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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“calamari” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (61 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super friendly staff, lively environment and excellent food. Created a great vegan pasta and modified the Brussels sprouts too. The service was attentive. Good location. Definitely recommend for a local neighbourhood place.

Thank LS_GoingPlaces
Reviewed yesterday

Chef Tony's never disappoints. We had the grilled halibut topped with crab and paello, Italian style. We always start with the calamari which really is some of the best you'll ever enjoy. The place was packed but the wait staff , particularly Adam, handled the...More

Thank Slydiamond
Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us had dinner. Just shared three appetizers and a main. All great appetizers, the local goat cheese plate, the calamari and the filet mignon satay. Cod fish main course was excellent although the particular chorizo used was not to my liking. The blue...More

Thank SanD1234567
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My colleague and I were fortunate to find this wonderful restaurant on our business trip! We were told by the lovely gentleman at the front that we could have happy hour at the bar so we did just that! We shared appetizers of jumbo scallops...More

Thank DrOllie
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You rock! Thanks so much for a great review and taking the time...please seek me out next time so we can connect! See you soon... Chef Tony

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice service. Very good food at good prices. Staff are very good and Chef Tony will visit tables and engage customers. Nice place for a date

Thank Joxel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything a "Bistro" should be. Friendly fast service, locally sourced seafood. Intelligent suggestions. Quiet corners for those who need to talk. Country parking Garage across the street.

Thank Emeritus24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited chef Tony's for date night with my husband. It was an amazing evening, the atmosphere & service was amazing. The food was very tasty, the italian style paella was a dream!

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

Thank you so much, so glad to hear you enjoyed!! I hope to meet you next time you're in! Chef Tony & Chef Sonia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in a restaurant exactly on our Reserve time of 7:30 p.m. We were pleasantly surprised that a table was immediately ready without a wait as many of the restaurants Now do that we have been going to. The waiter was polite and quick...More

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

Thank you so much for making the time to review, we truly appreciate it. We do our best every day, great to know it's working! See you soon, have a great week! Chef Tony & Chef Sonia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian paella is great. Desserts, made by "Mrs. Tony" are a cut above most restaurants, even very good ones. (I wish they had a chocolate dessert without coffee in it.)

Thank Michael Paul C
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, my wife Sonia will appreciate it (just told her over breakfast).. Please make sure we connect next time you’re in. 👨🏻‍🍳 Chef

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, personal service. It was my birthday choice for dinner with my husband. Yummmmmmy! I was not disappointed before, during, or after!

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

Janet! So glad to hear, thank you so much for letting us (and the world) know! I hope we can connect next time you're in... Chef Tony

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Questions & Answers
12 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
HI there! I would! We are actually looking into options , there are a few... I actually found a place that uses pasta as a straw. (Bucatini I believe)... We are very much open to ideas...send me an email if you have one... More
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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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