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Commissary DC
Commissary DC

Commissary DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.commissarydc.com
  • Email: commissary@eatwelldc.com
  • Phone: (202) 299-0018
  • 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 (202) 617-9869
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Jack our waiter was fantastic. Very attentive and knowledgable without hovering. Everything was superb from our small dish to dessert and coffee."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our server was outstanding. He didn't rush us but made sure we got to the theater on time. Great before-the-show spot."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I live close to Commissary, and this place is definitely hit or miss. It is a GREAT location. P Street is cool, and fun, and just a nice place for a morning, mid-day, evening stroll. I would say in the past 4-5 months I have been 8+ times. Sometimes, servers are great and accommodating, food comes out hot and delicious. A few times, the servers forgot about my party of 2 and/or the food was cold, which is mainly an issue for me during breakfast when I want hot eggs and hash browns. Give it a try, if you do have an issue - the waitstaff is incredibly apologetic."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This restaurant isn't something to write home about. It's in the neighborhood but I would not necessarily seek it out otherwise."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Only issue was when the door opens, it can make the restaurant a bit cold and drafty. Otherwise a very enjoyable lunch"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great waitress, cold food. I have been living and working in the neighborhood since opening, ate here numerous times, love the place. This time had very good waitress, very good service, but the plate came almost cold. :/"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great first DC meal of our trip. Food was organic and filling. Service wasn't hopping, which was confusing since it wasn't packed, but we weren't put off by it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Commissary is a good place to eat. It offers a great range of food that, fit the needs of those watching and counting calories."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This was my second time at Commissary and I have to say the experience was great! The food is unique and delicious (you don't have to get small plates but they all looked great), the service is quick and the servers attentive, and I just love the ambiance. Literally nothing bad to say about it."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A quick stop in to watch the beginning of the Oscars and grab drinks and a bite. The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed with the full booking of the event and some were a little acerbic when requests were made. The vegetables were undercooked (difficult to bite into), but otherwise everything tasted wonderful. It was a decent evening, but it definitely felt as if they were not as prepared for the event as they could have been..."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I loved Commissary before...but now I'm head over heels. I moved to the neighborhood last year and every time I have been to this gem, the service is impeccable, the ambiance is a perfect combo of trendy and casual, and the food is delicious. Huge portions for normal prices. I just couldnt ask for more. For the Oscar's Party - I made reservations for 10 and the staff was incredibly patient and welcoming as the party number fluctuated at least 5 times, including once after we'd already arrived. they never got flustered and treated us like we were the most important VIPs on the list. We had an amazing evening, as expected! ps. also an excellent spot to read/do work on the weekend afternoons."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was a great choice for brunch when we had family (with their three kids) in town. Great service, good prices, and a fun/different kids menu. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant because I wanted a quick meal before the theater and wasn't looking for anything fancy. My salmon and vegetables were surprisingly good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Good food at a very welcoming neighborhood spot. We ate there before going on to The Studio and it worked perfectly for us. Wait staff was very solicitous and friendly."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "nice menu.. mom and dad were visiting and this is where we went. very friendly server, food was good. just had burgers and quesadilla."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I love the food at Commissary and I go there for brunch once or twice a month so I wanted to take my family there when they visited me last weekend. They had only blocked out a 1.5 hour block for our brunch reservation and the manager came over and told us we needed to vacate the table for the next party. I thought that this reflected poor planning on the part of the restaurant and I would not recommend this restaurant for any large reservations. The food is excellent and I will probably keep going back but I definitely won't be making reservations for any group over 4."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Commissary DC is like Founding Farmers without the long waits. I had dinner there with friends. We arrived half and hour before our reservation and they were able to seat us immediately. I don't think that's the norm, but it was a snowy cold night. The ambiance is nice with those 1930's-looking incandescent bulbs hanging from the ceiling. There was a cute lounge area with comfy chairs just inside the door between the bar and dinner tables. Our server, Enoch, was honest with meal suggestions and just the right level of attentive. I had a yummy bison burger. The dessert special was a TO DIE FOR salted caramel pudding that I had dreams about later. So delicious. Check this spot out next time you're in Logan Circle - I know I'll be back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We tried Commissary because our usual choice, sister-restaurant Logan Tavern was not available. Turns out Commissary provides an equally positive experience. The menu has great variety and executes it all well, from vegan lentil soup to penne with cream sauce and bacon. The wine list is surprisingly good and very well-priced. Unfortunately the wine is not properly stored which damages otherwise excellent reds. They offer wine by the glass and glass-and-a-half as well as by the bottle. Our waiter was terrific, way above the usual wait-staff in typical pubs. We had no problem getting and enjoying our food with plenty of time before our excellent show at Studio ("Tribes" - highly recommended). Very good and convenient choice."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I'm a carnivore but what I remember most are my vegs- amazing! Brussel heaven, including the kung pao brussels, regular brussels, edamame- was hard to choose. Popcorn was amazing with a little spice. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant for the first time with a mixed group of kids and adults including some with food allergies. Everyone had a great meal and the food and beer menu was varied and interesting ."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I would say all things considered this is just a so-so restaurant. Nothing particularly outstanding in any respect. Convenient to the Studio Theater. I will say it did not seem particularly clean."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "At the recommendation of a friend, I dined there while visiting DC. The food was delish and the service was great. We had issue that we complained about, and the manager could not have handled the situation better!! Will definitely revisit when back in town."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Getting together with family and friends at a spot that is eclectic is right up my alley. Food was good and priced just right. Bloody Mary was tasty and the waiter was great and attentive. We like it and will go back. Only thing is the lack of parking but it is across the street from Whole Foods, I understand."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and service. I recommend it for a warm place to hang out. The salmon was very good but portions are very small and suffer from too much creativity and not enough quality."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "The food was good...great place to go if you are into mussels. The kitchen messed up our order, but it got fixed. Some accommodation in the bill would have been nice, but no. The only negative really was the price of a glass of Malbec. $14.00. Even at Le Diplomat, a pricier restaurant the Malbec was $11 for a glass. Otherwise the place was fine, and we'd go back. Especially if we were looking for mussels, which is their specialty, and are fixed in about 8 different sauces. Yum."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Good food and good drinks, especially the seasonal variety, but my dessert was less than desired. I think they went across the street to Whole Food for the pumpkin pie."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I really enjoy trying new combinations of food and Commissary definitelydid not disappoint! Loved the Burger Salads and the Quinoa, Veggie, Black Bean burger. The Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Sauce were amaaazing. Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our server was on point. He suggested a great Brussels sprouts starter (which while I was not a fan, the table loved.) I find this to be one of the better values for money in the city. I am never disappointed, and I always have fun when there."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Wonderful place for breakfast/brunch. It's best to have reservations if you're going on Sunday around 9. The place fills up fast. Food and service is top notch!! This is one of our "must do's" when in DC."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Bubba was a terrific server for our group of 10. Loved him and loved the food. The Kung Pao brussel sprouts were a special hit."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Service was very poor. Our waiter had no personality, didn't offer anything to the experience, and didn't offer to take anything off our check despite two separate "spills" from his tray, one of which got cream on the side of my jacket. Combined with extremely bland and tasteless food (my daughter sent back her fish and chips; the fish was cardboard mush), I would not recomend this restaurant to my worst enemy. And with time to spare, we ordered coffee, thinking that could not be so bad, my decaf was ok, but my husband's regular was cold....waiter just took the cup away, and never said anything. Didn't even comp the coffee!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Commissary it is just few block away from my home, which makes me regular (a lot) there. Service is +10 in any way. Mario bartender, on the other hand is one of unique service provider. Even if you don’t him, come see him, you will love him. Also, even in seating area you’ll be able to enjoyed happy hours with amazing service. Thank you for great and warm welcoming any time."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "I came here on a date, and had a great time! It helps to have a reservation. Our waiter was great, and attentive. The food was delicious! I would definitely consider dining here again."
    Dined on 10/30/2013