Commissary DC

4.6
1122 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - our waitress handled our large group so great

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere! Would highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was very enjoyable

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t
Amarillo
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very eclectic decor and vibe in this place. We were meeting friends that live in DC, here for dinner. They had never heard of the place but ventured out to the Logan Circle area to meet us ad we all enjoyed our dinner. Quality food, great service and creative cocktails. We would definitely eat here again.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and Natalie our server was so sweet! In town for a vacation and took our two little girls. Everyone was happy! Would definitely recommend

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CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, our waitress was very nice! The food was okay. Loved the decor.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, no wait time, seated promptly and food was delicious.

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p
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, tasty vegetarian options! Very much enjoyed the lively atmosphere and ambiance!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were around 5 minutes late due to DC traffic (left early but so it goes). The check in person was polite and seated us promptly. The noise level was high but lively. The atmosphere was rather dark but supported a friendly ambiance. My wife and I were visiting our son who is in college in DC. The menu was a nice mix of casual choices and a few higher level entrees. I went for the margherita pizza, my son had the burger and fries and my wife had a salad with salmon. For dessert my wife shared the peanut butter pie. I also ordered the house spicy margarita. The female server was friendly, and attentive while working quite a number of other tables. She did a very good job.
The food came out of the kitchen promptly and was served hot. My pizza was OK. The sauce had minimal seasoning and the crust was rather soft, not crispy. My son wolfed down his burger and fries (like most college kids). My wife said her salad and salmon was "good". The spicy margarita was quite enjoyable. It tasted fresh, not with a commercial pre-made mixer, and the heat was definitely present but not overwhelming for me. The peanut butter pie was excellent, cold, creamy and mixed with a chocolate slightly crunchy crust. Highly recommended. The price was very reasonable for DC. Overall, a positive experience.

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CD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The server was nice and was easy to talk to. Had the maple chicken and it was good, but the sides were a small portion. However, I had to wait a few minutes to get a table, even though there were plenty of tables open and I arrived on time.

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VA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back specifically for the Mac and cheese, and it was worth it!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and most of all our waitperson Natalie was all wonderful

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TR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was overall average but we got mediocre service even though there weren't many other diners mid week.

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s
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, great service and wonderful ambiance. my geoup had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the place

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My omelet was not runny but not overcooked and they accommodated my mom's request for extra crispy bacon and home fries. It was a fun, comfortable place for breakfast/brunch and we all enjoyed our food.

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DD
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place that is bustling with activity. Great food and drinks!

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our breakfast at the Commissary. Thankfully we made reservations! Everything was tasty and the service was prompt and friendly. Only caveat was the pricing. $12 for a slice of toast with a thin smear of cream cheese and 3 thin slices of salmon. If it came with a side of fruit like the B.E.L.T. the value would've been on par! Otherwise I'd be happy to eat there any time.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are the best I’ve had in a long time at any restaurant. I’ll be coming back again and have referred friends there for a private event.

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BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience!

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and drinks were great. We sat outside and it was beautiful. Service was perfect. The rose garden inside was cute but not anything more than pink flowers strung around.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- great experience.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside - it was great!

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was innovative and absolutely delicious. The fish tacos were the best we’ve ever had, the fish was perfect. Delaney, our server, was a delight! Perfect evening.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We waited 15 minutes just for drinks, and then another HOUR for food after ordering. When it arrived, the food was overcooked as if it had been sitting under a lamp for most of the hour we waited. The table to our right sent their food back. The table to our left had three diners and, when their three dishes came out, none of them were what they ordered. The food generally tasted fine, but you simply can't recover from that kind of bad service. We won't be back and I imagine the people sitting at the tables around us won't be back, either. Awful.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner for 2 deal was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the Brussel sprouts. We received great service and had great food.

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TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with excellent service! I would definitely return if I return to DC.

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KJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from NY-we did the couples tasting menu for two- great value! We had the shrimp and Brussels as appetizers and then for dinner did the maple brined fried chicken and short ribs. For dessert we did the carrot cake. The atmosphere was nice yet relaxed. Good food...probably not the most amazing for that for area but worth a stop!

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RS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Had an excellent Signature-Burger, perfectly done medium-rare! And the Cheescake and Carrotcake dessert was wonderful, so was our server Lucy :-) Go there and enjoy good american food, beers and a great and helpful staff!

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Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and exceptional service from Natalie, who balanced our meal while handling a table of 20 without missing a beat. When you dine here the Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts are a must, as are the Broulet Cheesecake and the Carrot Cake. Portions are generous and food quality superb. Bring a good appetite and prepare to take home leftovers!

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FG
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and Natalie was a terrific waitresses

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Hostess was not friendly. Waitress was not very attentive. I believe our table ran out of beverages several times. The food was very good. The restaurant is simply a bar masked as a restaurant.

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MK
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still a local gem after so many years. Great service and good price point for food and drinks.

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great, the only thing that would have made brunch better is a bottomless mimosa deal.

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Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Blake, was great and we loved the neighborhood! Food was good overall and the restaurant wasn't too noisy...we could still have a conversation with our friends across the table.

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SC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch & happy hour. Cozy seating & friendly staff.

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just down the block from Studio Theater. Was a little loud.

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JL
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made us feel very welcome. Everybody seemed so pleased to serve us. We will be back!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff and chef were very attentive of the dietary concerns of my friend with celiac’s disease. On top of that, the food was served quickly and tasted delicious!

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan our waiter was amazing. It was my wife's birthday and without asking he got her a drink on the house. Would definitely come back next time in town. 5 stars.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I came here for a fun Monday brunch on Presidents’ Day. I was running a little late and called ahead to let them know and the staff was really accommodating. We had a slight “oops” when the mimosas tipped off the tray on one of my friends while the waitress was trying to serve them. Other than that it was a really enjoyable brunch, friendly staff and nice restaurant as a whole.

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