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“A great neighborhood restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Tony's

Chef Tony's
4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
13016543737
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Ranked #6 of 288 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Georgetown Road
Transit: 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.
Description: 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
comet52
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I like to cook at home and when i go out, i want something that tastes better than what i can do. Tony's kitchen offers the most tantalizing flavors and dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service was excellent and the overall dining experience was fantastic! Thank you Tony.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington, DC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great value, great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have eaten at Chef Tony's several times and it is always great. Chef pride's himself on using the freshest ingredients from local sources. His menu features many kinds of seafood, prepared to enhance the flavors of each fish. The portion sizes are large, the service is friendly and warm and they often have prix fixe menus at prices that can't be beat. The wine list is not large, but there are some very good values. You will not break the bank coming here, and your tastebuds will not be disappointed either. Chef Tony is usually on premises and even offered to put money in our meter when it was snowing and we had run out of quarters. The extra touches are what make customers return to a restaurant--not only the food. I think you'll really enjoy your experience here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Culinary Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at Chef Tony's a number of times over the past four years and were back there last night, February 5, 2013, to take advantage of a 3 course prix fixe dinner. We have eaten there for dinner and for Sunday brunch and have never been disappointed. We took advantage of a Groupon offer early on, and, as regular customers, get e-mail specials from Chef Tony's that make dining there an excellent value. But value only counts if the food is good, and we have to say that the food is excellent. Favorites include the crusted sole and pan seared shrimp with penne pasta in a spicy tomato sauce. Sonia's strawberry cheesecake for dessert is to die for!! Our service has always been good, but last night, our server Axel, gave us some of the best service we have had at Chef Tony's. In the years that we have been coming to Chef Tony's, we have often had theater or concert tickets immediately following dinner and have never been late to a show - the service is that good.
To finish: if you haven't tried Chef Tony's and enjoy fine dining, then give this restaurant a try. Given our experience, you will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“A nice and good restaurant in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Sunday brunch was great. Anything on the menu is delicious, The atmosphere is lovely. The only thing that is not so good is the parking. It is hard to find a parking space but that is the way in Bethesda.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Come for the food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not necessarily the scenery. ;) Went in December 2012 after a movie. Seafood was very good, and the dessert was quite tasty (believe it was a cheesecake).

Decor? Not so much. Reminded me of Italian restaurants in Western NY, with the murals on the walls and a slightly down at the heels feel. If you want fancy surroundings, go to Cesco Trattoria (which does not seem to know what it wants to be - club up front, upscale Italian in the back).

Will have to come back and experience brunch...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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