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Chef Tony's

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 connectio
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch calamari seafood trout tiramisu satay crab cakes fresh fish branzino filet potatoes soup lobster night no filler our waiter food is excellent great dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great online takeout experience. We had enjoyed this Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week during the pandemic recovery period. The baked eggplant, the carrot soup, the braised mushroom, and the mussels were delicious appetizers. The salmon pasta, the braised cod, the spicy shrimp, the...chicken antonio were well made and well prepared. Four sets of appetizers and entrees served out family at home very well. Highly recommend the Chef Tony's Fresh Seafood Restaurant!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020

I'm back to let you know nothing with the amazing quality and taste of the food or the service has been compromised for the customer in the midst of the incredible challenges Chef Tony, Chef Sonia, and crew face each day in pivoting to go...above and beyond to requirements to keep everyone safe. The have done so from the very beginning, never wavering on holding the safety of all as priority. Now open for indoor dining as well as take out. Rest assured, if you wish to dine indoors, you will find the safest possible environment for doing so. As for take out, it keeps me sated with the same wonderful creative food. Stay safe everyone, and put some happy on your face with a dose of Chef Ts.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

Every time I am in the Bethesda area, I make a point to have a meal at Chef Tony’s. It is about 7 hours away and I get there 2 or 3 times a year. Chef Tony and his wonderful wife Sonia, do an outstanding...job as owners in a demanding and competitive industry. The staff has always been warm, sincere and accommodating. The ambiance is unmatched. But the huge draw for me is the quality of the food prepared and presented. I am salivating just thinking about my next meal there.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed August 4, 2020

I have a very particular palate. I'm a very picky eater. Chef Tony's is at the tip top of my list for a delectable cuisine and great service.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

We were frequent visitors to Chef Tony’s before covid 19. Tomorrow is our 52nd wedding anniversary and chef Tony’s is closed on Monday so we ordered online today. We chose not to dine in because of our age. We are in the high risk category...as you probably already figured out based on our years of marriage. I want to say that, as figured, even the takeout was fabulous. We ate on our screened in porch which was not the same as dining in. The food is great. I missed Chef Tony coming around to see ifeverything is ok and to just say hello. You cannot go wrong dining here!!! When we arrived for pickup, they had us wait so the chef could do the grilled romaine so it would be better for us for the ride home!! It only took about 2 minutes!!! Love this place!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

Best experience of dining out that we have experienced in the US so far. I phoned ahead as I am gluten free and was assured that there would be plenty of options for me. There certainly were. I have never had so many options on...a menu. From the welcome we received on entering the restaurant, to the knowledgeable waiting staff, nothing was too much trouble. I had the portobello mushrooms for a starter, the surf and turf for main and flourless chocolate torte for dessert. My husband had the calamari which looked amazing, but I too was offered this if I wanted it just fried. This is customer service at its best. I usually am offered few options and a take it or leave it attitude from staff. All dishes well presented and definitely fresh. Will definitely return as for once there are so many more options for me to try!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020

Recently received takeout order (contactless pick up) for a patio 60th birthday dinner. The food was fresh, prepared exquisitely and deliciously and Chef Tony was so accommodating. we had softshell crabs and they were the best! Highly recommend this gem for dinner. It was my...first time getting takeout and I feel so very safe and it was such a treat!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

There is one table outside in the bright sun. It was worth it. They should get an umbrella however. All the seafood was fantastic as well as good prices on yummy white wine to accompany the dinner. The server was very helpful with his suggestions....We will return.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

I had the Crab soup, it was good but had a little too much old bay seasoning. The filet mignon satay was delish! Grilled shrimp was also great! The fried calamari was crispy, fresh and melts in your mouth! I’d probably ad more breading, but...that’s me. The crepe brûlée was good as well. The owners even sent me a follow up email the next day! What a great place in local Bethesda MarylandMore

Date of visit: March 2020
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you so much! Really appreciate it... see you next time and be safe!

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Good food but not best service. Easy parking In appetizer Cesar salad and mushroom salad were really good. In main course chicken piccata was the best. In dessert bread pudding was our favorite! As for service our waitress got us food but never came back...to check on us. She walked by many times but never stopped to ask if we need anything like water or fork or napkin etc.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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October 1, 2020|
Response from kro4224 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant and ask them!
April 2, 2019|
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Response from AnnieQ0729 | Reviewed this property |
The three-course menu is $37 per person which is a great deal considering the breadth of the menu and the quality of the food. You can see the menu on the website.
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
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