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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“calamari” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reviewed yesterday

The seafood was fresh, seasoned to perfection, and the desserts beyond comparison. The staff is cordial, professional, and attentive. I've been dining here for five years, and have never had an unpleasant experience

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Reviewed yesterday

Chef Tony is the Host with the Most. He will personally greet his guests, cook the food and send you on your way with a smile. Like being in the man's dining room at home. Except he has wonderful staff to assist. And his wife...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We requested a table for a large party to celebrate a milestone birthday just the day before the event. Although numbers fluctuated, they accommodated us perfectly. Everything was ready when we arrived, courses were timed perfectly and everything was delicious! A memorable event.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Chef Tony's a number of times and have always enjoyed the food. Honestly we have found the service to be rather slow during peak (Sat night) times and have enjoyed much better service on week nights.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have enjoyed this "unknown" family-owned restaurant for years. Food quality, service and owner hospitality make it a frequent choice.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chef Tony's has been our favorite dining out spot for many years now. Our first experience was about 6 or 7 years ago with one of his coupon offers. We were so impressed with our meals that we returned often, sometimes several times a week....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chef Tony's always gives a great dining experience! The restaurant is small and cozy, with great service and great food. The menu changes regularly to provide in-season, fresh offerings. His whole bronzini is fantastic and my wife LOVES the flourless chocolate cake!! Prices are reasonable...More

Thank clberger
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our go to restaurant for seafood! Our family favorite! The food and service is always consistent. This past Sunday we enjoyed a few of our favorite things... grilled caesar salad, grilled calamari, trout and a cod dish. The wonderful evening ended with Chef Tony's wife...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good food in a relaxing atmosphere. The fish and seafood items are excellent and well prepared.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I noticed Chef Tony's driving around Maryland and then I looked him up on Facebook and Instagram, and after really liking everything I saw and read took my wife there for a rare night out without the kids. I loved the look of the restaurant...More

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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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