Commissary DC

4.6
1159 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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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My veggie plate was delicious! Not many DC restaurants offer this option, so if you're craving a veggie plate, make Commissary your next stop. Also, the Michael Scott quote on the menu warmed my heart.

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FG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, food and service. I will definitely go back on a date, special occasion or just because.
This was a really good choice.

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n
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Admittedly not from the area, so absolutely grain of salt this review. Perfectly fine spot for breakfast, catering to the younger crowds in the area. My partner loved his pancakes and the avocado toast had a lovely poached egg on it.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was okay. Left feeling hungry. Service was terrible.

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JB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and so was the service!

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w
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

the fried chicken was dry and the curry meatball ap didn't hit the mark. everything else was very good though (especially service)

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r
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside at prime time for dinner and split a meal with a friend. Server could not have been more gracious when, in many instances, splitting would prompt a dirty look. She was terrific. However, greeting by host was terrible ... no eye contact no smile no questions about inside outside or any other seating preference, just whispering to a server about us. I experience the very same greeting at Logan tavern and have come to expect and almost accept unprofessionalism at check in at both restaurants and don’t let it affect my rating.

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JF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food for a decent price.

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EC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Servers

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NG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Was happy to see table was already set up when I arrived ahead of time. Not sure if our server was new, but her sense of urgency just wasn’t there, she did no table maintenance at all, in fact the checks were dropped and no plates had been cleared. BUT she was very sweet and pleasant. I think a manager should have been more proactive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was lovely! So friendly and personable, love her!

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Commissary was a good find. We went there for a surprise party, and the staff were accommodating with our fluctuating schedule, even though they were super busy. Our waiter was very patient and friendly. We ordered several appetizers for the table, and they were all great, but I have to especially shout out the shrimp and the vegetable nachos. Both soooo yummy. The nachos are HUGE too. All our food came out together, even though we had a large party, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The one negative was some of the cocktails. Some of them were yummy (like the rose sangria) and some of them were just totally bleh (like the peach old fashioned, I think it was).

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KY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a go away/bday dinner. They were super accommodating and great overall.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My husband and I were very disappointed with our experience here. It turned out to be a neighbourhood hangout, sports bar. It was loud and the food was not a good value

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S
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my first time there. Really cool and relaxed ambiance. The portions were very generous and the server was extremely polite.

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EB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Commissary - per usual and our server Olivia was great! Commissary offers new American fare (everything from flatbread to burgers) with unique tastes and many vegetarian options. They just re-did the menu but still kept the classics and we’re loving the changes. More drink options were available - I got the Washington State Riesling and my boyfriend got the Great Lakes lager.

We like to get a bunch of appetizers and share everything because these are some of the best menu items. We got the Mumbo Wings, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Nachos with chicken... and usually we get the flash fried Brussels sprouts (they’re out of season right now). Great as always! Highly reccomended especially if you’re in the Logan Circle/East Dupont area.

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ER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I was sadly underwhelmed. The food was good, great location, nice ambiance. But all of that was ruined by the bad service. I made a reservation for 6 at 11 am for brunch and when we showed up on time they didn’t have space for 6 people. They gave our table to a group that showed up over an hour late and was only a party of four, they were still there after we left. We had to wait 20 mins for a 4 person table, and the table was empty when we came in, we were only waiting for them to write down the name of walk-in customers without reservations... When our food came out they just handed it to random people, not even listening to us saying it wasn’t ours. This was especially bad since we had a vegetarian in the group who unknowingly got someone else’s order that was similar to hers but with meet in it. Though they are bottomless they rarely come around to top off your drink. I do not recommend.

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AC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Commissary DC was a great place to have dinner with family and friends. The hostess was warm and accommodating as we wanted to sit outside but our reservations were for a table inside. Our waitress was personable, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was simple but delicious. We devoured the chicken nachos and the fish tacos were excellent. Summer drinks were on special and both my husband and I tried two of them which we both really liked. We were in town for a soccer tournament as feel luck we found Commissary. Saturday night was well spent.

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

While the food was okay and came out quickly, the service was unimpressive. Our waiter was completely disinterested and didn’t bother to even look at us while taking our order, then when we had finished, he brought us the bill without asking if we wanted coffee or dessert. I see others have said this as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The hummus platter was a meal in itself, and the breakfast tacos and crab benedict were both killer!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Took my girlfriend out for Birthday breakfast.

Service was excellent, food was delicious, and the prices were great compared to the other breakfast places we were looking at.

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AB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in a trendy part of DC. The vibe was a little too forced trendy and there was some interesting furniture choices (thankfully not for us), but overall a great experience

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PW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful night so we sat outside. The service and food were both very good.

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F
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Our waiter seem to be totally disinterested in serving us. The service was very slow and once our food arrived , he checked once to see how everything was. The fried chicken was so dry I get hardly swallow it and the sauce that came with it had so much horseradish in it, I thought my head would explode after the first bite. The waiter never came around to refill the water and as we were finishing the meal, he brought the check without asking if we wanted to have dessert or coffee.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Neat place, good vibe. Good drinks. Food not bad. Enjoyed ourselves.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We may have arrived at a bad time - had reservations for 6 people for lunch on a Friday, arrived on time, had to wait to be seated. Waited forever to be served. Food wasn't great - service inattentive. Even had difficulty getting the bill to pay. They were very busy. Appeared to be several graduation celebrations going on. Staff up for these types of days......

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MM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, delicious food, friendly service. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This past weekend we had some guest in from out of town and we wanted to take them to the Commissary for brunch. One of my friends is vegan and the cooks were able to accommodate her needs. Overall a very good experience and another reason why we keep coming back for brunch.

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GC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant was ok, not great but ok. Good food and decent service.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall I enjoy my time at this restaurant. Howver, this time I was disappointed because they did nothing special to celebrate my friend’s birthday even though I mentioned it in the RSVP and to the hostess in advance.

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AJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast

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H
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Great service with Natalie. Will definitely return on next trip to DC

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out on the front patio and was a great time - wonderful meal for 2 deal!

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GD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lots of quality gluten free options. Knowledgeable wait staff. Good sized portions

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic, food is amazing and so affordable

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AJ
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I felt this restaurant was OK for a neighborhood bar/restaurant. I had the lamb chops and they were decent, but very small quantity. The atmosphere there is nice for a dinner I would describe as maybe slightly above casual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - our waitress handled our large group so great

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere! Would highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was very enjoyable

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