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Chef Tony's

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4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Old Georgetown Road)
+1 301-654-3737
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've lived in Bethesda for many years but hadn't been to Chef Tony's. Good trip Advisor reviews encouraged us to give it a try for lunch. We were delighted. You could say that the service was "just a bit slow" but it would be unfair to do so because the food was obviously cooked to order. We are picky with... More 

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

Hi Harold, Thanks for your feedback, I read them all. While we don't want to provide slow service, everything is fresh for sure. Always great to know about our guests... We appreciate you, please say hi next time you're in... Chef Tony More 

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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have eaten Chef Tonys through uber eats, and the meal was great and affordable. So we decided to go in person. WORST I mean unbelievable service/ management. Where to begin....after seated, it took 30+ minutes for someone to speak to us. Just as we were about to give up, and just walk out, we were asked... More 

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

Jourdan, I have just read through your review, I just have to apologize. We're in Bethesda now almost 10 years, and have had SO many great meals and reviews, but that doesn't matter. Your meal sounds like it was a train wreck. We HAVE had some rough shifts these last couple weeks due to two of our servers leaving within... More 

McLean, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister's big 60th birthday was the perfect reason to finally get the whole family to Chef Tony's! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food was fresh and delicious as usual. Full disclosure... Stars were between 4 & 5, for the food, but the service provided by Edgar tipped the scales to excellent! Everyone LOVED the fresh tender Calamari (my... More 

Thank RIA13
Boise, Idaho
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357 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never been to Chef Tony's and the reviews were good. The night I was there the service was some of the worst I have ever had. It might have been amateur night. Whoever seated me wanted to put me at a table for four and I said no, you'll need that for a larger party. I waited the... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking time to review, and bring up VERY valid service misses. We have brought on a few new team members to replace two that left unexpectedly, I apologize for those misses in service. We're working hard to make that go away. Please do come back to see us, you will enjoy.. In case you have a... More 

Germantown, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether your part of a group, a couple or on your own you will find Chef Tony's a comfortable place to dine. The restaurant features Italian-inspired fresh fish, pasta and meat dishes all delicious. The fried calamari is an outstanding appetizer, but the Cesare salad is just as good. It's warm friendly atmosphere, great service makes Chef Tony's a place... More 

Thank crackerb0x
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, phenomenal service,,,,,,would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a delicious, fun night out

Thank jlbussler
Laurel, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a fan of Chef Tony's since before it was Chef Tony's (2009)! :) The food is always fresh and made to order (sometimes I can't have carbs and Chef Tony never hesitates to double up on my perfectly sauteed vegetables). I was so tired of zucchini until I had Chef Tony's version - YUMMY! The atmosphere is great... More 

Thank Jewell215
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Tony's is our favorite cozy, tasty and super fresh restaurant we love going to for excellent seafood! His calamari is amazing, trout, flounder, salmon are wonderful.

Thank Jenny W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met Tony at an event in November of 2009, sponsored by local farmers that supply some of the fresh ingredients Tony and wife Sonia (pastries!) use in their restaurant. Everything is sourced with the utmost care, and that is one of the first reasons why everything is so delicious. Their space on St. Elmo, where they have thrived for... More 

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

Hey Chris, good to hear from you again! And thank you so very much for the compliment, we are glowing over your raving review. We take great pride in using locally sourced ingredients and are happy to share our passion with people like you who truly care about what we do. Thanks for being a loyal guest and we hope... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Chef Tony's a few times. Every time all dishes were fresh, delicious and hit the spot! Tried new dishes each time and have not been disapponted. Its hard to find really good, fresh and well prepared seafood. Highly Recommend!

Thank Gale G

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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
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Romantic, Business meetings, 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 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)  >  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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