Commissary DC

4.6
988 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fun
We are 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 3-7 PM at the bar and lounge and weekdays on the patio from 4-6 PM.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 5pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4pm - 10:00pm,Thursday-Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(202) 299-0018
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Garcia
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Private party facilities
Commissary can accommodate groups both large and small for cocktail hours, buffet dinners or seated affairs.
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Private party contact
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 14th & 15th
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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
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 988 People Are Saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding breakfast food. My only regret is we didn't try more food and drinks. The drinks were fantastic as well. The best kept secret in DC for brunch. Better than Founding Farmers.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Great service and food! We sat outside and it was a perfect summer's night out.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Seated on time. Waiter was amazing. Food was timely and delicious. Overall great experience for three generations of family

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PW
New England
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Great experience! The staff was very helpful with our large party and the food was amazing.

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FC
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent! Fun, great vibe, yummy food and pleasant staff. Would definitely return

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Our food was awesome. The server was great and we were so full by the time we left. The bill was reasonable as well. I can't wait to try their brunch!

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J
Denver
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Tried the mango mimosa and it was delicious! We had the breakfast quesadilla and pancake platter, everything was great! Also the staff was very friendly !

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Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Great food and quick service. Breakfast was filling but not overwhelming in portion size.

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Washington DC
3.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

I had read some reviews of this restaurant and they were leaning toward high praise. Unfortunately, I can not concur. I went to Commissary DC for the 4th of July brunch. First, I was put off by a phone call on the day before I went that the bill would drop in 90 minutes at which point I would have to leave. I had never heard of such a policy so I asked him to repeat himself. He did and I was thrown. Of course when I arrived with my guest I expected people falling out of the door after that threatening call. Well, that was not the case either upon arrival or upon leaving. Why the call ?????
The food was good but sparse. I was still hungry when I left. The service was good and the waitress was very nice. However, I don't think that I will be returning . Sorry, I wanted this to be a good outing.

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AB
3.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

The service was extremely slow. The food took forever to arrive despite the restaurant not being that busy.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Friends visiting Dc

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SS
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Great place! Sat outside and it was comfortable even in the 95 degree weather with all the umbrellas. Service was amazing and the food was great! Pretty good deal with the breakfast for 2. Would definitely recommend.

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l
Washington DC
1.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Horrible! Bird poo on the menu and table, waiter didn’t completely re-clean the table. Fish tacos still had paper cooked in the undercooked fish: totally inedible. Nice urban street ambience if you want to get a drink and people watch.

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TD
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We met some long-time out-of-state friends here for a casual dinner and had an enjoyable time. The food was very good and the service was excellent--attentive without being overbearing or annoying. The restaurant was a bit loud, but that comes with a lively place. Overall, a nice evening out.

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KL
Sacramento
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Our meals were great! The pattie melt was the best I’ve had! The fried chicken was outstanding! My cocktail, Shut Up And Dance, was fantastic! Our waiter, Blake (I believe), was wonderful! The restaurant was fun, cool, and in a great location for walking around afterward. I’d definitely recommend it!

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OT
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Awesome food and service.

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ER
New England
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

The food and service were very good. My only complaint is that we sat outside and the tables are practically on top of each other. You had to have other diners get up from their seats in order to squeeze into your own seat.... when the diner next to me got his food he was literally hitting me with his elbow when he ate.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Our server was fantastic!

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KT
Manchester
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We got to the Commissary early to have half a happy hour, my 2 replacement hips meant I couldn’t as you had to sit at high bar stools! The portions were too huge! You can take it all away?

Wouldn’t smaller portions be the answer...I was brought to not to waste served food!

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HP
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food (fish tacos were awesome so where the burgers). Our waitress, AJ, was very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere!

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BB
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

I love this place, it was one of my favorites when I lived in DC, and it was fun to take back a group of work colleagues for dinner and provide them with a great dining experience. The fried chicken is AMAZING, and all around everyone was considering going for lunch the next day! So happy that they are still as good as they used to be.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

The service was a little slow, but that may have been due to the size of our group. It’s also pretty loud in the restaurant.

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SS
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great, casual restaurant with a diverse menu. Brunch looked amazing too.

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WU
Jacksonville
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The staff was great, food was delicious, and prices were reasonable.

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D
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

We enjoyed the brunch atmosphere. However, our food was dry. My friend had the frittata, and I had gluten-free pancakes. The pancakes didn't have much flavor and were dry. The coffee was great, and it's a comfortable place to eat and catch up.

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Bagel box breakfast options were great. Servers were attentive and service was quick but not rushed. Overall great breakfast!

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WB
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

Stopped in for a late weekday brunch after the Capital's parade and it was perfect! Food and prices were very reasonable. It wasn't very crowded when we got there at 2 pm. Overall we had a relaxing brunch/lunch!

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Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

fun vibe and good food, but a bit loud for conversation and service was a tad slow during peak brunch hour.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Wonderful service and great food at unbeatable prices!

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JP
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We were a group of 13 students and one faculty member from the University of Southern California celebrating our final group day in DC. Commissary was a perfect spot to end because the food was excellent, the staff was friendly and attentive to every need, and the atmosphere was fun. They packed up leftovers very nicely. I will bring another group back next year!

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n
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

The chix in my salad was dry and tough. The food was just so-so. Maybe other dishes are better.

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5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Visited on Pride weekend, and also the deciding game of the Stanley Cup final. Commissary DC embraced both of these local interests--lots of Capitals fans and Pride revelers. Enthusiastic and welcoming atmosphere, great specials and original drinks. Dinner and dessert were delicious and ample, at a reasonable price. And the service was friendly and excellent. I brought a friend and we both had a great time. This place is a real asset to the DuPont Circle neighborhood. Highly recommended!

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R
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Great burgers! Built to order!

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R
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

Great burgers! Comfortable to have dinner alone when on the road.

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JC
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Few places are able to strike the right balance between all the elements that make a restaurant a standout: food quality, value, service, and atmosphere. This place crushes it and does so consistently. On this visit, Cameron and Samir behind the bar treated us with their usual warm hospitality and attentive service as they have for the many times I've visited previously. They've learned our tastes and preferences and have come to anticipate our requests. The team and management here are on point every time. The food is quality and flavorful. And the atmosphere keeps the whole experience warm and lively. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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ZS
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

The French toast was amazing! Service was excellent, and prices were reasonable.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

We were there for a pre-theater dinner. The food was delicious and the waiter and kitchen were very accommodating about our time crunch. Soft-shell crabs, mussels, shrimp risotto, and rhubarb salad were all excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was tasty, the decor was nice, the ambiance was lively, but not too loud, and the server was attentive and friendly. For the value, however, I think the prices are a bit high.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The vegan tofu burrito was a bit bland.

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Charlotte
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Cocktails were delicious and all food was great. Loved the quinoa salad with salmon. Our server was warm and welcoming. She made good recommendations and was efficient and patient with our rowdy group.

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