Commissary DC
Commissary DC

Commissary DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.commissarydc.com/
  • Phone: 2022990018
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 4pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 5pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Tenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Andy Phan for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Andy Phan 2026179869
  • Special Events: Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 14th & 15th
  • Public Transit: From Dupont Circle: Walk 5 blocks east on P St. Commissary in on P St. between 15h and 14th.

    From U Street/Cardozo: Walk 6 blocks south on 13th St. Take a right and walk one and a half blocks west on P St. Commissary is on P St. between 14th and 15th.

    From McPherson Sqaure: Walk 7 blocks north on 14th St. Take a left on P St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 15th & Massachusetts, southwest corner: Monday to Friday, 6 am – 12 am. Closed weekends. $12; 1 Thomas Circle (on M Street): Monday to Friday, 7 am – 8 pm. Closed weekends. $13; Holiday Inn on Thomas Circle: 24 hours, 7 days. $13; Colonial Parking: P St. btwn 14th & 15th next to Lululemon. Washington Plaza – 14th and M Streets
A word from Commissary DC
Commissary is a very casual cafe, lounge, liquor, beer and wine bar as well as a coffeehouse and smoothie bar. We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks and a huge selection of desserts. We have a lounge area, outside cafe, strong take-out presence and free wi-fi. We offer a diverse, simple and inexpensive menu; from breakfast all day to Sandwiches, Salads and Pizza all day and night and a dinner selection that kicks in at 5 PM. Wheelchair and Handicap accessible. We accommodate most common food allergies. Happy Hour is available every day from 4-7 PM at the bar and lounge and weekdays on the patio from 4-6 PM.
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Commissary DC reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (32)great for brunch (29)great for outdoor dining (25)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (21)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)romantic (8)late-night find (7)special occasion (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful service
    Natasha
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Always a favorite place to meet with friends and colleagues and have some good conversation and comfort food. Oddly, this time the restaurant was out of ALL fish. Seemed strange. Settled for a burger, which was very good. Server was extremely cheerful and friendly and kept checking if everything was okay. Added a third party unexpectedly and was easily accommodated. Even got separate checks for all three of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service we had at Commisary was fantastic! Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. Tony was especially kind!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not quite the usual quality
    Natasha
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is one our favorite places to eat. This time was a bit disappointing, but not seriously. One order was wrong, the item was replaced, but the replacement wasn't quite cooked enough, probably in order to replace it quickly. The service was good, however, and the error was corrected with apologies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite casual hangout
    Natasha
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Whenever I want to get together with a friend or colleague for a casual catchup session for business or pleasure, I pick the Commissary and request a quieter corner table. The food is good comfort food, and the service is pleasant. Never feel rushed or encouraged to free up our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got a lot wrong
    Kiki
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I asked for no onions on my salad, it came with onions. My mother ordered a tomato and mozzarella pizza, it was really dry, more like white pizza. When my sister asked for her pork chop leftover to be packed to go without the side of spinach, which had way too much garlic, they packed the spinach too. Too loud for conversation. Not a good experience. We would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretzel Crusted Fried Ice Cream
    Bruncher
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was good, but they need to bring back the pretzel-crusted deep fried ice cream. The dessert menu isn't the same without it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good ol Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A good place when you can get in for a nice meal. Staff is extremely friendly, a nice change for the DC area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Loved so much we went back next day! However the next day my husband and I ordered the same thing. Smoked salmon and poached eggs on potato pancakes. I had one little piece of salmon and my husband had a piece so large it was folded over 3 or 4 times! I suppose I could have mentioned something but we were in a hurry as we had to get on the road for a 9 hr drive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    Foodie5
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I ate at Commissary with my parents when they were in town. It was pretty easy to get reservations on a weeknight, even for a larger group. The food was great (try the truffle popcorn!) and the atmosphere pleasant. I have been back a few times since for drinks and it has always been enjoyable, although the happy hour doesn't seem to have the best deals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late Lunch
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had to find a late lunch spot and many places were closed until 5pm. We've done breakfast here before, but this was just as delicious. The Reuben was wonderful - the smoked meat was the best aspect. We really enjoyed our experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serendipity
    MealMemories
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was going to Studio Theater and decided that Commissary DC was a convenient place for dinner. Neither my friend nor I had ever been there before. Everything that we ordered tasted very good, and the service could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We both agreed that this more than a good place to eat before going to Studio. It is definitely a place that we want to come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old favorite
    lamiamini
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I recently had a perfectly cooked pork tenderloin, and my dinner companion said the hamburger was one of the best. I've been stopping at Commissary for years, usually at breakfast for the best pancakes in DC. Food is farm fresh and the service attentive. The family and neighborhood atmosphere are welcoming, even at the bar. And it's the perfect place to stop for drinks/dessert/coffee to discuss the show at the Studio Theater.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sides are the attraction
    logancircleIan
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    While it can get loud and sometimes too dark, the side dishes and apps are quite good, while the entees are average. Do the kung pao string beans and mac and cheese or ptoato pancakes and skip the main dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed a group brunch for Father's Day and it seemed that the restaurant was set up very well to accommodate parties of 5 or more. Great food, fun atmosphere, and reasonable priced. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Join friends for dinner and drinks without breaking the bank!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Place
    Foodpal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I went to Commissary DC with a couple of friends this past weekend for lunch and had a great time. The ambiance and vibe was great! Although I was on a paleo diet, there were options on the menu that I could choose from without staying hungry or feeling guilty. My friends had the bison and lamb burgers and they claimed they were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food with good friends
    artjamacVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a great time. The waiter went above & beyond to accommodate. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a military commissary
    PointlessVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    In DC this marvel of consistency, brains, and panache makes it the head of its class. Our waiter was a Jonah hill wanna be, but more sincere and just a tad less funny. Only thing: "seriously get a happy hour". Duh You haven't had one for the five times we have been their. It's irritating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I ordered the veggies burger and it was one of the best I have had. All of their burgers and sandwiches looked delicious so it made deciding hard!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun neighborhood
    StratteryVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Good selection to choose from, great food, fun neighborhood, really enjoyed the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly, accommodating staff
    AllyOT
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I met an old friend I'd not seen in ages at Commissary for lunch. The staff was friendly and patient with us, even as we took 15 minutes must to catch up before even looking at menus! My veggie burger was delicious, and a much larger portion than I normally see. Really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the Commissary DC reviews archive.
  • Nice, pleasant restaurant
    homerandflanders
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Pretty good place, in a great location. The food is much better than at some of the more expensive restaurants on 14th Street. The chicken quesadilla appetizer was delicious, with terrific, juicy chicken. Recommend asking for extra guacamole and sour cream. The flank steak is delicious too. The buffalo chicken salad was pretty bland. THe water comes in a big wine bottle, which is nice since you can pour it yourself. Set-up is a bit weird with a bunch of couches in the middle for lounging. OVerall, I highly recommend Commissary over some of more famous neighbors on 14th.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, priced fairly
    Dave
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had a nice meal with a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. All liked their food but the chicken salad BLT sandwich was too salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, outdoor, people-watching
    FriendOfGilbert
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great place to find inventive food, a nice outdoor terrace (not scenic, but on an energetic streetscape across from Whole Foods.) Great place to watch hipsters and young professionals.... I'd go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    FedGovEngineer
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our waitress' service was great! She took care of us at all time, didnThe burger salad was good but I expected a little bit more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    MikeDCVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I have been here a number of times. Never been let down. Food is always fresh and really good. Service always does a great job.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All the basics
    areader
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    All the basics -- burgers, fries, fried chicken, etc. A little too dark.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and comfortable
    Eagleeye
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Our waitress was great, the drinks were interesting and tasty, and the entrees were good ("comfort" food made of good ingredients but not exotic or unique). The tortilla chips and dessert were bright spots.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!
    AshB
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Very good food at a great price. The people are friendly and the happy hour is excellent! My friends and I went on Easter Sunday and it was quiet and open for business. Most people were sitting outside while we opted for coolness of the inside. We practically had the place to ourselves. We had a party of 7 and they accomodated us with no problems and split all of our checks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch fun!
    artjamacVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    8 of us attended brunch together. I had chorizo benedict and my partner had frittata. We enjoyed our brunch with mimosa and bloody mary. My entree was good though the bread was tough to chew. I'll definitely go here again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK but no cigar
    PCatVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went to Commissary specifically for their Passover meal promotion. Only after we got there, did we learn that the promotion had ended -- even though we were still within the time frame. Since we were already there, we stayed. The fried chicken would have been very nice, had it been seasoned and had they left off the strange red sauce. The waiter boxed up our leftovers and then gave me someone else's sandwich to take home, which was a bit disconcerting to say the least. I don't think I will go back.
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  • Reliable neighborhood hangout
    Natasha
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I was meeting an old friend for an early dinner, and the Commissary offered a relaxed atmosphere in which to catch up on old times. We were eating light, so I did not get to order the more substantial comfort food favorites I usually enjoy with friends. This does not apply to this visit, but it has become increasingly impossible to book midday brunch reservations on the weekends. We have tried weeks in advance, and we cannot seem to find any openings.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Commisary great from aps to desser
    georgemand
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Jack our waiter was fantastic. Very attentive and knowledgable without hovering. Everything was superb from our small dish to dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Varied menu, decent beer and wine
    Woodman
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Went there with a vegetarian son, his vegan girlfriend, and my wife. Something was available for everyone. It gives a quasi-upscale pub type of feel, with the seating centered around the bar along with the decor. Outdoor seating is available (unheated). The waiter was efficient and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Nico
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our server was outstanding. He didn't rush us but made sure we got to the theater on time. Great before-the-show spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It was our first time here. We had a reservation and were seated immediately in a cozy corner. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The burgers and mac & Cheese were great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DC Foodie
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Seated immediately with reservations. First time dinning here. Love sister restaurant - Logan Tavern and wanted to try Commissary. Warm and inviting ambiance. The server was professional, attentive and offered great suggestions for drinks to accompany dinner. He honored our requests given some time constraint. The food was fresh, appealing presentation and was so tasty. I had the veggie burger, which was the best I have ever had. My friend had the patty melt and reported it to be the most memorable patty melt he had ever eaten. Save room for dessert! The chocolate-peanut butter mousse pie is heavenly, as well as the granny smith apple and pecan crisp with ice cream! The espresso was ok - not much flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot
    PaleGail
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Found this place on Open Table and the menu looked great, so I gave it a shot. Totally worth the trip! Next time I hit DC, going back! Nice menu that doesn't require a degree to figure out, beer and wine selections varied enough for all. Located conveniently within a neighborhood as well as convenient for travelers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at good prices
    TNrkitectVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Commissary DC serves up good, well presented food at reasonable prices. The fish and chips are not heavy, the hummus plate is excellent, and the desserts are sinful. You may need to ask regarding spice levels if you are spicy food intolerant as the menus make no mention of the heat levels that may be present.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Lace
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My boyfriend and I came in for an early dinner - both of us are vegan and I have some foods I can't currently consume. I asked lots of questions - which the server was able to answer with poise and to ensure satisfaction he even asked me to clarify if my avoidance was an allergy and then made appropriate changes to our dishes to accommodate that. In addition when I had called earlier in the day the person who took my call was happy to run through ingredient lists with me for different items. Thanks you for your diligence and service!
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    • Noise LevelModerate