We recently flew to Washington DC thru Dulles Airport. We needed to catch a bite as we wouldn’t have dinner until later that evening. We didn’t have a car and would go straight to our hotel. That meant we either had to eat at the hotel restaurant, which was a Houlihans, or we could grab a bite at the airport. I pulled up the Priority Pass app and checked Dulles Airport. I saw a Priority Pass-eligible restaurant in the terminal and since we weren’t checking bags, we could stop after our flight.
Chef Geoff’s is a branch of the popular Washington DC restaurants. It’s more of a location inspired by their main locations, but with changes to make the concept work in an airport setting.
The restaurant is located in the C Terminal near gate C-14. It’s right next to where you enter/exit the AeroTrain.
As we approached the service stand, I noticed a table card showing that the location does accept Priority Pass members. Each guest receives a $28 credit toward their meal. However, remember that Priority Pass memberships obtained through American Express and Capital One cards do NOT include restaurants. I used our card from the Citi Prestige, but I could have also used the one from the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
We were quickly shown to our table. The lunchtime menu mainly consisted of salads, sandwiches and wraps. We were looking for something to hold us over for a few hours so this was perfect. We started with a few pints of beer to toast our mini-vacation. I had the Chef Geoff’s IPA which was suitable and Sharon got a Bud Light, which was a Bud Light.
For our lunches, Sharon ordered Fish Tacos.
I ordered the Salmon Club because that sounded healthy.
I can’t say that I’ve ever had fried salmon before. It was a bold interpretation of a club sandwich since it was served on a pita and impossible to eat as a sandwich.
The total for the 2 meals came out to $62.
After subtracting the $56 credit, our bill ended up being $6.31 plus tip.
Chef Geoff’s at Dulles Airport was a place that suited a need. We were hungry and it was there. We might have hit it at an off time, as the restaurant is included on Food Network’s list of the nation’s best airport restaurants, including One Flew South, Tortas Frontera and Blue Smoke.
This is only the second time we’ve used the Priority Pass restaurant benefit. I can see how it can be great if you fly from an airport with one of these locations frequently, but it’s hit or miss if we get to visit one.
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This place is consistent. It always sucks. I won’t eat there for free.