George's Chophouse

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165 reviews
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George’s brings a fresh take on the classic chophouse concept by focusing on seasonal ingredients prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods. Savor delicious, expertly-prepared dishes highlighting perfectly dry-aged steaks, the freshest fish & seafood and peak-harvested produce. With a casually elegant dinning room, a chic yet intimate bar and lounge, and a knowledgeable & attentive team, George’s is eager to make your next dining experience one to remember. Come explore George’s Chophouse, downtown Bethesda’s newest neighborhood favorite.
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FT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but, the seating was terrible. If the restaurant had better seating, it would be perfect.

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George’s Chophouse never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service equally matches that quality. It is the best gem in Bethesda!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Valentine’s Day celebration went on without a hitch! Not to mention, we told our waitress we were recently engaged so they brought out a sparkler with two complementary glasses of champagne - amazing! We will definitely be going back.

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T
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

There is nothing “wrong” with this restaurant but nothing compelling to warrant it being a “destination.” It is, as my kids would say, a “B-“ restaurant. The one thing that was frustrating was that we chose the restaurant in part because the web page claimed that it would be the regular menu with no Valentine’s Day up charges. The menu states that for appetizers and cocktails it is half price for early diners but we were informed by our server that the half-price special was not being honored because of Valentines Day!

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RB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day! An amazing meal on Valentine’s Day. From beginning to end, the service was impeccable, the food was beautifully prepared and presented and we had a lovely evening. I highly recommend this place for drinks after work or a great dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks, seafood and Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes were all excellent. Salad was just ok. Atmosphere and service were also excellent. Noise level was low and tables are well spaced. Will definitely go again.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible! Everything was amazing from our server, Christiana, to the food. My Dad said it was the best steak he’d ever had (and that’s saying a lot)! Can’t wait to go back.

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MD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot! The service was attentive and personable. The food was savory and flavorful a little on the pricey end for the portions, but overall delicious. Enjoyed the ribeye and filet mignon, perfect t cook. The sides weren't quite worth the price, as the meat was the true star.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bacon ordered as a first course was not bacon
Branzino was fried more than we expected
Steak poor

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D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for large groups. Not so great for nearby tables to have conversations. Music is a bit too loud. Food is fabulous. Service is great.

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MM
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Happy Hour birthday celebration. Set in the bar area & the bartender served as a bartender and a server and did a great job. He went out of his way to accommodate the table of nine, prices were pretty good for the small bite portions. Nothing remotely close for Vegetarians or Vegans.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely, extremely slow. Waited over 30 minutes for our drinks to show up and they were not even filled up! Very pricey for at best average food & drinks. Server was super sweet but had to keep apologizing for everything.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre.. everything about this place was mediocre.

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FG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George’s was a great fine. Everything was delicious (Scallops, Lobster Tails, NY Strip, Beef Cheeks and more), ALL was mouthwatering yummy with a side of awesome service from Jules. 😋🍷🤗💃🏼

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l
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

came on a snowy night so number of people was low. Steaks were very good. Service was not up to par even with a low number of people in the restaurant.

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S
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great little place. Bar with four good kegs and a nice menu everything from burgers to pasta. Cozy and comfortable. Good place to get together with friends.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We ordered the restaurant week menu, and the food was really good. Unfortunately, the service was not very attentive....for example, food came out while we were still working on the previous course, plates were cleared while one of us was still eating, napkins were removed during the dinner and not replaced and we never got offered refills on drinks. The restaurant was not full so there was no reason for this.

The music was pretty loud as well so the ambience was more like a bar vs a restaurant. We would come back for the food but the service experience will probably prevent any return visit.

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This location is a revolving door for Bethesda restaurants. I was excited to try a new steakhouse and went there with my husband and another couple. A few brief exchanges with the person who appeared to be manager revealed there is no George, there is no chef on site. What we have here is a very pedestrian "safe" menu prepared by line chefs and presented as upscale. Nothing we ordered was interesting or flavorful. I could have prepared a better meal at home. The steaks, prepared sous vide, were pretty close on temperature (you can't really mess up with sous vide), but no real effort to finish with a solid sear. They were flat and flavorless.
We shared a very average brownie and ice cream for dessert and as with any nice meal, wanted to end with a tawny port. No after dinner drink menu and no understanding of ports and age. We picked one at random and swished it down and bounced with no plans to return.
Hope it turns over quickly to give Bethesda a better restaurant that meets the expectations of the local clientele.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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t
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean sleek appearance that promoted great conversation. Offered a tasty variety and the staff were great.

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LH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have come to George's quite a bit. The atmosphere has always been great, the wait staff has always been fantastic and the food always good. We came on Xmas Eve becuase we thought, based on past experience, that it would be a special place to celebrate the holiday as a family.

The atmosphere was just off. The wait staff, support staff, kitchen staff all seemed off. Food was just ok - not great. We were disappointed.

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S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Had dinner there on Christmas Eve...decent ambiance, however no holiday fanfare and few if any decorations. Thumping (gym like) dance track music playing the entire time...on Christmas Eve...really?
Service was pretty good, food was OK. Side dishes were best bet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had high hopes for this restaurant but there was no one in the restaurant on a Saturday night, so the atmosphere was not good at all. The food was average, the service was ok. Overpriced for what you got and no atmosphere.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Made a lunch reservation with a group of co-workers, 8 of us total. Arrived at 12:15 and there was only 1 other table occupied in the restaurant. We quickly placed our order but it took about 40 minutes to get our food. When the food arrived, slowly - 1 filet that was supposed to be Medium Rare was Well Done; another was Rare that was supposed to be Medium. Waited another 15 minutes for one guest to get their well-done request that when finally arrived was totally rare. Ended up sending back at least 3 filet's to be cooked again. Although we had a lot of issues, we did not complain or make a fuss and the server was lovely and really trying to do her best.
At the end of the meal - our server came back and said that the Chef took care of our bill and then proceeded to give each of us a $50 gift card to return. We were totally stunned, but they did the right thing in acknowledging how bad the experience was.

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at George's Chophouse. It was a nasty rainy night but after driving around searching for parking the atmosphere inside was cozy and welcoming. Not a big crowd but a nice vibe and friendly staff. The waiter was attentive and the food (especially the tuna appetizer) was very good.

The upstairs is a venue for large parties and there was an event going on so I did not get a chance to check it out.

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RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So my wife and I came here to celebrate my birthday. This place is truly special. The sous vide steak was among the best I've had, just perfectly prepared and delectable. The chopped salad was unique, and very tasty, with super fresh vegetables and placed in "bowl"made from thin-sliced cucumbers.

The Mac and cheese and creamed spinach sides were also very well prepared, and the birthday cake was a bit adventurous (in a good way). I would encourage you to go and be surprised.

Only downside was my wife's pot pie, which was watery and overly salty. But the server was happy to convey the concern and get something else.

This place is a bit pricey, but well worth it.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance. My friends meals looked great. I ordered the chicken pot pie and left starving. It had three pieces of chicken and broth. I would go back but order something else. I spent way to much $ to leave hungry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderfully romantic place. Amazing food, fabulous cocktails

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AK
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. It is a really nice space inside. Very cozy. Not many people there for a Sat eve. We enjoyed our meals, had steak and scallops. Waitress was super pleasant and service was good. Would go back.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience. Our main courses came out 50 minutes after our appetizers.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service & ambience. Would definitely recommend

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were delicious and so were the brussel sprouts. I would also recommend the venison tartare. Perfect meal, nice décor and great service. Definitely returning.

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U
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Service was very friendly and apologietic but overall lacking. Didn’t bring something we ordered. Mixed up things we asked for. Offered something that was no longer on the menu. Food was not memorable.
Great space with ample seating.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. There was a bartender with an awful attitude.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Highly recommend!

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific. The steak was cooked to perfection and the side dishes (creamy spinach, mushrooms and brussel sprouts) were delicious. My wife had the branzino and said it was also perfect. And just as important our hostess and our waiter could not have been more friendly and more accommodating.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food very good , the service with Christiana excelente !

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K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was fair but the service was not great. The bar was virtually empty so the drinks should definitely have come before the salad arrived. The bread arrived about a minute before the entrees.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

While the food was good, the restaurant seemed very disorganized. It look a long time to get cocktails, and our dinner (four of us) came out at three different times. The last one - a simple steak came out when the other three diners had almost finished. No offers to comp anything.
I had high hopes for this place, but doubt I’ll be back.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived, our party of 6 was seated at a very nice table but one that we did not feel would accommodate our needs because we like to order a lot of food and didn't think it would fit. They went out of their way to situate us and we had an outstanding meal. I'm still dreaming about the venison tartare and the Tomahawk Rib-eye. Scallops were also excellent as well as the mushroom risotto. In short it was a great meal and night.

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