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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“calamari” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Chef Tony's is the real deal. The food is excellent, and the staff makes your meal special, even if just for lunch. Such a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thank Mary U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Tony's is a nice Italian restaurant in Bethesda. The menu is extensive; the dishes are well prepared and sized fairly; the wine list is reasonable; and the service is attentive. The decor needs an upgrading and some of the tables wobble without additional support,...More

Thank Sheldon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm pretty stingy about my five star ratings, but Chef Tony would get six if I had the opportunity. I eat fresh fish every chance I get from the coasts to the Mississippi Delta. I may have had fish as good as Chef Tony's a...More

Thank Bob T
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your extensive review! Being a beer connoisseur, I'm sure you have had the world of beers outside our selection, but we are certainly more wine oriented. That being said, please suggest some winners that we could add to our list!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early last night and the total experience was as good as the reviews: food was awesome and the service was outstanding. Great dinner!!!! I had the Spicy Jumbo Shrimp Pasta and it was perfect....it is spicy so be prepared!!! My wife had the...More

Thank Ken S
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank YOU for taking the time out to let us and the world know...really appreciate knowing what we do is resonating! Take care, have a fantabulous week, see you next time. Chef Tony

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was apprehensive about eating here because I was in the mood for traditional Italian food, arrays of pasta, etc. Tony's is not that place. But food was outstanding, service excellent and overall atmosphere very warm and friendly. The prices are. Let inexpensive but I...More

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had many meals at Chef Tony's including delivery. The quality is consistent every time ! Their chicken piccata is the best I ever had ! So was their chicken Marsala ! The place is quaint and friendly. Service is impeccable . And prices...More

Thank 156sylvie111
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! What can we improve on? We're always trying to get better...have a fantastic week! Tony Marciante ChefTony@cheftonysbethesda.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highest possible praise for Chef Tony's (Chef, Steve and Richard) for fresh fish and seafood. Travel extensively and it doesn't get any better than this. In town for work, and always warmly welcomed. Consistently Excellent food and service at moderate prices that made me return...More

Thank mwebbLaPorte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted warmly upon arrival and seated in a cute little alcove. Service was prompt and friendly. We both had the calamari to start. My friend had the pasta with crab and said it was the best she had ever eaten.I had the trout...More

Thank alstnpt
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place is unbelievable. My wife and I went there recently at the recommendation of a friend and were totally impressed with the experience. Chef Tony has a wonderful menu with a wide variety of choices. My wife had the Soft Shell Crabs and I...More

Thank whytegroup
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

what a beautiful way to start my day, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to communicate your experience. We're real folks, just trying to keep people happy. 😇 Please do say hi next time you're in... Chef Tony

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Five of us had our meal at Chef Tony's and we all had very tasty meals. The bar selections were good. The servers were friendly but the meals were very slow to come out. The desert selection was very good.

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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
    (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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