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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had not eaten here in a while. We were happy to say it is still an outstanding place to go. First about the food. excellent quality and very tasty. Had the filet mignon appetizer and it was spiced and cooked to perfection, I could...More

Thank Slingerrob
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Amazing way to finish out our week...reading your review let's me know we're nailing it on the head. Glad to have you back, hopefully we can connect next time you're in. Chef Tony

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took advantage of a coupon for 40% off a bottle of wine and chose a nice Chianti. I ordered the Maryland crab cakes and they were delicious--all crab meat, and no filler. My husband's grilled swordfish was delicious. That's a real compliment, because he...More

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback! Looks like we can get better at check pickup, I'll share with staff immediately...thanks again, hope we can connect next time you're in! Chef

Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a friendly, comfortable neighborhood feel. Superb service, knowledgable staff - that clearly enjoy work at Chef Tony's, As for the food - fresh and creative. Excellent fresh fish dishes, crazy good calamari and divine Tiramisu!!

Thank davidbyars
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Chef Tony's many times and have never been disappointed. The one time the meat a bit overcooked (I'd ordered it rare) Tony himself gave it his personal attention and the replacement fillet was done perfectly. The 3-course menu is an especially good...More

Thank Shneuw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: convenient to walk to, parking might be a challenge. Ambiance: crowded venues in a very narrow building. The bar, well stocked, takes up a fair amount of space. The service wasn’t as attentive or knowledgeable as might be expected. The food was exceptional.More

Thank UglyBuffalo
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

REALLY appreciate your feedback. We HAVE been quite busy lately , especially for August! No excuse for any missteps though. Please know we are building more team members, and doing our best to exceed expectations. Thanks for the feedback, we really do read, absorb and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bronzino and the seafood paella are my ultimate favorite and it never fails. The portion is usually enough to have left over. And of course the Tiramisu is always on point! Love having this restaurant in my neighborhood!

Thank Christelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great expectations because of the lofty reviews we had read beforehand, but we were disappointed. The ambiance in the first or main dining area is pretty good. However, we were seated in a back room that needs a makeover very badly. It was...More

Thank IAP65
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Chef here. Sounds like we could have delivered excellence better during your experience. I'm very sorry for the hiccups, life sometimes happens, but we always strive to do better. Perhaps if you can email me (cheftony@cheftonysbethesda.com) we would love to see you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience. Good service, the food tasted great and we all enjoyed it very much. We'll be back.

Thank Relilana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered Chef Tony's about 6 or 7 years ago when my wife and I took advantage of one of his two for one offers. WOW !!!. What a surprise. My salmon was outstanding. My wife's crabcake was shaped like and almost as big as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Chef Tony's tonight with my wife and mom. First time there - picked it because of it's high rating on Trip Advisor. It was not a special occasion but...it was special just the same. From the moment we walked in, we were treated...More

Thank charliepilzer
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I read this to my wife on our day off....amazing, and THANK YOU! We are super appreciative that our restaurant made you so happy...please do seek one of us out when you come next time! Chef Tony

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Questions & Answers
May 11, 2018|
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Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
HI there! I would! We are actually looking into options , there are a few... I actually found a place that uses pasta as a straw. (Bucatini I believe)... We are very much open to ideas...send me an email if you have one... More
January 15, 2017|
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Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
Hi there, Chef here...thank you to our guest above for providing some answer and context. We always have an array of vegetables on hand, we make most everything in house and remain flexible with our menu creation and taking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
    (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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-3737
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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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