Chef Tony's Fresh Seafood Restaurant

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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5225 Pooks Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

Most Recent Reviews


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Very GF friendly. The menu isn’t marked but they will tell you most things can be made GF. I like the Caesar salad, mussels, salmon with plantains & the beef satay. They have GF pasta and bread available.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience and amazing food!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gluten-free bread The waiters were helpful and the food was amazing

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

From the owner


Most of our menu can safely be adjusted to serve the gluten free community. We get GF BREAD from a special GF baker in DC We stock GF pasta regularly, please make sure to call us as we occasionally see supply chain issues.

Photos


Mussels and GF bread
Satay with cucumber & plantains
Drunken Strawberries
Crab cake
Gluten-Free at Chef Tony's Fresh Seafood Restaurant
Crab cakes - great
Halibut - very good
Grilled Bronzino!
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Celiac

Their GF bread basket is Rise Bakery products

10 months ago

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Celiac

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My husband (non-gf) and I (celiac) both had amazing meals last week! We had purchased a pre-pay meal that gave us two apps, two salads and two mains. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gf items. Most everything could have been made gf, even the pastas.

I had the carrot soup to start and we shared the grilled Ceasar salad and goat cheese salad, both with modifications, for the salad course. Everything was delicious. My husband had the fried calamari app and loved it. For our mains, we had the braised cod and the salmon with plantains and pickled cucumbers. They were born really really well done! No room for deserts, but we were very pleased with the service, food and gf accommodations!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have dined at Chef Tony’s many times over the years and I’ve never had an issue. Much of their menu can be made gluten free. They are knowledgeable about celiac disease and they good is incredible!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My first time at this restaurant and it was a great experience! Wait staff was knowledgeable on GF and the menu notes that most dishes can be prepared GF. I had the grilled surf and turf and it was delish. I also had the flourless chocolate tort for dessert and no issues. I highly recommend this restaurant as its small, family owned and well worth the experience and cost.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I tried ordering a fish dish, but the only way they could make it gluten free was to use a different (more expensive) piece of fish!! I ended up just getting salad.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Remarkable food and totally safe! When we walked in and the manager checked his sheet, he said, “Two Celiacs, right?” In the corner of the menu it said, “Tell is if you’re celiac or just gluten free. We understand there’s a big difference.” We had a cheese plate appetizer with GF brioche and two wonderful Italian seafood entrees.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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A little pricey, and a small space. However the food was amazing, and the safe ensured it was a safe experience for someone with celiac disease.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I called and asked which items can be ordered gluten free. I would say 90% of the menu. We use Door Dash to get it delivered.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free substitutions and awesome gf bread service

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Did a really great job with cross contamination and customizing their menu. Amazing gluten-free bread service as well. Really above and beyond for Celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda. It is DELICIOUS with an awesome amount of GF options. They even have GF pasta so almost anything can be GF. Crab cakes are safe and are amazing. You can get a good brioche roll for $2. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Wonderful crab cakes !!! No fillers

Second time here. Just as good as the first !

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got crab cakes and salad. Husband got scallops. Very good. Service a little slow, but knowledgeable about gluten issues. Make reservations for sure, usually quite busy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the halibut and shared the gf crab pasta. Food was great! The staff assured me that the kitchen does really well with allergies - I did not get sick. You can order almost everything on the menu gf. Wonderful flavor and staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The crab cakes (GF) with aioli sauce - very good

The halibut (GF) with pesto sauce - better than the Crab Cakes

Bread (GF) was a nice opener

Service team will work with GF needs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The food was great! Staff seemed knowledgeable and were very helpful. They did say they don't always gf pasta and we happened to get the last serving of it so keep that in mind if what you're craving is pasta. I'm pretty sensitive to CC and didn't get sick so we will definitely be back!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am a celiac and have been to numerous very nice restaurants on dates with my wife, but this is the first one that I don't feel guilty spending the money because we truly feel the food is worth it. We come to Bethesda for NIH once a year and a visit to Chef Tony's is an important part of the trip.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Food is great, but lack attention to detail regarding GF, and service is really slow. Still have flour bread on table after saying I was GF to three people, and the GF bread was never brought. Waited about 20 minutes before order was taken on a Wednesday night, so obviously there are staffing issues. Overall friendly place, I'd recommend it, but expect a very slow experience.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great food. Great variety. Great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Came here with my father and had an amazing dinner, I'm gf and df and had an angry orchard, oysters, and fish filet over vegetable medley with olive tapenade it was AMAZING I ate every bite!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free. Chef Tony and staff are quite knowledgable about gluten-free food and cross contamination. Live the freshness, variety and presentation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Pretty much no matter what we asked if it could be made gluten free, he said, "we can make it happen." And they did. Filet mignon satay was delicious. Also has the scallops, monkfish, and caprese. Everything was so wonderful, and our waiter was very knowledgable and super nice. Would be back tonight if we were staying!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitstaff was amazing and they knew not just about gluten, but also about cheese and wine and everything they offered. It was great food and I didn't feel deprived at all not having gluten. For those who like crab cakes, they make a crab cake that doesn't have filler. It was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options, knowledgeable staff, Amazing desserts, and well priced. Great place! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgable staff and delicious food! Pretty much anything can be made gluten free. I will definitely be returning.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good GF options. All pastas are boiled separately and waiters are knowledgeable.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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i've eaten here now 3-4 times and always had a great experience. the staff is well trained on which items are gluten free, and the restaurant itself is very GF friendly. food is really good too!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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