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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten here several times and each time have been thrilled with the food and the service! Interesting menu choices that never fail to please!

Thank Elisa A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here for the first time as we live down the road and looking at review it was obvious we needed to try it out. I absolutely love everything about this place. It's my new favourite restaurant and I'm so lucky that I literally...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we entered Chef Tony's, we felt like family, not just customers. The restaurant is cozy and unpretentious. When we walked in, Steve was there to greet us. His zany personality set the tone for a terrific experience. Some might say he has...More

Thank Felice P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, cosy restaurant with really good well prepared seafood. There is an area devoted to tables for 2 people which helps cut down on the noise a larger table can generate that adds to its appeal.

Thank 86kkd
Reviewed 1 week ago

My group was looking for good Italian food near Walter Reed. Chef Tony's was rated #1 and we could tell why. Warm and welcoming met us at the front door. Seated right away and then had the pleasure of outstanding service from Kay. Food was...More

Thank befrank1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this gem several months ago. Not much to look at from the outside, but wow, wow, wow - the food and service inside are nothing short of spectacular. Watching Chef Tony oversee the busy kitchen is like watching a Top Chef episode. The...More

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

🙏🏻 I'm SO honored to get your thoughts here, thank you so much. PLEASE stop by my kitchen and say hello..would love to meet you. Be great, see you soon. Chef Tony

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my (and my wife's) favorites ! Too many things to write about, so all I'll say is that 1st line ... you'll be glad you spent an evening with Tony !

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Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a colleague for dinner at Chef Tony's and the food was exceptional. We had the goat cheese appetizer which was wonderful. I had the crab cakes and the portion was generous and literally all crab. She had the eggplant parm as a small...More

Thank SRHall419
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was getting ready to participate in a trial at NIH and wanted to have a special Italian/seafood meal at a restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Chef Tony' s was recommended by our VRBO owner so we braved rush hour traffic to get there!...More

Thank madowl1946
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

BLOWN AWAY...thank you so much. I'm ending my night at 2:30 after reading your review... Humbled, and thank you again, would you mind introducing yourself next time you're in?? Chef Tony

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not many authentic little Italian restaurants being run by actual Italians around here. But this is one and has the important ingredients: cozy, small and not a chain, run by actual Italians and with some nice red wine choices. And the pastas are top notch.

Thank ExRIGuy
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Questions & Answers
15 January 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
6 December 2016|
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Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
We are very accommodating I believe, we are happy to do anything possible for our guests! Tony
11 June 2015|
Response from ChefTonyMarciante | Property representative |
Well, If I didn't know, who would. Just fyi, we are not a Chinese restaurant, and no, we do NOT use msg. We ARE a fresh Seafood Restaurant, Mediterranean in nature. I hope this answers your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
    (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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