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Chef Tony's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Add to any Salad: Grilled Marinated Chicken $7.95, Organic Grilled $7 or Salmon $12.95
Hand Cut Sweet Potato Fries
Honey & Cumin
Crispy Fried Zucchini
Lemon Basil Aioli, Greens
Cream of Crab Soup
Old Bay, Lump Crab
Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Bacon, Garlic, Buttery Breadcrumb
Roasted Carrot Soup
Pico de Gallo, EVOO Bowl
Paprika Hummus
Warm Flatbread, Fresh cucumber
Black Olive Tapenade
EVOO, Warm Flatbread, Fresh cucumber
Tapas Scallops
Pan Seared, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Basil Oil
"Bethesda's Best" Crispy Calamari
Sweet Peppers, Lemon Basil Aioli
Pan Roasted P.E.I. Mussels
Applewood Bacon, Fresh Tomato, White Beans, Garlic, Chardonnay
Italian Style Paella*
Pan Roasted Angel Hair Pasta, Jumbo Shrimp, Scallops, Lump Crab Meat, Mussles, Lobster Tomato Broth
Whole 1 1/4 lb Turkish Bronzino
1 1/4 Lb Fish, Oven Roasted, Garlic, Fresh Herbs, Mixed Baby Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Maryland Style Crab Cake
All Lump Crab (no filler) Griddled Crab Cake, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Daily Vegetables, Herb Aioli
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops*
"Dry Pack Diver" Scallops (cooked Medium), Basil Oil, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Daily Vegetables
Grilled Surf & Turf
Grilled Scallop & Shrimp Satay, Filet Mignon Satay, Daily Vegetables & Baby Potatoes
Seafood Stew
Jumbo Shrimp, Scallop, Lump Crab Meat, Mussles, Seafood Sauce, Fresh Roma Tomato, Yellow Rice
Lump Crab & Grilled Shrimp Stuffed Cod
Oven Roasted, Chardonnay Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus
Organic Scottish Salmon Pasta*
Chunks of Salmon, Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Tomatoes, Pesto Cream, Linguini
Parmesan Crusted Filet of Cod
Griddled Filet, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Daily Vegetables
Freshwater North Carolina Trout
Grilled Split Whole Fish, Basil Oil, Crispy Baby Potatoes, Daily Vegetables
Braised Massachusetts Cod
Braised Cod Filet, Chorizo Sausage, Garlic, Cannellini Beans, Fresh Tomato & Chardonnay
"Penne for Promise"
Pan Roasted Shrimp, Asparagus, Portobello & Spinach, Penne Pasta, Rose' Sauce. Chef Tony's Donates $2 per order to Raise $25k with "Pencils for Promise" to build a school!
Organic Scottish Salmon Filet*
Grilled Filet (cooked Medium Rare), Crispy Plantains, Pickled Cucumber Salad, Herb Cream Sauce
Spicy Shrimp Pasta
Pan Seared Shrimp, Gently Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce, Sweet Peppers, Linguini
Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib
Braised with Spicy Sweet Tomato Glaze, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables
Twin Filet Mignon Satay
Grilled Hand Trimmed Filet Mignon Pieces, Cucumber Salad, Crispy Plantains, Herb Sauce
Chicken Piccata
Thinly Pounded Chicken Breast, Artichokes, Portobello, Tomato & Lemon Caper Wine Sauce, Linguini
Desserts are Created in House by Chef Sonia (Tony's Wife) Cannolis are from Vacarro's of Baltimore
Chocolate "Sin" Cake
Belgian Chocolate, Espresso, Strawberry Malbec Sauce
Drunken Strawberries
Gran Marnier, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Shavings
Warm Banana, Cranberry & Apple Bread Pudding
Vanilla Ice Cream, Jack Daniels Whiskey Sauce
Single $3.95
Double $6.95
"Baltimore's Best" Italian Cannoli
Vacarro's Classic Cannoli, Chocolate Shell
Tony's Grandmothers Famous Recipe, Ladyfingers, Espresso & Kahlua, Sweet Cream
Italian Espresso / Cappuccino
Caramelized Sweet Potato "Pie"
Pureed Fresh Sweet Potato, Brown Sugar & Crispy Sugar Crust, Vanilla Ice Cream
Classic Creme Brulee
Real Vanilla Bean, Burnt Sugar Crust
Sonia's Vanilla Cheesecake
Walnut Crunch Crust, Strawberry Malbec Sauce
"Moorenkos" Daily Ice Cream Selections "Voted DC's Best Ice Cream"
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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 connectio
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

We had made a reservation, but were running behind so I called the restaurant ahead of time to let them know we'd be 5-10 minutes late. The host (the owner, I think?) made it clear that he wasn't happy about it and said something about...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travelinpdxgirl
Reviewed yesterday

This is a locally owned and managed restaurant. Chef Tony is usually in the kitchen. The food is better than any of the local chains.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CarloUSA101
Reviewed yesterday

Chef Tony’s is a quaint restaurant that is cozy and makes you feel at home. The food is amazing. There is something for everyone.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food and nice atmosphere. Relatively quiet and good for a conversation. Went for a dinner with a friend. Service was good and quick. We ordered two different dishes and both were good. A relatively quiet restaurant. Does not have many seats. Suggest making a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LashikB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If A rare treat for a very special occasion is a reason to book Chef Tony’s you will not be disappointed. This was a fabulous experience. The oysters were very good, but the Filet Mignon Satay was superb. The Red Snappers stoke the show, as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Drbrooks4337
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great way to start my day! thank you so much, really appreciate your time and detail... hopefully we can connect next time you're in! Chef

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere, parking somewhat difficult. Service was good all in all a repeatable experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EyesRus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after reading other reviews on TA. Service was quick, food was incredible, some interesting wine selections too. Calamari was tasty although we would have preferred a marinara-type dipping sauce. The goat cheese salad was also quite good. Perfectly cooked scallops...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LLLofPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually live by Trip Advisor reviews, but this time we were led astray. Rated #1 for the Bethesda area, we expected quite a bit more. Especially since we have been staying in the area all week and have had much better meals. The servers...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chessie333
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Chessie, I appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience recently. There was some confusion about the order you placed for drinks, therefore the charge was for two drinks, not one. I'm sorry if Steve came off any way but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I met up with old friends that we had not seen in a while fore dinner. Each of us really enjoyed our meals. We were not rushed in the least even though it was a Saturday night. We spent 3 hours there!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ninfrtr
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Super happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, thank you so much for letting us know!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Groupon for a fixed price, 3 course dinner for 2. The restaurant has a special menu and were willing to serve anything on the menu with a modest adjustment. My husband wanted the 1.5 pound lobster which was a $10.00 upcharge. He...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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