Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)

4.4
2612 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Come enjoy our Contemporary American Cuisine, casual sophistication, and generous hospitality! We are the quintessential neighborhood restaurant in Washington DC. Don't miss our seasonal menus, Weekly Specials, Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday featuring Endless Mimosas, Half Price Wine Night every Wednesday, Happy Hour daily from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday, or our beautiful patio offering some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We also offer private parties (including private cooking classes), and offsite catering for any occasion (We also deliver with DoorDash!). We look forward to welcoming you soon! Cheers! Chef Geoff.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Bar open to midnight daily.

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Phone number
(202) 237-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Think of a reason to party and we can make it happen. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our private dining room has its own bar and seats 65. Our patio offers unique outdoor space for entertaining groups up to 200 in the spring, summer, and fall. Please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster, at party@chefgeoff.com for menus and details.
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Private party contact
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nebraska Avenue
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Parking details
Monday - Friday before 5:00pm: 50% validation for the first two hours. All other times complimentary.
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Public transit
N2 & N6 & N8 buses
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Special events & promotions
Chef Geoff's hosts a variety of wine dinners, beer dinners, cooking classes and more. We can offer the perfect venue for either personal or corporate entertaining, and accommodate groups of all sizes. For more private party information contact our events team at 202.706.7326 or email our Event Director Amy Foster at party@chefgeoff.com.



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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2612 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

After several times dining here I can only confirm that this place is one of the best options in the Van Ness and surroundings area. Parking is a blessing and the food is great and reasonably priced. The ambiance outside, on the patio, is quite different to the more intimate inside, and thus you have a choice.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We were a party of 6 on Sunday. Everyone had similiar comements regarding the food. The food was fair to average. The food was bland and uninteresting. Service was slow and needed polish. We were all left with the impression of an establishment that has started a decline, perhaps a rapid decline if Chef Geoff does not correct ASAP.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Good comfort food. Friendly. Outside tables if you can stand the DC humidity. A neighborhood favorite.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The team are Chef Geoff's is consistently excellent!! From fare to service with a smile, we consider this our 'kitchen' and 'back patio' - as much family as it is friends. And special requests are never a bother!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The service was excellent. The staff is friendly and engaged. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I liked the food very much, as always. But wait staff kept interrupting us. They asked how things were before any of us had lifted a fork. Then the server grabbed a plate as soon as someone had finished even though three others were still eating; then kept trying to do it. PLEASE ask servers to stop doing that. It is annoying and rude. It gives the impression that they want us to get out. Restaurant was not at all full so pressure was unnecessary.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Terrifically upbeat staff accompanied by creative food offerings is just a great combination for what for us is basically a local neighborhood restaurant. Probably the restaurant we go to most often in a year and it never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Restaurant pretty empty so under circumstances, service slow. That said, server v nice

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We were at American University to visit our nephew. Very convenient, within walking distance, was perfect for what we needed. Food was good for some courses and just so-so for others. The Sunset menu was a good value. Caesar salad needs work.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Delicious food and a lovely setting -- inside but especially outside if it's not too hot.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

As always, everything about our recent lunch at Chef Geoff's was outstanding. They maintain the highest quality for meals and food variety, and the service always more than outstanding!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The staff was helpful in reducing the very loud volume on the tvs covering a major sports event. One of our party was particularly interested in it, and we sat so he had a good view, but it was so extremely loud when we first arrived that I complained. With the volume lowered, we could hear one another! I've had lunch and dinner at this place many times, but never experienced that volume of noise! Unfortunately, it was too hot and humid to sit outside as a solution to the noise problem.

We had friends visiting in town and needed a brunch place nearby, and this worked well.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I had not tried a brunch at Chef Geoff's but I had been to their lunch and dinner service many times. The brunch menu offered limited choices but the choices were broad enough to meet our tastes. The ala carte menu supplemented the choices.

I had the breakfast burrito, which was well prepared. While the burrito advertised chorizo, it wasn't present in mine but rather it had mildly spicy sausage. The outside dining experience was pleasant for a Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We were happy to have a place to go to watch the World Cup soccer game

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Like to sit outside Food always good Staff really nice

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Always great. Brought a friend from Louisiana - loved it! Service and food is always right.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

As always, it was great casual dining with gourmet selections.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Chef Geoff's is a neighborhood treasure...great for a perfect burger, outside on the patio. The menu is great for anything you might fancy.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Mixed results. There were 4 at our table; we all tasted all the dishes and had mixed feelings about the execution of the food. The service was great and prices reasonable.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Too cold! Food good

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere and staff and delicious food made it very rewarding to return to Chef Geoff's

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Should improve their menu selection...
Best thing is wine by the bottle is 50% off on Wednesday.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Always a great burger spot! Brought our grandson out to CGs for his DC burger tour.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

I love my neighborhood restaurant, Chef Geoff's. At lunch, however, I asked for my salad without cheese, and it was brought with cheese. My companion's lunch was hot and served to her, so she went ahead and ate while I waited. You can get this right the first time. Also, our table, located upper tier across from bar near hostess, the wall was dirty with splashed coffee. Not appealing at all! Please get it right, we like you.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went for Father's Day brunch. Food was very good. Service was a bit subpar.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The five of us totally enjoyed our evening at the Chef Geoff's. We ate outside on a lovely evening, which added to the experience. I don't know about the noise level inside--one of my pet peeves--but outside we could hear each other and really enjoy being together. We had a variety of food and drink. Each person was satisfied. No complaints at all. We'll be back!

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We were there about 25 minutes before drinks were delivered. Appetizers and entrees were delivered at the same time and were still missing 2 appetizers.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The drinks and appetizer were great. Entrees and dessert pretty lackluster.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Can't go wrong dining at Chef Geoff's. Son, daughter and I celebrated Fathers Day early on Friday night. Service was friendly and timely, all three entrees were delivered at the same time and at the correct temperature. Drinks were comparatively priced.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We sat outside and it was lovely. The service was excellent, and our entree salads were delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Have been a former "regular" at New Mexico Ave. site but was disappointed this time around. Reservation was handled very well; order was mixed up and one person did not receive his order. Rectified by wait staff and manager but a set back to timing. Rolls had to be ordered twice. Waldorf salad (special of the day) was ordered by both my wife and I. Found the lettuce soft and almost mushy perhaps by to much dressing. Diced chicken bits were hard to find. Suggest using a breast of chicken like other salads at the table. Service person was very attentive throughout the luncheon and deserts were excellent. Compensation was made for the order mix-up was made on the bill.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Chef Geoff's never disappoints. The staff is well trained and the food is always tasty. Noise can be a problem in the evening, but not at lunch.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We are so happy we came to Chef Geoff's for our daughter's graduation dinner celebration with our family from out of town Saturday nite. We had a table of 12 and they were able to tend to us without any problems. The food was great, the service was attentive and everyone had a great time.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Good food but very understaffed on Saturday night, June 9 - and the restaurant was not particularly crowded.

Our overworked waiter forgot our appetizer order. It took repeated efforts to get our water glasses refilled. My friend’s salad was not served with the dressing on the side as she requested. The restaurant was out gazapacho (soup special) and we had a 7 pm reservation. The ladies room was messy and unclean.

Ok food, nice patio but we (longtime dc residents) were very unimpressed by the poor service.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Chef Geoff's is always a great place - their weekend brunches offer lots of choice and the outside patio is lovely.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was fine but service was poor. Our drinks were not delivered until 5 minutes after our entrees and only after we complained to a few people. The restaurant apologized for the screw up and didn’t charge for the drinks.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Chef Geoff's on New Mexico Avenue, NW in Wesley Heights has been a popular place from the beginning, and from the looks of it, it still is the go-to place for any number of occasions! The staff is very hospitable, and our waiter, Marcus, was particularly accommodating and wonderful the entire time my friend and I were there; the food was good; and the only "suggestion" I have for management is that when a large group of very "energetic" diners arrives, it would be considerate to seat them in the back of the dining room where they would not disturb others.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

5-star professional service. Excellent Caesar salad with sirloin. Yummy cocktails. Nice ambiance. Nice dessert menu.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My cousin and I made reservations for a late dinner at Chef Geoff's. Dinner, dessert and the staff were all amazing. It was worth the trip from NYC just to try this restaurant. We had sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon and honey (made special for me because of my shellfish allergy), pizzas and donuts (with 3 dipping sauces) and dark chocolate ganache cake.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent in all respects. We always come when in DC

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