by to ask how we enjoyed our dinners. Very much liked the personal touch! Tiramisu was awesome!

Thank Julia H
Bethesda, Maryland
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263 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Wanted a place to go out for a nice dinner with 2 other couples. Wanted a place that wasn't too loud so we could talk. This place came up and we all agreed on it. We were not disappointed. Edwin, our server was fabulous. Friendly, informative and enthusiastic about that evening offerings. He gave great descriptions of each dish. Started... 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?