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About Commissary DC

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.

1443 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Between 14th & 15th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 299-0018

Website:
http://www.commissarydc.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Victor Garcia

Private Party Facilities:
Commissary can accommodate groups both large and small for cocktail hours, buffet dinners or seated affairs.

Private Party Contact:
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com

Commissary DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (16)
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Great for Brunch (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Vegan (7)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the commissary. A little above average service. Great atmosphere, very relaxed but clean and fun decor. Food was phenomenal; so fresh, not overly seasoned or fancy, just great quality. Seasonal drink menu was fun and really yum. Also had a really good beer menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrific service and great food at a good price. Best wait staff in DC. Natalie was our server and because of her we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was too salty. Service very slow. Told waiter we were on time deadline. Didn’t help. Didn’t have time to eat dessert even tho it was paid for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The dinner for two tasting menu was a great deal. Got to enjoy great appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Really good service. We'll be back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

pretty darn tasty healthy options and cocktails. nice variety on menu. i enjoy dining here often.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff was great and very accommodating of our group which went from 7 to 11 people very last minute. Much appreciated!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to the Britney Spears inspired brunch. The decor was OK, but the employee costumes were worth the visit. For a place that is so well known for their brunch, I expected to be impressed by their food. I was not. The food was mediocre at best, and the specialty beignets we ordered had a large piece of place in it. Being in the industry myself, I didn't make a big deal of it, but after showing the server, a manager didn't even stop by to check in. All in all it was a pretty bad experience. I hope that this was an isolated situation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came for my birthday and the Britney Spear theme brunch and had a great time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I always enjoy the Commissary. The food is great and the service was excellent. Our server Sarah was very responsive and check in on us often despite being busy. It's reasonably priced and not too loud. I'll be back.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good and of excellent value. Our server was great, attentive and yet not intrusive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good, short rib special very nice and good value; pizzas were great. Good selection of whiskey, beer. Sam the Server was terrific. Definitely recommend for a casual night out; friends/family get together.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great and professional service. Good verity of dishes to choose from. We hade good breakfast

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, great service. The curry is fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The kitchen had an off night. Flatbread pizza was soft and over cheesy; the lettuce wraps with chicken also had an odd taste; the brussel sprout appetizer always a hit but over sauced. Not sure what happened. This is our go to before Studio Theatre.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Happy Hour is only at the bar/lounge area. Too much food. Wait staff described much smaller portions than actual. In reality, they were very large servings, especially the pizza. Brussels Sprouts were DELICIOUS!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The locals eat here...nuff said Go there and enjoy

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I always loved going to Commissary but had been able to get there for almost two years. It was like going home, so comfortable and welcoming. Staff is very friendly. Server Delaney especially cheerful. We just missed the 4pm deadline for getting all day breakfast but had a delicious burger with fries and the chicken walnut cranberry salad sandwich with sweet potato fries. Really good. Most important is that one never feels rushed there which means it's a great place to visit with friends and catch up on everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food, including gluten free. Lovely wait staff.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have been going to Commissary for many years now. Sadly, the quality of food has not been the greatest lately. This past Sunday I ordered an egg and cheese muffin sandwich. The muffin was hard, and outside of egg beyond overcooked. My friend had the gluten-free vegan pancakes. They were overcooked as well to the point where we joked these could be used as saucers. This spot is a nice location while offering options for those with restrictive diets, and affordable prices. Hopefully this experience was a one-time thing :).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I chose this spot for a Bridal Luncheon. It met all expectations and more. Bret was an awesome waiter

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Brunch was pretty good! I enjoy coming here because it's easy and not too expensive. It's a comfy place to sit and hang out for a while. I got lox and bagel and it was the saddest bit of lox I've ever eaten. Barely had enough for an open faced bagel. I ordered a side of scrambled eggs and they were overcooked and dry. I still ate it all and enjoyed it.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was not bad but portions were small. If I was in the area I'd eat there again but not a place to go out of ones way for.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was my first time in DC. We chose the Commissary on our first night. They had many vegan and vegetarian options. Sit near the middle on the wall, you have a great view and the energy was better. The kale, mashed potatoes and fried chicken were delish. I also so many folks ordering steak so I imagine it must be good there. The guacamole and salsa are divine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in DC - reasonably priced and plenty of room for big groups. The staff are friendly and understanding. Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have been there several times, have enjoyed in the past. Good seems to have become less than average, at least my plate. Scrambled eggs not scrambled, more like a small omelet folded over a few times and cool. Chicken sausage hard and cool. Coffee also cool and almost cold. Seems as if everything sat for some time before brought out. Service okay and not stellar. As I said, have been several times. Breakfast for two was $54...I expect better and won’t return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a lovely experience as always at Commissary. You have to do an open table or reservation here or else you probably won’t get in! The Brussel sprouts, lettuce wraps, and chicken nachos are incredible. We also love the burgers and pizzas. The noise level is medium, and the lighting is dim- -but this is our preferred style. Our server Olivia was incredible! She is so friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drink menu. We look forward to having her serve us again.

Xo @EatsandBeatsDC
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Highly recommend as a must eat place. My husband and I enjoyed the walk from the Metro station. It was worth it. Yummy and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and even better service! They have a dinner deal for two that is more than enough food (two appetizers, two meals, and a dessert) for $52. We went for dinner and are eager to go back for brunch. I highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed a good meal and very attentive service at Commisary before we went to see a show at the Studio Theater.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was delicious- love the variety on the menu. The service was fantastic! Great for a big group.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The chicken and cranberry salad had a very pungent taste but the Mac and cheese was delish.

Suggest that you stick Rose’s lime juice for gimlets rather than real limes. Not as sour with Rose’s.

Nice neighborhood vibe!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food for a reasonable price, nice ambiance and good and friendly service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food; awesome service and cute fun funky atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and return for another visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love that they have actual good options for everyone -- vegan, gluten free, etc. environment is great, service is good. Olivia was our server and she was fab!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Slow service - staff busy chatting to each other rather than service customers.
Long delay from order to drinks arriving (other tables ordered same drinks after us and received them earlier). No chance to order further drInks later in meal as server did not return.
Meat ordered med-rare, delivered well done, but due to long delay in receiving food did not send back. Appeared they forgot to put order for mains through as had to rask about them and still took further 20mins.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good food, decent serving. Tables were rather close together so it was not that private. Overall great experience.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place for a comfortable dinner. We go here whenever we are in town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ate outside. Good people watching. Interesting variety of food at reasonable price. Well prepared and attractive, veg compatible. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had two extra ppl and they went out of their way to arrange the seatings with our any problems and the waitress n waiter were awesome. Food was great

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sunday Brunch is wonderful! Our server Sam was very attentive and fabulous! Entrees were great! This is our go to place for Brunch or Lunch. I’ll be back to try Dinner :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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