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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“calamari” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were greeted warmly upon arrival and seated in a cute little alcove. Service was prompt and friendly. We both had the calamari to start. My friend had the pasta with crab and said it was the best she had ever eaten.I had the trout...More

Thank alstnpt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unbelievable. My wife and I went there recently at the recommendation of a friend and were totally impressed with the experience. Chef Tony has a wonderful menu with a wide variety of choices. My wife had the Soft Shell Crabs and I...More

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

what a beautiful way to start my day, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to communicate your experience. We're real folks, just trying to keep people happy. 😇 Please do say hi next time you're in... Chef Tony

Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us had our meal at Chef Tony's and we all had very tasty meals. The bar selections were good. The servers were friendly but the meals were very slow to come out. The desert selection was very good.

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

After four separate visits, I have found that Chef Tony's is a friendly, wonderful seafood restaurant. Chef Tony has been there cooking great food each time I have visited. It was clear to me that he loves his work and imparts his enthusiam and desire...More

1  Thank jim10e2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been born and raised in DC and Maryland, I am a self-professed crabcake snob!! When our server told me that your crabcakes had almost no filler I ordered them and was not only delighted but blown away by the incredible size, freshness and enormous...More

1  Thank Kristina V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamari the best, Goat cheese salad as yummy as it comes, glass of wine and always fab service. Love this place!

1  Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't a good night, I was meeting a friend and she didn't show. The wait staff was more than kind and when I finally ordered an excellent fish dish it appeared promptly and was delicious. I decided I needed a mojito to improve my...More

Thank geniim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fresh...the waiters are fiendly..the fish and seafood dishes are very very good..and the flavors great!

Thank Olympics62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Tony takes a few great recipes from around world and excels at delivering the enjoyment. The place itself is somewhat small and simple but the food is fancy!

1  Thank erovich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals I've had! The restaurant ambiance is cozy great for couples and small groups. We were welcomed at the door and the service was very good. Everything was perfectly cooked and balanced. The scallops were tender and lovely. Everyone...More

Thank Anna H
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Questions & Answers
16 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
7 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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