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Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
+1 301-654-3737
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“calamari” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to share our first anniversary with my beloved, her mother, her daughter, and a visiting exchange student. Someplace classic. Close. Friendly. With a solid reputation. Chef Tony's cheerfully provided all those things. On the Tuesday night, wine was half price. (Thanks!) All our...More

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

Mark, Thank you so much for your thoughtful response, I'm super glad you found us. Sounds like service was good, but could have been a little tighter? I'm always available, and we're always getting better...if you want to contact me (cheftony@cheftonysbethesda.com) Have a fantastic Sunday...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group was in a seafood moid, and Tony's selection did not disappoint. Salad starters were crisp. Service for our large group was efficient and professional. The Italian Paella had a generous mix of crab, shrimp, mussels and scallops. Though well seasoned, the pasta made...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great value for the money. We were three, and all very happy with the dishes: oysters, scallops, organic Scottish salmon, shrimp, chopped salad... Light and tasty, bursting with nuanced flavors. Service was excellent.

Thank bibigol15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant people, great service and excellent food. Had crab soup and seafood stew... both great. Just wish I could have tried a few more dishes. Next time

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here and it was as good as we remembered. Chef Tony stresses that all his seafood is fresh & not frozen. I'm told that is why the Calamari (that we shared - and so glad we did, because it's...More

Thank TomR233
Reviewed 20 April 2018

With reservation on a Thurs eve immediately seated by the front door. We asked for a different table and answered with a bit of an attitude and that it would take some time even though there were plenty of empty tables. Waiters very nice, some...More

Thank 4Health16
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to send us thoughts. While we are busy, we certainly never wish to come off with any attitude. Usually empty tables are expecting various party sizes and will have to look into why they weren't made available to...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Was visiting and looked up best restaurants in the area. This one has reviews for a variety of food. It’s a small place, but the staff is super friendly. Good conversation along with excellent food and a great dessert to top it off (tiramisu fan...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived very early and were the first people seated. Steve the maitre d’ was the highlight of the evening. Our main courses were excellent. Very fresh fish. Desert was just ok. I had the flourless chocolate cake and I can only say it was...More

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ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed most things it seems...curious what was "strange" about the Chocolate Sin cake. Happy to hear any feedback, email if you like (cheftony at cheftonysbethesda.com) We look forward to serving you again... Chef Tony

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Seared scallops is something to remember, the other food is nicely done, too. Kids menu is a plus. The place is a kind of dark, but has nice ambience. Prices are on the higher side, but the quality of food worth it.

Thank Dmitry Y
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Really appreciate your thoughts, and we are always trying to offer a wide range of items. As you mentioned, quality seafood is rarely getting cheaper, but we love serving the best! Thanks again, have a great rest of your weekend! Chef Tony & Chef Sonia

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here two of our three days in Bethesda. (They are closed on Mondays so we could not make it three). We loved our meals beginning to end. The fried calamari was light and tender...the best I have ever had. My main entry today...More

Thank travelingtrue
ChefTonyMarciante, Owner at Chef Tony's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Wow! What a pleasure to read this as we go into Wednesday night service. THANK YOU so much, we truly appreciate knowing we made your stay here just a little more enjoyable. Stay blessed, please stop in next time you're in town!! Chef Tony

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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
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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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 20814-6008
    (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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