Vision & Values

At Chef Tony’s, we believe restaurants, above food & drink, are a catalyst for human connection.


We exist to facilitate that dynamic through our people and passion for the industry.


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


Our guests understand our message of simplicity and solid foundations and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Values Are the Foundation on Which We Built and Operate Our Restaurant

Fresh is Mandatory


Above personal preference, seasonality and freshness rule. We bring the best from the market...literally.




We believe that we’re blessed to be able to provide great food, and you should be relaxed and happy to come in and enjoy.


is a Treasure


As seafood experts, we value the bounty the oceans have to offer, and we stay on top of the Industry to deliver the best we can.




Don’t stress over coming to dinner. Park close, come in to our Safe Haven and enjoy great food, excellent value, and friendly staff.


is Key


We believe that beyond food, drink and service...we love to connect and support our community in any way we can.

Chef Tony’s allows people to come and relax….enjoying dinner at a relaxed pace.


We believe the sum of our experience is greater than it’s parts!

Food Brings Us Together...


Tony Marciante was born in Milan, Italy to American parents, eventually settling in Bethesda, Maryland in 1973, the multi cultural surroundings spawned a Chef with ties to many countries around the world.  Dinners at home included Italian food, Indian, Seafood and more...but always the family was close and communicative.  


Breaking bread daily was crucial to the family dynamic.  


Tony got into the restaurant business after a vision just after high school and loved the energy, challenges and connectedness of a people & food business.  Serving his clients has taken him on many adventures, including opening four different restaurants in multiple states in his career so far. Tonys passion for family, food and  connectedness aligns him in every venture.


Chef Tony has evolved to connect food, families and culture both in his career and with his restaurant.  Our guests report back that not only does the restaurant provide great food, drink and service, but guests feel a sense of home.   


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(301) 654-3737


During Covid (UPDATED 10/3/20)


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


Sunday Dinner

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


4926 St Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, Md 20814


"Promenade" Opening October 2020

The Promenade Building
5775 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Md 20814


No lunch pickup or in house at this time


@ TABLES only

TUES-FRI 5:00 - 6:30