Wait staff very personable
Wait staff very personable and attentive. Food good altho menu somewhat limited in choices. Parking awful.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food, noise level
Very good food, noise level made it difficult to hear table conversation.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went with a group of girlfriends
I went with a group of girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. The food was really good and the service too. I would go again.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner
We had a wonderful dinner here. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our meals very much. I had a scallop dish on special that was wonderful-- I hope they put it on the regular menu! We will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Smith Commons has consistently
Smith Commons has consistently good service from waiters and bar staff. The food has been consistently yummy as well. My only issue is that generally, the host/hostess stand up front is understaffed and when they are staffed are not extremely welcoming or enthusiastic. For being the first point of contact, I would expect higher standards for their host/hostess staff.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
busy place with great cocktails
busy place with great cocktails and wine list. seafood pasta and lamb both very good.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Smith Commons is one of my
Smith Commons is one of my favorite spots on H Street NE for dinner - the short ribs & scallops are awesome, and great drink menu as well - I'm partial to the Christiansted. I'd never been for brunch before, though, and was happy to find it's just as good during the daylight hours! The challah bread French toast is legit challah bread as opposed to just thick toast, which a lot of places seem to try to pass off. The Sunday I went was also not overly crowded, and service was great!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, trendy, good food
We were looking for a place in the Atlas district close to the beer garden. Smith Commons fit the bill -- good food, not too expensive. Good atmosphere -- modern decor, lively feel. Decent wine list and beer list. I had the seafood fettucini. Solid dish, and the cream sauce was light. It wasn't overly large. My wife had the scallops, also good. Overall, I would go there again, but I'm not in a huge rush.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting options for Brunch
So we didn't really need a reservation for brunch. We sat on the 2nd level which turned out to be empty. But the downstairs was warmer on this hot day and much noisier. I had shrimp & grits with guacamole and pomegranate seeds. My girlfriend had the "63 degree eggs" (between poached and over easy) Benedict.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for brunch with a group of six. The food was all delicious, and we had a great time.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We would never have found this restaurant if we weren't going to the Atlas Theater a block away. Somewhat limited menu, but the offerings were terrific. Unusual spices and combinations of ingredients, with a very helpful server whose explanations and recommendations were on point, None of us went wrong with our orders. Lamb chops were the best of the the main course entres, but you won't go wrong with anything you order..
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
tables (half booths) are too
tables (half booths) are too close together. my dining companions from out of town really enjoyed it
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beer selection sets this bar apart from the rest. Most servers know what they are talking about - Especially Andy - he can guide you to exactly what will satisfy your thirst.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right in my Neigborhood!
What a great walk to such fine dining. Both the presentation and the food were fantastic. Attractive to all age groups because of the happening bar scene and the back dining room. Will definitey take out-of-town visitors there.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring your friends
I had 10 people their for a shared birthday dinner. The place had great energy with good food. I'd highly recommend it.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Middle Age People Enjoy a Hip Venue
We were looking for a change of scenery from the suburbs. The food was good, the neighborhood is in transition, and the people watching was great. These old folks had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but very LOUD.
Great food but noise level is comparable to dining on a jet runway.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smith Commons "enjoyable brunch"
Had a very enjoyable brunch at Smith Commons on H Street on Sunday.
food was good, the Hanger Steak looked great and got a good review,
Waffles and Chicken were a hit as was the French Toast.
We had excellent service and the hostess even wished me a happy birthday on the way out.
I would return.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Good Food
Just ate there for the second time this Saturday night -- it was great! The menu is interesting, the staff was attentive and the food was delicious. There was a vibrant atmosphere without being too noisy.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the service and food
Both the service and food were great. Went for restaurant week, but felt some of the options didn't seem like you were getting the best deal for the $35- 3 course selection; however everything I ate was excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
We were very happy with it. Even the waiter in training shadowing our waitress was an excellent addition to our night. We would both happily return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, classic atmosphere
This was our second time here. We went during Restaurant Week, with family from out of town. Pros: seared tuna was excellent; special price on bottle of wine was nice touch; atmosphere was very good, as before. Cons: buns on the burgers were jalapeno buns (I would love it, but our guests didn't, and there were no other buns available); overall, bread offerings were sub-par; a loud group of a dozen guys was seated in the middle of the restaurant -- next time, try to seat groups over to the side?
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in H street. Try the sous vide duck and ravioli amazing flavor. Very friendly service too only complain can't have a conversation it's too loud.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to Atlas - we chose this for a pre-show brunch. The hostess was great - and set up a table for us off to the side. While waiting for our 3rd person, we took a seat at the bar (great bartender) & ordered a hefeweizen and Felicity Watermelon Smith (Ambhar Tequila Reposado, Lime Juice, Ginger Syrup, Watermelon, Basil Leaves, Club Soda) [they were out of basil]. For food: Smith Biscuits (Bacon, Gravy, Sriracha Sauce), 63º Eggs Benedict (Serrano Ham, Orange Hollandaise), & Shrimp & Grits (Avocado, Sundried Tomato, Pomegranate). All dishes were perfect. The only complaint - the space is overwhelmingly noisy. It has a cavernous echo and a number of badly behaved patrons who seem to think this is their place to just let it all hang out.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here at smith commons. Had a great time very creative and fun to eat food. Great atmosphere defiantly going back. Love their beer selection.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Wonderful Service/Drink
Ok.. I fell in love with this spot after my first visit this year for happy hour. Great ambiance, not too noisey, unique drinks and tasty food. They delivered again on my visit with coworkers for happy hour. The service is always outstanding and the setting is perfect for a small group without the crowded feel and if you are not looking to dance. Ambiance, Service and Drink Specials keep me returning and spreading the word. This is not your typical local neighborhood bar. Open Table reservations is also a nice convenience to quickly schedule friends/reservation in one transaction..
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would be nice if the tables had some sort of light, whether a candle or electronic candle
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, loud atmosphere
Smith Commons is known for their excellent food, beer selection and cocktails. On these levels, they do not disappoint. The special was a lobster ragu, which was far more generous on the lobster than expected for its $22 price; the duck breast was cooked a perfect medium rare and slathered in savory fixings. The only thing one should be warned of before coming is the noise level. This is not a quiet romantic spot; the room open and the dining area in close proximity to the downstairs bar, but they pump music over it all, causing everyone to have to talk very loudly or even yell to the people they are with. I think they could do without the music during dining hours, but this does not take away from the fact that their food is amazing.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend made this reservation for my birth day it was my fist time defiantly best food that I had in a long time. Try the lobster some thing it was on the special and lamb rack.Thank you smith common for great time.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the American Asian fusion type food. The presentation of the dishes is beautiful and the food is delicious.
First time I have tried coconut rice and I am addicted!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food. Presentation.....wow. When we got our food I don't wanna eat it because it's looks amazing. We felt like we are in fine dinning restaurant.
They better be improve their sarvice when we come next time.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great dinner. comfortable environment. server Hugo a little slow.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM