George's Chophouse

4.0
111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(240) 534-2675
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashish Alfred
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Cross street
Cordell Avenue and Old Georgetown Road
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Parking details
Montgomery County public parking garage is located directly across the street from George’s Chophouse on Cordell Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 111 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was exceptional, but the poor service lessened the occasion.

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AH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The temperature of the restaurant was warm and our talble could have ebbe bigger but, the food was good and we had a nice evening!

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CG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was empty with no energy, however it was beautiful. In spite of the fact we were the only dinners in there it took forever. The menu was packed with interesting options, which we took full advantage of. We ordered many things, but at the end of the meal the only people who liked their meals were the people who ordered plain steak. Everything else was over salted, not fresh, or not cooked properly. This biggest let down about this place was the food.

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LG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Over cooked steaks were served to be replaced by under cooked steaks. They served a baked potato that looked like it was leftover from days ago. While waiting for the replacement steaks, they left our cooked vegetables to get cold on the table. It was not even a busy night as we were there for an early dinner. Avoid at all costs is my advice.

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R
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere. Food was very good. Waiter and manager were attentive.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jules, provided truly outstanding service. The food was excellent. However, one of our steaks was overcooked, but rather than just make apologies, they compensated fully on the bill and gave us a very substantial gift certificate. It went far beyond what was necessary, and made us all want to come back.

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PA
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

George’s looks very nice, but almost a year after opening it seems to be struggling to find its identity and crowd. We were there on a Thursday night at 8pm and there were 6-8 people seated at tables and maybe 10 just out of college kids lingering after happy hour in this large, two story space.
The menu seems like a assortment of overpriced items that don’t really go together and aren’t done well. A perfect example is their $10 basket of “artisan breads” that was dried out and flavorless, and accompanied by two terrible specialty butters. The steaks were done quite well, though a bit undersized from what is represented on the menu, but the a la carte sides were just ok. Dessert was mediocre as the consistency of our pie felt like it had just come out of the freezer...we actually saw it come out and then sat on the prep counter for 10min before they brought it over. Some of this would be forgivable if the price point wasn’t classic steakhouse expensive. We (2 of us) didn’t go heavy on appetizers or drinks and we split a dessert, but with gratuity our bill was still $210.
If there was a highlight, it would have to be the service. Our server was very friendly and did his best to make the meal enjoyable. Unfortunately, that won’t be enough to save Geroge’s. There’s a high turnover on restaurants in Bethesda and with what we saw during our visit, I’d be surprised to see Gerorge’s make it anywhere near its 2nd anniversary.

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E
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was very good. Attractive interior.
Very poor service. Seemed as if the wait staff were all new and clueless . No prices on dessert menu, which was on a wrinkled piece of paper. Waiter didn't know the prices. It'll be a long time until I decide to go again, if I do. Can't recommend.👎

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. The tomahawk was a fantastic medium rare, sides made for great accompaniment. Our server (wish I had remembered his name) was friendly and engaging with our 4 and 6 year olds. My husband had a great birthday meal, he is very happy! We'll be back again soon.

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very quiet, slow service, and the memo about it being my husbands birthday was missed. Overall the food was okay, but the experience was disappointing.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The ribeye and filet were great. The remainder (appetizer, wine list, service, layout) was marginal. The staff were friendly and seemed to be working with considerable effort. However, it simply wasn’t an efficient operation. With several other restaurants close by with similar offerings at similar price points, George’s will need to increase its attention to detail if it expects to survive much longer.

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a
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some friends of ours paid for us to go out to dinner here after a difficult family loss, and it was a lovely experience. Great wine, excellent steak with big enough portions that we had leftovers, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. My only complaint was that a 28-person rehearsal dinner party kind of consumed the wait staff, so the service was quite slow despite being extremely nice. And it was great to see the group have so much fun! But next time hopefully they'll bring in some extra cooks or servers for the evening.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch place. Everything was absolutely fabulous.

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KK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had an 8pm reservation, we were seated promptly; however, we sat for 10 minutes before anyone approached our table. The restaurant was not busy, there were only 3 tables being served. A young lady approached our table, she apologized for the wait and served us some water, took our drink order and informed us that our first round of drinks was on the house due to the long wait. Another 10 or so minutes had gone by, when another server approached our table and apologized stating that she was training and there was some confusion with the table assignments. She then took our appetizer and entrée order and stated that she would course it out for us. Several minutes later our drinks finally arrived, a glass of wine and a dirty martini. As the night went on, our salads arrived, the Heirloom tomato & Burrata and the Iceberg salad were both excellent and very filling. For our entrees we ordered the NY Strip and Filet Mignon, both were perfectly cooked, had a beautiful crust & were flavorful. We also shared the roasted mushrooms and fully loaded baked potato. Overall, the food was fantastic, the service was very slow, long wait periods each time a drink was ordered and for the food to arrive. The more experienced server was lovely, very apologetic; however, for the price and beautiful ambiance of the restaurant, we were hoping for more attentive service, especially given the restaurant was not busy. We would recommend to others and we will be back, I think this experience was a one off, considering the rave reviews it has received from other patrons.

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d
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The scallops and pork belly were phenomenal. Service was exceptional as well. A bit loud with the live music and a large group behind us, but it wasn't bad enough to ruin our evening.

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L
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

George's has good food and live music but our server seemed like she had never done this before. Had no idea we needed 7 butter plates for 7 people, 7 water glasses--hello! We loved our food, but experienced servers or more training desperately needed.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes we selected were truly creative ans delicious. Overall an excellent dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a chop house which, of course, means steak. The title is well deserved. The steaks we had were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The meat was tender and delicious. That alone says a lot but the prices are absolutely reasonable considering the quality, probably 10 to 20 dollars below the national high end franchises that we have close by.

I’ve been here twice in the last month- once with my wife (date night) and once with my son in law (boys night out) and the ambience worked beautifully for both.

My wife is not a big meat eater so she had the pasta Shrimp Diablo (that may not be the actual name of the dish but it’s close). The pasta is home made, the shrimp huge and tasty. My wife said it was the best past she’s ever had - no kidding.

My only criticism, and it’s minor, is that there is too much space at the entry/bar seating area. It just feels empty. They could easily fit in a few more huh tables. I think this would a little to the entrance “experience” As I said - minor.

Overall this is a great place, one that is going to be a regular.

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waiter Alex was very helpful and courteous and attentive. However the salmon appetizer was extremely salty and the mussels, were somewhat mushy.

The New York strip steak was delicious and the flambé dessert was a lot of fun. Overall the noise level was a little too loud for our taste but some might enjoy it.

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PK
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My expectations were high given the prices and marketing I had seen.

We were seated at a table and a waiter promptly ignored us. I was just about to flag him down when the bartender came over and took both drink and dinner orders . Once he came service speed became reasonable, not quick but reasonably. The bartender was working his butt off to serve us and a bunch of folks sitting at the bar and presumably everyone else in the restaurant ordering drinks.

The food was good. We had the oysters and filets. Both very good.

The decor was nice and exuded a sense of high or almost higher end formality. The big mess of standing was distracting and made me hope that the kitchen was not in such disarray.

The music was a little louder than it needed to be and was playing classic rock that did not fit the ambience of a chop house.

Two of us got out for about $150, a little pricey for this level of service and overall experience

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A
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak perfectly done. Very tasty ribeye. About $20 cheaper than Ruth's Chris or Morton's. Would definitely go back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. It adds up quick with ala carte ordering though.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Live music was far too loud for chophouse. We planned to go here for a business meal and could barely hear my colleagues. Management should quiet the live music down.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I had great expectations for George's Chophouse when I walked in. The decor is amazing, the menu looked good, and our waiter was skilled and attentive, however, a restaurant at this price point needs to provide a good product. Let's start with the bread which is served when you are the hungriest and, therefore, should be of good quality to preview the rest of the meal. There is a charge of $10 at George's Chophouse for bread but we ordered it anyway. The first basket served had been sitting out and was very, very stale. I never send food back but asked for a fresh basket. The second basket was fresher and was served with a couple of spreads but nothing could save the mediocre bread (note to George Chophouse: never stint on bread!) The rest of the meal was just OK but the greatest problem was the kitchen - it was EXTREMELY slow. Our dinner took three hours and it was not due to conversation, but the lag time. The food was not worth the wait nor the cost.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

My husband and I enjoy duck duck goose on a regular almost monthly basis. After stopping in a few times for drinks and light food, we decided to try dinner.

It was my husband’s 50th and we decided on George’s to accommodate bringing my parents and kids. We had a large booth closest to the kitchen. This is straight feedback and not a reflection of the food quality. For 20% tip and a tab of almost $650, here is where I felt you missed.

- the booth concept is good for a handful of people. It does not work with children who have small bladders and a long meal or adults over 65. Please use tables for this type of crowd or everyone has to stand up multiple times.

- the server was very polite, but the booth table is simply too big to properly service without silently asking guests to distribute hot plates, and push water glasses in. He was also a little hard to find for the last 20 minutes and dessert took a long time.

- I really don’t like that someone came to remove food without first asking what we wanted to take home. A side dish was picked up and stacked even though it had a very small portion left in it.

- you charge for bread. Yeah, it’s nice bread. It’s not $10 bread. I can get baguettes all day at Mom Ami and it’s enough for everyone to get a piece. Very tacky for Bethesda.

And here are the last two reasons that will have me pause before returning.

- I’ve been to your bar at least four times in the past month. Always a new bartender and they always start off pretty cold. The drinks take a long time and frankly I prefer your list at ddg. It’s not a place I want to have drinks at for very long at all.

- the bathrooms. Dark, extremely dusty in the stalls and just don’t smell or feel clean. It comes off as run down and as a small space, need to be clean and well vented. Felt like an old bar with plumbing issues.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The salad included the core of the iceberg lettuce ` basically inedible.
Steak was cooked perfectly for temperature. However, meet was tough

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SE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

all the food was really good! Tasty and well priced for what it was.
Loved the Mussels and the heirloom tomato salad.
Filet mignon was delicious as were scallops.
My husband ordered the NY strip and said it was a bit gristley

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very loud, especially with sax player playing by the entrance—- he was not that good either
Menu prices on open table were lower than we received. As a result thought food was overpriced. They even charged for bread for the table—- $10!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. We’ll be back!

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o
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

very good food. waited for food and drinks to arrive way too long

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A
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance are good however the taste and the presentation of the food is just not that impressive in terms of the price from the menu.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall we really liked it although service was a bit slow. The ambiance is awesome, great touch with the live saxophone player, and food was good, interesting drinks.

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l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive atmosphere, food was very good, service was very good, saxophone player a bit too loud, will come back

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food was delicious-fabulous rib eye, corn pudding, oysters. others at table liked the foisgras, and cowboy steak. menu was great, everything from chicken pot pie to raw bar! a bit loud-music needs to be lower!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were great - especially the marrow bone and fois gras. My rib-eye was cooked perfectly and was delicious but extremely fatty. Side dishes were also excellent - Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and the mac-n-cheese. No room for dessert!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Lobster Thermidor @ $38. Stuffed into a rather small lobster shell were copious mushrooms, a bit of well-prepare lobster and a cheese sauce topped with bread crumbs. Rather disappointing and sauce did not appear to have typically richness of egg or flavor of cognac and mustard one typically expects.

Other dinner had shrimp Diablo with lots of pasta. Reported as Spicy but good.

Only four or five tables with guests on a Sunday evening from 7:00 until 8:45. No host when we arrived. No host when we left. Asked bartender where to sit. One guest at bar.

Waiter very helpful, friendly.

Looks like the place is failing.

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j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

When we arrived to a half empty restaurant and asked to be seat, we were given a lecture about how we can’t be seated until everyone in our party had arrived . We were told that the difficult parking was the reason for the seating policy??? Then we were seated in a booth where it was nearly impossible to slide to the middle. We then ordered wine and a salad. The salads were split for us which we appreciated . Salads were fair but very pricey. We ordered main courses. Two of us had shrimp diablo with pasta. The pasta was cold and had nearly no sauce. It was dry and not very good. The shrimp were fine but nothing great. We left within the required two hour time limit and went across the street for dessert and coffee. Too many rules, high prices and very mediocre food. Will not return

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GW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cocktail ( dirty chavez) was good and the food ( especially the corn pudding) was very tasty.
Alex was very polite and friendly

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f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow but food was great!

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