Milan-born and Bethesda-bred chef Tony Marciante knows food and Bethesda. He was executive chef at the Bethesda McCormick & Schmick's before opening Visions in November 2007...


"No improvements we can see.... in town (maybe anywhere!)

Salmon filet....perfect

Cucumber "relish"....Chef Tony's is the ONLY place I eat cucumbers

Sweet Plantains....YUM!

See you again and again!"


--Carol and George

Some of Our Valued Guest Testimonials

"Huge Kudos to Chef Tony.  Just celebrated a spectacular birthday luncheon at Chef Tony's.  There were 20 celebrants, most new to the restaurant.  Let me just say, ALL have a new favorite destination for fresh delicious fish...not to mention the flourless chocolate cake!  Thank You Tony and your wonderful wait staff."



90th Birthday Celebration

"Just a quick note to say that we had a phenomenal time at your restaurant.  You completely went out of your way to open the restaurant for our group on a night that you are normally closed.  We didn't know what to expect but you knocked it out of the park.  Everyone was raving about the food.  I couldn't have imagined a better setting for our group.   I know for a fact that many plan on making Chef Tony's their regular stop when they come back to the Bethesda area.  I know I will.Cheers."



Private Dinner

"Yes, Chef Tony, thank you. :)


My siblings and I specifically chose your establishment to celebrate our mother's birthday because it is her favorite restaurant--and we all love your food. She raves about your dishes; so she definitely enjoyed herself this time, as always.


Thanks again, and see you next time!"


~R. Lycorish

Small Family Gathering


See What Others are Saying About Us on Yelp

"The service was superb and Chef Tony made his rounds. I can't wait to return and when I do I'm getting the Paella. This restaurant is small, cozy and inviting. I'm giving Chef Tonys five stars based on the mouth watering ceviche, amazing seafood paella and great customer service."


"Chef Tony's was by far the best seafood restaurant we've been to in the DC area. It isn't the typical poshy dc restaurant. Instead it reminded us of a small quaint place typical of the New York City's West Village. We highly recommend

Chef Tony's for your next romantic

night out."

"We had our rehearsal dinner at Chef Tony's for about 23 people on a Thursday night in October. We have been going to Chef Tony's for a few years & have always loved the quality and flavor of his seafood, so we couldn't think of a better place to host the

special event!"

"I have dined at Chef Tony's for the 6 th time now over the past year and I can say the food and service are excellent! All of the waiters are knowledgeable about the food and it's preparation. Everything we have ever ordered had been beautifully plated and prepared

as ordered."

"I got hooked on Chef Tony's for what is easily the best lunch menu in Bethesda. Most entrees are around $10 and you get the kind of carefully crafted, delicious gourmet meal you'd expect to pay three times as much for (and very easily can, here in Bethesda). If it's a slow lunch hour and you talk to the Chef, off-menu magic may be in your future."

"This place was an unexpected gem.  We were in the area for my wife's conference and we tried this place on a whim.  Im a chef myself and very discriminating when it comes to food.  The food was excellent, the seasoning right on spot and the seafood very fresh.  If Im ever back in the area (as I live in NC) we will definitely be back!"

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4926 St Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, Md 20814
(301) 654-3737


During Covid (UPDATED 8/27/20)


No lunch pickup or in house at this time


Tues - Sat 5 - 8:30 pm
Seating Inside Starting 6/19
50% Capacity




                                                    TUES-FRI 5:00 - 6:30

                                                     SUNDAY 3-5 PM

Sunday Dinner

11 AM - 3:00 PM
3 - 8:00 pm