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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“calamari” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Objectively speaking, there was actually nothing wrong with our meal or our experience at Chef Tony's this evening. All of our food was alright--not terrific or anything special, mind you, just alright. Our meals consisted of a Caesar salad (served warm and grilled, which meant...More

Thank Hugh K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, service, environment, highly recommend for locals or if visiting from out of town. Walking distance to a variety of upscale stores and restaurants.

Thank jmp37461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been comming here for a few years now and I always get the same meal - roasted caesar salad and scottish grilled salmon. It's the best anywhere! Lots of other people must agree because the restaurant is always packed.

Thank oboe1956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and friendly staff. I highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. Calamari is light and flaky, best Caesar Salad I have had, very nice lump crab cake and to finish homemade blueberry cheesecake that is to die for. Enjoy!

Thank douglascX9407WH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times over the years and the husband/ wife team that is Chef Tony's never disappoints. If you haven't been I don't know why not ! It's small therefore not conducive for large groups.

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We ordered the 3 course meal. It’s was a great choice. The food and service was excellent and we will be returning. Calamari was best we’ve had. Mussels were terrific, salmon was to die for. If you like seafood, you can’t go wrong. Great Job,...More

Thank forthekauz
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The secret to seafood is fresh, fresh and fresh. I am a local in Bethesda and I love this place. Service is attentive. Ever since I first came here the manager checks on the table to make sure everything is going well.

Thank James D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Chef Tony's specializes in seafood, and everything that everyone in our party had was wonderful - fresh and expertly prepared. The salads were also excellent, and when some at our table wanted to split one (which I'd highly recommend to save room for dessert), they...More

Thank ofamof
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My family and I had a great dinner at Chef Tony's. This is a very unpretentious place which is very friendly and has great food. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. My husband and I both had the crab cake. Although I have eaten many crab...More

Thank DenverDweller
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My husband and I have eaten here a few times. It has always been a fresh, flavorful, and enjoyable experience! It's worth a visit!More

Thank sshields511
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We appreciate you letting the world know, I'm curious about "surprising good"...I'm assuming we exceeded your expectations? What did you think was going to be the experience? I'd like to continue to overdeliver, but always looking to upgrade impressions...thanks for any feedback! cheftony@cheftonysbethesda.com Chef Tony...More

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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
Hi there, Chef here...thank you to our guest above for providing some answer and context. We always have an array of vegetables on hand, we make most everything in house and remain flexible with our menu creation and taking... More
7 December 2016|
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Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
We are very accommodating I believe, we are happy to do anything possible for our guests! Tony
11 June 2015|
Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
Well, If I didn't know, who would. Just fyi, we are not a Chinese restaurant, and no, we do NOT use msg. We ARE a fresh Seafood Restaurant, Mediterranean in nature. I hope this answers your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
    (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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-3737
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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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